St Mary’s College
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.
HISTORY TRIP TO DERRY
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.
ART – DESIGN SKILLS
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.
GAELFHÍSEÁN NA BLIAN
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.