Feb 17

1st and 2nd year basketballers win final group games!

Congratulations the the first and second year basketball teams who both won their final group games against Carraig na bhFear.

The second years progress to quarter final stage top of their group! Well done girls!

Feb 16

Ballyrafter Showjumping Interschool Champion’s of 2016 and 2017

Congratulations to all involved.

Jan 31

MLL Inspection

St. Mary’s will have an MLL inspection the week commencing Feb. 6th 2017. The inspectors will make a preliminary visit to the school on Wednesday Feb. 1st to meet staff and students. Further information on MLL inspections is available from the Department of Education & Science website. http://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Inspection-Reports-Publications/

Jan 30

Student Council

Thank you for helping the Simon Community

On the 14th of December 2016, the Student Council ran a Christmas fundraiser in aid of the Simon Community. This great organisation helps people sleeping rough and provide food& shelter to the people who need it to improve their skills needed to move towards independent living. Studen ts contributed two euro and wore a Christmas jumper over the school uniform. We held a best a jumper competition which was won by 6th year Britany Devine. Well done Britany. We also had a cake sale at lunch time in the main locker areas. All together with the help of everyone involved, we raised a staggering €675.30 for the Simon Community. On behalf of the Student Council, we would like to thank everyone who made the day a complete success.

John Murphy. Training Workshop

On the 7th of October the Student Council welcomed John Murphy to facilitate training for the Student Council. We had a very interesting& worthwhile morning .We went back to class in the afternoon having heard all about team building,communication,organisation as well as leaving a legacy behind us. Mr Murphy has had vast experience in dealing with students as a former chief executive of Gaisce the president’s award. He is now one of Ireland’s foremost leader’s trainers. From him and his two and half hours workshop we learned valuable skills to make our student council as efficient as we can.


Posted on behalf of Student Council


Jan 29

St. Marys @ TYPE Program in Trinity College!

From the 7th- 11th November Hannah Emerson (TY) and Saoirse Coughlan (TY) traveled to Trinity College in Dublin to take part in the Transition Year Physics Experience (TYPE) programme. During this week TY students from all across the country had the opportunity to experience what physics is like at third level, attending lectures in different areas of physics. The girls also had day trips to various places including Dunsink observatory. It was a very interesting and fulfilling experience for both pupils.


Hannah Emerson with her Project on ‘The Physics of Lightning’

Saoirse Coughlan with her project on ‘Carbon nanostructures’.

Jan 26

SMHS students make Cork camogie squad

Congratulations to Lucy Wallace and Ali Smith on being selected for the Cork camogie panel.

Jan 26

UCD Scholarships

Congratulations to past pupils Kate Noonan and Sinead O’Driscoll on being conferred with student scholarships by University College Dublin. 

Making a difference in a young person’s life

Donal Og Cusack will deliver a talk for parents/guardians, entitled ‘Making a difference in a young person’s life’, on Wednesday next February 1st at 8pm in the school library. All welcome. There will be a parents’ council meeting at 7pm prior to the talk.

Jan 26

Munster Camogie League Champions

Congratulations to our senior camogie team on winning the Munster league.  Well done to all the squad and special thanks to coaches Ms. Carolyn Motherway and Ms. Margaret  O’Regan.

Jan 13

St. Mary’s High School Musical

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