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Past Pupil Jennifer Cassidy just posted this on her FB page.

I had the absolute JOY to return to Dublin this Thursday. I was absolutely honored to have been invited to give the Keynote speech at Wesley College's Prize Giving and distribute the prizes to the current and past students.

For those who know me, they know of my love for this school. For what it gave me. For what it taught me. And for who it allowed me to become. Then and now.

As I noted in my speech, "there was somewhat of an amusing aspect to this invitation, considering I never once won an academic prize. Music and Drama, yes. But not academia. And even worse, it’s not like I narrowly missed these prizes, and as a result, this speech is not going to be an inspiring talk about the unspoken joys of coming second, no, that is not the case, I did not win academic prizes because I simply didn’t get good enough marks. To quote a primary school teacher on seeing me when I worked for the United Nation, she just stood there, shocked and replied ‘Now Jennifer, no offense, but I just never saw this coming".

But one of the core lessons that Wesley, its community and the phenomenal individuals I had the pleasure to cross paths with while there, all instilled in me, one core belief. A core belief that I have carried with me throughout my continuing career, is that where I was at age 13, 15, 18, did not determine where I was going to end up. You are not at your destination yet. Nor am I. We all have a capacity for growth. So, if you are striving for excellence now or have achieved it, keep going. If you have not, or are still finding your way, keep going. As I have been told, the race is long and in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Finally, a core belief I wished to speak to the pupils of today, the generation of tomorrow, is that "you should strive to have a deep belief in your own dignity, your worth and your own somebodiness. Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you’re nobody. Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate significance".

Thank you, Wesley. I owe more than you will ever know.

Jennifer
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Sunday October 14th, 2018

Past Pupil Jennifer Cassidy just posted this on her FB page.

I had the absolute JOY to return to Dublin this Thursday. I was absolutely honored to have been invited to give the Keynote speech at Wesley Colleges Prize Giving and distribute the prizes to the current and past students. 

For those who know me, they know of my love for this school. For what it gave me. For what it taught me. And for who it allowed me to become. Then and now. 

As I noted in my speech, there was somewhat of an amusing aspect to this invitation, considering I never once won an academic prize. Music and Drama, yes. But not academia. And even worse, it’s not like I narrowly missed these prizes, and as a result, this speech is not going to be an inspiring talk about the unspoken joys of coming second, no, that is not the case, I did not win academic prizes because I simply didn’t get good enough marks. To quote a primary school teacher on seeing me when I worked for the United Nation, she just stood there, shocked and replied ‘Now Jennifer, no offense, but I just never saw this coming. 

But one of the core lessons that Wesley, its community and the phenomenal individuals I had the pleasure to cross paths with while there, all instilled in me, one core belief. A core belief that I have carried with me throughout my continuing career, is that where I was at age 13, 15, 18, did not determine where I was going to end up. You are not at your destination yet. Nor am I. We all have a capacity for growth. So, if you are striving for excellence now or have achieved it, keep going. If you have not, or are still finding your way, keep going. As I have been told, the race is long and in the end, it’s only with yourself. 

Finally, a core belief I wished to speak to the pupils of today, the generation of tomorrow, is that you should strive to have a deep belief in your own dignity, your worth and your own somebodiness. Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you’re nobody. Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate significance.

Thank you, Wesley. I owe more than you will ever know.  

Jennifer

 

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The whole school should hear this speech.

Great share

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Friday October 12th, 2018

The new TY Communications Module is nearly up and running...TY students will be putting out an hour long radio show in November.  Radio Wesley is coming!!.. check out the College web site for details.

I received the following message from our friends in Taney Primary School.

Taney Primary School PTA are arranging a school social in celebration of the many years that Rosalind Christie and Betty Martin have put in to the school and who each retired in June of this year (2018).
They are hosting an evening in the Radisson Hotel, Stillorgan, ‪on Friday November 16th‬ and would love to extend the invitation to all those connected to the school, past and present.
The evening starts at 7.15 with a mulled wine reception, followed by a buffet meal and then a DJ and dancing till late.
Tickets are €45 per person. Please contact; taneypta@gmail.com for more info.
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Friday October 12th, 2018

 

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Lenka, chat later x

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The orchestra hard at work practicing for Prize Distribution night tonight. The College is looking forward to welcoming past pupil, Dr Jennifer Cassidy, to distribute the prizes. We hope everyone, particularly the class of ‘18 enjoys the evening. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday October 11th, 2018

The orchestra hard at work practicing for Prize Distribution night tonight.  The College is looking forward to welcoming past pupil, Dr Jennifer Cassidy, to distribute the prizes.  We hope everyone, particularly the class of ‘18 enjoys the evening.

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Monday October 8th, 2018

Join us here on Facebook and on Twitter (@WCDPPU) for all the Wesley College Alumni chat.

‪Congratulations to past pupils Mitch Darling, Luke Madeley, Daragh Walsh, Mark English, Harry MacMahon & Ben McCrea who qualified for the Euro Hockey League KO 16 with TRR yesterday. Well done all.‬ ... See MoreSee Less

Monday October 8th, 2018

 

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Trevor McEvoy

Nobody made more tackles than this man yesterday (23), and only two players beat more defenders than @joshvdf (3). 💪 #CONvLEI #ManoftheMatch

Well done Josh.
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Sunday September 30th, 2018

Nobody made more tackles than this man yesterday (23), and only two players beat more defenders than @joshvdf (3). 💪 #CONvLEI #ManoftheMatch

Well done Josh.

 

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A well deserved man of the match who survived a gruelling game, even getting stamped on in the process - a true warrior.

‪If you were at the Alumni Dinner on Friday, how did it go? Post some pictures here.‬ ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday September 30th, 2018

 

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Wonderful evening. First time I have attended. Class of 68. Travelling over from New Zealand to attend our Class of 68 Reunion. Thank you to all organisers for a fantastic night. Grania Ryan (née Ward) and sister Yvonne Abbott (née Ward) Class of 72

Class of '86 well represented

Incoming and outgoing presidents

Congratulations to past pupil Campbell Glasson who is named in the replacements for the Ulster A team to play The Dragons today. ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday September 29th, 2018

Congratulations to past pupil Campbell Glasson who is named in the replacements for the Ulster A team to play The Dragons today.

 

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Well Done Campbell

All the best to our man Josh playing tomorrow in the Wild West. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday September 28th, 2018

All the best to our man Josh playing tomorrow in the Wild West.

 

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Best of luck Josh 👍

‪Really looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night at the Alumni dinner in Old Wesley RFC. It’s going to be GREAT!‬ ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday September 27th, 2018

Calling pupils from Wesley Year of 1978 - 40th Reunion on Friday 5th October 2018 at Old Wesley Rugby Club, Donnybrook. Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Price: €40. Meeting at 11am on Saturday for coffee on campus followed by school tour.
Replies to: wesleyyearof1978@gmail.com
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Wednesday September 26th, 2018

200 followers up on our twitter account. Thank you all. Please spread the word.. keep up to date with all the Wesley Alumni news here and follow us on twitter @wcdppu ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday September 25th, 2018

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