Good principle. Was strict but fair. Those who say he was mean are generally louts who stressed him out all year long.
exellent principle. the school has got steadily worse since his departure.
This man was an amazing principal and a great person. He turned that school around when it was a dump and prepared you for life after school. I owe everything I have today to that man
Strict discipline is not necessarily the best way to a good education, and it's certainly not the only way
Reading over most of the comments and seems people have a high dislike for him - i imagine these are comments from people who are still students, wait till you leave, you will appreciate him then!
way to strict... doesnt believe any1 only goodie goodies
i think he's a decent principal, i'm a past pupil and now a teacher also
WELL MR O CONNOR IS A GOOD PRINCAPAL. HE COMES ACROSS AS JUST A STRICT MAN THAT LIKES SUSPENDING PEOPLE BUT FROM MY EXPERINCE WITH MY SUSPENIONS FOR SMOKING AND BEING CHEEKEY HE S A FAIR MAN! CLASS 08
no doubt at all he is a very good principal and he means well but i belive the school rules impose a very strict environment that some students may feal threatened of victimised by this..overall A++
great man, like someone says, you don't want to be at the receiving end of one of his shouts. As for the guy who complains about " if he tinks u done sometin rong den u done it ok!", learn to spell f
good principle, good guy. any1 who had problems wit him had problems themselves
doesnt care wat u have 2 say if he tinks u done sometin rong den u done it ok! nd den he expells u straight away no question asked nd hes @Lz inspectin u 2 c if u have sumtin on u shudnt!
great principal.turned that school into what it is now.He made the REVOLUTION
mr o connor is the best thing to happen to that school, but like me, students you wont know what he has done for you until you are about twenty. he is firm but fair.
Had a very difficult time in dealing with Mr. O Connor. I certainly was not treated humanely or with an ounce o. My life in the school was a misery as a result
close minded & forms opinions on people easily.needs to seperate school & home life & not interfere where he shouldn't.good craic if you're on his good side tho
petrifies students,but is sound enough to those not in uniform.
He is a sound teacher and very good principle knows his job and does it very well. Athlone Community College is one of the best run schools in Athlone
Fantastic principal he's done and is still doing a great job!
Fair but gives too much attention to sport acheiving students when some should probably be expelled for wasting other students time.
Best thing to ever happen to that school, he was firm but fair, and a bit of a laugh at times. A great man with a very hard job to do, but does it well.
Souper principal.Works with those who work.Supports all sports-What is wrong with G.A.A.- Give him fair chance plse
never gives you the chance to hear your side of the story. always puts words in your mouth and always looking around and rings your phone to see do you have it
was petrified of him,but always knew he meant well&despite how much u dislike him now,wait until u get in2 de real world!u'll appreciate what he's done 4 u then
sooo sound outside skul!!Sud liten up a little!!neva givs u a chance 2 explain urself!!
sound enough but he idolises the gaa lads. a bit too interested in what we do at the weekend!
Absolute dedication to the job,students best interests @heart,appropriate amount ofdiscipline in hindsight,helps bring out best in every1...esp gaelic players!!
Dont hav much time 4 this 1. has favourites. Does not listen 2 others.
Good but da lads are always favored when it comes 2 sports.Girls have no say.Had 2 pay 4 der own Mcdonalds meal wen dey won da leinster final which is ridiculou
hes is a little bite unfair towards people who r in2 rock music!nd also i do nt agree wit d whole make-up rul cause i tink sud b aload luk watever way u want!!!
not the worst of people but should leave matters outside of school be. if you did something when not in school he will use this against ya. loves gaa players.
I have read some of the other opinions and am shocked as to the fact some students have questioned his ability and fairness.He has given so much to this school.
im in 6th year and he doesn't even know my name!!!!!!!!!!!
When your in school you may find him too strict but when you finish school you realise he was always out for your best interests.
Val is a good principal who works very hard to have ACC as best school in Athlone. improves all areas school life. teches students about real world
Has the tendency to jump to conclusions, nevr gives a person a chance to explain. Once a pupil makes one mistake , that pupil will be haunted until expelled.
He has his favourites. Loves all the gaelic football lads in school. Should treat everyone with the same respect.
Hard line principal.Would be ok except for blatant discrimination against some pupils
ah he was cool, when i repeated my lc and walked out on a certain teacher he listened n advised me wat to do. leave him be
Apart from his contempt for Roscommon he's a great man. It's ony when you look back that you can see all hes done for us.
Very fair and genuine. You couldn't find a better principal.Always gives 100% to his job.
Was very good to me and my friends when playing football last year.Gave us jersies and meals. Some students mess -we alldo- so has to be cross.Great principle
He keeps the school in excellent condition(along with the caretakers).Im glad the school is of high standard but there is llmits.
ah now come on ok he does hav this belief that he the head of security in the town of athlone with his snitches etc but he's sound wen u get past dat
A dedicated, hard-working, caring Principal who is 100% professional at all times. I have and will always have the utmost respect for him .
an excellent principal. always acts in the interest of students. perhaps too many fines.
Great principle. His hard line policies may not agree with everyone but he was devoted to the school and the students. Ye kids don't know how lucky ye are.
VERY HELPFULL.THIS MAN SHOULD BE HEAD OF GARDAI AS HE KNOW'S HOW TO PUT ANYONE ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW AND CAN SPOT A TUG A MILE AWAY. GO VAL.
I repeated my lc there and he was very helpful,always had the interests of the students at heart, esp when i had an incident with a teacher he backed me 100%
Excellent Principal. Firm but fair.Does extremely helpful support work behind the scene for student/family.Has raised the status of the school 300 per cent.