Maryfield College

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

 


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

 


Careers Day at Maryfield

The Maryfield Parents’ Association in partnership with the school and the school Guidance Counsellor organised a very successful Careers Event on Tuesday the 7th of November. Professionals from a wide variety of career areas, attended. College advisors from DCU, DIT, NCI, Marino College and Portobello College, were also in attendance at this Expo type event which was held in the school gym.

It was a wonderful opportunity for students from Third Year to Sixth Year to engage with experts from many fields of work and to consider possible career paths that they may follow in the future. Our students reported that they found the event very interesting and helpful while the guests complemented the students for their engaging and friendly manner.  Thank you to all involved, the guests who volunteered to participate in the event and to our Parent’s Association.

 

 


Freshers Day

A showcase of the many clubs and activities that happen outside of class time took place in the school recently. This event was primarily aimed at our new First Years. Existing club members informed the students about the details of their activities and encouraged them to try out new things. These enthusiastic club members were very successful at recruitment.

Some of the clubs currently available for pupils include:

  • Green Schools Committee
  • Amber Flag Committee
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Traditional Irish Music Group
  • Guitar Club
  • Sports
  • Creative Writing Club
  • First Year Book Club
  • Poetry Aloud
  • Global Issues Group
  • Student Council
  • Anime Club
  • An Ciorcal Cainte

 

 


Amber Flag

Congratulations to the Amber Flag Committee who recently received the Amber Flag Award for Positive Mental Health. Their hard work has contributed to the breaking down of stigma associated with mental health and has helped to promote a culture of awareness, education and compassion for those struggling with anxiety, depression and many other issues surrounding mental health.

A special thank you to last year’s Sixth Years who were also instrumental in obtaining the Amber Flag Award – Aisling Williams, Gillian O’Sullivan and Emer Lorenz.