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.
This morning the confirmation students participated in the Blessing of Candles Ceremony in Divine Mercy Church. Our students participated in a candle lit procession and the reading of the Gospel. A truly beautiful ceremony this morning! https://vimeo.com/795213292
Parents/Guardians, Take a look at some of the exciting clubs starting this month in Balgaddy Child and Family Centre! We Can Code starting Monday February 20th 3:30 – 4:30 Click the link below to express your interest: https://form.jotform.com/230293371041345 Coding Club starting Monday February 20th 4.45 – 6.45 Click the link below to express your interest: https://form.jotform.com/230293359171355 Igniting Sparks starting Thursday February 23rd 3:30 – 4:30 Click the link below to express your interest: https://form.jotform.com/230294201577352 You can also contact me for more information on any of the clubs or if you would like me to send an application form home. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449
To celebrate the first day of spring and St Brigid's Day, Room 11 made beautiful 3D flower bouquets. We are all very excited about the longer days and have been learning all about seasons in Geography. We also designed some beautiful cloaks for St Brigid. WELCOME SPRING!
Following on on from our HUGE success with Inside Out Day (we raised €375 for Pieta House) ... Divine Mercy SNS presents.... Crazy Hair Day!!!! Crazy Hair day will take place next Wednesday 8th of February. The Amber flag committee is raising money for Pieta House. €2 donations welcome on the day! There will be prizes on the day for each year group for the craziest hairstyle!!!
Dear Parents/Guardians, Just a quick reminder that the school will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, February 6th and we will also be closed on Tuesday, February 7th, for teachers Primary Language Curriculum In-Service Day. Enjoy your long weekend. Regards, Regina Halpin, Principal
6th Class Parents/Guardians, As you are aware, the 6th Classes will be making their Confirmation in May on the following dates: * Ms Smyth and Mr Breen - Wednesday May 24th * Ms Dee, Ms Brady and Ms Goggins - Thursday May 25th In order to be able to plan for the Confirmation ceremonies the church needs each child to register/enrol with the parish so they have a full and correct list of the children. This is required for all children wishing to make their Confirmation in the parish in summer 2023. You can find the link to the website below: https://www.lucansouthparish.net/index.php/2022/11/07/confirmation-registration-2022-23/ Thanks, 6th Class teachers
A group of 30 boys and girls had their first training session with coaches from Newlands / Castle Park FC Clondalkin today. This is part of a School Link project between our school, Shamrock Rovers, Newlands Castle Park FC and the FAI to cater for children who may not be part of a local soccer club. The children had great fun practising their skills and playing some games. This programme will run until the end of March.
‘Today was Grandparents’ Day in Divine Mercy SNS. There were members of the Student Council welcoming people into the school and offering them tea and coffee before giving the grandparents a tour of the school. We showed them all the classrooms, the library and the sensory room. Lots of classrooms had questions for the grandparents asking them what school was like when they were younger. We told them about all the activities and clubs that go on in the school. It was a great turnout and lots of grandparents said how much they enjoyed the day and how good our school is!’ Akvile, 6th Class - Student Council Member
Parents/Guardians, There are a few spaces for the homework club in the Balgaddy Child & Family centre. If this is something that you think would benefit your child or if you have any questions please contact me on 083 200 2449. Thanks, Owen - HSCL
Parents/Guardians, Please take a look at the brilliant range of activities on in the Balgaddy Child & Family centre. Please contact me if anything interests you. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449 https://46e3625e15194b53c961-8365ff1b68cff7311e5feb688cd32bc5.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6843_20230120163037.pdf
It was a sad day in Divine Mercy SNS today as we said thank you and good luck to our amazing SCP Project Worker Amalia. Amalia has been working in the school since October 2018 and has had a positive impact on the lives of a huge number of current and past pupils. Nothing was ever too much for Amalia and she went the extra mile for everyone she worked with. We wish her every success when she starts her new role in the UCD School of Education and hope she pops back in to say hello when she gets the chance!
Room 11 have been learning all about the Famine with Ms Smullen this month. As part of their literacy/SESE work, they have written letters home as people who made the voyage across the Atlantic on the so called "coffin ships". They even added marbling with cold tea to create a more authentic look! Have a read and enjoy!
As part of Catholic Schools Week we are inviting our Grandparents into School for Tea and Coffee at 9.30am on Wednesday 25th January. Afterwards, the student council will take them on a tour of our school. We look forward to introducing them to our children, staff and children's committees .
Ryan in 4th Class has been doing really well with his boxing recently. He trains in Neilstown Boxing Club with coaches Hughie, Paul and Craig. He trains 3 times a week and his favourite part of training is sparring. Look at the trophies and medals he has won! Well done Ryan we are very proud of you!
The Indoor Soccer League started today at big break. It will run from now until the Easter holidays. 80 boys and 16 teams are participating with the hope of finishing in the top 2 of their group to qualify for the quarter finals. Best of luck to all teams taking part and a big thank you to the teachers helping to referee and run the tournament.
Congratulations to our boys soccer team who were presented with their trophy today for winning the 5-a-side soccer tournament in the autumn term. Thanks to Alan Silver from Dublin Bus for organising the event and to Glanmore Foods for sponsoring the whole tournament ️
Parents/Guardians, We are delighted to let you know that we are taking part in the Food Dudes initiative, beginning next week. Food Dudes is Ireland's national healthy eating programme for primary schools. It works by positively changing children's attitudes towards eating fresh fruit and vegetables. If you don't want your child to take part then please let their teacher know.
REMINDER Bezpłatne zajęcia z języka angielskiego Cours d'anglais gratuits Awọn kilasi Ede Gẹẹsi Ọfẹ Cursuri gratuite de limba engleză Parents/Guardians, There are free English language classes in the Balgaddy child and family centre starting soon. If this is something that interests you, please call into school on Wednesday 11th January at 10:00 to have a coffee and meet the tutor Lyuba Moore to find out more. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449
WELCOME BACK! We hope everyone had a relaxing festive period. Our school will re-open tomorrow, Thursday 5th January, at 9 am. School gates open at 8.50 am. Hopefully, everyone is well rested, refreshed, and ready for 2023. We have had a busy year so far getting our new 3rd Class pupils settled and all new pupils. Best of luck to everyone for the rest of the year.
The boys and girls in Room 5 had great fun during our Science lesson last week. They made snow using two ingredients, instant snow powder and water. Before our experiment, we discussed how instant snow powder is a polymer. We learned that polymers are used in babies’ nappies and that they are also very useful in cleaning up oil spills at sea. Keep up the great work boys and girls!
To finish out school for 2022, Ms Halpin thought it would be fitting for the whole school to have a Christmas Disco Dance at Divine Mercy . Bernie, Adele, Amber and lots of teachers were Rockin' around the Christmas Corridors ! Happy Christmas to all our school community from all the staff at Divine Mercy SNS.
Parents/Guardians, We are delighted to let you know that we raised over €600 in our Christmas Raffle and we are going to use some of the money to buy an air fryer for the Parents' Room. Many thanks for all your continued support and we are looking forward to 2023 already! We are always looking out for new members and if you are able to help please contact Owen on 083 200 2449. Divine Mercy SNS Parents' Association
Dashing through the snow on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, the whole school dressed up in their best festive outfits and took part in an active schools fun run. For some it was more like a Santa Dash! This dash also represented the final mile for the fifth & sixth classes after their daily laps to complete the @MarathonkidsIre challenge. With some frosty nosies & toesies, the children all ran their very best & took part in the festive fun. Thanks to the @ActiveFlag team for helping to organise it
The boys and girls of 5th cClass have been busy the last few weeks creating wonderful Christmas art. Room 8 have created a 'Winter's Night' scene. Room 14 made Maisiúcháin Nollag, Kirigami snowflakes along with drawing and painting a robin. Room 15 have created a fabulous Winter Wonderland. Room 16 have made a beautiful, whole class display based on the Northern Lights, as well their own custom made stockings.
All Divine Mercy Families, Another reminder that we are running our annual Christmas Raffle again and if you have anything to donate as prizes please send them to Mr. Walters. Tickets are €1 for 1 strip or €2 for 3 strips and are available from Mr. Walters all week. The draw will be made after the 3rd Class Christmas Concert on Friday. We are always looking for new volunteers so if you are interested in joining the Parents' Association please let Mr. Walters know on 083 200 2449. Many thanks, Divine Mercy Parents' Association
The 6th Class girls basketball team have had a very active and successful first term of basketball. They've learnt many new skills, have represented the school in 4 league matches, won two and lost two. Their league final will hopefully take place in February, we're awaiting a date and venue to be confirmed. Thanks to Ms.Farrell for coaching every Thursday after school, to Mr. Lynch for refereeing our games, to Roddy and Mr. Phillips for getting us to our away games and to Ms. Mangan, Mr. Muldoon and Ms. Smyth who kindly accommodated our home games in the hall. Recently the girls have been taking part in an indoor Lunchtime League on Fridays, with five NBA teams and they've been battling it out against each other and practising their skills under Ms Farrell's supervision! The girls have been learning to use scoresheets, possession arrow & be timekeeper. After three matches, currently Boston Celtics lead but only on points difference! Our lunchtime matches will continue after Christmas. There will be no training after school this Thursday. Training will resume after Christmas on 5th January when we return. We look forward to more basketball in the new year. Nollag Shona Daoibh.
There was a great festive buzz in the Parents’ Room this morning as a group of parents made a Christmas wreath each under the watchful eye of Audrey the tutor. As you can see from the photos they turned out brilliantly! We will be running more workshops for parents/guardians in the future so please keep an eye on notifications on the school app and Aladdin Connect. Also, please contact me if there is a workshop that you think would interest you and I will see if we can organise it. Thanks, Owen - HSCL 083 200 2449
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
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