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.
Parents/Guardians, We are very lucky to have a Dóchas Family Centre in Clondalkin. They have been supporting families in North Clondalkin since 1995 and are a important part of the community. Please look at the attachments to see what is going on in Dóchas this year: If you have any further questions please contact them on 01 623 4531 or contact me on 083 200 2449. Thanks, Owen Walters - HSCL 2/2 https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8483_20221004105830.pdf https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8628_20221004105831.pdf
Parents/Guardians, We are very lucky to have a Dóchas Family Centre in Clondalkin. They have been supporting families in North Clondalkin since 1995 and are a important part of the community. Please look at the attachments to see what is going on in Dóchas this year: If you have any further questions please contact them on 01 623 4531 or contact me on 083 200 2449. Thanks, Owen Walters - HSCL 1/2 https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9958_20221004105309.pdf https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6767_20221004105310.pdf
Parents/Guardians, There is an open day in Lucan Community College between 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm tomorrow (Tuesday 4th October) for prospective students seeking to enrol in September 2023 or 2024. If you want more information please ring me on 083 200 2449. Owen (HSCL)
Parents/Guardians, There is an open night in Griffeen Community College between 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday 6th October for prospective students seeking to enrol in September 2023 or 2024. If you want more information please ring me on 083 200 2449. Owen (HSCL)
The girls team suffered their 3rd loss this week to Scoil Áine however there were some highlights in the game. We scored some fantastic goals and some of our players have improved immensely in the last 3 weeks. We will continue to train every morning as we will be playing challenge matches in the coming weeks. We might even play the boys team if they can improve a little bit more !!
The boys played Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada on Monday of this week. They started the game brilliantly by getting forward and creating chances. Alex scored a wonderful goal to put Divine Mercy into the lead. Soon after he scored another two points, along with Colin slotting one over from the halfway line. During the second half, the lads found themselves stretched as we had a few injuries in the backline. The boys battled hard until the end and unfortunately lost out by a narrow margin at the final whistle.
Parents/Guardians, There is an open evening in St. Kevin's Community College between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm this evening (Thursday 29th September) for prospective students seeking to enrol in September 2023 or 2024. If you want more information please ring me on 083 200 2449. Owen (HSCL)
Parents/Guardians, There is an open evening in Adamstown Community College between 3:50 pm to 6:20 pm on Thursday 29th September for prospective students seeking to enrol in September 2023 or 2024. If you want more information please ring me on 083 200 2449. Owen (HSCL)
Parents/Guardians, Please find attached details of free adult English classes starting in Balgaddy Child and Family centre. Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think might be interested in these classes. If you want more information please ring me on 083 200 2449. Owen (HSCL) https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3049_20220927125537.pdf
We were very lucky to have former pupil and current Shamrock Rovers player Aidomo in school with us today. He spoke to a group of children about the importance of resilience, humility and having a good attitude in all aspects of life. He answered questions and signed autographs before very kindly signing a Shamrock Rovers jersey to go in our Hall of Fame! We are all very proud of Aidomo and he is a great role model for the children of Divine Mercy SNS.
Yesterday, Sarah the travel officer for Green Schools visited the school. She went to three classes and spoke to the students about safety when walking to school and about everyone trying to walk, scoot or cycle to school where possible. She was really impressed with the work the children in Ms. Smyth’s, Ms. Walsh’s and Ms.McClelland's class had done on their investigate and create projects for Walk to School week. Check out some of the super work on this from Ms. Smyth’s class.
Dear Parents/Guardians, Many thanks to those of you who have downloaded the Aladdin Connect app previously. If you haven’t downloaded it yet you should have received an email today from Aladdin with an access code to allow you to do so. As well as our school app, Divine Mercy SNS uses the app 'Aladdin Connect' to keep parents up to date on school and classroom news via noticeboard messages. Other in-app features include the ability to submit absence reasons and book time slots for Parent/Teacher meeting days, make payments, view the school calendar and amend personal details. Before using the app, you will have been sent a link via email to complete a short registration. Aladdin Connect can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store (iPhone) and Google Play (Android Devices). A quick guide to registering and set-up can be viewed by clicking on the attachments. Aladdin uses state of the art security to safeguard information entered by the school and data is stored and processed in strict compliance with Irish data protection laws. Any questions please contact the school at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our girls team lost out to a very strong Scoil Mhuire GNS team . The girls were much more competitive & Ms Mangan is delighted with the progress. She was much happier with the ref this week too we heard. Thanks Mr Crummey ! We took some lovely scores but our opponents were that bit stronger & had lots of Lucan Sarsfields players. Well done ladies
This week is national Walk to School Week. We are hoping that as many children as possible will walk to school this week. The class with the highest numbers will get a homework pass next week. And don’t forgot every week we have our WOW day - Walk on Wednesdays! Ms. Ahern
The Junior Boys' GAA Team had their first match today against Esker Educate Together. The boys started the game well with some lovely hand passing and kick passing from Colin, Jake and Alex. Kayden opened the scoring by firing an unstoppable shot into the top corner which gave Divine Mercy an early lead. The boys were unlucky not to score again in the second half. Esker fought back towards the end and managed to gain a slim lead which was enough to see them win. It was a close match and the boys did great to play so well in their first match of the season.
There are lots of things happening in North Clondalkin Library over the next few weeks: The library has an exciting programme for Culture Night and is very proud to launch their Choir which is open to adults and children 8+ starting today (Monday 19th September). They also have a series of courses starting in September in conjunction with the DDLETB including a help with homework for parents course. Please have a look at the flyers attached for more information.
Our boys had an epic battle with Scoil Mhuire NS Woodview in their opening game. It was all square at half time thanks to a free from Jamie. Heading into the final few minutes, the boys had established a one point lead thanks to well taken points from Aaron and Conor. However, with one minute to go, Scoil Mhuire got a goal which looked to have sealed the victory. More excitement was to follow though as our boys won a free 20 metres from goal which was to be the last kick of the game. Scoil Mhuire put 12 players on the goal line but it wasn't enough to stop David blasting the ball to the net and securing a dramatic win for the boys. Well done lads!
This is just a selection of the fabulous books we purchased with the proceeds from the Annual Bokk Fair held last June. They will be distributed to the 3rd &4th Class Libraries today. Many thanks to all who supported the fair so generously and we look forward to your continued support when it returns in 2023. Happy reading everyone!
Our girls lost their opening game to Scoil Mhuire NS Woodview. The team were outstanding in their efforts but unfortunately came up short in the end. Ms Mangan wasn't happy with Mr Dooley's refereeing decisions and feels the result could have been different if it weren't for a few dodgy calls! Special mention to Mesky Fitz on getting the Score of the Week. Training every morning from 8.30am
There was great excitement in school today with the start of the School Meals Scheme! All the children were provided with a lunch bag when they came to school with 2 choices of snacks for small break and then a choice of sandwich/roll/baguette with a variety of fillings or a salad along with a bottle of water and a piece of fruit for big break. Many thanks to Viv and everyone at Glanmore Foods for all their help and support launching this initiative in Divine Mercy SNS.
Early morning training everyday for girls (5th and 6th only) from 8.30 to 9 next week Boys Training Tuesday (4th - 6th Class only) From 2.40 -3.30 Girls Match Weds 14th vs Scoil Mhuire NS Woodview Boys Snr Match Thurs 15th vs Scoil Mhuire NS Woodview Both games are in Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club
In room 8 the boys and girls carefully outlined eachothers silhouette on a piece of paper . In each design the children drew icons that best described their favourite interests. The class presented some fantastic creations . Well done, one and all!
This week we have candles lighting in our sacred space in memory of the lives that were lost so tragically recently. We are thinking of young Jack de Bromhead and his suffering family in these times . Our thoughts are also with the Cash Cawley families who have lost Lisa , Christy and Chelsea.
Room 3 took part in a clever Art design this week. The project is nicely displayed at the back of the class . Ms. Mangan spoke to the children about the importance of making everyone feel happy, safe and welcome in the school. Each piece of the children's Art fit together to make this masterpiece !! Well done boys and girls !
The staff in Divine Mercy SNS would like to wish our former colleague Ms. Irwin the very best of luck at the Rose of Tralee this weekend. We are very proud that she has got this far. Ms. Irwin was a fabulous asset to our school before returning to her native Galway. She recently changed career path running the local family funeral home in Galway City and told Ms Halpin that after teaching in Balgaddy she couldn't possibly want to teach anywhere else in the world!!!
In 2019 - 2020 all the hard work that has been going in GAA over the past number of year was rewa..
There is a basketball ball club for 6th Class girls and 6th Class boys. They play against loca..
Soccer is one of the most popular clubs in Divine Mercy SNS. There is a boys' team and a gi..
Cross Country meetings start in February. There are four race meetings which culminate in a Dubli..
The children in Divine Mercy SNS enjoy participating in cricket during the Spring and Summer. A..
The school will be entering a team into the Leinster Primary Chess League later in 2021. In 201..
Camogie is played in all classes in Divine Mercy SNS. Our senior team play in the Cumman na mBuns..
Rainbows is on Tuesday lunchtimes in the library. It is a support group for students going throug..
We always enter the annual Credit Union Schools Quiz. Mr Lynch says that it helps encourage learn..