Maryfield College

TY Beach Clean

Transition Year students from the Green Schools class  with their teachers Ms.Parkinson and Ms. Carroll organized their own Beach Clean at Burrow Beach, Sutton in association with Clean Coasts and An Taisce Spring Clean.  On Monday 25th February the students assembled at Burrow Beach and armed with litter pickers they spent the afternoon clearing the beach of plastic fishing netting and rope,plastic bags, empty bottles and Aluminium cans and other general rubbish.  The beach clean was also another step for Maryfield College in the achievement of its third green flag for water conservation.

Best Artistic Performance at the YSI Speak Out

Congratulations to Class 4L on winning ‘Best Artistic Performance’ at the YSI Speak Out on March 4th in the Mansion House. Their project involves lobbying the government for free sanitary products for girls in schools and colleges. They wrote a poem and performed powerfully on the day. We all had a great day.

Sat Feb 02 2019 U’15 Public Speaking Award UCD

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. Mayfield’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

European Parliament Ambassador School

Maryfield College are working on becoming a European Parliament Ambassador School and have been learning more about the European Union. Here are some of the Junior Ambassadors pictured with Lauren Carroll from the European Parliament when she visited Maryfield yesterday to discuss our activity and the work we’ve been doing so far to raise awareness about the work of the EU and to celebrate the diversity of Europe.

U16 Dublin Camogie Champions

Congratulations to the u16 camogie team who were crowned Dublin champions! They beat St Macdara’s by 21 points and will now represent Dublin at All Ireland level.

Intercultural Day 2019

On Friday 18th January 2019, the 3rd annual Intercultural Day was held in Maryfield College.  The day saw Maryfield hall exploding with colour, sounds, tastes and culture from all over the world.  In total there were, 16 countries exhibiting and Maryfield students represented their cultures confidentially and passionately. 

The day is a wonderful opportunity for students with diverse cultural heritage to present their culture to the other students in the school and it is a great chance for us as a school community to learn more about other cultures in the world and perhaps more importantly, the diversity of the other cultures we have here in Maryfield. 

The day was organized by Ms. Mellon and The Global Issues Group and supported by Worldwise Global Schools and Irish Aid.  We were delighted to have Lauren Wright from Concern Worldwide present on the day to encourage the students to engage with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and learn more about how their actions impact the wider world.

The Global Issues Group see this day as a really important part of celebrating diversity in Maryfield and reminding us that all over the world, we are united by our common humanity.  We hope that days such as these might remind us to continue to look out for our brothers and sisters all over the world and to always endeavour to live responsibly and sustainably so that we can ensure a fairer more just world in the future.

Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Evening

The annual Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Evening for parents of First Year students took place on Tuesday the 4th of December. The event began with a concert showcasing the musical talent of students from throughout the school. The audience was treated to performances by the school choir, the Maryfield Wind Ensemble, the First Year Music class and a variety of soloists. The varied and entertaining programme certainly captured the Christmas spirit. The evening concluded with a reception hosted by the Maryfield Parents’ Association. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.


School Choir City of Stars
Rebecca Quinn Somewhere Only We Know
Maryfield Wind Ensemble Winter Wonderland and Jingle Bell Rock
Jia Lu Xu Christmas Medley
First Year Music Class Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Jingle Bells


St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Toy Appeal

Once again Maryfield College has managed to fill the list of 133 children for the Christmas toy appeal for the SVP. All these toys will go to local conferences and make Christmas a little nicer for people who have little. Thank you to all staff, students and the Parents’ Association for all the wonderful toys donated.

Poetry Aloud Semi-Finals

The semi-finals of the Poetry Aloud Competition took place on Thursday 22 November in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street. Maryfield’s semi-finalists in the Intermediate Category were Sara Coogan and Aoife Kehoe.  Both students were flawless in their recitals of both their prescribed poem ‘The Great Blasket Island’ by Julie O’Callaghan and their personally chosen poems from one of the prescribed Anthologies. Judges remarked that they found the standard very high and complemented all competitors who reached this stage of the competition. Sara and Aoife came away with the award of being a semi-finalist from well over 1,300 entrants and look forward to the Poetry Aloud Competition in 2019.