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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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5K Challenge / Dúshlán

The Athletics department are organising a 5K fun walk / jog / run in May as part of a healthy lifestyle initiative. A4 fliers have been distributed to all classes with a sample 8 week programme for either a walk or jog. It is hoped that this will become a whole school event. It should be particularly useful to Third and Sixth Years who will taking on their own “marathon” that is the state examinations in June.

The first date on the calendar is Saturday April 2nd and the programme has 3 activities per week. Some members of the Athletics teams will be available at lunchtimes initially on the soccer pitch to go through the programme and thereby help students “through their paces”. More information will be posted via the website and app notifications. Bígí linn.

See this attachment for the programme

3pm Finish

Just a quick reminder that the school will finish at 3pm on Monday 14th March to facilitate last minute preparations for Lá an Fhorógra.

Den chéad uair riamh, tugtar cuireadh do scoileanna agus d’institiúidí tríú leibhéal ócáid chuimhneacháin a óstáil ar an 15 Márta, Lá an Fhorógra.

For the first time in history, schools and third-level institutions are invited to host a commemorative event on 15 March, our Proclamation Day.

Táimid ag tnú go mór leis.

We are looking forward to it.

M.F.L. WEEK ACTIVITIES : 7th- 11th March

MON 7TH Speakers for 4th and 5th year students   in Hall 11.40-1.00 re. courses in   the Summer.
TUE 8th  

Flamenco dance classes in hall: 8.40 1st yrs., 9.20 2nd yrs.

Film afternoon for 5th and 6th year students   (German in DEM, Spanish in Rooms 13 &14, French in Hall)

WED 9th  

Poster Competition illustrating a M.F.L. phrase/idiom. (Deadline is 1.00 today. Hand in to your language   teacher)

Whole school Quiz : 3.00-3.40

THUR 10th   “A   Taste of Europe”. Come to the hall at lunchtime and get yourself a   European treat. Why not get your face painted while you’re there. Show your   colours!
Over the week :

During   the week there will be music, film and games in class-time for all year   groups. There will be announcements every morning on the intercom.


Thanks in advance to everyone for making this a fab week! Vielen Dank! Merci! Gracias!

YEOTY Award Project Titles 2016

We would like to wish the best of luck to the Second Year students who have entered The Young Economists of the Year. Below is a list of their project titles. We know that they will have learned a great deal in their preparation for the competition.


TAXES: Where do they go?

The understaffing of nurses

Great Depression vs Global Recession

The Economics of Compost

The Economics of Advertising on Social Media

Can You Afford The Cost of Children?

Shopping Local: How does it affect the Irish economy and
Irish farmers?

The Impact of removing one and two cent coins in Ireland

How do Youtubers earn income?

Should Ireland impose a sugar tax?

Business Income and Budgeting

The cost of 2015 floods to Ireland

Irish Taxes

Income and Expenditure in the Household

Banking Institutions and Making Payments

Effects on Ireland if Britain Leave the E.U.

Business on Fleek

Should Ireland Impose a Sugar Tax?

The £1916 Rising

The Cost of Education

Economics and Technology? – It’s Debatable

Multinationals and their Tax Avoidance

Study Abroad/Learn a Language

Aimee McGrath attended a TY programme in Benalmadena, Spain, for three weeks in June 2015. Here, she outlines, what she did.

During my three weeks I attended a 4 hour class every morning but afterwards I got to taste the local cuisine. This more than made up for being in the classroom! I lived with a host family only ten minutes from the school and the shops, and I felt that this was a fantastic way of integrating with the local community. Various activities and trips were organised each day by the college which included a day trip to Malaga city, a trip to a water park and an amusement park, sports activities, to name but a few.

The company I went with, and now work for is called Stein Study. It is an Irish company based in Dublin and is an agent for accredited and reputable Language Schools throughout Europe. It provides language courses in different countries for all levels of students, ranging from TY programmes to Leaving Cert programmes. The courses run from 2-4 weeks depending on the course and how long you want to stay for. The countries include France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The programmes are a fun way of being fully immersed in the language, gaining independence, making new friends and exploring a new European city. (Basically the European version of the Gaeltacht).

For me the highlight was having free time, making new friends and experiencing a new country! This gave me a real sense of the culture and lifestyle of the country which was extremely enjoyable.

I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their language and to experience the culture of the country. (Aimee McGrath - Fifth Year)