Green Flag ~ Our School is proud to say that we are involved in the Green Schools and Green Homes Projects. We have received our 5th Green flag for the Green Schools project and we also have a Green flag for the Green Homes project. Girls from 4th – 6th class are involved on the Green Flag Committee, there are also some staff members on the committee. As a school we all work together to achieve success in these projects. Our families at home are becoming involved with the Green Homes project. Please click on the Green Flag category for recent updates and news.
Student Council ~ Members on this council range from 2nd – 6th class. Every class has one representative who sits on the council for one year. The girls meet every Tuesday afternoon and discuss a variety of issues and make plans for upsoming events. The school council run various activities during the year for local and national charities.
School Choir ~ There are 55 students in our school choir. Every year they put on a Carol service for the school at Christmas. They also sing at the school’s Communion and Confirmation services. Recently the girls have entered the AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) Choral Festival, in which the have had great success with a win and a second place so far.
The pupils of the Mercy School have many opportunities to participate in different sporting activities during their primary school years. Please check the latest news link for updates on our sporting successes and information.
Pupils from 4th / 5th / 6th class train every week during the first and last term. We have entered the Rackard League and 7-a-side competitions since 2004 and we have qualified out of our section on each occasion. The emphasis is on developing skills and having fun. Quite a few of our players have already gone on to star for clubs and a couple have even made county teams.
As well as Mrs. Galligan and Mr. Gately coaching we have coaches from St. John’s Volunteers who come in every week and do great work with a variety of classes.
Remember: Keep practising your skills, play fairly, and always try your best….
Rackard League Finalists 2009
Camogie starts for 5th. and 6th. classes during the first term. Girls are coached by Ms. K Shannon and Ms. Flynn with a view to improving skills and enjoyment. We enter a team in the Rackard League in the last term.
Swimming is currently being taught in third and fourth class. Fourth class go swimming each Wednesday for Term one and Term two. Third class then take over and go swimming for the last term.
Ms. K Shannon takes 5th. and 6th. for rounders once the weather improves around Easter. The girls have great fun and also play games against other schools.
A chess club has started in the Rainbow Room every Thursday at 2.45. All players, whether beginners or improvers, are welcome. For up-to-date information click this link http://wexfordmercy.wordpress.com/