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
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.
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
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.
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 our Student Council on the excellent end of year entertainment that they organised for us on Friday and the effort they put into decorating our school in the run-up to Christmas. Also thanks to our choir and Religion Department for the lovely Carol service we had.
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.