Preparations for the reopening of Mercy Secondary School Kilbeggan are near completion. In response to Government guidance and Covid-19 policy we have:
- Reconfigured our timetable
- Reconfigured our classrooms to enable physical distancing
- Repurposed our communal areas
- Installed protective screens
- Installed a Covid-19 Emergency Sick Bay
- Incorporated a one-way system throughout the interior of our school
- Incorporated walking lanes outdoors
- Installed signage, floor decals, and outdoor graphics
- Installed sanitising stations
- Installed new methods of waste disposal
- Conducted a deep clean
- Established new hygiene policies and procedures
- Established new break and lunch-time procedures
We have made our school as safe as possible for our students and staff, yet the warmth of our environment still remains! We are really looking forward to welcoming all students back to our school, starting with First Years on Wednesday September 2nd 2020.
Our German students celebrated Karneval and Fasching in German classes from February 24th to 27th.
On February 26th our 5th Year A.g Science Class, accompanied by Ms. Relihan and Mr. Cox, visited Coorevin Farm in co. Tipperary, where focus is placed on beef and sheep enterprise.
On February 25th our Transition Year students participated in a Forensic Science Workshop. They tried to figure out who committed a crime by searching for clues, studying documentation, and through analysing the evidence. Thanks to Alison who facilitated the event.
On February 24th DCU Ambassador and Dublin Footballer Johnny Cooper, pictured below with Mr. Donnelly, visited our school and spoke to our 6th Year students. Johnny provided key information about courses and college life at DCU. We would like to thank Johnny for his time and insights, they have provided great clarity for some of our students.
On February 3rd all 2nd Year German students had 'Kaffee und Kuchen' which was organised by our German Department teachers. They enjoyed traditional German delicacies such as Schwarzwalderkirschtorte, Marmorkuchen and Herrentorte. Lots of fun was had by all.
On February 3rd all Transition Year students went to Moate to attend a comedy show in the Tuar Árd, performed by stand-up comedian Ger Carey. There were plenty of laughs on the day and thanks to Ger for the great entertainment.