Fáilte & Welcome
Céad Míle Fáilte to all our readers, whether parent, student, teacher, past student or someone interested to find out about our fine College.
Catherine Doyle received the DCU School of Physical Sciences 2008 Lynam Award, which is made to the overall best final year student of the BSc Applied Physics Graduating Class. Catherine has in fact been top of her class throughout the four years of her degree and is a worthy recipient of the prestigious award.
Catherine sat her Leaving Certificate examinations in Dominican College in 2004. She is currently continuing her studies in DCU and completing a PhD in Surface Physics under the supervision of Dr. Tony Cafolla. Well Done from all in DCGA.
We are delighted to announce a Gala Dinner will take place in The Great Hall, in Clontarf Castle Hotel on Friday 9th January, 2009 to mark this special occasion. This date is significant as it brings the 125th year celebrations to a close and commences the 25th year anniversary of the opening of the school on Griffith Avenue. This event hopes to bring together past students, past and present parents and staff, and friends of Dominican College.
The Gala Dinner promises to be a fantastic evening of dinner, dancing and reminiscing. The evening will commence with a champagne reception at 7.00pm followed by dinner, a guest speaker and music.
When purchasing your ticket/s please contact the person indicated beside your relevant category.
Past Pupils of Eccles Street - Ms. Lorraine McCool
Past Pupils of Griffith Avenue - Mr. Joe Curry
Past Staff - Ms. Fiona Smyth
Past & Present Parents - Ms. Sharon Karpick
Present Staff - Ms. Catherine Corry
Board of Management - Ms. Bernie Murray
Tickets will be on sale from Monday November 10th 2008.
If you are interested in organising or booking a table of ten, please contact us immediately to avoid disappointment as places are limited.
We look forward to seeing you in Clontarf Castle for an enjoyable evening.
125th Gala Dinner Committee
went on sale in the school on May 11th (Price €10).
Copies of the book can be purchased from the school after May 11th.
Phone 01-8376080 and we will post it to you.
A link to the show can be found below:
La Sheridan, as she became known to enthusiastic opera fans throughout Europe, was born Margaret Burke Sheridan in the town of
She was a pupil in
Celebrating 125 years of Dominican Education 1883 ~ 2008
Principal: Ms. Claire Butler Deputy Principal : Ms. Mary Anne Halton
Proposed Education Cuts in Budget 2009
Dear Local Representative,
The proposed cuts in education spending announced in Budget 2009 last week are severe and will impact on the capacity of this school to maintain and develop the quality of teaching and learning offered to our students.
In this school the cut in the general PTR will mean a loss of 2 teachers.
The impact of the loss of 2 teachers on this school will be felt in the following areas:
- Our class sizes will be larger
- Some subjects may have to be removed altogether from the curriculum. This may mean a much restricted educational experience for your child. Subject options at Senior Cycle may have to be restricted
- It will be difficult to provide separate classes for Higher and Ordinary Level students in key subjects
- Reduction in language support hours available to provide English Language Support to our newcomer students
The proposal means that we will not be in a position to put a substitute teacher into a class when a teacher is absent on official school business or uncertified sick leave. This will mean that in the absence of a teacher to act as a substitute students may have to be sent home, something which the school will be very slow to do but we may have no choice due to health and safety concerns.
Please use your influence as our Local Representative to oppose these cuts and ensure that our concerns do not materialise.