POLITICS AND SOCIETY
The fifth year Politics and society class had a great visit to Leinster House on Tuesday January31st where they met three Wicklow TDs; Andrew Doyle, Pat Casey and John Brady. St Mary’s college is one of 41 schools in the country, and the only one in Co. Wicklow, teaching the new Leaving Cert subject Politics and society. Many thanks to Joanne Stapelton for organising and accompanying the students.
GARDA YOUTH AWARD
Congratulations to Form five student Eireann O’Sullivan, who is receiving a garda Youth Award on Saturday, February 4. Nine awards will be presented at the gala celebration in the Grand Hotel in Wicklow. Eireann was nominated by the Arklow Community Action Resource Centre for her outstanding voluntary work at the centre. Eireann began her work there during Transition Year as part of her Gaisce and John Paul II awards.
However, she continued to help with the great work at the centre this year, spending several hours a week unpacking and sorting clothes donations along with Food Cloud donations from Tesco and Aldi which are delivered nightly to familes in need. Eireann also assists with the community dinners at Christmas and Easter providing an invaluable service at the Resource Centre. Well done, Eireann.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
This week Catholic Schools Week was celebrated in St Mary’s with both junior and senior cycle Religion classes participating in prayer services and lessons focussed on the theme of Catholic schools week which was ‘Care for Our Common Home’. This theme came from a letter from Pope Francis and our students came up with a number of Eco Actions to promote care of our common home both at school and in the community.