OUR SCHOOL

We would like to create an environment where children will acquire and develop the necessary knowledge and skill to become independent, confident learners – where they will develop their self-esteem to enable them to express and achieve their full potential. We will endeavour to broaden each child’s experience to help them become spiritual, well-balanced and tolerant individuals with a respect for themselves and others.

LATEST EVENTS

LATEST NEWS & NOTIFICATIONS

Crazy Hair Day

Crazy Hair Day

  • 8th Feb 2023 4:24 pm

Crazy Hair Day was a huge success here in Divine Mercy SNS! We had 16 class winners and 4 overall year group winners. Huge congratulations to all of our winners and an even bigger THANK YOU to the staff and students who participated. We raised and additional €175 for Pieta today, bringing our total to €550. We are well on our way to achieving our school Amber Flag. Well done everybody! 

Impressionism Art - Room 14

Impressionism Art - Room 14

  • 7th Feb 2023 4:37 pm

The boys and girls have been learning about Claude Monet and his painting techniques. The children then made their own impression using these techniques of a water lily scene and they look fabulous. Well done boys and girls!

Reminder - Crazy Hair Day Tomorrow

Reminder - Crazy Hair Day Tomorrow

  • 7th Feb 2023 1:11 pm

Just a reminder to all of our students that tomorrow is CRAZY HAIR DAY! Please bring in €2 for Pieta House! We can't wait to see all the amazing, creative hairstyles you all have tomorrow!!!!

Happy Valentines!

Happy Valentines!

  • 3rd Feb 2023 1:56 pm

Grá is in the air in Divine Mercy! Have a look at the colourful 6th class corridor decorated for February!

Blessing of Candles Ceremony

Blessing of Candles Ceremony

  • 2nd Feb 2023 2:07 pm

This morning the confirmation students participated in the Blessing of Candles Ceremony in Divine Mercy Church. Our students participated in a candle lit procession and the reading of the Gospel. A truly beautiful ceremony this morning! https://vimeo.com/795213292

Upcoming clubs in Balgaddy Child and Family Centre

Upcoming clubs in Balgaddy Child and Family Centre

  • 1st Feb 2023 5:53 pm

Parents/Guardians, Take a look at some of the exciting clubs starting this month in Balgaddy Child and Family Centre! We Can Code starting Monday February 20th 3:30 – 4:30 Click the link below to express your interest: https://form.jotform.com/230293371041345 Coding Club starting Monday February 20th 4.45 – 6.45 Click the link below to express your interest: https://form.jotform.com/230293359171355 Igniting Sparks starting Thursday February 23rd 3:30 – 4:30 Click the link below to express your interest: https://form.jotform.com/230294201577352 You can also contact me for more information on any of the clubs or if you would like me to send an application form home. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449

Happy St. Brigid’s Day from Room 1!

Happy St. Brigid’s Day from Room 1!

  • 1st Feb 2023 5:31 pm

Room 1 created St. Brigid’s crosses out of paper to celebrate St. Brigid’s Day. They also designed cloaks for St. Brigid. Happy first day of Spring!

St Brigid's Day & the first day of Spring

St Brigid's Day & the first day of Spring

  • 1st Feb 2023 5:29 pm

To celebrate the first day of spring and St Brigid's Day, Room 11 made beautiful 3D flower bouquets. We are all very excited about the longer days and have been learning all about seasons in Geography. We also designed some beautiful cloaks for St Brigid. WELCOME SPRING!

Crazy Hair Day

Crazy Hair Day

  • 31st Jan 2023 8:08 pm

Following on on from our HUGE success with Inside Out Day (we raised €375 for Pieta House) ... Divine Mercy SNS presents.... Crazy Hair Day!!!! Crazy Hair day will take place next Wednesday 8th of February. The Amber flag committee is raising money for Pieta House. €2 donations welcome on the day! There will be prizes on the day for each year group for the craziest hairstyle!!!

School Closures

School Closures

  • 31st Jan 2023 1:36 pm

Dear Parents/Guardians, Just a quick reminder that the school will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, February 6th and we will also be closed on Tuesday, February 7th, for teachers Primary Language Curriculum In-Service Day. Enjoy your long weekend. Regards, Regina Halpin, Principal

Room 2 - Perspective Art

Room 2 - Perspective Art

  • 27th Jan 2023 5:52 pm

Room 2 studied all about perspective art this week. Have a look at the wonderful creations the boys and girls came up with!

Confirmation information

Confirmation information

  • 27th Jan 2023 10:28 am

6th Class Parents/Guardians, As you are aware, the 6th Classes will be making their Confirmation in May on the following dates: * Ms Smyth and Mr Breen - Wednesday May 24th * Ms Dee, Ms Brady and Ms Goggins - Thursday May 25th In order to be able to plan for the Confirmation ceremonies the church needs each child to register/enrol with the parish so they have a full and correct list of the children. This is required for all children wishing to make their Confirmation in the parish in summer 2023. You can find the link to the website below: https://www.lucansouthparish.net/index.php/2022/11/07/confirmation-registration-2022-23/ Thanks, 6th Class teachers

After school soccer

After school soccer

  • 26th Jan 2023 9:13 pm

A group of 30 boys and girls had their first training session with coaches from Newlands / Castle Park FC Clondalkin today. This is part of a School Link project between our school, Shamrock Rovers, Newlands Castle Park FC and the FAI to cater for children who may not be part of a local soccer club. The children had great fun practising their skills and playing some games. This programme will run until the end of March.

Famine Cottages by Room 11

Famine Cottages by Room 11

  • 26th Jan 2023 6:37 pm

6th Class have been learning all about The Famine with Ms Smullen this month. To integrate art, we have made these clay famine cottages. We researched what homes in Ireland looked like at the time and based them off the images we found.

Junior School Enrolment Open

Junior School Enrolment Open

  • 26th Jan 2023 11:58 am

Our next door neighbours at Divine Mercy Junior National School are now enrolling for the school year 2023/2024 .

Grandparents' Day

Grandparents' Day

  • 25th Jan 2023 9:14 pm

‘Today was Grandparents’ Day in Divine Mercy SNS. There were members of the Student Council welcoming people into the school and offering them tea and coffee before giving the grandparents a tour of the school. We showed them all the classrooms, the library and the sensory room. Lots of classrooms had questions for the grandparents asking them what school was like when they were younger. We told them about all the activities and clubs that go on in the school. It was a great turnout and lots of grandparents said how much they enjoyed the day and how good our school is!’ Akvile, 6th Class - Student Council Member

Lunar New Year  - Room 15

Lunar New Year - Room 15

  • 25th Jan 2023 9:09 pm

Last week, Room 15 learned all about Lunar New Year. They had great fun designing their own rabbits and colouring lanterns in traditional colours to create a wonderful display. Well done everyone!

Homework Club - Balgaddy Child & Family Centre

Homework Club - Balgaddy Child & Family Centre

  • 24th Jan 2023 12:37 pm

Parents/Guardians, There are a few spaces for the homework club in the Balgaddy Child & Family centre. If this is something that you think would benefit your child or if you have any questions please contact me on 083 200 2449. Thanks, Owen - HSCL

Room 12 Basketball

Room 12 Basketball

  • 24th Jan 2023 12:29 pm

The girls and boys in Room 12 have enjoyed learning new basketball skills over the past few months and loved teaching the boys and girls in Room 6 all the skills they have learned so far!

Room 1 - China Projects

Room 1 - China Projects

  • 24th Jan 2023 12:25 pm

Room 1 have enjoyed learning all about China this month. The children created projects using the information that they learned about Chinese culture and history. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the children also created paper lanterns and dragons.

Balgaddy Child & Family Centre - January to April newsletter

Balgaddy Child & Family Centre - January to April newsletter

  • 20th Jan 2023 4:30 pm

Parents/Guardians, Please take a look at the brilliant range of activities on in the Balgaddy Child & Family centre. Please contact me if anything interests you. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449 https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6843_20230120163037.pdf

Goodbye, thank you and good luck!

Goodbye, thank you and good luck!

  • 19th Jan 2023 8:58 pm

It was a sad day in Divine Mercy SNS today as we said thank you and good luck to our amazing SCP Project Worker Amalia. Amalia has been working in the school since October 2018 and has had a positive impact on the lives of a huge number of current and past pupils. Nothing was ever too much for Amalia and she went the extra mile for everyone she worked with. We wish her every success when she starts her new role in the UCD School of Education and hope she pops back in to say hello when she gets the chance!

The Famine

The Famine

  • 19th Jan 2023 7:01 pm

Room 11 have been learning all about the Famine with Ms Smullen this month. As part of their literacy/SESE work, they have written letters home as people who made the voyage across the Atlantic on the so called "coffin ships". They even added marbling with cold tea to create a more authentic look! Have a read and enjoy!

Constructing 3D Shapes with Ms Smullen

Constructing 3D Shapes with Ms Smullen

  • 19th Jan 2023 4:58 pm

The students in Room 11 had a delicious morning creating 3D shapes with.... marshmallows! Take a look at the fabulous creations made by our 6th Class!

Invitation to Grandparents

Invitation to Grandparents

  • 17th Jan 2023 2:38 pm

As part of Catholic Schools Week we are inviting our Grandparents into School for Tea and Coffee at 9.30am on Wednesday 25th January. Afterwards, the student council will take them on a tour of our school. We look forward to introducing them to our children, staff and children's committees .

3D Shapes Hunt with Ms Smullen

3D Shapes Hunt with Ms Smullen

  • 16th Jan 2023 5:40 pm

The students in Room 11 wrapped up and braved the chilly weather to go on a 3D shapes hunt. The class are learning all about 3D shapes in maths so they went outside to find real world examples of the shapes they see in their maths books.

Boxing Star!

Boxing Star!

  • 16th Jan 2023 5:25 pm

Ryan in 4th Class has been doing really well with his boxing recently. He trains in Neilstown Boxing Club with coaches Hughie, Paul and Craig. He trains 3 times a week and his favourite part of training is sparring. Look at the trophies and medals he has won! Well done Ryan we are very proud of you!

Indoor Soccer League

Indoor Soccer League

  • 16th Jan 2023 3:56 pm

The Indoor Soccer League started today at big break. It will run from now until the Easter holidays. 80 boys and 16 teams are participating with the hope of finishing in the top 2 of their group to qualify for the quarter finals. Best of luck to all teams taking part and a big thank you to the teachers helping to referee and run the tournament.

No Basketball training after school today!!!

No Basketball training after school today!!!

  • 16th Jan 2023 10:21 am

Mr Lynch wants to let the boys basketball team know that there is no training after school today! Thank you.

5-a-side Winners!

5-a-side Winners!

  • 12th Jan 2023 8:40 pm

Congratulations to our boys soccer team who were presented with their trophy today for winning the 5-a-side soccer tournament in the autumn term. Thanks to Alan Silver from Dublin Bus for organising the event and to Glanmore Foods for sponsoring the whole tournament ️

Food Dudes

Food Dudes

  • 11th Jan 2023 8:33 pm

Parents/Guardians, We are delighted to let you know that we are taking part in the Food Dudes initiative, beginning next week. Food Dudes is Ireland's national healthy eating programme for primary schools. It works by positively changing children's attitudes towards eating fresh fruit and vegetables. If you don't want your child to take part then please let their teacher know.

Free English Language Classes - information morning

Free English Language Classes - information morning

  • 10th Jan 2023 8:33 pm

REMINDER Bezpłatne zajęcia z języka angielskiego Cours d'anglais gratuits Awọn kilasi Ede Gẹẹsi Ọfẹ Cursuri gratuite de limba engleză Parents/Guardians, There are free English language classes in the Balgaddy child and family centre starting soon. If this is something that interests you, please call into school on Wednesday 11th January at 10:00 to have a coffee and meet the tutor Lyuba Moore to find out more. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449

Welcome Back

Welcome Back

  • 4th Jan 2023 4:27 pm

WELCOME BACK! We hope everyone had a relaxing festive period. Our school will re-open tomorrow, Thursday 5th January, at 9 am. School gates open at 8.50 am. Hopefully, everyone is well rested, refreshed, and ready for 2023. We have had a busy year so far getting our new 3rd Class pupils settled and all new pupils. Best of luck to everyone for the rest of the year.

Room 5 - Making Snow

Room 5 - Making Snow

  • 22nd Dec 2022 10:30 am

The boys and girls in Room 5 had great fun during our Science lesson last week. They made snow using two ingredients, instant snow powder and water. Before our experiment, we discussed how instant snow powder is a polymer. We learned that polymers are used in babies’ nappies and that they are also very useful in cleaning up oil spills at sea. Keep up the great work boys and girls!

Room 5 - Hot Chocolate

Room 5 - Hot Chocolate

  • 22nd Dec 2022 9:46 am

The boys and girls in Room 5 had hot chocolate last Friday after completing their Class Reward Grid. What a great way to get into the Christmas spirit!

Christmas Disco

Christmas Disco

  • 21st Dec 2022 2:44 pm

To finish out school for 2022, Ms Halpin thought it would be fitting for the whole school to have a Christmas Disco Dance at Divine Mercy . Bernie, Adele, Amber and lots of teachers were Rockin' around the Christmas Corridors ! Happy Christmas to all our school community from all the staff at Divine Mercy SNS.

Christmas Doors!

Christmas Doors!

  • 20th Dec 2022 5:12 pm

The corridors in Divine Mercy are looking very festive. Well done to all involved in creating such beautiful door displays.

Parents' Association Christmas Raffle

Parents' Association Christmas Raffle

  • 18th Dec 2022 10:00 pm

Parents/Guardians, We are delighted to let you know that we raised over €600 in our Christmas Raffle and we are going to use some of the money to buy an air fryer for the Parents' Room. Many thanks for all your continued support and we are looking forward to 2023 already! We are always looking out for new members and if you are able to help please contact Owen on 083 200 2449. Divine Mercy SNS Parents' Association

Festive Fun Run

Festive Fun Run

  • 15th Dec 2022 8:29 pm

Dashing through the snow on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, the whole school dressed up in their best festive outfits and took part in an active schools fun run. For some it was more like a Santa Dash! This dash also represented the final mile for the fifth & sixth classes after their daily laps to complete the @MarathonkidsIre challenge. With some frosty nosies & toesies, the children all ran their very best & took part in the festive fun. Thanks to the @ActiveFlag team for helping to organise it

Christmas Jumper Day!

Christmas Jumper Day!

  • 15th Dec 2022 6:56 pm

Boys and girls, Remember to wear your Christmas Jumper tomorrow and bring in €2 to have a chance to win a festive prize!

5th Class Christmas Art

5th Class Christmas Art

  • 15th Dec 2022 6:38 pm

The boys and girls of 5th cClass have been busy the last few weeks creating wonderful Christmas art. Room 8 have created a 'Winter's Night' scene. Room 14 made Maisiúcháin Nollag, Kirigami snowflakes along with drawing and painting a robin. Room 15 have created a fabulous Winter Wonderland. Room 16 have made a beautiful, whole class display based on the Northern Lights, as well their own custom made stockings.

Parents' Association Christmas Raffle

Parents' Association Christmas Raffle

  • 14th Dec 2022 9:51 pm

All Divine Mercy Families, Another reminder that we are running our annual Christmas Raffle again and if you have anything to donate as prizes please send them to Mr. Walters. Tickets are €1 for 1 strip or €2 for 3 strips and are available from Mr. Walters all week. The draw will be made after the 3rd Class Christmas Concert on Friday. We are always looking for new volunteers so if you are interested in joining the Parents' Association please let Mr. Walters know on 083 200 2449. Many thanks, Divine Mercy Parents' Association

6th Class Basketball

6th Class Basketball

  • 14th Dec 2022 4:56 pm

The 6th Class girls basketball team have had a very active and successful first term of basketball. They've learnt many new skills, have represented the school in 4 league matches, won two and lost two. Their league final will hopefully take place in February, we're awaiting a date and venue to be confirmed. Thanks to Ms.Farrell for coaching every Thursday after school, to Mr. Lynch for refereeing our games, to Roddy and Mr. Phillips for getting us to our away games and to Ms. Mangan, Mr. Muldoon and Ms. Smyth who kindly accommodated our home games in the hall. Recently the girls have been taking part in an indoor Lunchtime League on Fridays, with five NBA teams and they've been battling it out against each other and practising their skills under Ms Farrell's supervision! The girls have been learning to use scoresheets, possession arrow & be timekeeper. After three matches, currently Boston Celtics lead but only on points difference! Our lunchtime matches will continue after Christmas. There will be no training after school this Thursday. Training will resume after Christmas on 5th January when we return. We look forward to more basketball in the new year. Nollag Shona Daoibh.

 Christmas Annuals

Christmas Annuals

  • 14th Dec 2022 4:00 pm

Christmas Annuals are on sale in Ms. Nolan’s room every morning. Siamsa is for 3rd and 4th Class and Sonas is for 5th and 6th Class. They cost €4 and each annual comes with a free pen.

Christmas Wreaths

Christmas Wreaths

  • 12th Dec 2022 6:09 pm

There was a great festive buzz in the Parents’ Room this morning as a group of parents made a Christmas wreath each under the watchful eye of Audrey the tutor. As you can see from the photos they turned out brilliantly! We will be running more workshops for parents/guardians in the future so please keep an eye on notifications on the school app and Aladdin Connect. Also, please contact me if there is a workshop that you think would interest you and I will see if we can organise it. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449

Indoor Hurling Leagues

Indoor Hurling Leagues

  • 9th Dec 2022 2:38 pm

Today we launched the Joe Mc Donagh Shield & Cup . We are looking forward to seeing our boys and girls in action very soon . Most of the staff are happy that their county is represented! Hopefully Mr McDonagh can come back out of retirement in February to present the children with their medals! We will have 12 teams competing, 6 from 3rd for the Shield & 6 from 4th for the Cup . Games will begin on January the 9th . Watch this space @CnmbDublin and @ActiveFlag!

Snap Circuits with Room 8

Snap Circuits with Room 8

  • 9th Dec 2022 8:33 am

Room 8 had a fantastic time in North Clondalkin Library today. We attended a Snap Circuit workshop where we created various circuits and experimented with switches, speakers and lights. Everyone had a great time and we hope to return to the library some time soon!

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  • Crazy Hair Day
  • Impressionism Art - Room 14
  • Blessing of Candles Ceremony
  • St Brigid's Day & the first day of Spring
  • Famine Cottages by Room 11
  • The Famine
  • Constructing 3D Shapes with Ms Smullen
  • 3D Shapes Hunt with Ms Smullen
  • Christmas Disco
  • Christmas Doors!
  • Festive Fun Run
  • 5th Class Christmas Art
  • Indoor Hurling Leagues
  • Snap Circuits with Room 8
  • 6th Class Golden Time Football League
  • Friday Disco
  • Buddy Reading
  • Rowlagh Reads Roddy!
  • Cáca Bríoscaí Seacláide!
  • Snap Circuits in North Clondalkin Library
  • Table Cricket Match
  • Room 1 - Science Week Activities
  • Science Visit to Griffeen Community College
  • Calisthenics Workshop - Tymon Park
  • Table Cricket
  • Volcanic Fun!
  • Autumn Athletics in Room 16
  • Halloween Dress up Room 10 11 & 12
  • 4th Class Bulb Planting
  • Mindfulness walk!
  • Our New Student Council
  • Maths Week in Room Two
  • Room 14 - Maths Week Games
  • Surveys and Data
  • Basketball Matches
  • New Equipment for Break Times!
  • Maths Week - Room 8
  • New Scooter & Bike Rack Shelter
  • Our 4th class mantra - Always try your best.
  • Space by Room 11
  • Maths in Ms Walsh's Class!
  • Crannógs - Room 10
  • The Structure of the Earth
  • School Meals Scheme
  • Good luck 6th Class!
  • Indoor League Football Finals and medal presentation
  • 4th Class School Tour
  • More photos from the Beach
  • Annual Beach Trip
  • 5th Class Day Out in Griffeen Valley Park