St. Mary's College
Congratulations to Alex Tracy, Shannon Murphy and Joanne O’Loughlin who have been shortlisted for the Milk It awards advertising competition. The girls named their team ‘The Laughing Cows’ and fought off tough competition to reach the last 100 teams out of 1500 teams throughout Ireland.
The next stage of the competition involves the girls launching an advertising campaign to raise awareness about the importance of dairy in the diet. Best of luck girls! FORM 5 ART TRIP
The Form 5 Art classes had a very interesting and enjoyable day on Wed. January 16th when they travelled to Dublin to visit the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Royal Hibernian Academy on Ely Place.
The exhibitions of contemporary Irish Art were both educational and ‘thought provoking’ and the girls would like to thank Ms Murray and Mr Carter for organising the day and accompanying the students. TRANSITION YEAR NEWS
The TY classes had two Significant Learning Days in Dublin this week where they visited a number of Places of Interest including Croke Park, Glasnevin Cemetery, the Criminal Courts of Justice and ‘House No 29’-the Little Museum of Dublin.
After arriving in Croke Park the students watched a short film in the Conference Room about what it’s like in the Stadium when the Stewards are preparing for The All Ireland Football Finals. Next they had a tour of the stadium which included seeing the players’ lounge and the official players dressing rooms and preparation room. They entered the stadium via the Tunnel and then visited the VIP section of the stands and the reserved boxes followed by a tour of the Croke Park Museum.
As part of the TY Law Module the students also visited the Criminal Courts of Justice. When they arrived they were taken to a courtroom where they had a mock trial with help from a resident Barrister. They also got a chance to sit in on an actual trial and some students got the opportunity to sit in on a murder trial while witnesses were giving evidence. A very interesting learning experience! (Liezel Ravenscroft)
On Wednesday the girls enjoyed their visit to the historical Glasnevin Cemetery. The students saw the graves of some very famous Irish people including the late great Michael Collins, Eamonn de Valera, Charles Stewart Parnell and Daniel O’Connell and later visited the Cemetery Museum where they learnt a lot of interesting facts about the famous people who are buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. (Erin O’Connor)
As part of the TY trip to Dublin, the students had a guided tour of the Little Museum of Dublin located on St. Stephen's Green. The museum tells the story of Dublin City in the 20th century.It is set in a Georgian House and has two rooms where the walls display the history of Dublin.
The museum displays over 400 artefacts donated by members of the public. The tour guide Ciaran began by telling the girls about normal life in 1900 in Dublin city. Politics was a strong feature of the tour. They saw the actual lectern that JFK used to address the parliament in 1963. They also heard many fascinating stories of Dublin city which made the visit very worthwhile. (Anna Stokes)
The Transition Year students would like to thank all the teachers and parents for accompanying them on these two action packed trips to Dublin which were both very educational and enjoyable. TALENT SHOW
St. Mary's College, Arklow C.B.S and the Gaelcoláiste are all taking part in an Inter Schools Talent Search. Each school will select three acts to go through to the final. The Fifth year students on the Student Council are organizing it on St. Mary's behalf and are also the judges. Auditions took place on Thurs. Jan 17th and we wish all of the students taking part the best of luck. Good Luck in the final girls! (Helen Ryan)