Maryfield College

TY Students Attend the Concern Worldwide Campaign Academy

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.

Global Issues Group at Concern Workshop

Intercultural Day

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!

Santa Visits Maryfield

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.

Christmas Talent Show

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.

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.


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


Poetry Aloud Competition at the National Library of Ireland

an event that brings poetry into the memory and affections of the young in a way that will make it a lifelong possession and value’.  [Seamus Heaney]

Maryfield students Jane Keyes (Senior Category) and Róisín Ferguson (Intermediate Category) achieved great success at the regional heats of The Poetry Aloud Competition which took place in The National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street Dublin on the 23rd of October. Both students were awarded places in the semi-finals on the 16th and 17th November.

The prescribed poems in this year’s nationwide competition commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Patrick Kavanagh. Participants were required to recite two poems: one from the prescribed list and one of their own choosing from the prescribed anthologies.

Eighteen Maryfield students entered this competition and all students were flawless in the articulation of their poems from memory. This was a great achievement for all who participated in this prestigious event.

Junior Category Entrants: First Years and Second Years

Elisa Boby 1L, Jamuna Senthuran 1S, Aoife Kehoe 2R, Kate O’Connor 2R, Nicole Mare 2R, Nina Roe 2R

Intermediate Category – Third Years and Transition Years

Gráinne Tancred 3K, Leah Su Whelan 3K, Saoirse Dunne 3K, Róisín Ferguson 3K, Sara Coogan 3L, Lorna Lawless 3L, Shelby Cullen 3L, Susan Marmion 3S, Abbey Byrne 4R, Sally O’Driscoll 4R

Senior Category

Jane Keyes 5L

The ccommitment shown by all participants listed above, as well as the support of class audiences and staff, have all contributed to the success of this prestigious event.

Thank you. Ms Whyte and Ms Maguire