4B Horticulture Project (2011)
In September, we began a project with our Science teacher, Ms. Walshe.
We drew a plan of the Flower bed outside the front door, and we decided on where the plants would be planted in the flower bed.
We planted bulbs: Daffodils, Tulips and Crocuses. We planted these on the outside of the flowering bed.
Then we planted a variety of Heathers, Rhododendrons and Azaleas.
We gave the soil plenty of water before we started planting the heathers.
We have watered the bulbs regularly to ensure they grow in the Spring.
Now we're looking forward to seeing the flowers!
CSPE Action Project on Animal Welfare (2011)
We decided to help the DSPCA, cos we all love animals.
We had a Cake Sale Week in November, baking cakes and cookies each night and selling them Monday to Friday, and our 5 cake sales raised 191.47 euro.
We went to visit the DSPCA to present the big cheque, and to meet some of the animals in their shelter. Wished we could have brought them home!
Soccer and Basketball (2010)
Some girls have been doing soccer and basketball training.
Don't they look great in their new jerseys?
Some of the girls' essays
I was a supporter for out basketball team, "St Mary's Cabra" along with Anna M and Laura K. The team and their supporters walked to St. Dominic's Sports Hall, it is modern and has plenty of space. Our team was nervous. The girls practised some shots, some girls scored, some missed the ring by inches.
At the beginning of the match, we scored then scored again then scored again but things heated up when our opponents scored but we quickly answered with a new score .We scored six points , St Dominic's scored again , it was nearly half-time and one player got a cramp and had to sit out and rest, Annelise replaced her. At half time and the supporters had to return to school for lunch. When the team returned they told that they won by an astonishing 26-10. We were thrilled.
Everyone did a high-five.
Our football team St.Mary's, Cabra. Played another team also called St.Mary's Glasnevin. It was a home match. The weather was fresh and cool but it was very cold for them to play outside. Geoffrey the coach took photographs of the team. The girls did the warm-up before the match started.
Denise is the captain of the football team. Eimer, Ciara and I supported the team and were cheering loudly for them. When the match started our team played very well. The other team scored a goal, which followed up with another goal just a few minutes later. We were frustrated and wanted to score a goal from our team.
At half-time in the second half, Denise Doran ran up to opponents. The rest of the team defending so she tried hard to score a goal, she scored we were all so proud of her, Finally we had scored a goal on our team. About 10 minutes later, the girl on the opposing team scored a great goal, she shot the ball high in the air. We were all shocked when she scored a stunning goal.
The match was finished. We shook each other's hands. Afterwards our coach Geoffrey told the team members that they had all improved and were much better then the previous week. They defended and played well. The score was 3-1. We were so proud of them. It was a wonderful feeling.
St Mary's Cabra -V- St Mary's Glasnevin played a really exciting football match. The girls were nervous but they were also determined. The weather was fine and sunny. Before the match stated, Geoffrey took a photographs of the team. Ciara, Patricia, Annalise and I were supporters for our Team St Mary's, Cabra.
When the football match started, the girls started to play. The two teams played well but the opposing team scored a point then another 2 points. They were cheering wildly; the game continued and stared to get very competitive. Suddenly, Denise Doran scored a point: we shouted and encouraged our team. The air was full of cries; we were excited and could hardly bear to watch. The opposite team scored, our team very nearly scored but they just missed it. When the match was nearly over, a girl from the other team did a hot shot. It was a shock but it was a very good score and we lost but we still felt good, Geoffrey was delighted with our team and told the girls that they had played much better than the previous week. Later, when we had returned to the school, we got a message from the coach of St Mary's Glansnevin saying ' well done to the team'.
By Eimer 2B
Hip-Hop Success (2010)
My name is Nicola, and I am in Second Year.
At the weekend I go to dancing with a Hip Hop group called "Collide".
I go every Saturday and we practice for 4 hours. There are 23 people in my dance group.
I have been learning Hip Hop for 2 years. I love dancing.
My dancing group won a competition in Tallaght Basketball Arena on 12th December.
This is me with my trophy.
Homework Club (2010)
The homework club is in full swing. Students get individual help with their homework, and the experience has proved very worthwhile.
It takes place in Rosary School every Monday and Tuesday from 3.50pm-5.50pm with the new term commencing on January 10th 2010. The cost per term is €50.
Maths Day 2010 (2010)
Maths Day was a great success, all classes participated, including the girls from Marian School.
We also invited the boys from St. Joseph's , with their teachers.
There were loads of exhibits, interactive sessions, classes and puzzles, in different areas in the school.
Well done to all the Maths teachers who organised this day, and made maths fun, fun, fun!
We got the Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus to come to the school, with loads of things to try. This touring maths lab demonstrates and explores a multisensory approach to the learning of mathematics based on the Multiple Embodiment Principle of Z P Dienes.
Afternoon Tea for Ethiopia (2010)
On Wednesday 20th October, St. Mary's turned back the clock and we had Afternoon Tea.
This was a fundraiser for Fr. Stephen Monaghan's project in Ethiopia.
Ms. Owens said in her speech "I am so glad of the opportunities that my great education in St. Mary's School gave me, that I want to help provide education for deaf children in Ethiopia".
We had a lovely tea, with sandwiches and lots of cakes.
Then we had a raffle and traditional afternoon tea bingo!
It was great fun, and the amount raised was..... €2010.
Well done to Ms. Owens, LCA 1, and the many people who helped making and serving the food.
The basketball teams have been working hard and training with Sarah Jane.
Clean up your computer ... (2010)
This week, LCA 2 asked everybody to clear out old files, documents and, most of all, old pictures.
This should result in a faster, better system for everybody.