Binjas Win the Regional Finals

We are delighted to hear that our 2nd Year lads “The Binjas” have won the OneGoodIdea Junior Cycle Regional finals in Limerick this evening. A fantastic achievement for them, Ms Canny their mentor, and our school. #Onegoodidea #SEAI More details later.

Binjas fight for Climate Change in Limerick

Best of luck to our 2nd Year boys ‘The Binjas’ who travel to the Omniplex Limerick tomorrow for the SEAI One Good Idea Regional Finals! Their very creative film will be played on the big screen followed by a Presentation Pitch and then questioned by a panel of judges. Their idea to encourage the 3Rs – to promote Reusable bottles, Refilling and encourage Recycling in classrooms brings new life and energy into our green school with the dream to go Plastic Free. These boys have put lots of work into their campaign and we are all so proud of you so the very best of luck tomorrow! 

If you haven’t seen their fantastic video, you can view it here.

Old Tuam Society visit

Special thanks to Anne Tierney, President of The Old Tuam Society who joined us in DCS last week to give a presentation to our students who are involved in Breaking the Seal. The Old Tuam Society are participating with the Breaking the SEAL Programme (BTS), an NUIG initiative programme. The programme connects second-level students to the archival material, primary sources, and collections of the Hardiman Library at NUI Galway and the students own locality. Anne is mentoring some of the students, as they complete their mandatory research, and will provide access to archival material from the society. The winning article will be published in a forthcoming issue of the JOTS. For further information please see http://btsnuig.weebly.com/about.html

Junk Kouture 2020 – Efflorescence

Three of our talented TY students – Sarah, Riya and Niamh – participated in the Junk Kouture competition this year. They have made it into the regional finals with their incredible design; Efflorescence. This is the first time in a number of years that our school has made it into the regional finals, and we are very proud of our three hardworking and creative students.

Now the girls need our help to achieve their goal! 10% of their overall score at the regional finals is based on the number of votes they get between Monday the 10th (tomorrow) and Friday the 14th of February.

This is how to vote:
– go to app.junkkouture.com
– register or login into your account (please note the text can take a while to come back)
– filter the designs to the Western Region and Dunmore Community School, or type Efflorescence into the search bar
– then click vote on their design

Please do this every day until the voting closes on Friday the 14th. You can also earn super votes by entering words into the earn votes category or by sharing any design on Facebook or following Junk Koutures social media pages

The girls would really appreciate your support, every vote counts! Please make a big effort to vote daily for Efflorescence throughout the week. Thank you!!!

DCS Prospectus 2020

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.

Break The Seal Project with NUIG

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:

  • Collaboration
  • Critical analysis
  • Narrative expression
  • Technological proficiency

Green Schools – Water Bottle Filler

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

Climate Action Workshop

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!

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