The school magazine ‘Blueprint’ forms an important part of the school archive. The Magazine committee meet twice weekly at lunch time with the co-ordinating teacher to produce this yearly publication. The much anticipated 2012 magazine will be available in May.
The 2012 editors explain:
Buying your first copy of Blueprint, our annual school magazine, is like a rite of passage for every St. Vincent's girl, or at least it has been since 1984. For First Years, it's that first frantic attempt to sign every classmate's Blueprint. For Sixth Years, it's an important final souvenir of school life, including class photographs, lively articles, questionable humour and the odd surprise. Little do the excitable First Years know how much of our blood, sweat and tears goes into these 68 pages.
It begins in September, when all TYs and Fifth Years interested in being part of Blueprint meet with Mr Kieran. We divide into three committees: Fifth Year Editorial, TY Editorial and TY Business. Weekly meetings are held. Vital subjects discussed include pandas, maths homework, what we had for lunch and – occasionally – ideas for the magazine. The TY Business Committee persuade local businesses to take adverts in Blueprint.
A surge of productivity sets in after Christmas when we realise that we have filled about 7 pages. There is still the inevitable last-minute scramble for material, but by Easter, the finished product is always sent to the printer.
As end-of-year exams and the summer holidays get closer, Blueprint comes out in mid-May, and with it, the infectious inattention to teachers and revision as we reminisce about the year gone by.