Football Match

On the 13th of October, Mount Mercy Junior football team came up against a strong Glanmire side to lose out by 9-9 to 7-4 in the end. A great team effort was put in by all the girls with an unlucky result in the end.image image

Three Cheers for Triple Birthday

 

image10th October 2014

Hoch sollst du leben! Dreimal hoch!

On Friday the 10th October, our 2nd year German class celebrated a very special occasion. Three of our 2nd year students of German share the unique distinction of celebrating their birthday on this date. Anna Forde, Dia Harry Thomas and Katelyn O’Brien each blew out 14 candles on three different surprise birthday cakes whilst their classmates sang the birthday song ‘Zum Geburtstag viel Glück’ (Happy birthday to you) in German. Each of our twenty-six 2nd year students of German enjoyed generous helpings of the birthday cakes which included the traditional German ‘Schwarzwälderkirschtorte’ (Blackforest gateau) and an Irish version of ‘Erdbeerkuchen mit Sahne’ (strawberry cake with cream). The class enjoyed viewing a short celebratory clip of the German birthday song featuring some traditional Alpine yodelling which is a significant feature in the folk music (Volksmusik) of Southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Heartiest congratulations and happy birthday wishes ‘Herzlichen Glückwunsch und alles Gute zum Geburtstag’ to Anna, Dia and Katie! To summarise in the words of another birthday song which has enjoyed huge popularity in German speaking countries and composed by Hamburg-born musician Rolf Zuckowski:

Wie schön, dass du geboren bist, wir hätten dich sonst sehr vermisst!
Wie schön, dass wir beisammen sind, wir gratulieren dir, Geburtstagskind!

How nice that you were born – we would have really missed you otherwise!
How nice that we’re all together; we congratulate you, birthday child!

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W2 experience at the sports day

w2 class photo 2014

w2 class photo 2014

On Friday 5th September, Mount Mercy held their annual school sports day. It is a day for all year groups to compete in six different sports and have fun. The sports that year groups compete in are: 100m sprints, 400m distance run, ball and racket (NEW 2014), the much loved shot put, the troublesome sack race and the competitive long jump.

The busy day was rounded off with the annual teacher/student 3-legged-race. I know W2 took part in all of the activities and did fantastically. It was an action-packed fun day for all with not a single person complaining of being ‘bored’!

Julie Poland (W2-left) prefect.

Julie Poland (W2-left) prefect.