World Book Day 27th of Feb - 3rd of March

World Book Day was marked in several ways in St. Mary's this year. Literacy is a central part of our policy and therefore all years were involved in our promotion of reading and fun.

5th Year took part in a fun "Book Dating" exercise with 5th Years in the Good Counsel. Fifty students discussed and shared their chosen book with their opposite number before "speeding" on to the next book.

1st Year English classes chose a Library window in which they presented their class novel. Judges Amanda Kelly (English) and John Corcoran (Art) judged the displays. Ms Siobhan Lawlor's 1.4 class won the overall prize with their fabulous presentation of "Good Night Me Tom".

Well done to Ms Walpole, Ms Traynor and Ms Pheasey. All 1st years will be treated to a film afternoon in the Library on Thursday 6th of April following 1.4 celebratory pizzas. 

On Book Day the whole school, students and staff took part in a character competition where they dressed as their favourite novel character. Over 250 walked the catwalk in the Sports Hall. 

Prizes were given to Whole Class Groups and to individuals for their effort.

The Prizes were as follows:

Whole Class Groups

1.1  The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

1.3  Children's fairytales

4.1  The Library

4.4  To Kill a Mocking Bird

5th - Ms Traynor's English Class - The Hunger Games

All classes received a prize but overall class winner was 4.4 To Kill a Mocking Bird


Best Overall Mekaela French "The Mad Hatter"

Best Senior Sarah Connick "Jane Eyre

Best Junior Aoife Murphy "Nanny Mc Phee"

Funniest Nhán Slevin "The BFG"

Best upcycled Tayler Mc Stein "Katness" 

Best Male Character Vanessa Pollard " The Artful Dodger"

Best Teacher Ms Traynor "Mrs Trunchbell"

Best Pair- Joint Winners

Donna Sinnott & Therese Flanagan "The Jockeys"

Laura Prendergast & Kaithlin Walsh "Hansel & Gretal"


 Many thanks to Ms Ann Doyle for all her time and hard work in making our Library the envy of many schools. Happy Reading!!