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Mock Timetable for 3rd and 6th Years 2020

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Investigating Density - First year Science

Don't forget to bring your reading material in tomorrow, Friday 24th January, for Drop Everything And Read!

Catholic Schools Week Mass

Catholic Schools Week 2020 starts this Sunday with the theme “Living in Harmony with God’s Creation”.

TY Gaisce overnight Adventure Journey

The fourth part of Gaisce is completing an outdoor Adventure Journey. This Adventure Journey provides a unique, challenge and memorable experience for the whole TY group together in Glendalough. This is happening on the 21st of April and payment for the trip is now available in the Shop on the App. Total cost of the trip including transport, accommodation and an evening meal is €57. TY students are asked to link in with their Gaisce teacher if they have any questions about this Adventure Journey.

Important: Final Reminder re Jersey Day, Supervised Study and Early Class Finish - Thursday 23rd January 2020

Final Reminder: Today is a Jersey Day for all students. Students can wear into school for the day their jersey, a sports top or tracksuit top with either their leggings, jeggings, treggings or tracksuit bottoms. Students are asked to wrap up well to keep warm. €2 will be collected by all Tutors during Tutor Time this morning. The monies raised will go towards the purchase of acrylic Basketball backboards. These will benefit your daughter(s) during Basketball trials and games during PE class as well as for the home Basketball matches that take place in the Gym. Please note Supervised Study will begin at the earlier time of 2.30pm today and will finish at 4.30pm for all students. Supervised Study begins earlier today due to classes finishing for all students at 2.10pm to facilitate a staff meeting. If you are a parent/guardian of a Third or Sixth Year student, thanks in advance for paying the reduced Mock fee which is accessible through the shop on the App. The student timetables will be available very soon. Thanks to the parents/guardians of Fifth Year students who have paid for the trip to 'Jumpzone' - thanks to the PE teachers who have specially organised this trip for the Fifth Year group. Please ring the office if you have any shop app queries.

Attention all Green Schools Reps! Meeting at 1.20pm tomorrow, Thursday, in the outside Art Room.

Thankful Thursday 23rd January - Get your thinking caps on AND don't forget to wear your jerseys

You never know what you might see on 'Walk a mile with a smile'!

Classes for all students finish at 2.10pm this Thursday 23rd January to facilitate a Staff Meeting.

News of the Week for 'Health and Wellbeing Week' for Monday 20th January to Friday 24th January

Health and Wellbeing Week! So Get Active….Get Walking to Improve your Mind and Body. Eat Smart…Move More! The 'Walk a Mile with a Smile' initiative will take place for every class group this week during one of their Wellbeing classes. Some TY students will be involved in the Health Squad. There will be a Game of the Day everyday! There will be some time devoted to 'Drop Everything and Breathe' and 'Drop Everything and Move/Dance'! Your class will also be involved in the 'Walk Around Ireland' challenge! Thanks to Ms Boran for organising these creative initiatives for Health and Wellbeing Week! Second Year students of Home Economics will begin week 2 of their CBA on Creative Textiles. Third Year students of Science will be in Week 3 of their CBA Science in Society Investigation. Some Fifth Year students of Biology will begin their eTwinning project. The finishing touches to the Junk Kouture entries will take place this week. Mindful Monday 20th January: Sixth Year Active Assembly from 8.45-8.55am; TY Hockey Match against Santa Sabina from 9.35-1.10pm; First Year Activity Dance Flash Mob from 1.50-2.30pm (weather permitting); The Game of the Day at lunchtime will be Tennis in the Choir Hall. Terrific Tuesday 21st January: First Year Active Assembly from 8.45-8.55am; TY's will have a Road Safety talk at 10.15am. There will be some 'Drop Everything and Move and Dance' time during the 12.30pm class time. There will be a Pop Up Healthy surprise at lunchtime and the game of the day will be Badminton in the Gym! Some Second Year students will have a Health and Wellbeing activity from 2.30-3.50pm. Wake Up Wednesday 22nd January: Junior Camogie Semi-final against Our Lady's in Terenure with students being absent from 8.55-1.10pm (approximately); At Breaktime there will be a 'Pop Up Popcorn' surprise. There will be some 'Drop Everything and Breathe' time during the 10.15am class. There will be a teachers versus students 'Climb the Heights' event in the Gym at lunchtime. Thankful Thursday 23rd January: Jersey Sports Fundraiser Day! Two euro will be collected by Tutors during Tutor Time. The monies raised will be used to buy acrylic Basketball backboards for Basketball. These will be of benefit to your daughter(s) during Basketball drills and matches during PE class time and for Basketball matches. There will be a Soccer Match from 10.15-3.10pm. Some TY students will work with students from St Joseph's in Rush from 9.30-1.10pm as part of the LIFT (Lifting Ireland's Future Together) programme. Staff vs Sixth Year Basketball Match at lunchtime! Classes for all students will finish at 2.10pm to facilitate a staff meeting. Feel Good Friday 24th January: Camogie Final (provisional); Hockey Matches including Junior and Senior games from 10.15-12.30pm; For mental wellbeing we will have Drop To The Clock (DTTC) and Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) for the 12.30pm class. The Game of the Day will be 'Shoot The Hoops' in the Gym! There will be a Second Year Hockey Match in the afternoon. All Fifth Year students are expected to attend the Trip to Jumpzone from 1.50-3.10pm.

Jersey Sports Fundraiser Day - Thursday 23rd January 2020

Our annual Jersey Sports Fundraiser Day will take place this Thursday 23rd January. Two euro will be collected by Tutors during Tutor Time. The monies raised will be used to buy acrylic Basketball backboards. These will be of benefit to your daughter(s) during Basketball drills and matches during PE class time and for Basketball matches.

The PE department has organised a 5th Yr. Trip to Jumpzone this Friday from 1.10-3.10pm. Payment of €11.50 can be made through the App.

Mock Exam Fees are Now Due for Payment Please.

Please see the shop in your App regarding payment due for the Mock Fee. This fee includes the exam papers for your daughter for all her subjects which the school will purchase from an examining board. The fee also covers stationary (exam booklets, additional paper and graph paper) which will be provided to your daughter for each exam. Exact dates for when the mock exams begin will be forwarded to students within the coming days. Thanks to the parent(s)/guardian(s) who have already submitted payment via the shop App.

Health Week 2020 - The Walk Around Ireland Challenge

This year during Health Week St Mary’s will again take on The Walk Around Ireland Challenge! We want St Mary’s community to challenge their activity levels by walking everyday. Walking is an inexpensive and convenient way to include more physical activity in an everyday routine. Research shows that walking 10,000 steps (8km) a day will significantly improve your health, but most of us only walk between 3,000 and 4,000 steps per day. There are also many health benefits including: more energy, less stress and anxiety, greater sense of well-being, improved muscle tone and bone strength, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, as adults. So Get Active….Get Walking to Improve your Mind and Body. Eat Smart…Move More! What is the Walk Around Ireland Challenge? The Walk Around Ireland Challenge encourages pupils to walk while also teaching subjects such as geography and mathematics. During the week our challenge is to see roughly how far we can Walk Around Ireland in One Week. We have measured our School Walking Trail and One Lap in the grounds will roughly equate to 1 Kilometre. The walking circuit is mapped out with the Get Walking Ireland badges and should be easy to follow! We will keep a record of how much we walk each day and a marker on the map is moved to see how far we have travelled. At the end of the week all the totals are added together and a marker on the map is moved roughly that distance to our final destination. Full Coastline of Ireland = 5631km!! Dublin to Rome = 1885km!!

Goodbye Mindful Monday, Hello Terrific Tuesday!

Our second day of Health and Wellbeing Week begins with an active assembly for First Years in the Gym. All students will be doing some 'Drop Everything and Move/Dance' later this morning for five minutes! There will be a Pop Up Healthy Surprise at lunchtime with the game of the day being Badminton! We would be delighted to see as many students as possible playing Badminton in the Gym.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education Enrolment Day is on Tuesday 21/01/20 from 13:00pm - 16:00pm at the college located on Cardiffsbridge Road , Finglas West.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education Enrolment Day is on Tuesday 21/01/20 from 13:00pm - 16:00pm at the college located on Cardiffsbridge Road , Finglas West. Areas including Art , Fashion,Beauty, Business HR , Accounting Technician, IT & Cyber Security, Games Design , Pre University Science , Pre University Physiotherapy, Sports , Soccer , Travel & Cabin Crew, Childcare , Healthcare, Horticulture , Social Care . Interested applicants can apply online now @ www.colaisteide.ie and be called for an interview on the day.

U-16 Division 2 Team had Outstanding Win in Basketball Final!

Huge congrats to the U-16 Division 2 Basketball Team who played against a team from Drogheda with an overall score of 36-11. Well done to all members of the team and thanks to their mentor Ms Mulvey! Thanks also to the students who went on the supporters bus to cheer on their classmates!

Garda Band Visit the School for the TAG Ceremony - Tuesday 14th January 2020

Thanks to the members of the Garda Band who visited the school yesterday as part of the TAG ceremony. They played for the TAG recipients, some senior students who are studying Music as well as for the First Year cohort of students. The TAG (Teenagers and Guards) Programme is a six week initiative whereby some senior students in the Education for Living Programme got the opportunity to meet with the community guards to discuss social issues in the community. Cybersafety was also part of the programme. Each student involved received a cert yesterday and was applauded for their positive participation throughout the programme. Thanks to our Community Guards and Ms Cunningham for facilitating such.

Would you like to donate your old phone to the school to raise funds for the Ghana Project?

Students are welcome to give their old phones to Ms Morgan which will help to raise funds for the our School Immersion Programme to Ghana where we are helping a street children project. Phones must be wiped and unlocked before handing them in to Ms Morgan or at the school reception. https://bc25bacccc1520c3bd8c-ddf4d0d63af104236052ea77b45c1cfd.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3100_20200115084818.pdf

U19 Premier Semi final Battle

On Friday 10th the u19 premier team travelled to Maryfield for a semi final showdown against Mt Sackville. Having lost to them in the league game we knew it would be a tough battle. The team started well, and the first quarter was tight but ended in our favour 9-6. Quarter two proved more of the same with St Marys using fast breaks to their benefit and again the quarter ended in our favour 17-16. The third quarter was a tough one with Mt Sackville defending well and making it difficult to utilise our fast break. The quarter ended 21-32 to Mt Sackville. In the final quarter the team threw everything at it and worked every ball but Mt Sackville were on a roll and continued to score baskets. The final whistle blew and unfortunately it was Mt Sackville who progressed through to the finals. The team were outstanding all season and were a wonderful group of students to work with. Each member should be proud of their efforts this season. We are sad to say good bye to our sixth year students Eva Murray, Karla Conway and Amy Wall, who have contributed for many years to playing and coaching basketball for St Marys. Final score: 25-38 Team: Mai Perkins, Sarah Hanlon, Rosie Larkin Maguire, Eva Murray, Karla Conway, Amy Wall, Rugile Auskainyte, Sarah O'Connor and Jodie Doherty.

2nd Year Basketball Success ⛹️‍♀️

Our 2nd Year Basketball team opened up their season today with a double feature against Santa Sabina and Maryfield. The girls in blue dominated in both games with great high scoring wins of 36-12 against Santa Sabina and 26-10 against Maryfield. Congratulations to all the players who have really worked hard in recent training sessions and come together as a team. Captain Abbie Dean's has ensured that her team is constantly focused and working towards the target of a final. Special thank you to our T.Y assistant coaches Sarah O'Connor, Rugile Auskalynte and Aofie Scully who have worked really hard with the girls in passing on their skills and experience. Mary's Abú

1st year Basketball Update

Well done to the 1st year basketball team who played their first match yesterday, Monday, against Maryfield. The team were great and worked really hard. It was a well matched game, which could have gone either way. They were unlucky to lose by two baskets but should be proud of themselves. 1st year team: Amy Sperin, Sharon Shirbu, Sunamita Singeirzan, Naoise Donaghey, Lexi Doherty Doyle, Khughi Fergerson, Beau Doherty Doyle, Biatria Misota, Nesha Polintan, Aine Clancy, Anna Binu Anthinattu, Tori Ormsby Kelly and Sadhbh Nolan.

Wonderful Week of Sporting Ahead!

This week we are delighted and so proud of our sporting superstars who are representing St Mary's in the U-16 Basketball finals in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on Thursday and the Senior Camogie team who are representing the school in the Senior Shield final on Friday. We will be bringing supporters along to both matches and encourage everyone to get behind the teams. Students can only attend one of the finals. Students cannot miss lessons if they are undertaking classroom based assessment tasks in Junior cycle and are reminded to discuss with their teachers if in Leaving certificate. For Basketball interested students must meet TODAY Tuesday in the Sportshall at lunchtime and for Camogie on Wednesday lunchtime. Best of luck to all the players and coaches this week!

Third Years Visit the Lord Mayor as part of their CSPE CBA Reflection!

Mr Montague and Mr O'Reilly accompanied Third Year students from Class Sienna to the Mansion House this afternoon to meet with the Lord Mayor, Paul McAuliffe. Students got to see the Mansion House and they had the opportunity to have a question and answer session with him. The class had a very memorable trip and the class captain was presented with a flag by the Lord Mayor to mark their visit!

Reminder: Re Tomorrow Tuesday 14th January 2020

Classes for all students will finish at 3.35pm with the Second Year Parent Teacher Meeting taking place in the Gym from 4.15-6.45pm. Supervised Study will take place at the earlier time of 3.55pm and will conclude at 5.55pm.

Many thanks for registration documents & voluntary contributions - all greatly appreciated. Please submit outstanding contributions ASAP.

Classes for all students finish at 3.35pm next Tuesday 14th Jan. to facilitate the 2nd Year Parent Teacher Meeting in Gym from 4.15-6.45pm

News of the Week for Monday 13th January to Friday 17th January 2020

Next Week's Activities: Monday 13th January to Friday 17th January: Second Year students of Home Economics will begin their CBA on Creative Textiles. Third Year students of Science will be in Week 2 of their CBA Science in Society Investigation. Also, please note that on Monday 13th January: Mr Montague and Mr O'Reilly will be accompanying Class 3 Sienna to the Mansion House to complete their CSPE CBA Reflection; Junior Camogie Match quarter final against St Louis, Rathmines from 11.10am; First Year Basketball Match against Maryfield from 1.10-3.40pm Tuesday 14th January: A home TY Hockey match from 11.10-12.20pm; The Sixth Year Education for Living TAG Graduation will take place from 12-1pm in the Choir Hall with the Garda Band setting up at 11.30am. First Years and their class teachers at 11.50am will be invited to the ceremony which will take place until 12.45pm approx; Classes for all students will finish today Tuesday at 3.35pm with the Second Year Parent Teacher meeting beginning at 4.15pm in the Gym concluding at 6.45pm. Wednesday 15th January: All Fifth Year students of Spanish will be going to see a Spanish film in the IFI in Smithfield. They will return for their afternoon classes. Thursday 16th January: There will be a U-16 FINAL Basketball match (time tbc)! There will be a supporter's bus going for students who wish to support the team and who are not involved in CBA's. Friday 17th January: First Years during their Wellbeing class (8.55-9.35am) will have a talk from GAA referee David Gough on the importance of being an ally and supporting one another; There will be a Senior Camogie shield FINAL from 11.10-3.10pm and there will be a supporter's bus going to support the team and the 20x20 nationwide campaign! There will be Second Year and TY Hockey matches from 11.10-3.10pm against Santa Sabina; Ms Cryan's Religion Class will have a visiting speaker from 2.30-3.10pm from St Vincent De Paul.

Our Two Basketball Finals and Four Young Scientist Entries Dominated News of the Week for Monday 6th January to Friday 10th January

Huge congratulations to our two senior Basketball teams who played outstanding in their respective semi-finals last week. They missed the finals but it was fantastic for both teams to have reached the semi-finals of the competition. Well done to the students who were involved in the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition - they can be proud of their achievement as they return to school tomorrow. See previous notifications which details their projects and success at the RDS. Last Friday, Class Daisy and some TY students got the opportunity to go and visit their peers at the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. The Green Schools Committee had their first meeting of the term last Wednesday. One class of TY students are involved in a St Vincent De Paul project and had a speaker in on Friday. All Third Years completed their Cognitive Ability Tests (CAT's) last Friday afternoon.

Please Watch the Short Video Clip Below - St Mary's Students Involved!

Please click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYtORgWKiqU The short video shows our students telling the story of their Young Scientist project! They inform us if the 20x20 female sports campaign is effective in creating an all-inclusive sport culture in Ireland. This video is one of 41 projects videoed during the exhibition and which is available to view in the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition archive 2020 available at https://btyoungscientist.com/2020-video-archive/

Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is Still Open!

The Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is still open in the RDS until this afternoon. It is the perfect opportunity to see over 1,000 projects including St Mary's four outstanding projects.

St Mary's Pick Up Two Awards at the Young Scientist Exhibition 2020!

Congrats to all our students who had huge success at the Young Scientist Exhibition over the last number of days. They met many celebrities, chatted to many students from other schools and most importantly they got the opportunity to discuss their insightful research projects with the judges and their peers! Congrats to Mony Aramalla who won a 'highly commended' award in the Technology category. Congrats also to Aoife Hughes, Aoife Scully, Rugile Auskalynte, Éabha Ball and Christine Daly who won a 'highly commended' award in the Social and Behavioural Sciences Category. The latter group has been invited to the University of Limerick as guest lecturers! Congrats on the awards and we are thrilled for you, your families and your mentors Ms Mulvey and Ms Browne.

We are so Proud of our Young Scientists at the RDS!

We are delighted that four projects got through to the national final which is taking place at the RDS until Saturday. The following projects are being showcased by the following students: 1: E-CBT - An Electronic Solution to Impulse Control (Technology Category) - Mony Aramalla (student) 2. The Importance of Gender Identification During Adolescence to Support Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in Secondary School (Social and Behavioural Sciences Category) - Jack Bateson (student) 3. Is Climate Change Changing me? An Investigation into Teenagers Attitudes Towards Climate Change (Social and Behavioural Sciences Category) - Erin Tuke and Robyn O'Donnell (students) 4. An Investigation into the Creation and Awareness of the 20x20 Female Sports Campaign. Does IT Have the Power to Shift Ireland's Cultural Perception and Awareness of Women in Sports? (Social and Behavioural Sciences Category) - Aoife Hughes, Aoife Scully, Rugile Auskalynte, Éabha Ball and Christine Daly (students involved). We wish all of the students every success with their project and we hope that they are extremely proud of their wonderful personal achievement!

Semi final sadness - Basketball Update

The u19 division 2 team travelled to ALASA today for their semi final showdown against Maryfield College. After a successful unbeaten group stage we had high hopes for the game. The first quarter was tough with Maryfield taking an early lead which we continued to chase and ended inMaryfield’s favour 6-2. The second quarter was similar to the first. We slowly got into our stride but we’re still chasing at the end of the quarter 10-4. The fourth quarter allowed us to close the gap abit with some moments of brilliance from the team. At the end of the 3rd quarter it was all to play for with two baskets in it. The fourth quarter was tough and the team gave it everything. They closed the gap and pulled level at 14-14 with 2minutes left on the clock. With a free throw awarded to us we took the lead 15-14 but just after this Maryfield got what was the final score of the match. The game finished 15-16 in favour of Maryfield. We are so proud of the team who’s commitment to training and representing their school was outstanding. Each member of the team should be proud of their performances today and throughout the season. Thank you to Tara Mackin team captain, this season. Team: Tara Makin (c), Chanice Dolan, Catriona Comerford, Ciara Whelan, Bethina Santos, Anna Farrell, Laura Berry, Erica Carrie, Aoife Scully, Skye Carr.

Climate Change and Sport Dominate Two out of our Four Young Scientist Projects!

St Mary’s Proudly Boasts FOUR Finalists in the National Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS!

We are delighted that four projects got through to the national final which is taking place at the RDS until Saturday evening. More than 1,100 students are taking part in this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS, which was officially opened by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday afternoon. About 60% of the projects on show this year relate to climate change and the environment. The exhibition will be open to the public until Saturday evening. Mari Cahalane, Head of BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, said that around 50,000 people are expected to attend this year’s exhibition. We are very proud to have FOUR projects in the final this year. The following projects are being showcased by the following students: 1: E-CBT - An Electronic Solution to Impulse Control (Technology Category) - Mony Aramalla (student) 2. The Importance of Gender Identification During Adolescence to Support Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in Secondary School (Social and Behavioural Sciences Category) - Jack Bateson (student) 3. Is Climate Change Changing me? An Investigation into Teenagers Attitudes Towards Climate Change (Social and Behavioural Sciences Category) - Erin Tuke and Robyn O'Donnell (students) 4. An Investigation into the Creation and Awareness of the 20x20 Female Sports Campaign. Does IT Have the Power to Shift Ireland's Cultural Perception and Awareness of Women in Sports? (Social and Behavioural Sciences Category) - Aoife Hughes, Aoife Scully, Rugile Auskalynte, Éabha Ball and Christine Daly (students involved). We wish all of the students every success with their project and we hope that they are extremely proud of their wonderful personal achievement!

TU Dublin, Grangegorman is hosting a CAO Information Evening on Thursday 16th January from 17.30pm -19.30pm. Come along and find out more about the courses on offer. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie

TU Dublin, Grangegorman is hosting a CAO Information Evening on Thursday 16th January from 17.30pm -19.30pm. Come along and find out more about the courses on offer. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cao-information-evening-for-parents-qqi-applicants-and-mature-students-tickets-86523097915?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

REMINDER that TU Angier street will hold HEAR & DARE Advice Clinics this Saturday 10th of January 10am - 2pm ‌ http://accesscollege.ie/dare/events-dare/2017/09/19/dare-hear-advice-clinics-2019/

REMINDER that TU Angier street will hold HEAR & DARE Advice Clinics this Saturday 10th of January 10am - 2pm ‌ http://accesscollege.ie/dare/events-dare/2017/09/19/dare-hear-advice-clinics-2019/

Reminder: Walk on Wednesday - This morning Wednesday 8th January

There will be a Walk On Wednesday this morning! Start Wednesday the WoW WAY! You can walk all of the way or you can get dropped off 1km from school and walk the rest of the way. There are lots of great reasons to 'Walk On Wednesday'! It’s good for the environment It’s good for your health It’s good fun to talk to your friends on the way You’ll also help reduce traffic congestion outside the school!

Final Reminder: Parents of all 5th and 6th year students

A College Information Evening will take place this evening Wednesday 8th January from 7.30 - 8.30pm for all 5th and 6th year parents in the Choir Hall. There will be a presentation on the CAO System, PLC route and HEAR and DARE on the night. The line up for the evening is: CAO Talk by Margaret Madden (Maynooth University) PLC Talk by Ciaran McNulty (Colaiste Dhúlaigh) HEAR/DARE by Laurance van der Haegen (DCU)

All 5th year students of Spanish will be attending a Spanish film in the IFI Smithfield, next wednesday, 15th Jan, Please return permission slips to your Spanish teacher as soon as possible.

Calling all 'Green School' Student and Teacher Committee Members!

There will be a meeting in the outside Artroom tomorrow Wednesday at 1.20pm for the Green School Committee.

Wed. 8th Jan. 7.30-8.30pm, outside speakers will give an important CAO/PLC/HEAR/DARE talk to senior students & their parents in Choir Hall.

Our Latest Online Newsletter Edition

Our December Newsletter Online Edition is now available for your perusal. Please click on the following link to access it: https://www.stmaryshfcglasnevin.com/st-marys-newsletter-december-2019/

Remember DEAR for 12.30pm Class Today - Thursday 19th December!

Final Reminder: Please remember to have reading material, a book or otherwise in your bag for the 12.30pm class!

Christmas Holidays - Friday 20th December

There will be Tutor Time and classes for all students from 8.45-11.50am. A member of the management team will visit each class thereafter and students will be allowed home from 12 noon. Friday will be our annual Christmas Jumper Day with the Prefects and Tutors collecting €2 during Tutor Time. The Prefects have selected Crumlin Hospital for Sick Children as their chosen charity. So this coming Friday, students have the great opportunity to get into the festive spirit by wearing their Christmas jumper and accessories while at the same time donating €2 to help Crumlin Hospital to sustain the brilliant services that they have for sick children. Thanks to the wonderful team of Prefects who have organised a bake sale too on the day.

'Drop to the Clock' (DTTC) and 'Drop Everything and Read' (DEAR) session tomorrow, Thursday, 19th Dec. Reminder to bring in a book or magazine to read!

Reminder: Carols by Candlelight - Wednesday 18th December 2019 at 7.30pm in the Convent Chapel

It will take place in the beautiful Convent Chapel at 7.30pm this evening Wednesday 18th December. The event is open to all members of the school community and extended local community. As this year marks our 80th anniversary, our special guests on the night will be the Holy Faith Past Pupils Choir directed by Sr Marie Dunne with the latter choir and school choir singing 'Silent Night' together! The audience will be treated to a night of festive music, carols and reflections! The music will be able to take you on a journey of rediscovery towards the true meaning of Christmas. Thanks to the Parents School Association who will serve the tea/coffee and mince pies afterwards in the Arts and Craft Room which is adjacent to the Choir Hall. Admission is free with donations being accepted at the door and also via Eventbrite which will go towards two charities, the main one being for the School Immersion Programme to Ghana in the Summer of 2020.