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

Celebrating Evan Hayes

Celebrating Evan Hayes

  • 24th Jun 2024 3:54 pm

Evan Hayes won player of the year for Esker Celtic this year. We are delighted for Evan and Ms Halpin was very impressed with his trophy. Evan could be the next Aidomo Emakhu !

Final fundraiser of the year

Final fundraiser of the year

  • 24th Jun 2024 11:39 am

Tomorrow , Tues 25th is our final fundraiser of the school year. €2 Dress up . We are encouraging children to dress up as a number , or with a top that has a number or alternatively their favourite colour. Bingo Cards are €2 or 3 for €5er . Buy as many as you like to be in with a chance of Winning . Bingo will be held in the hall and also in the classrooms

Beat the Parents

Beat the Parents

  • 23rd Jun 2024 7:27 pm

Thanks to all the parents , guardians, and siblings who came in to take part in Beat the Parents activity. Well done to the Parents Association for organising it all . It was a great way to finish off Active Sports Week too! Special thanks to John Doyle for arranging the Gaming Van on the day. The children were delighted with this surprise.

Students Vs. Teachers

Students Vs. Teachers

  • 20th Jun 2024 2:05 pm

Today was the annual 6th class Students Vs. Teachers football match. There was great excitement amongst the crowd as the teams took to the pitch and there was great support from the boys and girls. There were some very impressive skills on show. Both boys and girls teams played brilliantly and had everyone on the edge of their seats right until the end. Both teams put up a hard fight but ultimately the teachers side prevailed. Well done everyone! 

Sports Day

Sports Day

  • 20th Jun 2024 1:55 pm

There was a busy start to Active Schools Week this week as 5th and 6th classes had their sports day on Monday, while the 3rd and 4th classes had their day on Tuesday. There were lots of activities - Obstacle courses, relays, bench ball, treasure hunts and tug of war to name a few. Well done to all of the boys and girls and all of the staff involved in organising. What a great 2 days! 

Walking Group!

Walking Group!

  • 18th Jun 2024 6:40 pm

Parents/Guardians,

It is Active School Week for the children but we didn’t want to leave you out! Get your runners and tracksuits ready for a walk around Ballyowen Park, followed by refreshments in Divine Mercy SNS. We will meet outside Divine Mercy SNS at 9:10 tomorrow morning. 

See you then!

Owen and Siobhán

5th Class School Tour

5th Class School Tour

  • 14th Jun 2024 4:24 pm

On Wednesday the 5th classes went on their school tour to Funtasia Waterpark in Drogheda. The children had a great time enjoying all the water slides and each class got a chance to have fun either golfing, on the skywalk, bowling or in the arcade. It was an enjoyable day for everyone!

4th Class Tour Delay

4th Class Tour Delay

  • 13th Jun 2024 1:42 pm

The 4th classes are delayed returning from Emerald Park. We expect to be back at the school for 3:25pm. Any further updates will be communicated via the school app. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Super Song in Room 5

Super Song in Room 5

  • 13th Jun 2024 1:41 pm

Two students from Miss Mangan's class embraced the incredible challenge of learning a song that names every country in the world! After weeks of dedicated practice, Eoin and Nicholas delivered a phenomenal performance that wowed their classmates, Mr. Dooley, and Ms. Halpin. Enjoy the video, and congratulations again to Eoin and Nicholas for their outstanding achievement!

Family Fun Colour Run

Family Fun Colour Run

  • 13th Jun 2024 11:53 am

All Families,

There is a Family Fun Colour Run on this Saturday 15th June at 3:30pm in Collinstown Park. It is a free Event for anyone living in the Clondalkin area and you can sign up using the QR code.

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL

083 200 2449

Suspected Scabies Case

Suspected Scabies Case

  • 13th Jun 2024 11:41 am

Parents/Guardians,

There has been a suspected case of scabies within our school and your child may have been exposed. We are bringing this to your attention because scabies can spread rapidly unless all affected children are promptly treated.

What is scabies?

Scabies is an infestation of the skin with a tiny mite smaller than a pinhead. The mites burrow anywhere in the skin, mostly on hands, and cannot be seen. The rash is caused by the body’s reaction to the mite and the scratching that occurs.

How could my child get scabies?

Anyone can get scabies. The mite passes from person to person through skin contact. Scabies is unlikely to be caught by short contact such as shaking hands. Longer contact is needed but could be as little as 5 to 10 minutes. Children playing together are especially likely to pass it from one to the other. The itching may occur anytime from two to eight weeks after catching the mites, so mites can pass to someone else before the rash appears.

How will I know if my child has scabies?

If your child develops an itchy rash bring them to their doctor.

What should I do if my child has scabies?

A variety of special lotions and creams that kill mites are available at the pharmacy. It is best to see your doctor first to be sure that it is scabies. It is important to follow the instructions that come with the lotion carefully, as there are a number of different preparations available. As spread within households is common, it is a good idea to treat all family members at the same time even if there are no symptoms

Your GP or pharmacist will be able to answer any further questions that you might have concerning scabies and the preparations available to treat it.

Thank you for giving this your attention.

4th Class Swimming

4th Class Swimming

  • 12th Jun 2024 1:44 pm

Some of the 4th class children are slightly delayed returning from swimming. They should be at the school before 3pm. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Last Chance For The Book Fair!

Last Chance For The Book Fair!

  • 10th Jun 2024 1:55 pm

A reminder that tomorrow is the last day to buy at this years book fair. There are fabulous books and stationery available for great value, with 3 books for the price of 2! 

Please support as the proceeds help buy class novels and library books for our school. 

Thank you!

Men's Health Event

Men's Health Event

  • 10th Jun 2024 12:43 pm

Parents/Guardians, 

 

To celebrate Men’s Health Week 2024, Keith Ryan, former pupil and current Health Promotion and Improvement Officer for Sláintcare Healthy Communities Clondalkin, will be in the Mill Shopping Centre offering tips and resources on all things Mens’s Health. Lloyds Pharmacy will be there on the day and will provide blood pressure checks to any men interested. See the flier attached for more information.


Thanks,


Owen - HSCL

083 200 2449

Leinster Final

Leinster Final

  • 9th Jun 2024 8:14 pm

Congratulations to Colin Murphy in Mr Lynchs class, who played at half time in the Leinster Final. Colin scored a goal and really enjoyed the occasion. Sadly, the result in the Senior final didnt go Mr. Crummeys way. We were all very proud to see Colin Murphy take the field.

3rd Class School Tour

3rd Class School Tour

  • 5th Jun 2024 5:08 pm

The children from 3rd class had a wonderful day at Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park. The children explored the Bog of Allen on the Lullymore train, learned about The Great Famine, played mini golf and said hello to the variety of animals at the pet farm. 

School Garden - Room 6

School Garden - Room 6

  • 5th Jun 2024 4:11 pm

Since September, the boys and girls in Ms. Malone’s 3rd class, Room 6, have been busy working on the school garden. They’ve worked together as a class to grow wonderful vegetables and flowers including lettuce, radish, peas, sunflowers, sweet peas and strawberries. 

The children recently had a visitor from the Supervalu ‘Let’s Grow’ campaign that donated the seeds, soil and raised beds. The children were very excited to show off their hard work. 

You can find the video of the visit on Supervalu Ireland’s facebook page and as a reel on their Instagram account.

#SuperValuLetsGrow #GrowItYourself 


REMINDER 5th Class Parents/Guardians - Secondary School Information Talk

REMINDER 5th Class Parents/Guardians - Secondary School Information Talk

  • 4th Jun 2024 2:15 pm

Parents/Guardians,

Choosing the right secondary school for your child can be difficult, as can the application process. To help with this, I am giving an information talk for 5th Class parents/guardians this evening (Tuesday 4th June) at 6:30pm in the school hall.

Everyone that attends has the chance to win a €25 One4all gift card. 

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

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL

083 200 2449

Book Fair

Book Fair

  • 4th Jun 2024 9:50 am

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Book fair is arriving in Divine Mercy SNS today with lots  of wonderful books for purchase. This is a great opportunity to get some reading material for your children for the fast approaching summer holidays. It is also the most important fundraiser in the school to buy books to stock the class libraries and class novels. 

Last year, we received over a thousand euro in rewards and this money was used to restock the class novels for the year 23/24.

The students will have an opportunity to visit the fair on Wednesday and Thursday this week and can purchase the books  next week  on Monday  10th  and  Tuesday 11th June. 

We would appreciate your continued support with this initiative, as all books purchased give rewards back to the school.

For more information, please see the link below.

Thanks,
Mary Hyland.

Special Recognition Awards

Special Recognition Awards

  • 1st Jun 2024 11:35 am

Some very deserving students received an award on Friday from Ms. Halpin for all round excellence. Well done everyone, we are so proud of you all!

Bounce and Beyond - Room 6

Bounce and Beyond - Room 6

  • 31st May 2024 3:47 pm

The children from Ms. Malone’s 3rd class, room 6, had an action packed day at Bounce and Beyond. The children had a great time on the bumper cars, trampolines and virtual reality arcade. 

The children really enjoyed their prize for raising the most money for the Book blitz at Easter. Thank you to everyone involved in organising a wonderful trip. 

6th Class Confirmation

6th Class Confirmation

  • 30th May 2024 8:43 pm

The children in Room 9 and Room 11 had their chance to shine today when they made their Confirmation. Again, it was a wonderful day for everyone to enjoy. Many thanks to Ms. Ahern, Mr. Breen, Ms. Hill and Mr. McCormack for preparing the children so well, thanks to Ms. Kirby for the lovely singing from the choir, and lastly, thanks to Father Aidan and everyone in the Church of Divine Mercy for two beautiful masses.

6th Class Confirmation

6th Class Confirmation

  • 29th May 2024 3:45 pm

The children in Room 10 and Room 12 made their Confirmation in the Church of Divine Mercy today. It was a lovely occasion for everyone involved and we hope all families are enjoying the celebrations. We wish the best of luck to the children in Room 9 and Room 11 who make their Confirmation tomorrow. 

Junior Safety Forum

Junior Safety Forum

  • 27th May 2024 1:34 pm

Two representatives from our Junior Safety Forum were back in County Hall, Tallaght on Friday. They were able to see how an official meeting operates in the Council Chambers from the viewing gallery. Our forum have lots of suggestions to help everyone feel safe in Balgaddy and the children are looking forward to sharing them at the next meeting. 

Owen - HSCL

School Calendar 2024 - 2025

School Calendar 2024 - 2025

  • 23rd May 2024 11:28 am

Parents/Guardians,


Please see the school calendar for 2024 - 2025.

It contains all the information you need in regards to school closures during the year. 

Room 6 - Busy gardening!

Room 6 - Busy gardening!

  • 22nd May 2024 1:06 pm

Ms. Malone and the children in Room 6 have been busy looking after the vegetables that they planted earlier in the year. Everyone is excited about Shannen from the Grow at School programme coming into Divine Mercy SNS tomorrow and doing some filming. There could be a few gardening superstars coming from Room 6! 

Junior Safety Forum

Junior Safety Forum

  • 17th May 2024 1:34 pm

The 5th Class pupils who were selected to represent their classmates as part of the Junior Safety Forum had their introductory workshop this morning in County Hall, Tallaght. It was great to meet other members of the forum and to sit in the Council Chambers. Many thanks to past pupil Shane Moynihan, South Dublin County Council and Roddy for ensuring we got there safely. 

Room 15's trip to Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel

Room 15's trip to Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel

  • 15th May 2024 9:47 pm

The boys and girls in Ms. Dee’s class were very lucky to have the opportunity to visit the home of the Irish Defence Forces Air Corps yesterday.


We had lots of fun seeing all of the different aircraft, including search and rescue helicopters, the Garda air support aircraft and military transport aircraft. We even got the chance to sit in their fire truck and try on some firefighter gear! 

Thankfully, the weather was on our side and the sun was out for the day! 

A special thank you to Aidan’s Dad, John, for organising the trip for us and to Roddy for bringing us on the school bus. 

Balgaddy Summer Project 2024

Balgaddy Summer Project 2024

  • 14th May 2024 1:26 pm

Parents/Guardians,

A former pupil is looking to get a Balgaddy Summer Project set up for children in the Balgaddy area. If you would be willing to help then please come along to the meeting this evening (Tuesday 14th May) in the Lucan Youth Services, The Griffeen Centre at 6:00.

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL

Junior Baking Club

Junior Baking Club

  • 14th May 2024 1:15 pm

Parents/Guardians,


There are 5 spaces available on this programme. It is starting on Thursday and is for any child between 9 and 12. 

If your son or daughter is interested please contact me on the number below.

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL
083 200 2449

Athletics Training

Athletics Training

  • 12th May 2024 11:32 am

Athletics training will be on as usual tomorrow after school from 2.40-3.30.

Happy birthday and well done!

Happy birthday and well done!

  • 3rd May 2024 1:36 pm

Well done to Trish and her team in Balgaddy Child and Family Centre on their wonderful evaluation and happy 10th birthday! We are very lucky to have this Centre so close to our school and it continues to provide a huge number of valuable services to our children and parents.

Information for 6th Class Parents/Guardians

Information for 6th Class Parents/Guardians

  • 26th Apr 2024 12:50 pm

6th Class Parents/Guardians,

The transition from Primary to Secondary school will be upon you and your child soon enough. To help the Secondary school that your child will be attending have as much information as possible, there are 2 parts of your child’s Education Passport that need to be completed. 

The ‘My Profile’ worksheet will be completed by the children in school and the ‘My Child’s Profile’ has to be completed by parents/guardians at home. 

Some teachers have sent the form home already and some will be sending it home on Monday. When you do get it, could you please complete it and send it back into the class teacher. 

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

Thanks,

Owen - HSCL

083 200 2449

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