The term commenced with Science classes on the Mercy campus in the newly constructed Science Centre. This building comprises six laboratories, a preparation area and staff facilities and is designed with an outside undercover area. Incorporated in the paving in this area are two playing grids for outdoor chess or checkers. We are very grateful to the P & F for the funds for the chess and checkers pieces which are on order. The two laboratories in the Catherine McAuley Centre have been decommissioned and are in the process of being converted to Drama and Dance facilities. These rooms will be in operation in coming weeks and the existing Dance and Drama rooms will be used as general purpose learning areas for smaller sized classes.