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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Class check ins via Zoom

Class check ins via Zoom

Teachers and SNAs are really looking forward to chatting with children this week via Zoom. Below is the timetable in case you missed it last week. Tuesday 19thMay 2020 11:45 -12:15 6th; 12:30-13:00 Senior Infants Wednesday 20thMay 2020 11:45 -12:15 2nd; 12:30-13:00...

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Keep yourself, others and the environment safe and happy

Safety online As we learn to use new online platforms, we must learn how to follow the the correct protocols and procedures as described in our Acceptable Use of Technology Policy (AUTP). Sharing of images from Zoom assemblies is not permitted. As a school, we need to...

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Forest School and Music Generation

Forest School and Music Generation

Outdoor learning Ideas for this week: https://www.dspns.ie/forest-school/blog-of-sessions/ Music Generation Unfortunately Music Generation lessons are suspended (see letter below). However, we are very fortunate to have a playlist to go to when we feel like rehearsing...

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Term 3 is important for revising: how does memory work?

Term 3 is important for revising: how does memory work?

What do we want children to learn during the extended closure? Where do we want them to be when we return to school in September? If children come back to school in September holding most of what they learned in class, that will be a huge success. Basically, we want...

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BoM Summary Report

BoM Summary Report

Board of Management Meetings - Summary ReportA meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Monday 27th April 2020 (via Zoom).Items on the agenda included the Principal's Report, Communications Report, Maintenance report, Voluntary Contributions report, and...

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Anonymous teacher shares blog

Anonymous teacher shares blog

Dear ParentsDon't stress about schoolwork. In September, I will get your children back on track. I am a teacher and that's my superpower. What I can't fix is social-emotional trauma that prevents the brain from learning. So right now, I just need you to share your...

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Actions of Solidarity in a time of Crisis

Actions of Solidarity in a time of Crisis

We know we are going to make it through this worldwide pandemic because we are a resilient school community. We pull together in times of need. We help one another as we experience good days and bad days. As adults, we model acceptance of the fact that we do not have...

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Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

Birdwatch Ireland has recorded an increase of 350% interaction with its website nationally. People are taking social isolation as an opportunity to turn to nature for mindful moments, stimulation, relaxation, entertainment, learning. Below are ideas for outdoor...

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