Pupil Achievements: Meán Scoil Mhuire continues its recent run of student achievements. Congratulations to Samantha McHale and Niamh Belton, who scored an outstanding 100% in their Junior Cert Maths exam last June. Also, congratulations to Grace Feeney, a past pupil who received a prestigious Alumni Fund Scholarship, awarded by UCD on account of her brilliant Leaving Cert Results. Trad for Trocaire: On Thursday 15th, the Trad Group performed their repertoire in aid of Trocaire, an organization which helps people in developing countries. The solo and group performances were immensely entertaining; €123 was raised for Trocaire. Thanks to Ms Mellet for coordinating the performances.
Macbeth: On Tuesday 13th, the 5th year Higher Level English classes travelled to the Helix Theatre in Dublin to view a performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. All students who attended were pleasantly surprised by the impeccable performance and the magnificent artistry which was incorporated into the production. We would like to thanks Ms. Connor and Ms. Macko for accompanying us on this trip!
Basketball: Commiserations to the Under 16 basketball team who were beaten by a team from St. Louis of Monaghan by 6 points. Hard luck girls and we wish you best of luck in your forthcoming games!
Abbott Visit: On Tuesday 13th, a small group of second years travelled to Abbott to discover what type of work is carried out in the factory. Each girl had to write a letter to their science teacher, outlining why they should be chosen. Out of a large number of entries, 5 budding scientists were chosen to represent their school at the event. We hope the girls obtained lots of information about the world of science and enjoyed the experience!
TY Notes: By Shauna Dolan
Self-Defence: Last week, TY 2 began their new activity of Self-Defence with two instructors trained in martial arts. In these lessons they will learn how to protect and defend themselves in time of attack. So far, the girls are really enjoying these lessons and they hope that they will put their newly acquired skills to good use.
Photography: Last week, TY 1, along with Shelley Corcoran depicted scenes from their favourite films and caught them on camera. These films consisted of “Beauty and the Beast”, “St. Trinian’s”, “The Walking Dead” and “Paranormal Activity”. The girls thoroughly loved this creative task and embraced it with open arms.
Kupcake Kingdom: Last Friday, Caoileann Bushell, Molly Carleton, Róisín Smyth and Niamh Belton, put their mini business to the test by selling their finished products to their fellow students and asking them for feedback. This business involves the making of many different varieties of cupcakes. Their business being called “Kupcake Kingdom” will go on to the National Enterprise Competition where they will compete against other schools and hopefully be crowned winners. Many of the other TY’s are making progress on their mini business and also hope to compete in the Enterprise Competition.