Book Rental/Student Fund

This year we are offering the option to call into the school to pay the book rental fee and collect your child’s books in advance of school starting back. Anne Marie will be available on Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th of August between 11 am and 4 pm in the Prefabs. Book rental is €140 for the first child and €70 for each subsequent child. School Journals are €10 each. Timetables will be available on VSWare towards the end of the week.

Well done to the LC & LCA Class of 2018-2019

Well done to all our Leaving Cert and LCA students who received their results today. As a school, we are delighted with the excellent results you achieved. We are very proud of your efforts and your grades,

We wish you all the best in your future endeavours, whatever route you may take. As I pointed out to you previously, these exams are just a stepping stone to an exciting and adventurous future, there are many paths open to you. It was lovely to chat with you all today and hear your plans for the future. Go n-éirí leat. D Quinn.

Ms Scarry will be available over the next few days to assist with any queries, please email her to arrange a meeting. Please note the national Exam helpline is available @ 1800265165

A few more photos of some more very happy students of Dunmore Community School. Well done to each and every one of you on your excellent results. You can all be very proud of your achievements,

Summer Reports Online

1st, 2nd and 5th-year reports are now available to view online via our VSWare system. You also have access to your child’s records, view their attendance, Behaviour and Term Reports. 

Please watch this 4 minute video for a clear explanation of how this works. Our VSWare portal is accessed via our website and with a Username and password that has been texted to you.  If you have any problems please email vsware@dunmorecs.ie for help or please call the office should you need the password sent out again. 

NB:- If you have more than 1 child in the school, there will be arrows under your child’s photo to allow you to move between each of your children.

It is now also possible to print the report by clicking in the top right fo the report and downloading the Word Version of the report.

Third in All Ireland Community Games Chess

We can be very proud that all our Chess players who gave their best efforts.  Unfortunately we came up against some very very good teams. Because we did so brilliantly over the last two years our expectations were high, but remember we beat some very good teams in Galway and Connacht – and winning 2nd & 3rd in All Ireland finals is actually a good return for the seasons work 🥈🥉Thanks to all the parents for getting everyone to Linerick today, and to all the practices. Thank you Angela & all the Kiltevna Garrafrauns Dunmore Community Games committee for all your help and encouragement in the lead up to today. 

Orientation Day

Today we welcomed two more students from Garrafrauns NS to have a look around our school and experience attending some classes. We hope they found the day useful. Special thanks to our excellent guides Ella & Chloe for their help and assistance today.

Deep Energy Retrofit Works eTender

Although the school will be closing for the summer break shortly, the school building will hopefully be busier than ever during the break as we are delighted to have finally reached the etender stage of our upcoming Deep Energy Retrofit. It is now available on https://www.etenders.gov.ie

All going well, and subject to budgets and the tendering process, during the summer we are going to see the 67 building, auditorium and canteen getting new windows & external doors, new piping & radiators and 200mm of external cladding insulating this building. The whole school will also be getting an energy efficient cascade Gas heating system installed to replace our aging inefficient oil fired heating system. The 2009 building will also have thermostatic valves incorporated into the existing system to allow for individual zoning of classrooms and common areas. We are also adding 2 draught lobbies to control heat loss from the building from the two main entrances to the building.

To further enhance our energy rating, we are also installing LED external lighting for the whole school grounds, which will complement the LED lighting we already have internally throughout the school. Hopefully, all of this work, plus the 19 Photovoltaic Panels will place our aging school building in an energy class comparable to many new builds.

We will be able to monitor and control our energy usage by a state of the art computerised Building Management System (BMS) and a simple traffic light system will show students and staff if our average energy usage is acceptable by showing green, amber or red.

Exciting green times ahead for DCS!

Orientation Day

It was lovely to welcome 3 Belmont NS students to our school today. This orientation visit helps prepare 6th class students for the transition from Primary to Secondary. We hope they enjoyed the day. I know they are really looking forward to joining us in August. Special thanks to our own students for minding them so well and to Ms Grehan for organising the visit.

Parent Rep for Upcoming BOM

The 3-year term of the current Board of Management of Dunmore Community School is coming to an end this academic year. If you would be interested in joining our next Board of Management as a parent nominee, please submit your name to the school office by Monday 20th of May by emailing bom@dunmorecs.ie by calling 093 38203 and we will include you for a possible ballot. If you would just like to inquire, please do so via the email or phone.

I would like to express my appreciation to my existing Board for their help, support and advice that they have offered me over the past 2 academic years since my appointment as Principal. In particular, our two existing parent nominees, Ms Helen Gildea & Ms Margaret Diskin.

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