Energy Efficiency Upgrade Pilot Programme for Schools

We are delighted to officially announce that Dunmore Community School has been chosen as one of 17 schools in the country to take part in a pilot scheme of converting our school into a more energy efficient and environmental friendly building.

In the announcement yesterday evening, Minister for Education Joe McHugh said “This exciting collaboration sets an example by creating a better environment to learn and work for pupils, staff and teachers. The money saved by ‘greening’ will support schools to concentrate resources on doing what they do best – teach. This pilot programme will demonstrate the most environmentally-friendly, high-performance and cost-effective solutions to turn older school buildings into top-rated energy-efficient buildings. It’s good for schools and good for the environment.”

Here in Dunmore, the design team have already been working with us for the past few months with the plan of delivering energy efficiency works this summer. The upgrades target a 33% energy efficiency improvement and involve upgrades to doors and windows, insulation, lighting and heating upgrades as well as renewable technologies.

Department Announcement

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/older-schools-to-be-transformed-into-top-rated-energy-efficient-buildings-1.3842378

Senior Cycle Options Night

Thanks to everyone that came along tonight. We hope you found it informative but if you have any queries, please feel free to contact the office or send us an email.

I would especially like to thank our 3 students, Aryn, Andrea and Chloe, who spoke about their experiences of TY and LCA.

As promised, please find links to the presentations, relevant links and the Subject choice explanation video and please get in contact if you have any queries.

Senior Cycle Options Information Meeting – 21st March

A Senior Cycle Options Information Evening will take place next Thursday, the 21st March, in the school Auditorium for current 3rd year and TY students and their parents/guardians.

Starting at 7:00 pm for our current 3rd Year students/parents and then at 7:30 pm our current Transition Year students/parents are asked to join us. (Please note: following the Options information evening, their will be a short information meeting in relation to the TY school tour for this May)

Looking forward to seeing you all.

West Region Cup Semi-final

Best of luck to our 2nd Year Boys Basketball team who play Gort in the Cup semi-final today. Having topped the group Dunmore are in a good position coming into this game. Last year this team won bronze medals in the All Ireland finals and are hoping to progress to the finals again this year. 

Connacht Ulster 2019 Chess Z Competition Results

Congratulations to all students involved in the Chess Z competition in Sligo yesterday. An outstanding performance from all involved.

Connacht Ulster Finals 2019 Chess Z
1st place champions
Team name: Don’t Accept Cheques
Peter Donlon, JJ Glynn, Jack Neenan, Aryn Kenny

1st place girls champions
Team name: Rook n’Roll
Ellen Murray, Mairead Glynn, Alannah Kelly, Caoimhe Hervieux

2nd place champions
Team name: Looking for mates
Frank Murray, Dylan Connolly, Oisin Cloonan, Basil Glynn

2nd place girls
Team name: Checcamania
Eimear Mitchel, Lucyna Semczyszyn, Ciara Keane, Melissa Healy

1st place individual boy: Peter Donlon
2nd place individual boy: Basil Glynn

1st place individual girl: Ellen Murray 
2nd place individual girl: Mairead Glynn 
3rd place individual girl: Alannah Kelly

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