Maryfield College

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An Gaisce President’s Awards

The Following Maryfield students have recently been awarded the An Gaisce Bronze Award

Erica Breslin Moya Mc Dermot Elizabeth Glynn Faye Donnelly
Caoimhe Carroll Aoife Moore Amy Grant Coleen Dunne Kennedy
Orla Carty Jenny Murphy Gemma Harty Nadia Corrigan
Stephaine Clear Alice O’Reilly Ellen Hawe Danielle O’Neill
Orla Cordial Grace Redmond Ellen Hennessy Rebecca Ratcliffe
Caitlyn Crooke White Sophie Redmond Kehoe Orlaith Higgins Mariya Sobchyshyn
Orla Doherty Aoife Scully Dolores Horan Aisling Twomey
Sarah Duffy Aideen Sharry Ruth Horrigan Aisling Williams
Leah Duggan Emer Sweeney Sarah Kelly Ciara Curley
Sarah Farrelly Chloe Walker Zoey Kenny Holly Leech
Aoife Galvin Ciara Whelan Bronagh King Isobel Maher
Cara Gaynor Abbey Martin Ciara Laird Jenny Markey Fox

An Gaisce recipients


Salters’ Festival of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin

Well done to Amber Madden Doyle, Aoife O’Kane, Michaela Castro and Eimear Roche who successfully represented Maryfield College at the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 9th May 2015.

The Salters’ Festival of Chemistry is an initiative of the Salters’ Institute whose aim is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences among the young.

Students who attended Salters Science Event


Student Leadership and Maths Programme at Trinity College Dublin

Congratulations to Maryfield College students Aoife Darragh, Sara Downey, Gretchen Ganley, Holly Leech, Grace Redmond and Jenny Murphy on successful completion of the TCD Student Leadership and Maths Programme. The girls are pictured above being presented with their award certificates at TCD.

The SLAM (Student Leadership and Maths) programme, coordinated by the School of Education at Trinity College Dublin, aims to help post-primary senior cycle students develop their mathematical and leadership skills through an eleven week programme.

Post-primary students from across Dublin schools were invited to Trinity College Dublin to attend courses in maths and leadership.

Our TY Students set up a maths clubs in our school in order to encourage their younger peers in Maryfield to enjoy mathematics and to provide an additional forum for students to take part in engaging mathematics activities. The maths club was extremely popular with our junior students and they were all presented with well deserved Easter eggs for all their hard work. Well done to each and every one involved.


1R and 1S   French Breakfast Party

On Friday May 15th our class had a French Breakfast/Feast. We all had a lot of chocolate food!

We had this French breakfast because recently we had been learning about food in French class. Did you know that in France, French children have a bowl of hot chocolate (un bo de chocolat chaud) for breakfast!!  Cereals are not typically eaten in France but you will always find bread (du pain) at the table!

At our breakfast table we drank hot chocolate (du chocolat chaud) and ate croissants (des croissants), brioche (la brioche), crepes (des crepes) with nutella, chocolate cake (le gateau au chocolat)and lots more delicious French treats.

On behalf of our French class, I would like to thank Ms. Whyte for allowing us have our French breakfast party and thank you to everyone who brought in something to share with the class.  Merci a tous et bien fait.

Leah O’Rourke 1S


Dates relevant to CAO Offers/Leaving Certificate Results 2015

Wednesday 12th August 2015: Leaving Certificate results expected

Monday 17th August 2015 : Round One CAO Offers:– ON-LINE from 6am

- remember you must have your CAO number

- a place can be accepted on-line

  • Only ONE place may be accepted

  • important to check actual offers, not rely on points

  • everyone who has applied will get letter/s offering

  • a place/s

  • you may accept by post instead of on-line

  • you cannot accept by both methods: if you do make this mistake : CAO will presume that the last acceptance to arrive to them is the one you want

  • (refer to p.20-24 of the CAO Handbook for details)

5.15p.m. Monday 24th August : Closing date for acceptance of Round One offers

Wednesday 26th August : Round Two CAO Offers:- ON LINE from 6a.m.

- same rules apply as for round one (see above)

- offer/s through the post on same day

5.15 p.m. Wednesday 2nd September: Closing date for acceptance of Round Two offers


Refer to the CAO handbook (p.20-24) as well as the website for any queries you may have at the offer stage

Remember deadline dates will not be extended for any reason by CAO

You should be available to deal with all these matters yourself and not rely on any other person to do so for you.

Viewing of scripts/reassessment of L.C. papers

Tuesday 18th August : L.C. candidates must return completed application forms to their school to view scripts by this date

Friday August 28th & Saturday August 29th : Viewing of scripts in schools

Wednesday 2nd September : Closing date for receipt by State Examinations Commission of Leaving Certificate Appeals applications from students who want papers reassessed:

Early to mid- October **: Results of Leaving Certificate appeals

** Remember if you get an upgrade on a paper (s) and as a result you are then entitled to a place in a college, you will be offered this through CAO. If there is a place on the course you will be entitled to take up this place in 2015. Otherwise you may have to wait until 2016 to take up the place.


  • The organisation overseeing Grants for Third Level and PLC courses is SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland).

  • Information and application form available on:

  • Applications will be open from Thursday 23rd April 2015

  • Closing date for new applications is Saturday 1st August 2015

  • You can only apply online.

  • It is advisable to apply early.

  • Only send the application form (to arrive with SUSI before the 1st August)

  • Do NOT send any other documentation until requested to do so. Make sure however you have the required documents ready to send when requested e.g. proof of family income.

  • Further information on SUSI website. Also phone: 0761087874

Remember to apply early for Grants and have all your documentation ready on time.

We wish all of you the very best of luck in your Leaving Certificate examinations and in your future life and career.

Best of luck also to Junior Certificate students

D. Ryan & F. Ryan

Guidance Counsellors.

New York Trip

The school tour to New York at mid-term was a tremendous success. Led by Mr. Murtagh, the trip has been described enthusiastically by our 6th Year students as fantastic, amazing, stunning, marvellous, first-rate, exciting…the superlatives just go on. Highlights of the trip included visits to iconic buildings such as the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Centre. New York’s museums and galleries proved a real treat for those interested in Art, History and Science with memorable excursions to MOMA, the Natural History Museum and the Metropolitan Museum.  Braving the freezing cold temperatures the girls walked across the Brooklyn Bridge before making their way to the Ground Zero Memorial. A trip to New York just wouldn’t be complete without stepping onto Broadway and so our students enjoyed attending the hit musical Wicked which was truly awesome. Ice skating, a few New York-style meals and of course a smattering of shopping completed this school trip-of-a-lifetime. The 6th Years want to express their sincere thanks to all their teachers who accompanied them on the trip. Above all they want to say a great big Maryfield thank you to Mr. Murtagh who organised the trip.

Maryfield College Students participating in the Soroptimist International Dublin Club  Public Speaking Event in the Mansion House on Saturday November 15th 2014.



Maryfield Students “Speaking Out”

Seven schools, including Maryfield College, recently participated in the Soroptimist International Girls’ Public Speaking Competition. Representing Maryfield were Alice Clarke (5L), Nadia Corrigan (TY) and Libby Sedgwick (TY). Speaking in the historic setting of the Oak Room at Dublin’s Mansion House, the Maryfield girls delivered well-structured speeches on Education and Human Rights with passion, poise and sophistication. Alice, Nadia and Libby were awarded certificates for their engaging presentations.