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

Boxing Class with Paddy Jennings

Boxing Class with Paddy Jennings

  • 21st Feb 2024 3:59 pm

Some of the children began a 6 week programme today with Paddy Jennings. He was very impressed with the effort from the pupils. We look forward to watching their progress in the coming weeks.

Lego&Us

Lego&Us

  • 20th Feb 2024 8:33 pm

The Lego&Us programme continued in Divine Mercy today, and again there was a great turnout. It was brilliant to see some former students back in the school! This week, Kerri from the Balgaddy Child and Family Centre got everyone to use the Lego to build a scene of something that they like to do on the weekend. There were parks, football pitches, a concert and even a drive-thru restaurant! Well done everyone for another good week!

Owen - HSCL

Tesco Community Fund and Stronger Starts Programme

Tesco Community Fund and Stronger Starts Programme

  • 20th Feb 2024 8:15 pm

We were delighted to be chosen for the Community Fund in the Tesco Lucan Superstore Hill Crest Estate. Many thanks to parents, guardians and members of the Lucan community who voted for us using the blue tokens, and to Tesco who donated €653 to our school. Another huge thanks must also go to Tesco for the donations of fruit and vegetables each week via the Stronger Starts programme which we are lucky to be a part of. This programme helps a large number of families in our community on a weekly basis. 

Owen - HSCL

Athletics Training

Athletics Training

  • 19th Feb 2024 10:48 am

There will be athletics training tomorrow, Monday, as usual from 2.40-3.30 for anyone interested!

St. Valentine's Day Art - Room 6

St. Valentine's Day Art - Room 6

  • 14th Feb 2024 3:15 pm

The children in Ms. Malone’s 3rd class enjoyed creating colourful Valentine’s Day inspired artwork. The children gained confidence in their colour mixing ability and learned the new skill of weaving.  

Lego&Us

Lego&Us

  • 13th Feb 2024 8:55 pm

The Lego&Us programme started today, and there was a great turnout in Divine Mercy SNS. It was a lot of fun for everyone to work together to complete a task. Kerri from the Balgaddy Child and Family Centre got everyone to use the Lego to build a bridge. Look how well they turned out! Everyone is looking forward to the next session! 

Owen - HSCL

Taekwondo Champs!

Taekwondo Champs!

  • 13th Feb 2024 1:31 pm

Caiden and Callum both had success at the ITA Munster Open Championship in Waterford on the weekend. Well done boys! We are very proud of you - keep it up! 

Library Trip - Room 6

Library Trip - Room 6

  • 12th Feb 2024 12:30 pm

Ms. Malone’s 3rd class had a delightful trip to the North Clondalkin Library. The boys and girls enjoyed exploring the fact and fiction children’s books. Each child even took out their own book to read in class. 

Lego & Us

Lego & Us

  • 12th Feb 2024 12:08 pm

Parents/Guardians,

We are running this Lego & Us Family Learning Project starting tomorrow (Tuesday 13th Feb. from 10:30- 11:30). It will go on for 4 weeks and is run by a project worker from The Balgaddy Child and Family Centre.

A few spaces have just become available so if this interests you, please contact me on the number below.

Thanks, 
Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449

Spring Art in Room 11

Spring Art in Room 11

  • 9th Feb 2024 4:24 pm

The students in Room 11 have been busy getting into the spirit of Spring over the past two weeks. 

Firstly, the children created beautiful potted flowers using the 3D effect of coffee cups. They worked hard on their feathering technique during this lesson to blend two colours together seamlessly to create the backdrop for their plants. 

For our Spring calves lesson, we based our paintings on the artwork of Irish artist, Eoin O’Connor. The children used his paintings as their inspiration and were very proud of their final creations.

Drumming Workshop - Room 7

Drumming Workshop - Room 7

  • 6th Feb 2024 3:05 pm

Ms Kirby’s 3rd class had a blast at a drumming workshop in North Clondalkin Library on Thursday. Many thanks to Thomas Annang and NCL for the most amazing experience.

Clondalkin Health & Wellbeing Showcase

Clondalkin Health & Wellbeing Showcase

  • 6th Feb 2024 2:12 pm

Parents/Guardians,

On Thursday 8th February from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, there will be a Clondalkin Health & Wellbeing Showcase held in Rowlagh Community Centre.  There will be a range of health and wellbeing services and initiatives available in the area on display, along with blood pressure and pulse checks facilitated by the Irish Heart Foundation.  All are welcome to attend. 

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

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449

Cinema Trip

Cinema Trip

  • 2nd Feb 2024 5:51 pm

Ms. Mangan's 3rd class had the delightful opportunity to visit Vue Cinema in Liffey Valley, courtesy of their participation in the 12 Chores of Christmas fundraiser. They watched "Wonka" and enjoyed the bus journey, followed by a leisurely walk around the shops, making it a truly memorable outing for everyone involved.

Health and Wellbeing Classes

Health and Wellbeing Classes

  • 2nd Feb 2024 9:57 am

Dear Parents/Guardians, 


We have started our Health and Wellbeing Classes and everyone that has taken part has really enjoyed them. We are lucky enough to have moved into a bigger room which means that we have space for more parents/guardians to enrol in the classes.

If you are interested in the class please contact me on 083 200 2449. 

Thanks,
Owen - HSCL

St. Brigid's Day

St. Brigid's Day

  • 1st Feb 2024 9:34 pm

Ms. Hill’s class produced this brilliant display to celebrate St. Brigid’s Day for our sacred space. Many thanks to Mary for putting it up and to Zac and Simon for doing a great job with the St. Brigid’s crosses.

School Closures

School Closures

  • 31st Jan 2024 12:56 pm

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please take note of the following school closures:

February 5th   -   St. Brigid's Day

February 15th & 16th  -  Mid Term Break

February 22nd  -  Maths In-Service Day for Teachers

March 8th  -  School being use for Polling Station

March 18th   -   St. Patricks Day

March 22nd  -  Closing at 12.00 noon for Easter Holidays. Re-opening on Monday April 8th.

Kind Regards,

Regina Halpin. Principal


Primary to Post-Primary School Transition Zoom Session

Primary to Post-Primary School Transition Zoom Session

  • 26th Jan 2024 3:41 pm

Parents/Guardians,

The National Parents Council is hosting FREE online sessions on Zoom to support you and your child through the Primary to Post-Primary School transition.

Session Topics Include:

Choosing the right school 
Preparing for post-primary adventures 
Subject choices made easy 
Navigating school policies 
Effective home-school communication 
Knowing the post-primary community 
Parent/Teacher meetings! 

Register for FREE: Register

It is open to all parents of primary school kids.

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449

Balgaddy Child and Family Centre Activities

Balgaddy Child and Family Centre Activities

  • 25th Jan 2024 4:47 pm

Parents/Guardians, There are lots of things happening in Balgaddy Child and Family Centre over the next few weeks. Please have a look at the flyer attached for more information. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449

Board Games!

Board Games!

  • 25th Jan 2024 8:00 am

The Parents Association did some great work fundraising for the school before Christmas with the 12 Chores of Christmas sponsorship! Thanks so much to all involved in this fundraiser. We used the funds to buy some brand new games for the children to play with in the classroom. The boys and girls were delighted with their new games!

Code of Behaviour Consultation

Code of Behaviour Consultation

  • 18th Jan 2024 6:22 pm

Our school was very lucky to be selected to take part in a Code of Behaviour consultation on Wednesday. Five lucky students from 3rd to 6th Class were chosen to travel to the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, where they had their say on important matters relating to their time in school. They really enjoyed meeting children from other schools and discussing their own thoughts and ideas - the delicious lunch was a well-deserved bonus! Thanks to Ms. McClelland and Roddy their help.

Health and Wellbeing Class

Health and Wellbeing Class

  • 18th Jan 2024 2:15 pm

Dear Parents/Guardians, We will be running a Health and Wellbeing Class for parents or guardians, starting on January 26th for 8 weeks. The classes will be held in Divine Mercy JNS. There is a great tutor called Siobhán Daffey coming in to take this class, and we have had great positive feedback about it. Any courses we have run to date have been a great success, and all participants have really enjoyed themselves and made new friends. We would love to see some new parents becoming involved and joining in. The courses always have a lovely atmosphere, and the tutors are always great fun. If you are interested in taking part please contact me on 083 200 2449. Thanks, Owen - HSCL

Sláintecare Healthy Communities Clondalkin Programmes

Sláintecare Healthy Communities Clondalkin Programmes

  • 17th Jan 2024 11:48 am

Parents/Guardians, Please see the attached flyers for upcoming Sláintecare Healthy Communities Programmes, including: We Can Quit, Healthy Food Made Easy and Parents Plus Programme. Please contact me on the number below if you have any questions. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449

Pupils of the Week

Pupils of the Week

  • 12th Jan 2024 9:50 pm

We would like say congratulations to the children that have won Pupil of the Week this week. Keep up the great work everyone!

Boxing Stars!

Boxing Stars!

  • 12th Jan 2024 9:37 pm

Here in Divine Mercy SNS we love to see our children involved in activities outside school. Ryan and Zakhar from 5th Class are involved in Neilstown Boxing Gym and really enjoy training there. They love the way it keeps them fit and the friends they make in the gym. Roddy, our caretaker, was delighted to hear this and managed to get Steve Collins, the former middleweight and super-middleweight champion of the world, to sign some gloves for the boys. Who knows - one day these two could be world champions too!

Quarryvale FRC Activities

Quarryvale FRC Activities

  • 10th Jan 2024 2:07 pm

Parents/Guardians, There are lots of things happening in Quarryvale FRC over the next few weeks. Please have a look at the flyers attached for more information. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449

Christmas Raffle

Christmas Raffle

  • 8th Jan 2024 2:14 pm

Well done to the children who won prizes in today’s raffle, and thank you to all who took part! A big well done to Ms Mangan’s 3rd class as well. They are the winners of the 12 Chores of Christmas fundraiser and will be going to watch a movie in Vue cinema in the New Year. Congratulations everyone!

English Language Classes

English Language Classes

  • 8th Jan 2024 2:14 pm

Parents/Guardians, 

There are free English language classes in the Balgaddy Child and Family Centre starting at the end of January. If this is something that interests you, please call the tutor Lyuba Moore on 087 792 0640 to find out more. 

Thanks, 

Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449

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  • Spring Art in Room 11
  • Quarryvale FRC Activities
  • Wonderful Christmas Spirit
  • Science in Room 1
  • The Empowering Communities Programme
  • Halloween Dress Up Day
  • Room 14 and Room 15 Trip to Griffeen Valley Park
  • 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
  • St Brigid's Day & the first day of Spring
  • Famine Cottages by Room 11
  • The Famine
  • Constructing 3D Shapes with Ms Smullen
  • 3D Shapes Hunt with Ms Smullen