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Mrs . Catherine Lynch
Headteacher

Catherine Lynch has been teaching at Grásta Christian School since 1993, and was part of the pioneering team that began the school, the first school in the Republic of Ireland to use a completely Bible-based curriculum.

She is a licensed minister and has an honours degree in English, as well as professional training from Christian Education Europe.  Catherine enjoys sports, gardening and being active with her dogs.

Formerly a native of County Down, she now lives in North Louth with her husband, Pat.

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Mr . Colin Gibson
Deputy Head

I moved to Dundalk in 2005 with Rosemary, my wife, and I have worked in the school since 2011.

I received my primary education in Cape Town, RSA, my secondary education in Belfast, Northern Ireland and have completed a Bachelor of Science degree with The Open University.

I have four children and they are all enrolled in Grȧsta Christian School. I am a member of Island Church Dundalk and play bass guitar in the worship team.

I also enjoy taking part in outdoor activities including mountain biking, hill walking and rowing.

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Mr . Kieron Farrelly
IT Teacher / Systems Administrator

Kieron has been teaching computer studies/IT at Grasta Christian School since 2012, and often leads Chapel time. During his time the school became the first Google School in Ireland using Google Apps for Education, took part in the beta testing of Google CS First, introduced Scratch programming to the curriculum and helped pilot the use of Scratch for the National Curriculum, introduced Python, HTML and Javascript programming for the juniors and seniors.

Since 2017 the school has taken part in the bebras challenge representing Christian Schools, Country Louth and Ireland in this international competition.

Kieron has a BSc (Hons) Computer Science (1st Class) from City University, London, a MA Modern Management from Middlesex University, London and a DDiv (Doctor of Divinity) from Allen Hall Seminary, London.

Outside of the school, Kieron is an International Award Winning Blockchain Evangelist and Developer, has been a Tokenization/Digital Assets Pioneer (including work with the United Nations) and a Fintech CTO. Co-Founder and CTO of A91 and Sarafu, Chairman of Blockchain Education Network (Irish Chapter), Former CTO of Assetvault,  Co-founder of Aid:Tech and early CTO of Aid:Tech.

Honors & Awards

  • FCA Regulated Company (Assetvault)

    Date: Feb 2018 honor issuer FCA

  • Accenture Fintech Lab 2018 (Assetvault)

    Date: Jan 2018 honor issuer Accenture

  • UBS Future of Finance – Finalist (Assetvault)

    Date: Dec 2017 honor issuer UBS

  • Bank of Ireland Startup Awards – Silver Winner (Aid:Tech)

    Date: Jan 2017 honor issuer Bank of Ireland

  • Disrupt 100 – Top 100 Company (Aid:Tech)

    Date Jan 2017 honor issuer Disrupt 100

  • Impact Awards Winner – Social and Economic Transformation (Aid:Tech)

    Date Jan 2017 honor issuer Digital Agenda

  • UN Global Compact – SDG Pioneer (Aid:Tech)

    Date Jan 2017 honor issuer United Nations

  • Banque Du Liban Accelerate Winner 2016 (Aid:Tech)

    Date Jun 2016 honor issuer Banque Du Liban

  • Digital Top 50 Finalist (Aid:Tech)

    Date Jun 2016 honor issuer CT50

  • HandsOn TV Startup Tour Europe Winner 2016 (Aid:Tech)

    Date Jun 2016 honor issuer HandsOn TV

  • IBM SmartCamp Winner 2016 (Aid:Tech)

    Date Jun 2016 honor issuer IBM

  • MIT IDE Inclusive Innovation Challenge (Aid:Tech)

    Date Jun 2016 honor issuer MIT

  • MassChallenge UK Winner 2016 (Aid:Tech)

    Date Jun 2016 honor issuer MassChallenge

  • Nominet Trust 100 (Aid:Tech)

    Date Jun 2016 honor issuer Nominet

  • Tech for Integrity Challenge – Global Game Changer (Aid:Tech)

    Date Jun 2016 honor issuer Citi

  • IBM Global Entrepreneur (Aid:Tech)

    Date Apr 2016 honor issuer IBM

  • Irish Tech News FinTech 20 Winner (Aid:Tech)

    Date Mar 2016 honor issuer Irish Tech News

  • European Commission Social Innovation Competition Finalist (Aid:Tech)

    Date Feb 2016 honor issuer European Commission

  • Irish Times 2016 Innovation Awards Finalist (Aid:Tech)

    Date Feb 2016 honor issuer Irish Times

  • The Europas 2016 Shortlisted Company – Best Humanitarian Tech of The Year (Aid:Tech)

    Date Feb 2016 honor issuer The Europas