Thanks to Athlone Institute of Technology and Ericsson for a very informative talk about careers in software development. Our 5th Year Guidance learned about the college routes to careers in computing and post graduate opportunities.
Congratulations to all our students who recently received their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement. The JCPA reflects their success in examinations, classroom-based assessments and other areas of learning.
Transition Year students from Marist College and Our Lady’s Bower put on a fantastic production of the musical ‘Rock of Ages’. Months of hard work and rehearsals were reflected in outstanding performances. The sold-out shows received rave reviews from the audiences each night. Well done to all involved.
Our Second-Year team also faced a stong panel from Naas CBS. The sides were evenly matched in the first quarter with early scores from both sides. The pairing of Bill Carmody and Ben Donegan got the Marist on the scoreboard. While in the second quarter Harry Stuart Trainor and David Westman added to the score line. Numerous three-point shots in the third and fourth quarters left the Marist well in front. Excellent team work from all involved and the lads now await their next
Congratulations to our 1st Year Basketball team who secured another great win. Our team faced a strong Naas CBS side in their third league fixture. Luke Whelan got several crucial early scores, to allow the team to settle into the game with confidence. Scores from Kian Mitchell, Roan Flaherty, Tadhg Baker and Owen McNamara ensured a comfortable win. Final score Marist 47, Naas CBS 27. Panel: K. Mitchell, R. Flaherty, E. Naughton, A. Ratcliffe, A. Stuart-Trainor, L. Whelan, C.
Congratulations to Cían Scanlon Ortiz and Martin O’Grady, both awarded medals at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships. Cían Achieved bronze in the U15 Five minute row, while Martin won gold in the U16 2km row.
Thanks to Garda Brian Keane for visiting Marist College to talk to our 3rd year CSPE classes. Students particularly enjoyed the very informative question and answer session. Students discussed local issues and the role of social media in crime.
January 15th marked the beginning of the biannual International Gathering of Marist Youth. It was held in Guatemala this year and centred around the theme of Weaving Life. Ciarán McDermott, a past pupil of Marist College Athlone (Leaving Certificate 2018), and a Marist Leader, was given the opportunity to attend, representing the province of West Central Europe. The Marist organisation is present in three schools in Ireland: Marist College, Athlone, Moyle Park College in Clon