Fáilte & Welcome
Céad Míle Fáilte to all our readers, whether parent, student, teacher, past student or someone interested to find out about our fine College.
Dominican College is undertaking a Self-Evaluation of Teaching & Learning in our school. To help us in that evaluation, we would be very grateful for both student and parent views and opinions on the matters in the questionnaire below. It should take 10 minutes to complete. Please note that you are completing the questionnaire anonymously. We thank you for your time in helping us with our School Self Evaluation.
You can access the surveys here:
SSE Team DCGA
As you aware, the school reopens after the Christmas holidays at 8:40am on Monday January 8th. We hope that you had a wonderful couple of weeks and you are fit and ready for the next term!!
We would like to remind parents that children who have flu-like symptoms should remain at home from school when schools reopen next week as per advise from tthe HSE and the country’s three paediatric hospitals.
Ina joint statement on Thursday the country’s three children’s hospitals - Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin; Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the National Children’s Hospital in Tallaghtsaid: “Next week schools, crèches and other childcare facilities will reopen and people will be back to work and our advice is any child who gets flu like symptoms should stay at home, rest, drink plenty of fluids and parents use over-the-counter remedies like paracetamol to ease flu symptoms. If parents are worried about their child’s breathing or fluid intake or if any young child or infant is in one of the high-risk groups and develops flu like symptoms they should contact their GP.”
To view the timetable for the Christmas 2017 exams for 5th, 2nd and 1st Year students, please click on the link below. The timetable is also available on the exam notice board in school. Please check it daily just in case there has been a reason to change an exam location.
Always, HUG your questions!
Go n-éirí go geal libh!
From Friday, December 15th, block classes will take place for students in 6th Year, 3rd Year and Transition Year. The timetables can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:
Transition Year students from classes 4.2 and 4.3 created a unique dictionary representing the Dublin slang we use everyday. This project took place over the last month, with students coming up with the words and an exact definition from the Oxford English dictionary for each word. And the results were hilarious. I would like to express my deepest appreciation to both 4.2 and 4.3. who worked so hard to make this project a reality. Their tasks ranged from designing the cover to being a book editor and every student had an active role to play. And so, the finished book represents the hysterical insights of these students. It should be noted that none of this would have been possible without the hard work and dedication to the task by each individual student in both class groups.
Well done girls! (Mr. S. Costello)
A lot of hard work was put in by both classes and especially our teacher, Mr. Costello. We would like to thank the Transition Year team for allowing us to take part in such a massive project, it really added to our transition year experience!!! (Karina Rotaru)
All students who received their Junior Certificate results from the State Examinations Commission this year 2017 will now also receive a Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement before the upcoming Christmas holidays. It is required by data protection law that before schools commence processing any personal data we must first bring a privacy notice on how the student’s personal data will be processed to the attention of parents and guardians.
Please see the Privacy Notice that outlines the ‘data flow process’ in relation to your daughter’s JCPA. We also include below some information about the JCPA – Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Award.
As part of the Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) the reporting process at Junior Cycle will culminate in the award of the JCPA to students. The JCPA is a new kind of award. It will replace the Junior Certificate from 2017. The JCPA will be awarded by the school to the student for the first time in late 2017. The school will be able to print out the JCPA for each student. It will report on student achievement across a broad range of areas of learning in junior cycle.
Students in Dominican College engage in other learning activities in Junior Cycle. These include social, cultural, pastoral, scientific, entrepreneurial and other activities that can support the 24 statements of learning and the 8 key skills. In this way student engagement, progress and achievement in a wide range of other learning experiences outside of the schools junior cycle programme may be acknowledged in a student's JCPA, including areas such as participation in a school musical, membership of the student council or membership of a school’s sports team. This kind of reporting gives every student the chance to have his/her particular strengths and engagement in areas of school life other than the traditional academic areas recognised and affirmed.