6th class Mr. Devereux
Teacher: Mr. Devereux
Bio: My name is Eoin Fanning and I qualified with a Bachelor of Education (Hons) in 2005 from Coláiste Mhuire, Marino. I had previously worked in the communications industry in England, Dublin and Cork before returning to college to train as a teacher. I am a past pupil of the primary and secondary schools here in Mount Sion and working in my old alma mater is a great source of pride. I am a very active member of Mt Sion GAA club also so for me, when school is over, I meet the boys again many evenings in our hurling grounds!
Following on from being named by Trinity College as a 21st Century School of Distinction earlier this year, the links between the university and our school were further enhanced today. We were delighted to welcome Dr. Katriona O' Sullivan from Trinity College to our school. Katriona was accompanied by four Trinity students who shared their academic journey with our sixth class boys. The boys were encouraged to set goals for the future and realised that the "world is indeed their oyster" and anything is possible! It was a most uplifting and inspirational experience for all involved, teachers, professors, students and of course our boys! The key message from these wonderful Trinity Access students was that there are no barriers if you really want to achieve. A huge thanks to everyone in Trinity Access 21 for this wonderful initiative. It seems like this is not the last our sixth class boys will be seeing of our new mentors. The group from Trinity College also listened to a presentation from a group of Mount Sion boys on how they achieved our 'Buddy Bench'. They presentation was excellent and they represented our school with pride.