Welcome Hour in Our Lady of Mercy

Parents of children wishing to enrol for September 2012 are cordially invited to attend a “Welcome Hour” at Our Lady of Mercy Primary School, Cahir, on Thursday, March 15, at 12.45 p.m.

Parents of children wishing to enrol for September 2012 are cordially invited to attend a “Welcome Hour” at Our Lady of Mercy Primary School, Cahir, on Thursday, March 15, at 12.45 p.m.

Children will be invited to attend at a later date in June 2012 when they have enrolled.

The Welcome Hour will begin in the school hall where you will meet with the principal of the school, Mrs. Ann Carroll and other staff members as well as members of the Parents Council.

The school choir will perform some pieces for you and you will also see a photo story that showcases the activities that are facilitated in the school.

Following that, you will be invited to visit each class and see just some of the activities that the children are involved in, in our school.

Immediately after the tour there will be tea/coffee in the hall where you will have time to chat with the Parents Council and view a film made by the present fourth and sixth classes.

We hope that all parents who have children beginning school in September 2012 will attend and get just a small flavour of all our school has to offer your child.

Table Quiz

A fun family table quiz will be held on Thursday, March 29, in Cahir House Hotel

Each table of four will consist of two adults and two primary school children. (Secondary school children will be considered adults for the night) Cost of each table will be €10 with all proceeds going back into the school through the Parent’s Council. This should be a fun night for all the family so Mums and Dads, granny and granddads, whatever makes a family will be most welcome on the night. Doors open at 6.45pm with the first question being called at 7pm. More details next week.

Aistear : The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework

In order to enable the children of Our Lady of Mercy to grow and develop as competent and confident learners within loving relationships with others, the school introduced Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, to Junior Infants in September 2011.

This programme recognises that each child is unique with his/her own set of strengths, abilities, interests, and needs. It also provides a framework to celebrate early childhood as a meaningful life-stage and as a time of being rather than becoming.

Aistear endorses the centrality of play and activity in children’s learning and one need only look at the children’s faces and listen to their stories to realise the programme’s benefits. We wish the junior infants continued success and enjoyment.