Ms O’Reilly Retires

Today we said an emotional and fond farewell to our Principal of nineteen years, Ms Jacqueline O’Reilly. From all of our school community, and the wider community and friends in Naas, we wish her heartfelt good wishes for a happy, healthy and fulfilling retirement! The door will always be open and a warm welcome ready…

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Graduation 2020!

On June 29th, the restrictions lifted to allow more people gather outside . The Sixth Class Teachers and Principal Ms O’Reilly decided to take the opportunity to see our Sixth class students and to wish them luck on their new adventure going on to Second Level Education. Observing social distancing, the girls and one parent…

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A Welcome to School Video!!

Dear Parents, We are really excited about welcoming our new pupils to the Mercy Convent Primary School in September! Our usual tour around the school for the new Junior Infants can’t happen in person this year, unfortunately.We’re sure the boys and girls are very curious about their new school so the talented Mr. Corkery and…

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Online Drama Sessions for Children

Dear Parents, As a response to reduced leisure opportunities for children during the Covid 19 restrictions, CKLP has commissioned Griese Youth Theatre to develop online drama sessions targeting children aged 6 to 9 years old. There are five sessions in total, and the first is available Tuesday 9th June on the Griese Youth Theatre YouTube channel.…

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Communion 2020

We wish all our pupils in Ms O’Mahony and Ms Carrol’s second classes who were due to make their First Holy Communion today a lovely day with their families. Not what they had imagined but please join us via webcam http://www.naasparish.ie/ or the YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJMEFmcFzOsvSPm137Rjpw for the Sunday mass at 11am on May 17th 2020.…

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Homework update

We hope everyone is keeping well and doing their best to stay safe. Thank you to everyone who has replied to the request to send an email address to their class teacher. If you need their email address it can be found by clicking into their Homework page. Alternatively, email me on katesmyth@mercyconvent.ie and I’ll…

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Maths at Home

A message from the online Maths at Home Resources Team: The weather is due to be very mixed this week meaning more time indoors so we will continue our programme for home learning. These activities are selected to be suitable for the home learning environment. We hope that our resources delivered via the web and social media will be…

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Great work!!

Well done to all the pupils who are working so hard at home. Here’s just a small sample of the children’s work and we will put more up in the Gallery section of our website over the coming days! Even Mr Tubridy from the Late Late Show thinks you are all doing an amazing job!…

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A New Term

Welcome back to the new term albeit in a new and strange way. The work for each class has been uploaded onto the ‘homework’ page of this website. The teachers have all provided their emails and would really like to see some of the children’s work if possible. All the work is a suggested guide…

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Flags for Frontline Heroes

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students, Across the country, children are coming to a new realisation that heroes come in many forms and that many of them in fact are in their own homes. In the face of the Global COVID-19 pandemic, these heroes are their parents, cousins, neighbours and friends who are spending long hours day…

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Easter Parade

Sadly our annual Easter Parade won’t happen this year…. But what if all you creative students designed a costume for a potato(or any other vegetable) instead?! We could have an online photo Parade!! Send all your photos to katesmyth@mercyconvent.ie Thank you!!!

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David Walliams

  Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun! Follow the link and scroll down the page. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

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Statement from the President of Ireland

Statement from President of Ireland following his signature of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020 Following his consideration and signing of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020, President Michael D. Higgins has released the following statement: “As…

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The Feast of the Annunciation

Tomorrow is the Feast of the Annunciation attached are some resources that you might like to use with your families. These resources can also be downloaded from https://www.kandle.ie/the-feast-of-the-annunciation-invitation-to-pray/ Included in these resources is an Invitation to Pray with Pope Francis and Bishop Denis tomorrow, March 25, at 12 noon. Pope Francis wants people all over the world to…

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Friday Art ideas

Have a look at this channel on YouTube where it shows you tutorials on ‘How to Draw’ . https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub Email any pictures you have done and we can put them up for you. katesmyth@mercyconvent.ie

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The Feast of St. Joseph

Today, the 19th of March is the Feast of St Joseph, husband of Mary. You can help your child celebrate and learn about St. Joseph by accessing the resources below. You can find the resources here https://www.kandle.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Celebrating-the-Feast-of-St-Joseph-Husband-of-Mary.pdf

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Homework for Students

Dear Parents and Students There is a new page on our website called ‘Homework’ which has all the work given out to the classes on Thursday last. You just have to click on the link for the appropriate class. Here is a list of some useful websites General Go Noodle: A huge selection of free…

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CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION The Health Services Executive and Health Protection Services Centre have prepared guidance for schools and for parents of children in relation to the Coronavirus COVID-19. The advice outlines the symptoms of the virus, how to protect yourself and your children from the virus, what to do if you come into contact with an…

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Confirmation 2020

Congratulations to all the girls who celebrated their Confirmation at the church of Our Lady and St David today, Friday the 28th of February. Bishop Denis Nulty celebrated the ceremony accompanied by the beautiful singing from the Fourth and Fifth classes. Thank you to Ms Jacob and Ms Donnan who put in a huge amount…

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Basketball Blitz

Our team travelled to Kilcullen today to play in the Cumann na mBunscol Large Schools Blitz . There were seven teams competing. It was a highly competitive and all the teams were playing at a high standard. Having come second in our Pool, we played fellow Naas team, Scoil Bhride. Having lost against them in…

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Credit Union Quiz

Very well done to our two Quiz teams who really enjoyed the experience of competing in the Credit Union Quiz 2020. Two teams  represented our school , one form Fourth class (Sinéad, Emmie, Holly and Clodagh), and one made up of pupils from Sixth class (Isobel, Laura, Anna and Neasa) It took place in Toughers…

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Basketball Update

We were on the road again, this time for a play off against Monasterevin to see who would get in to the League semi final. The team played a stormer, winning impressively 28 – 14. Next up was a home and away semi final against local rivals, Scoil Bhride. A little on the nervous side…

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Carol Service

On Friday the Fifth Classes went carol singing with their teachers at the AIB bank. Despite the cold, they sang their hearts out and they received great admiration from the passing shoppers. They also raised an amazing 400 euro for our new school fund. Well done to all and to their teachers, Ms Jacob ,…

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Debate Success

Congratulations to our debating team on a great win in the Debating competition today. It was a very interesting motion “Primary School pupils should be banned from using mobile phones” . Our team had to oppose the motion. A tough task but they rose to the challenge! Many thanks to the teachers Ms Loughnane and…

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Basketball Team -three in row!

Well done to the school basketball team on their recent run of matches. In spite of not having a proper court, this brave team have scored three wins in a row. First up was a close encounter with the well organised and competitive Maynooth girls’ team. A very narrow win 8-6; the last basket by…

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Active Week!!

The sun is shining and all of our students are having a fantastic time during Active Week!! The Sixth classes had a very exciting basketball Blitz with a great final between the Black and Blue team. It took extra time to find a winner and the Black Team came out on top! On the back…

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The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile On Thursday June 13th 2019, Kildare Sports Partnership hosted a ceremony in the County Council Chamber at Kildare County Council for schools participating in The Daily Mile Kildare programme. Kildare Sports Partnership Chairperson Ray D’Arcy presented certificates to students from each school taking part, including our school. The Daily Mile Ireland is a primary schools initiative…

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Brilliant Bake Sale!

A huge well done to all the students in Ms Sheehan’s Sixth class! The girls produced some delicious baked goods which they presented with a summer theme. The pupils from the other classes snapped them up and they raised an impressive one thousand euro, which is to be donated to McAauley Place. The girls really…

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Our Choir hits the High Note!

Our School Choir went to the Navan Choral and International Festival to compete in its Primary School and Youth Choir Competition. There were twelve choirs in all and the standard was extremely high. Our girls had been practising extremely hard -even giving up some lunchtimes to squeeze in some extra time! They sang two beautiful…

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Ms Jacob

Cross Country Champions!

A huge congratulations to Ms Jacob and her 16 strong squad who competed in the Cuman na mBunscol Large Schools Cross country championship in Hawkfield. They ran a brilliant race with Emily Kearns getting a well deserved silver. The team placed first overall and were thrilled with their efforts.

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Fantastic Football

Mini Sevens Ladies Football   Well done to the girls who acquitted themselves very well in the I.N.T.O. Cumann na mBunscoil Mini Sevens on 21st March 2019.   Mr. B. Corkery Cumann na mBunscoil Ladies Football   Our senior ladies football team have recently began training for the Cumann na mBunscol league. They showed great determination…

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Confirmations

Congratulations to all the pupils in the four Sixth classes who made their Confirmation on the 1st and 8th of March. Accompanied by the beautiful singing from Fourth class, the ceremony celebrated by Fr. Liam was memorable and meaningful for the girls and their families.

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Peace Proms

Recently, the school choir participated in Peace Proms 2019 which was a wonderful experience and a night never to be forgotten. The school choir started rehearsing for Peace Proms in October spending hours inside and outside school learning medleys and songs.  The first trip was to Blanchardstown in January, for a rehearsal with the conductor…

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The Daily Mile Initiative

We intend to introduce  ‘The Daily Mile’ initiative for all the children in our school! This initiative is supported by Sport Ireland and Athletics Ireland and it has been adopted by over a 1000 schools in the UK and Ireland. The ‘Daily Mile’ is a physical activity aimed at improving the children’s physical, social, emotional…

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Ceremony of Light

The Ceremony of Light is a pre-Confirmation ceremony and is an important event in preparing the children for Confirmation. A key part of the service is when parents hand the lighted Baptismal candle to their child, acknowledging that their child is now ready to become a responsible Christian. Fr. Liam led the Ceremony on Tuesday the 5th February and…

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Launch of New Website

  Mercy Convent Primary School Naas are happy to announce the launch of our new website. Phase one of our website has calendars, booklists and general information for parents. We hope that you will find our website useful. If we can be of assistance in any way, please contact us. More information will become available as…

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