St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina

Debating

Debating

St Mary’s has a strong reputation for their public speaking and debating skills that is enshrined in the legacy of the school.

With guidance from their Debating and Public Speaking Co-Coordinator Ms. Wall they have had many successes. They have participated in various competitions and have reached regional and national level from Concern, Denny Debating competition to the Mayo Mental Health Public Speaking Competition.

The Senior team was recently invited to attend a workshop given by the Trinity Philspeak members in Galway University on the 25th of October. The girls had a tough fighting day but enjoyed it greatly and have formed links with other keen debaters from schools all over Ireland. Out of our six students four were chosen to attend a two day debating workshop in Trinity in January.

St Mary’s debaters also received the prestigious honour of being selected to attend debating workshops in order to form an Irish Worlds School Debating team for the competition this year in Bali in July.

Jan 25
2021
Catholic Schools Week – Communities of Faith and Resilience
Jan 28
2021
Virtual Open Night /Enrolment Evening
Feb 01
2021
Mock Examinations (3rd & 6th years)
Feb 08
2021
Term Assessments (1st, 2nd & 5th years)
14-Jan-2021
Good luck to our 2020 Junk Kouture Grand Finalists-Muireann Igoe, Laura O Hara and Alva Gallagher who will finally get to display their beautiful creation on Feb 4th at 7pm on RTE2!
12-Jan-2021
Enrolment Arrangements 2021
26-Dec-2020
We had a moving and beautiful Carol Service this afternoon which was streamed live to all students in their classrooms from St Muredach's Cathedral. Well
Convent Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo, F26 R928
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