Promoting health and happiness at the Mercy Health & Wellness Centre

In May, this year’s first round of medical and dental screenings were conducted at the Mercy Health & Wellness Centre. Over 140 newly registered students who will be attending Jessie Ripoll Primary for the first time in September were accompanied by their parents and guardians to receive check-ups and basic procedures as part of the …

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Mercy Earth Challenge

On April 22, several Mercy schools around the world celebrated Earth Day by taking the Mercy Earth Challenge which prompted students and staff to work together to promote environmental sustainability through various projects. St. John Bosco Vocational Training Centre St. John Bosco Vocational Training Centre took on this challenge by planting an on-campus orchard! It …

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Excellence & Unity in Sports

The past few months have been a testament to the excellent sports programmes being implemented at our Mercy schools. A number of teams and student representatives within the sporting arena have represented our Mercy school community well both locally and internationally. Special Olympics Unified Youth Exchange In May, a Special Olympics delegation from Washington, DC …

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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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Upward and Onward: The Alpha School of Music Shines at Annual Concert

On May 16, 2024, the Alpha School of Music (ASOM) held its annual Upward and Onward concert. This special event was held in the expansive Alpha Courtyard at the Alpha School of Music on 26 Camp Road, Kingston. Sponsored by Digicel Foundation, R Hotel, Bob Marley Foundation, Jamaica Nice, Bob Marley Museum, and Mercy Education, …

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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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