St Mary’s Col­lege

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On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 22, we wel­comed Pól Ó Finn from Con­radh na Gaeilge to the school to present the €1,000 prize to the fifth year stu­dents as they were re­cently cho­sen as the win­ners of Gaelfhíseán na Bliana for Co. Chill Mhan­táin. Pól con­grat­u­lated the stu­dents in­volved on their great achieve­ment and com­mended them on their pos­i­tive at­ti­tude to the Ir­ish lan­guage. The prize money re­ceived will be awarded to three fifth year stu­dents in the form of a schol­ar­ship to the Gaeltacht dur­ing the sum­mer. Comhghaird­eas arís do na dal­taí agus na múin­teoirí a bhí bain­teach leis an bh­físeán.


Ar an 21 Samhain, gh­lac na dal­taí ón gCior­cal Cainte páirt san fheach­tas ‘Gaeilge 24’. Lab­hair na dal­taí atá sa chúigiú agus sa séú bli­ain Gaeilge ar feadh 24 uair an chloig. Bhí an t-uafás Gaeilge le clois­teáil tim­peall na scoile i rith an lae. D’ea­graigh na cailíní Dío­lachán Cáca ag am sosa agus ag am lóin agus bhí slua ollmhór ann ag cean­nach agus ag díol cá­caí trí mhean na Gaeilge. Bhainea­mar go léir tait­neamh as an lá. Mar a deir an seanfho­cal ‘Beatha teanga í a lab­hairt.’.

On Novem­ber 21, mem­bers of the Cior­cal Cainte took part in the na­tional cam­paign, Gaeilge 24. The stu­dents in­volved from fifth year and sixth year spoke Ir­ish for 24 hours. As part of the cel­e­bra­tion of the day, the stu­dents or­gan­ised a cake sale through Ir­ish at break and lunch time. A great day was en­joyed by all and well done to all stu­dents for tak­ing part.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Con­cern De­bate team ; Bella Byrne, Leah Weldon, Li­adan O’Sul­li­van, Alice Keenan and re­searcher Lucy Byrne, who were awarded a unan­i­mous win against Coláiste Craobh Ab­hann, Kil­coole. The girls suc­cess­fully de­feated the mo­tion that the Global Pop­u­la­tion Time bomb is be­ing dif­fused. We wish them con­tin­ued suc­cess in their next de­bate in De­cem­ber against Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, Bray.


On Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 26, the un­der-17 Soc­cer team put in a great per­for­mance in Wick­low town when they played Coláiste Chill Mhan­tain. St Mary’s were on top from the start. Af­ter 10 min­utes a great through ball was played by Lucy McA­naspie which found Aoife Ka­vanagh, who con­trolled it beau­ti­fully and slot­ted it home.

St Mary’s stayed on top but could not get the ball in the goal hit­ting the post a num­ber of times and there were some great saves made by the op­po­si­tion’s keeper. Late in the sec­ond half Lucy McA­naspie found the ball at her feet in the box and man­aged to fin­ish the game off by putting a sec­ond in the CCM goal.

Fi­nal score 0-2. Woman of the match per­for­mance went to Lu­cie Kind­lon. Well done, girls.


On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 22, all of the Tran­si­tion Year classes went to see the play ‘Ask­ing For It’ by Louise O’Neill in the Abbey The­atre in Dublin. The play was about sex­ual abuse among teenagers and how this could af­fect your whole life. Be­fore the stu­dents saw the play there were two work­shops to in­tro­duce the stu­dents to act­ing, how a book is made into a play and how a play looks back­stage. All in all, it was a very in­tense play but def­i­nitely mem­o­rable. (Sarah Sedl­bauer F4)


On Fri­day, Novem­ber 23, the Form three Sci­ence stu­dents en­joyed an ed­u­ca­tional trip to Dublin Zoo. The stu­dents had work­shops on Sus­tain­abil­ity and Evo­lu­tion plus a chance to see some of the an­i­mals.

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