Our 2020 Prospectus is now available to view below and on our General Info Menu. I look forward to calling into the local National Schools and meeting the 6th class students over the coming weeks with information packs and enrolment forms.
Reminder: Our open night for incoming 1st years is taking place Thursday, 27th Feb @ 6:45 pm. We look forward to meeting you and showing you around our school.
Some of our Transition Year students attended ‘Break the Seal’ project at NUIG yesterday. This project focuses on connecting second-level students to the archival material, primary sources and collections of the James Hardiman Library at NUIG. The students will write a research study report on an event in history that interests them. Once completed It will be published by the University. We are looking forward to reading their work.
The aim of the programme is to support senior cycle history students as they complete their mandatory Research Study Report by connecting them with the important archives held at the James Hardiman Library at NUIG. During the campus visits students take a tour of the archives and get to engage with the documents held there as researchers.
Participating students engage in a series of workshops targeted at developing the following critical 21st Century Skills:
- Critical analysis
- Narrative expression
- Technological proficiency
Special thanks to Mark Molloy, Environmental Awareness Officer of Galway County Council, who came to visit our Green Schools Committee last week to talk to them about the importance of water conservation and reducing the use of plastic bottles. Thanks to the help of Mark, and the generous sponsorship of Galway County Council we had a water bottle filler and fountain installed before Christmas. Already, the Green Schools Committee have noticed a noticeable drop in the number of plastic bottles going into our recycling bins each day. They would like to encourage all students to please use refillable bottles each day to help in reducing our plastic usage going forward. @GalwayCounty @GalwayCoCo
Last week the 2B CSPE class had a Climate Action Workshop with a representative from the SEAI. Following on from the SEAI’s and the Dept Of Educations Deep Energy Retrofit Pilot grant, where Dunmore CS received huge funding last summer to make our school more energy-efficient, our 2B class decided to enter the One Good Idea competition.
One of our boys’ teams “The Binjas” had great success and they qualified for the Regional Finals and in preparation for this, they must create a 1 min film and 3 min Presentation Pitch that will be played in the Omniplex cinema Limerick on 25th February. The class explored impacts of recycling, experiments with CO2 Gas and thoroughly enjoyed it all. Best of luck to our Binjas who are fighting for climate action and keeping a keen eye on all to see if you are using the right bins…..Watch out!
Well done to our Student Council on the excellent end of year entertainment that they organised for us on Friday and the effort they put into decorating our school in the run-up to Christmas. Also thanks to our choir and Religion Department for the lovely Carol service we had.
Well done to Ms Walsh and our choir who performed at the annual parish Christmas Carol service on Sunday, the 15th December, in Dunmore Parish Church. https://www.facebook.com/DunmoreCS/videos/1861230250850346/
Well done to some of our 2nd Years who have completed a Christmas Themed mobile phone holder in their Material Technology Wood classes.
Well done to our LCA1 class who each completed a ‘Christmas Tree’ themed decoration this week in their Graphics & Construction class.
Well done to First Year Students who filled shoe boxes full of surprises as part of their CSPE Action Project. The shoe boxes were collected by Deirdre from Team Hope and are on their way to children in Eastern Europe or Africa.
A group of TY students attended NUI Galway’s School of Mathematics along with Ms Duignan. They got to meet with staff in the school and learn about the uses of Mathematics in the contemporary world.