Big increase in numbers at St Aidan’s

St Aidan’s High School, Derrylin, 

ST AIDAN’S High School Derrylin has started the new academic year on the right foot once more as 41 eager first years have passed through the school’s doors to begin the next chapter in their education. 
Despite facing closure in recent years, the school currently has their highest number of pupils enrolled with over 200 on the books for this year.
Principal Pat McTeggart is getting settled into the year ahead and is delighted to see the number of pupils attending the school expanding every September. 
“The start of the year has been busy but very rewarding. I am pleased to say that St. Aidan’s school enrolment is growing every year. This year we have 208 pupils on our rolls,” he told the Herald.   
After a worrying couple of years, in April 2015 the High School finally had its future secured when it was announced that St Aidan’s would be retained, gaining a huge sigh of relief from the local residents in the Derrylin area.
Since then student numbers at St Aidan’s have increased and the school remains very much at the heart of the community too as it is extensively used by a number of groups including the Fermanagh Senior Ladies football team. 
The principal believes that the school’s successes is down to the back bone of the school, the teachers and staff. 
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for their support and for putting their faith in us to educate their children. We look forward to the continued support of the community and we are confident that St. Aidan’s will continue to go from strength to strength. 
A strong emphasis is placed on the welfare of the children and we cater for the needs of all pupils both academic and vocational.”
Mr McTeggart added: “We believe the success of the school is down to hard work of staff supported by parents, Board of Governors and our very active Parent Teacher and Friends Association who play a key role in fundraising.”

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