During this exciting time of Leaving Cert results and CAO offers, I would like you all to take a moment to remember, Ms Jessica Moore, the 19-year-old girl who sadly passed away at her debs on August 12th. Jessica, from Loughrea, Co. Galway, the niece and Godchild of Ms Maire Kavanagh, our French teacher.
Jessica was an exceptionally talented young woman with a bright future ahead of her. As our students collected their results and receive their CAO offers, Jessica never got to see her fantastic results due to one mistake. Ms Kavanagh & Jessica’s heartbroken parents, Brendan and Catherine, wish that students understand how 1 simple decision can have such devastating consequences for you and your family. Please slow down, think and be careful.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam, May she Rest in Peace.
Student timetables are now available on VSWare. Please ensure you choose a date during the school term to see the timetable. Anne Marie will be available tomorrow in the prefab from 11 – 2 if you wish to collect your books, otherwise please ensure you have the book rental fee and €10 for the journal on the day of return.
Victory Tour of Galway U16 All Ireland Champions underway this morning from Claregalway. Arriving at Dunmore Square at 8:10 pm this evening. Come along and celebrate their All Ireland U16 victory with Mairead Glynn & teammates.
This year we are offering the option to call into the school to pay the book rental fee and collect your child’s books in advance of school starting back. Anne Marie will be available on Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th of August between 11 am and 4 pm in the Prefabs. Book rental is €140 for the first child and €70 for each subsequent child. School Journals are €10 each. Timetables will be available on VSWare towards the end of the week.
Well done to all our Leaving Cert and LCA students who received their results today. As a school, we are delighted with the excellent results you achieved. We are very proud of your efforts and your grades,
We wish you all the best in your future endeavours, whatever route you may take. As I pointed out to you previously, these exams are just a stepping stone to an exciting and adventurous future, there are many paths open to you. It was lovely to chat with you all today and hear your plans for the future. Go n-éirí leat. D Quinn.
Ms Scarry will be available over the next few days to assist with any queries, please email her to arrange a meeting. Please note the national Exam helpline is available @ 1800265165
A few more photos of some more very happy students of Dunmore Community School. Well done to each and every one of you on your excellent results. You can all be very proud of your achievements,
Best of luck to all our LC and LCA students who will receive their results next Tuesday, the 13th Aug. Results will be available after 9 am from Mr Quinn. Please go to the prefabs as the main building is still not accessible.
Ms Scarry will be available from 9 – 11 on the 13th. Following the CAO offers, she will also be available on Thursday to assist with any queries in person or via email.
The installation of our 19 photovoltaic panels (c. 5 kW) is now complete. Since 3 pm yesterday, they have already produced 28kWh, a saving of €5.32. These panels produce electricity in daylight, not just direct sunlight. Each day, students, staff and visitors to the school will be able to monitor the output on a display unit in the front hall. This data is also available to the public via this link: http://www.ginlongmonitoring.com/Terminal/TerminalMain.aspx?come=Public&pid=90380
It has been a busy summer here in Dunmore CS. Our building works are progressing extremely well and we hope to have everything completed for the 26th August, the first day of term for our incoming 1st years.
At this stage, the old heating system has been completely removed and new pipework and radiators fitted throughout the old building and redecoration started. Our old inefficient oil burners are now gone and they have been replaced by four energy-efficient gas-fired boilers. We are just waiting for the installation of our bulk gas tanks. Our boiler room has been completely refitted with a state of the art building management system. Classrooms have been fitted with individual thermostats to control the temperature of each room and a draft lobby is being added to the front hall this week.
The 200mm external insulation is progressing well, with plastering started on some parts of the building already. Phase one of our new energy efficient double glazing and external doors were fitted last month, and the final phase started today, Once these are fitted, the rest of the external insulation will be completed. and the remaining external LED lighting will be fitted.
The installation of our 19 solar panels has also begun and will hopefully be completed in the next few days.