Today some of the 6th class made use of the cookery room, while maintaining social distancing. On the menu today was pancakes.

Each pupil had their own utensils to make their pancake along with some instructions. We measured out the ingredients and followed the steps, incorporating some literacy and maths.

We then finished the pancakes with a selection of toppings and got to enjoy what they had made. We then cleaned up and sanitised to leave the cookery room ready for breakfast club.

Ms. Walsh’s class had fun in the sun

Ms. Walsh’s class took advantage of the lovely weather today and went outside to practice their letter and number formations using chalk! We played a sound game and topped it off with some fun drawings of their choice! Everyone had a great time 🙂

5th Class – Ancient Greece and Google Docs!

Well done to Mr Looney’s 5th Class who are combining history research on Ancient Greece with learning new computer skills.

The pupils researched various topics from Greek history using books from our school library, then typed out documents in their own words. They have learned to typeset, use fonts, sizes, colours and images.

Check out some of their fantastic effort along with some cool posters on Greek gods and goddesses below!

Basketball in Mr Fagan’s 5th Class

Mr Fagan’s 5th Class began an 8-week focus on basketball in PE last week.

All of our PE lessons will take place outside this year, so we’re lucky to have such a large school yard to use each week.

Here’s a picture of us all outside last Friday enjoying our PE lesson🏀🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏿‍♂️.

Mr Fagan’s 6th Class Confirmation

Mr Fagan’s 6th Class made their Confirmation today in St Dominic’s Church at 11am. It was a fantastic occasion which signalled an end to the children’s time in St Dominic’s NS. Thanks to Fr Larry and Sinead for all their hard work in preparing the Church following stringent public health advice to ensure a safe time for all. Thanks to all the parents for their support and it was fantastic seeing all the children again. Best of luck in secondary school. Mr Fagan.

Getting ready for a return

Our sensory room and school hall will be used for other functions this year, so we have created a safer outdoor space for pupils. This was a joint project with St Dominic’s Tots.

We will share information tomorrow on our website which will detail how we will make our school a safe place. We’re all looking forward to getting back to the classroom.

Séamus Vaughan, Principal

Summer Heroes Camp in St Dominic’s NS

Between Monday 10th August to Friday 14th August, St Dominic’s hosted our Summer Heroes Camp for 36 pupils spread across 4 groups. It was fantastic to welcome pupils back to our school building for the first time since March with all public health guidance implemented to ensure a safe and enjoyable time for all. The theme of our camp was ‘Spórt agus Spraoi’ and the children engaged in lots of cross-curricular literacy activities like baking, PE, art, music, ICT, drama and much more. Our two older groups even visited Tallaght Library on Friday and received lovely packs with stationery, balloons and other bits. Thanks to Mr Fagan, Ms Murphy, Ms Duffy, Mr Vaughan, Mr Brennan and Ms Tighe for all their help in running the camp so smoothly.

Confirmation 2020

Our two 6th Classes will make their Confirmations on Thursday 20th August (Mr Fagan’s class) and Friday 21st August (Mr Brennan’s class) at 11am on both days this year in St Dominic’s Church.

Mr Fagan’s class have a practice in St Dominic’s Church on Monday 17th August at 11.30am while Mr Brennan’s class have practice on Tuesday 18th August at 11.30am. At least 1 adult will need to accompany your child for these practices.

Please check your email addresses for emails with important information about preparation for the ceremony, including readings and prayers.

There is a strict public health attendance limit in place for each ceremony, with a maximum of 3 people (including your child’s sponsor) permitted to accompany your child on the day.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr Fagan, Mr Brennan or Sinead Fallon.

Happy Summer Holidays

Everyone at St Dominic’s NS would like to wish you all a happy, healthy summer holidays. Thank you for all your support this year.