Christmas Market

The Transition Year and Second Year Class had a busy week last week preparing for the annual Christmas market organised by Dunmore Town Traders.  This year we sold a wide variety of products.  We all co-operated and worked well to ensure the success of the project.  We really enjoyed being involved in this community project.  A huge thank you to Ms McManus, Ms O’Reilly, Ms Fallon and Ms Scarry.

1st Year Geography Debates

A snapshot of our 1B Geography class displaying excellent group work and communication skills as they debate (for/against) “It’s not earthquakes that kill people but poorly built buildings”. Debating is one of the many group work activities our 1st year Geog classes engage in facilitated by Ms.Canny & Ms.Maher.

TY Soccer Blitz

The TY class 4B organised an excellent soccer blitz for 1st years and a very worthwhile afternoon of sport was enjoyed. 1st years worked well as a team and were presented with prizes for their achievements. Well done to these Transition Year organisers.

1st year soccer blitz runners-up

1st Yr Soccer blitz Winners

Table Quiz Results 2018

On behalf of the Parent’s Council and DCS, we would like to express our thanks for the huge turnout we had on Thursday night for yet another fantastic table quiz. We would also to express our thanks to all who sponsored prizes, sent in donations and contributed in so many ways on the night.

On behalf of the school, I would like to express our gratitude to our hardworking Parent’s Council and to Mr Ollie Turner, the quizmaster on the night, for all the work and effort that they put into organising this quiz and making it such a fun night.

Winner of the Best Student Team – Conor, Darragh, Shane & Max pictured with Therese Turner, Parents Council.

Runners – Up: Past Students Sonny McAnulty, Kathy Greene and Jacinta Regan

Overall Winners: The Donlon Family & Alejandro Perez De Eulate Bellido

 

A few more photos of the night………..

Senior Boys Connacht Quarter Final

Dunmore CS 7-12 Pobail Scoil Achill 1-4

Dunmore Senior boys came through their Quarter final relatively comfortable in a one sided game. From the outset Dunmore let their opponents know they were only in Castlebar for a win and that’s what ensued. From goal keeper Sean Walkin right up to Corner forward Dylan Brady Dunmore produced a top quality performance. They gave the Achill side no time to settle and from 15 minutes in Dunmore were 2 -7 to no score in the lead. From there Dunmore pushed on and led at halftime 3-7 to 0-1. All lines of defence, midfield and attack were in top form plus the subs introduced all displayed great work rate and commitment which will be needed in abundance later on in the competition. Sub Keeper PJ Donnellan produced a fine save from a penalty which capped off a great all round performance. The team are looking forward to their Semi-final in the new year.

Team Teaching with our 2nd Years

Team teaching underway this week in DCS as Ms Colleran and Ms Gilmore, our English teachers, deliver “Press Pass” to our second-year students. The main aim of Press Pass is to encourage our students to read and write more. Using newspapers as part of the daily curriculum, students will get a better understanding of news and current affairs and be exposed to a range of views and analysis.

Christmas Bingo

Special thanks to Mary Mullin and her team, including our TY’s, on the organisation of the hugely successful  Christmas Bingo that is being held in the sports centre today. Also thanks to all who sponsored prizes, bought lines and attended today to help raise funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital and a defib for DCS.