“Choosing to Dance”

“Choosing to Dance”

We look forward to Yellow Monday organised by the Student Council and teachers Aoife and John. Our young people are inspiring us to choose creativity and celebration at a time of year that can be dark and cold, often affecting our emotional selves and making people...

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What are children learning these days?

What are children learning these days?

We have enjoyed some very fine sunrises and crisp, blue-sky break times at school this week. Good weather gives us all a lift and helps create many learning opportunities outdoors. PE lessons, daily walks, mask breaks have taken place. Our feature picture shows 3rd...

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Dun Laoghaire Lions Club at work in DSP

Dun Laoghaire Lions Club at work in DSP

We are very grateful to Dun Laoghaire Lions Club for returning to maintain a bench they donated to DSP community in 1999. Thanks to Eamonn and Veronica for their time. Connections with other groups in the locality makes school life more meaningful and helps children...

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Yellow Monday 17.01.2022

Yellow Monday 17.01.2022

Next Monday the 17th of January will be Yellow Monday, organised by our student council, to celebrate our monthly theme of Happiness. On Monday, we are asking that each child wears yellow or any other colour that makes them happy to spread positivity and joy within...

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Heartfelt condolences to the Beary family

Heartfelt condolences to the Beary family

In honour of Aoife Beary whose funeral takes place today, DSP flies the flag at half mast. Aoife is the daughter of our wonderful and much loved deputy principal Angela Beary.At the funeral service we heard of the love Aoife shared with the many people she met from...

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School closes Wednesday 22 December 11:50 and 12:00 midday

School closes Wednesday 22 December 11:50 and 12:00 midday

We are delighted to have many children in attendance this week. We are equally appreciative of families who are keeping children home to reduce risks of infection spreading to vulnerable family members.Our closing time for holidays is Wednesday 22 December:11:50am for...

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Panto Pandemonium at DSP

Panto Pandemonium at DSP

All classes enjoyed the Red Riding Hood Panto from the Helix. Money was still coming in today via Aladdin. We are now at €919.00 which means we have raised €494.00 for Barnados as the DSP seasonal charity fundraiser. We will leave the Panto payments link open until...

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A toute a l’heure!

A toute a l’heure!

Today is the sixth and final day with Helene our French teacher. Thanks Helene for giving the children this wonderful opportunity to 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes. This term, DSP took part in a 6 week pilot scheme to introduce modern foreign languages to...

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GRMA PTA for Winter Wonderland!

GRMA PTA for Winter Wonderland!

Go raibh míle maith agaibh to the PTA who created a magical Winter Wonderland in place of our annual Winter Market. They did such a good job, Santa actually visited DSP! Can you see him in the picture with 6th class? Check Seesaw for more class photos. In place of our...

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Winter Raffle ** Festive Photos ** Winter Wonderland **

Winter Raffle ** Festive Photos ** Winter Wonderland **

Storm Barra led to the postponement of some of our seasonal fundraiser plans on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, once back in school, we asked the Student Council for help and they drew the raffle tickets. Congratulations to all the winners. Sincere thanks to our...

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Winter Wonderland Raffle

Winter Wonderland Raffle

Last chance to buy tickets on Monday morning outside the gates. The prizes are fantastic! Don't miss this chance. Cards and cash welcome. Thanks to the PTA who are at the gates from 8:15 in the mornings. The raffle will be held on the patio on Tuesday 7th December...

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Community Action

Community Action

DSP is involved in several community based actions these days. Chairperson Ciaran and Principal Miriam met with Ruairí Ó Dualing from DLR Parks Dept with a view to connecting DSP with DLR biodiversity initiatives that might enhance the Sallyglen area. 2nd class is...

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DSP parents/guardians rock!

DSP parents/guardians rock!

Thanks to everyone who completed the DSP Factor forms. We were able to identify parents/guardians with sustainability and cycling as their interests/skills set. We now have a group meeting to draft a submission to DLRCOCO on Active Travel - Glenageary Road Upper,...

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Festivals of Light: can you be a light for others?

Festivals of Light: can you be a light for others?

We celebrated Diwali last week with lots of class discussions and some wonderful art. Diwali is the first of many festivals of light that we will explore over the next few weeks through the Learn Together programme. Many cultures tell stories of people who act as...

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Student Council meeting

Student Council meeting

The Student Council representatives from First to Sixth Classes met yesterday in the garden. The meeting opened with a circle check-in so that everyone could learn one another's names. Discussion about what the Student Council would work on during the year took place...

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Saving the environment with a beach clean

Saving the environment with a beach clean

5th class linked their learning to the COP26 conference in Scotland this week. The children cleaned the beach, then Harriet (Flossie's mum) talked to them about pollution in the sea, and showed them some items they found during beach cleans, and they finished with...

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Thanks to PTA! See you Monday 8th November at 8:00pm

Thanks to PTA! See you Monday 8th November at 8:00pm

A big THANK YOU to the Halloween organisers and to all families who contributed to the gate collection on Friday 22nd October 2021. We raised over €500. Thanks for the wonderful video show of pets. All classes enjoyed watching the fabulous pets in their costumes. We...

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Board of Management Summary Report October 2021

Board of Management Summary Report October 2021

A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Tuesday 19th October 2021.Items on the agenda included the Principal's Report, Treasurer's Report, Voluntary Contributions (VCs), Communications, Maintenance, and Buildings report. Specific items included:• The...

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Primary Science Award for DSP

Primary Science Award for DSP

Congratulations - your school has achieved an SFI Discover Science and Maths Award. We have evaluated your Log of Evidence and we are satisfied that you have met all the criteria for the Badge of Excellence.Your school has provided evidence of children's engagement...

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