Welcome to Convent of Mercy Girls National School Kanturk Website

Summer Holidays are here. The year has certainly flown by. We have been really busy all year with all the fantastic events as well as learning which has taken place. Today, we say farewell and good luck to the Senior Infant boys and the Sixth Class girls. It was an absolute pleasure to have them in our school and we wish them well in the future ahead. Lastly, we wish you all a happy, healthy and safe Summer and we look forward to seeing you all on the 31st of August. Please check out below for some more photographs of Senior Infants, Sixth Class and Active School Week.


Active school week is running this Monday 12th June to Friday 16th June. We have lots of events happening this week in school. The timetable includes whole school marathon around the yard, colouring and slogan competitions, disco, daily exercises, Skipathon, Obstacle courses,Yoga with Susan Fitz,  Basketball with Dearbhail Kearns,  Exercise class with Aimee Dudley (Fitness coach), Football with Kathleen Winkle, Soccer with Natasha Humphreys, Tag Rugby with Darragh Daly, Exercise Class with Chris Price and Badminton with girls from Banteer badminton club. A busy week for all. Many thanks to all the parents and coaches who volunteered this week. 


Cork City Sports Day was held on Thursday, 1st of June. 12 pupils from our school partcipated. Each child took part in single races and we also had two relay teams. We came home with lots of trophies. We are very proud of all our competitors who ran so well and we are very proud of them in Kanturk GNS. A great day was had by all the girls. Well done girls for all yer efforts!!

This week, we have been very busy in Kanturk GNS. The senior classes have been continuing Camogie with Esther in the park and have been learning fantastic skills as well as some fun. Junior and Senior Infants went on a trip to the Library to meet with a guest speaker who shared and read a book with them. The children had a marvellous time and cannot wait to visit again. We were also very lucky this week as we were picked from a number of schools to receive a Science Planetarium visit. Each class went to Scoil Mhuire hall and observed the day and night sky. The children learned lots of new things. Please see some photographs below of some events.



Today, we received a visit from Cillian Meehan who is travelling to Laos during the Summer. He spoke to us about the area he will be going to and the volunteer work he will be doing. We presented him with a cheque to buy supplies and for his volunteer work which we raised as part of our Easter Egg Raffle fundraiser. Cillian promised he would revisit us with photgraphs of his experience when he returns. We cannot wait to see how he got on!! Check out some photographs of the presentation below.


We are delighted to announce that we have received yet another green school flag. We were invited to Cork for a ceremony to receive the flag and it is through the hard work of Kanturk GNS and Green School Coordinator that we will be flying high another Green School Flag. A massive well done to all involved!!



A huge congratulations to some of our pupils who won prizes from the recent Ballyhass Art Competition. Everyone that participated completed lovely art work. The standard was extremely high so we are very lucky and proud that some of our pupils got on so well. Super girls! Artists in the making....

Tag Rugby begins Tuesday 9th May for six weeks for classes from Junior Infants to Second. 

Our Second class  girls are busy preparing for their First Communion day on Saturday . The ceremony begins at 11a.m. in the Church.  Families and friends of our Communicants are invited to our school after the ceremony for refreshments. Many thanks to all the staff involved in the preparation , the Parents Association for helping with refreshments and the choir who have volunteered to sing and play music in the Church.

Our Easter Egg raffle was a huge success . €800 was raised and this money is being divided between Mercy House Kanturk and a school in Laos where our past pupil Killian Meehan is travelling to help out voluntarily. Thanks to Super Valu, Spar, Day Break , Kanturk and Dunnes Mallow for sponsoring our Easter Eggs . Sr Helen visited the school and was presented with the cheque by Emma and Aoife . Killian will visit the school at the end of the month to receive the cheque for school equipment for the school in Laos. Thanks to all who supported the raffle. 

Food Dudes Programme starting next Thursday 4th May . All information will be sent home first.

Tag Rugby for Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First and Second classes starting next Friday 5th May for 6 weeks. Cost 5 euro in total.

Well done to our Water Saver pupils who were invited to IRD on April 26th and presented with an award to mark their great achievement. Some of our Green School Committee will travel to Cork next week to receive our Water Flag. Well done to all for for all their work in getting the flag.

Camogie for 4th ,5th and 6th begins Thursday 27th April for 5 weeks. 

No Zumba this week . Next Thursday 4th May is the last lesson.

Best of luck to our football team who are taking part in a blitz in Rathcoole tomorrow.

Reminder Clothes Collection Tues 16th May. All recyclable clothes and shoes greatly appreciated.

Welcome back everyone after the Easter break.  We hope you enjoyed the holidays. School will be closed this Wednesday 26th April as teachers are on an inservice/training day.  

Swimming begins for 1st-3rd classes on Friday 5th May. Cost 25€ per pupil (the remaining cost is subsidised by the Parents Association).  

First Communion takes place on Saturday 13th May at 11a.m.

Recyclable clothes collection on Tuesday May 16th . All bags of old clothes and shoes greatly appreciated.

Take a look at Photographs from the Easter Egg Raffle before the Holidays.