Mental Health Awareness Day.

Posted on January 26th, 2018 in Latest News,Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

Mental Health Awareness Day.

Every day is a good day in the Mercy school, but today was a wonderful one !

An Amber Flag committee was established in the school this year and one of our goals was to hold a Mental Health Awareness Day.

This was a day filled with activities to promote positive mental health.

We learned that mental health is all about how we feel about ourselves. When mental health is good, we feel happy and content.

We all learned our Amber flag theme song ‘Reach for the Stars’ – a song about hope when we’re feeling down.

We practised some mindful awareness and went on a mindful walk and did mindful colouring.

We all wrote about something we are grateful for, ready to be displayed on our Gratitude Wall.

Infants – 2nd class made a Rainbow on the Astroturf.

We all planted bulbs at the front of the school.

The highlight of our day was when Matthew O’Hanlon, co captain of the Wexford Senior Hurling team came in to talk to us about wellbeing. Matthew told us about his experiences and challenges over the years and how he overcame disappointments and knock backs to finally captain our county’s hurling team . His message to us was to never give up and never ever to bottle up our feelings – always find someone to talk to.  Matthew also spoke to us about the importance of plenty of sleep,   a good diet, plenty of exercise and time out from tv , tablets, phones and games consoles.

All in all we had a marvellous day. We all went home feeling positive and happy. We now look forward to the next task that lies ahead in our quest for our Amber Flag.

Posted on June 30th, 2017 in Latest News,Ms. Griffin by Ms. Griffin

Happy Summer Holidays to you all!

Thank you very much for all the beautiful gifts and cards and for all the kind words.

Have a safe and happy summer.

Ms. Griffin

School Tour 2017

Posted on June 30th, 2017 in Latest News,Ms. Griffin,Ms. McKiernan by Ms. Griffin

School Tour Fun!

Blackwater Open Farm June 2017

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 in Latest News,Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

Senior Infants had a wonderful day at Blackwater Open Farm on Wednesday June 21st 2017. Have a look at room 5 photos here.

Blackwater Open Farm June 2017

Lots of learning and laughter!

Posted on June 21st, 2017 in Latest News,Ms. Griffin by Ms. Griffin

We have been SUPER busy lately. We have had Active Week, The Enniscorthy Athletics Competition, A Football Blitz, A visit from The Women’s Rugby World Cup, A tug of war class, a dance class with Wilma, Gaelic with Jason, Rugby with Corey, Tennis with Ashley, an Athlectics workshop and Mercy’s Got Talent!

Jodie and Kacey took to the stage for Mercy’s Got Talent and did us proud.

Danny, Jodie, Alannah, Evan and Luke went to The Enniscorthy Athletics Competition and Ms. English said that she was very proud of them!

Evan gave the boys a ‘lace – tying lesson’ as some of them need to work really hard on learning how to tie their laces over the Summer!!

We used the new laptops to research projects for Geography and History.

We did shadow pictures and as many activities as we could outside because the weather has been really nice.

Dilara and Ruby K reached the Skipathon final during Active Week and Dilara managed to come 3rd place. She is the 3rd best skipper in the whole school!

Kacey, Róisín and Ruby M were presented with certificates for their outstanding handwriting!

The year isn’t over yet … stay tuned for more photographs!

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!


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

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 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 by aosullivan

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


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.

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!

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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Active Flag

Posted on November 21st, 2016 in Active Flag by Mrs. English  Tagged
Active Flag

Active Flag

We had great fun at our 1st Senior Active Flag Assembly.  We all danced to the Macarena.

See can you spot yourself in the video below.  We all followed the moves from the Active Flag Committee who were up on the stage.  Well done to all.

Remember to work so hard that some day your signature will be called an autograph.!

Hop for the Hospice

Posted on September 29th, 2016 in Latest News,Ms O'Sullivan,Ms. Doran by Mrs. Doran

We had a wonderful ‘Hop for the Hospice’ on Thurs 15th September. The sun shone down on us and people came out in their droves to support Wexford Hospice Homecare.

Our afternoon began with a prayer of thanks to the Hospice Homecare team, for their dedication and compassion to the people of Wexford. We also remembered friends and family who are sick.

Next , Ms Shannon and Ms Griffin’s classes sang a beautiful song ‘Clouds’ . This song was written by teenager Zach Sobiech about his battle with cancer.  Mr King, Emily O’Reilly and Anoushka Nolan ably accompanied the classes on guitar.

Lily Moran released a balloon into the sky as a symbol of remembrance for all our loved ones who are sick. We really enjoyed tracking the balloon as it floated higher and higher  towards Curracloe and out of sight.

Each class then took turns to have a candlelit relay around the walking track and we finished off with lots of music and dancing on the Astroturf. And of course the afternoon wouldn’t have been complete without a sweet treat for everyone from the cake stand .

We’d like to extend our thanks to the organising committee, to the parents council members and volunteers who manned the tea, coffee and cake station, to Lisa for her artwork and to Seamus for once again bringing a school event to life with plenty of music.

The biggest thanks of all go to you the parents and our pupils for being so supportive of this cause.

We raised an amazing €1689.25

Click on the link below to view a video of our amazing day. 

Hop for the Hospice 

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