December 13, 2013
4th class, 5th class
All the preparations are done. St. Dominic’s is ready for The Lion King next Tuesday night. The play begins at 7.30pm. Please be in your seats early. There is a sweet shop open before the performance and a bag of goodies is only €1. The shop will close at 7.30pm.
Our 4th and 5th classes have done lots of work to prepare for the performance. They have been busy learning lines, preparing costumes, completing artwork. Here is what some of characters had to say:
Tau (Grace 4th); My favourite song is ‘He Lives in you’ because you get to understand how Simba feels.
Simba (Hannah 4th); Don’t worry if you forget a line, The show must go on!
Mufasa (Stephen 5th); The last few weeks have been nerve-racking but it has been great fun and we cant wait to perform.
Eddie (Ryan 4th); When I found out I was a Hyena in The Lion King I was so excited
Scar (Rachel 4th); I thought it was great, learning all the lines and dances!
Fisi (Filip 4th); The play has a beautiful stage and the first time I was on the stage was a bit nervous, but then it was pretty fun
December 10, 2013
St. Dominic’s Radio has been broadcasting for the last year. Each week some pupils from 6th class broadcast our news on our internal sound system in school. We have regular slots such as students of the week, birthdays of the week, sports news and news from each class. Here is our radio broadcast this week. Thank you to our two newsreaders from 6th class.
December 10, 2013
There are lots of signs of Christmas around our school. Do you know where these pictures were taken?
December 2, 2013
Our annual raffle takes place on Thursday 19th at 11am. It launches on Monday 2nd December. We have a special top prize this year of 3 Premium Level Tickets for One Direction in Croke Park on Sunday May 25th. Any prizes parents can donate are always greatly appreciated. The proceeds from the raffle are used to purchase resources for the office for the coming year. Tickets are €2 each or €10 for a book of six. Please make every effort to sell a few tickets but if children are unable to sell tickets please return unsold books to school. Your continued support of the school is greatly appreciated.
November 28, 2013
St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland school in Jobstown, a school we have strong links with through our shared HSCL teacher has had difficulty with their heating system. They have been forced to close the building recently to replace their boiler. This as you can imagine would cause much disruption to pupils learning and difficulties for parents organising child-minding facilities.
The Board of Management of St. Dominic’s NS has offered two surplus rooms to St. Maelruain’s for the coming week to help cater for their children. Their 3rd/4th and 5th/6th classes will be taught in our building. This arrangement is for a short period (2nd-6th December). The principals of the two schools have put a management plan in place to minimise the disruption to the pupils of St. Dominic’s NS. I’m sure you will agree it is a nice gesture to be able to support a local school in need.
November 26, 2013
Many thanks to the parents, pupils, staff and Board of Management who collected outside the church last weekend. We raised €1550 for our heating fund.