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Foreword

               I am delighted to welcome you to Gorey Community School.  Here in Gorey Community School
               we aim for the highest standard in all areas of school life.  We aspire towards excellence and the
               creation of an environment where high expectations and mutual respect are encouraged.

               It was wonderful to see Gorey Community School placed at number eighteen in a league table
               compiled in recent years which evaluated the performance of all second level schools in the state.
               This excellent performance was further  enhanced  by  a number of our  Leaving Certificate
               students taking 1  place in Ireland in certain Higher Level subjects and many others receiving
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               scholarships in recognition of their outstanding Leaving Certificate results.

               In the past two years, Gorey Community School has received wonderful media coverage due to
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               the various  achievements; academic, sporting  and the arts; of our students.   In 2013, 5   year
               student Szymon Minias won the  National Texaco Art annual competition while 2012 saw
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               Olympic swimmer 6  year Darragh McDonald returning to Gorey Community School with his
               London Paralympics  Gold medal.  The 2013 Leaving Certificate results gained the  county of
               Wexford national recognition when Gorey Community School student Mark Berney achieved 9
               A1 higher level Leaving Certificate grades; the top Leaving Certificate results in the country.
               The 2013/2014 school  year also saw both our Junior and Senior  History  teams winning their
               national competitions.

               The holistic development of the person is a strong priority in Gorey Community School and our
               vast array of extra curricular activities supports this philosophy.  Many of our students have
               excelled in the area of Sports, Music, the Arts and Public Speaking.  Gorey Community School
               is a diverse  environment and every  year our  students leave to study Medicine, Teaching,
               Nursing, Hairdressing etc.

               Gorey Community School presents each student with the opportunity to achieve his/her potential
               and to have a fulfilling educational experience.

                                          Aims of Gorey Community School

               The school shall be established with the object of providing a comprehensive system of post
               primary education open to all the children of the community, combining introduction in
               academic and practical subjects, ongoing education and generally for the purpose of
               contributing towards the spiritual, moral, mental and physical well being and development of the
               said community.

               1. To help students reach their potential in all aspects of school life, practical, academic, creative
                  social, cultural and sporting.

               2. To deliver a broad, balanced curriculum in a structured learning Environment.

               3. To promote equity and justice in a caring and disciplined way.

               4. To develop in each student a sense of personal worth and a sensitivity to the needs of others.

               5. To foster a partnership between parents, teachers and students.

                6.To deliver a comprehensive programme of adult education.
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