GLOBAL SCHOOL ROOM
A fundraiser, sponsored by Hugo’s Restaurant of Main St., Arklow, was held in St. Mary’s staff room on Thursday, February 17. Mouthwatering pizzas were supplied by Hugo’s while staff members supplied salads. In exchange for this decadent school lunch, donations were made to Global School Room, a charity dedicated to sharing educational expertise in order to build a brighter future for children in India and Uganda. Over €700 was raised for the charity. Thanks to all at St. Mary’s and Hugo’s restaurant.
TY SIGNIFICANT LEARNING DAYS
On Tuesday, March 1, the TY Development Education class went to Dublin to visit the Irish Aid Centre and the Courts of Criminal Justice. In the Irish Aid Centre they learned how they could help people in the developing world, the focus was on the Malawian town, Khulangira. Then the students visited the Courts of Criminal Justice and were briefed by a Junior Barrister on the legal system and in particular the work carried out by the barrister in the justice system. The students sat in on a murder trial that was in session and experienced firsthand the workings of the courtroom. The YSI class along with Ms Hickey and Frau Gringel travelled to Avondale on Tuesday, March 1.
The TY business class travelled to Dublin to engage in an observation of marketing and to carry out market research in Henry St. They noted the different promotion techniques used by the shops to attract customers and became very aware of the way business target an audience to persuade them to buy products. German classes celebrate. The students who study German arrived in school in colourful fancy dress on Thursday 3rd March. They were marking Karnival, a German festival that is celebrated the week before Lent.
ARKLOW MUSIC FESTIVAL
Congratulations to all our students and to everyone who participated in the Arklow Music Festival. Our choirs had a very successful day on Sunday 6th March. The First Year choir (1Aine/1Eimear) came second in the U-14 unison competition. The Second Year choir came first in the U-15 (2 part) competition and they were thrilled to win the Morgan Doyle Trophy. The Perpetual Cup in memory of Derrell Marshall was presented to the Third Year choir in the U16 (2 part) competition. The Senior Choir came 2nd in the choral A (3-part) competition. Thank you to Choir adjudicator, Mr Kevin O'Carroll. Congratulations to Ms Mairead McKenna and Mr John Bonner on their achievements as Musical Directors of the St. Mary’s choirs.