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.
Our school is working with Shamrock Rovers Football Club on a STEM education initiative and earlier this week the 5th and 6th Class teachers were given the chance to try out the Sphero Sports equipment before the children take over! Everyone is very excited to be part of this brilliant initiative and we are looking forward to the year ahead.
Room 11 have created 14 mini rainforests in a bottle. We used pebbles for drainage, activated carbon to purify the water, pistachio shells as a barrier between the soil and carbon and then soil. To top it off we added a tropical succulent! We used plastic bottles to create the tropical climate for our plants to grow!
Room 11 have produced artwork inspired by Romero Britto who combines elements of cubism, pop art, and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colors and bold patterns. Room 12 have produced artwork inspired by Piet Mondrian who is considered as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Well done boys and girls!
Today, Tuesday 5 October 2021, is World Teachers’ Day. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has celebrated World Teachers’ Day since 1994. The day is marked to thank teachers around the globe. We’re lucky to have so many amazing teachers, SNAs, secretaries and caretaker here in Divine Mercy SNS!
As Room 4 were learning about water and oil in Science they did an Art lesson based on this. First they poured a small amount of vegetable oil into a bowl and added food colouring. They then stirred this so the big drops of colour were dispersed throughout the oil. Next they poured some water into another bowl. The children used a dropper to transfer the oil and colour mixture to the dish of water. Lastly they put their paper on top of the water and then lifted it to reveal their masterpiece!
The class had a great time doing this experiment! They began by pouring oil into a jar, adding water before adding a few droplets of food colouring. Next Ms. Brennan got the class to stir the oil and water in the jar, trying to mix them. They then let the mixture settle and watched as the water separated from the oil again. Next, the boys and girls stirred up an egg yolk and dropped a couple of spoonfuls of yolk into the oil and water. They mixed the water and oil again. This time when the class stirred it, the liquid it become creamy looking as the two liquids mixed. This is why so many recipes require eggs. Egg yolk has something called lethicin in it that helps oil and water to connect both to each other and to the other ingredients in the recipe.
The children in Mr. Kelly’s class have been busy this week producing some brilliant artwork. They made these terrific hot air balloons by glueing strips of coloured card inside the balloon circle until they made a 3D dome. They then coloured in the scenery. Well done boys and girls!
Dear Parents/Guardians, Please see the flyer attached from the Department of Education. If your child is displaying any of the symptoms they should not be sent to school and you should seek advice from your GP. Your child must stay at home until they are 48 hours symptom free even after a negative/non detected test. For more information please see here: http://www.gov.ie/backtoschool
We are delighted to have been selected by Shamrock Rovers to be part of an upcoming project partnering Unite and Spheros. The children will be using ground-breaking resources to introduce them to football and STEM education through hands-on, football-themed coding and mathematics activities. Ms. Halpin went to the launch today at Tallaght Stadium and was delighted to meet former pupil Aidomo who is now a player for Shamrock Rovers. https://www.shamrockrovers.ie/2021/09/14/srfc-stem-launch/
Bike Week 2021 is here and it runs (or should that be cycles!?) from Sunday, 12 September until Saturday, 18 September. Bike Week is an initiative of the Department of Transport and the National Transport Authority with local authorities, local sports partnerships and community groups organising events in every county. We want you to get involved. Why not cycle to school this week? We have lots of bike racks - just remember your helmet, hi vis and lock.
The children in Ms. Brennan’s class have settled into 4th Class very well and celebrated with an ice cream! This year they will be ‘putting their best foot forward’ after personalising their very own Converse high tops for a display. Best of luck boys and girls!
The students fully embraced the great outdoors in Clara Lara and Dublin Zoo. Students took part in water sport activities, go karting, rowing, and some even braved the giant aqua shuttle while others looked on in anticipation. We enjoyed a picnic by the lake and one student managed to catch himself a fish. We finished off the day with ice cream as a well deserved treat. The students really enjoyed the day and there were many requests to come back next year. Many thanks, Amalia
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Cross Country meetings start in February. There are four race meetings which culminate in a Dubli..
The children in Divine Mercy SNS enjoy participating in cricket during the Spring and Summer. A..
The school will be entering a team into the Leinster Primary Chess League later in 2021. In 201..
Camogie is played in all classes in Divine Mercy SNS. Our senior team play in the Cumman na mBuns..
Rainbows is on Tuesday lunchtimes in the library. It is a support group for students going throug..
We always enter the annual Credit Union Schools Quiz. Mr Lynch says that it helps encourage learn..