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

6th Class Confirmation

6th Class Confirmation

  • 29th May 2024 3:45 pm

The children in Room 10 and Room 12 made their Confirmation in the Church of Divine Mercy today. It was a lovely occasion for everyone involved and we hope all families are enjoying the celebrations. We wish the best of luck to the children in Room 9 and Room 11 who make their Confirmation tomorrow. 

Junior Safety Forum

Junior Safety Forum

  • 27th May 2024 1:34 pm

Two representatives from our Junior Safety Forum were back in County Hall, Tallaght on Friday. They were able to see how an official meeting operates in the Council Chambers from the viewing gallery. Our forum have lots of suggestions to help everyone feel safe in Balgaddy and the children are looking forward to sharing them at the next meeting. 

Owen - HSCL

5th Class Parents/Guardians - Secondary School Information Talk

5th Class Parents/Guardians - Secondary School Information Talk

  • 27th May 2024 9:05 am

Parents/Guardians,


Choosing the right secondary school for your child can be difficult, as can the application process. To help with this, I am giving an information talk for parents/guardians next Tuesday 4th June at 6:30pm in the school hall.


Everyone that attends has the chance to win a €25 One4all gift card. 


If you have any questions please contact me on the number below.


Thanks,

Owen - HSCL

083 200 2449

School Calendar 2024 - 2025

School Calendar 2024 - 2025

  • 23rd May 2024 11:28 am

Parents/Guardians,


Please see the school calendar for 2024 - 2025.

It contains all the information you need in regards to school closures during the year. 

Room 6 - Busy gardening!

Room 6 - Busy gardening!

  • 22nd May 2024 1:06 pm

Ms. Malone and the children in Room 6 have been busy looking after the vegetables that they planted earlier in the year. Everyone is excited about Shannen from the Grow at School programme coming into Divine Mercy SNS tomorrow and doing some filming. There could be a few gardening superstars coming from Room 6! 

Junior Safety Forum

Junior Safety Forum

  • 17th May 2024 1:34 pm

The 5th Class pupils who were selected to represent their classmates as part of the Junior Safety Forum had their introductory workshop this morning in County Hall, Tallaght. It was great to meet other members of the forum and to sit in the Council Chambers. Many thanks to past pupil Shane Moynihan, South Dublin County Council and Roddy for ensuring we got there safely. 

Room 15's trip to Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel

Room 15's trip to Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel

  • 15th May 2024 9:47 pm

The boys and girls in Ms. Dee’s class were very lucky to have the opportunity to visit the home of the Irish Defence Forces Air Corps yesterday.


We had lots of fun seeing all of the different aircraft, including search and rescue helicopters, the Garda air support aircraft and military transport aircraft. We even got the chance to sit in their fire truck and try on some firefighter gear! 

Thankfully, the weather was on our side and the sun was out for the day! 

A special thank you to Aidan’s Dad, John, for organising the trip for us and to Roddy for bringing us on the school bus. 

Balgaddy Summer Project 2024

Balgaddy Summer Project 2024

  • 14th May 2024 1:26 pm

Parents/Guardians,

A former pupil is looking to get a Balgaddy Summer Project set up for children in the Balgaddy area. If you would be willing to help then please come along to the meeting this evening (Tuesday 14th May) in the Lucan Youth Services, The Griffeen Centre at 6:00.

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL

Junior Baking Club

Junior Baking Club

  • 14th May 2024 1:15 pm

Parents/Guardians,


There are 5 spaces available on this programme. It is starting on Thursday and is for any child between 9 and 12. 

If your son or daughter is interested please contact me on the number below.

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449

Athletics Training

Athletics Training

  • 12th May 2024 11:32 am

Athletics training will be on as usual tomorrow after school from 2.40-3.30.

Happy birthday and well done!

Happy birthday and well done!

  • 3rd May 2024 1:36 pm

Well done to Trish and her team in Balgaddy Child and Family Centre on their wonderful evaluation and happy 10th birthday! We are very lucky to have this Centre so close to our school and it continues to provide a huge number of valuable services to our children and parents.

Information for 6th Class Parents/Guardians

Information for 6th Class Parents/Guardians

  • 26th Apr 2024 12:50 pm

6th Class Parents/Guardians,

The transition from Primary to Secondary school will be upon you and your child soon enough. To help the Secondary school that your child will be attending have as much information as possible, there are 2 parts of your child’s Education Passport that need to be completed. 

The ‘My Profile’ worksheet will be completed by the children in school and the ‘My Child’s Profile’ has to be completed by parents/guardians at home. 

Some teachers have sent the form home already and some will be sending it home on Monday. When you do get it, could you please complete it and send it back into the class teacher. 

If you have any questions please contact me on the number below. 

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL

083 200 2449

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Back to Basics Boxing

Back to Basics Boxing

  • 25th Apr 2024 7:07 pm

Well done to Teejay Davis, who received his Back to Basics Boxing certificates this week. Teejay has worked hard every Wednesday for a few weeks now. We are very proud of you, Teejay.

Senior Hurling

Senior Hurling

  • 25th Apr 2024 7:00 pm

The senior boys put in a brave performance against a strong Scoil Áine Naofa team losing out on a scoreline of 4-7 to 2-4. There were some excellent scores by both teams. Colin Murphy had a fantastic game, but Mr. Breen won't be too pleased that he kept losing balls in the ditch after he scored!

6th Class Cricket Blitz

6th Class Cricket Blitz

  • 24th Apr 2024 4:36 pm

A great day for our 6th Class Cricket Blitz team today in Adamstown. Great to see so many teams taking part and a big thank you to @cricketleinster for organising such a great event. We are already looking forward to the 5th Class Blitz next week!

Achievement Award Winner

Achievement Award Winner

  • 23rd Apr 2024 11:22 am

Well done to Pat in Room 15 who has been working very well in school. As a result, he was presented with a boxing glove signed by former world champion Steve Collins. Keep up the good work Pat, and many thanks to Roddy for getting the glove signed.

National School Attendance Campaign
Poster Competition winners

National School Attendance Campaign Poster Competition winners

  • 22nd Apr 2024 1:05 pm

Well done to Brooke in Room 11 and Ishita in Room 4 who were our school winners in the National School Attendance Campaign Poster Competition. They will now go through to the Midlands and Northeast regional competition. 

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 and best of luck to our winners in the next round of the competition. 

Owen - HSCL 

083 200 2449

Athletics cancelled

Athletics cancelled

  • 22nd Apr 2024 12:26 pm

No athletics after school today as Ms Clarke is sick .

Achievement Award Winnner

Achievement Award Winnner

  • 19th Apr 2024 1:24 pm

Well done to Blake in Room 6 who has made great improvements attending school. As a result, he was presented with an Achievement Award certificate by Ms. Halpin. Keep up the good work Blake! 

Skye's the limit !

Skye's the limit !

  • 17th Apr 2024 8:56 pm

Our Senior Camogie team had a great game today v St.Marys Saggart. A first competitive game of camogie for many of the girls. Fantastic skills on show with a great team goal in the 2nd half. Special mention to skye Bayly for her brilliant goal! Well done all, looking forward to next week's game now.

Boxing Certificates

Boxing Certificates

  • 17th Apr 2024 8:47 pm

Lots of boys received Back to Boxing Basics certificates today . More will receive them in the coming weeks, and some of our children have been chosen as leaders to help Coach Paddy Jennings, who will be training more boys and girls from our school . Well done to everyone!

Senior Boys Epic Cup Encounter

Senior Boys Epic Cup Encounter

  • 17th Apr 2024 7:56 pm

Our Boys team lost in a Cup thriller on penos against St Joseph Terenure. The game was 2-2 after normal time with Esham nicking one to bring it to ET. The game had everything and finished 3-3 AET. The ref should be commended for his fantastic attitude towards the players.

Basketball coach

Basketball coach

  • 16th Apr 2024 4:38 pm

Erin and Danny from Basketball Ireland came in to give the lucky students in fifth class some tips on how to dribble, pass and shoot in basketball. Let’s hope this will help inspire next years basketball team to follow in the footsteps of our sixth class champions!

Food Dudes!

Food Dudes!

  • 15th Apr 2024 3:27 pm

Children from Divine Mercy SNS took part in Phase 3 of the Food Dudes programme last week. As part of Food Dudes Week, the children enjoyed tasting foods such as tomatoes, blueberries, bananas, courgettes, apples, carrots, peppers and oranges. The pupils really enjoyed trying new fruits and vegetables and we are strongly encouraging them to continue to bring in their own in their special Food Dudes lunchboxes. Well done boys and girls!

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 .

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