JP II Awards

Thanks to Trish Gallagher who spoke to our TY’s today about the John Paul 11 Awards (JP11). These awards recognise young peoples commitment to faith and community. We are also very proud of our 5th-year students who will be receiving their awards in November in Knock.

Maths Week at DCS!

Today marks the start of “Maths Week” at Dunmore Community School. Some of the activities include a deal or no deal competition, daily maths puzzles, guess how many sweets are in the jar and a maths quiz for first years.  A new maths puzzle will be posted on each maths teachers door each morning, so to take part you can submit your answers to your maths teacher or give them to Ms. Duignan.  Best of luck to everybody!

JC Results 2019

Best wishes to our TY, LCA and 5th years students who will receive their JC results tomorrow. They will also be available online from 4 pm at www.examinations.ie using their Exam Number and Pin that Ms Greally gave them this week.

In light of former JC results celebrations throughout the country, we have organised a workshop “Stay Safe, Stay Sober” for tomorrow also. We hope our students will find this as beneficial as previous years have.

Teacher Inspire Nomination

We are delighted to hear that our previous teacher and now Principal, Mr Declan Quinn has been shortlisted in the inaugural Teachers Inspire Awards 2019. Declan was nominated by a past student, Robert Hughes and his parents, Christopher and Cathy, for the help, support and encouragement he gave Robert, who joined DCS in 2013. Robert, who experiences mental health difficulties. has a love of woodwork, which was fostered and encouraged by Mr Quinn in the classroom. This support has continued since Declan became our Principal in 2017.

He is one of twenty teachers from across Ireland who has been the shortlisted for the inaugural Teachers Inspire Ireland initiative. The initiative, which is focused on highlighting the enormous contribution made by teachers in Irish society, was launched by DCU earlier this year, with the support of businessman and philanthropist Dermot Desmond.

Picture shows Dr. Anne Looney, Executive Dean of the Institute of Education at DCU and Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU with some of the teachers who have been included on the Teachers Inspire shortlist, along with the people who nominated them.

Earlier this year, DCU called for members of the public to share their personal stories of how a teacher transformed their lives and / or their community. The 20 teachers announced on Monday – five from each province – have been shortlisted from over 400 entries received from every corner of Ireland. None of the teachers knew they were nominated in advance.

Announcing the shortlist in DCU, Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, said: “The entries submitted to Teachers Inspire Ireland demonstrate just how significant a role teachers play in Irish life. “We received stories about teachers dealing in an inspirational way with major societal challenges. We received stories of teachers who have played – and continue to play – a key part in helping individuals and whole communities adapt to change. “The nominations highlighted teachers dealing with issues such as homelessness, mental health, immigration, unplanned pregnancies, gender identity support, community regeneration, and climate change. They were submitted by schoolchildren, parents, and people whose schooldays are long behind them but who remember their teachers with great fondness and gratitude. “What is abundantly clear from the nominations received is the extent to which so many teachers go above and beyond their ‘job description’. It was extraordinarily difficult to select a shortlist of 20 from all the amazing stories we received. However, the 20 teachers being celebrated have had truly lasting and transformative impacts on the lives of their students and on their wider communities.”

Entries to Teachers Inspire were reviewed by a panel chaired by former President of Ireland Mary McAleese. In October, four of the shortlisted teachers – one from each province – will receive the inaugural Teachers Inspire Ireland Desmond Awards. We wish Mr Quinn all the best in October.

JC Results Update

Please find below an update from the Department on the issue of this year’s Junior Cycle Results.

In publishing the 2019 examination timetables, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) indicated that the results of the 2019 Junior Cycle examinations would issue to schools in late September. At this time I can advise that the results of the 2019 Junior Cycle examinations will be in schools and published online on Friday 4th October 2019.

Kind Regards, State Examinations Commission

Best of Luck!

Dunmore Community wants to wish our three students, Brendan Carr, Conor Mitchell and Shane McGrath the very best of luck in the All Ireland Minor Final on Sunday.
The School are very proud of there achievements so far and hopefully, we’ll get to see the Tom Markham Cup back in the school very soon!!  

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