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.
The 6th Classes had a lovely send off from Divine Mercy SNS on Monday. They had a pizza and dance party in the school hall, followed by their graduation ceremony that evening. We hope you all had a great time! Well done to you all. Best of luck in your next chapter, starting secondary school. We will miss you!
The children in Room 5 knew exactly what to get Mr. Crummey to say thank you for a great year! Ryan got his dad to buy a hurley for everyone in the class to sign and they then presented it to their teacher who was delighted with the very thoughtful gift!
Dear Parents/Guardians, The school will close for all students on Wednesday, June 29th at 12.00 noon, for the summer holidays. Please make sure your child is collected at this time. Children do not have to wear their uniforms on Wednesday. Enjoy the holidays. Regards, Regina Halpin.
Well done to the players from Liverpool and Ajax who competed in the Indoor League Cup Final, and RB Salzburg and Real Madrid who competed in the Indoor League Shield Final yesterday. They were 2 great games with the boys giving it their all. We were lucky to have former student and current Shamrock Rovers player Aidomo in school to present all of the boys with their medals and give them some insight into the life of a footballer! We are very proud of Aidomo and his achievements and it was brilliant to see him back in Divine Mercy SNS!
The children in Room 3 have had a very enjoyable few days. We had a wonderful time for Sports day. The dancing and Musical Chairs with Ms McClelland was our favourite. The Zoo was great fun too. Thanks to Ms Halpin Ms Dee and the Active Schools Committee for arranging the Ice Cream Van !! We are looking forward to the Teachers vs Pupils match tomorrow and the Talent show on Friday.
Ms. Dee’s 6th Class had a wonderful visit to Kilmainham Gaol yesterday. We have been busy learning about The 1916 Easter Rising and the Irish War of Independence in history. We had a guided tour and got to visit the museum afterwards. A big thank you to Roddy for driving us on the bus!
The boys had an enjoyable match against Our Lady of Good Counsel School Drimnagh yesterday in Brickfield Park. Hayden scored 2 goals, with the second a brilliant header from Cian’s free kick but it wasn’t enough in the end as our opponents came through as 3-2 winners. It's been a brilliant season and well done to everyone involved.
The children in 4th class had an amazing day at Dublin Zoo. The children participated in zoo keeper talks where they learned about different habitats, conservation, food chains, climate change, animal adaptations and human impact. A fun day was had by all!
For the @AllianzIreland @cnambnaisiunta week we coincided it with our annual Beach trip and brought Ukrainian students to Portmarnock Beach. The children had a great day and we played hurling, football and rounders. We were delighted with the generous donations . Thanks @AllianzIreland & @CnmbDublin Allianz Cumann na mBunscol week is about fun, inclusion and memories for primary school students nationwide. This year, they sponsored footballs, hurleys and sliotars for Ukranian refugees in schools across the country. The highlight of the day for Roddy was the ice cream and Mr. Muldoon loved dipping his feet in the sea !! Back in Ukraine most of our children live a 7 hour drive from the sea, so for some this was their first experience !
The children of 5th Class paid a visit to Griffeen Valley Park yesterday. The children had a great time playing football, having a picnic, playing hide and seek, as well as having a go on all the different playground equipment. Everyone had such good fun, even Mr. Roe had to get involved!
Room 4 were busy this week making 3D shapes using blue tac and coloured cocktail sticks. The boys and girls were able to make cubes, cuboids, pyramids and triangular prisms. Well done everyone, this looks like a great way to learn about 3D shapes!
After a two and a half year gap, the boys' basketball team had a game vs Scoil Áine Naofa. What a match it was! After a great opening two quarters, leading 12 v 4, Scoil Áine Naofa took complete control in the third quarter and heading into the last 10 minutes were leading 18 v 12. A great last quarter and a whole team effort was needed and Balgaddy answered the call, winning 26 v 18. Squad: Cian Becker, Giulio Danca, Tadeo Nare, Ryan Butler, Yonis Dahir, Nathan Chikono, Fevin Osagie, Bartosz Bochenek, Alexandru Bortun, Kevin Torrecampo, Tadeas Nare, Alex Varzari, Nikodem Stawny, Cameron Brennan and Shane Byrne.
The children in Room 19 have had lots of fun learning about different topics in Science this year. We have made play dough, snow, 'Elephant's Toothpaste' and more. We even got the opportunity to work alongside a scientist and investigate the food that astronauts eat in space!
Room 19 recently went on a trip to the Irish Museum of Modern Art. It was a warm, sunny day and the children had a fantastic time. We really enjoyed the exhibition and had some great discussions. We were especially interested in the artwork on nature and time.
3rd Class Parents/Guardians, This is a reminder that the 3rd Classes are going on their school tour tomorrow. Please ensure that your child is in school by 8:50 am as the buses will be leaving at 9:05 am and we will be unable to wait for anyone. We will be back in school before 2:40 pm so you will be able to collect your child as normal. Thank you, 3rd Class Teachers
A very disappointing result tonight against Ukraine for the Irish football team. The atmosphere in the stadium was incredible. Going home, the children were very happy on the school bus but unfortunately the adults were not so happy. Mr. Lynch didn't come home with the school group because he was so upset! Mr. Muldoon will have his work cut out for him for the rest of the week with his Ukrainian entourage! A big thank you to Roddy at the wheel, we wouldnt have got there without him. Everyone had a brilliant day out. There is a phrase used about the Irish abroad that they are Níos Gaelaí ná na Gaeil féin. Similar can be said for our Ukrainian families especially after tonight's football match.
After learning about immigration and emigration in Ireland, Room 2 created projects on a country of their choice. All of the boys and girls produced fantastic projects and some very interesting facts. Well done to all of the boys and girls on their excellent efforts.
Parents/Guardians, This year's Book Fair starts tomorrow and will be in the school until June 15th. This year the Book Fair will be held in the school library and as well as being a wonderful opportunity for your children to purchase reading material for themselves over the summer, it is also our best fundraiser to provide class novels to all our students. We hope you will support us with it again this year. Please find attached a catalogue with examples of books on sale to look over with your child at home. This year we will only be taking payment for books via cash. Also note that all children will have a chance to view the full library on display prior to any purchase. Thanks in advance for supporting our Book Fair! Kind regards, Mary Hyland https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2956_20220608172024.pdf
The Student Council would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to the school book drive. The total number of books donated was 826. The winning class was Room 5 (Mr. Crummey's class) who donated 150 books. Well done! A pizza party will be organized for the class next week!
We had a brilliant day today in Lucan Sarsfields taking part in the 3rd Class Gaelic Football blitz. All of our players got lots of game time and for most of the boys, it was their first time playing Gaelic football. The school is very proud of you all. @GAALucan would like to welcome everyone back again to try it out. A special mention to Zakhar , Yaroslav and Illia who have only recently joined our school. We hope this experience will live long in their memory .
Divine Mercy SNS 3rd Class girls played 3 matches yesterday in the Lucan Gaelic Football Blitz at Lucan Sarsfields GAA. It was the first time the girls have represented the school on the GAA pitch and they're looking forward to many more in the future. Well done girls!
The boys and girls in 6th Class had great fun today taking part in the 10-a-side Pairs Cricket Blitz today in Corkagh Park. They had two exciting matches with some great bowling and batting on show! Well done everyone! Take a look at Sabira's artwork here too that she drew while waiting to bat! https://twitter.com/nerdynomers/status/1532330851605823493?s=21&t=QqS9x621WGTLVDMs7AeCDQ
The girls' soccer team recorded a 2-1 victory against Mother of Divine Grace Primary School yesterday. It was 0-0 at half time despite the team creating a number of goalscoring chances. The girls then went a goal down just after the break, however, with the help of goals from Mesky and Merveille and some excellent defending from the backs, the team battled back to secure a win. Well done girls!
Thank you to everyone has donated so far. We have 451 books to date. Tomorrow is the final day to donate and we hope to get over 500 books! The leaderboard currently looks like this: 1st place: Room 5 = 71 books 2nd place: Room 11 = 64 books 3rd place: Room 19 = 53 books. The winning class will be announced tomorrow!
Well done to all the boys and girls for a fantastic start to our school book drive! 134 books were donated today (as seen in photograph) which is amazing! A special mention for Conor Doyle in Room 3 who donated an astonishing 28 books. Book donations can be made any day this week. A big thank you from the Student Council for all your generosity!
Getting to take part in Santry is an honour only some children get to achieve and if you are fortunate it will stay in your memory for ever. Mr Phillips still recalls the day he won his relay race at Santry almost 30 years ago!!! Well done to all our children who took part . Many of our athletes reached finals but came up just short on the day. A particular mention to Owam Skosana who came second in her event. We are proud of all the boys and girls .
The Student Council are running a book drive this week. They are asking students to donate suitable books that are in good condition to the school library. Students can bring in books any morning this week and give them to their class representative. The class who brings in the most books by the end of the week will win a prize!
Parents /Guardians , The photographer who was due to come on the Monday 30th after the Confirmation has had to deferr until the Tuesday, due to the schools involvement in Santry. Apologies for any inconvenience but we did not want any children to miss out on Santry sports event again given its 2 year absence. Many thanks
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