To mark Mercy Day on Monday last, Sr Regina visited the school and met with all of the teachers and school inspectors. Mercy Day takes place each year in memory of Venerable Catherine McCauley, who founded the school over 150 years ago.
There is a tense atmosphere all around the school this week as we undergo inspection! So far, however, everything has gone well and we are certain that the inspectors will leave with a very positive impression of the school. It’s safe to say everyone will be relieved when the inspectors are gone!
Ladies Gaa Championship
Commiserations to Mostrim who were narrowly defeated by Rathcline in the intermediate club, County Final last weekend. Congratulations to St Barry’s Ladies who won the Roscommon Junior B Championship Final. Well done to all the students involved!
We are now in our fourth week of TY and it is going extremely well. Last week Gill’s driving school from Ballina, Co Mayo came to our school to teach us how to drive. We had both theory and practical classes. The theory consisted of road signs, road safety and drink driving awareness. We also got to wear something they called beer goggles - when we put them on our vision became blurred. We were faced with the challenge of walking along a straight line. It was eye-opening to see the effect of your vision when too much alcohol was consumed. Although the theory was both interesting and fun, when we got to Pearse Park to drive it was a thrilling experience. We learned quickly and easily with the help of the driving instructors and we thanked the Gill’s group for the brilliant day.
Next week we have a lot to look forward to. We will have an autism talk on Thursday and a guest speaker on Friday. We will also be attending a comedy show called “Psycho Spaghetti” in Dublin, which we are all really looking forward to.