Happy New Year and welcome to a new term in DCS. School resumes tomorrow the 6th Jan as per our calendar. After school study will also resume tomorrow. Only students who have returned a signed slip will have received a text about payment. If you have forgotten or lost the letter you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply and we will send you the text for payment. All payments for study must be done online as we can no longer accept cash or cheques.
Well done to Ms Walsh and our choir who performed at the annual parish Christmas Carol service on Sunday, the 15th December, in Dunmore Parish Church. https://www.facebook.com/DunmoreCS/videos/1861230250850346/
On Thursday 12th December, Claire from Athlone Institute of Technology gave an informative talk to our Leaving Certs. AIT was recently named The Sunday Times Institute of Technology 2020. See www.ait.ie for further details.
In line with current best practice, Dunmore Community School is going Cashless. Going forward, payments to the school will be issued via text and email and payment can be made online and a receipt issued instantly.
Please note, payments may be made via the text sent to you, or via the email link sent out. We have also installed a debit card payment machine in the office for anyone having difficulty with the online method. However, we have no doubt you will find the method we have chosen is the simple, safe and extremely user-friendly.
We intend to roll this feature out with our current 3rd and 6th years for the upcoming Mock Fees later this week/early next week.
Best of luck to our former students Barbara Hannon, Lucy Hannon , Sarah Conneally & Olivia Divilly who are members of the Galway Senior Ladies Football team. We wish them & their fellow team mates & management all the best in the All Ireland Final on Sunday when they compete against Dublin. All four ladies were great sports stars in our school & were part of very successful football teams here in DCS.
Best of luck to our former students Barbara Hannon, Lucy Hannon, Sarah Conneally & Olivia Divilly who are part of the Galway Ladies Football team who play Mayo tomorrow in Croke Park in the All Ireland final. Best wishes to our former student Eilis Ronayne who is no 4 for Mayo. It will be a great battle between the two teams.
During this exciting time of Leaving Cert results and CAO offers, I would like you all to take a moment to remember, Ms Jessica Moore, the 19-year-old girl who sadly passed away at her debs on August 12th. Jessica, from Loughrea, Co. Galway, the niece and Godchild of Ms Maire Kavanagh, our French teacher.
Jessica was an exceptionally talented young woman with a bright future ahead of her. As our students collected their results and receive their CAO offers, Jessica never got to see her fantastic results due to one mistake. Ms Kavanagh & Jessica’s heartbroken parents, Brendan and Catherine, wish that students understand how 1 simple decision can have such devastating consequences for you and your family. Please slow down, think and be careful.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam, May she Rest in Peace.