Welcome to a new school year in Scoil Mhuire and a new-look website! We would like to wish all our students the very best for the year ahead. We also extend a Good Luck to those who have moved on to the next chapter in their lives, especially last year’s Leaving Cert class. We hope you will have fond memories of Scoil Mhuire and will be successful in your chosen path.

For all our students, past and present, remember

doubt has killed more dreams than failure ever will

Believe in yourselves and always strive to achieve your best.

Head Girl Welcome Address – Emma Greene

FullSizeRenderHello all! Before I begin I would first like to apologise to all of you who got landed with me as your head girl, what with my disastrous speech writing skills and all. The one thing that kept me going last night when I was writing this speech was the knowledge that if Kanye West can run for president in 2020 then I’m pretty sure I can be a half decent head girl. So here’s my attempt at a speech, apologises again!

I would first like to begin by welcoming all of you back for what we can only hope will be an excellent year, filled with hard work, laughter and most of all success. To the 40 odd scared looking faces making up our back row this morning, welcome. First year is a new and daunting experience, that believe me, we all know only too well. It’s not so long ago I was in your position, in a new school with new teachers and new friends. Don’t be afraid! Get involved in whatever you’re interested in and I’ve no doubt Scoil Mhuire will be able to cater for all of your interests and talents. Whether you’re a footballer, a hurler, a singer, an academic, there’s something there for all of you. Work hard, keep smiling and enjoy your selves. Your journey here is only beginning and if it’s anything like our past 5 years have been, it’ll be amazing.

To our wonderful and dedicated staff, fáilte roimh. When I first started in Scoil Mhuire I saw the teachers as these scary, almost robotic creations but as the years have gone by I’ve begun to realise and accept, that you know what, they’re really not that bad. In fact it’s these people who more than ever want us to do well. Eventually the teachers will become your friends and will work as hard as they possibly can to ensure the best for each and every one of us, so, we thank you.

Not forgetting our middle rows, who are just as important as the rest, bienvenue! For those of you who have no idea what I just said that was a google translate job!

Finally, to the most fabulous front row I’ve ever seen, welcome! We’ve come a long way girls, from the days of our skirts being closer to our ankles than our knees, to the first year trend of the humble hair band, some even took to designing their own, to our 2k13 bebo stunnah years, and we’re finally here, a fine group of amazing, hard-working, caring girls. We’re not as scary as we look, honestly. Please don’t ever be afraid to approach anyone of us, we won’t bite, I promise, especially now that we can glide through the chaos that is the school canteen queue what with our own personal Leaving Cert queue. Word of advice my friends, steer clear of our queue!

I hope that this year will be one of our best yet. ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a live by what we give’, so be kind always, laugh a lot, smile until your cheeks hurt and shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

Thank you!

Click here for messages from previous Head Girls.