Archive for Sixth Class

A busy time in sixth class

We have been so busy in sixth class with so many different activities that we haven’t been able to find the time to share these activities. We learned the rules of chess and had lots of fun trying to beat one another. Athletics also  brought out our competitive side and we loved being so active. […]

Maths Week Fun

We had lots of fun during Maths Week in sixth class. We played lots of maths games, solved a different maths problem everyday, took part in a maths quiz with fifth class and had lots of fun running around the school on our maths trail.

Agri-Aware Talk

We had a talk on Farm Safety today with Alma. It was very interesting and we learned a lot about being safe on the farm. Thanks Alma!                                                 

Hard working scientists

Fifth and sixth class explored forces in science recently, focusing on magnetism and levers. They had great fun making their own magnetic cars and racing them at the end of the lesson. The girls got very creative (and competitive!) with their designs and explored the best way to race the cars using magnets. There was […]

Sixth class retreat

Sixth class had a fantastic time at their retreat in Mount Saint Joseph’s this week.

Grandparents’ Day 2018

On Wednesday May 2nd we had a wonderful Grandparents’ Day with 2nd and 6th classes and their families. The girls sang songs, wrote poems, played their whistles and danced! It was a lovely celebration of the very important people in their lives and the joy on everyone’s face – young and old made the day […]

World Book Day Dress Up

What a wonderful day we had in our costumes for World Book Day                                                                  We had a ball!!!

Robotics workshop


Science week explodes in 5th and 6th class!

    Our investigation was based on the study of how the ice melting in the North and South Pole.  We found that because the ice in the north pole is in the sea, it will not cause sea levels to rise. However, we saw that the melting land ice in the South Pole will cause sea levels […]

Mercy P.S. becomes a ‘Wild School’!!!

   ‘Who knew a walk in the park would be so interesting’….these words were spoken by one of our girls last week when we began our ‘Wild Schools’ workshop. Of course it was made all the better by our visiting coordinator Lynn,who was extremely knowledgeable and kept the girls so interested in every topic she […]

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