Ruth Harrington, Deputy Principal in St Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill.

Appointment of the week

Name: Ruth Harrington

Role: Deputy Principal in St Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill

Ruth Harrington has been appointed as the new Deputy Principal in St Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill.

In her most recent position, she was Deputy Principal in Scoil Mhuire on Wellington Road.

She holds a BA Hons, MA in English, a Higher Diploma in Education, an MA in Educational Leadership and a Higher Diploma in Educational Law.

She began my career teaching English and French for 11 years in the North Monastery Secondary School in Cork city and also acted as both transition year coordinator and also as 5th year head. For the last 6 years, she was deputy principal in Scoil Mhuire on Wellington Road.

Sean Twomey, Principal St Aloysius' College said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Ruth onto our staff and while she brings a depth of experience, there is also a huge amount of enthusiasm coming from her in joining St Al's. I am certain her kindness and commitment to seeing the best in people, and getting the best out of them, will witness her make a lasting everyday impact on the personal, social and academic wellbeing of our students and staff.”

Ms Harrington is delighted to be joining St Aloysius' College. “The school is progressive, inclusive and is a beacon of academic excellence not only here in Cork but in Ireland. I feel it a privilege to become a member of staff in St Al's where my new colleagues have worked so hard to develop a school that pushes the boundaries in the arts, sciences and humanities.

“I consider myself very lucky to have the experience and knowledge of this staff beside me and the welcome I have received from the Principal Sean Twomey, the other Deputy Principal Sharon Holland and all the staff and students has been heartwarming.”

She said that she hopes to continue the established practice in St Al's of making every student feel welcome and happy in school.

“I look forward to getting to know the students and staff. My aim is to make school a safe haven for all students where they can reach their potential, grow as human beings and contribute in a meaningful way to society. Encouraging and promoting young women to succeed both academically, socially and spiritually will be an exciting aspect of my post as Deputy Principal. The school has consistently been excellent in terms of academic results and care and I hope to continue and add to their rich history.”