St Mary’s Col­lege

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On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 15, a large num­ber of par­ents of our First year stu­dents at­tended a pre­sen­ta­tion and work­shop by Mr Ray Lan­gan on sup­port­ing their daugh­ters as they tran­si­tion into sec­ondary school. This work­shop gives par­ents in­sights, tech­niques and tips to sup­port them on this new chap­ter in their son or daugh­ters aca­demic life.

Ray Lan­gan of Rayse the Game has been work­ing in the teenage mo­ti­va­tional field for nearly 10 years hav­ing de­liv­ered pro­grammes to over 30,000 stu­dents in over 100 schools. He is an NLP prac­ti­tioner and cur­rently study­ing and train­ing as a coun­sel­lor and psy­chother­a­pist fo­cus­ing on ado­les­cent be­hav­iour.

The pro­gramme is de­liv­ered in an en­ter­tain­ing and in­sight­ful man­ner en­sur­ing that par­ents are both ed­u­cated and en­ter­tained while learn­ing prac­ti­cal strate­gies to help them sup­port and guide their child in the home. The pre­sen­ta­tion was very well re­ceived and found to be a most pos­i­tive and in­for­ma­tive evening.


On Fri­day, Novem­ber 9, fifty two stu­dents ac­com­pa­nied by five teach­ers, trav­elled to Derry for an ac­tion packed two-day His­tory trip. The tour in­cluded a visit to the Free Derry Mu­seum, the Bog­side, the fa­mous Mu­rals and the Ap­pren­tice Boys Mu­seum.

The visit was a unique op­por­tu­nity for the girls to ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­plore the back­ground of the set­ting up of North­ern Ire­land, the Trou­bles, cul­mi­nat­ing in ces­sa­tion of Repub­li­can and Loy­al­ist vi­o­lence and the sign­ing of the Good Fri­day Agree­ment 1998. Many thanks to their teach­ers for or­gan­is­ing such an en­joy­able learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for the stu­dents.


Form2 Art stu­dents have be­gun work on an ex­cit­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion with the De­sign and Crafts Coun­cil of Ire­land. De­signSKILLS pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for Teach­ers of Vis­ual Art, with their stu­dents, to work di­rectly with a de­signer/ maker from the De­sign and Craft Coun­cil of Ire­land. Ms Mur­ray’s Art class have teamed up with tex­tile artist Maeve Hunter and are ex­plor­ing the theme of ‘Place’. A visit to South Beach on Mon­day morn­ing pro­vided lots of in­spi­ra­tion for the girls, who are look­ing for­ward to ex­plor­ing the cre­ative process.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to the TY Ir­ish classes of 2017/2018 on win­ning the ‘Gaelfhíseá­n na Bliana’ com­pe­ti­tion for Con­tae Chill Mhan­táin. It has been an­nounced by Con­radh na Gaeilge that their video ‘Tóg Mo Lámh’ has won a prize of €1,000. Comhghaird­eas le gach duine a bhí bain­teach leis an bh­físeán.


Two teams from St Mary’s took part in 2018 IT Car­low De­part­ment of the Built En­vi­ron­ment open day De­bat­ing Com­pe­ti­tion. The girls pro­posed the mo­tion that ‘the con­struc­tion in­dus­try is not do­ing enough to tackle home­less­ness in our towns and ci­ties’. Twenty four teams coun­try­wide took part in the com­pe­ti­tion and both teams from St Mary’s were com­mended for their con­tent, de­liv­ery and re­but­tal.


The un­der-16 Bas­ket­ball team con­tin­ued their win­ning streak last week with their fourth vic­tory in a row this sea­son against Wood­brook Col­lege with a score of 28-21. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the play­ers on a great team ef­fort.


Well done to Form three stu­dent Aoife Mooney, who won a Bronze Medal at the WKC World Kick­box­ing Cham­pi­onships in the City West Ho­tel re­cently. Aoife and her six team mem­bers from Ea­gle Mar­tial Arts won an im­pres­sive 11 medals. The team train in Ark­low and Bray un­der Julie McHale, a for­mer World and Euro­pean Kick­box­ing Cham­pion. Con­grat­u­la­tions, Aoife.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to Maeve Magee Katz (F2) who placed third in the In­ter­school’s In­di­vid­ual Com­pe­ti­tion on Sun­day at Kil­lossery Lodge Eques­trian.

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