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Academic Excellence and Warm, Welcoming Atmosphere evident at Nagle Rice Secondary School Open Day 2014
Parents and prospective first year students were warmly welcomed by Principal Bríd Lysaght on Tuesday 7th October. In her address, Miss Lysaght reminded those gathered stressed that the name “Nagle Rice” is a constant reminder of the legacy of two traditions of excellence in Doneraile – that of the Presentation Sisters and the Christian Brothers. In addressing the prospective parents and students at the beginning of the Open Day, she stressed how Nagle Rice is proud to offer a very wide range of subjects at both Junior cycle and at Senior Cycle, including Applied Maths and Agricultural Science, offered free of charge after school on Wednesday afternoon. Small class sizes with greater individual attention for each student is a considerable factor in the school’s academic successes, as shown in Nagle Rice’s excellent placement in the Irish Times League Tables over the past number of years.
The crowd was entertained by the very talented school choir and musicians. A very large number of students were involved in facilitating the displays along with the teachers for the Open Day – a testament to the pride that the staff have in their students, but also the pride the students have in their school. The warm, caring atmosphere between staff and students was commented on by many. Friendly and knowledgeable Student Tour Guides treated the visitors to an impressive and comprehensive tour of the school campus which was full of bustling activity. The prospective first years had the opportunity to take part in various competitions organised by the Business Department and Student Council, sample fresh baking in the Home Economics Department, as well as taking part in exciting experiments in the school’s three science labs, sampling artistic activities in the Art Department, and viewing a whole host of activities in the school's gym to name but a few of the activities on offer. Pausing to view the extensive Woodwork, Technical Graphics and IT departments, parents and children then had time to experience the peaceful, candlelit environment of the dedicated prayer room, and enjoy the funky, cosy and colourful "Friendship Room / Seomra Caidrimh" -
Sincere thanks to all those who attended the Open Day.