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.

Senior Infants Room 2 Christmas show.

Posted on December 20th, 2017 in Ms O'Sullivan,Uncategorized by aosullivan

Click on the link below to see some photos of our wonderful Christmas Performance. Congratulations to all of the pupils who worked so hard and performed so well.

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Vroomtown

Posted on October 5th, 2017 in Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

Senior Infants had a very exciting visit to the Wexford Library on Wednesday 4th October.

We met Emer Conlon, author of the very popular ‘ Vroomtown’ series. She read us a story and we had lots of time for questions afterwards. We were  thrilled when Emer presented us with a book for each Senior Infant class library. 

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

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.

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Halloween Fun!

Posted on October 28th, 2016 in Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

Poor Ms O’Sullivan got an awful fright when she went into Room 5 today  ! Her wonderful pupils were replaced by scary ghosts and ghouls .

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Golden Time in room 5.

Posted on October 1st, 2016 in Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

We have great fun on Friday afternoons. Golden Time is a lovely reward for boys and girls who work so hard during the week to earn their stamps.

Cooking up a storm !

Cooking up a storm !

Problem solving with Bee Bot.

Problem solving with Bee Bot.

Code a caterpillar !

Code a caterpillar !

Building a scarecrow.

Building a scarecrow.

Puzzle Time

Puzzle Time

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 

We had a great trip to the Book Centre today.

Posted on June 23rd, 2016 in Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

Ms O’Sullivan and Ms Hill’s class met Emer Conlan, author of the Vroomtown series. Check out some resources online at www.vroomtown.ie

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Senior Infants Tour 2016.

Posted on June 19th, 2016 in Ms O'Sullivan,Ms. Hill by aosullivan

Senior Infants had a wonderful trip to Blackwater Open Farm. Please click the files below to view two photo stories of our day.

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Senior Infants Tour 16th June 2016

Posted on June 19th, 2016 in Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

Senior Infants had a wonderful day on school tour to Blackwater Open Farm.

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Happy Easter !!

Posted on March 16th, 2016 in Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

We made clay nests in Senior infants , room 5 . There was great excitement this morning when we discovered that the Easter Bunny paid a visit overnight and left a little present in each nest 😃

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Mother’s Day.

Posted on March 4th, 2016 in Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

There are going to be some very happy Mammies from room 5 on Sunday  morning  🙂IMG_2114 IMG_2113 IMG_2112 IMG_2110 IMG_2109 IMG_2108 IMG_2111

World Book Day

Posted on March 4th, 2016 in Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

For World Book Day, we made our own books about our Mums . These are our favourite pages.IMG_2094 IMG_2095 IMG_2096 IMG_2097 IMG_2098 IMG_2100 IMG_2101 IMG_2102 IMG_2103 IMG_2106 IMG_2107

1916 Lunches in room 5.

Posted on February 13th, 2016 in Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

We all made a huge effort to bring in the kind of lunches boys and girls would have brought to school in 1916. We

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Fun with Clay.

Posted on February 13th, 2016 in Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

We had great fun in room 5 exploring through the medium of clay. We used our imaginations to produce magnificent

creations.

We even made something especially for our mums, but you’ll have to wait till March 6th to see what they are 😉

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Room 5’s Variety Performance

Posted on January 20th, 2016 in Ms O'Sullivan by aosullivan

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