New parents/guardians may be interested to know that DSPNS was awarded an invitation to the Changemaker Schools network in 2017. Yesterday, Miriam met with principals of the other schools (only 15 in Ireland) to collaborate on building a community of innovative schools. Empathy, Creativity, Leadership and Teamwork are the pillars of Changemaker Schools. We want to nurture those characteristics in children. Thanks to artist Liz McMahon who is giving the children opportunities to learn about others and explore their creative selves: and to all the teachers who put so much work into making forest school happen.

Sarah from ORS emailed to thank us for our response to the travel to school survey: “22 staff and 144 student responses is an unusually high participation rate, and achieved over a very short period. Well done to you.” The Board is working with our design team to finalise documents to submit to DLRCOCO in response to their requirements for planning permission. Thanks to staff and families for completing the survey!

Thanks to the PTA for a well attended AGM on Monday evening. We would like to remind the school community that the Board of Management AGM will be held on Monday 19th October at 7:30pm via Zoom.