This is a time of profound sadness for our school community as we come to terms with the tragic loss of our much loved and popular pupils Morgan Barnard and Connor Currie.
Morgan was an ambitious, charismatic young person with an abundance of potential studying Maths, Digital Technology, Business Studies and his absolute passion, Irish. He lifted the mood everywhere he went, everyone benefited from Morgan’s energetic, positive zest for life. It was contagious. His smile was bright and when Morgan was around, fun and laughter always followed.
Connor was a kind-hearted, loyal friend. Always willing to help others, courteous, mannerly and compassionate. He had a great sense of team spirit and his warm, caring nature endeared him to all and earned him much deserved respect.
Our school community will miss them both deeply. Our lives have been enriched by knowing them and they will always have a place in our hearts.
Our prayer service yesterday afternoon and the time afterwards was very important for those who were close to Connor and Morgan and for those who were close to the events of Sunday night. We have our school counsellor and the Critical Incident Team available for all our students over the coming days and weeks and months.
We remember, also, Lauren and our friends in St. Patrick’s College as they too try to come to terms with the grief, the disbelief and the devastation.
This is a terrible tragedy for the families and friends of Morgan, Connor and Lauren and we keep them in our thoughts and prayers at this time and in the difficult days ahead.
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha