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.
As part of science week last week, the children in room one were testing the properties of different materials. They made houses, and parachutes to carry eggs safely to the ground. With the majority of eggs surviving their flights, it’s safe to say we have some engineers in the making!
The children in Mr Phillips’ class had a very special trip to North Clondalkin library on Tuesday. Dave from Dave’s Jungle showed them lots of different animals and some of the brave children got to hold them. The children got to see a python, a tarantula, a bull frog, different lizards, a scorpion and a snapping turtle. Thanks so much to Dave’s Jungle and North Clondalkin Library for organising this for us. It was an amazing experience!
The Parents Association is bringing some festive cheer to our next fundraiser. We know how busy this time of year can be for families. An extra helping hand around the house is always welcome. We have decided to create the “12 chores of Christmas” Children will receive their Fundraising Cards tomorrow in their bag, so please get sponsoring and make the most of the help at home.
A big thank you to Anthony from South Dublin Community Partnership for inviting our Staff, Students and Parents to help with the Community Clean Up today. It was a really rewarding morning and a great message to send to our children about caring for our community.
We are delighted to let you know that Harlie from Mr. Lynch’s class is performing with her stage school in the Late Late Toy Show on Friday night! Her stage school, StageKidz Academy, have been rehearsing hard for the past few weeks in The Clasaċ Theatre, Clontarf. Harlie feels very excited to be involved in the biggest tv show of the year! Her family and everyone at school are very proud of her and we all hope she that has a wonderful time!
On Friday the 24th South Dublin County Partnership have invited our Student Council and our Parents Association to take part in a Community Clean Up. We will meet at the school gates at 10am where we will collectively take part in picking up litter in our area. We are delighted to link in with SDCP and learn more about the programs, services, and initiatives they do, and to see how we can help our community.
This was sent to the school by Keith Ryan, a former pupil of Divine Mercy SNS and now Health Promotion and Improvement Officer for the HSE. Please register if it interests you - even if you can’t attend live, the webinar will be recorded and be made available after.
Owen - HSCL
You are invited to register for our Vaping/E-cigarettes : Get the Facts webinar, taking place on November 22nd 11am-12.30 pm (Dublin Time)
The number of people who vape has increased significantly in Ireland in recent years. Data focused on 16 year olds, found 1-in-5 were using E-cigarettes in 2019 which is double what it was in 2015. More up-to-date Irish data is due to be published early next year. Based on these recent trends, we expect this will confirm a further increase in E-cigarette use among children and young people in Ireland. Adults’ usage has increased from just 3% in 2016 to 6% in 2022.
This is concerning as the longer-term health effects of vaping are uncertain at this time. During this webinar you will hear from experts about this important and emerging issue.
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We will also hear from young people who vape, why they started and how difficult it is to stop.
I am reaching out to you on behalf of Women’s Collective Lucan to extend an invitation to their upcoming Drug Awareness Information Workshop in Adamstown. The event is on tomorrow, Tuesday 21st November from 10:00 - 12:00 pm in the Adamstown Youth & Community Centre.
This workshop aims to shed light on the existing drug issues, foster understanding, and equip participants with valuable information.
To secure your place at the workshop please fill in the form here:
Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449
We are coming towards the closing stages of our Basketball League. Over 80 boys have taken part in the 12 team competition. Each team will play 5 games with an opportunity to play on the school team, too. New York Knicks and the Milwaukee Bucks currently top each of their groups and could meet in the final. With one round of games left to play it’s all up for grabs with Miami Heat in close proximity to top spot!
Our school has played two matches over the past two weeks. We play schools from the local Lucan and Newcastle area. In our first game of the season, we played Scoil Mhuire Lucan. In an evenly matched contest, we narrowly lost 15-14. In our second game last Friday, we played Adamstown ET and won 20-13. We have a few more matches to play, and we are enjoying the experience. The following boys have played over the last 2 weeks; Kayden, Brody A, Trust, Scott, Gabriel, Nick, Andreas, Alex D, Harley R, Justin, Elliot, Rafi, Colin M, Braxton C, Daniel B, Joen, Jason A
Mr. Breen’s and Ms. Hill’s classes had a great time in Griffeen CC on Wednesday as part of Science Week. The TY students went through a number of experiments with them in one of their science labs, which included using a microscope and also looking at the ph levels of different liquids. Many thanks to Ms. Regan, Ms. Morrow and Mr. Kelly from Griffeen CC for being so kind and welcoming to everyone from Divine Mercy SNS!
As part of Mindfulness Week, the children will be participating in a ‘Cosy Day’ tomorrow, Friday 17th.
The children are encouraged to wear their own comfortable clothes and sensible footwear. The children can also bring in a blanket and/or a small cushion. They will be participating in classroom mindful activities.
SCHOOL OPENS at 10.20 am TOMORROW Schools in the Orange Weather Warning Zone (Dublin) are being advised by Keith Leonard, National Director of Fire and Emergency Management, to remain closed until 10am tomorrow morning. If there are any changes or updates the school will keep you posted. We apologise for such late notice, Regina Halpin
Next Monday, 13th November, marks the beginning of our annual Mindfulness Week. The children will engage in a variety of mindful activities to promote wellbeing throughout the school, including yoga so don’t forget to bring a soft blanket with you to school!
The children in Room 6 were busy tending to the school garden today. They planted daffodil bulbs and are excited to see them bloom in February. We plan to plant garlic, onions and more bulbs in the next few weeks.
We are thrilled that we were selected to take part in the Grow At School food education programme through the Clondalkin Sláintecare Healthy Community. A big thank you to Roddy and the children who helped to fill the raised beds with soil.
Please find attached the Events & Activities Brochures for November 2023 in North Clondalkin Library for adults.
Unless ‘All welcome’ is stated, booking is essential, and as stated for each event.
Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place in person in North Clondalkin Library.
All events and activities are free of charge.
Owen - HSCL
Parents/Guardians, A few places have just come available for this course, if you are interested please contact me (Owen) or Kerri: The Balgaddy Child and Family Centre are running a Mindful Family Course for parents or guardians starting on Wednesday, 8th November for 6 weeks. This is a follow on from 4 the Family which they ran last year and was really enjoyed by all of our parents who attended. It is open to everyone and should be very interesting and give lots of great ideas for you to use at home. It is also a great way to get out and meet new people. If interested, contact me or Kerri on 086 136 0524. See the attachment for more information. Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449
The children were so excited for Halloween Dress Up day today. Everyone looked SPOOKtacular! After some very difficult decisions, the best dressed children were picked from each class and an overall winner was chosen from each year. Well done to everybody and we hope you all have a Happy Halloween!
The boys and girls from Divine Mercy SNS took part in the Dublin Bus Glanmore soccer competition last Thursday. They had a great day and the boys came home with bronze medals in third place. The girl’s team were very unlucky to narrowly be beaten on penalties in the final and came home with silver medals. Both teams showed great skill and teamwork on the pitch. Well done boys and girls!!
Also a massive thank you to Alan Silver for organising the tournament and for Glanmore and the local Guards and Fire Service for their support in making the day a great success.
6th Class Parents/Guardians, Please ensure that you get your child’s application form for secondary school handed into the different schools. There are a number of schools where the deadline has passed or is in the next few days. We always recommend applying to 4 or 5 schools as there is a lot of competition for places. These forms are available on the different schools' websites, or your child can get them from their teacher. I've attached an information attachment with this message that you might find useful. Thanks, Owen - HSCLhttps://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8773_20231026144453.pdf
All the participants had a very enjoyable second session of yoga this week. Heather, our instructor from the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB, worked on strength and flexibility, and this was followed by a coffee and treat afterwards, which was well deserved! There are still a few places free, so if you are interested, please contact Owen or Siobhán on the numbers below. Owen - 083 200 2449 Siobhán - 083 136 4952
Parents/Guardians, The Balgaddy Child and Family Centre is hosting a Healthy Food Made Easy evening course this month. If you are interested in learning some easy and budget friendly meals, then give Roisin a call on 0860490866. Thanks, Owen - HSCL
We are very lucky to have a facility like North Clondalkin Library nearby. They are having two workshops over the next few days.
On Saturday 14th October they have a fantastic Lámh workshop. There are a limited number of spaces available.
On Monday 16th October they have a talk Using Toys to Support our Childs language Development. All are welcome to attend this talk.
For more information please contact me on the number below.
Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449
There are a few spaces left in the Coding Club in the Balgaddy Child and Family Centre. It is on every Monday at 3:30pm.
It’s for children aged 9-12 using Minecraft Education Edition to combine subject areas from the Irish primary school curriculum and gameplay with an emphasis on Maths, English, History, Science and Digital Literacy.
If your child is interested please contact me on the number below.
Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449
We were delighted to be selected to take part in the Grow At School food education programme through the Clondalkin Sláintecare Healthy Community. This programme believes that: ‘Through garden-based learning and hands-on growing experiences we help students develop a deeper understanding of where healthy, sustainable food comes from.’ We had our garden and kit delivery late last week and Roddy put the raised beds together. We had some great helpers moving the soil but the bad weather today stopped us getting it finished! We are starting by planting garlic and onions and Ms Malone bought some daffodils too. We look forward to keeping you up-to date with our gardening journey!
6th Class Parents/Guardians,
There is an open night in Kishoge CC between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on tonight (Tuesday 10th October) for prospective students seeking to enrol in September 2024.
If you want more information please ring me on 083 200 2449.
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