Open Night 2019 – 31st Jan

Our open night for incoming 1st years is taking place on Thursday the 31st January 2019, with registration @ 6:45pm in the auditorium. We look forward to meeting the 6th class students and their parents on this night. At our Open Night, you will have the opportunity to look around our school, speak to some of our students and teachers, get a taste for the subjects we offer and experience the atmosphere of our school.

We will be visiting the local Primary Schools during the next week to talk to the students, give them further information about our school and an information pack containing a copy of our new 2019 Prospectus, which can be viewed here.

GALWAY DIVISIONAL GARDA YOUTH AWARDS 2019

Galway Divisional Gardai are pleased to announce the inaugural Garda Youth Awards in association with Supervalu. An Garda Síochána in the Galway Division and SuperValu recognise that a lot of good work is being done by young people in every community in the Galway Division.  To recognise their good will, effort and positive contribution to society, nominated young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years, will be considered by a judging panel for an award.

The nomination process is open to everyone, so if you know of a young person who is committed to making a difference to their community, please put them forward, as every nominee will receive a certificate, even if they do not win an award. This way, all nominees are recognised for their efforts, and the certificate is a very valuable item to have on a young person’s CV into the future.

It is envisaged that the Awards will not only acknowledge the positives in relation to the youth of the Galway divisional catchment area, but they will also hopefully provide An Garda Síochána with great community spirit and good will.

The Galway Divisional Awards ceremony will be held on
Thursday 21st February at 7pm at Galway Racecourse.

There are four categories to choose from:

1.       Individual Award

2.       Group Award

3.       Special Achievement Award

4.       Community Safety Award.

The four main winners in each category will go forward to represent the Galway Division at the National Youth Awards to be held in April 2019 in the Garda College Templemore.

The nomination forms are available to download through the Garda Siochana Western Region Facebook page AND are also available through the local Garda Juvenile Liaison Office in Galway and Tuam Garda Stations as well as any local Garda station. You can also get nomination forms from the Principal’s Officek.

Forms can be easily downloaded, and returned in two ways:

·         Filled out manually and returned in hardcopy to those identified on the form OR

·          It can be filled in electronically and returned to the email address specified on the form. 

Closing date for receipt of Nomination forms is January 25th 2019.

Calling the College Graduates of 2018

We are reprinting our school prospectus and we would love to include some of Dunmore Community School’s past students who have recently graduated from 3rd level in it.

If you have graduated this year and you would like to be included, we would appreciate if you could email us a graduation photograph along with your name, your course name and the course/college you have graduated from. (Photos can be emailed to – principal @ dunmorecs.ie or dropped into the school and we will scan it for you. Due to printing deadlines, we will need your photo before the 7th January.

Please share and tag this post with fellow past students that have graduated in the 2018 academic year. Thank you.

Happy Christmas 2018 from DCS

Well done to all the students and staff involved in the organisation of Friday’s Fun activities. An extremely enjoyable morning was had by all in attendance. Attached are a few photos taken during the day.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Dunmore Community School’s students, parents/guardians and staff a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Peaceful year ahead and thank you for your support during 2018. DQuinn.

It’s OK not to be OK Workshop

This week, our 2nd and 3rd years had workshops with Gina Dowd, Counselling West. The area of self-harm and suicide has been highlighted not only in the national media but also at a local level as an area of growing concern among our young people. Here at Dunmore CS, we are constantly striving to promote positive mental health and encourage any students who have concerns to talk to someone they trust.  As we approach Christmas, it is a time that these feelings can come to the fore.

Gina worked with our students by encouraging them to explore and manage what is happening in their lives and explain to them the options open to them in getting help if they ever need it. The various numbers and websites are listed below.

What is Counselling: Counselling can help you to explore and manage what is happening in your life. It helps you understand yourself better and gain an awareness of why you do things or why you don’t do things.  Maybe you have some worries or concerns that you need to think through, or possibly some difficult decisions to make. Counsellors aim to help you through difficult situations to gain a better awareness of yourself and help you to find a way forward.  It may be about helping you accept what can’t be changed!

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