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.
Today we launched the Joe Mc Donagh Shield & Cup . We are looking forward to seeing our boys and girls in action very soon . Most of the staff are happy that their county is represented! Hopefully Mr McDonagh can come back out of retirement in February to present the children with their medals! We will have 12 teams competing, 6 from 3rd for the Shield & 6 from 4th for the Cup . Games will begin on January the 9th . Watch this space @CnmbDublin and @ActiveFlag!
Room 8 had a fantastic time in North Clondalkin Library today. We attended a Snap Circuit workshop where we created various circuits and experimented with switches, speakers and lights. Everyone had a great time and we hope to return to the library some time soon!
Parents/Guardians, I've organised for an art teacher to come in and make Christmas wreaths with parents/guardians on Monday 12th December from 9:30 - 11:30. It'll be a bit of fun and there will be a few mince pies ready! I have 2 spaces left so if you are interested please contact me on the number below. There is also a form that needs to be filled in before Friday. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449
Parents/Guardians, There is a wonderful festive event in the Church of Divine Mercy on tonight. Doors open at 6:45 pm and the singing will begin at 7:00 pm. It will be a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2873_20221206171459.pdf
Parents/Guardians, Last night all schools received an email from the HSE on the rise of viral infections in children. Attached is the letter from the HSE for you to read but the important message is that if your child is unwell please keep them home from school. The safety, health and wellbeing of all of our school community is paramount so if your child is displaying any symptoms listed in the letter or are feeling unwell they should stay at home until the symptoms have fully resolved. Many thanks for your cooperation and remember to give reasons for any absences via Aladdin Connect. https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8690_20221208092823.pdf
Over the last few weeks Shamrock Rovers coaches have been coming into our school to do some coaching sessions with a group of children. This is part of a community outreach and integration programme in partnership with our school. Today 21 children from the school got the opportunity to visit the Shamrock Rovers training complex in Kingswood. They got to see and use the excellent facilities. We want to thank Tony and all his coaches for giving the children in our school this opportunity. Mr Lynch
The Divine Mercy Festive Fun Run will take place next week over two days for all classes in the school (weather permitting). The run will take place in Ballyowen Park and the children are encouraged to wear something festive during the run. The 3rd/4th class run will take place on Wednesday 14th December at 1:30pm. The 5th/6th class run will take place on Thursday 15th December at 1:30pm. Please make sure your child brings appropriate clothing and footwear for the event.
The Active Schools Committee have organised a weekly 'Friday Disco' during break time. All of the students had a great time today and can't wait for next Friday already! Some great moves to be seen on yard today, have a look at the photos to see plenty of smiling faces. What a great way to start the weekend and get that 'Friday Feeling!'
Room 2 and Room 4 are taking part in the Rowlagh Reads Roddy initiative, run by North Clondalkin Library. It’s a great chance to read one of Roddy Doyle’s books called The Giggler Treatment which is about Mister Mack who has a dream job - he’s a biscuit taster!
Rinne na páistí cáca bríoscaí seacláide ar an Aoine. Bhris siad na bríoscaí. Leáigh siad an seacláid. Measc siad gach rúd le chéile. Chuir siad an meascán sa chuisneoir. D'ith siad é agus bhí sé an-bhlásta! The children made a chocolate biscuit cake on Friday. They broke the biscuits. They melted the chocolate. They mixed everything together. They put the mix into the fridge. They ate it and it was delicious!
The Girls' Gaelic Football team had another great day out in Lucan Sarsfields. We had a brilliant performance against Lucan East Educate Together. Despite being short players Kaitlyn, Sabriyah and Laura really stood up to the plate. Well done to all our girls. Roll on next season!!
Room 11 finished off their Science Week celebrations in North Clondalkin Library today. Cillian, our instructor from the library, held a Snap Circuit workshop for us. We created light and sound circuits of varying degrees of difficulty and experimented with switches, speakers and lights. We had a brilliant time and look forward to many more visits to the library this year!
Dear Parents/Guardians, There are head lice in the school. As we know, they spread quite quickly within the close confines of the classrooms, school and playground. Could you please be vigilant and check your child’s hair. If you do notice head lice there are a number of over the counter remedies available to treat them from the chemist. Can you please ensure that girls with long hair tie their hairs up. Kind Regards, R. Halpin. Principal
Great news! Daniel Pika, Caoimhe Redmond, Patrick O'Driscoll, Alannah Rose Kenna, Layla Jamal and Chloe Douglas represented our school in a table cricket match against St Kevin's kilnamanagh. Divine Mercy won the first innings and St Kevin's won the second innings. The match went to a sudden death over and Daniel Pika hit the winning score on the last ball! Well done everyone who played today, we are so proud of you! Thanks Naomi from @cricketleinster for arranging this . Mr Lynch and Ms Lynch
Parents/Guardians, North Clondalkin Library is delighted to welcome Roddy Doyle as part of their #RowlaghReadsRoddy project to talk about his career as an author and screenwriter. In this special event Roddy will be in conversation with NCL staff member Sean Rafferty. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A session. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free but booking is essential. Booking opens November 21st 10.00am via eventbrite or in the library. The second event as part of the #RowlaghReadsRoddy project is 'Let's Make a Movie' - a film scriptwriting workshop hosted by Roddy Doyle for young people ages 11-15. This is an opportunity not to be missed! Again booking opens Monday 21st November 10.00am via eventbrite or drop into the library. Owen - HSCL
Mr. Breen’s and Ms. Dee’s classes had the fantastic opportunity to attend a science workshop in Griffeen Community College today to take part in their Science Week activities. Under the supervision of the TY students they used microscopes to look at cells, made circuits, separated solutions and even tested ph levels of different liquids. A big thank you to Ms Quirke for organising the day, Roddy for bringing us there and of course the brilliant TY students in Griffeen CC who led the experiments. We had great fun - there are definitely some budding scientists in our classes!
The 6th Class girls' basketball team welcomed Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS to the school for a league match this week. Good Counsel got off to a flying start with the first three baskets. Divine Mercy showed great determination to bring the score back to 6-4. There was a great display of skills from both sides. Divine Mercy had some more opportunities to level the game but the shots just didn't drop for us and Good Counsel finished up winners 8-4. Well done to all the girls for a great game!
The Barnardos online safety programme culminated with a talk for the parents of Divine Mercy SNS and JNS last night. There was a great turnout with a delighted parent winning the €25 Liffey Valley voucher! Many thanks to all who attended, it was much appreciated by myself and Siobhan. The talk was very informative and everyone there would have learned a huge amount about keeping children safe online. Many thanks to Julie Passi for all her hard work in the school over the past two weeks. Owen - HSCL
Dear Parents/Guardians, This is a reminder that we are hosting a parent online safety talk with Barnardos this evening at 7:00 pm in Divine Mercy SNS. Everyone who attends will have the chance to win a €25 voucher for Liffey Valley. Tea and coffee will be provided. We look forward to seeing you. Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449
Thanks to Emma Daly and South Dublin County Council, a group of lucky children got the opportunity to go to Tymon Park to try out the calisthenics equipment today. Two instructors from Bar Monkeys were on hand to show the children how to use the equipment in a safe but enjoyable way. They all had a great time and are looking forward to the calisthenics equipment being installed in Balgaddy. Owen - HSCL
We are delighted to have been chosen as part of the Good Grub not-for-profit initiative. It is dedicated to delivering nutritious fruit and vegetable parcels directly to the families of DEIS school children around Ireland. We made our first deliveries over the past few days and look forward to making weekly deliveries from now on! Owen - HSCL
The children in Room 16 were learning about Pompeii in history and volcanoes in Geography. For Science the children made their own volcanoes. They made their own play dough and shaped it into a volcano, then caused a volcanic reaction using baking soda, soap and vinegar.
Dear Parent/Guardian, I’m writing to inform you that the Barnardos Online Safety Programme is coming to our school on Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th, Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th November. This programme has been recommended to us from other schools and is highly regarded. We will have workshops for 3rd-6th Classes and as they are supported by Google.org, there is only an admin cost of €50 associated for the school. The children’s programme is based on a positive approach to online safety and it asks children to be S.T.A.Rs online. Its aim is to help children make good choices online, to empower them to think critically and to always be kind online. They look at 4 simple rules and cover topics such as: * Safe passwords * Cyberbullying * Screen time * Talking to strangers in games We know that everyone must play a part in keeping children safe online and that is why we are hosting a parent online safety talk with Barnardos on Tuesday 15th November at 7:00 pm in Divine Mercy SNS with a chance to win a €25 voucher for Liffey Valley. Tea and coffee will be provided. Barnardos’ research shows that 60% of children wouldn’t tell their parents if they were cyberbullied. To bridge this gap, their 45 minute parent talk hopes to address this by helping parents create an open dialogue with their children about online safety. Topics covered are: Risks online to children (cyberbullying, grooming, sexting) Helpful websites and practical solutions to help Conversation starters and useful tips We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 15th November at 7:00 pm. Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449
Parents/Guardians, There is a Halloween Art and Sports workshop in the Balgaddy Child & Family Centre on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd November. Please see the attached consent form for more details. Thanks, Owen - HSCL https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1465_20221101122735.pdf
Parents/Guardians and pupils, Please read the attached leaflet which has useful safety information about Halloween and lots of fun activities to take part in. https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2827_20221029163246.pdf
The atmosphere was electric in Divine Mercy today, with all the staff and children dressing up in their best costumes for our Halloween fancy dress competition. Well done to everyone that dressed up and congratulations to the best dressed winners and also the raffle winners. A huge thank you to the Parents’ Association for organising the Halloween Cake Sale, the first fundraiser we have had since Covid. An astounding €1,100 was raised for a new projector for the sports hall. The Cake Sale wouldn’t have happened without Sinead, Emma and Sandra. They did a huge amount of work today and Sinead has been busy contacting local shops for donations all week. Many thanks these local businesses for their kind contributions: 1. Eurospar, Ballyowen 2. Centra, Foxborough 3. Price Cutter, Rosse court 4. SuperValu, Lucan Lastly, to all our parents, thank you to everyone who baked and donated treats - it was brilliant to see such generosity. We hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween break.
Parents/Guardians, Here at Divine Mercy SNS we place a huge emphasis on attendance. It is important for your child to attend school every day as research shows that to develop the habit of regularly going to secondary school, a routine starts in the national school. By regularly going to school, your child and your family gets to know the teacher, other children and families. The more you are involved in your child’s learning the more we can work together to support your child and make sure they get the best start to school. Attending regularly helps your child develop a sense of belonging and connection to school. There may be times when your child has to miss school because she or he is ill. This is to be expected and you should notify the school on the Aladdin Connect app when this occurs. Children may also have to attend a medical or dental appointment in school time. However, you should try to make routine appointments such as dental check-ups during the school holiday or after school hours. For more information please read the ‘Don’t let your child miss out’ attachment - it is a few years old but it is very useful. In the leaflet it clearly says that the school must tell the National Educational Welfare Board, if your child has missed 20 days or more in the school year or if it is concerned that your child is missing too much school. If you have any questions regarding your child’s attendance please contact me on the number below. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449 https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9440_20221028135959.pdf
All Divine Mercy Families, We hope everyone is looking forward to having lots of fun before we finish for Halloween! Tomorrow we are having a fundraiser to raise money for a new projector for the Sports Hall. The children (and staff!) can dress up in their costumes and bring money for the Cake Sale. There will also be raffle tickets available to buy with the chance of winning one of the ‘Monster Munchies Hampers’. Tickets are €1 for 1 strip or €2 for 3 strips. We are still looking for cake donations so if you were able to send something in then it would be gladly appreciated. Many thanks, Divine Mercy Parents’ Association
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