Maryfield College

Day 2 of Active School Week

It’s day 2 of Active School Week! We have healthy lunches planned, a rounders tournament and here are some photos of pupils engaging in Drop Everything and Move!

The second years enjoyed a benchball tournament at lunchtime and the third years had a delicious healthy lunch provided for them.

Active School Week- Day 1

Welcome to Active School Week! Our ty Active School team welcomed everyone at the door as our launch event. Next, pupils were treated to a talk on healthy living and they did a Drop Everything and Move in class. They were brought around the Wellbeing Walkway also. Then our first years enjoyed a rounders tournament at lunchtime.

Spring Clean 2024

On Saturday the 20th of April, the Parents’ Association took part in an Taisce’s National Spring Clean. This year we were very lucky with the weather and a great group of volunteers came together to help on the day.

We would like to thank –

  • All the volunteers, both parents and students.
  • The Principal, Dr O’Rourke, Alan and John the school caretakers for all their help on the day.
  • The bakers who treated us to some homemade scone and cakes.
  • An Taisce and Dublin City Council.

Some of the jobs that were carried out –

  • Painting of benches in Courtyards.
  • Painting of handrails, entrance gates and sports hall door.
  • Weeding, raking, and planting of flower beds in front of school.
  • Litter picking of school grounds.



Recent Green Schools Activities

1. collection of wood for bug hotel committee
3.cardboard sustainable city three pictures
4. bug hotel and fairy garden
5.student bike week
6. student library display

First Year Basketball Team Competes in All Ireland Championships

Well done to the first year basketball team who competed in the All Ireland championships. They are the first group from the school to represent Dublin and they played with passion and courage. Well done to everyone involved, including pupil coaching team Ciara, Sophia and Joyce.

Le Cheile Student Symposium in Knock

Le Cheile Student Symposium in Knock

Ten students went to the Le Chéile student symposium during the week. They left Dublin early in the morning and enjoyed the long bus journey to Knock, Co. Mayo. On arrival students were welcomed by the Le Chéile team and then got to participate in various faith based workshops.

After lunch students gathered in the Basillica for Mass and another workshop with Jim Deeds. His presentation “finding God in the mess” encouraged students to seek out faith in their own lives.

All students are to be commended for their respectful participation throughout the day, you are a credit to your school community. “The trip to Knock was a great experience. It was lovely to meet new people and to hear about the stories and history of Knock.”

“We went to Knock and had a memorable experience. We got to visit the Basilica, the museum and wander the beautiful grounds.”

Active Schools Flag Team Create Wellbeing Walkway

Our TY Active School Flag classes are proud to announce that we have created a Wellbeing Walkway! This is a signposted route around the school designed to encourage exercise, mindfulness and learning on the move.