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Fáilte & Welcome

A sincere and heartfelt welcome to all members of our school community at Dominican College, Griffith Avenue.

Céad Míle Fáilte to all our readers, whether parent, student, teacher, past student or someone interested to find out about our fine College.

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Mission Statement & Ethos

We strive to realise each individual's full potential in a Catholic environment

Our Roman Catholic traditional motto - Veritas - imbues all aspects of school life.

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Notifications

Stein Study Talk

Aimee McGrath has arranged a talk from the "Stein Study" team about the benefits of studying a foreign language and the trips abroad that his company provides. Immersion is the best way to learn a foreign language. This will take place on Monday morning, 7th March, for Fifth Year students.

Message from Sr. Susie

Sr. Susie has sent us a letter to convey her heartfelt thanks to everyone for the warm wishes and the generosity shown by the school community in the fundraising (Mr. Movember) which took place before Christmas. the money is being put to excellent use as you will see.

The letter is attached here.

 

Kildare Science Teachers' Association

It is a very bust time for the Kildare branch with the national conference taking place between April 7th - 9th in Maynooth University. All details can be found on www.istaconference.com (Bígí linn)

We are also running a JC Science quiz on March 29th in Scoil Chonglas, Baltinglas. Click the links below for the application form or last year's quiz as a sample for your students.

Application Form Here

JC Science Quiz 2016

New Leaving Certificate Grading Scale and Revised Common Points Scale (Sept 2015)

It has been agreed to change how the Leaving Certificate examinations are graded, using fewer broader grade bands. The current 14-point grading scale (A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, etc. where the grade bands typically cover 5%) will be replaced by an 8-point scale (based on a grade band 10% wide). This requires a new Common Points Scale.

Click here for the New Leaving Certificate Grading Scale and Revised Common Points Scale (Sept 2015)

1st Year Enterprise Day 2016

Well done to all the First Years on completing Ulster Bank’s Money Sense for Schools programme ‘Enterprise Day’, on Monday 1st February 2016. Teams undertook very successfully the task of starting their own Café business from Café Name & Design, Marketing Plan, Financial Plan, and Launch. A fun filled learning experience was had by all! Congratulations to all the category winners too.  All the Café Business Plans are displayed along the corridors in school.

Many thanks to the Fifth Years who helped us on the day and guided the First Years

You can also find a set of pictures in our gallery.

Winner   Category Team

Best Café Name - "Cuppa Hatters"

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Aoife Murray 1.4

Clare Peers 1.1

Ailbhe Noonan 1.2

Aoife O’ Donovan 1.3

Isabelle Singleton 1.1

Best Marketing Plan - "Fins & Fries"

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Celine Cryan 1.3

Alice Cosgrove 1.4

Emily Delamere-Hughes 1.1

Sorcha Conway 1.2

Ellen Donovan 1.3

Best Display - "Blast"

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Sarah Cullen 1.4

Ruby Fitzpatrick 1.1

Aoife Deegan 1.2

Aoife Doyle 1.3

Meadhbh Farrelly 1.4

Best Café Launch - "Dolphin Tale"

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Sarah Ryan 1.3

Niamh Scanlon 1.4

Maya Velasco 1.1

Robyn Smith 1.2

Ava Talbot 1.3

Best Financial Plan - "Flicks"

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Team:11

Amy Gleeson 1.3

Heather Harrington 1.4

Grace Healy 1.1

Rachel Fitzgerald 1.2

Jennifer Gleeson 1.3