Seasonal celebrations in school

Seasonal celebrations in school

📸 🎄Hi All 🎄📸As the Winter Market will not be happening this year, we will be hosting a Christmas themed day in school on _*Thursday 10th December*_ with Christmas movies in the classrooms and a festive photo shoot with Ciara of STELLA shots (a parent in the school...

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Caretaker position to be advertised

Caretaker position to be advertised

After many good years of service Mike Cahn is stepping down from his role as caretaker at DSPNS. Mike has helped us with many eco-friendly projects e.g. apple pressing; development of compost practices; planting hedges in Sallyglen with DLRCoCo; as well as the daily...

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Parent Teacher meetings this week

Parent Teacher meetings this week

Parent Teacher meetings will take place via Zoom for Junior and Senior Infants, First and Second classes on Wednesday 25th November 2020.Parent Teacher meetings will take place via Zoom for Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth classes on Thursday 26th November 2020.This is...

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Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Thanks to Fifth class for their beautiful art work in the yard. November is a month when we benefit from cheering one another up. We have several Festival of Lights to celebrate in the months ahead. Also we can look out for mesmerising morning skies and spectacular...

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Student Council Changemakers

Student Council Changemakers

The Student Council held their first meeting, socially distanced, on Thursday in the Halla. What an articulate group of children! They identified ways in which our school is a great place to learn. Gender equality, art and creativity, the first Educate Together...

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Empathy Creativity Teamwork Leadership Empathy

Empathy Creativity Teamwork Leadership Empathy

We are delighted with the learning that has taken place in Killiney Hill over the past eight weeks for Senior Infants, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth classes and for all the teachers, SNAs and helpers involved. Thanks especially to teacher Jenny and artist Liz who...

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Board of Management updates

Board of Management updates

A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Monday 12th October 2020 (via Zoom). Items on the agenda included the Principal's Report, Maintenance report, Health & Safety report, and Buildings report.  Specific items included: The Board...

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

We are delighted to make it to half term with everyone helping to keep the virus from our school community. We are a privileged group of people. Thanks to parents/guardians for participating in Clap for your Community this morning and afternoon. The staff really have...

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DSP continues the Changemaker School Journey

DSP continues the Changemaker School Journey

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...

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Forest School- 3rd Class – 8th October 2020

Forest School- 3rd Class – 8th October 2020

Another wonderful and informative session on how to make friendship bracelets connecting with dying our strings last week. We listened to a fantastic story as we drank our blackberry tea....surrounded by the wonderful trees with a little bit of an autumnal chill in...

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Forest School – 3rd Class – October 2020

Forest School – 3rd Class – October 2020

Using the colours of nature to dye was the activity up in the hill this week. We discussed in our circle what we could use to dye our string and how we would make our dye. On our walk to our base the children kept their eyes peeled for any flowers and leaves that they...

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Admissions/Enrolment 2021-2022

Admissions/Enrolment 2021-2022

The dual enrolment process for enrolment in Junior Infants in Dalkey School Project NS - required by law due to changes to the Education Act - opens online 1st October 2020:. Full details can be found here: https://www.dspns.ie/pre-enrolment/Dual enrolment process is...

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Notification of Board of Management Annual General Meeting

Notification of Board of Management Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Board of Management of Dalkey School Project NS will be heldon Monday 19th October 2020 at 7:30pm via Zoom. All staff and parents/guardians are invited to attend. Agenda1. Welcome2. Minutes of DSPNS AGM 20193. Chairperson’s...

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Forest School – 3rd Class- September 2020 Bird Watching

Forest School – 3rd Class- September 2020 Bird Watching

What birds can be found at our base? This was our task and we were asked how would we bird watch without being seen? Building a hideout was our challenge where we used what we could find at our base that would be useful and also where would we build it?Lots of...

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Forest School – 10th & 11th September 2020

Forest School – 10th & 11th September 2020

Outdoor learning got off to a great start this week!  The children in Senior Infants, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Class were so excited to be back in the forest together. Some came equipped with notebooks ready to record new findings and do some sketching. On the way to base...

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Do you have questions about school routines?

Do you have questions about school routines?

School is open for children 19 days as of today. We are very fortunate to have mainly healthy children and staff enabling us to get school routines established. We are most appreciative of families keeping children home and consulting with doctors as a means of...

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Respect neighbours’ walls and gardens. Complete survey.

Respect neighbours’ walls and gardens. Complete survey.

Welcome to Week 5 at DSPNS. We have enjoyed a super start to the term, learning to gather socially distanced in the mornings whatever the weather. We encourage all families to get to school on time as this helps the children settle into class more easily and reduces...

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Building Extension update

Building Extension update

Many of you are aware that the Board of Management (BoM) has an application submitted to DLRCoCo for an extension that would provide rooms for group learning instead of the current situation where children are located on corridors. The process is complicated due to...

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Drop off and Pick up time updates

Drop off and Pick up time updates

Morning arrivals are running quite smoothly, particularly helped by children arriving on time. We are hoping to reduce staggered arrivals and departures to five minute intervals if we can keep up good practices. We have identified another cross-contact spot by the...

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