Transition Year Students visited the Irish Aid Centre in the Department of Foreign Affairs Building in Dublin 2 this week to learn about the work that Irish Aid does to support developing countries. The students participated in an interactive workshops aiming to challenge our stereotypes and preconceptions around poverty and hunger. Pictured here are Ana Barbu and Michael Chanda-workshop facilitators. Many thanks to all the staff in the Department of Foreign Affairs for an insightful and challenging workshop.
Bhí go leor imeachtaí spraoiúla againn i mbliana do Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Bhí an tseachtain le tosú le cinemobile nó pictiúrlann shoghluaiste ag teacht chun na scoile ach faraor bhí sé rómhór chun teacht isteach an geata! Mar sin, chaith scoláirí na Dara Bliana uair a’ chloig ag féachaint ar scannán sa halla. Bhí an poc fada againn sa pháirc os comhar na scoile ag am lóin agus gach lá cuireadh an comórtas Laoch an Lae ar siúl. Bhí tóraíocht taisce do scoláirí na Chéad Bhliana chomh maith le Tráth na gCeist do scoláirí na Cúigiú Bliana. Bhain gach duine an-sult as yoga a dhéanamh trí Ghaeilge freisin ag ceardlann a cuireadh ar siúl ag Óga Yoga sa halla spóirt. Rinneamar go léir ár ndícheall an ‘cúpla focal’ a úsaid i rith na seachtaine agus níos mó má bhíomar ábalta. ‘Beatha teanga í a labhairt!’
Tuesday March 15th 2016 was celebrated as Proclamation day at Maryfield along with schools throughout the country. All the students participated in a moving and enjoyable ceremony that included a time for respectful reflection and some fun cultural activity. The Irish Proclamation was read followed by our own Proclamation for a New Generation in which we voiced our vision for a peaceful and inclusive Ireland. We raised our new flag and then sang Amhrán na bhFiann. As part of our creative input to the event each student prepared a coloured piece of card reflecting what it means to them to be Irish. We raised these green, white and orange cards on Proclamation Day to form our own national flag. Our event concluded with some céilí dancing that was very much enjoyed by all.
Ceiliúradh Lá an Fhorógra ar an 15 Márta i gColáiste Pháirc Mhuire, mar aon le gach scoil eile sa tír. Ghlacamar go léir páirt i searmanas ina léigheamar an Fhorógra chomh maith lenár bhForógra féin do Ghlúin Nua. D’ardaíomar brat na hÉireann agus ansin chanamar Amhrán na bhFiann. Chríochnaigh an ócáid le céilí.
Our vibrant Student Council ran a very enjoyable Easter Egg Hunt just before the Easter Holidays. Each year group lined up at the front of the school in anticipation of a race to search for hidden eggs on the front field. Students charged in all directions after the starter’s orders in the hope of finding the coveted prizes.