Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk
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|Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk|
|Principal||John O Rourke|
Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk is a Catholic school and has approximately 1,300 pupils and 105 teachers (85 permanent and 20 substitutes). It is the largest school in Kerry, and one of the largest secondary schools in Ireland. It The number of classes per year range between 7 and 10. It opened in 2001 by Minister For Education Mary Hanifin, and is equipped to a high standard. The principal is John O Rourke.
Mounthawk offers a wide range of subjects. State of the art science labs, home economics rooms, woodwork and metalwork rooms can be found here as well as two computer rooms and a language lab.
The school also contains many sport facilities including a European sized basketball court with adjoining dressing rooms and an outdoor tennis/basketball courtyard as well as a cricket pitch, for our Irish international Patrick Nolan. In addition Mounthawk boosts a full-sized GAA pitch as well as two smaller training pitches.
Mercy Mounthawk is currently paired with a school in Nairobi, Kenya. The project has now had two full years of success with both sets of students from the respective schools gaining much from the experience. It also holds many other events to raise money for charity, most notable the annual fashion show that raises up to €10,000 yearly for numerous charities.
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