Despite the absence of Spring-like weather, we're back in action here in Our Lady of Mercy. To the credit of the girls, they have settled back to work after the Easter holidays with great enthusiasm We have a busy term ahead with lots of special events and activities to look forward to. Here's hoping it's a great one for everyone.
Ar ráth Dé ar an obair !
As part of our Seachtain na Gaeilge events, which were organised by Mrs McGovern, a staggering €35o was raised in total from our Caife Cairde which was donated directly to support the development fund for the New Parish Centre, here in Booterstown.
Check out this special message of gratitude from Fr Gerry and the Pastoral Council of Booterstown Parish by clicking on this link...
For more information on the Parish Centre Development click here
Golf 'Tees Off' in School
It was great to witness the enthusiasm of 6th Class girls for their first session of the School Golf Programme which was held in the hall on Monday evening. They worked on grip, stance posture and swing and already have displayed quite a lot of ability and talent for the game of golf. Thanks to those parents who volunteered to share their golf knowledge and expertise with the girls and help make it such an enjoyable evening. Here's to continued success with the programme over the next weeks.
The Board of Management and Staff of Our Lady of Mercy wish to extend a huge thanks to all those who braved the elements yesterday and turned up with such enthusiasm for the annual school walk and fundraising event. Despite the absence of sunshine, plenty of positive spirit and good humour prevailed. All money collected from sponsorship can be returned to the office before next Friday the 20th and we thank you for your support and generosity.
All funds raised will be allocated to the purchase of new musical equipment and much needed resources for the New Primary Language Curriculum.
Míle buíochas díobh go léir
Green Flag Award Success!!
We have great pleasure in announcing that our application for the International Green Flag award was successful. Congratulations to everyone for all your hard work and achievement and special thanks to the Green Committee for leading us to this success. We can look forward to celebrating this achievement some time towards the end of May.
The girls in 2nd Class received the Sacrament of Reconciliation at their First Penance Service last night and what a beautiful ceremony it was too. Special thanks to their teacher, Ms Cervi for all the wonderful work and preparation she did with the girls and congratulations in particular to the girls themselves for their level of attention and engagement throughout the service.
We wish to thank all those who returned their Trocaire Boxes to the school after the Easter holidays. They were collected by Trócaire today and they have asked us to extend a huge thank you to everyone for your generosity and support again this year. Any outstanding Trócaire boxes can now be returned to your local Parish church.
Thank you once again.
Easter Bonnet Parade in aid of Special Olympics Ireland
What a fantastic display of colour, creativity and millinery magic we had at our Easter Bonnet Parade to mark the start of the Easter holidays. The girls put a huge amount of time and effort into their hat creations, adding to the buzz and excitement of our first-ever Easter Bonnet Parade. A huge thanks to the Student Council under the direction of Ms Collins and Ms Moloney for organising the whole event. It was a really special morning and all funds raised will go toward the special Olympics Ireland Fund.
The Parents Association hope you can join them for the first- ever 'Blingo Bingo' evening tonight the 20th of April at 8pm. in the main hall of the school. It promises to be a sparkling evening with lots of fun and plenty of laughter!
For more information read on....
Rang a Cúig go Coláiste na Rinne
There's great excitement in 5th class for their forthcoming trip to the Gaeltacht and Coláiste na Rinne in Co Waterford. They depart next Tuesday the 24th of April for their two night stay and apparently some bags are packed already!!!
The girls in 6th Class are busy working on the final stage preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation which they will receive on Friday 27th of April at 11.am in the Church of the Assumption, Booterstown.
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