It's hard to believe the summer holidays are with us; how quickly the year has gone.
Credit to the girls, they all worked extremely hard throughout the year and participated in all sorts of activities and learning with great enthusiasm and drive.
On behalf of all the staff of Our Lady of Mercy, we hope you have a safe and happy summer holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back again in September
Go dté sibh slán
A great afternoon golfing
Well done to the boys and girls from 6th Class in St Marys BNS and Our Lady of Mercy who joined together Tuesday 26th of June for a fun afternoon and final golf outing in Leopardstown. Their behaviour throughout was exemplary and the standard of play was superb.Thanks to all those parents who helped with lifts supervision and coaching over the last 8 weeks of training. We couldn't have done it without you.
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 on Tuesday the 19th of June. 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.
Representatives from both Crumlin Hospital and Merchants Quay visited the class to thank them in person for all their hard work and charitable deeds and they graciously accepted a cheque each for €3418. A staggering sum of money which, as they said will go a long way to help improve the lives of so many people.. Well Done 6th Class.
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 with her picture here above and was awarded a Certificate of Commendation. Well Done Caitríona
Well Done 2nd Class
Well done to the girls in 2nd Class who donated a significant sum of money from their First Holy Communion presents to the LauraLynn Foundation..
They received a heartfelt card of appreciation from LauraLynn today thanking them and their teacher, Ms Cervi, for their thoughtfulness and generosity.
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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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 28th of May. 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.
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.Special thanks to Mrs Parkinson for all her time and commitment to the tennis in our school.
Official Opening of our Newly Designed Garden and Green Flag Raising Ceremony
What a fantastic celebration we had in school the day before we finished to mark the official opening of our newly designed garden and the raising of our 6th Green Flag for our work on Global Citizenship: Litter and Waste. The atmosphere was something else with the sun shining and the whole school looking so well. Tributes were paid in abundance to all those who helped drive the project from being a vision into a reality. Thanks in particular to Martha De Buitléir, Christina Penney and Aidan O Rourke for adding so much appeal and colour to this garden, a magical space for us all to enjoy for many years to come.