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

Athletics Training

Athletics Training

  • 14th Apr 2024 7:31 pm

Athletics training will be back tomorrow until 3.30 as usuals for anyone who has handed in their permission slip.

The Divine Marcy Way Awards

The Divine Marcy Way Awards

  • 12th Apr 2024 3:06 pm

These super children were all awarded with a certificate from Ms. Halpin for their outstanding contribution to The Devine Mercy Way. The children have shown great example to others in our school community. Well done everyone!

Activities, courses and services in Quarryvale FRC

Activities, courses and services in Quarryvale FRC

  • 11th Apr 2024 12:04 pm

Parents/Guardians,

There are a large number of activities, courses and services going on in Quarryvale Family Resource Centre. Please see the attached flyers and if you have any questions or queries please contact me on the number below.

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL

083 200 2449

Karate Kid!

Karate Kid!

  • 11th Apr 2024 11:36 am

Albert from Room 6 has recently been awarded with his Yellow/Black belt in Savage Martial Arts Club. Albert really enjoys karate, especially keeping fit and learning new moves. Well done Albert! 

Online Safety Webinar for Parents

Online Safety Webinar for Parents

  • 10th Apr 2024 9:16 am

Parents/Guardians,

With the number of children who have access to smartphones and also the internet increasing all the time, Webwise Ireland are offering a free Online Safety Webinar for parents. 

You can get expert advice from Dr. Colm Noctor on supporting your child online and there is also information on the  Webwise Ireland website which has supports for families.

Registration:

Thanks,
Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449

Copper Art

Copper Art

  • 9th Apr 2024 5:40 pm

Kaiden in Room 4 produced this terrific piece of artwork in the Balgaddy Child and Family Centre Easter Camp. It’s known as copper art and Kaiden was lucky to have Shane help him with the process. Well done Kaiden!  

Congratulations Sara!

Congratulations Sara!

  • 9th Apr 2024 3:36 pm

Sara in Room 16 won these medals over Easter. Sara won silver for sparring and gold for patterns in Taekwon-Do. Well done Sara, we are all very proud of you. Keep up the amazing work!

Future Taekwon-Do Champion!

Future Taekwon-Do Champion!

  • 9th Apr 2024 3:24 pm

A huge congratulations to Callum Thompson from Room 12. Callum is a budding martial artist who, over the Easter holidays, secured two silver medals and a bronze medal in the Dublin Open. He competed in three events, patterns, special techniques and sparring. We are very proud of Callum here in Divine Mercy SNS. He is a fantastic boy with a very bright future ahead of him!

Thanks for helping to fundraise

Thanks for helping to fundraise

  • 9th Apr 2024 10:04 am

Ms Halpin and the Parents Association are delighted with everyone who helped fundraise for our School. To help with our movement breaks and timeout time, some Weighted Vests and Blankets were purchased along with our Fusbol and Air Hockey table. Thanks again.

Coding Club

Coding Club

  • 8th Apr 2024 1:12 pm

Parents/Guardians,

There are a few places remaining for the Coding Club in the Balgaddy Child and Family Centre. The club is for 10 - 12 year olds and they will be building their own computer games using code!

Fill out the form below to register your child’s interest.


Thanks,

Owen - HSCL

083 200 2449

Afterschool Athletics Cancelled Today

Afterschool Athletics Cancelled Today

  • 8th Apr 2024 10:50 am

Athletics after school today is cancelled as Ms Clarke is absent from school. Apologies for short notice .

A-mazing Work in Room 2

A-mazing Work in Room 2

  • 23rd Mar 2024 7:46 pm

Room 2 had great fun this week using the Kapla blocks in class to create some intricate maze designs.

Room 16 - Trip to Arthur Griffith Park

Room 16 - Trip to Arthur Griffith Park

  • 23rd Mar 2024 6:18 pm

Room 16 had a great day out in AGP yesterday. Lots of fun was had by all of the kids and even their teacher too! Happy Easter everyone!

Outstanding Contribution to The Divine Mercy Way

Outstanding Contribution to The Divine Mercy Way

  • 22nd Mar 2024 1:21 pm

12 children were awarded Unique Certificates for their Outstanding Contribution to The Divine Mercy Way in recent times. The children have shown great example to others with excellent manners, being polite, and bringing a smile to others in our school community. Well done to Rafi, Riley Elliot, Justin Kaitlyn, Skye, Ayana, Patrick, Angelina, Sophia, Denise B and Mary.

Raffle and Book Blitz Winners

Raffle and Book Blitz Winners

  • 22nd Mar 2024 1:13 pm

We had a very exciting build up to Easter with lots of reading taking place in our school. Well done to Ms Malones, Room 6, on Winning the Class Trip to Bounce and Beyond. A big congratulations to Ella Bayly in room 4, Ms McClellands, on winning the Easter Hamper.

Food Dudes Week

Food Dudes Week

  • 22nd Mar 2024 11:44 am

Parents/Guardians,


We are delighted to let you know that all the children are taking part in the Food Dudes Week and this will take place from April 8th - April 12th. 

Please see the attachment for more information. 

Thanks,

Ms. Nolan
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Student Council

Student Council

  • 22nd Mar 2024 9:22 am

We will like to congratulate and say a huge thank you to all the boys and girls who worked so hard on the Student Council 2023- March 2024.Well done to: Evan Hayes, Lily McEvoy, Sara Dragota, Michael Ogueri, Lily Parker, Colin Murphy, Trust Ehrunmwunse, Liya Tom, Skye Bayly and Madison Sheltingo. They had a pizza party to finish their term in office.

Grow It Yourself Schools Initiative!

Grow It Yourself Schools Initiative!

  • 21st Mar 2024 5:53 pm

Room 6 have been busy weeding the beds in the garden and planting as part of the Grow At School food education programme through the Clondalkin Sláintecare Healthy Community. The children planted a variety of salad leaves, beats, Swiss chard and sunflowers. The daffodils that the boys and girls planted in November are blooming well! 

Athletics Coaching

Athletics Coaching

  • 21st Mar 2024 4:11 pm

Janice Moseley from Active Sports partnership has coached our 4th class children for a few weeks now. She works with some of our 3rd and 5th class children also. The children have been working on their running, throwing and catching skills and are really enjoying working with Janice! 

Cricket Coaching

Cricket Coaching

  • 21st Mar 2024 2:58 pm

Cricket Coaching with Leinster Cricket has taken place all week. Thanks to Naomi and Anne for calling by. Over 200 children were catered for. We are looking forward to the blitzes soon.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

  • 21st Mar 2024 10:01 am

Our lost and found basket has filled up considerably lately. The clothes have been left on display this week. They will be available from Room 8. Please ask your class teacher if your child is missing clothes. We will be putting the clothes in a clothes bank or charity shop in May

Boxing in Balgaddy with Paddy

Boxing in Balgaddy with Paddy

  • 21st Mar 2024 9:37 am

The boys have 5 weeks completed on their Boxing Programme with Paddy Jennings and seem to be making great strides. Lets hope this continues and they receive their Certs soon.

National School Attendance Campaign
Poster Competition

National School Attendance Campaign Poster Competition

  • 20th Mar 2024 2:39 pm

Parents/Guardians,

In Divine Mercy SNS we are always emphasising the importance of good attendance to our children, parents and guardians. Many thanks to those who helped their child create their attendance poster last week. They still have plenty of time to give their posters to me and if they are like the ones I have received so far then I can’t wait to see them! Here’s a few that caught my eye already!

Owen - HSCL

083 200 2449

Copper Art Workshop

Copper Art Workshop

  • 20th Mar 2024 2:03 pm

Parents/Guardians,

There is a Copper Art Workshop next week in the Balgaddy Child and Family Centre with Shane. 

It’s for children aged from 10 - 16 and is on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Click the link below to register your interest now!


Thanks,

Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449

Balgaddy Child and Family Centre Easter Camp

Balgaddy Child and Family Centre Easter Camp

  • 20th Mar 2024 10:23 am

Parents/Guardians,

There is an Easter Camp in Balgaddy Child and Family next week.

The camp will run next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00am to 1:00pm for 6 -12 year olds.

If you are interested please click on the link below and complete the form.


Thanks,

Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449

Indoor Soccer League

Indoor Soccer League

  • 18th Mar 2024 2:07 pm

Since early January 140 boys and girls from across 4th, 5th and 6th class have been taking part in an indoor soccer league. After 42 games and 244 goals in the group stages we are this week beginning the knock out stages of the competition. The Round of 16 is as follows: Ireland v Turkey, Austria v Albania, Serbia v Denmark, Slovakia v Belgium, Croatia v Wales, N Ireland v Spain, Slovenia v Greece and England v Portugal! We will keep you updated! Many thanks to Ms Clarke, Mr Breen, Mr Phillips and Mr Dooley for their help.

Dublin Primary Schools Basketball League Finals

Dublin Primary Schools Basketball League Finals

  • 15th Mar 2024 7:29 pm

It was a busy day for the boys and girls from Divine Mercy SNS today with both teams playing in the Dublin Primary Schools Basketball League finals in Tallaght. 

The girls played their heart out and fought for everything but unfortunately they lost to a strong Hansfield ETNS team. Hard luck to all and well done for their efforts.

Congratulations to the boys basketball team who won a tremendous final against Hansfield. Our opponents led the game 13-8 starting the final period but by the end of normal time the score was level at 15-15. In overtime, the first team that scores wins and Rafi was the hero getting the winning score! Well done to the whole squad: Colin, Braxton, Simon, Joen, Daniel, Trust, Scott,  Andreas, Alex, Justin, Rafi and Elliot.

Mr. Lynch & Ms. Farrell

Book Blitz Extended!

Book Blitz Extended!

  • 15th Mar 2024 2:53 pm

Due to the amount of sickness this week, we feel that in order to give all classes a fair chance at winning this amazing prize, the Book Blitz will now be extended. The new closing date will be Thursday, 21st March. 


Here is a little clip of the amazing price up for grabs: 


We hope that everyone has a great St. Patrick’s Day and you all enjoy the long weekend! ️

Don’t forget to keep reading those books!  

Books = Bounce  

Balgaddy Green Week

Balgaddy Green Week

  • 14th Mar 2024 11:46 pm

Anthony from County Partnership is doing fantastic work.in the area. The remit for this initiative are the estates of Meile/Tor and Burgh an Rí and Foxdene. If you have any enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact him.

Dublin 5 Aside Competition

Dublin 5 Aside Competition

  • 14th Mar 2024 5:01 pm

Well done to boys soccer team who won their section in the FAI Dublin 5 aside Competition. 16 schools were involved . They qualify now for the Dublin finals. The boys played 5 games and won the final on penalties. Great achievement as all players got equal playing time!

National School Attendance Campaign Poster Competition

National School Attendance Campaign Poster Competition

  • 14th Mar 2024 2:07 pm

Dear Parents/Guardians,


As partners in your child’s education, we believe in the importance of promoting good school attendance. Regular attendance not only supports academic success but also fosters a sense of responsibility and commitment in your child.

To further encourage and highlight the significance of attendance, there is a National School Attendance Campaign Poster Competition for all students in Ireland. This evening the child have no other homework except your assistance in helping them create an engaging and informative poster that promotes good school attendance. There will be spot prizes for everyone who enters and this means that regardless of whether your child’s poster is selected as a winning entry, they will still have a chance to receive a prize just for participating. 

We encourage you to share this exciting news with your child and encourage them to participate in the poster design activity. Together, we can make a positive impact on attendance awareness and promote a culture of regular school attendance among our students.

Here are some tips to guide you and your child through the poster design process:

1. Brainstorm Ideas: Sit down with your child and discuss the importance of attending school regularly. Encourage them to think about creative ways to convey this message through imagery and text.

2. Plan the Layout: Help your child plan the layout of the poster. Decide on a focal point and allocate space for important information such as statistics on attendance, motivational quotes, and eye-catching visuals.

3. Use Colour and Graphics: Encourage your child to use bright colours and engaging graphics to attract attention to the poster. Visual elements such as icons, symbols, and illustrations can effectively convey the message of attendance.

4. Keep it Clear and Concise: Remind your child to keep the message clear and concise. Avoid cluttering the poster with too much text or complex visuals. A simple and straightforward design will be more effective in getting the message across.

5. Include a Call to Action: Encourage your child to include a call to action on the poster, inviting their peers to strive for better attendance and highlighting the benefits of regular school attendance.

6. Personal Touch: Encourage your child to add a personal touch to the poster, whether it’s a handwritten message or a drawing that reflects their own experiences and perspective on the importance of attendance.

We believe that involving parents/guardians in this activity will not only enhance the quality of the posters but also strengthen the bond between home and school in promoting student success. We look forward to seeing the creative designs that your child comes up with!

Thank you for your support and participation.

Owen - HSCL

083 200 2449

Parents Association

Parents Association

  • 13th Mar 2024 5:36 pm

The Parents Association met today in school. There were some great ideas suggested, and we have established a plan for the committee going forward. It also was lovely to be able to show them some of our recent investments for our children. Next meeting is 17th April and we welcome any new members .

Basketball Finals on Friday!

Basketball Finals on Friday!

  • 13th Mar 2024 5:19 pm

The Basketball finals take place on Friday in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. Parents and family of players taking part are very welcome to attend. The girls' final starts at 10am. The boy's final starts at 11am.

Good luck Amalia!

Good luck Amalia!

  • 13th Mar 2024 11:20 am

Best of luck to our brilliant SCP Project Worker Amalia, who is getting married this Saturday. We hope that Amalia and Hugh have a great day and everyone in Divine Mercy SNS wishes them a lifetime of happiness together.

Upcoming activities in North Clondalkin Library

Upcoming activities in North Clondalkin Library

  • 12th Mar 2024 10:35 am

Parents/Guardians,

There are some great activities going on in North Clondalkin Library this week. Please see the flyers attached for more information.

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL

Senior Boys Football

Senior Boys Football

  • 11th Mar 2024 4:20 pm

The boys played their first game of the season against St Mary’s Rowlagh last week. It was a lovely day for a game of football and the boys used the good weather conditions to their advantage and started very well, playing some great football. Rafi opened the scoring after another lung-busting run from his own half. He added a second goal shortly after with a delightful chip to see Divine Mercy go into half time winning two nil. The boys worked hard to keep a clean sheet and a brilliant performance saw them come out on top at full time. Brilliant work boys!

World Book Doors!

World Book Doors!

  • 11th Mar 2024 2:00 pm

The teachers and the children in their classes worked very hard to design their classroom doors as books for World Book Day. On Thursday, the children visited each classroom and tried to guess the book each door represented. There was a great atmosphere around the school and we had lots of fun. Well done to the winners from each year group!

Engineers Week

Engineers Week

  • 11th Mar 2024 1:19 pm

It was great to see the boys and girls engage so well with the activities that were organised for Engineers Week. The children worked together, designing, creating and testing their boats, bridges and towers. A few even practised the art of making paper aeroplanes. The children had great fun and developed some key skills at the same time. It is clear that we have some budding engineers on our hands!

Quiz Masters!

Quiz Masters!

  • 8th Mar 2024 9:27 am

A huge congratulations to Chardonnay, Eimear, Kayden and Trust from Ms Ahern’s 6th Class. They came third place in this year’s Inter-Schools Table Quiz, scoring a whopping 45 points and securing their place in the final! Well done boys and girls, we are very proud of your achievement. A big thank you to North Clondalkin Library for the wonderful opportunity!

World Book Week

World Book Week

  • 7th Mar 2024 9:30 pm

Teachers decorated their doors to the theme of a book. Ms Hyland arranged a competition to see who could guess the most correct. Well done to our 5 winners . There was a great buzz around the school this week. Thanks to all who took part in the competition and in DEAR time . Some student and teachers dressed up too !

Room 2 - Engineers Week

Room 2 - Engineers Week

  • 7th Mar 2024 3:15 pm

The children in Room 2 had a great time during Engineers Week. They built towers using the Kapla, made boats and built bridges. Take a look at the fun they had! 

Basketball Training - Cancelled

Basketball Training - Cancelled

  • 7th Mar 2024 2:29 pm

Please note that basketball training for girls is cancelled after school. Training will resume next Thursday, the 14th of March 2024. Thank you and apologies for any inconveniences.

Maths Fun!

Maths Fun!

  • 7th Mar 2024 2:27 pm

Harlie, Suheb and Joe enjoyed using play dough to construct some lines and angles that they learned about in Ms. Nolan’s class. What a great idea Ms. Nolan! 

Balgaddy Book Blitz

Balgaddy Book Blitz

  • 5th Mar 2024 4:12 pm

As world book day is approaching, we wanted to encourage the children to read more and put down their electronic devices and pick up a book. So, our fundraiser “Balgaddy Book Blitz” runs from 4th March till 15th March. The aim is for children to read daily and log the books they complete, while also being sponsored. The children will have their sponsorship card home with them, so we encourage you to pop it up on the fridge and mark it off as they complete their books

North Clondalkin Library Homework Club

North Clondalkin Library Homework Club

  • 4th Mar 2024 2:32 pm

Parents/Guardians, 

The after-school homework club in North Clondalkin Library resumes today (Monday 4th March.)

The club is on  Monday-Thursday afternoons from  2:30 to 3:30 and is suitable for 1st  Class - 6th Class students.   

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL 

Lego&Us

Lego&Us

  • 1st Mar 2024 12:51 pm

The Lego&Us programme continued in Divine Mercy on Tuesday. This week, Kerri from the Balgaddy Child and Family Centre, got everyone to use the Lego to recreate a scene from a movie or a book - look how well they turned out! Everyone is looking forward to the last session next Tuesday. 

Owen - HSCL

Texaco Art Competition

Texaco Art Competition

  • 29th Feb 2024 4:47 pm

We are looking forward to entering the Texaco Art Competition again this year. Have a look at some of the terrific entries from Ms. Hill's and Mr. Lynch's classes!

Reduce your energy costs!

Reduce your energy costs!

  • 29th Feb 2024 2:28 pm

Parents/Guardians,


We are delighted to be part of the Sláintecare Healthy Communities ‘Energy Use in the Home Project.’ This will help households get advice on energy costs and how to reduce bills. 

If you are interested in taking part, please contact me on the number below and I can give you more information.

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449

A winning start to the soccer season!

A winning start to the soccer season!

  • 27th Feb 2024 4:33 pm

The boys’ soccer team had their first match of the season today in the Dublin Senior Cup preliminary round. It was an away fixture against Our Lady’s of Victories, Ballymun. The boys performed brilliantly and won by 3 goals to 1. The boys’ team will have future cup games, Clondalkin League games and the SPAR 5 a-side tournament to look forward to over the next few months. Well done!

Basketball Blitz in Inchicore

Basketball Blitz in Inchicore

  • 22nd Feb 2024 1:55 pm

6 boys and 6 girls had a very enjoyable morning in the Oblates Basketball Hall in Inchicore on Tuesday. They played a series of 3v3 games against schools from the South Dublin area. Thanks so much to Basketball Ireland for organising the event.

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  • Science in Room 1
  • The Empowering Communities Programme
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  • 4th Class Trip to Griffeen Valley Park
  • 4th Class Trip to Griffeen Valley
  • 5th Class School Tour
  • 6th Class School Tour
  • 4th Class trip to the Library
  • 4th Class School Tour
  • Room 8 - Trip to Griffeen Valley Park
  • Basketball Finals 2023
  • Junior Hurling 30-5-23
  • Room 15 Gymnastics
  • A Taste of Europe in Room 16
  • Botanic Garden Trip - 4th class
  • FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy Blitz
  • Blue Star Programme
  • Visit to Verizon Services Ireland - Room 14
  • 6th Class go to Kilmainham Gaol
  • Boxfit
  • BOYS INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE AND FOOTBALL COACHING
  • SCP Easter Soccer Match
  • Soccer in Divine Mercy
  • Rugby - 4th Class
  • Ceolchoirm
  • Lá Glas
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge Fun!
  • Céilí sa Halla
  • 100% Attendance
  • WW2 Projects by Room 11
  • Garda Community GAA Blitz
  • World Book Day Dress Up!
  • Room 14 - Clay Gargoyles
  • Community Outreach Programme
  • Green Schools News - Cycling Workshop
  • Croke Park Trip
  • Basketball Update from Ms. Farrell
  • 3rd Class Blitz - Lucan Sarsfields
  • Crazy Hair Day
  • Impressionism Art - Room 14
  • Blessing of Candles Ceremony