Mercy Ballymahon Notes

Boys GAA
Our first year boys GAA team qualified for the Leinster final winning against Wexford CBS on a score line of 5-11 to 5-7. Final is set to be played this week, venue and time yet to be decided as we went to print. Good luck to the first year boys in the final.Thanks to coaches Mr Larkin and Mr S Kenny.

TY All Ireland Script Writing Competition

The TY students entered the ‘All Ireland Film Festival Script Writing Competition’. In order to participate they individually had to type up a 2000 word script on the title ‘Connections’. Unfortunately no student was shortlisted this year but all received a certificate of completion at a fantastic awards ceremony in The Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone. Well done to all the students who took part and their English teacher Ms. Quinn for her guidance.

Women's Mini Marathon

Once again TY students and staff( Ms. Quinn, Mrs. Minogue, Mrs. Fitzmaurice and Ms. Donohue) will be completing the Women's Mini Marathon in Dublin on the 2nd of June. This year their chosen charity is Ballymahon Day Care Centre. In order to fundraise for this extremely worthwhile charity, 1st and 2nd year students were taken on a tour of Ballymahon Day Care Centre and a bake sale was held within the school. So far the tally is €540.30. A massive thanks to everyone who has contributed to this fantastic cause, it is much appreciated. Lastly, best of luck to all taking part on the 2nd of June. Without a doubt it will be a day you will never forget!

Leaving Cert Graduation

Congratulations to our Leaving Certificate Class who graduated last Thursday. They celebrated the end to their secondary school education with a beautiful Mass and graduation ceremony. The night was preceeded by a super last day of activities, on the Wednesday. The teachers cooked a tasty bar-b-que and the day ended on a long established tradition of walking up the avenue with the Principal, Deputy Principal, Year Head and teachers. Thank you to all who helped out on the day and a video of the last moments can be viewed on the school website. An emotional goodbye, but a very proud moment for our school as we send our students on to the next chapter of their lives. We wish them every success in their future lives.

Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to all our students to took home an award on Tuesday last from our Awards Ceremony. Stuents received awards for attendance, student council, exam success, sporting success and specific subject excellence. The Leaving Certificate students received awards for their excellence in their role as school leaders, Roisin Leen Ceist Award, Aisling McCormack Leadership Award, Ronan English Mercy Award and Claire Shaw Student of the Year Award. Well done to everyone your hard work has paid off.

TY Graduation

Congratulations to our TY students who graduated from TY on Tuesday last. The night was a wonderful celebration of all the activites and success’ that took place during their year, everyone enjoyed a cup of tea afterwards and chatted about all the high points of the year. Thank you to Mrs Bohan our TY Co-ordinator, Ms. Gaffney, TY Year Head and all the teachers involved with TY, and who make it a fantastic experience for our students.

Junior Cycle Exams and Leaving Certificate Exams

It is exam time once again and we would like to encourage our students coming up to their exams. We wish you the very best of luck and your hard work will pay off. Good luck Leaving Certs and Junior Certs from everyone at Mercy Secondary School Ballymahon.