Apr 11

5th Year School Tour to London!!!!



The fifth years students had an early start last Saturday the 6th, meeting at the airport at 6.30 am for an early start to London.

When the ladies arrived in London there was a quick stop off to London Bridge for photos, a quick bite of lunch in the Victoria Area and from there they were transferred to the Apollo theatre for a matinee performance of Wicked. The show was spectacular and thoroughly enjoyed by all as it was a first time visit to the West End for most students. From there the girls travelled for lovely Italian meal and it was an early night in preparation for day 2.

On the Sunday morning the girls met our lovely tour guide and we had a guided tour of London taking in all major sites such as tower bridge, Tower of London and Buckingham palace. The girls were also in time viewing position for the return of the old guard outside Buckingham
Palace to the barracks. After the guided tour the girls headed to Westfield shopping centre near the Olympic village for some retail therapy. This was followed by dinner and bowling.

On our final day we began with a trip around the London eye and a 4D experience prior. We then had the pleasure of visiting both the Natural History and Science museum before catching out return flight home.

A throughly enjoyable trip was had by all and we look forward to next years adventure already.


Apr 11

Merck Millipore Schools Science Competition.


The Millipore schools science competition took place today in St. Marys with four transition year teams competing.

The first group- Kate Noonan, Emma McCarthy and Karen O’ Regan completed a project which studied “Catfishing” online.

Group two- Megan Harty and Rachel Hankard completed a study on social media and FOMO.

Group three- Maria Lynch and Laura Walsh made a fertiliser out of common stinging nettles.

Group four- Lauren O’ Mahony, Dominika Matczak and Bijoux Bunchou developed a high protein yogurt as a supplement for vegetarians.

After much deliberation the two Millipore guest judges awarded a second place title to the Fertiliser project and a First place title to the yogurt.

Lauren, Dominka and Bijoux will go on to represent St. Marys in the regional competition in Fota Resort on May 9th and we wish them the best of luck.


Apr 11

Irish Orienteering Champions

Congratulations to all the SMHS pupils who participated in the Irish Schools Orienteering Championships in Emo Court, Co.Laois this week. Huge congratulations to Denise Hallahan and Norah o’Brien who won gold medals in their courses, and Alannah Budds who won a silver medal in the 1st year Course. The 2nd/3rd Year girls team (Norah O’Brien, Eimear Hallahan, Jessica Strain and Eadaoin Murphy) also won a bronze medal! A great achievement girls, well done!!




Apr 10

National Gymnastic Finals

1st year student Keana Neirinck competed in the National Gymnastic Finals last weekend. She came away with two medals from the finals. Silver for the Beam and Gold for a team event. Well Done Keana!


Apr 10

Munster Senior Cup Winners

Congratulations to Emma Curtin, Emma McGrath and Grace McGrath who won the Schools Senior Cup for Munster 2014. Best of luck in the All-Ireland’s in Milltown Golf Club on April 28th.


Apr 08



The first year basketball had an early start travelling to Tarbert Comprehensive on Tuesday 8th April for the first year All-Ireland quarter final playoffs.

The girls got off to a slow start playing a very physical Tarbert Comprehensive on their home turf. The girls managed to keep the home side scoreless in the first quarter with superb offensive performances from Abby Quirke and Katie Griffin and super defence and rebounding from Sinead Crowe and Kari McEvoy.

The second and fourth quarters were much tougher for our girls as Tarbert had some very competent club players. Super defence again from Hannah Muprhy and Aishat Onilogobo.

The second proved a very easy game for St.Marys winning against St.Josephs Castlebar by over 25 points.

The girls will now progress onto ALL IRELAND SEMI FINALS ON 8th & 9th May.

Squad list:
Abby Quirke
Katie Griffin
Kari McEvoy
Sinead Crowe
Sarah O Sullivan
Ellen Bamber
Hannah Muprhy
Sinead McLoughlin
Aishat Onilogbo
Gillian Mulcahy
Saoirse Coughlan
Sally McCarthy

Apr 04

SMHS Prize Winners at Scifest 2014


Apr 03

1st Year Geography Field Trip

On Tuesday the 11th of March 1C Geography class along with teachers Mrs. Nation and Ms. O’ Sullivan visited a local mixed farm. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to experience what life is like on a farm. Students were also able to see first hand the processes that happen on a farm.

A wonderful day was had by all!


Apr 02

Best of luck to Mary’s Monopoly Bank


Apr 02

Congratulations 5th Years

Congrats to SMHS 5th Year Students for the participation and completion of the Cork Youth Challenge 2013. The girls received a certificate recognising their achievements in the Cork City marathon last June.


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