DCS TY take part in a Re-Design Ireland Workshop

Transition Year students took part in a workshop run by James Fahy from Re-design Ireland. The aim of this workshop was to get them to become more environmentally conscious about their consumer choices and to be aware of their daily carbon footprint.
This course is designed to aid students in applying their learning to real-life situations and fostering problem-solving skills for real-world problems as the Earth continues to heat in the coming decades.

Halloween Covid-19 Facemask Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners, participants, and organisers of the TY DCS Halloween Covid-19 Mask Competition.

Break the Seal Awards – 3rd place

Well done to Amy, Jessica and Laura on getting through to the finals of the Break the Seal Competition, we are very proud of you all.  Their excellent presentations were played online at the finals of the Break the Seal on Thursday.

We are delighted to announce that Jessica was placed 3rd overall in the finals for her essay  ‘Trailblazing Tinkers’. Congratulations Jessica on your excellent research and beautifully written essay.

Also, well done to all our TY’s who took part the Break the Seal competition. This is the first time we were involved in this worthwhile initiative and sincere thanks to Ms Brogan and Ms McHugh for all their time, help and guidance right up to the finals.

The 3 presentations are attached here for you to watch.

Transition Year Review 2019-2020

Transition Year Review 2019-20

This linked article is a summary of some of the events that were organised by Ms. Scarry and the Transition Years. Its is a shame that due to an international health pandemic our year had to end so abruptly. This article was written to remind our students of all the amazing things they have achieved and experienced over the year. There were numerous other activities and trips organized and coordinated by teachers for this group and they have been documented on the school’s website already and can be found here:-http://www.dunmorecs.ie/index.php/category/ty/

A wide variety of titles, prizes, awards and successes were achieved by this year group that range from Junk Koture to Break the Seal in History, Enterprise Awards and football and sport titles.

The LC Class of 2020 Video

The school year has ended, our Leaving Certs have finished, the summer holidays have begun, but unfortunately, we have not been able to hold our annual Graduation Ceremony to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of the Leaving Cert Class of 2020. This is most certainly not the way we intended to mark the end of their five or six years in Dunmore Community School. We considered virtual ceremonies and other ideas, but none seemed sufficient to do justice to the time they have spent here with us in DCS. Holding a virtual Graduation, without the most important people at it, seemed hollow.

Having discussed the option with staff and having surveyed the Leaving Certs, I’m delighted that the majority of the Class of 2020 intend to return to DCS for a future dated Grad with their parents/guardians so we can celebrate with them in person. We are looking forward to seeing you all in the near future. Thank you for your contribution and commitment to our school over the past six years, it was a pleasure to have taught many of you and to be your Principal for the past three years. Keep Safe, DQuinn.

Until we meet again, here is a little video of the wonderful Leaving Cert Class of 2020, when they were first-years and six years later…

Final 2 Weeks of Online Learning

We hope that you and your families are keeping safe and well as we head into the last two weeks of this extremely unusual term.

During these final two weeks, we ask that our students would continue to make every effort to engage with online learning. As the school year draws to a close, teachers will be finishing up with online tuition and setting final assessment tasks. Engagement with online learning will form part of their overall assessment grade. The 3rd Year Timetable of assessment is available here, All other students will be notified directly by the class teacher of scheduled tests if applicable. Summer reports will issue on VSware for 1st, 2nd, and 5th years in early June and 3rd years will have a final DCS JC2020 Assessment Report posted out in June.

We are aware that students may be struggling working independently at home and if they are they should message the teachers concerned and look for help and guidance as to how to complete the tasks assigned. Parents may monitor outstanding work by checking the notifications in the behaviour tab in VSWare. Assignments can be handed in late, so if they have fallen behind then they might take this opportunity to catch up on some of the work that they have missed. Every effort will be recognised. Please note these assignments, classes and notes will remain in TEAMS, so a student may access them during the summer break.

We thank you for your support and engagement during these difficult times.

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