Maryfield College

Katie Farrell receives creative writing award from President Higgins

Congratulations to Transition Year student Katie Farrell, who received the award for Female Second Level student from the “Write Here, Write Now” Writing Competition. This competition is presented annually by Hot Press Magazine, in conjunction with Creative Writing Ireland and the Irish Writers Centre. Katie was presented with the “Very Highly Commended” award by the Most Honourable President Michael D. Higgins at the Irish Writers Centre on Monday the 28th May. Katie also won an award for her writing from Trinity College Dublin earlier in the year. Well done Katie!

 

Creative Writing


First Prize at Salters’ Chemistry Festival

Three First Year science students, Martyna Baran, Anna Kendellon and Lara Phipps, represented Maryfield College in the Salters’ Chemistry Festival held in Trinity College on Saturday 21st April 2018.This is an annual event held in the Chemistry Department of Trinity College to promote science among First Year students. This year twenty-four schools participated in the festival.

The three Maryfield students won first prize in the Salters’ Challenge and according to the judges they obtained one of the highest marks ever awarded for this Challenge.

Well done girls!


Scifest@DCU 2018

We congratulate all our Maryfield competitors in SciFest@DCU 2018.  SciFest is an all-inclusive, all-island science initiative which fosters active, collaborative and inquiry-based learning among second-level students. It involves second-level students showcasing science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects at a series of one-day science fairs. We are very proud of our eleven students who represented Maryfield so well at this prestigious festival. Well done to all!

Maryfield competitors: Ramsha Owais, Charlotte Velasco, Ava Flynn, Elle Cooper, Holly Donnelly, Elycia Flood, Anu Thomas, Sarra Ryan, Róisín Brennan, Viktorija Cvetkove, Leah Wu.


Prize-Winning Performances by Maryfield Choir

Maryfield College choir recently performed in the choral section of the Kilkenny Music Festival. This was a very enriching experience for these students whose love of singing was very evident on the day. They sang in two competitions and were awarded a second place and third place against very notable competition. Participating in the Sacred Music and Post-Primary School Choir categories, they gave very musical performances of John Rutter’s May the Lord Bless You and Keep You and Karl Jenkins’ Adiemus. Adjudicator Peter Stobart commended the choir for their tone and musical interpretation, produced under the baton of their dedicated conductor Ms. Flynn.

You can listen to the choir’s prizewinning performances on the below video.

 


Mulled Wine and Mince Pie Evening 2017

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.


Debating

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

Debating Photo

 


Maryfield Global Issues Group

The Maryfield Global Issues were delighted to have been invited to Iveagh House on Friday 7th September to meet Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations to share the outstanding work they have done on raising awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  The students also had the opportunity to meet Simon Coveney, Tánaiste & Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.


6th Year Graduation

Our 6th Year graduation day took place on Wednesday 23rd May. This was a wonderful celebration of the students’ five or six years spent at Maryfield. The day included a ceremony in the school hall and mass in Marino church, followed by a reception back at the school. We wish all our 6th Year students the very best in their upcoming exams.


Irish Federation of University Women: Public Speaking Competition, 3rd February 2018

The Maryfield Public Speaking team recently took part in the annual competition run by the Irish Federation of University Women. Each student delivered an impromptu speech on a topic given half an hour before the event. Speaking in the Under 15s category, held at the Quinn Building UCD, Nina Coughlan Colley, Ailbhe McCaughey and Lailatul Rahman proudly represented Maryfield College. Nina spoke out brilliantly on her topic; Celebrity: the price is too high. Ailbhe thoroughly engaged the audience with her topic; Do young people drink too much? Laila gave an extremely convincing speech on the topic; School uniforms should be abolished. Well done to each to each of the girls and a big thank you to Ms Whyte for preparing the team!