St Mary's Holy Faith Killester

Newsletter #6 November 2022

Newsletter #6 November 2022

Junior Cycle Results


Junior Cycle results were distributed on November 23rd to all students who sat examinations in June 2022. This is an important milestone in our students education and we congratulate all of them on their results.

Sixth Year Study Skills


6th Year students participated in Study Skills and Exam Coaching Seminar on Tuesday morning 22nd November. This event was provided by and hosted as part of the Aspire 2 Programme.

College Awareness Week


St. Mary's celebrated College Awareness Week (CAW) from Monday November 21st-25th.The CAW campaign promotes the benefits of a post-secondary education plan for all and supports students to become “college ready.” Guidance Counsellor, Ms Ruane said, “We are delighted to be part of a nationwide campaign to promote the importance of post-secondary education. There are lots of options out there and College Awareness Week encourages people of all ages to consider further education as part of their future.”

  • DCU Virtual Tour
  • TU DUBLIN Grangegorman Campus video to all class-groups at this time.
  • “Maynooth in three words” video.
  • School of Business NCI video
  • Discover UCD Arts and Humanities video

Careers Fair

The Guidance Department hosted a Careers' Fair at the school on Friday 18th. This was an excellent opportunity for all our students to learn about post secondary school college and career options and to speak to the representatives from the various institutions.

We were grateful to the colleges and agencies who attended:

Trinity College Dublin
Dublin City University
University College Dublin
Technical University Dublin
Maynooth University
Dundalk IT
Killester and Marino College
Plunkett College
Colaiste Dhulaigh
Bimm Institute
Whitehall CFE
Institute of Art and Design & Technology

Leaving Certificate Applied

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We are hoping to extend our offering at senior cycle 2023-2025 and are exploring the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme which would provide an additional option for senior cycle students for whom this type of programme may be suitable.

The Leaving Certificate Applied is a two-year Leaving Certificate, available to students who wish to follow a more practical or vocationally orientated programme. Provision of the programme will be based on student interest and student numbers.

If you feel that this programme would be suitable for your daughter as she moves into Leaving Certificate in 2023 or if you would like additional information, please let us know by writing a note to the main office expressing interest or by emailing

Please see HERE a link to an information brochure.

History Trip


Transition Year students participated in a History Trip to Cathal Brugha Barracks on Wednesday, November 22nd. Mr Noel McDonnell gave an inspiring and interesting talk to the students.

Ultimate Frizby Blitz


Senior students participated in an Ultimate Frizby Blitz in Blanchardstown on Thursday, November 24th. A fun time was had by all!

Building Works

Plastering of the three storey building is underway as well as painting work around the windowsills of the new windows. Our lift shaft is almost ready to have the lift installed. The project is on target to be completed by January.

Art Trip

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Senior Art students enjoyed the Turner Exhibition in the National Gallery on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Irish Inspection

The school will undergo a Department of Education inspection of the subject Gaeilge on December 5th and 6th.

Occasional Holidays

As per our calendar, the school will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, November 28th and 29th. Our calendar can be viewed HERE

Parent Teacher Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended our 1st Year Parent Teacher Meeting. The 3rd Year meeting will take place on Thursday, December 1st → 4.15pm-6.45pm. School will finish at the earlier time of 3.30pm.

Languages Connect

Thanks to the languages Department for organising a very successful 'Languages Connect' Day. TY students enjoyed a celebration of languages and cultures, inspirational talks, fun language-filled workshops, and an interactive #ThinkLanguages Quiz.

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  • Workshop 1 – Irish Sign Language
  • DCU talk – “Why study Language – tales from DCU”
  • Break with international snacks
  • Workshop 2 - Modern Greek language
  • Amhrán na bhfiann for all
  • Workshop 3 - Portuguese and Capoeira
  • Making guacamole
  • International movie

Young Social Innovators

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Ms Leetch's YSI class hosted a very successful cake sale in aid of the Sybil Hill Nursing Home, Raheny on Friday, November 24th. There was an incredible community spirit as the students baked, purchased and offered support for the event to help especially those without visitors or relatives.

Christmas Craft for Parents

Our Christmas Craft Making will take place on 7th of December at 11:30am

Email to reserve your place

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Seachtain na Gaeilge
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Emmanuel for second year students
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The M factor
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St. Patrick's Holiday
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