Extended Christmas Holidays

The Department of Education has deferred reopening of schools until Monday the 11th January to allow the school community time to follow public health advice and to minimise any contacts before the return to school.

In an announcement yesterday, Minister Foley said:

“It is a key objective of Government that our children and school staff can attend school safely. This has been achieved through the valiant efforts of all members of the school community, and the additional supports put in place. The government has considered carefully the public health data analysis regarding schools, which is hugely reassuring and shows that schools continue to be safe places.

 

The Christmas school break will be extended for three additional days to 11 January. This will allow every member of the school community to follow public health advice closely and minimise their contacts before children return to school.

Children, young people and their parents and school communities have been extremely responsible to date in ensuring that they follow the public health guidelines. It is really important that everyone continues to do this, so that we can all support the safe operation of our schools.”

NUIG Talk for 6th Yr students

On Monday 14th September, Ms. Caroline Duggan NUIG’s School Liasion Officer gave two informative talks to our 6A and 6B classes inline with Covid-19 guidelines. She presented information to students on the wide range of undergraduate courses that will be available to them in Sept 2021 including the re-introduction of a degree in Agricultural Science. She gave students information on the upcoming virtual open day that will take place on Saturday 24th October. For further information please visit the website: www.nuig.ie

New School Year 2020-2021

Following a few extremely busy weeks here in Dunmore Community School, we are looking forward to welcoming our students, both our existing and our new first years, back after a prolonged absence. As explained in the recent letter emailed to you all, we have put in place lots of procedures and protocols to ensure as safe a reopening as possible.

We ask parents and students to please watch the following 2 videos before the return to school and to have a look at the following handouts.

Please find attached our COVID-19 Response Plan for Dunmore CS.

Looking forward to welcoming our students back as per our reopening calendar.

 

Old Tuam Society visit

Special thanks to Anne Tierney, President of The Old Tuam Society who joined us in DCS last week to give a presentation to our students who are involved in Breaking the Seal. The Old Tuam Society are participating with the Breaking the SEAL Programme (BTS), an NUIG initiative programme. The programme connects second-level students to the archival material, primary sources, and collections of the Hardiman Library at NUI Galway and the students own locality. Anne is mentoring some of the students, as they complete their mandatory research, and will provide access to archival material from the society. The winning article will be published in a forthcoming issue of the JOTS. For further information please see http://btsnuig.weebly.com/about.html

DCS Prospectus 2020

Our 2020 Prospectus is now available to view below and on our General Info Menu. I look forward to calling into the local National Schools and meeting the 6th class students over the coming weeks with information packs and enrolment forms.

Reminder: Our open night for incoming 1st years is taking place Thursday, 27th Feb @ 6:45 pm. We look forward to meeting you and showing you around our school.

Welcome Back to a New Term

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 study@dunmorecs.ie 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.

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