Parents, students and staff of St Mary’s College were treated to an array of festive songs at the annual carol service on Wednesday evening last. The weeks of preparation by the students of the College and music teacher Ms Mullen were reflected in the wonderful performances on the night. A magical candlelit setting added to the event with the artistic talents of students evident in the decorations skilfully created with the guidance of art teacher Ms Collins. Readings were from the Gospel of Luke read by TY student Nicki Cumiskey and staff including chaplains Ms Reynolds and Fr Jimmy McElroy s.m. and Deputy Principal Mr Lambe. Robert Mee Lucey, Bartlomieu Baran and Aaron Taylor all played solo instrumental pieces on the piano and the saxophone, while the First Year students gave a powerful rendition of ‘The Little Drummer Boy’.
The beautiful crib, worked on by students of the college again with much help from art teacher Ms Collins, shone brightly, reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas. It was a real community event treasured by all who attended. Thank you to all those in our school community who joined us in our Christmas celebration and thanks to the teachers who helped in the organisation of the night including the aforementioned members of the Music and Art departments, religion teacher Ms Shaw and chaplain Ms Reynolds. It was a lovely evening and we are very proud of all the students involved. Wishing a Happy Christmas to all our school community.