As part of our Transition Year Computer Coding Module 4K took a trip out to visit Cisco Systems a company that uses programming and coding to produce communication systems for companies throughout the world. They learnt that Cisco was voted the number one company to work for in Ireland in 2019.
The girls had a fun filled and informative day learning about the history of the company and how it all started. They got to meet a Sales Engineer and they had a talk by a female employee who works as a coder within Cisco creating a communication tool for companies called Web Ex.
They got to play with interactive screens and communicate with each other on different screens and in different rooms throughout the building. A great day was had by all.
Thank you Cisco!
Transition Year Students attended a talk today by guest speaker Fionnbar Walsh, the father of Donal Walsh and a representative of the #LiveLife Foundation.
The talk was about Donal’s life and struggles when he was diagnosed with Cancer as a teenager. Donal Walsh, 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’ is being honored by his native county. Donal who fund raised tirelessly while battling Cancer has now had the Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation set up by his family primarily in order to promote his anti-suicide #Livelife message.
This talk was moving and inspiring and promoted Donal’s message to live your life to the full and when you are struggling in life to reach out and tell a friend, find someone you can open up to, there is always help.
Donal’s message has inspired the class of 4K to create a Charity Christmas calendar that will promote this important message and all funds raised will go towards the #LiveLife Foundation.
Thank you Fionnbar for sharing Donal’s story with us!
5th and 6th Year Politics & Society students attended The Claire Byrne Live Show in RTE Studios on Monday 16th September. The group had the opportunity to meet some of the producers of the shower and participate in the debates broadcasted live on RTE 1 Television.
Ms Redmond’s 3rd and 6th year French classes organised what has become the long standing tradition of a class French breakfast. Well done to the team effort in organising!
Ms Redmond’s CSPE class visited the Dáil recently. A great morning was had by all! Thanks also to Sheila Edwards for accompanying us and to her husband who conducted the tour. Many thanks also to Daisy Dalton who suggested the trip and to her Dad who works in Leinster House. Amazing connections!
Prefects 3rd Fundraiser in aid of the Donal Walsh Youth mental health foundation.
€1,090 was raised wearing bright colours.
The u14 camogie team was triumphant in the Dublin championship on Friday (10/5). They beat St Mary’s, Glasnevin by 9 points after being behind for most of the match. Pictured is captain, Ava Lambe from second year.
€1,170 raised for Sherrard House, for homeless Teens.
Thanks to all for their support and enthusiasm.
The first year A team beat st Dominic’s, Cabra by 4 points. The second year A team beat st Mary’s, Glasnevin by the same margin.
The first year captain is Grace Cleary and the second year one is Roisin Boland.
The Annual Public Speaking Competition for girls U’15 years organised by The Irish Federation of University women took place in UCD Belfield on Saturday 2nd February at ! p.m.
Maryfield’s three first year ambassadors spoke with eloquence on their given Topics
Suzanna Jurkiewiez Teenage Years
Ella Foley Travel
Sara Vailiu Social Media
Congratulations to Ella Foley who was awarded Best Speaker overall for her amazing speech ‘ My mobile phone travels everywhere with me’
Ella will represent Maryfield in the final in the Edmund Burke Hall at Trinity College Dublin in three weeks time. Suzannah Ella And Sara were also awarded certificates for their excellent participation
What was outstanding about their speeches was that they were allowed only 30 minutes to prepare .
A special thanks is due to all who supported this event- parents, members of staff, students inparticular Nina Coghlan Colley who gave valuable advice from her experience last year and to our loyal first year substitute Emma Venables
Congatulations Ella Sara and Suzannah