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Letter to Parents / Guardians 27th January 2020

27th January 2020

Re: Important Dates

Dear Parent / Guardian, 

Please find the following dates below for your attention. 

Upcoming Student Retreats

An Tobar Nua are kindly facilitating one day retreats for all our students. The retreats last for the entire school day. All students are to attend first class as normal for roll call. Further information regarding An Tobar Nua is available on their website at

28th January 2020 – 6th Year Students

29th January 2020 – 5th Year Students

5th February 2020 – 1st Year Students

10th March 2020 – 3rd Year Students

12th March 2020 – 2nd Year Students

20th March 2020 – TY Students

Mock Exams 2020

The mock examinations for 3rd and 6th year students start next Wednesday 12th February 2020. All students have received exam timetables. Please email the office if you would like a copy or click on the following links (JC Mock). (LC Mock)

Best wishes to all our students in their exams. 


Please email the school office ( ) if you have any queries. 

Kindest regards,


Student Council 2019/2020

Meet our Student Council!

Student Council

A Student Council is a representative structure through which students in a post-primary school can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management and staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students (Department of Education & Science, 2002).

The Student Council in St. Mary’s College plays a central role in school life and aims to empower students by giving them a voice. They also create awareness among the student population about important matters related to wellbeing, voting rights and health and safety concerns in the school building. They deal with all other matters arising that affect students.

Chairperson for 2019/2020

Colm Downes

Student Council Representatives for 2019/2020

1st Year                                     Michael Downes / Samuel Shomefun

2nd Year                                   Sean Okeke / Ethan Conneely / Henry Cao

3rd Year                                    Cathal O’ Grady – Corcoran / Tom Browne

Transition Year                        Evan Lynam

5th Year                                     Solomon Shomefun / Najmudeen Binuyo

6th Year                                     Colm Downes / Adrian Asogu

Key functions of Student Councils

The functions and activities of a Student Council should support the development of the school and the welfare of its students. In planning and undertaking activities during the course of the school year, the Council should:

  • work closely with school management, teachers and parents,
  • consult regularly with students in the school, and
  • involve as many students as possible in the activities of the Council.

Representing the views of the student body to the school management 

This should be one of the fundamental aims of every Council. It involves talking and listening to the student body, considering their views and concerns, and discussing these with the school management on behalf of the students.

Promoting good communication within the school

Improving communication within the school community is a shared responsibility and a Student Council can contribute to this process. 

Our aims for 2019/2020

  • Improve the physical environment of St Mary’s College
  • Promote awareness of physical health and fitness as well as mental wellbeing throughout the student body.
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Temporary movement of Scoil Fhursa to St. Mary’s College

One of our local primary schools; Scoil Fhursa will be joining us on January 6th 2020 here in St. Mary’s College.  Scoil Fhursa are beginning the development of an extension and they will be accommodated here for the duration of that build.

Their temporary accommodation here is located in areas of the new sports hall and the circular canteen. They will have the use of the tennis courts for their breaks, the times of which are different to ours. 

School starts for them at 8.30 am and the traffic arrangements are as follows:

All Scoil Fhursa traffic will enter via St. Mary’s Rd. entrance and will have set down at the Y junction and proceed to exit at the Shantalla gate. The pick-up arrangements will be the same. 

There are only  4 classes that will transfer and they will be accompanied by 9 staff members and some parents. 

The toileting facilities are already in place by way of portacabins to the front of the sports hall. 

Scoil Fhursa students will have access to the sports hall whenever that facility is free and not in use by our students.

Please email if you have any queries. 

Yours sincerely,

E. Veale