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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Board of Management Summary Report 7th September 2020

Board of Management Summary Report 7th September 2020

A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Monday 7th September 2020 (via Zoom). Items on the agenda included the Treasurer's Report, Principal's Report, Communications Report, Maintenance report, Voluntary Contributions report, and Buildings...

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Additional Bicycle Stands

Additional Bicycle Stands

Thanks to DLRCoCo we have two additional bike stands. We hope lots more children will cycle or walk to school. Some people have raised questions about where children should park bikes. We suggest children use the bike stand nearest their gathering point. The main...

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DSP Covid 19 Policy Statement

COVID-19 Policy Statement Dalkey School Project NS is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our staff and a safe learning environment for all our pupils. To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-19 Response Plan. The Board of...

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School Calendar 2020-2021

School Calendar 2020-2021

SCHOOL CALENDAR 2020 - 2021  Term 1Thursday 27th August – Tuesday 22nd December 2020 Midterm: Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October (inclusive)  School closes for Winter Break @ 12.00 midday on Tuesday 22nd December 2020    Term 2Wednesday 6th January – Friday...

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Goodbye Sixth! Enjoy secondary! Come back for visits!

Goodbye Sixth! Enjoy secondary! Come back for visits!

We had a super whole school assembly at midday today for Sixth Class 2020. Beautiful art, poems, songs and memories. How lovely to see families together celebrating a wonderful group of children. Can you find the twelve ladybirds in Katie's picture? We loved seeing...

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Whole School Assembly

Whole School Assembly

We will dress up with pride on Tuesday 23rd June at 12:00 midday to say goodbye to Sixth class. We look forward to seeing lots of smiling faces. We hear there are some lovely poems and art pieces for sharing at assembly.

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Final Zoom meetings

Final Zoom meetings

Be a good sport week! We hope children enjoy a chance to participate in sports activities out of doors this week. We would love to be meeting families in Sallyglen tomorrow (our Be a Good Sport Day date) but that is not possible. We appreciate remaining healthy and...

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Whole School Assembly Friday 5th June 2020 @ 12:00 midday

Whole School Assembly Friday 5th June 2020 @ 12:00 midday

Appreciation of the Good Things in our Lives We will hold a Whole School Assembly on Friday 5th June 2020 via zoom. Our focus for the month of June is Appreciation of the Good Things in our Lives. We would like to start the month of June celebrating the great learning...

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