Friday 20 October 2017

St. Mary's College


Thirty three Form 5 and 6 History students, travelled to Derry on Friday, Nov 9th, accompanied by their teachers Ms. O'Donnell, Mrs. Mc Cormaic, Ms. Stapelton and Mr. Friel. The trip highlights included a guided tour of the Tower Museum and the Museum of Free Derry followed by a tour of the historical landmarks of the Bogside led by Sinn Fein Councillor Michael Cooper.

On Saturday the girls were taken on the Walls of Derry tour and they walked the Peace Bridge and finished with a guided trip to the Apprentice Boys Museum. A memorable highlight of the trip was the opportunity to meet Patrick Kelly, a brother of one of the Bloody Sunday victims. Politics & Society in Northern Ireland 1949-1993 is one of LC History topics so this trip was very beneficial. An educational, memorable and enjoyable weekend was had by all and the teachers commended the students for their cooperation and excellent behaviour. DEBATING: CONCERN DEBATE

On Wednesday November the 14th, members of the St. Mary's College Concern Debating Team travelled to Wexford to take part in their second debate of this year against Enniscorthy Vocational College. The team of speakers were accompanied by several researchers as well as teachers Ms.Blake and Ms.O'Dea.

The motion of the debate was that "The Developed World is the cause of Poverty in the Developing World." A very high standard was delivered from both teams but in the end St. Mary's emerged victorious. Congratulations to speakers Lorna McMahon (Captain), KathyAnn Murphy, Julie McGarry and Bronagh Bracken for writing such high quality speeches and we wish you all the best of luck in your upcoming debates.Well done girls! (Migle Andrunaviciute F3) FASHION SHOW

St. Mary's College are having a Fashion Show in The Arklow Bay Hotel on Thursday, 29th November at 8pm. Everyone one is welcome ! The tickets are on sale Tuesdays at 3:30 to 4:30 and on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00. Tickets are €12. There will be Cheese and Wine on arrival, and there will be lots of surprises on the night. (Erin O'Connor) ORCHESTRA

The St. Mary's School Orchestra played at the launch of the Arklow Drug Awareness Week in Arus Lorcain on Monday 12th November. The girls really enjoyed performing for their audience. They played a variety of tunes, which included Silent Night, O Holy Night, Roses From The South and the very famous Water Music by Handel.

The girls are currently rehearsing for their upcoming performance in the Arklow Bay Hotel at the St.Mary's College Fashion Show on Thursday 29th November. (Erin O'Connor) At the Launch of the Arklow Drug Awareness Week TY Student Aoife Byrne was presented with her award for winning the Photography Competition by Mayor Peter Dempsey. SCIENCE WEEK

The Physics and Chemistry class are delighted with the turn out to the planned events which took place over the past week, some of which included Experimental Egg Drops, Kitchen Volcanoes, Fun Quizzes and the trip to D.I.T. for a lecture on "How To Save The Planet In 45 Minutes" for 1st and 2nd year Science students. All participants showed huge enthusiasm in all events, as well as all the members of the club. The girls are now well under way on their next project which is still yet to be revealed, but if it is anything like the past week we can expect great results. Keep up the great work girls! (Jessica Millar 5.3) BUILD A BANK

Mr Pat Green of AIB Bank, Arklow visited St. Mary's College on Wednesday 14th November 14th for the launch of The Transition Year 'Bed Rock Bank' as part of the Build a Bank Project. The Flinstones themed launch attracted many students wishing to open an account and Guest of Honour, Sr. Maria Goretti, cut the ribbon to officially open the bank. Best of Luck girls! BASKETBALL

The Under 19 team lost their game against Avondale Community College. It was a well contested match, played with great spirit and enjoyed by all on court. The Under 16 Girls Basketball won their game against Avondale C.C and will play St. Killian's, Bray in their next league game. HOCKEY

The Senior Hockey team played Holy Child Killiney at home on Wed Nov. 14th. The girls were unlucky to be pipped by a goal in the last few minutes and the game ended in a draw 3-3. GAELIC FOOTBALL

The Form 1 Gaelic players travelled to Annacurra on Wed. Nov. 14th for a Gaelic Blitz with Scoil Chonglais, St. Kevins and Avondale C.C. The girls played three games in the Blitz, beating Avondale Community College to come third.