Trip to Ballintubber Abbey

Transition Year students enjoyed a lovely retreat at Ballintubber with teachers Ms Doyle and Ms Clesham. They participated in workshops and spiritual reflections with Fr Frank , Maeve and Colin. They thoroughly enjoyed three miles of the Tochar walk . It was a very successful day and great credit is due to the students on their respectful participation throughout the day .  The hot chocolate and the goodies were well received by all!

Enterprise Final

Congratulations to our Skitts Intermediate Enterprise team who made it to the Student Enterprise Programme Final in Croke Park recently.  They did an amazing job to get there.  They came up with the idea of Skitts, a game which can be used in the Community Games Skittles Competition.  They sold it to Community Games participants and schools.  This highlights a great set of skills that will stand to the students in later life.  A huge thank you to your mentors PJ Mullin and Gary Lowe from Whizzkids and to the Breda and Gillian in the Galway Enterprise Office for your support.  Your teachers Mary Grehan and Anne Fallon really enjoyed working this fantastic team of students.  You showed great confidence when interviewed by the Judges.  Well done!

TY-A Geography Field Trip

Yesterday our Transition Year class 4A conducted their Geographical Fieldstudy. It was made all the more enjoyable by the glorious temperature of 19 degrees on Silverstrand. Just fresh off the plane from the tour in Italy all the class were motivated to measure beach fabric, analyse beach slope and find wind and wave speed to name a few tasks. Well done to all of 4A and Ms. Canny & Ms. Maher for assisting. 

TY Golf Lessons

Our TYs completed their golf lessons today in Dunmore Golf Club. Thanks to Dan O Connor, Assistant PGA Professional @danoconnorpga for the excellent advice and guidance provided to our students (and 1 or 2 staff). Special thanks also to Niall Cloonan, for his assistance and help in the organisation of the lessons.

Orientation Day

It was lovely to welcome 3 Belmont NS students to our school today. This orientation visit helps prepare 6th class students for the transition from Primary to Secondary. We hope they enjoyed the day. I know they are really looking forward to joining us in August. Special thanks to our own students for minding them so well and to Ms Grehan for organising the visit.

Parent Rep for Upcoming BOM

The 3-year term of the current Board of Management of Dunmore Community School is coming to an end this academic year. If you would be interested in joining our next Board of Management as a parent nominee, please submit your name to the school office by Monday 20th of May by emailing bom@dunmorecs.ie by calling 093 38203 and we will include you for a possible ballot. If you would just like to inquire, please do so via the email or phone.

I would like to express my appreciation to my existing Board for their help, support and advice that they have offered me over the past 2 academic years since my appointment as Principal. In particular, our two existing parent nominees, Ms Helen Gildea & Ms Margaret Diskin.

Connacht U15 Golf

Well done to our 2nd year boys, who participated in the Connacht U15 Schools Development Challenge in Ballinrobe recently.

Planning submitted for Photovoltaic Panels

We are delighted to have just applied to Galway County Council for Planning permission to erect 30m2 of Photovoltaic Solar Panels on the Southern Roof area of our School in two rows. These 19 photovoltaic solar panels, each comprising a number of solar cells, will help contribute to our electrical power and help us reduce our usage of the national grid. This is just one small step of our upcoming Deep Energy Retrofit which is taking place to our school this summer. More details to follow shortly.

Proposed position of the panels (above rooms 4G, 5G & 6G)
Plan of the school grounds showing the location of the proposed 19 panels.
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