We were delighted to welcome all our girls back to school last Monday after the harsh spell of very cold weather and heavy snow. Hopefully now, we can all look forward to more Spring-like days ahead.
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.
Thanks to the commitment of Ms Parkinson, Our Lady of Mercy has two teams playing in division three of the Leinster Primary Schools' Tennis League. Both teams will play a series of matches at home in Elm Park and away to other schools.The girls have been training hard and are all geared up to 'serve it, smash it and love it'
Best of luck girls!
A huge thanks to all those who turned up in such large numbers to attend last Tuesday night's talk, organised by the Parents Association on the topics of Mental Health and Positive Well-Being. The two speakers, Christina Penney and Lisa Grinde Budzisz together gave a wonderful presentation and captivated the audience with their tips for positivity and managing our own well being and that of our children. It was a fantastic evening and everyone left feeling positive. Special thanks to Christina and Lisa for all their time in preparing and delivering the talk.
You were great!
Monday Joggers with a mission !
Despite the bitter cold weather, a group of determined young athletes joined Ms McGovern in the first of their Monday jogging training sessions. After the required warm up and stretching routine, the girls headed off on their run . Their goal is to be able to jog the mile comfortably by the end of May. We wish them well with their efforts and thank Ms McGovern for her time and commitment to this activity.
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.
Green School Flag Review
Dean Eaton from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council came in to to review our application for our 6th Green Flag for Global Citizenship: Litter and Waste. He was blown away by the responses and work of the Green School Committee who represented the whole school in the hour long review meeting. He commended all the hard work that has been done over the last 18 months learning about the meaning of Global Citizenship, Fair Trade and ways in which we can improve our Global responsibility towards Litter and Waste. He was so impressed with all he saw and heard that he left the school feeling very confident about us being awarded with our next green flag.
We had a fantastic week to mark Healthy Living and Eating Week.
Aladdin ePayment is launched.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our Aladdin ePayment system to facilitate secure, easier payments to the school and reduce the amount of cash and checques being sent in to the school in line with Central Bank directives.
To register with this facility just click on the image below.:
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