StMary’s Col­lege

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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.

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