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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Student Council Elections

Student Council Elections

We are looking forward to having Student Council elections tomorrow Wednesday 6th October 2021. Children have been learning about proportional representation and how it's important to vote for yourself if deciding to go forward as a candidate. We wish all candidates...

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Making a difference with pens, pencils and bicycles

Making a difference with pens, pencils and bicycles

Fourth class children were enthusiastic activists last week. On hearing funds for Creativity in the Classroom and Forest School might be reduced, they wrote letters to our local TDs to seek help in securing funds for community art projects such as Creativity in the...

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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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