Naas primary school launches buy a brick fundraiser

Funding for the ongoing construction of school

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Naas primary school launches buy a brick fundraiser

Staff, pupils, and teachers launch fundraising initiative

Parents and teachers at a Naas primary school have launched a fundraising campaign.

The parents association at the Mercy Convent primary school at Sallins Road have launched a buy-a-brick campaign.

Money raised from this will be used to supplement funding provided by the Department of Education for the ongoing construction project.

The money generated will assist with the funding for a variety of items.

These will include classroom fixtures and fittings, information and communications technology equipment, library resources, a portable

stage and a sensory garden.

The Sisters of Mercy came to Naas in 1839 and startedthe school, which still stands today alongside the new building under construction now. The school still remains as committed to the education of the children in the Naas locality, as it was for the parents, grandparents and teachers who were also once proud pupils of the Mercy Convent.

“We are delighted and very proud that the new school is under construction,” said school principal, Jacqueline O’Reilly.

“When complete, it will provide an enriching and happy environment for over 850 students. We hope that current pupils and families, past pupils who have special memories of their school and our business community will make history with us by helping to build a school of excellence for the children of our community for generations to come.”

Ms O’Reilly thanked the Parents Association for their work on the project. “They are to be commended for their commitment.”

To donate, please visit the website mercyconventprimarynaas
.com and click on the “Buy a Brick” icon to make your donation, or contact the school on 876410.