Titanic Competition (2012)
The presentation of prizes to Titanic Competition winners was held in the National Library of Ireland on Thursday 20th September. Congratulations to Maja who was the overall winner in the Maths category.
Maja's certificate was presented to her by Nicola Pierce, author of the book Spirit of Titanic. St. Mary's was one of the seven schools who won prizes in the various categories. The event was organised by the JCSP in collaboration with the National Library of Ireland.
Well done Maja, we are so proud of you!
Fetac Bowling Trip (2012)
Last week, the Fetac Joint Programme group went out on a Bowing Trip to Leisureplex.
There was lots of fun and some great scores too!
Thanks to the teachers for organising it, and we are looking forward to more trips during the year.
Open Day (2012)
Here are some pictures from our Open Day in May.
We had lots of displays of our work, the projects that the school is involved in such as Dissolving Boundaries and Green Schools, and performances from the Choir and The Sound of Music.
Thanks to Robert Keogh for the wonderful photographs.
Olympic Flame (2012)
To celebrate the Olympics, London 2012, we made a replica Olympic Flame. We "lit" the flame and carried it around the grounds.
Madeline Hickey appointed Director of SESS (2012)
Congratualtions to Madeline Hickey, who has been appointed Director of the Special Education Support Service.
(from the SESS website): "Madeline is a Teacher of the Deaf and is currently on secondment from St. Mary's School for Deaf Girls, Cabra. Madeline is a post-primary teacher in Mathematics and Science and has developed a keen interest in the possibilities of using ICT in Education.
She joined the SESS as an associate in 2004. She was subsequently appointed an Assistant National Co-Ordinator in 2005 and a Deputy Director in 2008.
Madeline is currently involved in the design and delivery of courses to teachers of deaf students at primary and post-primary level."
SNA First Aid (2012)
Congratulations to our Special Needs Assistants Patricia, Kathleen, Carmel and Mandy who successfully completed their Paediatric First Aid course in August.
We're very proud of you all!
St. Mary's Choir at Eucharistic Congress (2012)
The girls choir from St. Mary's were honoured to perform at the Closing Ceremony of the Eucharistic Congress at Croke Park, together with their conductor, Ms. Shirley Higgins.
Here are a selection of photos from the event. Well done to the girls, we are very proud of you all!
Blossom Beauty Day (2012)
TY girls held Blossom Beauty Day in the Beauty Room, on Wednesday 23rd May.
They offered facials, hand and arm massage, manicure and French manicure.
Everyone really enjoyed their relaxing treatments, and of course the cup of tea/coffee offered too!
Maja wins Titanic Competition (2012)
Congratulations to Maja who won the National JCSP Titanic Competition!
Maja did a project on the Titanic, researching and analysing many statistics relevant to the Titanic, and she produced lots of bar charts and pie charts to show this information.
Maja's prize is a digital camera, and it was presented and prizegiving.
This week, we held the TY Graduation in the playhall.
The girls performed 2 songs in the Choir, we had a DVD of the many activities, trips and outings during Transition year, and Mrs. O'Connell presented awards. The girls also got certificates for participation in TY activities including Water Safety, School Shop, School Bank, MiniCompany.
Afterwards we had a lovely lunch and a cake made by the girls- their final bake of the year!
Well done to Geoffrey Mc Cormack, TY coordinator, and to all the girls and their teachers on a fantastic Transition Year!