Our 1.1 CSPE class would like to thank all students and staff for their support with our "Copper Hunt Fundraiser" for the De Paul Charity, which we completed in early December, last year.
De Paul, is a charity, which is devoted to supporting vulnerable people experiencing both homelessness and marginalisation in Ireland today. We had a speaker from the charity out to talk to our CSPE class about their fundraising work last November and we knew at that point that we wanted to do something for the charity
The class agreed to host a "Copper Hunt" over a week long period and we asked all students at Dominican College to donate in their coppers to the charity.
We managed to raise €107.00 for the charity - a huge success. Many thanks to all involved.
Best of luck to our Senior Spanish debating team who go through to the next stage of the debates at Castleknock College this Wednesday 23rd January. This time we are against Belvedere College as we propose the motion that Ireland is a racist country: "Irlanda es un país racista". We are very excited, as yet again, we have made it to the semi-final stage! We were very successful at our last debate as Mollie Bruton was awarded speaker of the night.
The team consists of Mollie (our captain), Orna Hennessy, Rachel Dunne and Emily Coughlan who, as always inject energy, enthusiasm and wit into their speeches.
We would like to thank the teachers involved and also our subs, supporters and helpers, especially Tara Jackson and Rebecca Wynne Walsh. Mucha Suerte Chicas!!
As always, we are looking for new members to join the team, so why not come along at lunch time, Tuesday and see whats involved? Not only do you get to practice speaking Spanish , you get to have so much fun in a relaxed and supportive environment. We look forward to seeing you soon!!
The Transition Year students visited the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition on the 11th January 2013, to show support to two groups of Dominican girls who qualified for the competition, to view the projects on display and to see the latest innovations and technologies on show in the RDS.
One of the highlights for the students was the Irish Centre For High-End Computing (ICHEC) who showcased all things supercomputing to primary and secondary level students. The ICHEC run the national supercomputer, which is used by Irish scientists from all branches of science and technology. A great deal of academic research is done using the systems, not to mention the well known work of Met Eireann, who use the supercomputer to make the weather forecast. Our keener Science students queued up to hear presentations which gave an historical perspective of computing and outlined the need and use of supercomputing.