As per our calendar, please note the 5th Year and TY Parent Teacher Meeting takes place tomorrow at 4:15pm. 5th Year students are to accompany their parent/guardian. (Our TY students do not have to attend). Please notify Main Office @ 093 38203 by 1:15 pm if you are unable to attend.
On behalf of the Parent’s Council and DCS, we would like to express our thanks for the huge turnout we had on Thursday night for yet another fantastic table quiz. We would also to express our thanks to all who sponsored prizes, sent in donations and contributed in so many ways on the night.
On behalf of the school, I would like to express our gratitude to our hardworking Parent’s Council and to Mr Ollie Turner, the quizmaster on the night, for all the work and effort that they put into organising this quiz and making it such a fun night.
Our Parents’ Council are holding a Family Fun Table Quiz on the 6th Dec at 7:30 pm in the school. Please come along for a great night out with lots of fun, prizes and great craic. Our Quiz Master for the night is Mr Ollie Turner. Lots of spot prizes on the night – those that attended last year can testify to this.
Special thanks to all the local businesses that have so generously sponsored spot prizes for the night and to our Parents’ Council for organising this event. A Table of 4 is only €20.
Our Parents Council have put a lot of hard work into organising this quiz, so please come along and support them and your school. Please remember, all funds raised are to improve the school for all our students. Please spread the word and get your friends to come along to what has proven to be a fantastic fun night, that everyone who attends enjoys immensely.
The annual Dunmore Christmas Bingo fundraiser is being held in the Dunmore CS Sports Centre this Sunday, the 2nd December @ 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2:30 pm. This year, the funds raised will be divided between Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the purchase of a defibrillator for Dunmore CS.
As you are probably well aware, each year, Mary Mullin, a past student of the school, organises this fantastic fun event and everyone that attends has a great time. We would like to thank Mary, and all the sponsors of the event, for their generosity and kindness in organising and running this event every year.
Each family has been given a sponsorship card, and we would appreciate if you could please return the card before Thursday, the 29th Nov.
If any students or parents would like to help out on the day with baking goodies for the interval or helping serve tea they are more than welcome to assist. Please contact Mary Mullin to let her know you are available. Baked goods, buns etc can be dropped in on the day from 12:30.
Most importantly, please come along to support this fun event and raise funds for Templestreet Children’s Hospital and to hopefully raise enough funds to purchase a much-needed defibrillator for our school.
There will be a 3rd level information evening for parents of 6th-year students regarding 3rd level applications, CAO/PLC/Apprenticeships/SUSI/UCAS etc tomorrow night, Tuesday the 20th November at 7:30 pm in the school. We would strongly encourage that one parent from each household and your son/daughter in Leaving Cert attend.
Hopefully, all our students enjoyed the free breakfast and subsidised healthy dinners last week. From Tuesday, we are moving the free breakfast to 8:30 – 8:45 for a trial period. (It will still be available at 11:00 break but at a cost of €1.50.)
We will subsidise the dinners for the next 2 days and it will then return to its standard charge of €4.
Just a reminder that the school will be closed for students on Monday the 19th November due to Dept Wellbeing Training for all Staff on the New Junior Cycle.
Paul Gillen, Health Promotion Officer with the HSE visited today to further the school’s attempts to gain The Health Promotion School Flag. During the past number of terms, Paul has worked with Ms McGagh and Ms. McManus. Today he met with the Student Council and teachers Ms McGagh, Ms. Weadick and Ms. Doyle, Student Council Co-ordinator. He complimented the Council on their efforts this term to ensure that students of DCS can have a tasty, nutritious and very reasonably priced lunch each day in the canteen. Paul complimented the staff and management for the introduction of new programmes like Big Brother/Big Sister and the MindOut Programme for senior students, both of which we have introduced this year. These programmes, along with our other new initiatives, like our Tutor system, ensure that the well-being of our students is being kept as a top priority.
In addition to trialling healthy dinners, we are also going to trial a breakfast club at the 11 am break each day. Students will have the option of either:
- toast and juice/tea
- cereal and juice/tea
We intend to provide this for free at the moment on trial basis, again to gauge interest. Thanks again to #FoodforSchool for their support in this.