Welcome back everyone! We hope you are all well settled into the school routine and enjoying your new class level and trying your best with all your school work. Special words of welcome to our new Junior Infants and their families. We hope you'll be very happy here with us in Our Lady of Mercy.
Céad míle fáilte to all our staff, pupils parents and families and go n-éirí libh go léir don bhliain atá romhainn.
Thanks to all the parents who came to the First Holy Communion meeting on Monday night. It was great to see so many of you there as the primary supporters of your child's Faith Journey in the preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communionion. Thanks also to the four teachers involved in this year's programme and for all their work and dedication to the pupils under their care.
It was great to see so many parents pupils and staff join in with the 6th Class girls and their Mama Mia themed 'Wake Up and Shake Up' last Friday morning. The atmosphere was amazing as were the girls leading the routine!
Take a look back at some of our memories from last year....
National Vetting Bureau
In April 2016 the Minister for Justice and Equality commenced the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 (the Vetting Act). It has put in place statutory requirements for the Garda vetting of persons involved in working with children or vulnerable persons, including those working in schools.
In line with our own good safety practices and procedures, if you think you might like to get involved in any aspect of your child's life in school you must be vetted. We ask that you download the application form and return it with two forms of ID, one containing a photo of yourself which, Fiona in the office will photocopy in your presence, to initiate the application process.
Thank You for your support and understanding on this matter but our children's safety and welfare is of of key importance to us all.
The Parents Association wish to extend A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who are currently signed up to CLUB100 and a big WELCOME and THANK YOU to all the parent's who have joined CLUB100 this week. We really appreciate you taking the time to sign up and your support. For further information on this and other matters pertaining to the PA...
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).
Please click here for our Child Safeguarding Statement.
Being Kind and Caring to all
It was lovely to begin this special week 'Being Kind and Caring to all' Mon 17th to Fri 21st, with the celebration of Mass with the boys from St Marys BNS. Here in school this week, we are all going to try our best with random acts of kindness, saying please and thank you, familiarizing ourselves with the school's Code of Behaviour, making new friends and reflecting on what it is to be kind and respectful to all.
The Parents Association ask that you join them on the afternoon of Sunday the 30th of September free to join them for the annual School Garden Party. As well as it being a very sociable event, all funds raised from the variety of stalls present on the day will go a long way in supporting the 6th Class charities for this year. We really hope you can all make it.
More details to follow
For all that's happening in our library...
TIMMS and PIRLS Report