Building Works are all set to start

The Department of Education and SEAI have concluded the Etendering process, and have appointed E.T. Burke Construction as the contractor to carry out our Deep Energy Retrofit. Everything is on schedule and we have moved out of the building this evening. As of Monday the 24th the work begins and is expected to be completed before the 22nd August. As the main school building is now a construction site, no unauthorised access is permitted until works are completed. Please note we will be based in the prefabs for the summer if you need to see us and are still available on 093 38203 and via email as usual,

Summer Reports Online

1st, 2nd and 5th-year reports are now available to view online via our VSWare system. You also have access to your child’s records, view their attendance, Behaviour and Term Reports. 

Please watch this 4 minute video for a clear explanation of how this works. Our VSWare portal is accessed via our website and with a Username and password that has been texted to you.  If you have any problems please email vsware@dunmorecs.ie for help or please call the office should you need the password sent out again. 

NB:- If you have more than 1 child in the school, there will be arrows under your child’s photo to allow you to move between each of your children.

It is now also possible to print the report by clicking in the top right fo the report and downloading the Word Version of the report.

Good Luck to all our 3rd, 6th and LCA students at exam time

Wishing the very best of luck to all our students who are starting their exams tomorrow., Wednesday the 5th June, at 9.30 p.m. All the effort you have put in will reap rewards. You are in all in our thoughts and prayers. Just do your best!

Students should be in for 9 am at the latest to ensue they are ready and organised for the 9:30 start. Students are to wear full uniform.

During the period of the exams, should anything arise, please contact us immediately by email at: principal@dunmorecs,ie or cgreally@dunmorecs.ie or phone 093 38203.

End of another School Year

Well done to all our students who completed their House Exams the past few days. Study is provided for 6th and 3rd years tomorrow from 9 – 1:15. All other students can remain at home.

This evening we held our End of Year Awards Ceremony, and we were delighted to have Mr. Joe Healy, President of the IFA, come along to speak to our students and present our awards today. We really appreciate Joe taking time out of his busy schedule to join us today. Photos will be uploaded later.

Third Years participated in Comhairle Na nÓg Workshop

On May 16th nine Third Year students travelled to Youth Work Ireland Centre in Tuam to attend a workshop with Comhairle Na nÓg. It centred on the environment and the problems caused by today’s society. 

We learned that not only are we a part of the problem, but a part of the solution as well. 

Firstly we had a talk from Mark Molloy about waste management. It benefited us because we learned how to sensibly manage resources. He taught us about alternatives to plastic and how to use less packaging. He shared pictures of turtles and other marine animals, wrapped in plastic, which has been discarded by humans. These were effective in expressing the problem in an eye-opening way. The frightening statistics made us question our actions and ourselves, on whether we are helping the environment to the best of our ability. 

We next got involved in a more hands on workshop. We got to interact with the students from different schools. We got to plant plants, which we learned helped with pollination. He encouraged us to refurbish abandoned places and small areas of land by planting plants. We got to make an outfit with scraps of old fabric. This was great fun, because we got to make a dress that we thought would not look nice at all, but we were wrong. It taught us that we can make use of unwanted materials. 

We are glad we got the opportunity to attend such a worthwhile workshop. It was a very enjoyable experience. We would be happy to attend another in the future.  Rebecca Gormley 3rd Year. 

Leaving Cert/LCA Graduation 2019

We look forward to welcoming the Graduation Class of 2019 and their families to Graduation Ceremony in the Sports Hall @ 5pm this Thursday. Please ensure your child is at the school by 4:50 as we are taking the class photo before the ceremony begins.

Please be seated in your family groups in the Hall before 5pm and save a seat for your son/daughter. The format for the evening is mass, awards and refreshments immediately afterwards.

Best of Luck!

Dunmore Community School would like to congratulate Brendan Carr, Shane McGrath and Conor Mitchell on making the Galway minor Panel and also to Darragh Heneghan who made the Roscommon Minor Panel.

The teams are playing against each other this evening at 7:30 in Hyde Park. 

Dunmore Community School would also like to congratulate past students Darren O’ Malley, Andrew Glennon and Cathal Heneghan who performed recently for the Roscommon Senior football team against Leitrim in the Connacht Championship. DCS wishes them the very best of luck and a long summer of football!

Deep Energy Retrofit Works eTender

Although the school will be closing for the summer break shortly, the school building will hopefully be busier than ever during the break as we are delighted to have finally reached the etender stage of our upcoming Deep Energy Retrofit. It is now available on https://www.etenders.gov.ie

All going well, and subject to budgets and the tendering process, during the summer we are going to see the 67 building, auditorium and canteen getting new windows & external doors, new piping & radiators and 200mm of external cladding insulating this building. The whole school will also be getting an energy efficient cascade Gas heating system installed to replace our aging inefficient oil fired heating system. The 2009 building will also have thermostatic valves incorporated into the existing system to allow for individual zoning of classrooms and common areas. We are also adding 2 draught lobbies to control heat loss from the building from the two main entrances to the building.

To further enhance our energy rating, we are also installing LED external lighting for the whole school grounds, which will complement the LED lighting we already have internally throughout the school. Hopefully, all of this work, plus the 19 Photovoltaic Panels will place our aging school building in an energy class comparable to many new builds.

We will be able to monitor and control our energy usage by a state of the art computerised Building Management System (BMS) and a simple traffic light system will show students and staff if our average energy usage is acceptable by showing green, amber or red.

Exciting green times ahead for DCS!

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