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.
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)
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:
Last May, the class of 2.1 chose to do an awareness raising of and fundraiser for Childline as our CSPE action project. We invited a guest speaker from Childline to talk to the 2nd year group. The guest speaker told us about the range of services that Childine provides to some of the most vulnerable and at risk children in Ireland. Up to 1200 children will call Childline each day. As our fundraiser, we held a car wash for the teachers on 9th May and sold lollipops around the school. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our action project. We raised €425.
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.
Congratulations to Emily Greene, 5th year, winner of our autumn writing competition. Students were challenged to consider the following: Willian Butler Yeats’s poem ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’ displays a firm connection to the Irish mythological legend ‘The Children of Lir. Emily’s entry was both original and insightful as she highlighted a striking contrast;
‘The cruel irony of this connection is that both parties fantasize about the others’ situation; while Yeats craves the swans’ everlasting life and state, the swans themselves wish for nothing more than to live out their lives to old age.’
Well done again! Ms Donohoe