Thursday 17 August 2017

Dominican College

THE GATHERING - A full school reunion is being organised for all past students in April. We would like to invite all former students to return to the school on Friday the fifth of April 2013 as part of 'the Gathering' initiative.

As part of the reunion we will be offering school tours for those students who have not been in the school recently to see the changes we have made. We are also inviting all of the former teachers back for those who would like to catch up and finally the party will start with music from local talent and a raffle and auction to help support the school.

This is a ticketed event and numbers are limited so get your ticket when they are released in January. All proceeds go to enhancing the school. For more information see the school website or Facebook page.


Our junior basketball team were victorious against Rathdown by a score of 36-24. We had plenty of great performances however Emma and Niamh O'Brien stood out in the final quarter.


Both Junior and Senior soccer teams played matches against Colaiste Bride, Enniscorthy last Monday. Despite good performances by both teams Colaiste Bride were just too good on the day. Better luck next time girls.


Well done to the 1st years who played their first competitive match against East Glendalough on Thursday 15th. They had a really enjoyable match and drew 0-0. We look forward to following your hockey progress!

The Junior Hockey team played against Notre Dame in their home game and drew 2-2. The goal scorer for both goals was Katie Bouchier- well done girls.

The minor hockey team played away to Wesley College. They enjoyed a great competitive game but unfortunately lost. However, the team are still in with a fighting chance so best of luck in the next match.


Congratulations to the following students who won prizes for positive affirmation for September to October. These prizes are awarded to the students in each year group who make a positive contribution to school life.

1st Year: Emma Jones – 1 Emerald, Aine Cahill -1 Sapphire; 2nd year: Caragh Quinn – 2 Sapphire, Tara Barrett-2 Sapphire; 3rd Year: Katie Roche – 3 Emerald, Jill Humby- 3 Opal; 4th Year: Lisa Brown – 4 Bronze, Megan Armstrong- 4 Bronze; 5th Year: Seána Lee Davis – 5 Ruby, Leah Newsome- 5 Diamond; 6th Year: Amy Vickers- 6 Diamond, Jennifer Lyons- 6 Diamond.


Next Thursday 22nd November the Senior Chemistry Students will be taking a trip to Tullow Oil in Leopardstown, Dublin. Here they will spend the day with Scientists and Engineers getting an insight into what scientists and engineers do in Tullow, and it will be explained what they need to study to become a scientist or engineer. The day will start off with presentations on geology/ geophysics and engineering and in the afternoon students will do some hands on chemistry practicals. This trip will be of great educational benefit to the students and we are very grateful to Tullow for providing this opportunity for our students.


The UCD Scholarship Awards Ceremony took place in UCD on Wednesday 14thNovember. We are delighted and very proud of our past pupil from last year Jenny Doyle who was awarded a scholarship at this ceremony on the basis of her fantastic Leaving Certificate Results. Thanks also to Jenny for coming back into the school on Thursday to talk to present Chemistry Students about taking Chemistry as a Leaving Certificate subject.


On Thursday 15th November the 6th year higher level students attended the play 'An Trial' in Belvedere College, Dublin which is on the higher level syllabus. Students were treated to a very entertaining show by a cast of great actors. Some excellent comic as well as sad scenes kept the audience's attention throughout. Mr. Cronin and Ms. Stokes would like to thank all the girls who came on the trip.


All Leaving Certificate Art students will be attending an Art exhibition in Dublin at IMMA next Tuesday 20th November. They will be viewing 'Becoming' by artist Alice Maher. 5th years will go to the National Treasury to view Irish Artifacts from ancient Ireland.


Most 5th year students will be attending a Second Age Production of Macbeth next Thursday evening the 22nd of November. They will be attending the 8pm show. A bus will collect them and deliver them back to the school after. Enjoy!


Well done to all the students whose projects got accepted to the BT young Scientist Exhibition to be held in January. All nine groups are busy working away with their investigations. Well done on getting this far and we wish you all best of luck!