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Cultural Day

Cultural Day

On Wednesday May 8th, we celebrated Cultural Day here in St Mary's College. Pupils from fifteen different countries put on a  beautiful display in the Clarence Building.Each country was assigned a display table/area.Pupils arrived to school in their native costumes...

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Road Safety Education Program

Road Safety Education Program

The Sligo Road Policing Unit delivered The Life Saver Project workshop to the transition year students at St. Mary’s College in Ballisodare on Tuesday 18th March. The Life Saver Project is a Road Safety Education program, launched in October 2023 aimed at reducing the...

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Ceist School Live Performances

Ceist School Live Performances

Musicians and Students from St. Marys College, Ballysadare streamed a live performance on Thursday March 21st. They performed to Chairpersons, Principal’s, Vice Principal’s in the Ceist Trust all over Ireland in all the Ceist Schools. They performed the beautiful...

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St. Marys Talent Show

St. Marys Talent Show

On Thursday March 21st, we had great excitement in the school as our Talent Show took place. Auditions were held last month and from that twelve acts were selected to perform. Each act had a teacher as a mentor and under their watchful eye practices and rehearsals...

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Sligo Student Enterprise County Final Awards

Sligo Student Enterprise County Final Awards

Congratulations to our TY Mini companies "Wood Buddies" and "Nara Jewellery" who picked up two awards at the Sligo Student Enterprise county final today in the Sligo Park hotel. "Wood Buddies" whose team members include Freddie Mitchell, Ronan Mc Cormack, Luke...

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Sligo County Council Gaelteacht Scholarship

Sligo County Council Gaelteacht Scholarship

Congratulations to our third year student Riona Bonner who won one of two Gaelteacht Scholarships to the value of 750 euro sponsored by Sligo County Council. Riona had to write an Irish essay on the meaning of Sligo County Council to her as a young person. The...

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St. Marys WEEE recycling

St. Marys WEEE recycling

Saint Mary’s College Ballisodare is competing in the WEEE schools' battery recycling challenge!  WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT?  The WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Challenge is a FREE Waste Battery Recycling Programme that educates and encourages environmental awareness...

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Cross Country

Cross Country

Well done to our cross country athletes who represented St Mary's at the North Connaught cross country athletics championships , which was held in Ballymote on the 30th of January. This was the first time for all of these students to experience a cross country race....

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Certified Irish Angus Schools Competition

Certified Irish Angus Schools Competition

We would like to wish all the best to Alyssa, Madison and Chloe who are representing the school today in Carrick on Shannon. The girls entered a project in the Certified Irish Angus Schools Competition. Their project on the history and role of women in farming was...

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All Roads Lead to Croke Park

All Roads Lead to Croke Park

Congratulations to our TY students Rozalia, Maddison Alyssa and Cloe who have qualified for the next stage of the Certified Angus Competition. Certified Irish Angus, ABP and Kepak, run the Certified Irish Angus Schools Competition which aims to encourage second-level...

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Building a Geodesic Dome

Building a Geodesic Dome

Our Transition Year students building a Geodesic Dome in the school on Tuesday thanks to @MakerMeet from @ATU Sligo. A very productive and enjoyable afternoon was had by all.

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2024 Connacht Senior Schools Championship Winner

2024 Connacht Senior Schools Championship Winner

Huge congratulations to Izabella Lehany Mc Goldrick who won gold in the 100m Freestyle at the 2024 Connacht Senior Schools championships for St Mary’s. Izabella is a second year student of St Mary’s College, and swims with County Longford Swimming Club under the...

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SVP Christmas Hampers

SVP Christmas Hampers

Quietness in the school today as students are doing their Christmas Exams but it has been a busy few weeks in the lead up to Christmas. One of the highlights has been our SVP Hamper Appeal. Students donated foodstuffs to fill the hampers. Over 800 euro was also raised...

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New Mentors 2023/24

New Mentors 2023/24

Well done to our new Mentors who undertook training for the role today. The Mentors are 5th year students who have volunteered to work with our new first years and help them settle into our school community here in St. Marys. Thanks to Ms Elaine Granaghan from Foroige...

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New Enrolments 2023

New Enrolments 2023

We would like to extend a huge welcome to the 46 first year students who joined us yesterday in St. Marys College. We hope their time with us is a happy and enriching one. The group are pictured here with Mr. Horkan and Mr. Kennedy outside the old school building...

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Farewell Leaving Certificate Class 2023

Farewell Leaving Certificate Class 2023

As our Leaving Certs complete their final exams today, we come to the end of another school year. We would like to thank all of you who have supported our school in any way this year and hope and pray for your continued support and encouragement. We wish all our...

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Student Exhibition

Student Exhibition

On Friday May 26th, we invited the parents, friends and families of our school to come in and enjoy a display of our students work and project in our GP room. This was a great success and was enjoyed by all.

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