1st Year Mentoring 2018

A mentoring Meeting for all 1st years will be held tomorrow event, the 27th of September, after school. An appointment time has been issued to you. We ask that you and your child attend to meet with your child’s assigned mentor in the designated room. If you are unable to attend, please notify the office at 38203.

What is a Mentor?

A mentoring teacher is appointed to each student in 1st year to see how the student has settled in and to discuss with you any difficulties they may be having. Please note this meeting is not concerned with subjects or academic progress.

Feedback from parents, students and staff has shown that this has been a beneficial meeting for all involved. It is important that each child is represented by a parent/guardian.

The Awakening Education Programme

St Jarlath’s Credit Union would like to formally invite the Leaving Cert 2019 students of the Dunmore Community School, along with their parents and teachers, to attend The Awakening Education Programme which will be presented by Gerry Hussey in the sports hall in St Jarlath’s College, Tuam, on 26th of September 2018 at 7.00pm.

The programme is intended to awaken one’s full potential and empower students, inspire teachers and parents alike, in all areas of health and wellbeing.

The Awakening focus on igniting Human potential and performance of our youth through enriching and awakening the human spirit.

Our Education Programme empowers students, inspires teachers and ignites parents in all areas of health, wellness and performance.

Who: Leaving Certificate Students, Teachers, Parents:


Talks will include:

  • How to lead self
  • How to lead and guide students
  • Wellness of self and others
  • Confidence building and self-esteem
  • Building resilience in all areas of life
  • Performance and managing performance under pressure
  • Effective learning – understanding brain and mind
  • Managing stress and mental techniques

Duration: 90-minute

Where: St Jarlaths School Hall, Tuam

When: 26th of September 2018 at 7.00pm

WRDATF – Stay Safe, Stay Sober Presentation

Thanks to Emmet Major of the Western Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force, accompanied by local gardai and the local Junior Liaison Officer, who came last Friday to talk to all students receiving their Junior Certificate results. He delivered the excellent “Stay Safe, Stay Sober” presentation . This is part of the policing effort that goes into making Junior Cert night safer for everyone. Hopefully their advice will be of benefit to our students in keeping them safe.

St Vincent De Paul

The Society Of St Vincent de Paul helps thousands of families and individuals each year in Ireland. However they cannot do this without support through volunteering, donations and fundraising. This week DCS launched Junior SVDP under the direction of local  VDP Officer Mary Jessop. Our Transition Year members will meet regularly and be given opportunities to volunteer in their local community together with fundraising throughout the year. As well as making an invaluable difference in the lives of people in their local community our newest members will also experience living out their faith in a practical sense. Finally their participation in SVDP will contribute to the attainment of their Gaisce and JP11 Awards.

Big Brother Big Sister

BBBS is currently operating in over 50 schools throughout Ireland. National and international research has proven that this mentoring programme improves young people’s wellbeing and their relationships with others. With the help of our Fifth-Year students, the local BBBS Officers and Ms Gilmore, this week DCS launched our own mentoring programme. This programme will support our first years, who have just made the transition from primary school to post-primary school by enabling students to meet once a week to participate in games, sports etc.
Recruitment and training has taken place this week. The programme will be up and running next Wednesday😊.

TY trip to Belmullet

Our TY’s have had a fantastic first day in Belmullet on their 2 day bonding trip. Loads of fun and new experiences!

Feliz Cumpleaños (Happy Birthday) to our Spanish student, Paula. We are guessing that she won’t forget her birthday in Ireland.