TY Debating

Well done to our TY Debating Team who took part in a debate today with Presentation College Tuam. A great day was had in Pres Tuam! Congrats to Sean Ryan, Niamh Doorey, Conor Mitchell and Jane Ryder who represented Dunmore and won best team, and to Sean Ryan for winning best individual speaker.

Chess – Connaught Finals

Congratulations to the four teams who represented Dunmore Community School in the Connaught Chess finals today in Galway. Two teams have qualified for the all Ireland finals.
Well done to all of those involved, special thanks to the TY students who helped out so much with training and organising the teams and to Ms Brogan for all her work.

Gratitude Board

Expressing gratitude has been shown to have positive effects on adolescents and adults. Recently, our first year CSPE class expressed their gratitude in a classroom project and our creative Transition Years put an artistic design to it. Our Gratitude board is on display beside our chapel. Our TY’s and first years are very proud of their work.

Thank you to all who participated in this collaboration, a special thanks to Amy burns and her team who created and painted our gratitude board, and to Ms Brogan who oversaw the project. 


TY Debating

Ms Donnellan, with our Ty Debating team – Conor Mitchell, Sean Ryan, Sean Murray, Niamh Doorey & Jane Ryder pictured with the St Jarlaths Team and their teacher Ms O’ Connor.

Well done to our TY Debating Team who took part in a debate on Friday with St. Jarlaths. This was their 1st venture into Debating, but they performed excellently. Congrats to Sean Ryan who won best speaker, and Niamh Doorey and Jane Ryder who were on the winning opposition team. Special thanks to Ms Donnellan for all her work with our team and in organising the competition.




TY Swimming Course

Our Transition Year students started their 6 week ‘Jaws’ swimming course today in Coral Leisure, Tuam. This course aims to develop and improve all swimming techniques and strokes with a water safety element important for life skills. A game of water polo finished the class for a very enjoyable January start!

Leaving Cert Christmas Dinner 2017

A little later than planned, our Leaving Certs enjoyed the Annual Christmas Dinner today in the School Auditorium prepared by our LCA students and some TY’s and expertly served by the LCA students and staff of DCS. Luckily, there was plenty left over, so the hardworking LCA class where also able to enjoy the fruits of their labour.

On behalf of the Leaving Certs I’d like to thank all the students and staff involved in planning and preparing today’s lunch. Well done on a job well done.

Trip to Medtronic

Transition Year Students along with their teachers Ms Clesham and Mr Campbell enjoyed a very informative day at Medtronic, Galway recently. They learned about life changing technologies which improve the way diseases are treated. Through practical workshops they were able to find out about products which extend peoples’ lives and take away pain. The students were fascinated with how the company works and learned about possible careers in this area. We are so thankful to Elaine Keaveney and her team for organising such a worthwhile day for the students and for the hospitality shown on the day. It certainly generated a lot of discussion afterwards among the students. It was a privilege for the students and teachers to be able to partake in such an interesting and informative  day at Medtronic. 

Transition Year Wax Museum

Our Transition Year Students created a Wax Museum in Dunmore CS to day as part of their Drama Classes with Ms Grehan. They chose a character of their choice and dressed to portray these characters.  Teachers & students came to see their interpretation of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. It was a challenging experience for the students keeping still for long periods, but was really enjoyable. 
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