Admissions September 2022 at DSP

Admissions September 2022 at DSP

Next week all applicants on our 'old' pre-enrolment list should receive Confirmation of Interest (COI) letters. These must be returned if the applicant child is to remain on the list for Junior Infants September 2022. These applicants are processed under the Enrolment...

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Grateful for…

Grateful for…

Today, Friday, many children in the senior end of the school will be completing their Learning Logs. At the end of four weeks back in school, we have a very long list of stimulating activities and events that we can be grateful for. PEsouthside sportssouthside...

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Gay is ok. Rainbows are for everyone.

Gay is ok. Rainbows are for everyone.

We had a very affirming experience of the school community in action this morning. Homophobic graffiti was noticed outside the school gates and near the bus stop on Sallyglen Road.Immediately, several parents offered Miriam help in dealing with the situation. Within a...

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Outdoor activities – what a privilege!

Outdoor activities – what a privilege!

It is wonderful to see children making meaningful connections between outdoor learning and their own child led games in yard time. We notice many children interacting with the natural environment in creative ways during break time - designing fairy worlds, dens,...

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Nut free school – Medical conditions and Allergies update

Nut free school – Medical conditions and Allergies update

Thanks to everyone who confirmed medical conditions and allergies through the office. We can confirm that due to some severe allergies we are a nut free school.In 2nd class, we are also egg and egg product free.Thanks to a highly cooperative school community, we have...

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Respect – focus of the month for September

Respect – focus of the month for September

We are delighted to observe the vast majority of children demonstrating a good understanding of our focus of the month - Respect. Families may want to have chats at home about how we show respect in different situations - respect for safety on the road, respect the...

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Keeping everyone safe and communicating distantly

Keeping everyone safe and communicating distantly

Thanks to the parents who are teaching road safety to children in the mornings. The increased bicycle traffic outside our gates is an opportunity for the DSP community spirit to spring into action. Thanks to PTA for messaging parents to foster road safety in children....

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Thanks to the wonderful DSP staff

Thanks to the wonderful DSP staff

Ice cream treats from staff for children In appreciation for two and a half fun-filled, hard-working terms in the classrooms during a very challenging year, and a half or full term of remote learning - depending on junior/senior classes - teachers and SNAs wanted to...

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Farewell 6th class 2021

Farewell 6th class 2021

We were happy and sad on Wednesday 23rd June during the 6th class 2021 graduation. The children (young adults) did themselves proud at their zoom graduation. The good communication between the 6th class team and PTA reps was evident in the beautiful videos, photos,...

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5km for €5k update

5km for €5k update

Thanks to the everyone who participated in the sponsored walk/run/cycle. €2251.00 has been contributed through the online payment on Aladdin and some cash. It is fantastic to get this financial injection that will help with our end of year balancing of accounts and...

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Fabulous Fundraisers

Fabulous Fundraisers

What a joy it is to be part of DSP! We are delighted with the response to two fundraisers recently. Big thanks to the PTA for setting up the 5Km for €5k Fundraiser:  €1631.00 lodged to Aladdin so far. Great response considering it's late in the year to be asking for...

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Board of Management Meeting 22nd June 2021

Board of Management Meeting 22nd June 2021

A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Tuesday  22nd June 2021. Items on the agenda included the Principal's Report, Treasurer’s report, Voluntary Contributions (VCs), Communications, Maintenance, and Buildings report.  Specific...

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5km for €5k fundraiser

5km for €5k fundraiser

Thanks to the PTA for organising a fun fundraiser to bring this school year to a close. Between now and 22nd June 2021, families are encouraged to get sponsors for committing to doing a walk/run/cycle. Payment has been set up on Aladdin Connect. Fundraising, like so...

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Keep up the safe practices to keep our school Covid free

Keep up the safe practices to keep our school Covid free

We are grateful to families who are keeping children home when showing symptoms, even if it appears to be just a cold, and for checking with doctors if a Covid test is required. Thanks to parents who informed us of children being potential close contacts and for...

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Pyjama Day, Sports Week, Graduation Day

Pyjama Day, Sports Week, Graduation Day

Tomorrow is PJ day organised by the PTA as a fundraiser. We look forward to an exciting day and hope we will raise some much needed funds. We remind parents/guardians that along with the fun of wearing pyjamas, we need to keep children safe by wearing appropriate...

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Saturated – with rain – and privilege?

Saturated – with rain – and privilege?

In spite of the rain today Junior Infants managed to get out to Sallyglen where they enjoyed a different version of forest school. We are fortunate to be situated right beside the meadow in Sallyglen with easy access to trees and hedgerows. The children played many...

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Summer term expectations

Summer term expectations

We are very appreciative of teachers and assistants who continue to bring children to the outdoors for learning. We have been most privileged as a school community to have enjoyed trips off-site since September through forest and beach school. Thanks to staff for...

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