St Dominic’s earned a hard-fought draw today vs Scoil Santain in a local Tallaght derby today in Dodder Valley Park.

Unbelievable play by the Dominic’s girls meant that they went into half time with a 2-0 to 0-0 lead.

With the winds at their back, Scoil Santain clawed themselves back into the game with a couple of well-taken goals. However, St Dominic’s kept the pressure up and scored another 2 goals to earn a well-deserved point.

Rebecca (6th) was awarded the player-of-the-match.

Team: Aoife, Aisling, Maryam, Rebecca (6th, C), Andrea, Esther, Ella, Gloria, Sarah, Jessica, Robyn and Rebecca (4th).

St Dominic’s now look forward to the 1-4 final of Corn INTO in the coming weeks.

Our School’s iPad Investment

Our school recently invested in a collection of new iPads for educational use. This is a major cost to the school but we believe it will be worthwhile in offering further learning opportunities to our pupils. Our teachers, led by the school’s ICT team, have been busy researching, ordering, installing and learning about the educational apps and other technology for use in the classroom. The iPads compliment our existing ICT provision, which includes a computer room, interactive whiteboards in every classroom, laptops and other specialist equipment.

iPads will be available for all classes in the school, junior and senior, as well as resource and special education groups. Their use is governed by our school’s “Acceptable Use Policy” and will always be under the supervision of a teacher. We would ask for some patience as we work through any potential teething problems. The number of devices available is quite limited at present, but it is our hope that by the end of the school year, all pupils will get an opportunity to use the devices in class.

Here’s a couple of snaps of our 5th Class pupils using iPads for the first time. We are looking forward to seeing more of these used in the time ahead!

You’ll never walk alone in Ms.Hogan’s class…

We are so excited about Liverpool reaching the semi-final in the Champions League …. bring it on 😉