Maryfield College

Maryfield College took part in the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Another September, and once again

Four sixth year students – Holly Clarke, Ciara Gill, Grainne Murray, Rebecca Maguire along with Ms. Seery volunteered looking after the sick and elderly pilgrims.

Due to all their hard work and efforts, many pilgrims had a very memorable and meaningful experience at Lourdes. The Maryfield girls along with their peers “The Blueshirts” and all the other helpers involved in the pilgrimage worked above and beyond their duties, taking on extra duties due to flight delays etc.

The Maryfield girls were mainly involved in the duties of ward support and refectory. They were full of enthusiasm for every task they were involved in.  They showed great kindness and compassion to those in their care, and work well as the Lourdes Maryfield Team, within the great big team that is the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. On one evening the girls were stewarding at the Torch Light Procession which is a very beautiful act of prayer. They also sang in the Folk Group at Lourdes during the many liturgies and ceremonies that take place during the pilgrimage.

They also attended the medal ceremony, where Ms. Seery was awarded the silver medal for completing five years of service to the pilgrimage. Many volunteers are awarded each year by the Archbishop of Dublin for their various lengths of service to the pilgrimage.

On their last night in Lourdes, the Maryfield Team headed to the Grotto to light their special large pilgrim candle for all the intentions of the Maryfield Community and for anyone who asked for us to remember them in our prayers. The girls also lit four candles for last year’s volunteers and wished them every success in their new endeavours.

Lourdes is an amazing sacred place. We ask for the guidance of Our Lady and the courage of St. Bernadette to bless us all in this coming academic year ahead. May we take this opportunity to thank all those who supported us and help us to fundraise. We remembered you all in our prayers at the Grotto. This was a life-changing opportunity for our girls, one that they will remember forever.

Walk to School Competition- European Mobility Week

Irish secondary schools have been invited to take part in a Walk to School competition as part of European Mobility Week, which takes place from 16th to 22nd September.

Dublin City Council is partnering with An Taisce’s Green-Schools Travel Programme to encourage as many students, parents and staff to walk to school any day during European Mobility Week.

They are inviting schools across Dublin City to, where possible, walk some of part of their way to school if they can during this week, and to submit entries to their EMW Walk to School competition. Participating schools will be in with a chance to win a €200 voucher for PE gear or an opportunity to take part in a promotional video!

More information can be found here.

Do you walk to school or will you walk during European Mobility Week? How does it make you feel? What do you see on your journey? Who do you meet along the way? Do your friends join you on your walk or is it a solo adventure?

Secondary school students are invited to create a poster focused on the positive aspects of walking to school. This isn’t just a normal poster, we want you to get creative! Posters should display the most fun fact or that highlight the benefits of walking to school in the most imaginative way.

Green Schools have a number of Fun Facts on Walking that can be used as inspiration for your poster!

The school with the best poster will win!

Why participate?

  • Exploring your local area through this activity will help students develop a better understanding of their surrounding environment.
  • To provide an insight of student experiences on the way to school
  • Participating in this competition is the perfect way to gear up for the Green-Schools National Walk to School Week 2023 where schools all over Ireland will be celebrating walking to school with Green-Schools during National Walk to School Week from October 2nd to 6th.

How to Enter

To take part in the competition send in your school’s worksheets and / or posters by Friday 29th September.

Send a photo of each entry from your school to

Food Village- Your School Meals

We are delighted to be introducing a new school meals service with Food Village for 2023-2024.


Food Village will visit the school on Friday 8th September to ‘onboard’ all students and students are required to bring their mobile device with them to school that day. Full service will then commence on Wednesday 13th September.


In advance we request that all students have the Food Village app downloaded and their account registered prior to the onboarding day on the 8th of September.   Please use this link to view specific information relating to our school, the unique registration code and to view the menu.


New School App- Instructions

We are delighted today to launch our new school app.

Through the app we will keep our whole school community updated on school events, activities and students’ achievements throughout the year and events section will remind parents of important dates in the school calendar.

We continue to use VS Ware for all attendance information, school reporting and VS Ware Mail as our main method of communication with parents.

We hope that you find the app a useful way to stay connected to the school community this year.

The validation code has been sent through VS Ware Mail & text and student email.  

App Installation_Guide

App Downloads: Android App Download
IOS – IOS App Download Link

Ghaeilge i gColáiste Pháirc Mhuire

An samhradh buailte linn agus bliain iontach eile don Ghaeilge i gColáiste Pháirc Mhuire

Ghlac daltaí (thart ar 140 dalta )agus múinteoirí ó Choláiste Pháirc Mhuire páirt i nGaeilge 24 arís i mbliana ar an 15ú Samhain 2022 . Is dúshlán é Gaeilge 24 chun daltaí scoile a spreagadh chun labhairt as Gaeilge amháin ar feadh 24 uair an chloig. Tá an dúshlán á eagrú ag Conradh na Gaeilge agus deis iontach ba ea í do na daltaí a gcuid Gaeilge a feabhsú agus a chur chun cinn sa scoil. Bhí bricfeasta Gaelach againn ar maidin chun fuinneamh a thabhairt dúinn don lá fada lán le Gaeilge agus don dúshlán a bhí romhainn. Bhí an ceaintín dubh le daoine agus an Ghaeilge á labhairt ag gach duine le chéile. Ghlacamar páirt i dTráth na gCeist Beo ar Zoom. Bhí na mílte ar fud na tíre ag glacadh páirte chomh maith. Bhí céilí mór ar siúl san iarnóin agus bhain chuile dhuine spórt agus spraoi as! B’iontach an rud é teanga álainn na Gaeilge a chloisteáil ar fud na scoile ar feadh an lae.  Bronnadh teastas orthu siúd a ghlac páirt san fheachtas tábhachtach seo. Comhghairdeas leo go léir. Mar a deir an seanfhocal “Beatha teanga í a labhairt”.

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Aviation Careers – ‘what happens beyond the clouds’

Maryfield College applied to join the Ryanair Role Models Roadshow, an inspiration day for female students who might think about a career with RyanairThis event was being held in Ryanair HQ in Dublin and will also be held in London, Spain and Italy.
7 of Maryfield College students were delighted to be chosen from 400 schools across the country.  At this wonderful Careers event the students were able to listen to presentations from Pilots, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Customer Services, Chief Risk Officer, Senior Engineer, Director of HR and a group of graduate entry staff.  All these positions are held by females, so it was particularly inspiring for our students.   The students really got a great insight into the various careers and advice on how to proceed in their career pathway.  A special thank you to 6th year student Roisin Boland who informed us about the application and wishing her great success as she pursues her flight training. 

Guidance Department.

6th Years vs Teachers Rounders Match- Teachers Win Yet Again!

Well done but ultimately, hard luck to the 6th year pupils who took the teachers on in a game of rounders today. They played well but were no match for their older but wiser adversaries.

It’s a time honoured tradition and the teachers are currently undefeated after nearly 80 years.

TY Graduation

Congratulations to our TY Class of 2023 and Ms Ryan, Ms Clancy, Ms Cooney, Ms O’Toole, Ms O’Mahoney and Ms McLoughlin for a wonderful end of year celebration. Thank you to all parents who attended the presentation this afternoon.

Rocket Takes Off In Our Polytunnel

Students from the Enterprise Club were out harvesting some salad at lunchtime to take home to eat. We have lots of organic rocket, spinach, lettuce and mixed oriental leaves growing nicely in our polytunnel.



East Leinster Success For Ines Jauny

Well done to Ines Jauny of 2K, who came second in the 100m and third in the long jump at the East Leinster athletics championships. She will represent Maryfield at the Leinster championships on the 17th of May.

Maryfield College wins an award in the National YSI competition for the third year in a row!

Maryfield College won the award for ‘Making our country more inclusive and poverty free’ in this years Young Social Innovators competition, following on similar success in 2021 and 2022!
 In class  4K discussed the issue of homophobia and realised that homophobic bullying begins at a very young age. They realised that books for children tend to start with traditional families of a mum, dad and two children. In order to introduce acceptance of  inclusive and diversity, they have written and illustrated a children’s book, called “I’ve Lost my Family, Can You Help Me?”

In this book Pedro the parrot gets lost and tries to find  his way home. He gets help along the way from all kinds of animals and families- a family with two lioness mums, a little hedgehog who’s is minding a baby bear, a rabbit family with mum and dad, and so on. The gorgeous illustrations by Ema T , add vibrant colour and light up the rhyming story aimed at younger children. well done to 4 K and Ms. McLoughlin!

Japanese Class Make Cranes To Wish World Peace

The 5th year Japanese class has been making cranes with origami to wish world peace. This is going to be sent to Hiroshima as behalf of Irish secondary school Japanese students. Well done for the beautiful work!



Parents Association Spring Clean 2023

Despite the rain, the Parents Association and students from Maryfield College were out in force celebrating World Earth Day by hosting its annual Spring Clean of the school’s grounds. It was a busy morning weeding, pruning, cutting back brambles, clearing moss, litter picking and planting new plants. A big thank you to all the parents, especially the students who volunteered, the school caretaker Alan Redmond and principal Dr O’Rourke.  A big shout out to Dublin City Council who provided us with bags, gloves and litter pickers and Tully Nurseries in Ballyboughal who supplied us with some planting. 

The Maryfield Book Club enjoyed a visit from KPMG volunteer

The Maryfield Book Club enjoyed a visit from KPMG volunteers today. Students took part in a cover design competition and enjoyed discussing the book ‘Be Wild Little One’ by Olivia Hope. Students are loving taking part in the Junior Juries programme for the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards.

Couch to 5k Complete!

Today was also the final day of the Couch to 5K programme. Congratulations to all the girls who have worked hard to improve their fitness and wellbeing. Keep up the good work!

Day 5 of Wellbeing Week- “Rainbow Friday”

Today is Rainbow Friday! Our One Good School team invited Ollie Bell, a guest speaker from Shout Out, an LGBT+ charity. We sold rainbow pins to raise money for Shout Out also. A Find the Flag scavenger hunt completed the activities.

A massive congratulations and thank you to everyone on the One Good School team for all your hard work and achievements this week. You’ve really lifted the mood and made a positive difference.

Wellbeing Week Day 3- Give!

It’s day 3 of Wellbeing Week and because the theme is “Give”, we had a bake sale at lunchtime. No money was involved though; our currency is kindness! We gave out cakes and treats in exchange for positive messages written on paper love hearts! 

Wellbeing Week Day 2- Be Active

Maryfield’s top runners were out bright and early this morning for the Maryfield Mile, part of our Wellbeing Week programme.

Our whole school did a Drop Everything and Move activity as part of Be Active Tuesday, an integral part of Wellbeing Week.

A Just Dance event was also part of the fun and games for Be Active Tuesday.

A lot of fun was had by everyone!


Wellbeing Week has begun!

We were visited today by a representative of Jigsaw, the youth mental health organisation. Emeir talked to our pupils about Jigsaw and mental health in general. The girls then listed what they’re grateful for on our gratitude noticeboard.


Two TY students reach final of Relove fashion competition

Two of the transition year students reached the final of the relove fashion competition on Thursday in Ballymum.


Here are some pictures of the two students Sarah Elders and Isabelle Graham with their outfit that they made from recycled jeans.


The final had 22 finalist out of 200 entries from all schools all over Ireland.


Prefects Raise E1,000 in Aid of Alone

On Thursday the 16th of March,Ms Farrelly and  the Prefects held a St Patrick’s day dress up and fundraiser in aid of ‘ Alone’.
A great day was had by all and the  total money raised was  €1000.
A huge thank you to all Students, Staff and Parents for your generosity.

Welcome Wall To Celebrate Diversity

Our second year CPSE class 2R created a beautiful welcome wall that celebrates our school’s diversity and makes all students feel valued and included. We recognise the importance of providing a supportive environment for our EAL students, and we are dedicated to ensuring that all students feel empowered to succeed at Maryfield College.





On Monday 13th March, ten students along with Ms.Seery took part in the very first Le Cheile Faith Symposium. This was a wonderful gathering of Le Cheile schools from all over the country.

The symposium was held at Knock Shrine in Co. Mayo. the students took part in various workshops including the following:

  • The story of Knock (Museum)
  • The “Mosaic” story (Basilica)
  • Faith sharing
  • Recovery from addiction through faith, with members of the Cenacolo Community.
  • Positivity of music in prayer
  • Meditation


The students had the opportunity to reflect on prayer and faith in their own lives, and on how they live out the Le Cheile values within their own school communities.


The afternoon began with a special celebration of Mass in the Parish church, where various representatives from the schools took part in the liturgy, and everyone joined in the wonderful music.


There were some presentations from schools about the work of their “Ember” teams. This is a peer lead faith leadership group within the schools which aims to help school communities to live out our Catholic Faith.


The students really enjoyed the opportunity to link with students from so many different schools throughout the country, who are all part of the Le Cheile family. It was particularly lovely to meet up with the teachers and students from our sister/school – Cross and Passion, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare.


At the closing session, there was an invitation from the Knock Youth Ministry for students to participate in some summer volunteering at Knock Shrine (16–18-year-olds). Please see the noticeboard outside Room 27 for further information or speak to Ms. Seery


Maryfield can be very proud of the students who went to Knock this year. They were terrific ambassadors for their school. They completed a very long day from early morning to late in the evening, and entered very enthusiastically into the whole event. Well done girls!


We look for to this event being the first of many gatherings that will take place in the years to come.


Elaine Murphy of 5th Year Attends European Youth Parliament in Norway

After attending the Regional and National sessions of European Youth Parliament Ireland, I was selected to attend an international session in Tromsø, Norway. The session had 300 participants from all over Europe, and over 9 days we came together in committees and created resolutions to tackle problems facing Europe currently. The resolutions we wrote will be sent to policy makers across Europe and hopefully influence positive change.


First Year Business Students Host Fairtrade Event

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, our first year Business Studies students hosted a Fairtrade event to raise awareness about the work Fairtrade does to support farmers, producers and textile workers in the Global South. By switching to Fairtrade, you are using your financial power to help those most affected by the climate crisis and helping to create a more just world.
Next time you are shopping, look out for the Fairtrade logo on some of your favourite household items!
A big thanks to Fyffes for donating the bananas for each of our first years. 🍌
Thank You,
Ms Clancy’s First Year Business Studies Class. ❤️

First Years Engaging in Drop Everything and Move

First years during Ms O’Sullivan’s SPHE class living the dream and incorporating some physical activity into their day. Students came up with six exercises and then rolled the dice! #embraceequity #internationalwomensday

TY Pupils Participate in Emmanuel 2023

Last Wednesday March 1st, the TY students took part in the EMMANUEL Concerts at the Helix. This is an initiative between schools and the Dublin Diocese. It was great to take part again in this wonderful event after  the Pandemic, and it was so inspiring and uplifting to see and hear so many young people singing. The concerts promote wonderful music that can be used in our schools for Liturgy.

Among the highlights were video greetings from the various composers, and it was a lovely surprise to include a video message from the very famous Bjorn Kristian Ulaevus of ABBA whose song “Ode To Freedom” was one of the pieces performed.
The Religion Department would like to express how well our TY students participated and represented Maryfield College. A special note to our soloists, Cliona Barrett who sang “The Prayer” and Ai Lin Sun who played the piano in the orchestra.
Congratulations and well done to everybody involved. The whole event was a great success.

Lenten Space For Grace

Dear Le Chéile Community,

Our first Lenten Space for Grace takes place today at 13:20 online, the entire Le Chéile community are invited to join us for 20 minutes of prayer and reflection. Please circulate with more members of the community as you feel fit.

We will have in total three Space for Grace online reflections, today, March 15th & March 29th all at 13:20. This is in collaboration with other Trusts and Organisations – CEIST, Spiritan Trust, Loreto Trust, Dublin Diocese & Marino Institute.

We acknowledge that schools & workplaces are busy places therefore we will be recording the reflection and will place it on our website later today so that it can be viewed at another time for those that want it.

Please see attached the advertising poster and below the zoom link for all three Space for Graces

Join Zoom Meeting<>

We hope you can make time for your own faith journey this Lent and join us.

Warm wishes,

Claire Kilroy
Ethos Leadership Officer,
Le Chéile Schools Trust CLG.

TY Japanese Class Visit Japanese Restaurant

The TY Japanese class went to a local Japanese restaurant today to try a bento box to finish off the module. They all enjoyed it very much. Well done to Ms Mika McLoughlin.


6th Year Trip To National Concert Hall

The 6th Year Music students enjoyed their trip to the National Concert Hall this Tuesday to see the National Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet. They loved experiencing their Set Work live!

One Good School’s Peer Education Progamme

This week, two of our fifth years are delivering classes to their peers about mental health and wellbeing. It is part of Jigsaw’s One Good School programme. Well done, Sabrina and Emily!


U14 Badminton Team Narrowly Miss Out In Dublin Championships

Commiserations but still well done to the u14 badminton team who were narrowly edged out in their Dublin final today against St Mary’s, Naas. Our girls fought bravely but succumbed to a 4-2 loss. Our team of Olivia, Taniya, Alice, Janani and Inès did us proud!

Skiing Trip in Andorra

Our 4th and 5th years went skiing in Andorra over the midterm. A great time was had by all!

6th Year Trip to Edinburgh

“Thank you to a wonderful group of 6th years who were a pleasure to bring to Edinburgh and the Highlands last week and we all had a great time”- Ms Carroll.



It’s Safer Internet Day 2023!

It’s Safer Internet Day 2023! Our pupils are hard at work, designing presentations and posters to help their peers stay safe online. Here are some posters produced by our first years. The theme for today is promoting respectful, inclusive online communication. #SID2023


Fifth Year Politics & Society Students Meet with the President of the European Parliament

On Thursday February 2nd, the Fifth Year Politics & Society students of Maryfield College visited the Houses of the Oireachtas at Leinster House. We were greeted by the Parliamentary Education Officer, Conor Reale, who informed us about the role of the Dail and Seanad, before we met with Social Democrat TD Cian O’ Callaghan. Deputy O’ Callaghan discussed issues such as how the role of a TD is changing, his work in the Dail committee on Housing and why young people should get involved in politics. He then took part in a very engaging question and answer session where he listened and responded to every question that we asked of him.

We then watched the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, give a joint address to both houses of the Oireachtas. This was a unique opportunity for us to witness as she is only the second women outside of Ireland to be given this honour. After the President’s address we were then escorted to a room upstairs were we had the privilege to take part in a question and answer session for over twenty minutes with President Metsola and Deputy Leader of Seanad Eireann, Senator Regina Doherty. During this meeting we discussed a wide range of topics such as the difficulties female politicians face, increasing the power of the European Parliament, how the rule of law is under threat, and future challenges facing the European Parliament.

President Metsola took a great interest in our lives as young people in Ireland and asked us what changes we would like to see in our education system and in the society that we are growing up in. She stressed the need for a pragmatic approach to issues but also encouraged us to push for the change that we want to see in the world and she has inspired many of us to follow in her footsteps as future political leaders.

Fifth Year Politics & Society students meeting with the President of the European Parliament


One Good School Peer Education

A group of 5th years is currently engaging in Jigsaw’s One Good School Peer Education programme training. These volunteers will deliver workshops to teach the junior cycle pupils about mental health and wellbeing.

First Year Retreats

All first years took part in class retreats this week in the parish centre in St. Vincent De Paul Church, Marino.

The RE department would like to thank the first year students who participated so well together each day.


“We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson


Scout’s experience of retreat


“The Theme of the retreat was Self- esteem. Self-esteem is believing in yourself and loving yourself the way God loves you. I enjoyed all of the games that we played because now I know the people in my class a bit better. I found it difficult to meditate at first but when I got into the flow of it I found it relaxing. I had a really fun day.”


Maryfield U19 Camogie Team Triumph in Dublin Championship Final!

Our U19 team reigned supreme in the U19 Dublin final with an emphatic win over Castleknock Community School. The pitch was frozen over at the start of the match but that did not put off our girls. Captain Ava Lambe of sixth year lifted yet another trophy, in what has proven to be a very prolific colleges camogie career. We will now represent Dublin in the All Ireland championships. Well done everyone!




U16A Badminton Team Crowned Dublin and Region Champions!

It has been a triumphant return to badminton for Maryfield. Our U16A badminton team has been crowned Dublin and Region champions after a home and away victory over St Mary’s, Naas. The quarter, consisting of Michelle Shocan, Mishalini Gopi, Rayna Jose and Cheryl Nakka, will now represent Dublin as they contest the Leinster championships in March. Well done, girls!

Couch to 5K

As part of Maryfield’s Whole-School Wellbeing strategy, we will introduce a couch to 5K running programme, beginning on Monday, 23rd of January. Each pupil is welcome to participate, regardless of fitness levels.

We will meet after school up to three times a week and the aim is for participants to be able to eventually run for 5km without stopping. It starts off with a manageable combination of walking and jogging and progresses towards running only. The plan doesn’t just include running- there will be some general cardio and strength training to help build up muscle and stamina. If you are interested, please sign up on the sports noticeboard. You must also obtain a parental permission form, available on the window ledge across from the sports noticeboard.

Please find attached a PAR Q questionnaire (Physical Activity Readiness ) for anyone interested in participating. If you answer yes to any of the questions, please consult with your doctor before you begin the programme. If any of symptoms occur while participating, you must cease immediately and seek medical help.

We will use a Couch to 5K app (C25k) to keep track of progress. You can complete parts of the programme in your own time. 

The programme will take place on school grounds. Pupils are to wear their own sports gear so their PE tracksuits will still be available for PE classes. Please note, your clothes and footwear may get muddy on occasions.


U19 Team Qualify For Super Final Friday

Our U19 team had a resounding victory over Portmarnock C.S. in their semi-final with a scoreline of 6-9 to 1-1. They will play their final on Friday in Trinity College Sports Ground, Santry at 10.15. Well done, girls!

U19 Camogie Team Win Quarter-Final

The u19 camogie team beat Hartstown CS in their quarter-final by a scoreline of 7-14 to 0-0. They will face either St Dominic’s, Cabra or Portmarnock CS in their semi-final. Well done everyone!

Tickets on sale for the Maryfield Musical- High School Musical

Transition Year Musical – High School Musical

Tickets now on Sale


Tickets for 24th January


Tickets for 25th January


TY Musical 2023 High School Musical Promotional Flyer[7]

Prefect FundRaiser

The Prefects and Ms Farrelly wish to thank all Staff, Students and Parents for their generosity during the Prefects 2nd fundraiser .A very generous €1046.30 was raised for Sonas, which will be used to provide refuge for Women and Children in distress.

Christmas Carols

It is a longstanding tradition that sixth year students sing carols for the first year students here in Maryfield. This afternoon the sixth years encouraged the first years to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and the need for peace in our world. We sang carols together and listened to readings.

There was a special visitor and we also sang some Christmas favourites. Thank you to all the sixth years who planned and participated in our carol service. A special mention to the stars of the show and to Mary-Kate for her impeccable compere skills.

Thanks to Ms Seery, Ms McCarron and Ms Cooney for their help in preparation of our carol service.

Happy Christmas Everyone


Class 4K / 4L visiting Nazareth House Nursing Home

Class 4K / 4L visiting Nazareth House Nursing Home this morning to sing Carols and Christmas songs for the residents. The staff and residents  really appreciated the visit.
A special Thank You to Ms.Cooney and Ms.Seery for arranging this event.

School Pollytunnel

School Polytunnel
We are delighted to unveil the latest addition to Maryfield College – A Polytunnel!
Over the coming weeks we will form a committee of staff and students who will plan, plant, grow and maintain various food and plants in the polytunnel. Our focus is to develop new skills, raise awareness on food literacy and sustainability and most importantly, to have fun.
This polytunnel will provide students with an outdoor learning environment and a space to enjoy the beauty of nature.
We hope that this polytunnel will provide both staff and students with the opportunity to unleash their inner gardener and inspire some to start growing in their own home or outdoor space.
Stay tuned for further updates…
The Enterprise Club

Frosty Friday

Ms Ryan has captured some beautiful views of Maryfield this Frosty Friday!

Christmas Musical Evening

The Music Department and Parents Association held a Christmas Musical Evening last Monday night. Thank you to all the students who took part! You are magic!

TY pupils Complete the CPR 4 Schools programme

Here is a few pictures from the CPR workshop completed by the TY students.
Students completed the CPR 4 Schools programme from the Irish Heart Foundation.

6th Year Retreat

On 1st December the sixth years gathered in the assembly hall for a day of reflection led by our special guest Gerry Keegan. Gerry shared aspects of his own faith journey and encouraged the sixth years to take time to reflect on their own lives and experience. Gerry sang songs and shared his story through examining the lyrics. There were plenty of games and interactive music general knowledge quizzes, correct answers were rewarded with enthusiastic cheers.


It was a powerful experience to be witnessed. Thank you everybody for your respectful participation and sense of  fun throughout the day.


A special word of thanks to our personal Adele act! 😉 Hope you enjoyed the pizza lunch.

The RE Department


Parents Association Sponsors Christmas Tree and Five New Benches

It’s that time of the year again and to mark the start of the Christmas Season at Maryfield College, the Parents Association have sponsored the Christmas tree in the school’s courtyard. Thanks to our committee members who helped decorate the tree which looks great alongside the five new benches that the association purchased last month for the school.

TY Art Workshop-No Place Like Gnome

Here’s some photos of the 4th yrs. with the gnomes they made in a craft workshop run by Ms Mahoney and Ms McLoughlin. Well done everyone!

Junior Certificate Results 2022

Congratulations to all our 2022 Junior Certificate candidates who received their results today! Our girls performed extremely well and made the school very proud.

First Year Student Council Elections

1st Year Elections 

On the 25th of October the First Year elections took place 


  1. The assigned student council members met at the assembly hall after break time. 


      2. They were assigned temporary roles for the election and were explained how to carry out these roles. 


      3. Four assigned members of the Student Council went to collect the first group of First Years and  brought them to the assembly hall where the elections took place. 


       4. After all the groups of First Years voted, all the members were taught how to count votes. 


       5. The elections went really well, and the First Years Student Council members were elected: Lily   Moran from 1R and Abigail Aju from 1L. 


Quiz Night 2022

Quiz Night
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and supported the first fundraising event of the year. A great night was had by all and congratulations to Tracy Ennis and her team on winning the quiz. A big thank you to all the companies that donated spot prizes and St Vincent’s GAA Club for letting us use their facilities.

Ai Lin Wins Gold and Bronze At the National Taekwondo Championships

Here’s some pics from the Taekwondo National Championships in Limerick last Saturday. Ai Lin got a bronze🥉for 1st Dan patterns and gold🥇in the black belt 1-3 Dan U18 -61kg sparring. Winners will be selected into the National Team and the girl that got silver for sparring is the reigning World Cup Champion! Congratulations, Ai Lin!


Fiona Joby Wins the Halloween Raffle

Congratulations to Fiona Joby 1L who bought the winning raffle ticket at the Halloween Sale on Thursday 27th of October. Enjoy your prize 😊


Halloween Dress Up

Fifth years Holly and Rebecca ran a best fancy dress competition with Ms McCarron’s 1st year classes 1L and 1K. Winners were Alisha Alim and Anna Binoy.

TY Pupils Create A Lesson Plan as Part of Community Action

As part of their Community Action programme with Ms Mahoney & Ms McLoughlin, the girls were asked
to create & present an original lesson plan that would be suitable for junior/ senior infant primary school pupils. They had great fun !



Enterprise Club Halloween Sale

On Thursday, the students from the Enterprise Club held a Halloween Sale for the students and staff of Maryfield College.
We spent the last few weeks preparing for this sale during our lunchtime meetings. We started by thinking of ideas of different products to sell and we decided on making Halloween trick or treat bags, eco-friendly piñatas, Halloween themed baked goods and held a raffle.
We held the sale in the Assembly Hall and displayed our stock.
The sale was a success and we got to put our teamwork, communication and sales skills into practice.
Thank you to everyone who supported our sale. Wishing everyone a safe and happy midterm break!
The Enterprise Club 🎃

5th Years at Go Quest

5th Year Students enjoyed a morning of teamwork and problem solving at Go Quest in Carrickmines on Friday 14th October. They challenged themselves with a mixture of  mental, physical and skill based ‘quests’ to gather as many points as they could for their team. Enjoy the photos from the day!

One Good School Assembly, Croke Park

Mr Smith, parent Patricia Mulligan and pupils, Sarah O’Rourke and Kayleighann Burgess attended the One Good School Assembly in Croke Park on October 19th. It was an event to celebrate the good work that has been done so far by the participating schools.

The event was organised by Jigsaw, who provide help for young people from the ages of 12 to 25.

Former Irish President, Mary McAleese, was a guest speaker, she spoke about the influence one good adult can have on a student.

Ai Lin Wins Two Bronze Medals at the Taekwondo World Cup in Slovenia!

Ai Lin Sun (4th year) flew the Irish flag high at the VIII ITF Taekwondo World Cup in Koper, Slovenia. She earned two bronze medals – for individual and team sparring.🥋 A massive congratulations, Ai Lin, on this huge achievement!





Jigsaw’s One Good School- CLANG

CLANG is Jigsaw’s campaign to help us all learn about and look after our own mental health and wellbeing. From Monday, 10 to Friday, 14 October, we’re asking you to join us in doing five simple actions proven to help with your mental health and wellbeing.

  1. Connect
  2. Keep Learning
  3. Be active
  4. Take notice
  5. Give back in support of Jigsaw

Ways to connect

  • Connect over lunch, featuring special treats brought in by the students or free pizza.
  • Digital detox day, where students and staff don’t use their phones for a whole school day. There’s nothing like removing devices from your day to promote connecting with those around you.
  • A screening. Use a room with a projector in and screen a film or game. A love of sport and film can bring people together like nothing else!

Ways to keep learning

  • Presentation in school, college, or the student union by one of the organisers, explaining the Five a Day for Mental Health and its benefits.
  • Webinar or completion of online course. See what courses we have available on
  • Learn a new skill. Research a skill such as knot tying, cooking a particular meal, origami, etc. Then teach this new skill to each other!

Ways to be active

  • Organised run, walk, or hike. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Pick a nice location locally or further afield and go for a run, walk or hike there.
  • Interschool or intercollege sports game. What about students versus teachers or lecturers or a match against another school/college/society?
  • Board game evening. So why not organise an evening where people can bring in their favourites?

Ways to take notice 

  • Guided meditation There are lots of great guided meditation resources online. Have a look on YouTube and see if anything would suit your group.
  • Nature walk around the school or college grounds. Are you near a nice park or located out in the countryside? Why not find a nice spot and go for a relaxing walk as a group?
  • Litter pick up around the local area. There are few things more relaxing than taking a stroll and cleaning up your local area.

Ways to give back in support of Jigsaw

  • Bake sale. Get a few talented bakers together, make some cakes and treats, and sell them. There’s nothing like a home baked brownie to put a smile on someone’s face.
  • Non uniform day/costume day. Let everyone express themselves through their own choice of clothing in exchange for a modest donation. A classic!
  • Sponsored run, walk, or hike. Keep things simple, pick a challenging location for a run, walk or hike and get sponsored by friends and family.
  • Charity night out, gig or concert. Pick a venue, pick a form of entertainment to offer, and charge for tickets. Maybe throw in a raffle and there you have it!

CLANG with Jigsaw: Team challenge


TY trip to Russborough House

The TYs travelled to Russborough House in Wicklow last Thursday where they participated in Archery, Zip-lining, High Ropes, Bushcraft and Rock Climbing. They then canoed across the Liffey Reservoir to their campsite, and braved the elements as they camped outside. A great time was had by all, where they learned to work as a team and bond with their year group! Many thanks to their teachers Mr. Dempsey, Mr. Devlin, Ms. Keating and Ms. Cooney for travelling with them!

Opening of School Year Mass

On Thursday 29th September we gathered as a community to celebrate the Opening of School Year Mass in St. Vincent De Paul Church, Marino.  Fr. Tom Noone celebrated our Mass with us and blessed our school community for the coming year.  We reflected on the values of our school and the symbolism of the Sunflower. We were encouraged to be like the sunflower.  “Be like the sunflower that follows every movement of the sun and keep your eyes always towards our God”. We formally welcomed all the first year students and new members of our Maryfield Community. There were presentations to our newly appointed sixth year prefects and the four students who represented Maryfield on the Dublin Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes. Thank you to all who participated so wonderfully in the Liturgy.

Maryfield took part in the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022

Well done to our four sixth years who did a wonderful job serving as “Blue Shirts” and represented our school proudly.
Jodie Sherlock
Anna Kendellen
Abby Whelan
Angelina Zhao

DAY 1: Wednesday September 7th, 2022

We started off our journey to Lourdes at 10.45 am on Wednesday Sept.7th at Dublin airport. We checked in our bags, went through security, and had a little time to grab something to eat before heading to the gate. We finally arrived in sunny France around 6pm. The flight was delayed a little, so we did not make The Welcome Mass, the opening of the pilgrimage for the Dublin Diocese in Lourdes. We got a bus from the airport straight to the Hotel Eliseo, which was where we were staying. When we arrived at the hotel, we rushed our dinner hoping to get to the SOLITUDE HOTEL for a meeting with the schools group. We arrived at the Solitude and met all the “BLUE SHIRTS.” The coordinators told us about our plan for the following days. We then made our way to the domain for prairie. When we were walking on the opposite side of the Grotto for “PRAIRIE” (Prayer and reflection for the “Blue Shirts” each evening), we passed by the start of the torch light ceremony. It was so surreal and excited us about what was to come over the next few days. We then had prairie and there was an exciting, positive atmosphere from the “WHITE SHIRTS” (returning volunteers) who were happy to be back after being unable to go during covid and from the Blueshirts for opportunity that was unfolding over the next few days. We went back to our hotels for an early night, ready to start our journey. (Midnight!)



DAY 2: Thursday September 8th, 2022

Our morning was off to an early start, we woke up at 6am and went down for breakfast at 7am. After breakfast we headed to the grotto with all the Dublin pilgrims for an opening mass. Today was our Lady’s birthday which was so special to be in Lourdes for that. We then met the blue shirts at the crown virgin statue, and we made our way to Bartres. This is a village near Lourdes where Bernadette spent time when she was a child. The whole walk up to Bartres was a struggle as it was all uphill, but the views of the Pyrenees mountains and the beautiful French countryside was worth it. On the way up we stopped at a Ukrainian Orthodox church where we prayed for peace and lit candles for those involved in the war in Ukraine. When we arrived at Bartres we visited the church where Bernadette would spend time. We then had a picnic outside with the packed lunches our hotel gave us. This was a wonderful opportunity to bond and get to know all the Blue Shirts better. After our picnic we started our journey back and enjoyed more of the amazing views. In total we walked 9km (21,000 steps) and it was only 2.30pm! We then met at the Accueil (Hospital) where we had training on the safe use of wheelchairs and voitures. At 5pm, we walked in procession with the Dublin diocesan to carry the blessed sacrament to the underground basilica. The four of us were on flag duty for this procession. We held flags for the walk to the basilica and for the duration of the mass. It was such an extraordinary and beautiful experience. The basilica is the size of several football pitches (It can hold up to 20,000 pilgrims), it was amazing to see everyone working and praying together and the beauty of faith. We returned to the hotel for dinner at 7pm. As we were there, we heard of the passing of Queen Elizabeth. After dinner, we went to the solitude for prairie. We listened to an inspiring and motivating talk by Jim Lucy on well-being. Then it was our turn for prairie, along with Clongowes and Blackrock College, the theme for tonight was about being open to new experiences. We prepared an acting out of the parable of the pencils and finished with Jodie singing Opportunity from Annie. Then we had a quiz which was another great opportunity for us to bond and enjoy the company of the other Blueshirts.



DAY 3: Friday September 9th, 2022

We started off this morning by gathering for morning prayer on the other side of the river across from the Grotto. We then gather with the entire Dublin Pilgrimage for a group photo at the basilica. We then went to the baths. It was a different experience this year than previous years that went to the baths. This year, we prayed to Mary and then a woman poured water from a jug into our hands. We washed our hands with the water, washed our face and then drank the water from our hands. (This is known as the Water Ritual). Pilgrims at Lourdes are invited to take part in this ritual as Our Lady requested. We then went on a walking tour where we were guided around Lourdes and taken to places to do with Bernadette’s life like the mill, le cachet, and the parish church where she was baptised. This gave us an interesting insight into her life. We returned to the hotel for lunch and headed back to the basilica where we were on water duty for the anointing of the sick mass. This was quite a sad mass, and it was difficult seeing many people upset. However, we enjoyed helping during the mass and giving out the water. After the mass, there was a picnic on the lawn outside the accueil. We talked to all the pilgrims, and it was amazing hearing everyone’s different life experiences and their reasons for being at Lourdes. We had to leave the picnic early and rush to folk group practice, we practiced our songs for The Youth Mass which was the following day. We went back to the hotel for dinner at 7. After dinner, we went to the torch light procession. We helped lead the Dublin pilgrims in the procession. It was amazing to see all the pilgrims and volunteers all gathered for this ceremony. A feeling of unity, peace and love came upon everyone during this ceremony. It was so surreal to see, we had seen pictures and videos of this procession, but it is nothing compared to the real-life experience. Later, we had prairie where four schools presented on the theme of “Care of the poor, sick and homeless.” Then all the Blueshirts headed to the Solitude Hotel for music night. Collie played the piano, and we all sang and danced to our favourite songs. After a remarkably busy day we went straight back to the hotel and went asleep.




DAY 4: Saturday September 10th, 2022

We had a later start today and woke up at half seven for breakfast. We headed for morning prayer and then had folk group practice. We then had the youth mass. Father Sean and Paul talked about “BEO” and being alive. It was a very inspiring mass. We sang as a part of the folk group for this mass, and everyone complimented our singing, and we loved being a part of the group! After the mass, we met all the Blueshirts to get coaches to Gavarnie. It was a one-hour bus journey, but it flew by as we sang and enjoyed the beautiful views of the Pyrenees and waterfalls. When we arrived, we played a big game of football, walked up a bit of the mountains and took in the scenery. We got an ice cream from one of the local shops and rambled around the other art, crystal, and souvenir shops. We rushed home to get back into our uniform and sang as part of the folk group in the mass for deceased members. People carried up a candle for a deceased member of the pilgrimage. It was hard seeing people so upset as they reflected on loved ones that meant something to the pilgrimage. After the mass we rushed back for dinner. We went to the Medal ceremony (Volunteers are awarded medals for their various lengths of service to the Pilgrimage). This was a motivating, encouraging and joyful ceremony. It was so nice seeing the dedication and commitment people put into this pilgrimage and was inspiring to see the pilgrims getting bronze badges for three years, silver badges for five years and the gold for 25 years. It was amazing seeing the community of people getting their badges they were all so proud of themselves and each other as they know the demanding work and commitment required. After the ceremony, we attended prairie on the theme of “Finding peace with God and being at peace in myself.” The schools sang Oceans and Silence by Khalid which reflected the theme nicely. The retired archbishop of Dublin Dermot Martin visited. After prairie, we had an opportunity for confession. Before returning to the hotel, we got a crepe from one of the local shops and returned to the hotel.



DAY 5: Sunday September 11th, 2022

This morning, we had a bit of a lie-in. we had morning prayer and went to the solitude for hotel support at 9.15. It was so nice talking to the pilgrims and hearing their wise advice on life. We brought them in their wheelchairs down to the stations of the cross, where different schools act out each station. We then brought them back to their hotels.

We got a tour of the accueil where we would normally do our work in the hospital, but we could not this year because of covid. It gave us an insight into what it was like working in there and showed us what is in store for next year if we are to return. We returned to the hotel for lunch at 12. We were then on hotel support again with the voitures and had great conversations with the pilgrims. We had a farewell mass with all the Dublin Pilgrimage and after, we lead voitures in procession to visit the grotto. We returned the pilgrims to their hotel. We then had free time, we bought souvenirs to bring home and returned to the hotel for dinner. We collected our candle to say our prayers and intentions for people back home. We went down for our final gathering with Father Paul, Laura jane and Aaron (The Youth Chaplain, and Youth Leaders). We listened to motivating stories from the team on how they got to be white shirts and told us what its like. Father Paul then blessed the candles. We then went to the Grotto as our school group (Ms. Seery and the four of us) lit our special candle. There was a beautiful, silent, peaceful atmosphere as we said our prayers and intentions. We lit candles for loved ones at the grotto and then had our final walk through the grotto, touching the wall. We filled our water bottles with holy water and went to the Solitude Hotel for our final music night. We all sang our hearts out in a spirit of friendship and great fun. We were reminded of all the” BEO” and life in young people. We said goodbye to the Blueshirts that were on the early flight, the following morning. We returned to the hotel and went straight asleep after an amazing day.


DAY 6: Monday September 12th, 2022

Today we went on a hike up the mountains with the rest of the Blueshirts that were getting the late flight that evening. It was an enjoyable time to see more of the beautiful area we were in and to bond with the Blueshirts. We got the bus back and went for dinner at the hotel. The bus then picked us up to head to the airport, our flight was delayed due to a thunderstorm. There was lightning as we looked out the window of the plane, which was quite scary, but we were all safe and landed safely in Dublin Airport. We all said goodbye to each other which was sad as we had such a magical experience together. We then reunited with our families and returned to our homes. Reflecting on this week, we all describe it as a life changing opportunity. it is an experience that teaches you so much about yourself and others and we have come back with a new outlook on life. The memories, friendships, and lessons we learned there will stick with us forever.




Walk To School Week

It’s National Walk to School Week! Maryfield chose Wednesday 21st as their day.

The Griffith Mile

The Griffith Avenue Mile returns this year. This is a family event and you can run or walk. If you are interested in participating, please contact Mr Smith.

Leaving Cert Results

The class of 2022 received their Leaving Cert. results today. They did extremely well and have made the school very proud. Well done to all our candidates and subject teachers.

Maryfield College Homework and Learning Journal (2022-2023)

We are delighted to share with you the cover for the for 2022-2023. The theme for this year was Celebrating our Multicultural Community.
The cover was designed by Naina Rose Melbin in 3rd Year.
We look forward to welcoming all students and staff back to Maryfield College from 29th August.

TY 2022 End of Year Presentation 23rd May

This afternoon we celebrated the end of the current Transition Year by bringing the TY students together with their Year Head Ms McAuley, TY Co-ordinator Ms Ryan and their Form Tutors Ms Cooney, Ms Mahoney and Ms O’Toole and the Principal and Deputy Principal also to look back on all of the wonderful achievements of the year group and to celebrate their collective and individual successes.  We were also very pleased to have with us a representative from Young Social Innovators YSI to present the students with their pins for participation and the winning class 4L with their award for their #whowearsthetrousers campaign.


This afternoon students shared their experience of their participation in European Youth Parliament, An Gaisce, & Relove Fashion Project,  and Ms McAuley and Ms Ryan praised the students for their participation in all TY activities and opportunities with a particular focus on how this years group of TY’s reached out to their local community and those in need of help the most through the Christmas Care Package Initiative and charity fundraisers for Breast Cancer Ireland.  During the afternoon we enjoyed watching montages of both video and photo that reminded the students of all of their achievements and time spent together this year forging new friendships, learning new skills and participating in new experiences. Students all received their individual Transition Year completion certificates and a range of other subject and workshop certs also.


Please take a look through some photos and videos from this afternoons presentation.


We wish all our TY students a lovely Summer and look forward to welcoming them back to school at the end of August as 5th Years.


Ms Carroll

Prefects’ Lunch

Prefects enjoy lunch together, as a thank you for all their hard work. Despite COVID restrictions , such as staggered breaks  hampering their interaction with the junior classes, they still managed to  arrange  quizzes , pancake day for all the juniors,  picnic lunches,  and  3 whole school dress up  fundraisers, raising a staggering €7500. Congratulations, farewell and thank you .

Fourth Year Faith

Fourth years reflected on what the word ‘Faith’ meant in the context of their own lives and experiences. They created pieces of art, poetry and music that connected with their understanding of faith.

Congratulations on all your hard work everybody, it was a pleasure to see you working on your pieces and then sharing them with your classmates. A special shout out to our two rappers and their performance of ‘appreciation of life’.


TY Pupils Raise €422 for St Francis Hospice

Congratulations to the Transition Year students that raised a fantastic €422 in aid of St. Francis Hospice from their Spring Memorial Walk. Many thanks to everyone that supported us and donated to this worthy cause.

Diplomatic Passport from Worldwise Global Schools.

We are so delighted to announce that Maryfield has been awarded a Diplomatic Passport from Worldwise Global Schools.  This is an award to commend our commitment to Global Justice Education and our work in this area.  It has been challenging to continue our work this year due to Covid restrictions but we continued to prioritize Global Justice in our lessons and were excited to be able to run actions days for International Women’s Day and Anti-Racism Day.  We also ran a very successful Intercultural Week this week!  We look forward to more exciting projects to come!  Thanks to Worldwise and our Education Office Lizzy Noone for her constant support!


Trip to Knock – 12th May

Trip to Knock – 12th May

Fifth years had an early call on Thursday 12th May. They headed west to Knock, Co. Mayo to take part in the #Livelife reflection day in memory of Donal Walsh.

Donal Walsh is the Kerry teenager who touched so many lives when he came to prominence through his writings and subsequent appearance on Brendan O’Connor’s ‘The Saturday Night Show’. Donal fundraised tirelessly while battling cancer. His family set up the foundation to promote his #Livelife message.

During the reflection day students listened to guest speakers Lisa Fallon, Annette Kelly and Paul Galvin. The speakers talked about the value of practice, positive thinking and pushing towards fulfilling their dreams.

Later, we gathered for mass in Basilica to celebrate and reflect on what Donal’s #Livelife message meant in the context of our own lives. Donal’s parents spoke during the mass keeping Donal’s message alive. We all found it a very thought-provoking experience.

Thank you to all the fifth years who represented our school so respectfully during our day in Knock.

RE Department

U19 Basketball Team Lose Final After Brave Fight

Hard luck to our u19A team who lost their final against Our Lady’s, Terenure. Their team was made up exclusively of club players whereas we only had one, so we were a little short changed…

Well done and thank you to our two sixth year players, Grace Gilroy and Claire Canning, who have served us so well over over the years. They’ve won 10 basketball medals between them (and last year there were no matches).


Maryfield Crowned Champions!


The Maryfield first year A team won the premier league basketball final against St Louis, Rathmines by a score of 10-7. Captain Marissa Cox lifted the coveted trophy while Isabelle Lyons was awarded the Most Valuable Player hoodie. Well done to student coach, Olivia Ross and thank you for all your hard work. Congratulations, girls!


Third Year Visit to Tayto Park

Out 3rd year students enjoyed a wonderful trip to Tayto Park last week. It was so nice to have some fun in the sun together as a year group with our tutors and year head!

TY Green Schools Module

As part of the Green Schools module, the students in 4R organised a litter pick of the local area surrounding the school. We collected three large bags of litter:  including face masks, sandwich wrappers, plastic bottles, crisp packets and socks!  Many members of the community thanked us for helping to keep our area clean. Well done to all involved!

East Leinster Athletics Championships

The East Leinsters took place on the 28th of April and the 3rd of May this year. Notable achievements were:

Ines Jauny, second in the minor 100m and long jump

Abbie Lowry: 5th in the senior 100m final

Lily Gaskin: 5th in the junior 100m final

First year relay team, finalists

Second year relay team, 3rd in heat

TY Trip To Belfast

Some photos of the TY trip to Belfast. The TYs had a great day out at the Titanic Museum and enjoyed the Open-Top Bus Tour! They were very lucky with the weather.

Maryfield TY Pupils Chosen to Represent Ireland

Massive congratulations to Cara Grange, Laura Marmion and Elaine Murphy-Transition Year students who were chosen to represent Ireland at the national finals of European Youth Parliament in Cork.  They are pictured with past pupil-Gabriele Rimkute (EYP) who helped to organize the event.




Alumni Return to Deliver Talk To Politics Class

The Politics & Society Dept. welcomed some past pupils to come to talk to the 5th year students about their university studies and how their learning in the subject inspired them to continue their studies in the area.  It was lovely to have you back girls!  Best of luck with your studies.

4K and 4L Bake Sale for Breast Cancer Ireland.

Click on the link to see a short video of the bake sale that 4K and 4L organised to raise money for Breast Cancer Ireland. The total came to €714.09. In loving memory of Ellen Gormley, past pupil and past staff member, who passed away recently. Rest in peace.

Glendalough Pilgrimage

The RE Department organised some pilgrimage days in Glendalough for our second and third year students. Students took time out of their secular lives to enter into the sacred and connect with their spirituality in the beautiful surrounds of Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. They learned about the legends and stories of St. Kevin and the life of a monk.


IIMusic Song in Balbriggan

The choir and music students had a great day out at the @IIMusicSong today in Balbriggan, here we all are standing in the world’s largest guitar 🎸🎶🎤🎼

Teen Synod 2022


On Wednesday 6th April 2022, five students from Maryfield College (Emily Burke 5thYear, Aoife Quinlan and Aisling Fallon 2nd year, also Michelle Matthew and Amelia Solinska 1st year) took part in a TEEN SYNOD GATHERING in the Margaret Aylward Centre, Glasnevin. This event was organised and hosted by St. Mary’s Holy Faith Secondary School and the arish of Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin.

Pope Francis wants the Church to be a “Church that listens,” and therefore it is vital that the views and responses of our young people are included in this listening process. The aim of the Worldwide Synod is a process to gather the experiences of Church and Faith from those who are actively involved as well as those who may have become detached from the Church.

The students discussed various things with other students such as – “What is the Church?,” and what has been their experiences of Church or Faith, especially with regard to their own school, community or parish. All students present at the Teen Synod represented the voices of young people who attend a Faith Based Secondary school.

The event was extremely engaging and informative, and all the submissions gathered will now be added to the submissions of the Dublin Diocese, and then will be sent as part of the National Submission to Rome ahead of the Pope’s World Synod in 2023!

In relation to Local Synods- Pope Francis has encouraged openness and freedom to speak using the term “Parrhesia,” which means speaking from the heart in charity. There was a great opportunity for all the students to participate and specially to listen to their peers.

Well done to all our girls involved on the day – they did a fantastic job! May God bless all involved in this process of shaping the Irish Church, within the Universal Church of the future.


(Patricia Seery- Maryfield College)


2nd year science trip to Botanic Gardens

Here are some photos from Ms Keating’s 2nd year science trip to the Botanic Gardens on Monday.  The girls got to see the Viking House, the organic veg and fruit gardens, the glasshouses with their tropical habitats!

Intercultural Week

This week is intercultural week.

On Monday, the girls participated in a Bollywood Dancing workshop. (1) MaryfieldCollegeDublin on Twitter: “A great time was had at the Bollywood Dancing today.” / Twitter

On Tuesday, the Wadaiko Experience drummed up a storm. (1) MaryfieldCollegeDublin on Twitter: “Waking up the neighbours in style.” / Twitter

On Wednesday, we sampled some delicious ethnic food. Also, the Enterprise Club created a display of countries represented by students in Maryfield College on our Intercultural Signposts to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

Thursday was Intercultural Day.

U19 Shield Final

Our U19 team contested the U19 shield final against Colaiste Iosagain. Our girls put in a brave and skilful performance and were unfortunate to lose.

Well done and thank you to our four sixth years for all your dedication and achievement. Grace, Claire, Jane and Megan.


Maryfield Pupils Participate in European Youth Parliament

Congratulations to Elaine Murphy and Cara Grange-Transition Year students who participated in the Dublin Regional Session for the European Youth Parliament @EYP_Ireland in UCD from 25-27th March.  The event was organized by Gabriele Rimkute-a past pupil of Maryfield.  Massive Congratulations to all three!

Olivia Wins Hindi Singing Competition

Massive congratulations to Olivia Shibu in 3rd year came 1st in the Senior Singing Competition for Hindi Music and 2nd overall for Singing and Dance.

Ai Lin Wins Piano Competition

Massive congratulations to Ai Lin Sun in 3rd year who came 1st in the TU Dublin Conservatory u18 Piano Repertoire Competition.

One Good School Course for Teachers

  • Staff can find out more about Jigsaw and reflect on their important role in promoting and supporting youth mental health. 
  • It will help them to identify practical strategies that they can use to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people in their role.
  •  After completing this course, they will have the opportunity to sign up for a follow up support webinar. 
  • They will need to create a LearnUpon account and can complete the course in their own time.

Ai Lin Triumphs at Taekwon-DO!

Congratulations to Ai Lin Sun 3rd year who won a gold and a bronze medal in the Irish Taekwon-Do National Championships last week.


One Good School Flyer

Check out this artwork by Aoife Peelo Smyth of 2S. You will learn lots about One Good School from it.

Parents’ Association Annual Spring Clean

The Maryfield College Parents Association are delighted to announce that their Annual Spring Clean event in association with An Taisce Spring Clean will be taking place again this year on Saturday 2nd April.


All parents, guardians and students are being invited to give up as much time as they possibly can between 09.30 and 1 pm to help with gardening, weeding , painting and a general ‘Spring Clean’ of the school grounds.


If you cannot help out on the day you may be in a position to donate or loan gardening tools, paint or paint brushes, you can also sponsor plants for the grounds.  The day is always rounded off with refreshments.


The Parents Association have attached a flyer to this email with all the details of the event and how you can register to participate.


We are delighted that this event can take place again this year and hope to have a good turn out of volunteers on the 2nd of April.

Relove Fashion Champion!

Relove Fashion Champion!

Elaine Murphy of 4L won ‘ Best casual outfit’ at the Relove fashion grand final 2022 today.  The project was based on making a sustainable, wearable outfit. Her outfit displayed great creativity and skill. Well done to all students who entered the competition.

One Million Stars

Today in our school we are trying to raise awareness to end violence against women. When you entered our school this morning you were met with over 1,000 stars. These beautiful stars were individually hand woven by Class 4L, and other members of the school community.

The project “ONE MILLION STARS” began in Australia in 2012, when Samoan artist Maryann Talia Pau began weaving the eight-pointed stars as a response to the murder of Gillian Meagher, an Irish woman living in Australia.

Australia reached over one million stars and now it is a global movement trying to create one billion stars throughout the world. The artist Maryann claims that “every time a person weaves a star, they are expressing their hopes, dreams and concerns.” She says, “that weaving stars helps us to feel less alone, and less overwhelmed by the enormity of violence and more confident to face the next step.”

The stars represent LIGHT, HOPE and SOLIDARITY against violence throughout the world.

The Project came to Ireland in 2019, and in connection with the AMBER WOMEN’s REFUGE in Kilkenny, the project hopes to raise awareness of domestic abuse by holding public star installations.

Today in Maryfield as part of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’s DAY, Class 4L are proud to launch our public STAR Installation. We hope other individuals and communities will join this wonderful project.


  • 1 in 3 women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence and everyday 137 women worldwide are killed by a partner or member of their own family.


  • In Ireland, 1 in 4 women experience emotional, physical, sexual, or financial abuse from a partner or ex-partner.


  • Since 1996- 244 women have been murdered in Ireland.


  • The Pandemic has had an “unprecedented impact on victims of domestic abuse”. There was a 43% rise in the number of women contacting Women’s Aid.


  • According to a report based on a nationally representative sample of 500 young people (age 18-25), the report found that 1 in 5 young women were abused with 51% of them under 18 when the abuse started.


  • Violence against women is caused by gender inequality. This leads to further inequality as it prevents women from participating in society and achieving their full potential.


Here in Maryfield College, we all have a part to play in putting a stop to violence against women. Let the One Million Stars project inspire and encourage us to work together to end violence against women.

Thank You,

Class 4L



World Book Day

Thursday, March 3rd was World Book Day. Our pupils vowed to put their free book tokens to good use!

One Good School- Webinar for Staff 10/3/’22 7.30pm

Jigsaw is delighted to host a one-hour clinician-led webinar for school staff in their One Good Schools, on the topic of young people and anxiety. This webinar will support school staff to understand the nature of anxiety as well as learn some practical approaches to supporting a young person who may be experiencing anxiety.
This will be on Thursday, March 10th at 7.30pm

Pancake Tuesday

The 6th year prefects served up a  pancake picnic for the 3rd years on Pancake Tuesday. Delicious!

Enterprise Club- Valentine’s Day

The Enterprise Club were busy today delivering out Valentine’s treats to some lucky students & teachers around the school. Thank you to everyone who supported our Sale last Thursday. 10% of each sale will be donated to Make a Wish Foundation.
Congratulations to Mr Dempsey who won the ‘Guess how many Hearts in the Jar’ competition with a lucky guess of 126! Enjoy 🍬

Showcase and Share



Patricia Seery / Maryfield College

On Tuesday February 1st, Maryfield College attended an online gathering to connect with the wider Le Cheile community. This day was to celebrate St. Brigid’s day by showcasing and sharing all the amazing work that all the Le Cheile schools are involved in. the day was a celebration of many forms of student action that our schools are involved in.

Five Maryfield students were involved- Karoline Biju(6thYear), Amy Sheehy and Emma Kearney (5th Year) and Sophia Malik and Sarah Elders (3rd Year). There were over four hundred participants from seventy-five schools.  everyone gathered in prayer, in shared activities and shared ideas.

This meeting also provided an opportunity for the teachers involved to connect with other teaching colleagues in the Le Cheile community regarding Student Leadership and ethos in action. As part of the gathering, everyone was divided up into Breakout Rooms, where the students got to talk to each other, and were able to share and highlight the many great things that happen in their school community involving student leadership and action.

The students enjoyed the gathering and perhaps have brought some new ideas back to Maryfield.

Some student reflections:


Since St Brigid’s day is officially a national holiday starting from next year, this year was the last year where schools would be open for St Brigid’s Day. To celebrate this joyous occasion, On the 1st of February this year, Le Chéile organised a zoom meeting where all Le Chéile schools could gather to show their appreciation for St Brigid, and her core values evident in each Le Chéile school. I had the honour of participating in the celebration and I really enjoyed it. The day started with introductions given by the CEO of Le Chéile and then it moved onto the showcase and share where presentations were made by different schools to showcase the values of St Brigid evident in their schools. I thought all the presentations made by each school were well done. I especially enjoyed the song that was sung by one of the schools. The song was an original written by a student in the school and it showed the talent and creativity found in the Le Chéile schools. It made me reflect on how being a part of Le Chéile has allowed schools to harness their students’ abilities and give them an opportunity to reach their full potential. After the showcase and share, we were put into breakout rooms. This was my favourite part of the day because it allowed me to connect with students from other schools across the country and abroad! We had a chance to talk and present our schools to each other. There were about six other schools in my breakout room, and I really liked how small the breakout rooms were because we all had a chance to talk and converse. When it was my turn to talk, I had so many things I wanted to talk about, but I settled on talking about the One Million Stars project we started doing in school that aims to end violence against women. I wanted to talk about something that was important and something I was proud of doing in school. I also hoped that other schools would hear the idea and would be inspired to also start the project in their own schools. Not only was I able to represent Maryfield and present what we had to offer, I was also lucky enough to take from the experience, new ideas that can be brought into Maryfield such as the initiative to cycle to school or including learning about all the languages found in Maryfield into our intercultural club. I am so thankful to have been asked to be a part of this celebration and I enjoyed and learned a lot from this occasion.




Showcase and Share 2022

My experience in the showcase and share with Le Cheile was very special and moving. I thought it was incredible the way so many schools were connected and were able to spread the things and events that make their school special. I really enjoyed watching the videos that were presented during the meeting as I think they were very impactful as they showed you a visual of all the amazing things they do, whilst watching the videos it just put you in a great mood and made you want to do all those things too. During the zoom meeting I learned that our school and all the other schools celebrate similar events and have similar procedures, but we all do them in different ways. By attending the zoom meeting, it really opened my eyes to some of the ideas that other schools shared and made me want  to bring and spread those ideas in our own school. I think by attending the showcase and share, it really made me want to make a difference in our school and make our school have an even better atmosphere, including environment and do things that don’t just benefit us in Maryfield, but the wider local, national, and international community. Overall, I think the Le Cheile St. Brigid’s day Showcase and share made everyone feel touched and motivated to do amazing things in their schools and made everyone feel included in an experience that will change the way all the schools approach all these events, holidays, social issues, and problems in their schools. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful and impactful event.


  • Le Cheile Schools in Action:

  • Le Cheile Keys Project:

  • Le Cheile / Welcome to the Le Cheile Centre

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 

Next Tuesday, February 8th, is Safer Internet Day. In preparation for this day, students will be learning about the importance of online safety, respectful communication on social media platforms and managing their wellbeing online, in Digital Media Literacy. 

This week, students are asked to create a digital poster promoting online safety and include their top tips for developing positive online habits to manage their wellbeing.  

This competition is open to all students in the school. Digital posters should be submitted to Mr Smith via teams by Monday 7th February. The winning poster will be announced on Tuesday the 8th and displayed on the school’s website and twitter account.  

If you have any questions regarding this competition, feel free to ask Mr Smith, Ms Clancy or Mr Dempsey.  

Good Luck!


Student Council Update Newsletter 

Student Council Update Newsletter

This year’s current Student Council members are a determined and dedicated group of Maryfield students. Over the past number of months the Student Council have had weekly meetings discussing topics such as organising competitions,, events and coming up with new ways to resolve any issues that arises in school. Since forming in October, this year’s Student Council have accomplished several achievements so far:  

At the start of the year, we carried out our weekly toilet checks to each year group’s toilets as well as wire checks to ensure a safer and cleaner school.  

We had a meeting with Ms. Ryan who spoke to us about CAO booklets for the future and current senior cycle students. We also discussed the school’s digital learning strategy with Ms. McCoy. 


We have informed students about the ISSU survey on Covid in schools. We have discussed issues that year groups have brought up including eating arrangements. We have had several meetings with Ms. O’Rourke about issues that have arisen in school. One of the major policies we have discussed has been the new uniform policy of the introduction of trousers. As a group we have discussed potential designs and ideas for the new trousers.  

We organised our 12 Days of Christmas competition in December in collaboration with the music department. The competition was a huge success, each year got involved with answering the festive questions. We would like to say a massive thank you to all the students who got involved in our competition.  

Most recently, we have begun the process of organising ISIC cards for Maryfield students, which will begin this week. If you would like an application form make sure to come and collect it from us before the due date.  

If you any issues or concerns please make sure to inform your student council representative.  


The Maryfield College Student Council 2021-2022.  

New Twitter Account

You can follow our brand new Twitter account to keep up to date with everything that is happening in Maryfield College.

Find us @MaryfieldDublin

Drop Everything and Exercise

As part of our approach to whole-school wellbeing, we have launched the Drop Everything and Exercise initiative.


What is it?

  • It is the use of physical activity breaks during lessons.
  • Pupils and teachers stop what they are doing and engage in a little bit of exercise.
  • New exercises are tried out every week.


  • These physical activity breaks allow you to clear your mind, get some fresh air and energise yourself.
  • They will increase your focus in a fun and healthy way.

One Good School Initiative

We are very proud to say we are enrolled in Jigsaw’s One Good School initiative.

Jigsaw is the national center for youth mental health in Ireland.

The One Good School Initiative involves a whole school approach, aimed at supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people and those around them.

OGS will involve:

  • A wide range of activities, based on the school’s needs. These include face-to-face classes, events and online learning options.
  • Topics include managing exam stress, anxiety in the classroom, how to get help and self care.
  • Young people are the experts in what affects them. Therefore, pupils will have the opportunity to lead, support and promote mental health in Maryfield.

What’s next?

  • Right now, we are establishing a One Good School team, made up of school management, teachers, pupils and parents. Their job is to roll out the programme in the school.
  • Team members will receive training from Jigsaw. Between now and the summer, they will complete 5 team tasks. One would be to assess the needs of the school in order to plan for September.
  • Pupils and parents will start with an online course.

For more information, click here:



Christmas Cookery

The week before Christmas, the Transition Year students made chocolate yule logs. Thank you to Ms McAuley and Ms Gordon for organising this for us. We all had great fun and it definitely got us in the festive spirit!


Áine Bolger & Róisín Kelly

TY Care Pack Initiative

This year the Transition year students took part in the Care Pack initiative during November and December. The aim is to spread joy and goodwill towards senior citizens who are residents in a care facility in Ireland. Many of these residents, have had limited visits from family and friends during this time, so when we heard of the opportunity to get involved and make a difference, we couldn’t wait!

55 students from our year volunteered to participate in the project. On completion of our application, we received a list of residents currently residing in local nursing homes within the Drumcondra and Glasnevin area. We wanted to support the residents by wrapping them in a blanket of kindness andwhile they may have to isolate away safely during the pandemic, they most certainly are in our thoughts. We sent letters, cards, gifts, handcrafted items, and treats. All parcels were individually wrapped, packed, and posted. Each package is a unique representation of how we are keeping our senior citizens in our thoughts and prayers over the festive season.

Many thanks to Ms. McAuley for supporting us on this project and well done to all Ty students on thewhat has been a great successgreat team work!

Ava Cleary, Megan Savage, Sarah Preston & Louise Hennessey

Wear Christmas Gear to Bring Festive Cheer

Today 17th Dec we had our 2nd Perfect Fundraiser.  The money raised today was all for Women’s Aid. Staff and Students came to school in Christmas Jumpers, Santa Hats, Tinsel Scarves and Christmas Fancy Dress.

A big thanks to the Prefects and Ms Farrelly for all the festive fun that they brought to the school today and to all staff and students for getting involved and raising money for a worthy cause.

In November We Remember

November is a time for remembering and praying for our loved ones who have gone before us and whose loss we feel. It is a time when we are particularly conscious of those in within our school community in Maryfield College who are grieving and all those families who have lost loved ones in the past year. More than most years, this November will be especially poignant as we remember all those who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many thanks to the RE Department who have created this beautiful display to help us remember our loved one who have gone before us.

6th Year Japanese Students Visit to Chester Beatty Library

Our 6th Year Students who are have been taking Japanese since TY and who will complete the Leaving Cert Japanese Exam visited the Edo in Colour Exhibition yesterday 2nd November at Chester Beatty Library.  Their teacher  Ms Mika O’ Loughlin organised the trip and by all accounts the students thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon of Japanese culture including their Bento Lunch!

Elle Cooper, Charlotte Velasco, Sophia Rafferty, Cherie Salo, Maja Rycerz, and Daniele Uzpoleviciute

TeamWorks Team Building Workshop

2nd Year Students participating in TeamWorks Team Building Workshop on 23rd September, a great opportunity to get to know each other again at the start of the school year and take on challenges that used the mind and body’ A big thanks to Ms McLoughlin and the 2nd Year Form Tutors, Ms Seery, Ms Townshend, Ms Gordon and Ms Keating for organising the day’s activities’

Litter Pick

As part of the Green School’s module, our teacher Ms. Gormley brought our class out on a litter pick of the area around our school for a class. We wore high-vis jackets, and we had litter pickers, gloves, and plastic bags. We picked up a lot of litter in the area around our school, including masks, plastic bottles, pizza boxes, and even tweezers and a make-up brush. We found it surprising and disappointing that although there are public bins, people are still littering. Many members of the public thanked us for keeping our area clean.

Dearbhla Parker, Sara Zenelaj, Nadine Rafferty

NCH Concert Hall visits

Our 3rd and 6th year students had great days out to the National Concert Hall to see their Course Set Works performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Many thanks to Ms. Byrne, Ms. Flynn, Ms. Cooney and Ms. Clancy who accompanied them on their outing.

U16 camogie team

The Maryfield u16 team narrowly missed out on winning the div A Dublin colleges camogie championship. They lost by 2 points against St Joseph’s, Lucan.

They also travelled to Wexford to play Colaiste Bride in the all ireland semi final.