Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk
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|Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk|
|Principal||John O Rourke|
Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk is a school in Ireland, which has approximately 1,300 pupils and 105 teachers (85 permanent and 20 substitutes).
Mercy Secondary School is the largest school in Tralee. The number of classes per year range between 7 and 10.However Transition Year has on average 4 to 5 classes. It was opened in 2001 by Minister For Education Mary Hanifin, The principal is currently John O'Rourke.
Mounthawk offers a wide range of subjects,Such as science labs, home economics rooms, woodwork and metalwork rooms can be found there, as well as computer rooms and a language lab.
The school also contains many sport facilities including a large sized indoor basketball court with adjoining dressing rooms and an outdoor basketball courtyard dedicated to Irish Special Olympian 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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