Cork School ‘Christ King Girls’ marks 50th anniversary with Time Capsule and Open Evening

5 May 2016
By Elaine Murphy

When: Friday 6th May, from 5.30pm to 8.00pm
Where: Christ King Girl’s Secondary School, South Douglas Road, Cork


Celebrating 50 years in Education, Christ King Girls’ Secondary School invites past pupils, friends, and neighbours to visit the school on Friday next, 6th of May, from 5.30pm to 8.00pm.

Over the years, the school has seen thousands and thousands of educated young women pass through its gates. Principal, Mary Keane, is looking forward to welcoming back familiar faces, “It is certainly worth celebrating fifty years of our valuable contribution to the development of generations of girls who go on to make their own mark in society. Past pupils, staff, friends and neighbours, take a trip down memory lane with us, as we come together to honour this special occasion”.

Reminisce over days gone by, catch up with school friends, visit your old classroom and enjoy live music and a photographic exhibition on this momentous occasion. During the evening of celebration the school will also launch a special commemorative book to mark this milestone.

Sacred Heart School, now Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, opened in Sunview House in September 1965, with four members of staff and 68 students; By the end of its first decade, numbers had increased more than ten-fold. Student numbers have grown to over 1,000 and Christ King has become the largest girls’ school in Munster.

The school has been a major player in the revolution that has taken place in Irish education over the last half century and in the social and economic development resulting from having a world class education system at the heart of the community.

50 years of memories place in a Time Capsule, to be opened in 2066, at Christ King Girl’s Secondary School, Half Moon Lane, South Douglas Road, Cork.
Staff Members, Mary Keane, Frances Doyle, Fr. Billy O’Sullivan, Sheila Brosnan, Eleanor Sharman, Carmel Lehane, Una Long McDonagh, Maureen Shanahan, Caroline O’Sullivan Ryan, Christy O’Shaughnessy, Elaine Connor, Cait Watkins. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

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