Whole School Assembly 12:00 Friday 29th January 2021

Whole School Assembly 12:00 Friday 29th January 2021

We invite all families to join us for a whole school assembly on Friday 29th January at 12:00 midday. We are celebrating the monthly theme of Happiness. Teachers will check through Seesaw or Zoom if there are children who would be willing to share some of their...

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Board of Management summary report 11 January 2021

A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Monday 11th January 2021 (via Zoom). Items on the agenda included the Principal's Report, Treasurer’s report, Maintenance, Health & Safety and Buildings report.  Specific items included:• The Board is...

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Super spreaders of Happiness

Super spreaders of Happiness

Thanks to everyone who chose to spread happiness this week through class work, kind conversations, contributions during zoom sessions, helping at home, dog walking, expressing gratitude. Happiness is our focus of the month for January. We will spread happiness by...

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Welcome to Term 2 at DSP

Welcome to Term 2 at DSP

Best wishes to everyone for the year 2021! We hope those in our community who experienced bereavements and/or job loss are doing ok in most challenging circumstances. Our hopes of remaining in school are dashed with the spread of the virus. However, our faith in staff...

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Best wishes to all

Best wishes to all

To Miriam and all the DSP TeamThanks so much for all your hard work getting us through to Christmas!!!!  On behalf of the PTA, myself and Una would like to thank everyone for all their hard work and generosity this year in contributing to the school.  Given all...

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DSP seasonal stocking filler?

DSP seasonal stocking filler?

We have a few copies available in the office of A Brave New Vision by one of the founding members of the Dalkey School Project, Áine Hyland. Send in €20.00 to the office in a sealed envelope if you would like a copy. The book is also available on Amazon.com. Seasonal...

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Festive singing Thursday 17th December 2020

Festive singing Thursday 17th December 2020

Weather permitting, we will do a whole school singing session in the yard tomorrow. Wear your festive jumpers, clothes, hats, glasses - or keep it simple with winter warm gear.If you have a few euro, we would be delighted to add it to the Barnados collection. This...

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Seasonal singing out of doors?

Seasonal singing out of doors?

Thanks to parents/guardians who are continuing to keep children home and/or bringing children to the doctor for medical assessment when showing symptoms. As a school community we are very fortunate to remain Covid free up to now. We hope all the families who are...

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Spreading seasonal cheer safely

Spreading seasonal cheer safely

We are having a great time in school at the moment with seasonal celebrations of all types taking place in our classrooms. The children and staff are very jolly and are busy spreading festive cheer!! We want to continue to do so right up to the Christmas holidays and...

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Outdoor learning request for logs

Outdoor learning request for logs

We are delighted to have the back garden almost ready for more outdoor learning. Sixth class have been a great help to Mike in shovelling and shifting stones. They have learned lots of incidental lessons on carrying loads, managing weights, handling equipment, how...

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Seasonal cheer, songs, hats, chats, films, bling, photos

Seasonal cheer, songs, hats, chats, films, bling, photos

We are looking forward to a day of seasonal cheer on Thursday. We are delighted to be able to give children this opportunity to participate in creating traditional seasonal photos. Every child has the option to have a photo - many families have ordered copies - there...

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Brave New Vision for under the Christmas tree?

Brave New Vision for under the Christmas tree?

Happy first day in December! Our focus for the month is Peace:We will sit in stillness and reflect at least once a day.We will work in harmony with others by sharing, taking turns and listening.We will bring peace to others by smiling and being friendly to others....

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Seasonal celebrations in school

Seasonal celebrations in school

📸 🎄Hi All 🎄📸As the Winter Market will not be happening this year, we will be hosting a Christmas themed day in school on _*Thursday 10th December*_ with Christmas movies in the classrooms and a festive photo shoot with Ciara of STELLA shots (a parent in the school...

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Caretaker position to be advertised

Caretaker position to be advertised

After many good years of service Mike Cahn is stepping down from his role as caretaker at DSPNS. Mike has helped us with many eco-friendly projects e.g. apple pressing; development of compost practices; planting hedges in Sallyglen with DLRCoCo; as well as the daily...

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Parent Teacher meetings this week

Parent Teacher meetings this week

Parent Teacher meetings will take place via Zoom for Junior and Senior Infants, First and Second classes on Wednesday 25th November 2020.Parent Teacher meetings will take place via Zoom for Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth classes on Thursday 26th November 2020.This is...

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Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Thanks to Fifth class for their beautiful art work in the yard. November is a month when we benefit from cheering one another up. We have several Festival of Lights to celebrate in the months ahead. Also we can look out for mesmerising morning skies and spectacular...

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Student Council Changemakers

Student Council Changemakers

The Student Council held their first meeting, socially distanced, on Thursday in the Halla. What an articulate group of children! They identified ways in which our school is a great place to learn. Gender equality, art and creativity, the first Educate Together...

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Empathy Creativity Teamwork Leadership Empathy

Empathy Creativity Teamwork Leadership Empathy

We are delighted with the learning that has taken place in Killiney Hill over the past eight weeks for Senior Infants, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth classes and for all the teachers, SNAs and helpers involved. Thanks especially to teacher Jenny and artist Liz who...

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Board of Management updates

Board of Management updates

A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Monday 12th October 2020 (via Zoom). Items on the agenda included the Principal's Report, Maintenance report, Health & Safety report, and Buildings report.  Specific items included: The Board...

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

We are delighted to make it to half term with everyone helping to keep the virus from our school community. We are a privileged group of people. Thanks to parents/guardians for participating in Clap for your Community this morning and afternoon. The staff really have...

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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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