Exchange Student from China

Best wishes to Kathy (KiaXin He) who has now returned to her home in China after spending three months with us here in DCS. During her time here with us, she had the opportunity of learning our culture, our language and attending classes. It was a pleasure to have had her with us.

Also, safe travels to our 2nd-year student, Hannah Kenny, who has now travelled back to China on a reciprocal exchange with Kathy for the summer. I hear Hannah is thoroughly enjoying experiencing Chinese culture, learning some of the Chinese language and she has already visited the Great Wall of China.

Good Luck to all our 3rd, 6th and LCA students at exam time

Wishing the very best of luck to all our students who are starting their exams tomorrow., Wednesday the 5th June, at 9.30 p.m. All the effort you have put in will reap rewards. You are in all in our thoughts and prayers. Just do your best!

Students should be in for 9 am at the latest to ensue they are ready and organised for the 9:30 start. Students are to wear full uniform.

During the period of the exams, should anything arise, please contact us immediately by email at: principal@dunmorecs,ie or cgreally@dunmorecs.ie or phone 093 38203.

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.

Third Years participated in Comhairle Na nÓg Workshop

On May 16th nine Third Year students travelled to Youth Work Ireland Centre in Tuam to attend a workshop with Comhairle Na nÓg. It centred on the environment and the problems caused by today’s society. 

We learned that not only are we a part of the problem, but a part of the solution as well. 

Firstly we had a talk from Mark Molloy about waste management. It benefited us because we learned how to sensibly manage resources. He taught us about alternatives to plastic and how to use less packaging. He shared pictures of turtles and other marine animals, wrapped in plastic, which has been discarded by humans. These were effective in expressing the problem in an eye-opening way. The frightening statistics made us question our actions and ourselves, on whether we are helping the environment to the best of our ability. 

We next got involved in a more hands on workshop. We got to interact with the students from different schools. We got to plant plants, which we learned helped with pollination. He encouraged us to refurbish abandoned places and small areas of land by planting plants. We got to make an outfit with scraps of old fabric. This was great fun, because we got to make a dress that we thought would not look nice at all, but we were wrong. It taught us that we can make use of unwanted materials. 

We are glad we got the opportunity to attend such a worthwhile workshop. It was a very enjoyable experience. We would be happy to attend another in the future.  Rebecca Gormley 3rd Year. 

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.

Third in All Ireland Community Games Chess

We can be very proud that all our Chess players who gave their best efforts.  Unfortunately we came up against some very very good teams. Because we did so brilliantly over the last two years our expectations were high, but remember we beat some very good teams in Galway and Connacht – and winning 2nd & 3rd in All Ireland finals is actually a good return for the seasons work 🥈🥉Thanks to all the parents for getting everyone to Linerick today, and to all the practices. Thank you Angela & all the Kiltevna Garrafrauns Dunmore Community Games committee for all your help and encouragement in the lead up to today. 

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