Parent Teacher meetings dates

Parent Teacher meetings dates

We will hold Parent/Teacher (P/T) meetings on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st November 2019. This is five weeks notice to facilitate changes to work/home schedules. Junior and Senior Infants: Wednesday 20th November 2019 8:30am-2:30pm and Thursday 21st November...

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Are you passionate about DSPNS?

Are you passionate about DSPNS?

Are you passionate about DSPNS? Do you delight in your children’s enjoyment of the schools fun activities? Do you want to contribute to the school community but are unsure exactly how to make it happen or what’s involved?  We are recruiting......The PTA is...

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Halloween Disco Friday 25th October @ 3pm

Halloween Disco Friday 25th October @ 3pm

Save the Date: Halloween Disco - Friday 25th October @3pm.        PTA             Wanted:  ENCOURAGERS!! We have a great school that each of us chose for a reason. In being super lucky to get a place, every parent in the school is automatically part of the PTA,...

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Cutbacks affect everyone. Let’s make a difference!

Cutbacks affect everyone. Let’s make a difference!

We held an information meeting with parents/guardians last Friday to set up a community action/campaign to highlight the inadequate provision of resources for children with additional needs, and to raise questions about the lack of clarity about how allocations are...

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Winter Market Saturday 30th November 2019

Winter Market Saturday 30th November 2019

The annual Winter Market is one of the highlights of the school community calendar. Save the date! A great time to meet friends and family. Cards, calendars, pots of jam and tasty Dalkey Produce are in the process of being made. Don't miss this exceptional event!

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PTA AGM tonight 7:30pm – see you there!

PTA AGM tonight 7:30pm – see you there!

The first DSP PTA meeting of 2019/2020 is our PTA AGM meeting, is tonight Monday 30th September 2019, at 19:30 in the Halla. The current agenda is:1. Fire Exits2. Greetings and apologies3. Chairpersons report.4. Treasurers report.5. ECA report.6. PTA committee...

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Apples Apples Apples!

Apples Apples Apples!

Student Council elections take place today. Many children have worked on election presentations. Great activity for development of oral language and interpersonal skills! Below are some examples of posters. We are proud of our students using their voice to demand...

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We are grateful for…

We are grateful for…

The final Information Meeting took place this morning. We applauded teachers John and Jenny on behalf of all the teachers. What a wonderful bunch of enthusiastic educators! Thanks to each and every one who stepped outside the comfort zone of classrooms to share school...

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Scoil Fharraige

We have had a fantastic start to 6th class, diving straight into Scoil Fharraige in our first week back and we have been having a wonderful time exploring the rock pools and learning all about the sea and its environs. Here are some photos from our first week, the...

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Global Climate Strike

Global Climate Strike

Next Friday, Sept. 20th, thousands of children around the world will leave school to join the global climate strike, campaigning for government action to address the Climate Emergency. The DSP community is joining in! Last year, around 50 students and parents from DSP...

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How do we meet every child’s learning needs?

How do we meet every child’s learning needs?

If you have attended an Information Meeting, you will have heard about our system of supporting children's learning inside and outside the classroom. Below are further details on how the Continuum of Support - as devised by the Department of Education and Skills - is...

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Information Meetings very well attended

Information Meetings very well attended

We are delighted with the turn out for Information Meetings. Thanks to the teachers for making themselves available to speak to parents/guardians. Thanks to parents/guardians for taking time out from busy schedules. It is really interesting to hear about how the...

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Information Meetings for Junior and Senior Classes

Information Meetings for Junior and Senior Classes

We are very pleased with how Super Seniors (Senior Infants) and Jolly Juniors (Junior Infants) have settled into their class routines. We are extending the Aistear programme in both classes. We are adding more movement to the Junior Infants programme. Further...

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Do we have correct details for your child?

Do we have correct details for your child?

We are updating our records in the office. It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to provide us with updated information regarding address, contact numbers especially emergency contact. If you child has a medical/allergy condition, please email the following to...

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Information Meetings

Information Meetings

Information Meetings with class teachers will take place from next Monday 9th September 2019, 8:30-9:10am, in the hall. Parents/Guardians are invited to meet the principal and the class teacher who will outline school routines and curriculum plans for the coming year....

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What a great first day back!

What a great first day back!

We loved seeing the many smiling faces today. Miriam visited all the classes and found everyone working busily. Children remembered how to stop and listen by showing five - eyes on teacher, ears on teacher, feet on floor, bottoms on seats, smiles on faces. Park with...

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Welcome back! Fáilte ar ais!

Welcome back! Fáilte ar ais!

We hope you have enjoyed a good summer. We were delighted to hear that our new Junior Infants had a lovely time playing together last Saturday at the Teddy Bears' picnic organised by the PTA. Thanks to Megan and team! We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces...

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Shows, Songs, Sports, Craft, Play, BoM summary report

Shows, Songs, Sports, Craft, Play, BoM summary report

What a busy month we are enjoying. The calendar is packed every day. Congrats to 6th class for making a comeback from 5-Nil at half time (METNS - DSPNS) to win the Friendship Cup at Monkstown ETNS today! The final score was 5 - 6 (DSPNS - METNS). Yet again,...

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DSP40 Be a Good Sport day

DSP40 Be a Good Sport day

We have revised the timetable since posting last week. We heard some children talking about how Sports Day is "so stressful". We are listening to those voices and have added in a quiet/mindful session in class to the timetable. We are re-naming the day, Be a Good...

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We appreciate many kinds of celebration

We appreciate many kinds of celebration

In the spirit of our June focus of the month, we shine a light on the many good things in our life we are fortunate enough to experience at DSPNS. We appreciate our Second Class pupils who made their First Communion recently - congratulations to all! Be a Good Sport...

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