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.
Fetac Graduation (2010)
The Fetac graduation took place on Friday 24th September.
We are very proud of the fantastic results that these students achieved.
We're also glad to say that all three girls have got places on further education courses.
Good luck to all of you in this next phase of your education!
We're very lucky that our school has a swimming pool.
Our swimming teacher is Loretta
We love swimming!
Welcome new girls (2010)
Marian School and to Rosary School welcomed lots of new pupils, and some girls moved down from Marian Primary School to Rosary Post Primary School.
We hope that you will be very happy here and that you will enjoy your education.
Music, Music, Music! (2010)
The girls are enjoying new musical experiences this year, with our composer-in-residence, George Higgs.
George Higgs (b. 1968) is a composer, writer and director for theatre and cinema. His work has been performed across Ireland, in Russia and the United States and he has received numerous awards and honours including a grant from the Wellcome Trust, the Director's Prize from the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, numerous Arts Council awards and he has recently been named a MacDowell Fellow.
George's work includes opera, symphony, compositions for small ensemble, music for experimental theatre, work for installation and a number of HIGGSTRUMENTS which he has designed for the installation of certain compositions. He holds a Masters degree in music technology from Trinity College Dublin and is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland.
George has recently finished working with the Dublin Deaf Choir, thanks to a CREATE Artist in the Community Award and is continuing his investigations into the deaf experience of music this year as composer-in-residence at St. Mary's School for Deaf Girls.
The Analog Sound Perception Room is a so-operative venture using St.Mary's specialist knowledge of the needs of deaf students, built up in over 160 years experience in deaf education, with the expertise of Analog Devices, world leaders in technology, known for developing the Wii. The Analog Sound Perception Room was officially opened by Bill Hunt, Analog, on November 27th, 2008. It is a specially designed room, with an Integrated Audio System, Mixing Board, Interactive Whiteboard, Computer, 6 Electronic Keyboards and a Webcam. Musical instruments include African Drums, Boomwhackers, bodhrán, and djembe drum.
Exam Results (2010)
Congratulations to everybody on this year's Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied results, and to those who successfully completed their Fetac courses.
The results were among the best we have had in St. Mary's, and everybody got over the pass mark, with some outstanding results across the subject areas.
These excellent results are the culmination of many years work on the part of students and teachers, from when these girls first came to our school (some at age 4!), to enable each student to achieve her full potential. We're proud to say that everybody is now placed on the career path of her choice, in college or on PLC courses.
School Leavers' Graduation (2010)
School leavers' Graduation Mass took place in St. Mary's on Tuesday, followed by lunch and farewell speeches.
Good luck to all the girls in their forthcoming exams, and in their future careers.
Variety Child Art Showcase (2010)
St. Mary's and Marian School , winners of the Variety Child Art Showcase
Blossom Beauty Day (2010)
Blossom Beauty Day took place again this year, on 1st June.
LCA 1 and TY worked really hard to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. We reached our goal of €200, so we were very pleased.
Our customers had a lovely pampering time-they were greeted with a choice of strawberry, blueberry, mango or peach and passionfruit tea, and then they availed of a choice of facials or manicure treatments.
Well done to the brilliant beauticians, and to our fantastic receptionist!
Student of the Year (2010)
Prizegiving took place in the hall on Friday, 28th May.
There were lots of class prizes, Swimmer of the Month and Swimmer of the Year prizes and also prizes for being helpful around the school.
Student of the Year is Aoife Elliott, who was presented with a beautiful Newbridge Silverware Clock, pictured here with Mrs. O'Connell and Liz Flynn, Aoife's SNA.
Well done Aoife!