End of another School Year

Well done to all our students who completed their House Exams the past few days. Study is provided for 6th and 3rd years tomorrow from 9 – 1:15. All other students can remain at home.

This evening we held our End of Year Awards Ceremony, and we were delighted to have Mr. Joe Healy, President of the IFA, come along to speak to our students and present our awards today. We really appreciate Joe taking time out of his busy schedule to join us today. Photos will be uploaded later.

Leaving Cert/Leaving Cert Applied Graduation

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.

Leaving Cert/LCA Graduation 2019

We look forward to welcoming the Graduation Class of 2019 and their families to Graduation Ceremony in the Sports Hall @ 5pm this Thursday. Please ensure your child is at the school by 4:50 as we are taking the class photo before the ceremony begins.

Please be seated in your family groups in the Hall before 5pm and save a seat for your son/daughter. The format for the evening is mass, awards and refreshments immediately afterwards.

Enterprise Final

Congratulations to our Skitts Intermediate Enterprise team who made it to the Student Enterprise Programme Final in Croke Park recently.  They did an amazing job to get there.  They came up with the idea of Skitts, a game which can be used in the Community Games Skittles Competition.  They sold it to Community Games participants and schools.  This highlights a great set of skills that will stand to the students in later life.  A huge thank you to your mentors PJ Mullin and Gary Lowe from Whizzkids and to the Breda and Gillian in the Galway Enterprise Office for your support.  Your teachers Mary Grehan and Anne Fallon really enjoyed working this fantastic team of students.  You showed great confidence when interviewed by the Judges.  Well done!

Galway Final Student Enterprise Competition

This year Dunmore Community School entered four teams into the Galway Final of the Enterprise Competition.

Intermediate Category:

  • Team 1: Cosy Mug Company designed mug cosies to keep that cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate piping hot!
  • Team 2: Skitts designed a unique game for use in the Community Games Skittle competition

Senior Category:

  • Team 3:  Halo Health Shots,created an immune-boosting beverage to lift the spirits of Irish teens.
  • Team 4: Casa de Spice designed a unique gingerbread house which were a huge hit at the Dunmore Christmas market last December.

This project fosters cross-curricular links within our school which we could not complete without the generosity of teachers.  Ms Fallon oversaw all projects from initial brainstorming to the final product. Ms Grehan had a huge involvement in organising the Skitts game.  She spotted the niche in the market at the Community Games competition last August.  She got a team of students behind her and they are well on the way to success.  Mr Burke gave generously of his time in the woodwork room.  He designed a template to help cut out the standers for the game.  We are indebted to him as he ensured the product was ready for the market.  Ms McManus guided Casa de Spice to making and decorating the gingerbread houses in time to meet the Christmas market.   Ms O’Reilly advised the Cosy Mug Company through the process of making the mug cosies.  She also created logos, posters and bunting with her Art classes that really caught attention on the day of the competition.

We were delighted to bring home three prizes on the day of the Galway Final.

  • Skitts won the Intermediate Category and they go on to represent Galway in the National Final in Croke Park on the 3rd of May.
  • Halo Health Shots won Best Health Product.
  • Ms Fallon won the teacher’s prize for the Best Educator.

Well done to all involved and a huge thank you to the mentors, Emily Corr, Tina Kelly and Liz McCarthy in the Adult class who guided the students through the many projects.  They also attended on the day of the Galway Final.

Safe Pass Course

Well done to 20 of our Senior students who did a Safe Pass Course in school recently & all passed with flying colours. Safe Pass Training Courses are mandatory under the construction regulations 2013, The Safe Pass training programme is for construction site personnel working at any type of construction works.

Business Studies Awards

We would like to congratulate Conor Naughton and Holly Redington, who attended The Junior Certificate Business Studies Awards Ceremony at NUI Galway, which celebrated their fantastic achievement of an “A” grade in Higher Level Business Studies.  Well done to both of them and their teacher, Ms Martina Duignan.

L-R: Dr Gerard Turley, from the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics., Conor Naughton, Holly Redington and their teacher Ms. Martina Duignan.

DCS End of Year Awards 2018 – with Special Guests Joe Canning and Jason Flynn

Special thanks to our two special guests Joe Canning and Jason Flynn who made a special appearance yesterday for our End of Year Awards. It was an honour to welcome them both to Dunmore CS.

Well done to all our Award winners on their fantastic achievements during the year. We are proud of all of you.

We hope you all have a relaxing Summer.

Claudia Devlin with Joe Canning and Jason Flynn

Mia Donoghue receives the Padraic Gilmore Art Appreciation Award. Pictured are Joe Canning, Mia Donoghue, Pat Gilmore past Principal of DCS and father of Padraig Gilmore and Jason Flynn

Congrats to our past students David Burke, Rachel Murphy and Niamh Knightly who all achieved over 600 points in the 2017 LC. Rachel Murphy and David Burke were presented with their trophies by Joe Canning and Jason Flynn.

Congrats to Niall Cloonan who was presented the Declan Joyce Excellence in Woodcraft Award 2018 by Paddy and Janette Joyce.

James Quinn, Winner of the Claudia Gavin Student of the Year Award with Joe Canning and Jason Flynn.

Micheál Burke was the winner of the Anne Flynn Science Award 2018.

Derbhla Neenan was the Senior Ladies Sportstar winner and Adam Canny was the Senior Boys Sportstar winner.

Christine Gleeson who hasn’t missed a day in 6 years.

Aoife Sheehy with Joe Canning and Jason Flynn.

The Turner sisters and their cousins with Joe Canning and Jason Flynn

Laura Burke and Rachel Turner were the joint winners of the Pat Heaney Music Award.

Andrea Delaney won an award for full attendance for three years

Eoin Nicklin won an acedemic award and an award for his participation in school events

Catriona Ronayne amd Megan Naughton meet the hurlers !

Second Year Students with Joe Canning and Jason Flynn

Ann Marie Gannon with the hurling stars

P.E. teachers, Sinead Canny and Mary Grehan

Deputy Principal, Margaret Griffiths with the guests of honour on awards day

Principal Declan Quinn, Deputy Margaret Griffiths and Councillor Peter Feeney, Chairman of the Dunmore CS BOM with Joe Canning and Jason Flynn

First Year award winners with Joe Canning and Jason Flynn



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