The annual Mulled Wine and Mince Pie Evening for parents of First Year students took place on Wednesday 22nd November. The evening began with a concert which showcased the wonderful musical talent of Maryfield students from a variety of year groups. The school choir, vocal ensembles, instrumentalists and solo singers treated the audience to a varied and entertaining programme. The First Years of course stole the show with both choral and solo performances. The evening concluded with a reception hosted by the Parents’ Association. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.
The Maryfield College Debate Team won their debate against St. Louis High School Rathmines on Tuesday 7th November. Both teams presented articulate and challenging arguments on the motion “To end world hunger, we must embrace GMOS” and there was lively debate and discussion. Congratulations to the team Ruth Connolly, Katie Farrell, Amy Moran and their captain Jennifer Keegan and thanks to all who came along to support.
Ms. S. Mellon
Due to predicted heavy snowfall the First year Parent-Teacher meeting scheduled for Thursday March 1 2018 is cancelled (new date tbc)
Some TY students attended the Concern Worldwide Campaign Academy on January 19th. The girls are active members of the Global Issues Group and Concern Debate Team and have been working with Lauren from Concern and four other schools to learn about campaigning. The theme for this year’s academy is Global Conflict. All TY Students in Maryfield study a module on Global Issues called Development Education.
The options night Options Night for Senior Cycle 3rd Year Parents / Guardian will be held on Feb 27th @ 19:00.
On Friday 15 December, we celebrated our second Intercultural Day in Maryfield. Over twenty cultures were represented on the day and students had the opportunity to talk to their peers about their cultures and find out more. There were lots of different types of food, as well as music, dance and traditional dress. The day was organised by the Global Issues Group in the school and partly funded by Worldwise Global Schools. We really enjoyed the day and are ready looking forward to the event next year!
This Sixth Years invited the First Years to a Christmas Carol Service and Celebration on 11 December. Following a long-standing Maryfield tradition, readings, carols and Christmas songs were presented by Sixth Year students. Santa Claus, accompanied by one of his helpers paid a visit at the end of the event and distributed sweets to a thrilled and excited audience.
First, Second and Third Years took to the stage on Thursday 21 December to perform a variety of acts. This highly entertaining production was organised by the hard-working Prefects who had been rehearsing with their classes at lunchtime for the past number of weeks. Thank you to all involved for making this such a successful and fun event.