By tomorrow evening both our Leaving and Junior Cert students will have their first day of exams behind them. On behalf of myself, Mr O’Donoghue, all your teachers and staff at the school I wish each of you every best wish and success. All of you have worked hard and you should approach your exams with the mind-set that you will do the very best that you can.
No matter what, these exams inevitably bring a certain amount of stress and pressure. This is absolutely normal. Please remember that we genuinely want you to do your best and we will do anything that we can to help you out in the coming days. Just ask – we are well used to the exams but for you it may be only your first or second time sitting a state exam. No matter what you need I guarantee that we will be able to help – we have seen it all before.
So, get to bed early tonight, get up early in the morning, get a good breakfast and be at the school for 9am. And of course we all wish you the very best.
See you in the morning.