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In June we reached the 100,000 visitor mark on our website http://www.stdominicsns.ie. Since we launched our website in the Summer of 2012 we have had consistent growth in our visitor numbers. It has now become the primary medium for sharing news and information within the school community.

All the extra attention was a bit too much for our website however and it had to get some upgrades recently. We are back online now and we will be giving the website a facelift in September. Please email the school on secretary.stdominics@gmail.com and let us know what additions you would like to see on our website next year.

Since we have been offline we said goodbye to our 6th class. Check out the Class of 2015 Graduation Video below

Enjoy the remainder of the Summer holidays

Séamus Vaughan

Principal

Teddy Bears’ Picnic 

Senior Infants had lots of fun at our outdoor picnic today!! The sun was shining, and we had great fun playing with all of the different toys!! We introduced out teddies first – the teddies liked sitting in the shade while we played ! We had lovely cold ice pops to cool us down!! It was a change to eat our lunch outside too!! We’re trying to make the most of our last few days in senior infants! ☀️☀️☀️ 

       

Rang 6 Tour to Carlingford

Before our sixth class finish up in St Dominic’s next week, they made some great memories on their school tour to Carlingford Adventure Centre yesterday. The class took part in kayaking, pier jumping and laser combat. See our Class Twitter Account for a video of those who took on the pier jumping challenge, and see below for some pics of a great day!

   
                           

Staffing 2015/2016

Our staffing and classroom allocation is set out below. 2015/2016 School year will see 13 mainstream classes in the school with some classes in new locations. We welcome Laura Murphy and Jane Hogan from Scoil Cholmcille back to our teaching staff. We also welcome Susan Clarke and Sinead Caulfield back to the teaching staff for 2105/2106 school year

Staffing 2015/2016

Junior Infants A      Ms Larkin

Junior Infants B       Ms Considine

Senior Infants A      Ms Pyne

Senior Infants B      Ms Shanahan

1st Class                   Ms Byrne

2nd Class                  Ms Clarke

1st/2nd Class           Ms Murphy

3rd Class                   Ms Hickey

4th Class                   Ms Higgins

3rd/4thClass             Ms Hogan

5th Class                   Ms Farrell

6th Class A                 Mr Looney

6th Class B                 Ms Caulfield

LS English                  Ms McHugh

LS Maths                   Ms Gleeson

Resource 1               Ms Breathnach

Resource 2               Ms Wall

EAL                            Ms O’Donovan

Support                     Ms Meenan

HSCL                          Ms Coady

Principal                    Mr Vaughan

Rang 6 Hike in Glendalough

6th Class took advantage of the stunning weather on a wonderful hike in Glendalough today. Our 10km walk took us from the Upper Lake car park, past Poulanass waterfall, through the forest, up the Spinc, along the cliffs and through the Glenealo Valley. When we crossed the river, we walked back along the far side of the valley through the Miner’s Village and along the Miner’s Road, back to the car park.

We took in some wonderful views, saw wild deer and goats, examined some of the local geology and natural geography, and learned about the history and toponyms (place names) of the area. We even got in for a paddle (and, for some, a swim!) in the river!

Thanks to Ms Meenan and Ms Wall – and her dog, Lola – for joining Mr Looney and Ms Hoey. Well done to all the girls and boys on a great achievement in completing the hike. As we head towards the end of our time in St Dominic’s, we had a very enjoyable, and very memorable day out! 

                                         

Swimming Gala 2015

Well it was that time of year again when 26 pupils ranging from 3rd to 6th class along with Ms Higgins, Ms Gallagher, Ms Meenan and Ms Breathnach set off to Tallaght Leisure Centre for the annual swimming gala. And what a great day we had! I would like to say well done to everyone who took part and did St Dominic’s proud!! I would also like to say thank you to everyone who turned up to support us! Pictures will be uploaded as soon as possible! Roll on next year!!