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.
The children in Room 5 celebrated the start of 2022 by producing this bright and colourful display. Each child had their own sheet of paper to colour in and when they put them together it made this terrific piece of collaborative artwork.
Room 11 have started projects on Africa this week! We have started with some research on different countries in Africa. We also created some African Sunset Art. We created silhouettes of animals you would find on the grasslands of Africa. Our projects will be ready to read in a couple of weeks!
Parents/Guardians, We hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and we wish you a happy new year. This is a reminder that we are reopening tomorrow morning (Thursday 6th January) and sticking to the staggered opening and closing times for the foreseeable future. This is 8:50 - 14:30 for 5th and 6th Classes and 9:00 - 14:40 for 3rd and 4th Classes. Also, please remind your child to wear their face mask when they are in school. Thank you, Staff of Divine Mercy SNS
As part of our contribution to the INTO and Self-help Africa One Million Trees campaign we planted 17 trees today; a beautiful, bright, crisp day-perfect for a bit of gardening! We planted native Irish trees: 3 alder, 3 hawthorn, 3 birch, 3 Hazel, 3 rowan and 2 Oak trees. A big thank you to Roddy and Dominic for all of their help and hard work preparing for today. The kids did a fantastic job too! We raised €300, which will be used to plant 1500 trees in Africa! A special thank you must go to Viktor in Room 4, who so generously donated €50 from his own savings. How very kind Viktor, what a wonderful gift to give! That will provide developing communities with 250 trees! Thank you to all of the children for making today such a success. Maria Meehan
We would like to present to you our Student Council for this year. Elections were held in early November and meetings held in late November with aims and priorities discussed for this year. The Student Council plays a vital role in our school as the views of the students are so important in making our school an inclusive school. Here are our Student Council members: 3rd Class Milla Volskaite, Leah Johnson, Christian Duffy 4th Class Holly Brennan, Jake O'Donoghue, Conor Doyle, Harry Sharpe 5th Class Abbie O'Donoghue, Rodney Kiesse, Sid Santos, Camden Crawford, Cian Foy Brien 6th Class Daniel Wagu, Glenn Byrne, Nathan Chikono, Sarah Johnny, Emma Mc Keever Walsh
Dear Parents/Guardians, I hope you are all keeping safe and well. As we are approaching the Christmas Holiday I would like to bring the following items to your attention. The school will close for the holidays at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 22nd. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will all be Christmas Jumper Days. If your son/daughter has a Christmas jumper they can wear it on 1 or all 3 of these days. As a precaution we will be allowing the children to take home their book boxes next week. This is to facilitate in the unlikely event that the schools will not reopen on January 6th and we move to remote learning. We sincerely hope that this will not be the case. If it is the case that your child will not be in school next week, please ensure that they take their book boxes home with them on Friday. Kind Regards, Mary Hyland, Acting Principal
Hi all, We’re taking part in the One Million Trees campaign that's being run by the INTO & Self help Africa. We're going to have a tree planting day tomorrow where each class will.... plant a tree! The kids are encouraged to dress in green and bring in a donation of €1 each. For every tree we plant 10 will be planted in Africa! For more information click this link: https://selfhelpafrica.org/onemilliontrees/ Thanks, Maria Meehan
Parents/Guardians, If your child is in 6th Class and has not secured a place for secondary school please read the attachment from St. Kevin’s Community College who have increased their capacity for next year so applications are still open. Many thanks, Eibhlin Campbell
We are delighted to let you know that The Divine Cinema reopened this week! All the classes in the school are going to be able to watch a Christmas movie on the big screen while enjoying some popcorn! Many thanks to Emma and Roddy who have done a great job preparing the hall.
Dear Parents/Guardians, As many of you may have seen on the news, due to the late change in status by Met Eireann for Dublin from a yellow to an orange alert area, the Department of Education has announced that schools in Dublin will remain closed today: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/43717-statement-from-the-department-of-education-on-storm-barra-7-december-2021/ We apologise for the previous message and any inconvenience caused. Please stay safe and hopefully we will reopen on Thursday. Many thanks, Mary Hyland
Dear Parents/Guardians, We apologise for the late message but due to the significant nature of Storm Barra, we have be advised by the Department of Education not to open tomorrow, 7 December. The statement is attached here: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/9102b-statement-on-storm-barra/ We hope you all stay safe and look forward to seeing everyone back in Divine Mercy SNS on Wednesday morning. Many thanks, Mary Hyland
It is December and the Christmas annuals are back!! They are going on sale in all classrooms tomorrow (Friday) and each Friday between now and the holiday. They are only €3 each, which is great value as they provide hours of fun. The money will be collected by each class teacher in the morning and the books will be distributed by Emma in the afternoon.
Parents/Guardians, We have just been informed by the Department of Education that from tomorrow (1st December) all children in 3rd Class and above will be required to wear a face mask/covering in school. There are exemptions to this and they can found on the document attached. Advice on how to use face masks properly can be found here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/ Thank you for you cooperation, Staff of DMSNS https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5999_20211130194501.pdf
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