Junior Infants Enjoy Pyjama Day

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Junior Infants Loved their visit to the Pyjama Party with Ms Fahy telling them a brilliant story!

Thank you Ms Fahy we had a wonderful morning!

 

 

 

 

Scéalta- February 2018

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NEWS AND INFORMATION : WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH 2018

Message from Principal,
Mercy Primary is buzzing at the moment with all the activities that are taking place. It was wonderful to welcome the Grandparents of the children in second class to celebrate Grandparents’ Day. Polytunnels,, Quizes etc. are keeping us very busy this term. I hope you enjoy reading all our news.

Marguerite Stenson, Principal.

CONTACT DETAILS:
It is of high importance to contact the school office if you have changed mobile phone number. The school MUST have an up to date contact number at all times.
INTERNET SAFETY:
Please see website “webwise.ie” which has excellent advice on keeping our children safe online.
HEALTH & SAFETY:
We request that parents / guardians do not walk through the school corridors. They are reserved solely for children and staff.
HOLIDAYS DURING TERM TIME:
Holidays are not recommended during school terms and they are advised against by the school and The Department of Education & Skills.
MOSAIC BENCH:
We are delighted to welcome a new mosaic exhibit to our school. It is the “Viking” seat which was formally situated in front of the old ESB offices in Rockwood Parade. This seat was originally designed and decorated by Mercy Primary pupils in 1996. They were overseen by recently retired teacher, Ms. Marianne Fahy. Thanks to Damien Tansey, Solicitor and Kilcawley Construction for their assistance in returning the seat to Mercy Primary. It now takes pride of place in the front of the school.
ÁISTEAR – JUNIOR INFANTS:
We have been very busy in Junior Infants playing in the hospital and learning lots of new things. We got to dress up as a doctor, a nurse and a patient. It was great fun. We had a visit from Dr. Ossama who works in Sligo General Hospital and asked him lots of questions about his busy job. Next week we will have a visit from a nurse and a radiographer. A few weeks ago we had a visit from Ann, the post lady, and there are some pictures on the school website. Check them out! Next week we will be playing in “The Vets”.
CAT4:
The CAT4, an online cognitive ability test was administered to all pupils in 4th class recently. This is a very comprehensive test of students’ developed abilities that determine attainment. The test helps us, as teachers, to ensure that all students can learn effectively and maximise potential. If you would like to discuss your child’s profile, please make an appointment with the class teacher.
STAY SAFE:
All classes have been implementing the new version of Stay Safe since Christmas. SPHE is a vital component of our school curriculum and the Stay Safe programme aims to protect our young people from dangerous situations. Its content is available online www.staysafe.ie. Please note you must inform the class teacher every year if you wish to withdraw from any parts of SPHE. The SPHE Policy is available on school blog.
S.E.N.:
A new model of allocating Special Education Teachers to schools was introduced recently and is described in Circular 13/2017. Pupils can be supported by three levels of support:
• Level 1: Class room support provided by the Class Teacher.
• Level 2: School Support provided by the Class Teacher and Support Teacher based on identifying needs (previously known as Learning Support).
• Level 3: School Support Plus provided by the Class Teacher and the Support Teacher for pupils with more complex needs (previously known as Resource).
We are transitioning to this new model and it will be fully implemented in September 2018.
S.S.E.:
The process of School Self Evaluation is continuing with the area of focus on S.P.H.E. and well being in our school.
SCHOOL TRANSITION:
It is that time of year again when our 6th class pupils are contemplating their transition to secondary school. To facilitate a smooth transition we work closely with the colleges and as part of that process we ask the parents of these children to fill out and return their child’s Pupil Passport.
THE LEARNING PLAZA:
Funding has been secured from The Department of Education & Skills to provide new custom made workstations for the children in Plaza 2. P.T.O.

NOTICE FROM MARKIEVICZ HOUSE:
We have been asked by the HSE to inform parents / guardians that the School Nurse Health Clinic (previously called the Drop in Clinic) at Markievicz House will be by appointment only. Phone Pauline Feely @ 071 9155100 ext. 5442 between 10.00am – 1.00pm.
GRANDPARENTS’ DAY:
On Thursday 1st February, 2nd class were delighted and excited to welcome so many grandparents and parents to our school to celebrate Grandparents’ Day. Fr. Pat led us in prayer and we gave thanks for our lovely families and special visitors. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a cup of tea and a chat. We hope Grandparents like their portraits on the wall!!
IRISH HERITAGE COUNCIL:
On 21st February 2018, 5th & 6th classes attended a workshop presented by the very informative Aidan Dockery to commemorate the centenary anniversary of World War 1.
CONGRATULATIONS:
Congratulations to Oliwia, Bethany, Lexie Leigh, Morena, Weronika, Jayden, Kayley, Megan, Trecia, Callum, Aibhe and Andrea who were all winners in Feis Ceoil 2018 Visual Arts competition. Well done! We are very proud of everyone who entered.
SPORT:
G.A.A.: Ross Donovan (Sligo Senior Gaelic Player) continues to work with our senior classes every Friday. This is a great opportunity for the children to not only work on and perfect their gaelic skills but also to enjoy a huge variety of fun games.
GAA Amigo Skills: Our school will have 4 boys and 4 girls taking part in this gaelic skills competition on March 2nd in Summerhill College. This takes place every year and attracts schools from all over the county. We wish our two teams the best of luck.
Table Quiz: Cumann na mBunscol had their annual Table Quiz in the Teeling Centre last night. It was great fun with questions on every topic. We had 2 teams from our senior classes taking part. Well done to them.
Games: Liam Óg Ó’Gormley, our gaelic games co-ordinator has organised a games session for some of our middle classes. This will take place every Wednesday for 5 weeks in the Mercy College gym – another great opportunity for our children.
Basketball: 3rd & 4th Classes (over 100 children) took part in a fun Basketball Jamboree day in January in the Mercy Gym. This was organised and refereed by some of the top Sligo All stars basketball players. The children were split into 5–a-side teams and played continuously for the full morning. This was a very enjoyable and valuable experience for our children – hopefully some will continue with this great sport
HSCL (HOME SCHOOL COMMUNITY LIAISON), CONTACT PERSON: ANDREA BOURKE: 085 1583953
Thanks to those parents who participated in our Health & Wellbeing course. They all received a certificate in Paediatric First Aid. Well done!! There are many parenting courses available in the community. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for all courses. Yoga Classes for parents are starting shortly. Please contact Andrea Bourke on 085 1583953 to book a place.
PARENTS’ PARTNERSHIP:
There was a Parents’ Partnership meeting at 9.00am on Tuesday 27th February in the HSCL room. Please let us know if you are available to help out with events throughout the school year such as Communion and Confirmation parties etc.
EASTER FOOD COLLECTION:
We will be starting our annual food collection for the homeless in Sligo in the coming weeks. We will collect tinned food, cereals, rice, pasta, biscuits etc. A note will be sent home closer to the time.
FRANCISCAN FRIARS:
Franciscan priests and brothers from Moyross in Limerick visited our classes recently. They were holding a Mission in St. Annes. The children enjoyed learning about their work.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

STAFF TRAINING
SCHOOL CLOSES @ 12.30PM
WEDNESDAY NEXT 7TH MARCH 2018
FIRST PENANCE
ST. ANNE’S CHURCH
TUESDAY 13th MARCH 2018 @ 7.00PM.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
SCHOOL CLOSED
MONDAY 19TH MARCH IN LIEU OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY
EASTER HOLIDAYS
School closes at 12.00 noon on Fri .23rd March
SCHOOL CLOSED
MONDAY 26TH MARCH TO FRIDAY 6TH APRIL 2018 (inclusive). REOPENS AS NORMAL MONDAY MORNING 9TH APRIL 2018.
TEACHERS IN SERVICE DAY
SCHOOL CLOSED
MONDAY 16TH APRIL 2018
CONFIRMATION
ST. ANNE’S CHURCH
FRIDAY 4TH MAY 2018 @ 11.00am.
FIRST COMMUNION
ST. ANNE’S CHURCH
SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2018 @ 11.30am.

World Book Day

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The boys and girls from 1st class visited Liber Book shop today as part of World Book Day. Every child got a voucher and in exchange,they received a book. We had such a great time. Thanks to Liber book shop for having us.

Nurses June and Luke Banks Visit Infants

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Bróga ar mo chosa

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The boys and girls in Mrs.Rolston’s 1st class learnt a song in Irish all about clothes.

Mixing in Rang a Dó

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Ms. Donohoe’s class worked in groups today to investigate what happens when we mix different substances with water. After making some predictions, we tested salt, sugar, flour, sand and coffee. We observed what happened before and after we stirred the mixtures. Some substances like salt dissolved in the water but others like sand did not. We drew the results after.

Popcorn Time in Ms Murphy’s Class.

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Ms Murphy’s class filled their best line award chart so it they had a treat today. It was popcorn! What a lovely time we had.


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Feis Ceoil Winners

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Well done to all the boys and girls who were prize winners in the Feis Ceoil Visual Arts Competition! They will collect their prizes at a special upcoming ceremony.

Feis Ceoil were amazed at the high standard this year and we are very proud of all the children who entered.

Junior Infants Do Gymnastics

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Check out this cute little video of our class doing gymnastics at school!

Anne the Postwoman Visits Junior Infants

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Anne the Postwoman Visited is in the Mercy Primary last week! She was brilliant .. she took the time from her break to come in and chat to us about what it’s like to work in the post office! She is a very busy lady! She showed us her special bag and her uniform and told us about her van!

We had lots of questions… we all agree she’s the nicest post lady ever!

Thank You so Much Anne!

Grandparents’ Day 2018

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Second class had a fantastic day today celebrating their grandparents.
Lots of grandparents enjoyed listening to songs and kind words.
And of course a cup of tea afterwards.

Basketball Blitz

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Over 100 3rd and 4th class children took part in a fun Basketball Blitz which was held in the Mercy College Gym.

This thoroughly enjoyable session was run by 3 professional basketball coaches from the All Stars.  The children played games continuously for the 2 hour session and enjoyed being coached and reffed by top basketball players in a fun and non competitive way.


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