Book Rental/Student Fund

This year we are offering the option to call into the school to pay the book rental fee and collect your child’s books in advance of school starting back. Anne Marie will be available on Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th of August between 11 am and 4 pm in the Prefabs. Book rental is €140 for the first child and €70 for each subsequent child. School Journals are €10 each. Timetables will be available on VSWare towards the end of the week.

Well done to the LC & LCA Class of 2018-2019

Well done to all our Leaving Cert and LCA students who received their results today. As a school, we are delighted with the excellent results you achieved. We are very proud of your efforts and your grades,

We wish you all the best in your future endeavours, whatever route you may take. As I pointed out to you previously, these exams are just a stepping stone to an exciting and adventurous future, there are many paths open to you. It was lovely to chat with you all today and hear your plans for the future. Go n-éirí leat. D Quinn.

Ms Scarry will be available over the next few days to assist with any queries, please email her to arrange a meeting. Please note the national Exam helpline is available @ 1800265165

A few more photos of some more very happy students of Dunmore Community School. Well done to each and every one of you on your excellent results. You can all be very proud of your achievements,

Leaving Cert Results 2019

Best of luck to all our LC and LCA students who will receive their results next Tuesday, the 13th Aug. Results will be available after 9 am from Mr Quinn. Please go to the prefabs as the main building is still not accessible.

Ms Scarry will be available from 9 – 11 on the 13th. Following the CAO offers, she will also be available on Thursday to assist with any queries in person or via email.

Results are also available from 10 am via https://www.examinations.ie/examresults/ as long as you have completed the online registration https://www.examinations.ie/examresults/registration/

The national Exam helpline is also available @ 1800265165 or further information from here: https://www.npcpp.ie/leaving-cert-helpline/

PV Panels Installation Completed

The installation of our 19 photovoltaic panels (c. 5 kW) is now complete. Since 3 pm yesterday, they have already produced 28kWh, a saving of €5.32. These panels produce electricity in daylight, not just direct sunlight. Each day, students, staff and visitors to the school will be able to monitor the output on a display unit in the front hall. This data is also available to the public via this link: http://www.ginlongmonitoring.com/Terminal/TerminalMain.aspx?come=Public&pid=90380

Thanks to Clean Energy Ireland for the prompt and professional install. http://www.cleanenergyireland.ie/

Building Works progressing well

It has been a busy summer here in Dunmore CS. Our building works are progressing extremely well and we hope to have everything completed for the 26th August, the first day of term for our incoming 1st years.

At this stage, the old heating system has been completely removed and new pipework and radiators fitted throughout the old building and redecoration started. Our old inefficient oil burners are now gone and they have been replaced by four energy-efficient gas-fired boilers. We are just waiting for the installation of our bulk gas tanks. Our boiler room has been completely refitted with a state of the art building management system. Classrooms have been fitted with individual thermostats to control the temperature of each room and a draft lobby is being added to the front hall this week.

The 200mm external insulation is progressing well, with plastering started on some parts of the building already. Phase one of our new energy efficient double glazing and external doors were fitted last month, and the final phase started today, Once these are fitted, the rest of the external insulation will be completed. and the remaining external LED lighting will be fitted.

The installation of our 19 solar panels has also begun and will hopefully be completed in the next few days.

Upgrade to Entrance of the School

While the works are progressing on the inside, we decided to give the school entrance a little tidy up by felling the tree and removing the old canopy before the new doors and windows are fitted in the next few weeks.

Thanks to Mr Fleming & Mr Gannon (two past students, who were more than willing to help with the demolition) and to Brendan Gildea for his assistance in the safe removal of the porch.

Exchange Student from China

Best wishes to Kathy (KiaXin He) who has now returned to her home in China after spending three months with us here in DCS. During her time here with us, she had the opportunity of learning our culture, our language and attending classes. It was a pleasure to have had her with us.

Also, safe travels to our 2nd-year student, Hannah Kenny, who has now travelled back to China on a reciprocal exchange with Kathy for the summer. I hear Hannah is thoroughly enjoying experiencing Chinese culture, learning some of the Chinese language and she has already visited the Great Wall of China.

End of Year Awards 2019

Well done to all the students, staff and parents of our school on another successful year in DCS. This was, yet again, a year of outstanding academic performances, excellent attendance achievements and remarkable extra-curricular successes. We were delighted to welcome our special guess, Mr Joe Healy, IFA President, to present awards to some of our students to acknowledge their excellence in various areas of school life.

Special thanks to the students, staff, parents and the broader community of Dunmore for all the support, help and commitment they have given to our school throughout the year. I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather and the break from school. D.Quinn,

Thanks to Ms Colleran for all the photos and captions. Apologies for the delay in posting these photos.

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