Shows, Songs, Sports, Craft, Play, BoM summary report

What a busy month we are enjoying. The calendar is packed every day. Congrats to 6th class for making a comeback from 5-Nil at half time (METNS - DSPNS) to win the Friendship Cup at Monkstown ETNS today! The final score was 5 - 6 (DSPNS - METNS). Yet again,...

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DSP40 Be a Good Sport day

We have revised the timetable since posting last week. We heard some children talking about how Sports Day is "so stressful". We are listening to those voices and have added in a quiet/mindful session in class to the timetable. We are re-naming the day, Be a Good...

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We appreciate many kinds of celebration

In the spirit of our June focus of the month, we shine a light on the many good things in our life we are fortunate enough to experience at DSPNS. We appreciate our Second Class pupils who made their First Communion recently - congratulations to all! Be a Good Sport...

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Be a Good Sport Day timetable Thursday 20th June 2019

Sports Day Timetable 2019 Junior Infants Senior Infants 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 8:50 – 09:10 Buddies Relay Buddies Relay - - - - Buddies Relay Buddies Relay 9.10 – 9.30 Sprints Commando Crawl 3 - legged Race Egg & Spoon Parachute Games South Side Sports Games 9.30...

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June focus: Appreciation of the Good Things in our Lives

Our sponsored Fun Activities day was a great success thanks to Ros and team. There was a huge team of helpers for the obstacle course, tug o' war, mindfulness, problem solving and team games. Thanks to everyone who gave of their time. We were grateful that the weather...

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Oh what a night…!

What a wonderful evening we enjoyed last Friday. Big thanks to the organisers and helpers who had to return to Killiney Castle on Saturday morning to take down stage, balloons etc! That's commitment! The night was the culmination of a year of events for the 40th...

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Support Dun Laoghaire ETNS

Click the link for health benefits gained by walking to school: https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/news-and-blog/press-media/campaign-calls-for-traffic-bans-outside-schools-our-comment/

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Good Weather. Good Gear.

AS we enjoy some fine weather, we need to remind parents/guardians about our dress code. It is very important we educate children about clever marketing and guide them towards making dress choices that are age appropriate. We ask you to speak with your children -...

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Mindful in May

Our focus for the month is Mindfulness or Spiritual Growth We will develop stillness through quiet moments. We will cultivate our meditative spirits. We will practise self reflection, examining our feelings and experiences. We can meditate in our sit spots. Planning...

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Keep Children Safe

Thanks to every driver who is cooperating with our Safe Traffic Code. School gates are safer for children to cycle and walk in that area. Special thanks to parent volunteers who are standing in support of a safe school. We would welcome people who can take a stand...

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DSP Executive AGM Monday 13th May 2019

The Annual General Meeting will take place at 8.00pm on Monday 13th May 2019 Venue: Dalkey School Project National School AGENDA 1. Minutes of AGM 2018 2. Matters arising 3. Chairperson’s Report 4. Treasurer’s Report: Annual Account 5. DSP Trust Accounts to note; and...

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Summary or Agreed Report from BoM

A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Monday 8th April 2019.Items on the agenda included the Treasurer's Report, Principal's Report, Communications Report, Maintenance report, Voluntary Contributions report, and Buildings report. Specific items...

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DSP40 Reunion Party Link for Tickets

Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dsp40-reunion-a-celebration-of-40-years-of-dalkey-school-project-tickets-60198685890?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=eventcard

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Are children safe?

Reports from yesterday afternoon (Thursday) indicate the traffic and parking has gone mad with people reversing in front of the school, reversing up the whole road and others blocking the way. There is genuine concern about a child being knocked down. Our focus for...

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DSP40 May event

Calling on people with good organisational skills to help prepare for the DSP40 May event! We have date and venue confirmed - Friday 17th May 2019 at Killiney Castle. The DSP40 committee is meeting at Killiney Castle next Tuesday 9th April at 7:30pm to check out the...

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Slán agus Go Raibh Maith Agaibh

Sincere thanks to Ms O'Connell and Mr Doohan for making the UISCE trip possible and for looking after the children on their first class trip away from home. GRMA (that's Irish text abbreviation) to the UISCE team who provided a wide variety of activities, lots of...

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Teamwork and rising to the challenge

We can be proud of the many ways people are working in teams at DSP. Resource teachers have put huge time and effort into applications for support from the SENO (special educational needs organiser). Without this kind of behind-the-scenes work, we would not be able to...

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Keeping in touch with Educate Together nationally

Thanks to Anna O'Flanagan for her time and commitment as a director of Educate Together. Anna stepped down after two years supporting ET to develop strategy and programmes nationally. On Saturday, we had four DSP people at the ET AGM - an early start at 9:00am! Dr...

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Pronouns: she/her, he/him, they/them

We had a great turn out at the LGBTI talk hosted by Moninne Griffith from BelongTo. We discussed what language to use when children ask questions about identity issues. We learned about actions and words that help make school and home safe places for children to ask...

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Save the date – DSP40 party Friday May 17th 2019

Thanks to the DSP40 committee, we have a date and venue for the adults celebration of DSP40. Put the date in your diary - Friday 17th May 2019. Venue is Killiney Castle. Tickets will be limited so first come, first served. This event will be for current and past...

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