Climate Change Action

Our Green Schools Committee are focusing their efforts on tackling climate change as they work towards achieving their 7th green flag for global citizenship – energy. Two of our very concerned pupils, Zoe and Mia Butchart, suggested a non-uniform day to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund’s relief efforts in Australia. In total, our …

This year Miss Duffy’s 5th class have been learning lots about climate change. We have designed posters and even went on a climate strike. When we returned from our Christmas break, the bushfires in Australia were a hot topic! We researched the devastation that they were causing and were horrified to read that the fires …

Last Friday Mr Ward’s 2nd class made bird feeders in the cookery room with Ms Brady from the Green Schools Committee and Evan from 6th class. They used recycled plastic bottles with an opening cut into them for the birds to reach the seeds. First Ms Brady cut up cooking fat, melted it in the …

Ideas for Christmas Shoeboxes

A few pupils were asking what kinds of things they could bring in for the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox appeal. Ms Brennan’s 3rd class had the great idea of grouping items by type, which you will see in the photos below. Well done to the girls and boys, parents and staff for all the hard …

St Dominic’s Green Schools Committee are organising a Christmas shoebox collection for Team Hope in our efforts, as global citizens, to support others outside of Ireland. The festive period is a busy, exciting time for many of us so it is fitting to spread the joy with children who are less fortunate. We can only …

Last week was Climate Action week. Some of our classes wrote their own pledges to make a small change to protect our climate. Mr Ward’s second class watched a short informative video with ideas that we could all follow. Then each child chose one idea that they could work on this year. 2nd class writing …

Ms Tighe’s 5th class have been reading the novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio. We have also been filling a jar with marbles for kind acts carried out in and outside the classroom. This week we filled the jar and today we watched the first half of the movie with popcorn!

A Powerful Message from 5th Class

Check out 5th class’ mural they made this week, taking inspiration from a quote in our class novel Wonder. Special shout out to Regina and Daria for their excellent work on the lettering. There can be a lot of pressure on young people to ‘fit in’ or be like everybody else but like each flicker …

Friendship and anti-bullying in 5th Class

Ms Tighe’s fifth class have begun reading Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. The novel centres on Auggie Pullman, a boy born with a severe facial difference who is starting in the 5th grade, having been previously home-schooled. Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid – but his classmates can’t get past …

Ms Tighe’s 5th class put their cookery skills to the test today making a version of Neven Maguire’s family chicken curry. In science, the class were learning about nutrition and the food pyramid and that in order to have a balanced diet we need a mixture of the different shelves on the pyramid with some …