Trocaire Poetry Competition 2017.

Posted on May 17th, 2017 in Ms. McLoughlin by Martha Mcloughlin

Some of the girls from Ms Mc loughlin’s 6th class entered Trocaire’s annual poetry competition run in associated with Poetry Ireland.

The theme of this years competition was ‘Before the Storm’, exploring how people prepare for extreme weather events caused by climate change. Sinéad O Reilly’s poem ‘Foreboding’ was awarded Second Place, we are very proud of her. She will attend the awards ceremony next week in The National Library in Dublin.

Well done to all the girls who wrote fantastic poems for the competition. Here is Sinéad’s winning poem. Well done Sinéad!!!

FOREBODING

The warning comes in,

It’s worse than they thought.

In a hurricane’s path,

All items are caught.

They think back two decades,

To Hurricane Mitch,

Destroying the fields,

And crops that were rich.

It swept through the land,

Its fingers stretched out,

All houses and trees

Were snatched down its mouth.

The hurricane’s hungry,

It wants to be fed,

It ploughs on, relentless,

Fills people with dread.

They try to build shelters,

Make ways to escape,

But some will not leave

For their history’s sake.

They pile up the sandbags,

And build up the walls,

They know that tomorrow

Some houses will fall.

They gather together,

And ponder their fate,

All they can do now

Is sit there and wait.

Sinéad O’Reilly

Wetlands study at Raven Wood.

Posted on May 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Mr. King

On Tuesday the 2nd of May Mr King’s class visited the Raven forest in Curracloe. We met our guide John and he brought us to the pond to do some dipping and learn about the various forms of plant and animal life in the area. We learned lots of new information about the different habitats and food chains. We finished with a picnic on the beach. It was a really interesting day and one we will remember!

   

 

 

 

Parent’s Council News ~ April 2017

Posted on April 24th, 2017 in ** Parent's Council by Mrs. Doran

Hope everyone enjoyed the Easter holidays and are all set for the last term!

Firstly we want to say a big thank you to all the families who have
generously supported our fundraising events so far this year.
Through your generosity the Parents Council has been able to purchase 16 new
computers at a cost of 6000 euro for the school which are being used and
appreciated by the students everyday.

Next month the 2 sixth classes will be attending an Anti-Bullying Programme
as part of the school’s Stay Safe Policy, and the Parents Council are
delighted to be able to fund this programme .

Upcoming events:
We’re really looking forward to our annual communion reception party on May
13th.  We’ll have light refreshments back at the school straight after Mass,
for the families of both communion classes – it’s a great chance for all the
boys and girls to see their friends before heading off for the afternoon.
There will be a professional photographer set up at the school to take
communion/family portraits with very reasonable print packages available to
order. Anyone who would be free to help out for a few hours on this day
please contact the email address below.

Reminder: We rely heavily on the Voluntary Contribution system to be
continue our work, so if you haven’t had a chance to return your brown
envelope (or it slipped your mind!) you can easily pay online – just click
on the Aladdin link on this website and follow the instructions!

Contact: mercyparentscouncil@gmail.com

Interested in helping out? Just send us an email or come along to our AGM in
September!!

Thanks again
Mercy School Parents Council

Video ~ Operation Transformation 10 @ 10

Posted on April 7th, 2017 in Active Flag,Latest News,Ms. Doran by Mrs. Doran

Here is a video of our 10 @ 10 celebration. Click on the link to view. 

Mercy School 10 @ 10 

Our Trip to Dublin and other adventures

Posted on April 7th, 2017 in Latest News,Ms. Griffin by Ms. Griffin

 

Our trip to Dublin was brilliant! We had such a good day. We went to Dublinia and our guide Barry really taught us a lot. We explored the National History Museum and saw The Bog Men and many other artefacts.

We have had fun doing Art, Geography projects and a story writing competition too.

We also had our termly treat of a movie in the hall… with popcorn! Thankfully everyone in our class had earned enough to stamps to be able to take part in the treat.

 

Junior Infants Hurl with the Harriers!

Posted on March 30th, 2017 in Active Flag,Ms. Barron,Ms. Whelan,Uncategorized by Mrs. English

On Wednesday 29th March three coaches from the Faythe Harriers Hurling Club came to our school to introduce the game of hurling to the boys and girls.  Everyone had great fun and really enjoyed learning how to hurl.  A huge thank you to the three coaches Pat Doyle, Darren Caulfield and David Murphy.

Put your hands up if you are having fun

 Can you find yourself in the photos? Who knows maybe Davy Fitz will be checking out our school blog looking for potential hurlers!

Lá Le Pádraig

Posted on March 15th, 2017 in Latest News,Ms O'Sullivan,Uncategorized by aosullivan

Watch our dress rehearsal for our Ceolchoirm. There will be more to follow later.

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Lá Glas agus Ceolchoirm 2017.

Posted on March 15th, 2017 in Latest News by aosullivan

Bhí Ceolchoirm ar siúl inniu. Bhain gach dalta an taintneamh as an lá. Féach ar na bpictiúirí den lá.

 

More lovely photos of fun times in Room 12.

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 in Latest News,Ms. Griffin by Ms. Griffin

We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite character from a book. Then we went to The Book Centre to meet aWexford author Caroline Busher. She was very interesting. We used our book token to get a free book and we even got popcorn and jellies!

We then invited Ms. Hughes’ Class up to our room and we read out mini books to them. We all wrote and designed a mini book suitable for 1st class children. They really enjoyed our stories.

We have done lots of bright, colourful Art recently – mirror pictures, painting of daffodils and beautiful Spring flowers.

We also enjoyed a talk from The Dogs’ Trust. We got to meet a lovely little rescue dog too.

10 @ 10

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 in Active Flag,Activities,Latest News,Ms. Doran by Mrs. Doran

Here is a video of our 10 @ 10 Day in the Mercy School. We had lots of fun and exercise. 

 

10 @ 10 – Mercy School from Laura Doran on Vimeo.

Operation Transformation 10 @ 10

Posted on February 15th, 2017 in Active Flag,Latest News,Sport by Mrs. Doran

Click on the link below to see some photos from our 10 @ 10 activities. 

10 @ 10 

Operation Transformation is at The Mercy School!

Posted on February 10th, 2017 in Active Flag,Activities,Latest News,Ms. Griffin by Ms. Griffin

We are so excited to be part of The 10 at 10 challenge that Operation Transformation are running this year!

The Mercy Samba Band have been practicing hard and we are in carnival inspired costumes ready to entertain everyone.

6th class have been really busy!

Posted on February 1st, 2017 in Ms. McLoughlin by Martha Mcloughlin

We have been learning all about World War II in History. We have found out lots of interesting information about World War II. In pairs we researched World War II and created projects which we presented to the rest of the class.
Some of our projects were about Adolf Hitler, Anne Frank, The Treatment of Jews between 1939-1945 and The Allies and Axis Power’s.
We really enjoyed creating and presenting our projects!

 

We also recreated scenes from the ‘Blitzkrieg’ which means ‘Lightning war’. The Germans introduced this new system of warfare to attack their enemies quickly . We used sponges to create an early sunrise background and used black paper to design our city silhouette.  We really enjoyed doing these pictures and we think they look great!!

Sixth Class Girls enjoy a fitness class with Jason

Posted on January 27th, 2017 in Active Flag,Ms. K Shannon,Sport by Mrs. English

Ms Shannon’s sixth class were put through their paces yesterday with a very enjoyable fitness class with Jason Kehoe of Marathon Fitness.  Jason very kindly volunteered to come into the school to do a workshop as part of our Active School programme.  As you can see from the photos, pupils and teacher really got into it and had great fun!

Fire Men to the Rescue

Posted on January 26th, 2017 in Mr. King,Ms. English by Mrs. English

Jack and Mike two Fire Fighters from Wexford Fire Station called to our school this morning to give a talk to the boys and girls about the importance of fire safety.  As you can see from the photos we all had great fun.  Jack and Mike were so impressed with the behaviour of everyone that they invited us to visit the Fire Station some day.  We can’t wait!.

Dogs trust.

Posted on January 16th, 2017 in Mr. King by Mr. King

Today, 3rd class had a visit from Heather and her dog Ted from Dogs trust. They learned all about looking after and caring for dogs properly. Heather taught everyone how to approach dogs and the dos and don’ts of owning a dog. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and Eppie and Jack were allowed to pet Ted, he was really cute and enjoyed the attention!

 

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Posted on December 23rd, 2016 in Ms. Griffin by Ms. Griffin

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your support of our recent production of The Little Match Girl. I was very proud  of all the children. We raised €220 for two very worthy charities and look forward to presenting them with their cheques in January. A sincere thank you to you all for your warm wishes, cards and very generous gifts. They were much appreciated. Enjoy the holidays.

Best wishes, Ms. Griffin 

Wexford County Council Recycled Christmas Decoration Awards Ceremony

Posted on December 22nd, 2016 in Green Flag by Mrs. English  Tagged

Five children from the Mercy School were presented with prizes yesterday 21st December 2016 for their effort in creating a Christmas Decoration out of Recycled Materials.  They were presented with their awards by Paddy Kavanagh Chairperson of Wexford County Council.

It was a lovely evening with carol singing, chocolate for the children and tea and coffee for the parents.  Here are some of the photos of the evening.

A huge thank you to Wexford County Council for pulling out all the stops to ensure everyone enjoyed themselves.

 

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Posted on December 14th, 2016 in Ms. Griffin by Ms. Griffin

The decorations are up. We are after making lovely Christmas tree pictures. We are rehearsing for our show like there’s no tomorrow… And today, after months of hard work all the senior classes and the school choir are putting on a wonderful Winter Recorder Recital!

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