“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” : Nelson Mandela

My years in Scoil Mhuire have been fun, vibrant and educational. As a member of our school community, I hope you have the wealth of experiences that I have had. Coming from a very sporty background, I was thrilled when I learned of the high standard of sport in the school. The school teams have helped me make new friends that I am proud to play alongside. The increasing amount of clubs, from the book club, art club to the musical group Gluais, means that there is something for everyone in Scoil Mhuire.

Transition Year offered me a year to discover new interests and enjoy learning outside of the classroom. I was involved in the TY musical which taught me dedication and a love for music. I formed friendship bonds that will stand the test of time.

In 5th year, I was part of Athrú. Athrú is a group of senior students that act as “big sisters” to our new 1st year students. I adored being a member of Athrú, getting to check in on my 1st year group once a week and organising fun events for them during the year. The aim of Athrú is to help each student settle into life in Scoil Mhuire, after the transition from primary school.

Throughout my time in Scoil Mhuire, I have learned a lot both in and outside the classroom. Scoil Mhuire has instilled confidence, self-belief and a sense of belonging in me. As we are taught and reminded continuously, it is more important to be your best rather than the best. The friendly, welcoming and optimistic atmosphere has left a lasting impression that I hope to carry with me into the future. I know the transition from primary to secondary can be difficult, so I wish all incoming first years the best of luck. And remember – take one day at a time!

Head Girl: R. Moran

Deputy Head Girl: K. Britton