News Archive February 2015

SAPHARA STREET COLLECTION

Posted on 03rd February 2015

A street collection in Magherafelt Town Centre on Saturday 31 January 2015 has raised £1052.85 for Saphara, a charity which helps to educate disadvantaged children in India. Pupils from St Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt volunteered during the collection and they would like to express their thanks to those who kindly donated. The pupils participating in the Saphara trip to India in July 2015 from St Mary’s are Kyle Johnston, Siobhan Comer, Tara McGrogan, Una McCoy and Connor Devlin. (Missing from the photograph is Ellen Groom).

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PACE SETTING

Posted on 03rd February 2015

The District ‘C’ Cross Country Championships took place on Wednesday 28 January 2015 at the Ulster University in Coleraine in the most challenging weather conditions imaginable. We had a number of excellent individual performances and one very notable team performance with these pupils braving the arctic conditions to book their place in the Ulster Cross Country Championships on Wednesday 11 February.

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YEAR 13 AS MATHEMATICS STUDENTS VISIT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Posted on 03rd February 2015

Twenty one Year 13 Mathematics students accompanied by Mrs Monaghan attended a taster day at Queen’s University, Belfast. The event began with a presentation in Whitla Hall outlining all the courses on offer and related placement year possibilities through the School of Management. Mr John Healy from Citi was the invited guest speaker who informed the students of the opportunities available in the local and global economy.  He more importantly stressed that results are no longer enough and there is a need ‘to stand out from the crowd’. Afterwards, students were able to avail of two 50 minute sessions on specific courses of interest.  The response from students was very positive as the event highlighted more career pathways.

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FRENCH PEN PAL CLUB

Posted on 09th February 2015

​This year, thanks to our assistant, Luc Mondet, we have established a French Pen Pal Club.  We have linked up with Luc’s former school, Lycee Fenelon Notre Dame in La Rochelle.  Our pupils have been in contact with their French counterparts since September and we can already see some friendships blossoming.  French Pen Pal Club will be continuing throughout the year.  If you’re interested in joining the French Pen Pal Club, just call in to Mr McShane in G8 or Luc in the Language Resource Room. 

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SAUVONS L’ENVIRONNEMENT – FRENCH ECO POSTER COMPETITION

Posted on 09th February 2015

Not to be outdone by their Year 10 counterparts, our Year 12 pupils took part in an Environmental Poster competition in November. The best posters were sent off to our assistant Luc’s former school, Lycée Fénelon Notre Dame, and we will be receiving some of their best entries also. These posters will be on display in the French department. The standard of entries was very high and there was much deliberation as to who the winner would be! In the end Michael Montgomery was chosen. Michael was presented with his prize at Year 12 Assembly by our Principal, Mrs Gillespie. Well done, Michael! Also, congratulations to all our Year 12 pupils for their fantastic work and thanks also to Miss Donoghue, Miss Venot and Miss MacOscar for all their work also! Bravo à tous!

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CAFÉ SAINTE MARIE JUNIOR

Posted on 09th February 2015

After the success of Café Sainte Marie with its KS4 and 5 pupils, the French department opened its doors to its Year 10 pupils. Café Sainte Marie Junior was open on Wed 10 and 17 December and proved to be a roaring success with pupils. The café allowed French pupils to experience a taste of France – des beignets (donuts), du chocolat chaud (hot chocolate), de la tarte aux pommes (apple tart) et bien encore plus (and much more!). The café will open again in the new year. Merci à tous!

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