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

Dóchas Family Centre (2/2)

Dóchas Family Centre (2/2)

  • 4th Oct 2022 9:59 am

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

Dóchas Family Centre (1/2)

Dóchas Family Centre (1/2)

  • 4th Oct 2022 9:59 am

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

Into The Woods with Room 12

Into The Woods with Room 12

  • 4th Oct 2022 9:47 am

Room 12 looked at the work of Vincent Van Gogh and his painting of “Into the Woods” to inspire their own autumnal paintings using perspective!

Gaelic Football Training

Gaelic Football Training

  • 3rd Oct 2022 5:46 pm

Gaelic Football training after school tomorrow for the boys in 4th, 5th and 6th Class.

Lucan Community College Open Day

Lucan Community College Open Day

  • 3rd Oct 2022 9:48 am

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)

Griffeen Community College Open Night

Griffeen Community College Open Night

  • 3rd Oct 2022 9:40 am

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)

Girls Gaelic Football

Girls Gaelic Football

  • 29th Sep 2022 9:40 pm

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 !!

Room 5 - Making Playdough

Room 5 - Making Playdough

  • 29th Sep 2022 6:52 pm

The boys and girls in Room 5 made playdough recently. They had a great time playing with it and making 3-D shapes. Making playdough at home is very easy. You only need five ingredients - water, flour, vegetable oil, salt and food colouring!

Divine Mercy Choir

Divine Mercy Choir

  • 29th Sep 2022 9:50 am

The parish choir is a great opportunity for our pupils, past and present to forge stronger links with our local church. Come along and join the fun ! See poster for more details .

Junior Boys' Gaelic Team vs Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada

Junior Boys' Gaelic Team vs Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada

  • 29th Sep 2022 7:59 am

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.

St. Kevin's Community College Open Night

St. Kevin's Community College Open Night

  • 29th Sep 2022 7:37 am

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)

Adamstown Community College Open Evening

Adamstown Community College Open Evening

  • 29th Sep 2022 7:05 am

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)

Spooky Selfies in Room 1

Spooky Selfies in Room 1

  • 28th Sep 2022 7:28 pm

Halloween is only around the corner and Room 1 are very excited. They used black chalk pastels to create spooky selfies that are inspired by the movie ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’.

Coláiste Phádraig Lucan Open Night

Coláiste Phádraig Lucan Open Night

  • 27th Sep 2022 2:27 pm

Parents/Guardians, There is an open evening 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)

Room 13 - Autumn Wreaths

Room 13 - Autumn Wreaths

  • 27th Sep 2022 2:23 pm

Room 13 made Autumn wreaths yesterday. We decided on what colours we associate with Autumn, and then cut out leaves of different shapes and sizes to add to our wreaths. They turned out really well and we had fun making them!

Free Adult English Classes

Free Adult English Classes

  • 27th Sep 2022 11:55 am

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

Basketball Training

Basketball Training

  • 26th Sep 2022 9:38 am

Basketball training is starting this week. Please look at the attachment for more information.

GAA 26th - 30th Sept

GAA 26th - 30th Sept

  • 23rd Sep 2022 4:40 pm

Mon - Junior Game vs GS Eiscir Riada Tues - Snr Training 2.40 - 3.30 Weds - Girls Game vs Sc Áine GNS Thursday - Senior Boys Game vs GS Naomh Pádraig GAA training every Morning for Girls team .

Jersey Presentation!

Jersey Presentation!

  • 23rd Sep 2022 1:32 pm

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.

Green Schools - National Walk to School Week

Green Schools - National Walk to School Week

  • 23rd Sep 2022 11:52 am

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.

GAA Cancelled

GAA Cancelled

  • 22nd Sep 2022 1:25 pm

Parents/Guardians, Due to the bad weather, the GAA match and after school training have been cancelled today. Thanks, Mr. Butler

Collinstown Park Community College Open Evening

Collinstown Park Community College Open Evening

  • 22nd Sep 2022 11:09 am

Parents/Guardians, This is on this evening and may be of interest to you. Thanks, O. Walters HSCL

Aladdin Connect

Aladdin Connect

  • 22nd Sep 2022 9:23 am

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: dmbalgaddysns@gmail.com

Courageous defeat

Courageous defeat

  • 21st Sep 2022 8:17 pm

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

Room 2 - Art Attack

Room 2 - Art Attack

  • 21st Sep 2022 7:19 pm

Take a look at Room 2's beautiful art! Bringing the outdoors ... INDOORS!

Room 11 - The Structure of the Earth

Room 11 - The Structure of the Earth

  • 21st Sep 2022 3:30 pm

Room 11 have been working hard on group projects all about The Earth, Volcanoes and The Pacific Ring of Fire. Take a look at the finished product!

Walk to School Week

Walk to School Week

  • 20th Sep 2022 2:58 pm

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

Divine Mercy SNS vs Esker Educate Together

Divine Mercy SNS vs Esker Educate Together

  • 20th Sep 2022 2:52 pm

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.

Autumn in Room 11

Autumn in Room 11

  • 20th Sep 2022 2:51 pm

Room 11 created an Autumn Spectacle in the corridor this week. We took inspiration from nature to capture the colour & texture of nature during autumn. Using paint, markers, crayons, crepe paper and our imagination! Enjoy our pumpkin pile & autumn leaves!

GAA 19th - 23rd Sept

GAA 19th - 23rd Sept

  • 19th Sep 2022 1:07 pm

Tuesday - Junior Boys game vs Esker ET + Training from 2.40 to 3.30 for 5/6th Wednesday - Girls Game vs Sc Mhuire GNS Thursday - Senior Boys game vs Eiscir Riada Great attendances for early Morning training . Well done everyone !

Keep busy in North Clondalkin Library!

Keep busy in North Clondalkin Library!

  • 19th Sep 2022 11:21 am

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.

STEM in Room 15

STEM in Room 15

  • 16th Sep 2022 5:20 pm

Room 15 engaged in a STEM challenge this week, seeing which group could build the longest chain using only one sheet of paper. Everyone demonstrated excellent problem solving skills and did a fantastic job. Well done all!

Divine Mercy vs Scoil Mhuire NS Woodview

Divine Mercy vs Scoil Mhuire NS Woodview

  • 16th Sep 2022 1:00 pm

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!

School Displays

School Displays

  • 15th Sep 2022 2:28 pm

Our corridors are awash with wonderful art displays again . It feels like the Art Attacks Balgaddy Gallery has returned to our doorstep.

Annual School Book Fair

Annual School Book Fair

  • 15th Sep 2022 1:55 pm

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!

Defeat for Girls Gaelic Team

Defeat for Girls Gaelic Team

  • 14th Sep 2022 8:31 pm

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

School Meals Scheme

School Meals Scheme

  • 12th Sep 2022 5:47 pm

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.

Girls' Gaelic Football Training

Girls' Gaelic Football Training

  • 12th Sep 2022 8:21 am

The girls had their first Gaelic Football training session of the year on Wednesday. It was great to see new and familiar faces turn up to practise their skills. We're looking forward to starting the season in the coming weeks!

The Sky Is the Limit in Room 1!

The Sky Is the Limit in Room 1!

  • 12th Sep 2022 8:20 am

The sky is the limit in Ms. Malone’s 4th Class. Room 1 were busy making goals for the school year ahead. The boys and girls also enjoyed making hot air balloons to brighten up their classroom.

GAA Reminder 12th - 16th Sept

GAA Reminder 12th - 16th Sept

  • 11th Sep 2022 12:46 pm

*GAA Reminder* Tues Junior Football match Wed Girls match Thurs Senior Boys Training for 6th Class Boys Tues 2.40 - 3.30pm Girls Training every morning from 8.30am in PE Hall

Gaelic Football 12th -16th

Gaelic Football 12th -16th

  • 8th Sep 2022 3:39 pm

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

Mr. Butler's Silhoutte Creations

Mr. Butler's Silhoutte Creations

  • 7th Sep 2022 7:35 pm

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!

Our thoughts are with the families.

Our thoughts are with the families.

  • 7th Sep 2022 9:50 am

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.

Ms Mangan's 4th Class

Ms Mangan's 4th Class

  • 7th Sep 2022 9:44 am

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 !

Boys' Gaelic Football Training

Boys' Gaelic Football Training

  • 6th Sep 2022 3:10 pm

The Boys' Gaelic Football training started back today. There was an amazing turnout and everyone had great fun! We are all very excited to start playing matches in the next few weeks!

Gaelic Football Training

Gaelic Football Training

  • 5th Sep 2022 2:09 pm

Boys and girls, Gaelic Football Training is starting this week. The boys are training on Tuesday and the girls are training on Wednesday. They are both on straight after school and finish at 15:20. Come along and have some fun!

Attention Past Pupils!!

Attention Past Pupils!!

  • 2nd Sep 2022 8:38 pm

Congratulations to all the former students of Divine Mercy SNS on getting your Leaving Cert Results. We are very proud of you all and we wish you well in your next chapter in education .

Reminder to Fill in Lunch Menu

Reminder to Fill in Lunch Menu

  • 2nd Sep 2022 1:41 pm

Can we please remind all families to fill in their preferences for Lunch Menu options over the weekend. Thanks

Welcome Autumn!

Welcome Autumn!

  • 1st Sep 2022 3:26 pm

Room 11 have started the year off with some beautiful art to represent the autumn colours we can see from our classroom window. Enjoy our "Welcome Autumn Trees" display by 6th Class!

Balgaddy's very own Rose of Tralee

Balgaddy's very own Rose of Tralee

  • 19th Aug 2022 12:09 pm

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!!!

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