On Monday 24th September the entire school community gathered together in Ardscoil Mhuire to celebrate Mercy Day. On this, the anniversary of the day that Catherine McCauley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy opened her first House of Mercy in Baggot St in Dublin, our school community attended Mass. Our beautiful school choir and traditional music group, under the direction of Ms Jackson and Ms Loughnane so enhanced the celebration. We were delighted to be joined by members of the congregation of the Sisters of Mercy, Ballinasloe.
On this day we also honour our students who have achieved the highest results in both the Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate in the last academic year. Laura Hession, along with her parents, attended and she received her award from the Principal Ms Patricia Kilgallen for achieving the highest results in her Leaving Certificate class. Laura was also presented with a Laptop by Helen McCarthy, on behalf of the Parents Council in recognition of her outstanding results. Abby Downey was presented with her award for achieving the highest results in her Junior Certificate this year.
Following Mass we had the changeover of our Student Council representatives. Incoming Presidents Aisling Doherty and Rachel Whyte addressed the school community and representative from each class were given their badge of office.
After break time, both students and staff enjoyed a fantastic novelty Sports day, where classes bonded together in wheelbarrow races, bale climbing, tag rugby and many more events. A wonderful day was had by all.