Message from the Head & Deputy Head Girl - Andrea Mc Bride & Hannah Guy - Academic Year 2018-2019

        Here in Scoil Mhuire, our aim is to ensure each student has every opportunity to achieve their full potential. We believe in providing a quality holistic education in a happy, caring, and secure and challenging environment. As a student it is not about being the best but rather about trying your best, and above all, thoroughly enjoying school life and the learning of new things.
 Scoil Mhuire Trim           These positive attributes are encouraged from the very first day with the help of our Athrú girls. This is a group of 5th year students, chosen to act as mentors to the first years. Both of us were part of this wonderful initiative and witnessed first-hand the positive impact it has on our incoming first years. By helping each new young lady in our school find their own feet and settle in, they are soon as ease in the new, hectic environment that is secondary school.

        Throughout the school years in Scoil Mhuire, our senior prefects continue this support network. Each form class is assigned a senior prefect who acts as a role-model and a person to always help in times of need. They work diligently with our teachers and members of staff to ensure that every student is working to the best of their ability.

                  “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”
                             
                                                     Dr Martin Luther King Jr

        Scoil Mhuire is a place where every young woman has the chance to prosper and become her best-self.  We are given every opportunity to be the best we can be, not just academically but in all aspects of life.  The dedicated staff of Scoil Mhuire ensures that every student has the supplies to pursue their own individual interests and talents. Wherever your interests lie, from football to camogie, from the school choir to the traditional music group, from the gardening club to the student newspaper, every student is catered for.

        A wise man, Martin Luther King once said, “Intelligence plus character that is the goal of true education” and in Scoil Mhuire academia is not the only area in which we are learned. Every day we are taught how to be better, kinder, more caring people. We are taught life skills that will stand to us forever and above all-else we are taught how to be our best selves. Surrounded by like-minded girls we strive to enjoy every moment here in our school as we are so fortunate to have the opportunity to educate ourselves in a holistic manner. Secondary school is a special time in everyone’s life and we hope that every young woman enjoys their journey in Scoil Mhuire as much as we have! 

Droichead School

        Scoil Mhuire is delighted to announce that we are a Droichead School. The Droichead process is an integrated professional induction framework for newly qualified teachers (NQTs). The main objective of the Droichead process is to support the professional learning of the NQTs during the induction phase, thus laying the foundations for subsequent professional growth and learning for the next phase of their career.

        We have a full trained Professional Support Team, who mentor NQTs through the Droichead process. We look forward to working with NQTs to enrich our school culture. For more information, please visit the NIPT website: www.teacherinduction.ie

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Equestrian Interschools League at Coilog - September 2018

        A super day was had by both competitors and supporters at the third week of the Equestrian Interschools League hosted by Newbridge College, at Coilóg Equestrian Centre.

        Scoil Mhuire had two Novice Teams participating. The first team, represented by Méabh L., Mia M. and Sarah P. all equipped themselves really well, some unlucky poles down, but a great performance by all. 

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       This was a first interschools event for Mia M. who was a lovely addition to the squad. The second team, represented by Eve K., Lauren B., Lucy M. (another first time entrant) and Grace E. did extremely well, and between them succeeded in getting into the final jump off.

        Eve K. and Grace E. were nominated for the jump off and with two clear rounds and lots of time to spare, brought home the first place rosette for Scoil Mhuire Trim. A special mention to Marnie G., who couldn't participate due to a lame pony, but turned up to support her fellow equestrian squad members.

        Great team spirit and sporting attitude shown by all Scoil Mhuire girls.


The girls from Scoil Mhuire competed in the Geraldine Dolan Memorial Cross Country Meet
on Tuesday 9th October, 2018 in St Brigids Athletics Club, Ballinacree, Oldcastle

 

       The Minor U14 girls ran 1,000m and got 2nd prize in the team category.  They were Katie M., Kerrie C., Sarah C. and Bláthnaid S.  The Junior U15 Team were placed 3rd in their race. They were Abbey M., Ava C., Aoife G., Aoife S. and Emma G.

         In the U15 Junior race, Katie M. got 3rd place overall and ran a great race.

       Well done also to the other girls who competed on the day: Aoife C., Michelle B., Sarah B., Kate C., Sinead M., Sylva P., Vicky A., Kate M. and Emma M.


        This was the first race in the Cross Country season for the girls.  Well done to them for putting in great performances. Their next Cross Country competition will be the Meath Cross Country Championships.

 Interschools Show Jumping - Mullingar Equestrian Centre - October 2018

        Scoil Mhuire was well represented at the Interschools show jumping competition in Mullingar Equestrian Centre on Sunday 7th October 2018.

        Three teams participated in the Novice competition achieving 1st and 3rd places. The Open team was placed 5th in the Open competition.

        Many congratulations to all who participated.

   

Success for Scoil Mhuire Junior Camogie

        Monday 1st of October marked the beginning of the camogie season for Scoil Mhuire. The girls fought hard to come out victorious against Sacred Heart of Tullamore.

       With the girls representing many clubs across Meath and despite many of them being busy with their own club championship they showed strength and passion on the field to come out triumphant. They will play their next match on Monday 8th of October away in Portlaoise.

        We wish the girls the very best of luck in the coming season.


Leinster Schools Championships

        On Day 2 of the Leinster Championships we saw Jenna G. compete in the Junior Long Jump.  She jumped very well but unfortunately did not get through to the All Irelands. Jennifer N. got 2nd in the U16 Long Jump with a great jump of 4.50, not a pb for her but still a great jump.

        Leah M. and Ella T. both competed in the Inter High Jump.  Leah jumped 140m, not her pb but did very well.  Ella won the High Jump competition with a brilliant jump of 160m!  This was a pb for Ella, and this got her through to the All Ireland School Championships being held in Tullamore on 2nd June. 

        Also, Sarah D. got 2nd in the Senior Hammer with a pb of 33m. Both Ella and Sarah go through to the All Ireland Championships! Well done girls!

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     Pictures:

  • Jennifer N. - 2nd in Long Jump
  • Ella T. - 1st in High Jump
  • Sarah D. - 2nd in Hammer Throw


Preparations for Museum Exhibition in Germany

        On the 22nd April five Transition Year students (Nadine C., Shauna D., Roisin F., Laura M., and Aisling M.) accompanied by two teachers (Mr. John Reidy and Mr. Colin Stobie) travelled to Recklinghausen in Germany to participate in the “Erasmus+” project. The “Erasmus+” project is designed and funded by the European Union and aims to bring students together from different European countries to share their knowledge on a mutual topic of interest. The students met up with counterparts from a Polish school, (Vi Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace Im. A. Mickiewicza w Krakowie) as well as students from Recklinghausen’s local school (Hittorf Gymnasium).

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        Through this current project, students learn how to create and show-case an exhibition in a museum. The exhibition is titled: “The Knowledge Lab”. The project has a two-year duration culminating in a public exhibition in March 2019 in LWL Industrie Museum in Dortmund, Germany.

        Throughout the week in Germany, the students engaged in a multitude of activities to attain an insight into creating museum exhibits as well as receiving invaluable guidance from Polish and German museum curators. The project has provided the students with a great opportunity to experience cooperation with European schools as well as affording them the chance to acquire valuable skills, training, and cultural experiences. Various cities were visited over the week including Münster and Essen so that students could gain inspiration for their exhibition. Our students were warmly received by their German and Polish counterparts, and their work ethic and friendliness were commended by all. The students from Scoil Mhuire will continue the project on into 5th year, and a further five students will be travelling to Krakow, Poland in September to finalise the exhibition.


        Students from Scoil Mhuire involved in the “Erasmus+” Project are: Eimear B., Nadine C., Rachell C., Shauna D., Leah D., Leanne D., Alana F., Roisin F., Anna H., Katie J., Lauren K., Hannah L., Laura M., Aisling M., Laura O., Ava T., Ciara T., and Emily J. W.. The “Erasmus+” project in Scoil Mhuire is led in by Mr. Domo Kajic.


Festival of Chemistry

       First Years Martyna M., Aoife G., Sadhbh W. and Grace F. participated in the Salters' Festival of Chemistry Challenge in Trinity College on Saturday April 21st. The girls were accompanied by their teacher Ms D Cronin. The Salters@Festivals are a series of one-day fun events held in universities throughout the UK and Ireland. They provide the opportunity for enthusiastic students to spend a day in a university department and to participate in practical chemistry activities. Well done to all involved!

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TRANSITION YEAR MUSICAL 2018

        Transition Year students staged ‘Dancing Queen’, a tribute to the musical ‘Mamma Mia’ for four nights from 20th – 23rd March. A packed house each night was treated to a memorable show of Abba songs and great choreography which showcased the girl’s high level of performance.  A lot of hard work resulted in the Scoil Mhuire stage being transformed into a Greek Island, the setting of the musical. The show was Scoil Mhuire’s eight musical and was directed by Martina Dixon and Josie O’Toole.

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      The main cast included: Aoibh T. (Donna Sheridan), Amber C. A. (Sophie Sheridan), Aisling M. (Sam Carmichael), Niamh M. (Harry Bright), Beau C. (Bill Austin), Emma C. (Rosie), Anna H. (Tanya), Niamh N. C. (Skye), Sophie O. (Ali), Laura B. (Lisa), Sadhbh D. (Pepper), Amy M. (Eddie) and Kayla M. (The Vicar).

        The main cast was supported by a large group of dancers and a musical committee.

     Congratulations to all who helped with the production, in particular the many students and teachers who worked behind the scenes and the many sponsors whose generous donations made the show possible.

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Scoil Mhuire Choir - London Trip

        Scoil Mhuire Choir enjoyed a wonderful trip to the West End London on March 10th to see the “Lion King” in the historic Lyceum Theatre. For many it was a first-time experience. So taken were the students by the artistry, the sheer energy of the choreography, and the breath-taking spectacle of costume and colour, they were planning their next trip to London’s West End as they left the theatre.
 
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        In the meantime, the choir looks forward to its own production of “Magic of Broadway” which takes place in April in the school. Dates to be confirmed. With excerpts from Les Miserables, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and many other classic musicals, the choir will be busy in the coming weeks in an effort to capture some of the magic of the unforgettable “Lion King”.

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SEMI-FINAL SUCCESS FOR SCOIL MHUIRE SENIOR FOOTBALLERS

        The Scoil Mhuire Senior Football Team had a comprehensive win over their rivals from Cashel Community School, Co Tipperary on Tuesday 6th March. With a final score of 3.16 to 2.04 the outcome was never in doubt from the commencement of the second half, with the Scoil Mhuire girls dominating all over the field.

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        Great credit is due to the panel of players and their management team for their dedication and hard work in the run up to the game. This included clearing snow from the pitch on Monday to ensure they could fulfil the fixture. Credit is also due to Trim GAA Club and in particular their caretaker and groundsman for ensuring that, despite the very difficult weather conditions over the previous week, the game could go ahead.

        The All Ireland Final will be held on Sunday 15th April. Venue to be decided. Congratulations to all involved and we wish them the best of luck in the final.


CONCERN DEBATING


     Scoil Mhuire's Transition Years took part in the Concern Debating Competition. With over 140 participating schools, it was a great achievement to reach the final 24. Congratulations to the girls and their mentor Mr D Marmion.

        Photo: Leah D., Aisling M., Róisí B., Kate M., Aleisha B., Emily J. W., Rachelle P. and Mr Marmion.

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Irish debating

      On the 6th December both the junior and senior Irish debating teams competed successfully in the 2nd round of Gaellinn debating competitions which were held in Athboy.
     The Junior team debated passionately for the motion that ‘Téimid that fóir ag ceiliúradh na Nollag’. The Elf on the Shelf even made an appearance as well as a rendition of The Grinch. The girls performed superbly and are through to the Regional Finals.
     The Senior Team also put in a stellar performance debating on the topic of freedom of speech. Their motion was ‘ba cheart deireadh a char le cuntas Twitter Donald Trump’ and Hannah, Robin and Ellen spoke passionately on this topic. The senior team have also made it through to the Regional Finals which will be held in early January.

      Photo: Allie S., Abby M., Aoibhín S., Aoife N. S..

      Maith sibh a chailíní, tá Ms Harlin agus Ms Heffernan fíor-bhródúil as an éacht!


Erasmus+ coming to Trim

        Since September 2017, a group of our Transition Year students with the support of their teachers Mr. Domo Kajic and Mr. John Reidy, are participating with students and museum curators from Germany and Poland in a two years European Union Erasmus+ project, based on instilling young people with a greater awareness and appreciation of the function of museums and in particular, the pivotal role of a curator.

Hittorf Gymnasium Recklinghausen and LWL Museum Dortmund from Germany, VI Liceum Ogόlnoksztalcace im.A. Mickiewicza and Museum of Municipal Engineering Krakow from Poland are the other schools and museums the girls will be working with.

Over the two years, the project involves regular meetings and discussions with their European colleagues via the web, and coming together in week long workshops in the 3 countries. Following completion of the project in 2019, all the participating students will put on an exhibition of their work in LWL Museum in Dortmund.

Scoil Mhuire will be hosting the second workshop from the 11th to the 18th February 2018 in our school.

The name of our Transition Years project is “Knowledge Lab” and explores the current topics of real/fake news and facts.

Scoil Mhuire TY participating students: Leanne D., Eimear B., Nadine C., Rachel C., Shauna D., Leah D., Alana F., Roisin F., Anna H., Katie J., Lauren K., Hannah L., Laura M., Aishling M., Laura O., Ava T., Ciara T., Emily J. W..

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Scoil Mhuire Choir

       Well done to our school choir who was commended in the recent Sligo International Festival against stiff opposition from St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, Dublin and Presentation College Kilkenny. The choir sang two challenging pieces. “Da Pacem” by Canadian composer Jeff Enns and the flirtatious Renaissance madrigal “My Bonny Lass She Smileth” by Thomas Morley. The choir is busy preparing for its annual carol- service on Tuesday December 19 th in St. Patrick’s Church, Trim at 8pm. The girls will be joined this year by 150 first years, who are looking forward to this very special evening. Proceeds for the evening will go to the Church Restoration Fund.

Great Success at St. Brigid's Schools Cross
Country Competition 
on Tuesday, October 3rd

         With 30 finishers, Scoil Mhuire competitors placed as follows:

         3rd Place Junior 1000m Individual Trophy:
         - Zoe M. E..

         1st Place Junior 1000m Team Medallists:
         - Zoe M. E., Abbey M., Jennifer N. & Leah M..

         2nd Place Minor 1000m Team Medallists:
         - Ava C., Leighann M., Emma G. & Grace V..

         3rd place Junior 1000m Team Medallists:
         - Lydia M., Rachel M. E., Petra H. & Leah M..

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Victory for Scoil Mhuire in German Debating 2017-2018

       On Friday 20th October 2017 Scoil Mhuire’s German Debating Team achieved their first victory this year by defeating Colaiste Pobaill Setanta Phibblestown in Round 1 of the National German Debating Competition.

      Scoil Mhuire’s team debated against the motion “Mixed schools provide better preparation for life than Girls’ or Boys’ schools” or “ Koedukative Schulen bereiten besser auf das Leben vor als reine Mädchen- oder Jungenschulen”. The team consisted of 5th year students Megan O. (Captain), Andrea M., Ciara B. and Robin K. and was mentored by Miss O’Callaghan and Mr Kajic.

      A big thanks is owed to all the students who turned up to support the team. It was a brilliant performance and we look forward to Round 2, which is scheduled to happen before Christmas.

  Victory for Scoil Mhuire in German Debating 2017-2018

SCOIL MHUIRE ATHLETICS NEWS

        The following girls competed in the DCU Invitational Schools Cross Country Meet which was held in DCU sports Grounds. Over 60 schools were invited to compete.
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              The girls were:

                 - Katie M.
                 - Vanessa E.
                 - Kate M.
                 - Nicole M.
                 - Emma G.
                 - Aoife S.
                 - Jane C.
                 - Emma M.
                 - Emma O.
                 - Kayleigh C.
                 - Blathnaid V.
                 - Niamh M.
                 - Ella C.
                 - Aisling M.

        Kate M. came in 4 th place in the Minor Race. A great result for Katie as there over 170 athletes in the race. The first 4 girls who came in to make the team were also in 4 th place. They were Katie M., Emma G., Kate M. and Aoife S..

        Aisling M. ran in the Inter Girls race and was placed 14 th out of 40 in her race. A great result for Aisling who had no team behind her and ran as an individual.

        Well done to all the girls and to their coach Ms Moira Peppard. Their next race is the North Leinsters’ Schools Cross Country on Friday 26 th January in AlSAA Dublin.


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