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Foireann Sinsearach Díospóireachta

Comhghairdeachas don Fhoireann Sinsearach Díospóireachta! Maith sibh Saoirse Ní Bhaoil, Laura-Ann Ní Cheallaigh agus Siobhán Ní Dhonnacha. Rinne na cailíní sár-obair aréir (23ú Eanair 2008) nuair a fuair siad tríd chuig an Craobh Reigiúnach i gComórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh eagraithe ag Gael Linn. An rún a bhí i gceist ná ‘Is seafóid é an teilifís.’ Bhí muidne i gcoinne an rúin. Ghlac Pobalscoil Neasáin, Coláiste Belvedere agus Scoil Chnoc an Teampaill páirt freisin. Táimíd ag tnúth go mór leis an gcéad babhta eile ar an 28ú Feabhra. Coinnigí súil amach le nuacht uainn. Go n-éirí go geal libh a chailíní!

ComputeTY 2008

The School of Computing at Dublin City University runs a series of one-week courses for Transition Year students from the local catchment area each year during the month of January. The course has been designed after consultation with TY coordinators from over two dozen schools, staff from the University, and students. Below is a list of our students who participated. (Those with an asterix *** are highly recommended.)

Niamh Blount 
Gillian Behan 
Laura Brennan 
Helen Broderick 
Kathryn Browne 
Orla Buckley 
Shahd Busnaina *** 
Christina Caffrey 
Michelle Coleman 
Sinead A. Courtney 
Julie Donohoe
Emma Coyle 
Eimear Ellis 
Ceara Garland *** 
Alissa Karpick 
Catríona Kelly 
Siobhán Kelly 
Tara Kenny & Lisa Halton 
Dawn Lonergan 
Emma Lynch 
Jenny Maguire 
Aisling McCarney 
Victoria McCormac *** 
Aoife McGran 
Hannah McInerney 
Claire McQuaid 
Amy Moore 
Luisa Murphy 
Claudia Murray 
Mary Maher 
Nuala O’Donovan 
Lauren O’Neill 
Sarah O’Reilly 
Jennifer O'Connor 
Gillian Power 
Eve Quilty 
Robyn Scannell 
Aoife Sheehan 
Eimear Sutcliffe 
Andrea Szulyovszky 
Aoife Whelan 
Martha Daly 
Niamh O'Brien 
Deirdre Woods & Eimear Toale *** 

125th Anniversary Celebrations

Welcome to our 125th Anniversary Year Celebrations
Calendar of Events for 2008

January 10th The anniversary of Domininican College opening

May 11th Past Pupils Mass Marino Church Griffith Avenue
May 11th Open Day Dominican College 204 Griffith Avenue. 
Photos and Memorabilia
Book on the Story of Dominican College on sale
Registration for Past Pupils Union / Alumni

October7th:  Start of School Year Mass in Marino Church Griffith Avenue
for Present Staff & Students

OctoberPresentation of Leaving Certificate Bursaries to the successful Dominican College graduates of 2008

Late Nov / Early Dec Annual School Show

TCD Entrance Exhibition Awards - 2007

Congratulations to  Ailish Beakey and Claire Murphy, who due to their high performance levels achieved in the School Leaving Certificate Examinations, have been selected for an Entrance Exhibition Awards in Trinity College Dublin.

StricTlY Ballroom – Reflections from the Producers

Dominican College’s Transition Year (2007) show StricTlY Ballroom performed in The Helix in DCU was a huge success as an audience of over 1,000 clapped and cheered their way through an evening of entertainment which focused on Ballroom Dancing. The show on December 10 was one of the biggest gatherings in the 125 years of distinguished history enjoyed by Dominican College, as students, teachers, management, trustees, past students, parents and friends of our school gathered together to perform and enjoy a very special night of entertainment and education.

StricTlY Ballroom provided an opportunity for our TY students to not only learn about dance, but to develop in a wide variety of ways which we hope will benefit them as they mature and develop in the future. All students, both on stage and back stage, learned important lessons for their future lives like teamwork, commitment, organisation, dedication, volunteering, innovation and creativity.

Since it opened in 1883, Dominican College has maintained a proud record of producing shows. Nowadays the annual show forms a major part of the school’s very successful Transition Year Programme. This year the school’s brave ambition in producing a show on the scale of StricTlY Ballroom was justified by the tremendous level of support received. To parents, thank you again for trusting us to involve your children in a Transition Year programme which we believe ranks with the best available. Nights like Demember 10th in The Helix highlight the quality of our TY programme for us all.

Wherever we turned for help we found great goodwill towards the idea of the show. Our MC, RTÉ news journalist Niamh Sweeney, was the consummate professional. Our Style and Fashion Judge, Caroline Morahan brought star quality to the evening. Our dance judges Kathy McGuinness, April Coady, Tara Treacy, Michael O’Connor and Peter O’Driscoll performed one of the most difficult tasks on the night.

StricTlY Ballroom has been a real learning experience for students, teachers and all others involved. Tremendous credit must be given to all who have helped make this show possible. To all who supported StricTlY Ballroom, thanks for your encouragement and assistance. StricTlY Ballroom was also the first show to be hosted outside of the school. The show’s success also stemmed from great teamwork and co-operation between the staff and students of partner schools St. Aidan’s CBS, Belvedere College and Dominican College.

Finally to the students, thanks for making StricTlY Ballroom happen, best of luck in the future.

Bláithín Roche & Joe Curry (Producers - Strictly Ballroom) 
TY Ballroom Dancers on The Once A Week Show with Dustin and Caroline Morahan.,240,230