It's hard to believe we're into our last month of this academic year and how quickly it's gone.
Credit to the girls, they continue to work extremely hard and participate in all sorts of activities with great enthusiasm and drive. We have plenty to look forward to in the month of June so let's keep up the good work and make the most of the last few weeks of school.
Ar ráth Dé ar an obair !
Congratulations to the girls in 6th Class, under the direction of their class teacher, Ms Cumiskey and Susan for doing such a fantastic job with their Sale of Work and Dream Auction today. Thanks to all their hard work in seeking out sponsorship and donations, they had a fabulous array of items and goodies and bargains for sale today. All proceeds from the sale will go towards their two chosen charities for this year, Crumlin Children's Hospital and Merchants Quay Ireland. Thanks in particular to all those parents who volunteered to help out with the sale today and to all of you for coming to support these two worthy causes. It was a great success.
A huge congratulations to Melanie Norris and Felicia de Vreeze of 1st Class who, of their own initiative, organised a sale of work outside their home and raised €30 which they kindly donated to the 6th Class Charities, Crumlin Hospital and Merchants Quay.
64th Texaco Children's Art Competition
We are delighted to announce that Caitríona De Buitléir of 6th Class reached the final stage of the 64th Texaco Childrens Art Competition and was awarded a Certificate of Commendation. Well Done Caitríona
After a very successful Active Schools Weeks we want to extend a huge word of thanks to Mrs Parkinson who worked so hard in organising all the events and activities. It was great to see so many of you join us for our 'Wake Up Shake Up' mornings and 'Walk a Mile with a Smile' on Friday. A great week was had by all with plenty of outdoor fun and activity.
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Open Day for our new Junior Infants
It was lovely to welcome our new Junior Infants and their parents into our school this morning. We hope they all felt very welcome and excited about starting with us i next September. Thanks to all those who helped make it such a special morning.
Castle School Golf Outing
Well Done to the four girls from 6th Class who were selected to represent the school at the 14th Annual Golf Outing held in the Castle Golf Club Rathfarnham on Monday. They were Aobha Gunnell, Anna McElroy, Caitríona de Buitléir and Chloe Caraher. Despite the early tee-off time of 8a.m, the girls looked like true professionals heading off on the course. They played really well and had a fantastic experience from start to finish. Thanks to Karen Gunnell (mum of Aobha) and to Donal de Buitléir (dad of Caitríona) for all their time in sharing their golf expertise and advice to the team over the last number of weeks.
We really appreciate all their support.
A huge congratulations to all our girls who competed in this year's Santry Athletics for Primary Schools. Congratulations especially to Abbie O Connor of 5th Class who came first in the Under 11, 600 metre race in and to Mia Shine of 6th Class who came second in the Under 12 Hurdles. We couldn't be prouder of their success and the sportsmanship and standard of participation from all the girls on both days out. You were simply great!
Thanks to Mrs Parkinson and Mrs McGovern for all the time and support they have given to the girls with their coaching over the last few months and for the added assistance of Mrs Loughnane with training days.
What a beautiful day the girls in 2nd Class had on Saturday to celebrate their First Holy Communion. Thanks to all the hard work and precision preparation of Ms Cervi their teacher, the whole ceremony passed off seamlessly. Thanks also to the choir made up of pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th class under the direction of Mrs Loughnane, Mrs Parkinson and Ms Cumiskey. Their beautiful singing added hugely to the atmosphere and reverence of the Mass. A special word of thanks to the PA and the parents of third class for providing such a wonderful party afterwards in the school. With the sun shining from start to finish, it couldn't have been a better day.
Our Lady of Mercy had two teams playing in the Leinster Primary Schools' League. Both teams were made up of girls from Fifth and Sixth Class. There was an outstanding level of play from both teams and their dedication and commitment was admirable. One team, pictured above, made it to the semi-final which is being played in Clontarf next Thursday. This is a fantastic achievement and we wish the girls all the best in the match. Special thanks to Mrs Parkinson for all her time and commitment to the tennis in our school.
Special words of thanks to Fr Cormac McIlraith
We had a lovely celebration in school to formally say our goodbyes and thanks to our dear friend and former school chaplain, Fr Cormac McIlraith who has retired from the Parish of Booterstown.
Classes from St Marys BNS and Our Lady of Mercy joined together in a special assembly to pass on our sincere gratitude to Fr Cormac and wish him well in his retirement. Pupils spoke fondly and from the heart about the special regard they had for Fr Cormac and his many wonderful attributes. It was lovely to welcome him back this morning and we hope he continues to keep in touch with us all.
We have revised our Child Protection Procedures, to take regard of Children First (National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, 2011)) and new procedures from the Department of Education and Skills (Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools, 2011).
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Official Opening of our Newly Designed Garden and Green Flag Raising Ceremony
We are delighted to inform you about the official opening of our newly designed garden and 6th Green Flag Raising Ceremony next Thursday the 28th of June at 12.30p.m and we hope you can all join us for this wonderful celebration. The well known TV personality and presenter Nuala Carey will be joining us to do the honors on the day and really add to our celebration.