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Spanish Exams Tomorrow Tuesday 19th June

We wish all Junior and Leaving Cert students well as they sit their Spanish exam tomorrow morning from 9.30-12 noon. We ask Leaving Cert students to note that that their Spanish exam will take place from 9.30-12 noon and their aural exam will take place immediately afterwards from 12.10-12.50pm. Leaving Cert students will sit their Chemistry exam from 2-5pm tomorrow afternoon.

Second Hand Book and Uniform Sale - Reminder next Tuesday 26th June

Please remember books and uniforms can be dropped into the Gym next Tuesday 26th June from 4-5.30pm. The Book and Uniform sale will take place later that evening in the Gym next Tuesday 26th June from 6-7.30pm. We accept donations of books and uniforms to the school during any of the days this week and we thank you in advance of same.

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Exams Info for Monday 18th June

We hope everyone had a lovely weekend. The remaining exams for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert will take place this week. Junior Cert students will have no exams today as technical graphics and materials technology are the examinations that are scheduled for today. Enjoy the days rest! Leaving Cert students will have their Hungarian, Romanian and Agricultural Science paper this morning and the accountancy exam will take place from 2-5pm this afternoon. Please don't forget your calculator for the accountancy exam. The Physics paper will take place this Wednesday 20th June.

Second Hand Book and Uniform Sale

German Exams Today Friday 15th June

We wish our Junior and Leaving Cert students well as they sit their German exam paper this morning from 9.30-12 noon. Leaving Cert students are to note that their German aural exam will take place from 12.10-12.50pm. Viel Gluck!

Exams Wednesday and Thursday 13th and 14th June

Well done to all Leaving Cert students who sat their French, History, Business and Art papers on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Also, well done to the Junior Cert students who had exams in French, History, Home Economics and Religion on these days.

Best of Luck to Students Sitting Exams Today Tuesday 12th June!

Best of luck to our Junior students who will be sitting their Business Studies paper from 9.30-12 noon with students studying higher level having paper two in the afternoon from 2-4pm. Remember to bring your calculator! Leaving Cert students will sit their Irish Ordinary Level Paper 2 from 9.30-11.50am with students of Higher Level having their exam from 9.30-12.35pm. Students will sit their Biology exam from 2-5pm this evening. Best of luck to all!

Exam Info for Monday 11th June

Dear Students, The following exams will take place tomorrow Monday 11th June: Junior Cert students studying Ordinary Level and Higher Level Maths will have their exam in the morning. Ordinary Level students will have their exam from 9.30-11.30am and Higher Level students will have their exam from 9.30-12 noon. Please remember your calculator and Maths set. Any Junior Certs studying Science will have their their Science exam in the afternoon tomorrow from 2-4pm. Leaving Cert students of Ordinary and Higher Level Maths will begin with their Maths Paper Two exam from 9.30-12 noon in the morning. Please remember to bring your calculator and Maths set. Leaving Cert students will have their Irish exam at the following times tomorrow: The Higher Level and Foundation Level Irish Paper 1 exam will take place from 2-4.20pm. The Ordinary Level Irish Paper will take place from 2-3.50pm. The aural Irish exam will take place during these times. We would like to remind all students to bring their calculator and Maths set (protractor, ruler, pencil,etc) to their Maths exam as we don't have spare sets or calculators in school. Please put your Maths set and calculator in your bag now so that you don't forget! Best of luck to all students tomorrow!

Exam Info for Friday 8th June

Dear Students, The following exams will take place tomorrow Friday 8th June: Junior Cert students will have their Geography exam in the morning from 9.30-11.30am. All Junior Cert students will have their Maths exam in the afternoon at the following times: The Foundation Level Maths paper and Ordinary Level Maths Paper 1 exam will take place from 2-4pm and the Higher Level Maths Paper 1 exam will take place from 2-4.30pm. The Leaving Cert students will begin with their Geography exam from 9.30-12.20pm and all students will have their respective Maths exam in the afternoon from 2-4.30pm. We would like to remind all students to bring their calculator and maths set (protractor, ruler, pencil,etc) to their Maths exam as we don't have spare sets or calculators in school. Please put your Maths set and calculator in your bag now so that you don't forget! Best of luck to all students tomorrow!

Summer Hockey and Sports Camp - Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July

A Summer Hockey and Sports Camp will take place from 10-1pm from Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July for a total cost of €80. This camp will take place on our Astro pitch in conjunction with Botanic Hockey Club. The aim of the camp is to provide a fun-filled camp with lots of activities which will include Hockey skills, Olympic Handball, Soccer, Rounders as well as lots of fun games and activities. Please contact Angie Boran for details. See full details on brochure below.

Taking Flight Summer Camp

Shane from 'Taking Flight' has contacted the school about a Summer Camp that they are running in July in Phibsboro which might be of interest to some of our students. The facebook page below contains all the information about the programme which will be an education and performance based camp. Our TY students participated in an aerial and gymnastics workshop with Shane at the studio earlier in the academic year. Please log onto https://www.facebook.com/events/850228025180869/ for full details.

Exam Info for Tomorrow Thursday 7th June

All Junior Cert students will sit their Irish exam tomorrow including their aural exam from 9.30-11.30am. Students doing Higher Level Irish will also sit their Higher Level Paper 1 from 9.30-11.30am and their Higher Level Paper 2 from 2.00-3.30pm. Any Leaving Cert students studying Engineering will have their exam in the morning. English Paper 2 for Higher and Ordinary Level students will take place for all students tomorrow from 2-5.20pm. Please ensure to get plenty of rest each night prior to the exams the next day. Well done to all students on completing day one of the exams!

TY Graduation - Thursday 24th May

Our amazing TY group of students who achieved so much this year graduated on Thursday 24th May. Many of the students spoke at the ceremony of the various activities that they participated in during the school year. The students had the Gym beautifully decorated with projects and presentations that they had completed in various modules including self defence, art, chinese, other modern languages as well as science and sport entries into the Scifest competition. Seven beautiful costumes created by students involved in the Junk Kouture competition adorned one area of the Gym. Congrats to the many TY students who were presented with a Gaisce medal for various challenges including community involvement, personal skill and a physical recreational challenge. Each challenge area required a minimum participation of one hour per week for twelve weeks. An additional thirteen weeks was required to be completed in one of the challenge areas. Students involved also undertook an adventure trip to fulfil the criteria to be awarded a bronze medal Gaisce award. We hope many of these students will continue to strive in Senior Cycle for their Silver Gaisce award! Ciara Whelan was presented with the Spirit of TY award and Amy Wall was presented with the Student of the Year award. Ms Hughes, their Year Head paid a fitting tribute to the assembled group of TY students, their parents and staff. She wished the TY group well and encouraged them to follow their dreams into Senior Cycle. Ms Hughes was formally thanked by the TY students as this was her last TY group as she is retiring in June. Well done to all the TY students and we look forward to seeing you at the beginning of the next academic year.

Sixth Year Graduation - Tuesday 22nd May

Congrats to the Class of 2018 who graduated on Tuesday 22nd May. The ceremony began with the Sixth Year students entering the Gym with a candle procession. Fr Richard Sheehy said the opening prayer following the welcome address by Ms Devaney. The ceremony included scripture readings, a gospel reading as well as the poem, ‘The Road Not Taken’ and appropriate dance. There was the presentation of a graduation certificate and gift to each student at various stages throughout the ceremony. The ceremony was very inclusive with ‘The Our Father’ being said in the Filipino language and the Hail Mary being said as Gaeilge. The prestigious Margaret Aylward award was announced by Ms O’Donnell and presented by Ms Bourke to the worthy recipient Sophie Lieghio – well done Sophie! The Principal’s Address and Head Girls’s Addresses almost drew the ceremony to a close. The songs ‘I Have a Dream’, ‘These Days’ and ‘The World’s Greatest’ concluded the ceremony.

First Year Class Photos

Some First Year class photos are are still available to purchase today from Liz at reception for a cost of €6 each.

TY Student Gets Place on Gaisce Defence Force Challenge!

Congratulations to Chanice Dolan in 4 Schumann who was awarded a place on the Gaisce Defence Force Challenge which will take place in June. She will spend three nights/four days being put through the army's paces. Chanice was one of 30 Gaisce participants out of hundreds who applied to be chosen for this great opportunity. Well done Chanice!

Opportunity of a Lifetime for Gaisce Award Recipients to Volunteer at Áras an Uachtarán

Gaisce medal recipients who would like to volunteer at Áras an Uachtarán for events including the presidential Garden Party as well as other events on various dates are asked to please contact Ms Murray via her school email at rmurray@stmaryshfg.ie This is a brilliant opportunity for the many recipients of the Bronze Gaisce Award.

Classes Finish for Third Years Today at 1.10pm

Classes finish for Third Years today at 1.10pm. They will return to school next Wednesday 6th June to start their exams.

Coiste Gaelbhratach Awarded a Second Flag!

Bhí baill den Choiste Gaelbhratach i láthair ag searmanas an tseachtain seo caite chun an dara bhrathach don scoil a bhailiú. Bronnadh an bhratach ar an gCoiste de bharr an sár-iarracht atá déanta acu chun an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn ar scoil. D'eagraigh na daltaí imeachtaí éagsúla i rith na bliana, cosúil le clubanna bricfeasta, ceolchoirm agus tae agus caife don séú bliain. Go n-éirí libh an bliain seo chugainn! Members of the Coiste Gaelbhratach attended a ceremony last week to collect the schools second Irish flag. The flag was presented to the Coiste because of the great effort the students have made to promote Irish in school. The students organised different activities during the year like breakfast clubs, a concert and tea and coffee for Sixth Years to practice before their oral Irish. Best of luck next year!

Exam Time!

We ask all students to remember to bring their own paper, pens and other stationary as well as log tables and calculator if applicable to their exams please. We wish the First, Second and Fifth Years every success when completing their Summer tests. First and Second Year students are most welcome to study in the Gym when they don't have exams. Fifth Year students are also welcome to study in the Gym too. Classes will finish for Third Year students tomorrow Wednesday 30th May at 1.10pm.

Sports-filled, Sun-filled, Fun-filled Annual Sports Day

The sun shone brightly last Friday 18th May for Sports Day. This day involved all year groups participating in activities such as Basketball and Benchball in the Gym. On the Astro pitch, activities included Soccer, Olympic Handball, Obstacle Races and Hockey. Great fun was had on the Convent Green where students participated in athletics, novelty races such as the egg and spoon, sack race and long distance. There was a competitive spirit among the students in the different classes who competed against each other in the Tug of War! The Gym was a hive of activity with student entrepreneurs from Mr Stringer's Business Bootcamp selling ice-creams and Fifth Year students were selling crépes. Thanks to the Parents School Association in particular who gave of their time so generously to organise over 150 prizes for the Wheel of Fortune. At noon, the whole school assembled on the Tennis Courts for the Sports award ceremony. Leah Caffrey an influential player with Na Fianna presented sporting achievement awards to many students. There was great excitement at the end of the day as Sixth Year teachers played Handball against the teachers. It was a fast paced game between both sides with the teachers winning by the narrowest of margins! A sports-filled, sun-filled, fun-filled memorable day with all members of the school community actively taking part in the wide variety of events that were organised so brilliantly by the members of the Sports Department. Thank You.

Musical Talent in Abundance at Showcase and at Sixth Year Graduation

Congrats to the school choir on their wonderful performance at the Sixth Year graduation on Tuesday night. Also, the musical showcase last Thursday night included 37 performances with compere on the night Mr McGill! Many students from the choir sang solo performances including the members of the Schola choir singing Mr Coll's song 'Everything I Have is Yours.' Some Second Year Art students wore masks to accompany Gemma Reilly's performance 'This is Me' and the audience got to view the fabulous Junk Kouture costumes that were created by TY students with the help of Ms Kavanagh.

Green Schools Meeting Tomorrow Thursday 24th May

Please bring in your used batteries for the Green Schools committee’s battery recycling drive! Please put your used batteries in the blue battery recycling boxes that are in each classroom. The last Green Schools meeting for this academic year will take place tomorrow Thursday 24th May at 12.20pm in the outside Artroom.

Fifth Year Meeting for Examiner Attendants

All Fifth Year students who were appointed examiner attendants must attend a meeting tomorrow Thursday 24th May at 1.20pm in Room 10. Thank You.

Classes for All Sixth Year Students Tomorrow Thursday 24th May

All Sixth Years are expected to be in school tomorrow for their last full day of tuition from 8.45-3.10pm.

Soccer Final Article in the Evening Herald!

Last Thursday 17th May there was a lovely article on the First Year Girl's Leinster Division 2 Soccer final which was played between St Mary's and Dominicans with the latter team winning the game. It is an interesting read featuring two of our fantastic Soccer players Shaunagh Delaney and Kate Watson who played great on the day.

Fifth Year Summer Exam Timetable

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First Year and Second Year Summer Exam Timetables

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St Mary's Students Business Bootcamp Winners 2018!

Big congratulations to Transition Year students Erica Carrie, Sarah Bateson, Chanice Dolan, Chloe Cahill, Karla Conway, Hannah O'Brien, Katie Kennedy, Tara Macken and Abbie Leeper on their triumphant performance with their company entitled 'Sweet Treats' in the final Business Bootcamp competition held in Colaiste Eoin last Tuesday. The students who took home the top prize at the previous stage of the competition proved to be the best entrepreneurial team for the final instalment of the competition. As part of their preparation they had to put together a report detailing their progression, contribution and learning experiences throughout each phase of the competition. This set the tone for their stand interviews and stage presentations on the day where three successful Dublin-based entrepreneurial dragons quizzed and judged their performance. The students took the trophy back to St Mary's for the first time and this company built on their success with the sale of ice cream at the sports day last Friday in the school. Tomorrow, Tuesday 21st May, the winning team will go to Tayto Park!

Classes Begin at 11.10am for All Students Today Tuesday 22nd May

Classes will begin for all students promptly today Tuesday 22nd May at 11.10am. This is to facilitate our annual Sixth Year awards ceremony.

Classes Begin at 11.10am for All Students Tomorrow Tuesday 22nd May

Classes will begin for all students promptly tomorrow Tuesday 22nd May at 11.10am. This is to facilitate our annual Sixth Year awards ceremony.

Timeline of Important CAO Dates

Volunteering at the World Meeting of Families

All information relating to volunteering at the World Meeting of Families is contained in the image below.

News for Friday 18th May

Some TY students will be representing St Mary's at the National Architects in School Initiative in Waterford City's new public space 'The Apple Market' as part of the Waterford Festival of Architecture. You can check out their project on www.architecture.ie. Thanks to Ms Kavanagh and Ms Fadian who are accompanying them on the trip. Our annual Sports Day will take place today. The class colours for each of the year groups is as follows: First Year - Red Second Year - Blue Third Year - Pink Fourth Year - Grey Fifth Year - Purple Sixth Year - Black and White There will be many activities throughout the day including an awards ceremony from 12.20-1pm on the Tennis Courts with special guest in attendance! Parents/guardians are most welcome to attend this medal presentation and awards ceremony. The day will end with teachers versus Sixth Year competitive event! It promises to be a fun-filled day with school finishing at the earlier time of 1.45pm.

Historic Day at the Arás!

Ms Hughes, Ms Boran and Mr Farrell travelled to Áras an Uachtaráin with 28 TY students this afternoon for a formal prestigious ceremony where the presentation of letters of Credence from Ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, Jamaica and Kazakhstan were presented to the president. More news about the event can be viewed on our Twitter page accessible at https://twitter.com/stmarysglasnev

Ten Point Lead in Camogie Final gives St Mary's Their Third Camogie Cup!

Huge Congratulations to the Junior Camogie team and their mentors Ms O'Mahoney and Ms Walsh on their success today against a team from Clane in Drimnagh Castle. The students were outstanding in their play with the teams very closely matched in the first half. St Mary's determination in the second half was such that they were the better team on this occasion with a final result of 5-5 to 2-4! Thanks, in particular to the many parents who attended the match final to support their daughters. Thank You!

School Day Finishes Tomorrow Friday 18th May at 1.45pm

Our annual Sports Day (weather permitting) will take place tomorrow Friday 18th May. The class colours for each of the year groups is as follows: First Year - Red Second Year - Blue Third Year - Pink Fourth Year - Grey Fifth Year - Purple Sixth Year - Black and White There will be many activities throughout the day including an awards ceremony from 12.20-1pm on the Tennis Courts with special guest in attendance! Parents/guardians are most welcome to attend this medal presentation and awards ceremony. The day will end with a teachers versus Sixth Year competitive event! It promises to be a fun-filled day with school finishing at the earlier time of 1.45pm.

Musical Showcase Tonight Thursday 17th May at 7.30pm - An Amazing Night in Store!

There will be a celebration of musical talent in the many different musical acts from across all year groups in St Mary's Choir Hall tonight at 7.30pm. Student tickets can be purchased for €5 at the door tonight and adult tickets cost €7. There is a great musical night in store with ensembles from First Year and Sixth Year and some Second Year Art students will be performing with masks in the showcase as well. There will be a Schola Choir performance and the Junk Kouture outfits that were made this year will also be modelled throughout the showcase. Please come to support this event - you will be in awe of it!

Thank You from Temple Street!

Amber Flag Awarded to School - Thursday 17th May

Congrats to the members of the Amber Flag committee as well as to their mentors Ms Byrnes and Ms Walsh as they travelled on the Garda bus today to Ballincollig in Cork to pick up their Amber Flag award for completing the Amber programme in promoting positive mental health in the school. The students on the committee have put in huge efforts in creating a culture of promoting well-being and awareness activities in the school. These included: • Promoted Mental Health Day among members of the school community on Tuesday 10th October • Organised Positive Pumpkin competition. These wonderful creations were displayed in the Sensory Garden area and in the glass passageway en route to the Choir Hall. • Created an Amber themed non-uniform Day. The price for participation was €1 and all monies raised went to the wonderful organisation Pieta House. Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are at risk. As an addition to the day, there was also a fashion show hosted by the Amber Team at lunchtime in the Choir Hall. The entry fee to the fashion show was €1. The two initiatives raised €550. • Participated and Raised Awareness about the Darkness into Light event with some members of the committee taking part in the event on Saturday 12th May. Well done to the members of the committee on a great years work! See the images in the gallery below!

Final Reminder to First Years, Transition Years and Sixth Years!

Class photos (6X8) taken by the photographer for First, TY and Sixth Year students will be available for sale tomorrow ONLY at a cost of €6.

Musical Showcase Tomorrow Thursday 17th May at 7.30pm

We would like to invite all members of the school community to a celebration of St Mary's musical talent where there will be many different musical acts from across all year groups. The event will take place in St Mary's Choir Hall tomorrow evening Thursday 17th May at 7.30pm. Tickets will go on sale again tomorrow at Reception and they will be available to buy on the night at a cost of €5 per student ticket and €7 for an adult ticket. We look forward to seeing you on the night!

News for Wednesday 16th May

Dear students, parents/guardians and staff - the news for today Wednesday is as follows: All TY students and Sixth Year students who study the Education for Living module hiked in Glendalough today to complete an adventure hike to fulfil the criteria for their Bronze Gaisce award. This year we have a phenomenal number of students who will be in receipt of a Bronze Gaisce award! Well done on all your hard work to achieve this award. The Junior Soccer team played Dominican's in the final today which took place on the pitch in Homefarm Road. We congratulate the team and mentors Mr Stringer, Mr Anderson, Mr Maher and Mr O'Cribín on bringing the team to this stage of the competition. The team played very well against tough competition. Even though the students did not win on this occasion, they each received a medal for their endeavours and we look forward to seeing this team play next year. All students involved in the musical showcase were rehearsing today in the Choir Hall for tomorrow night's musical showcase event!

STEM Summer Camps in Trinity College Dublin

The prestigious Trinity Walton Club is calling on all secondary school students interested in STEM Summer camps to apply at www.tcd.ie/waltonclub

Class Colours for Sports Day with day Finishing at 1.45pm

Our annual Sports Day (weather permitting) will take place this coming Friday 18th May. The class colours for each of the year groups is as follows: First Year - Red Second Year - Blue Third Year - Pink Fourth Year - Grey Fifth Year - Purple Sixth Year - Black and White There will be many activities throughout the day including an awards ceremony from 12.20-1pm on the Tennis Courts with special guest in attendance! Parents/guardians are most welcome to attend this medal presentation and awards ceremony. The day will end with a teachers versus Sixth Year competitive event! It promises to be a fun-filled day with school finishing at the earlier time of 1.45pm.

Wellbeing, Art and Business Bootcamp Success Today!

Dear students, parents and guardians, Monica Rowe an expert in the area of Anti-Bullying and Wellbeing gave a presentation today to all First Years in the Library. Many TY activities took place today. Students completed their mosaic in the Sensory Garden area. There was a TY Art presentation from DIT students too. TY students namely Erica Carrie, Chanice Dolan, Hannah O'Brien, Karla Conway, Katie Kennedy, Abbie Leeper, Sarah Bateson and Tara Macken were winners in the Business Bootcamp competition in Coláiste Eoin where they were in competition with other schools competing for the top entrepreneurial prize with their company ‘Sweet Treats’! Congrats to the members of the team on this fantastic achievement as well as to their mentors Mr Stringer and Ms Walton. There was a creative engagement session for Fifth Year art students with artist Eleanor Phillips today in order to evaluate their work and reflect on their practice. This afternoon, there was a special interschool’s event in the Spirituality Centre which involved TY students linking up with students from neighbouring schools to mark the World Meeting of Families event.

Ember News

Congrats to the members of the Sixth Year Ember Faith Leadership team in the school who graduated last Thursday 10th May and thanks to Mr Farrell for accompanying the students on the trip. The inspirational speaker Fr Peter McVerry was the guest speaker on the day. Also, well done to the many Fifth Year students who applied to be a member of the Ember team for next year and each of these students were interviewed by Anna Maloney former post-primary advisor to the Dublin archdiocese. Mr Coll will inform the successful applicants next week.

Mosaics and Biodiversity Bed Creations in the Sensory Garden

TY craft and media students considered the placement of their work as they prepared to add their original striking terracotta flowers to the Sensory Garden Mosaic Wall. Watch this space as it changes over the coming days! The Biodiversity Bed sign is almost complete as well and both can be viewed by parents/guardians at Graduation evening next Tuesday.