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Ardscoil Mhuire Ballinasloe - School News

Young SVP Conference

A Transition Year Young SVP day took place in Knock Shrine on Thursday 14th September from
10am -3.30pm.

The following TY Ardscoil Mhuire students

Grainne Leah Beth Charlene Tara
Rebecca Mia Ciara Megan Hazel

were among 400 students from the West Region of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon participating with their peers in a Social Justice Conference with Young SVP Guest speakers included Fr Mc Verry, Dr Cara Augustenberg (Friends of the earth), John Lonergan and Joanne O'Riordan.

A great day was had by all discussing different issues in their workshops and later in the day viewing information stands on topics discussed such as homelessness and the environment.

 
Fr Peter McVerry


Joanne O'Riordan

 
John Lonergan


Meitheal Leadership Refresher Day AUG 25th Esker
 

Community at Mass

Big thanks to all who attended the Ardscoil Mhuire Ballinasloe - Community at Mass in September. 
 

1st Year Retreat to Esker

All 1st years went to Esker on retreat today Monday 9th October. Thanks to Ms Jackson for organising the retreat and for the teachers who accompanied the 1st Years to Esker. The theme for the day was 'Crossing the Bridge' and was facilitated by Carmel McCormack, John Oakley and Pat Kelly on the Esker retreat team. A lovely time had by all.
 

Julianna Greene & Laura Frehill walk the Camino

 

We in Ardscoil Mhuire wish TY students Laura Frehill and Julianna Greene the very best this coming week as they begin a 150km walk along the Camino de Santiago on Sunday 1st October. The girls will trek along the Camino way in aid of the charity Suicide or Survive. An organisation dedicated to working towards the eradication of death by suicide and removing the stigma associated with mental health challenges. The girls held a movie hour for our 1st year students in school to support this work and they would like to thank everyone who has helped to organise the fundraising or contributed in any way to the preparation for this great adventure. We wish the girls and their fellow walkers the very best in their long trek and hope they enjoy the experience. We would also like to wish the charity Suicide or Survive all the best in their on-going vital work.
 

Bishop Kirby visited Ardscoil Mhuire

 

The talk was on ‘Jesus Calls Us’ and the challenge young people face today in responding to the call. Bishop Kirby also included a bit on his involvement with Trocaire mentioning the cycle of poverty, climate action and the role of education.
 

Meitheal 2017/2018

 This year we are continuing the initiative of Meitheal in our school. The representatives are Stephanie O’Halloran, Saoirse Ni Thuairsig, Emily Turley, Brid Kilroy, Mary Cuddy and Ciara Hibbitt.

Our aim is to make the transition from primary school to secondary school as smooth as possible for first years. We want to create a close relationship between the Meitheal leaders and the first years. In conjunction with the student council we want to improve the school life for first years.

We have organised lunch time activities such as dodge ball and soccer. We also aim to bring the first years on a bonding day to encourage the students to become more comfortable and closer as a year group.