Archive for February, 2016

Bernard Dunne comes to Mercy Primary

We were delighted to welcome Bernard Dunne to Mercy Primary School on Friday 26th February. Bernard is a spokesperson for Carambola, the company that supply the lunches to all the girls in Mercy Primary School. Bernard had  a very successful career as a boxer, becoming World Champion. He fought in a total of 30 fights […]

175 Years of Mercy Primary School.

Mercy Primary School are so proud to be celebrating our 175th Anniversary this year. A lovely celebration Mass was held on Friday 5th February in honour of this very important occasion. It is a wonderful achievement  for the school and we hope to  continue the education of  the girls of Birr for at least another […]

Happy Valentine’s Day from Second Class

Second Class learned about Mosaics in Art Class recently. They created their own mosaics using coloured paper for St. Valentine’s Day. They also wrote lovely acrostic poems for their Valentine! As a special treat, the girls made very tasty chocolate ‘Top Hats’ to celebrate this lovely day!                    […]

Maths in Second Class

Second Class have been working very hard in Maths Class this term. Recently they learned about Shapes, Fractions, Symmetry and Place Value.  The girls can now add and subtract big numbers with Hundreds, Tens and Units.  Take a look at some of our lessons …                     

Dance in Second Class

Second Class have started a series of Dance Lessons with Kevin. They are learning lots of games, rhythms and dance moves. The girls are having lots of fun. Take a look at some of our moves!                       

Gymnastics in Second Class

Second Class took part in Gymnastics in PE recently. They enjoyed balancing, travelling, rolling, climbing, sliding and moving across the mats, the bars and the equipment. Their skills really improved over the few weeks. Well done to all.                                          […]

Scriobh Leabhar – Second Class

Ghlac na paisti pairt i gComortas Scriobh Leabhar le deanai. Scriobh siad leabhairin i ngrupai agus bhain siad alan taitneamh astu. Second Class took part in a Scriobh Leabhar Competition recently. In small groups they wrote and illustrated Irish books. The books included titles like ‘Mise’  ‘Dathanna’ and ‘Mo Chairde’. The books were very well […]

Lunch Time!

Mrs Murray’s class cook their own lunch a few days a week. Guess who makes the best scrambled eggs in Birr?        

Mrs Murray’s Class loved Gymnastics

Mrs Murray’s class thoroughly enjoyed gymnastics. They have become very adventurous!                        

Happy Valentines Day

Junior Infants made lovely clay hearts and cards for Valentines Day. Happy Valentines Day from all in Junior Infants!!!

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