St. Patrick's are delighted to welcome Orla Furney as a permanent member of staff, and she's very excited to be teaching 5th and 6th this year. Here's what she has to say:
‘My name is Orla Furney and I'm from Co. Wexford. I trained as a teacher in the Church of Ireland College of Education. I love animals and I am a huge sports fan. My favourite sport is athletics and I participated in this from an early age. I competed for Ireland at international level under 18, winning the 400m hurdles. I really look forward to starting in St. Patrick's N.S!’
We are also thrilled to have Katie Cooke teaching with us this year, while Ms. Waugh is absent on maternity leave. The Infants are in safe hands!
‘My name is Katie Cooke. Originally from Sandyford, I've been living in Shankill for just over a year now, and am really enjoying life by the sea - especially with all the opportunities it affords me to swim and kayak, two of my favourite pastimes! Other than that, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and love nothing more than relaxing with a good book. I've wanted to be a primary school teacher for as long as I can remember, and I'm delighted to be working with the Junior and Senior Infants in St Patrick's this year!’