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L.C. Examinations 2020

L.C. Examinations 2020

8th May 2020

Dear Rhetoric Parent(s),

It is unfortunate that the discussions regarding the Leaving Certificate are being played out in public prior to providing the schools with a detailed roadmap for how the LC will be assessed. As explained in this week's Newsletter, we only issue factual information confirmed by the Department of Education and the State Exams Commission.  As of yet, we have had no official communication from the Department of Education. As soon as we receive official confirmation of any alternative arrangements, we will notify all Rhetoric parents and students.

I fully appreciate your anxiety and as a Rhetoric parent myself, I share your desire for the exact details of any Leaving Certificate Exam alternative. Therefore, rather than deal with individual queries, please wait until we have confirmed details.  As I have said, as soon as we receive information from the Department of Education, Rhetoric students and their parents/guardians will be the first to receive this information.

The recent news evokes a mixture of emotions. However, I would ask you all to save a date, the afternoon of Friday 15th May. This is the date when we were due to hold the Rhetoric 2020 Graduation. We are marking this important occasion with an online assembly and you will receive the details of how to log in next week. All Rhetoric students are expected to be present. This is not to replace the actual graduation which will be celebrated in the college as soon as we possibly can.

Thank you for all the kind messages of support. As a parent I fully appreciate how difficult these times are for all Rhetoric students and be assured we have your child’s best interest at heart.

Yours sincerely,

Gerry Foley
Headmaster
Belvedere College S.J.

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