Over the past 9 months, the 3rd year french class students have been exchanging letters with someone even more french than Madame Johnston! The class of 3.2 have been in contact with their French pen-pals from ‘Les Balmettes’ and ‘Raoul Blanchard’ - two French schools in Annecy, in the Alps.
Madame Isaaco is their english teacher and they have been exchanging letters and gifts over the past school year with us. The students are aged 11-12 years and were delighted to share their everyday lives with us…and French grammar!
After many letters and a few cheeky ‘bon-bons’, the exchange sadly came to an end as the 3rd year students are putting their main focus on the Junior Cert. Overall, everyone really enjoyed the experience and the exchanges have opened doors to a possible TY trip?! It really contributed to a positive look on learning a foreign language on both sides and hopefully they can get in contact again once the school year begins.
The class of 3.2 would like to say ‘merci mille fois’ et ‘au revoir’ to you and their foreign friends and of course to Madame Johnston and Dr.Laffoy for making this possible.
Bonnes vacances et bonne chance to all doing exams! (By Sarah McGuiness and Taylor Mooney)
A great team performance from the girls, captained by Niamh Hoey, and a stand out performance from brilliant goalkeeper Emily Byrne, saw Dominican College beat local rivals Maryfield comprehensively in Ellenfield Park.
Dominican college has been awarded the Amber Flag and we are proud to see it flying at full mast outside the front of the school.
The flag was delivered to the school after an audit by Suicide Aware who confirmed our commitment to enhancing the wellbeing of our students.
Last September Ms. Holohan and Ms. Moran formed a small committee to work on promoting wellbeing in the school. Together, the team held a Mental Health Awareness week in December which was a huge success. The team also designed a Wellbeing notice board which contains positive messages and stress busting techniques for our students to support them through their day.
We look forward to developing new techniques for the next academic year. Watch this space.
Wishing everyone a relaxing summer.
The Wellbeing Team
The summer exam timetable for 5th, 2nd and 1st Year students can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Read the noticeboard in school in case there are any last minute changes to exam locations.
During the Easter holidays Senorita Mc Dwyer, Inion Ni Ghallcohair and Senor Mc Cartney spent five days in Madrid City. 21 Transition Year girls from Dominican College went on this exciting trip during and it was a wonderful and very memorable experience.