6th Class Farewell

6th Class Farewell

6th Class are leaving St. Matthew’s and we’re really going to miss it! It has been a wonderful time for all of us. Here are the farewell statements we read during our graduation (a very emotional day!). We wish the rest of the school all the best as we move on to secondary school.

 

Adelaide

Next year I am going to Newpark Comprehensive School. I am looking forward to being in a new school and experiencing new things! I will miss everyone at St Matthew’s. The best things about St Matthew’s were Ice cream day, Hallowe’en and the teachers and the staff.

 

Anna

Next year I am going to St. Andrew’s College. I am looking forward to making new friends but I will miss my old ones. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s was all my class and all the staff.

 

Arlo

Next year I am going to St Andrew’s College. I am looking forward to getting older. I will miss my friends a lot. I loved Sports Day a lot!

 

Cameron

Next year I am going to Sandymount Park Educate Together. I am looking forward to making new friends. I will miss the school and all the people in it. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s is having a nice time while learning.

 

Clara

Next year I am going to Newpark. I am looking forward to the drama there and performing in a theatre! I will miss St. Matthew’s because it was amazing,alive,full of excitement, and of course, education! I made lifelong friends there; I hope to keep them.

 

Emmet

Next year I’m going to St Andrew’s. I’m going to miss everyone, especially my friends, who I hope I will stay in touch with. What I’m going to miss most is my friends and the easy homework.

 

Erin

Next year I’m going to St Andrew’s College. I’m really looking forward to going to my new school and meeting new people, but I’ll miss the fantastic times I’ve had here. Some of the best things about St Matthew’s were the friendly culture of the school and how supportive everyone was to me.

 

Evelyn

Next year I am going to St. Killian’s German School, I am looking forward to doing business class and having a locker! I will miss all of the great friendships I’ve made in the past 8 years. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s is all of the great teachers, staff and principal who make you laugh, learn, connect with your friends and obviously… get your class awesome trips. I will miss St Matthew’s.

 

Felix

Next year I am going to Sandymount Park Educate Together. I am looking forward to making friends. I will miss my friends at St. Matthew’s. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s is having fun and learning.

 

Gordon

I am going to NewparkComprehensive. I am really looking forward to meeting all the people. I will miss my friends from St. Matthew’s N.S. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s N.S is the people.

 

Henry

Next year I am going to St.Andrew’s. I am looking forward to new subjects and making friends. I will miss all my friends and the teachers. One of the best things about St.Matthew’s was all the special activities that St.Matthew’s did so well.

 

Hugh

Next year I am going to St. Andrew’s College. I am looking forward to making new friends. I will miss all the friends I have. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s was that the teachers always had a smile on their face.

 

Isabella

Next year I am going to Muckross Park College. I am looking forward to the lockers and the new environment/experience. I will miss the people, teachers, and over all St.Matthew’s as a whole. One of the best things about St.Matthew’s was all the events held for fun for everyone.

 

Jamie

I enjoyed going to this school and I hope I will remember it forever and that I will be remembered in turn. When I go to Newpark, I hope to start well there and hopefully make new friends because I will be back to square one for secondary school!

 

Jessica

Next year I am going to St. Andrew’s College. I am looking forward to learning new things. I will miss all my classmates and wonderful teachers. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s was how kind and accepting everyone is.

 

Joe

Next year I am going to St. Andrew’s. I am looking forward to making new friends and keeping my old ones. I will miss St. Matthew’s. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s is how everyone is so welcoming.

 

Josh

Next year I am going to Newpark. I am looking forward to making new friends. I will miss lots of people here at St. Matthew’s. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s is making good friends and the good memories we had.

 

Joshua

Next year I will be going St. Andrew’s College. I am looking forward to having lots of great friends and hope to keep in touch with old ones. I will miss all the staff, teachers, and, of course, Ms. Rousseau who has been a brilliant principal. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s was the staff being so kind and always chatting or saying hi to you when you walk past. The teachers are amazing no matter what class you are in. They will always be kind, encourage you and help you.

 

Klara

Next year I’m going to St. Andrew’s College, I am looking forward to getting a locker and making new friends. I will miss my class, the teachers and overall just the school. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s is all the different events.

 

Laura

Next year I am going to St. Andrew’s College. I am looking forward to the new subjects and opportunities and being more independent. I will miss the fun and the laughter in our class, the teachers, and my friends that are going to different schools. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s is how nice everyone is and how you always feel safe and happy. I am so, so lucky to have gone to St. Matthew’s.

 

Lucy

Next year I will be going to St. Andrew’s College. I am looking forward to making new friends and starting in a new school! I will miss my friends and classmates who are going to different schools and I will miss being the oldest in the school. Some of the best things about St. Matthew’s were 6th Class, the atmosphere/environment of the place and the wonderful students and staff!

 

Markus

Next year I’m going to St. Andrew’s College. I am looking forward to rugby in school. I will miss my friends and the staff. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s is that you know everyone.

 

Mila

Next year I am going to St. Michael’s. I am looking forward to Irish. I will miss my friends. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s is it’s really fun.

 

Nathan

I am going to Newpark. I am looking forward to making friends and learning in a different school. I will miss the school and the friends I made here.

 

Oisín

Next year I am going to Sandymount Park Educate Together. I am looking forward to making new friends. Some of the best things about St. Matthew’s were friends, the great times we had and all the subjects.

 

Oscar

Next year I am going to Newpark. I will miss everyone at St. Matthew’s. I am looking forward to the new experiences of secondary school. One of the best things of St. Matthew’s is you get to know everyone really well and it’s like a big family.

 

Peter

Next year I am going to St. Andrew’s. I am looking forward to making new friends. I will miss the teachers and staff. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s is that everyone is really friendly and supports you.

 

Pia

Next year I am going to St. Andrew’s College. I am looking forward to making new friends and learning new skills. I will miss my classmates and all the lovely teachers. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s was the friendliness everyone has!

 

Sarah-Beth

Next year I am going to St. Andrew’s College. I am looking forward to making new friends and experiencing a new chapter of my life. I will miss all my amazing friends and teachers.

 

Stefan

Next year I am going to Newpark. I am looking forward to having a locker. I will miss the teachers. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s is the trips.

 

Vid

I’m going to Newpark Comprehensive School. I will miss most of all my friends for always being there for me. One of the best things about St. Matthew’s was all the memories made along the way.

 

To finish, here is a poem that 6th Class wrote together. It has lots of advice for life – from us to the next classes coming through St. Matthew’s. Goodbye from 6th Class 2022!

 

If

A Collaborative Poem by the Class of 2022

 

If you can be yourself

And not stay with the crowd,

And reach for the stars

You’ll make everyone proud.

If you can be truthful, yet not harmful to others’ minds,

Then you can rightfully call yourself kind.

If you are struggling and want to yelp,

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

If you’re scared and worried, don’t stay down,

Turn that frown upside down.

Expect disappointment and you won’t be disappointed,

Die with memories, not with dreams.

If you can take every miscalculation

As a part of your education,

If you can not achieve,

But yet still try to believe,

If you can remember that the night

Is darkest before the dawn,

Then others around you will be wondering

How you got through times so forlorn.

If you can take the comments and all the pain,

Happiness will come and life won’t be plain.

If you have trust in your brothers,

You’ll have the ability to love others.

If you can fight with your friend and still be friends tomorrow,

You should trust and never keep your sorrow.

If others knock you down and pulverise you,

Get up, but then don’t knock them down, too.

Two wrongs don’t make a right,

So don’t fight!

If everyone is against you in town,

Stay true to who you are,

And if they ever try to get you down,

Remember, you’re a star.

If others push you down,

Don’t push them down too.

If you can be the kind of person

That can forgive the unforgivable,

If you can be the type of individual

That is charitable and hospitable,

If you can help the people around you,

And be nice and kind to friends and family too

If you protect others with a smile and a bright heart,

You’ll be reborn with a bright new start.

If you grow to live in fame,

Don’t forget from where you came.

When life gives you a friend,

Take hold of it until the very end!

If you ever feel like a lost pup,

Remember that when you fall the only way is up!

If something seems impossible, just give it a go,

It even says, “I’m possible!”

Didn’t you know?

If you can be you, no matter where,

And not let those memories you’ve created tear,

Then you’ll be the person in your dreams,

Laugh, smile, jump, beam!

 

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