TY Minicompany Booklet goes on Sale

Well done to our TY students Katie Heneghan, Molly Martyn, Niamh Nestor, Dylan Coleman & Tomas Ronayne who have just launched their publication called ‘My Sibling……then Me!’ as part of their mini-company.

Their mini-company is called “What about Me?”. Their aim was to create an awareness of people with Special Needs but in particular, they were interested in producing a resource for the siblings of people with Special needs.
The booklet “My Sibling…….then Me!” is written to help siblings of people with Special Needs to understand the disability and the difficulties, challenges and compromises they may have to make. This resource can also be used by parents, teachers and professionals who may need to have conversations with young people who may have a sibling with Special Needs.

It is now available to purchase directly from the website http://wam.dunmorecs.ie

Tomas Ronayne, Niamh Nestor, Dylan Coleman, Katie Heneghan & Molly Martyn,

Well done and best of luck to you on the sales of your fabulous publication!

Senior Cycle Enrolment 2020-2021

Unfortunately, we will be unable to hold our annual Senior Cycle options night this year due to the uncertainty of COVID-19. Therefore, we will be using an online application process. The link to the application form will be sent to all 3rd year and TY student school based email accounts tomorrow morning. The form requires both the student and parent/guardian to complete and I would advise doing so from a laptop or computer. The form can only be filled in from the link sent to the students’ email account. I will text parents to notify them when this link has been emailed.

Prior to the filling in the application form, please have a browse of the presentations from last year and some websites of relevance that will assist you in making the decision on what option your child should apply for.

Please get in contact if you have any queries at principal @dunmorecs.ie or mscarry @dunmorecs.ie or deputyprincipal @dunmorecs.ie

PLEASE NOTE: DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM IS THURSDAY the 26th MARCH.

Efflorescence – Through to the National Finals

DCS are thrilled to announce that Sarah, Riya and Niamh have made it through to the National Finals of Junk Kouture with their design Efflorescence on the 30th April in the 3 Arena. An incredible achievement for any students, but as one of the smallest schools involved, with no hired choreography or artistic consultants (as many other schools had access to!) this truly is a remarkable feat! These three students have worked tirelessly since September, hand-making every single element of the design. Their creativity, teamwork and efforts deserve to be highly commended. The girls are the first group of students from DCS to EVER make it through to the National Finals! A special shout out to our model Sarah who absolutely smashed her on-stage performance. Wishing the three of you every success in the next stage of the competition.

We are extremely proud of you and your amazing achievement.

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!!!

TY Tractor Run

Our TY’s are holding a fundraising Tractor Run on the 1st March starting from the Dunmore McHales GAA carpark. Registration taking place between 12 – 1 and then leaving the carpark at 1:30. Please note: Participants are required to provide valid licence and insurance details at registration to take part and must follow marshals instructions.

€20 per tractor and Vintage tractors welcome. Further information from Ms Scarry, Darragh W or Andrew G.

National Junior Volleyball Championships RD 1

Our Transition Year students organized & hosted the first round of the boys & girls Junior Volleyball Championships. As part of their P.E programme they completed a Volleyball Coaching Course. They used their knowledge to coach our junior teams, officiate & referee the games. We welcomed Roscommon CC for the girls competition and Colaiste na Eachreidh Athenry & Mary Immaculate Lisdoonvarna for the boys competition. Our teams will progress to the Cup stage of the competition. This is a new sport to our school and it gives our Transition Year students the opportunity to develop their leadership & organizational skills. 

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

TY French class

Last week in French class,, the TYs learnt about the ‘galette des rois’, a cake traditionally eaten in France during January to celebrate Epiphany. Félicitations to Javier and Molly who found the ‘fève’ and were crowned King and Queen for the day! 

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