The two-week Easter break is time to gain ground ahead of June’s State exams, but not to the point of burnout, says Aileen Lee of the Irish Examiner. For the parents of students sitting the Junior or Leaving Certificates, the two-week Easter break carries the pressure of what can realistically be achieved study-wise. During the break, students can get ahead with their study and get into a better mind-frame for their State exams in June, but only so much can be done in two weeks..….
A lovely day of celebration was organized by Transition Year students for our First Year students and their Grandparents. Fr Fergal Cunnane celebrated a lovely Mass and all the First Years were very proud to participate in the Liturgy. They displayed photographs and a collage remembering all their grandparents . Ms Annette Walsh and her choir added to the occasion with their lovely hymns and songs. There was great entertainment with music , song and dance following refreshments. All enjoyed a lovely day and it is hoped there will be many more occasions to celebrate the school and parish links.
Reminder: Ms Helen Butler is giving an Internet Safety Talk on Thursday 11th April at 7:30pm in the school auditorium, It was organised for 1st year parents, however, all parents are invited to attend this important talk. We feel there is a great need to inform everyone in the area of Internet and Mobile phone safety, as this is an ever-changing landscape. After attending this talk we hope parents will go away with some relevant digital safety tips and advice. We look forward to seeing you there.
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.
A Senior Cycle Options Information Evening will take place next Thursday, the 21st March, in the school Auditorium for current 3rd year and TY students and their parents/guardians.
Starting at 7:00 pm for our current 3rd Year students/parents and then at 7:30 pm our current Transition Year students/parents are asked to join us. (Please note: following the Options information evening, their will be a short information meeting in relation to the TY school tour for this May)
Just a reminder that our Careers Expo takes place tomorrow in the Sports hall starting at 10:00 am. We are delighted to have J.J. Rhatigan and Coffey Group also joining the list of exhibitors. We are extending the invite to parents who may wish to attend with their child, and anyone that feels it would be of interest to them. Local schools have also been invited to attend.
The Guidance Department in Dunmore Community School are hosting a Careers Expo on Friday 8th March from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm in the Sports Hall. There will be a wide variety of further and higher education institutes hosting information stands from all over the country. It promises to be a very informative morning where parents, students and the local community will be welcome to ask questions and gather information. Other schools are welcome to bring their students along, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how many will be attending.
of Information Stands Confirmed for Careers Expo 2019
Best of luck to the students, crew and production Team of our Musical “The Sound of Music” who perform their opening Matinee this morning @ 10 am in front of 280 primary school students, their teachers and our first years. We, as a staff, are very proud of the hard work, dedication and commitment of our students involved with the musical. I assure you of a thoroughly enjoyable show for all who attend, going by the fantastic full dress rehearsal on Tuesday. Please note their are some tickets still available for the 3 nights but they are selling fast. Those attending please be seated by 7:45 pm each night.
Dunmore CS is a hive of activity this week as we fine tune everything for this Thursday’s opening night. Our students have put a huge effort into our Musical to ensure an excellent night’s entertainment for the audience. If you still have to get your tickets please do so quickly as we are getting close to selling out. Tickets can be bought in Howleys Eurospar, Dunmore CS Main office and in Quinns, Tuam.
To allow for final setup and organisation for the Musical, on Thursday, all students may go home at 1:15, Buses will run at this time. On Friday, 3rd and 6th years will have class as normal. All other students may remain at home on Friday or supervised study will be provided for those who wish to avail of it in school.