A selection of the school choir and the Traditional Group, along with Ms Grace and Ms O’Toole put on a short Christmas Carol Service for the Sisters of the Cross and Passion at their house on Griffith Avenue. The students sang carols and played a selection of Irish tunes, while some of the nuns shared some lovely stories of their years at Maryfield. One nun in particular graduated in 1953! A wonderful start to the festive season!
Our 6th Year students honoured a long-held Maryfield tradition by inviting our 1st Years to a carol service in the school hall on Wednesday afternoon. Following the singing of a selection of carols and Christmas songs, a special visitor from the North Pole arrived to wish all the students a very Happy Christmas.
The Mulled Wine and Mince Pie Evening for parents of First Year students took place on Tuesday 13th December. This is an annual event hosted by the Parents’ Association. The evening began with a concert featuring the musical talent of Maryfield students from the various year groups throughout the school. The school choir, the Maryfield traditional group and a host of other soloists treated the audience to a varied programme of music. Of course, the highlight of the evening were the First Year performers, including the First Year choir, solo singers and instrumentalists, a recorder group, and the students of 1K and 1R who treated us to a selection of Christmas music. The evening concluded with a reception in the dining room organised by the Parents’ Association.
Maryfield celebrated the raising of its second green flag on Thursday 24th November. All students and staff gathered outside for our flag-raising ceremony. Over the past two years the Green Schools Committee along with management, staff, parents and fellow students worked together to reduce the school’s energy output.
Following a number of successful initiatives Maryfield was awarded its flag for energy conservation. One such initiative was a ten-minute power-down which involved turning off all lights and unnecessary electrical equipment, opening blinds and turning down radiators for a ten-minute period at the height of the school day.
Inspectors from An Taisce then visited our school to evaluate our efforts and were very impressed with our commitment to this project.
We would like to thank everybody who helped us to earn this second Green Flag.