Congratulations to all the Leaving Certificate Pupils.

Congratulations to all the Leaving Certificate Pupils who received their results today and who achieved beyond their personal best with 36% achieving over 500 points. We wish them the very best in their future careers.

Mrs. Butler and all the Staff.

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Third Year Parents Information Evening

An information evening on the Transition Year programme in Scoil Mhuire will be held next Thursday the 8th of May in the Ambassador Hotel at 7:30. All parents of girls currently in Third Year are invited to attend.

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In-House Debating: Gender Politics!

On Thursday the 27th March, the Debating Club held an in-house debate in the Library of No.1. The motion was “That This House Believes That Equality Between Men and Woman is Impossible.”

On the Proposition side were Alexandria O’Donnell (1st Year), Kate Dinan (1st Year), Zahra Khan (4th Year), May Harley (1st Year) and Ciara Rodohan (1st Year). On the Opposition were Deirbhile Ní Dheasmhúnigh (1st Year), Megan Cuttriss (2nd Year) and Clare Keaveny-Jimenez (6th Year). (Some technical blips on the day resulted in the uneven numbering on each side!!).

It was a very enjoyable debate, full of controversial points. The speeches were very witty too. Everybody had their own take on the topic. It was great to see all the Junior Debaters taking part, some for the first time.

Needless to say, the adjudicators had a very hard time deciding who the best speaker was to be. This honour went to Kate Dinan (1st Year) who gave a most humourous speech. Congratulations to Kate, and well done to all who participated. It was truly great.

 

Aoife Crotty, 2nd Year

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Debating News Update

Three teams recently took part in the Junior Schools’ Debating Competition organised by UCC Philosophical Society. Sorchadh Boland and Aoife Crotty argued against the reintroduction of corporal punishment in schools; Rebecca O’Shaughnessy and Deirbhile Ní Dheasmhúnigh were dealt the old chestnut about raising the legal drinking age to 21; and Alexandria O’Donnell and Jeanne O’Sullivan had the daunting task of arguing in favour of the rights to privacy of politicians. The standard in all debates was very high. Alexandria will progress to the Quarter Final as an individual speaker, and there is a possibility of another team and individual going through as wildcards. Watch this space for updates!

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