Alpha Primary

Embracing Our Culture: Mercy Schools stand out at JCDC Competitions

In April, Jessie Ripoll Primary, Alpha Primary and Alpha Infant competed in the 2024 National Festival of the Performing Arts competition. Hosted annually by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), the competition aims to “unearth, develop, and showcase the creative talents of Jamaicans from all walks of life.” Contestants participate in various art forms such …

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The Legacy Prevails: Blessing the new entrance to the Alpha Complex

On Wednesday, May 1, the Sisters of Mercy of Jamaica hosted an official ceremony to bless the new entrance to the Alpha Complex. Due to the significant rise in vehicular and pedestrian traffic moving in and out of the campus over the years, the expansion project was decided on as a means of reducing the …

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The End of an Era: Celebrating the Life of Yvette Samuels, Alpha Primary School’s Principal

The Alpha Primary School is mourning the loss of its beloved principal, Yvette Samuels, who passed away on March 19, 2024. Her passing has deeply affected the Mercy community which now strives to move on with grace while still remembering the love, warmth, and passion that Ms. Samuels has left in her wake. Ms. Samuels …

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Celebrating Jamaica: Authentic and Unique

February 23, 2024 was celebrated as Jamaica Day. The Mercy Schools in Jamaica wholeheartedly embraced this opportunity to acknowledge and explore our cultural heritage and identity through the visual and performing arts; object lessons on Jamaican history; and exciting competitions. Here’s a look back at what just a few of our schools did to make …

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PEP High Achievers: Soaring to New Heights

A hearty congratulations to our primary level Mercy schools whose students performed exceptionally well in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) Exams for the 2022-2023 academic year! Several of their high-achievers not only scored good grades, but were also awarded prestigious scholarships and ranked highly on a national level.  The Alpha Primary School’s scholarship awardees consisted …

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Nurturing ‘Likkle Einsteins’ at Alpha Primary!

In alignment with the national push to promote more STEM-based learning, the Alpha Primary School has been making strides as it relates to strengthening the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) into the learning experience. One such way is by partnering with the incredible STEM Builders Learning Hub. Through their “Likkle Einsteins” programme, …

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