Extended Christmas Holidays

The Department of Education has deferred reopening of schools until Monday the 11th January to allow the school community time to follow public health advice and to minimise any contacts before the return to school.

In an announcement yesterday, Minister Foley said:

“It is a key objective of Government that our children and school staff can attend school safely. This has been achieved through the valiant efforts of all members of the school community, and the additional supports put in place. The government has considered carefully the public health data analysis regarding schools, which is hugely reassuring and shows that schools continue to be safe places.

 

The Christmas school break will be extended for three additional days to 11 January. This will allow every member of the school community to follow public health advice closely and minimise their contacts before children return to school.

Children, young people and their parents and school communities have been extremely responsible to date in ensuring that they follow the public health guidelines. It is really important that everyone continues to do this, so that we can all support the safe operation of our schools.”

End of Term Fun – Happy Christmas 2020

Well done to the Student Council who went to great lengths to organise fun activities for our end of term yesterday. Family Fortunes, Kahoot quizzes and raffles were all organised and ran by them and provided lots of fun and prizes to end the term. Unfortunately, our usual gathering in the auditorium for Carols, prayer service and Bingo couldn’t take place due to Covid restrictions but thanks to the efforts of many of our school community we were able to have an enjoyable day to mark the end of a long hard term.

Thanks to the Religion and Music departments for organising our Christmas Carol and Prayer Service which was prerecorded and played to all classrooms and also huge thanks to the Student Council and the TYs who went to great lengths to ensure our school was decorated beautifully and in festive cheer for the past few weeks.

I would also like to congratulate and thank the student and staff body for the efforts they have made to keep COVID in-check in our school since August. Your continued cooperation and efforts are greatly appreciated by all in Dunmore CS and the wider community.

I would also like to thank you all for the resilience and support you have all offered each other since October. It has been a very difficult few months for our school community, one where we relied on each other for help, friendship and support. I encourage all students to please continue this with each other over the Christmas break and to reach out to parents/guardians/DCS staff or appropriate services if they need extra support. Please remember Pages 25 & 26 of your Journal for relevant supports.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our students, staff, parents/guardians, past students and the wider community of Dunmore Community School a Happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful 2021.

DQuinn.

Christmas 2020

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Best of Luck

Dunmore Community School would like to wish the best of luck to our three 5th year students who are representing their counties at Minor football this weekend. This is a very unique occasion where we have three students representing three different counties.

From Left to right: Representing Roscommon- Dylan Coleman (Micheal Glaveys GAA), Galway- Jake Slattery (Dunmore  GAA) and Mayo- Tomas Ronayne (Davitts GAA).

Friday 18th 7:30
Roscommon v Galway
Sunday 20th 2:00
Mayo v Sligo

Planet Youth Ireland Leisurecard scheme Update

In case you missed the important webinar recently about Planet Youth, the Icelandic Leisurecard scheme, and the huge impact the scheme has had on a whole generation’s health and wellbeing in Iceland it is available online to view; on YouTube at https://youtu.be/1-0FbhAB4z8 also at https://planetyouth.ie/fristund-is-webinar/.

We are very hopeful that this scheme will be coming to the West of Ireland shortly, as a pilot for the country, and it represents a great opportunity for our children and our communities.

We encourage you to look at the end of the webinar from 48.13 and then go back over it later in full if you’re interested in learning more.

This scheme is being brought to cabinet by Anne Rabbitte TD shortly, and she is also advocating for it across several government departments in order to secure the necessary funding for a full-scale implementation here.  The intention is to get a properly funded 3-year pilot Leisurecard scheme for Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

If you’re interested in supporting this scheme could you please like/share the pinned posts about it on the www.facebook.com/planetyouthireland  or  www.twitter.com/planetyoutheire pages and ask your contacts and friends to do the same.

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