As you are aware, this year is a very special year for our country and our school.
Our school is unique in that we have a special place here in the Curragh Camp amongst the Defence Forces. Students here are used to hearing the names of the rebels and leaders of 1916's as they have grown up with them. The buildings surrounding our school are named after great leaders like Pearse and Connolly. These visionaries are therefore very much part of our identity here on the Curragh Camp.
As a school community, we have worked hard to plan for this occasion. Our vision began way back in August when teachers began thinking about how they could help their students shape this special day. All subjects contributed to our celebrations.
We would like to give special thanks to the Army for allowing us to use their wonderful facilities here in the gym. We would also like to thank Sergeant Investigator John Kearney from the Military Police who has been extremely helpful throughout this process. We would like to thank the army and the two primary schools here on the camp for providing us with various materials and equipment as well as a wonderful audience. Thanks to our principal, Miss Kearns, for her enthusiasm and support throughout this process. We would like to thank our talented Art teacher, Miss Brennan, for ordering all of the various art and craft materials needed and co-ordinating the whole school art piece. Finally, to all of the teachers, staff and students of the Curragh Post-Primary School who have worked around the clock, giving up evenings and free classes to help shape our visions and ideas. A special thanks to Miss Dalton and Miss Jones who co-ordinated the event and compiled this booklet.
We are, all of us, part of history.
More photos and a video are available in our Gallery.