St. Wolstan's Community School

Pope John Paul II Award

01-October-18
St. Wolstan's has offered the Pope John Paul II for the last 5 years. The students work in conjunction with the Parish of Celbridge and Straffan. The award is offered to Transition Year students. Over the years our students have worked very hard and we have had students receiving Bronze, Silver Gold and even the Papal award.

The Pope John Paul II Award Explained

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The Pope John Paul II Award was created to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II who was so committed to young people and who had such belief and confidence in them. The Award was launched by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, His Excellency Most Rev Dr Giuseppe Lazzarotto on 7th November 2006 in the Diocese of Derry, Ireland.

The Award is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18. It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary.

The Award enables participants to take an active part in the life of their Church – in the life of their community and society. It enables young people become more aware of the teaching and role of the Catholic Church in the world and to engage at a deep level with Christ.

Making young people visible in their church, community & society

The Award is committed to helping young people enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development through participation in school, parish and community activities. As well as the feeling of personal achievement that a participant will gain from taking part in the Award, participation will help demonstrate the young person’s commitment to a task and goal.

Who is the Award for?

The Pope John Paul II Award is for anyone between the age of 16 and 18. The Award is run by the Diocese and is suitable for:

  • Students in Year 13 in Northern Ireland
  • Students in 4th Year in Republic of Ireland
  • Students in full-time education who have completed GCSEs or Junior Certificate
  • Students in Transition Year
  • Anyone between the age of 16 and 18, not in post-primary education

The Award is non-competitive, flexible and voluntary and requires an ongoing commitment. Awards are earned by taking part in parish and social activities – 1 hour per week over 8, 14 or 20 weeks. There are 3 Awards – Gold, Silver & Bronze. Those that have completed the Gold Award have a further option of completing the Papal Cross Award.

Awards – Gold, Silver & Bronze

Awards are earned by taking part in parish and social activities – 1 hour per week over 8, 14 or 20 weeks. There are 3 Award levels – Gold, Silver & Bronze.

The Papal Cross Award

Those that have completed the Gold Award have a further option of completing the Papal Cross Award.

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20 2018
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21 2018
3rd Year Parent Teacher meeting
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