During our building works a little issue of 30 or 40 thousand bees caused a small delay in the fitting of our external lighting. As much as we would love to have left them in their natural hive, the position of it was unsuitable. They have now been carefully removed and are happily located in a much more suitable location and home!
We are delighted our planning permission application for 30m2 of Photovoltaic Panels has been granted by Galway Co Co, During the summer these panels will be fitted to the south facing roof of our building to further enhance our green energy rating.
Congrats to all our students who graduated last Thursday. We celebrated their achievement by holding a LC/LCA Graduation Mass and Awards Ceremony, followed by some light refreshments and tea.
We hope you enjoyed the evening in DCS and the rest of the night! Special congrats to our “Claudia Gavin Student of the Year” award winner Colin Comer, the “Anne Flynn Science Award” winner Leah Noone and the “Pat Heaney Music Award” joint winners Colin Comer, the Sports Star Awards Dylan Hanley and Alife Sheehy, and the inaugural Sisters of Mercy Award winner Chloe Fleming. Also congratulations to all our Award Winners and those who received Certificates yesterday, and of course to all our students who graduated on the night. We are very proud of all of you.
On Thursday 4th April, two staff members from Tuam Cancer Care gave a very informative talk to our 5th and 6th Year LCVP students. They spoke about the wonderful work that is done by the centre and how they survive on donations and fundraising. They highlighted the important fact that healthy eating and exercise can help prevent people from developing cancer.
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Following the enormous success of our own musical ‘The Sound of Music’, 22 of our students jumped at the opportunity to travel to Castlebar to see the musical ‘Blood Brother’s’ yesterday – a great afternoon was enjoyed by all!
Blood brothers is currently on show in the TF Royal in Castlebar. It is an extraordinary production with some phenomenal acting, singing, staging and energy. We all came away in awe. Definitely offering some food for thought for our next production.
Ms. Scarry assisted by the Transition Year and LCA students in Dunmore Community School hosted a very successful Careers Expo in the school on Friday 8th March. Our 3rd year, TY, LCA, 5th and 6th year students got a fantastic opportunity to speak to representatives from 30 information stands which included third level colleges and universities, financial institutions and local construction and pharamaceutical industries. It was wonderful to welcome parents to participitate in this very informative event as well as students and staff from other post primary schools in the local area. Now that a little time has passed since the event hopefully students have had time to process the information they gathered and this is helping them make informed choices about TY, LCA and senior cycle subject choice options. Our 6th year students can also use this information to help them prepare for upcoming PLC interviews, decide on CAO ‘change of mind’ options or deciding on apprenticeships that they are interested in.
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.