By John Moore, Deputy Principal.
Just an update on the recent but very successful Open Night, the first held since September 2019 due to Covid. The Open Night is an opportunity for potential incoming students and their parents to visit St. Mary’s, view the school and meet the teachers and students. Many had queued out on the road from 6.30 pm for entrance at 7 pm. Consequently, it was a packed night and we were delighted to meet many former students, many of whom were now returning as parents. This is always fantastic but it certainly makes a teacher feel a bit older.All our Subjects Departments were represented by both our Teachers and assisted by students who welcomed the girls from Fifth and Sixth Class with practicals and demonstrations. The Senior Prefects and senior students acted as hosts and brought parents on a tour of the school. The students’ confidence, commitment and dedication to the school highlighted their unique relationship with their teachers and their school. On the night and over the following few days, we received a huge number of comments and emails congratulating the girls on how confident, knowledgeable and friendly they were. Many also noted how happy the girls were in St. Mary’s. All our girls assisting were absolutely fantastic and we were so proud of them. The maturity shown was just amazing.Apologies to those parents and their daughters who were unable to fit into a packed Study Hall to hear the very well-received Principal’s address and later question and answer session. We were delighted to meet so many parents and their daughters. The last of the parents and daughters left around 9.30 pm to round off a highly successful Open Night.