Saturday 22 July 2017

St. Mary's College

ILGU SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP -- The Irish Ladies Golfing Union (Mid-leinster District) schools championship took place on Friday 23rd March 2012 at Abbeyleix Golf Club.

Over 25 schools from the district participated in the competition and over 30 clubs were represented. St. Mary's College was represented by Caroline Hewitt, Aine Kavanagh and Tara Butler. St. Mary's won the Junior Cup (this cup is for students up to Junior Cert).st. Mary's now represents the Mid-leinster District in the All-ireland Final in Milltown Golf Club on Monday 30th April 2012.The girls will compete against the winners of the Munster, Connaught, Ulster and Leinster districts. Best of luck to the girls.


2 Una CSPE class took part in a basketball challenge on Daffodil Day, 23rd March, as part of their CSPE action project fundraising event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Their target was to score 500 baskets in one hour but they surpassed all expectations and scored 824! The girls are still gathering sponsorship money and are very grateful for all support received in the school and community. Ms Joanne Stapleton, CSPE teacher, was delighted with the girls' display of team spirit, enthusiasm, determination and most importantly basketball skills.


Second Year student, Amy Mcdonald, will represent Arklow and Co. Wicklow at the 2012 National Art Finals in Athlone at the end of May. Congratulations to Amy and good luck in the finals.


On Wednesday 28th March, TY students, Amy Kinsella, Ciara Tyrrell, Niamh Dillon and Kathy-ann Murphy paid a visit to the People Newspapers office in Rowe St., Wexford town as part of their involvement in the TY News supplement project. The students were shown the ways in which a newspaper is produced. They were given advice on reporting, page design and copy editing. Amy, Ciara, Niamh and Kathy-ann have already submitted articles for publication and are looking forward to seeing their work in print very soon.


Bon vovage to our students and teachers who will spend some of their Easter holidays in Montfort sur Meu,as part of a French exchange programme organised by Gaelcholaiste na Mara and St. Mary's. Our students have already hosted the French students when they visited Arklow. Now, on this return visit, the students will spend time with their new friends immersing themselves in the French language and culture. The French department appreciate the hospitality and support of the families who hosted the French students and contributed to the success of the exchange.

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