6th class are ready for new adventures

6th class are ready for new adventures

We celebrated our wonderful 6th class today at our final whole school assembly. Every class sang a song to mark this exciting time for 6th - leaving the familiarity of primary school and setting off for the new world of secondary schools. We have great confidence that...

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Changemaker 6th class parents treat DSP staff

Changemaker 6th class parents treat DSP staff

Thanks to 6th class parents for a truly delicious lunch today. We might have to name them the 'lunch fairies' as a smorgasbord of hot and cold food appeared in the staffroom and was tidied away without fuss or interruptions to the school day. What a lovely way to show...

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Changemaker 6th class make a fun day of activities for all

Changemaker 6th class make a fun day of activities for all

Huge thanks to Mr Mannion and 6th class who organised a very inclusive Be a Good Sport Day. Much planning, practice and discussion led to a most enjoyable Sports Day. It was wonderful to have time to chat with members of the school community and participate in the...

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Be a Good Sport Day Timetable

Be a Good Sport Day Timetable

We look forward to seeing people on Thursday. Please park respectfully: if you park opposite and beside an entrance, the homeowners may not be able to enter or leave their property. 6th class will be leaders for the day. We encourage everyone to support them in their...

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Be a Good Sport Day 9:00-12:00 Thursday 23rd June 2022

Be a Good Sport Day 9:00-12:00 Thursday 23rd June 2022

Yay the sun is shining!!! 6th class have been doing an amazing job with their Sports Stations! We’d like to say a special thank you to them for all the fun and enjoyment they have been bringing to all the children in DSP. Every class has had the opportunity to go...

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Student Council raise a new flag

Student Council raise a new flag

Assembly with 4th 5th and 6th classes was a wonderful sharing of learning experiences. We heard about the 4th class trip author Aoife Dooley which included exciting Dublin Bus trips and playtime in the giant's garden in Merrion Square.5th class told us about Mexican...

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Amazing blogs and DSP opportunities

Amazing blogs and DSP opportunities

We are very fortunate to have one of our parents working quietly behind the scenes updating the DSP website. Much work has to be done by staff to prepare meaningful relevant content. We expect to be ready in September with a totally new look. Meanwhile, have you seen...

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New outdoor learning spaces

New outdoor learning spaces

One of the opportunities for positive change that Covid raised was to make more use of the back garden space. Every day, children walk in and out to yard several times a day through the back garden. Sometimes they stop to look at the pond, to notice changes in the...

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Dates for your Diary

Dates for your Diary

Teachers are busy teaching, facilitating standardised tests, writing reports, creating booklists for next year, listening to children's everyday needs, teaching, planning trips, responding to friendship issues, assessing, collaborating on team initiatives, running...

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DSP and ET strengthen connections

DSP and ET strengthen connections

Miriam was nominated to the Board of Directors of Educate Together by the DSP Board of Management, thus strengthening ties between the original ET school and the new ET schools. DSP strives to have close connections with ET so that the vision of the founding members...

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Multicultural learning and choosing positive behaviours

Multicultural learning and choosing positive behaviours

We had a thoughtful, reflective assembly with 4th, 5th and 6th classes the morning. Children shared some of the lessons they enjoyed including drama, history, ethical education including special holidays in different religions. We heard about children teaching...

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Buddies

Buddies

We have lots of very happy children expanding their life experience and skills through playtime with Buddies. Sometimes it's free play, sometimes it's a structured activity. Lots of learning happens for the older and younger children particularly social skills - how...

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Keeping fit and well

Keeping fit and well

We are grateful to the PTA for funding dance teachers this term. Children at DSP are very fortunate to have access to many different types of sports, movement, PE and fitness activities. We are delighted to have Ken from Cuala guiding the junior classes in basic...

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BLAST wall mural

BLAST wall mural

Thanks to teacher Maryrose for applying for BLAST funding from Blackrock Education Centre we now have a colourful wall mural to cheer us up as we arrive at school. As with most school initiatives, it required a team to implement the plan. Huge thanks to caretaker Gary...

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Board of Management Summary Report

Board of Management Summary Report

A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 via zoom. Items on the agenda included the Principal's Report, Treasurer’s Report, Voluntary Contributions (VCs), Communications, Maintenance, and Buildings report. Specific items included:•...

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Student Council BYO Breakfast Picnic

Student Council BYO Breakfast Picnic

What a joy it was to meet so many of the school community again last week. Our second DSP community event this year - the Student Council BYO Breakfast Picnic - was a great success. Evidently the children learned lots from their experience of hosting stalls at the...

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Notice of upcoming DSP Executive AGM

Notice of upcoming DSP Executive AGM

All members of DSP school community are invited to a meeting of the DSP Executive. The Executive, which has governance responsibilities for DSP and METNS is keen to find people with skills that would enrich this committee. Do you know someone who would be interested?...

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Save the Date!

Save the Date!

Our first joint school Ethos event since lockdown. Let's meet, explore and celebrate our ethos! Our Journey Towards Greater Inclusion A Joint Schools Ethos Event from DLETNS, METNS and DSP About this Event Monkstown ETNS, Dun Laoghaire ETNS and Dalkey School Project...

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Deputy Principal appointment

Deputy Principal appointment

The Board of Management is delighted to announce the appointment of Clodagh Robinson as Deputy Principal. Clodagh has been Acting Deputy Principal since 2015 in place of Angela Beary. Ms Beary led the DSP team from 2009-2015, establishing a culture of collaboration...

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