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St Patrick’s College, Maghera

Coláiste Naomh Pádraig, Machaire Rátha

Academic ExcellenceProud GAA traditionStrong Catholic EthosMusic, Drama and Performing Arts

John Paul II Award

On Tuesday 7, February, 2017 the diocese of Derry held their 10th Annual Pope John Paul II Award ceremony in the Millennium Forum, Derry City.  Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow, and Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry presented the Pope John Paul II Award to 428 young people from all over the diocese of Derry and beyond. Past pupil and renowned singer song writer, Niamh McGlinchey, who completed her Pope John Paul II Award in 2009, inspired the audience by recounting her experience of the Award and performing live.

Pupils from the College were presented with 44 Gold Awards, 2 Silver Awards and 1 Bronze Award. Special congratulations to Katie McCloskey who was interviewed live on the night for local radio. Thank you to Award Leader Mrs Francine Walls and teachers Mrs Young and Mrs Fegan.