Arts & Culture


Sancta Maria College has a thriving Music Department and music is offered to all Year Groups, from First to Sixth Year. Our choirs prepare for choir competitions such as the Wesley Competition and the All-Island Choir Competitions.

We have a strong tradition in performing musicals within the college. Transition Year students stage a musical on an annual basis. Music students also experience trips to the National Concert Hall and other such music venues to enhance their musical experience. They are introduced to all strands of the Music Curriculum, i.e. composing, performing, listening and music technology.

Each year, the Sancta Maria College Choir attends the Diocesan Liturgical Emmanuel Event in the Helix Theatre in Dublin City University (DCU) and on many occasions our students have performed as soloists for the performance.


Visual Art

The College’s Art rooms are dynamic and creative spaces where girls can experiment with different media such as painting, drawing, textiles, printmaking and graphic design. The Art Department offer a range of creative and enterprising activities outside the confines of the curriculum and students are encouraged to develop their creativity and innovative and enterprising skills. These are skills that are highly valued in the world of work of the early twenty-first century.

Visits to art galleries and sculpture tours are extremely worthwhile and enjoyable aspects of the provision and an enjoyable experience and they benefit all students whatever career path they eventually choose.


Achievements in the Arts

At all times, Sancta Maria College students are encouraged to take pride in their work. Events such as musicals, concerts, talent shows, art exhibitions, debating and dance competitions etc., encourage students to share their achievements with family, friends and the whole college community. Such activities are designed to increase confidence, build self-esteem and challenge critical thinking.