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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RTE Home Hub notes

RTE Home Hub notes

We are delighted to have access to teachers trained in broadcasting lessons. RTE's Home Hub gives children an opportunity to select lessons they would like to learn from. If a child feels they need extra tuition in certain subjects, they can choose to watch lessons...

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Clarifications and Links

Learning Activities Infant classes learning activities are presented in weekly form. Do as much or as little each day as suits your family set up. Do be aware that some children cannot sit still for more than 10 minutes at this age. We cater for that in school with...

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Welcome to Term 3

Welcome to Term 3

How we would love to be walking in the school doors for term 3! However school is officially closed until 4th May 2020 while current restrictions are in place nationally. Like the rest of the country, and worldwide, we are finding ways to deal with daily changes. We...

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Happy Spring Break! Happy Easter!

Happy Spring Break! Happy Easter!

We missed our Educate Together Coffee Morning fundraiser singalong today. We missed the excitement of the half day closure for holidays. We missed wishing everyone a Happy Easter, Happy Spring holiday! We missed 14 school days of regular class routines where the...

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Three weeks ago

Three weeks ago

Three weeks ago we were preparing for our Patrick's Day whole school assembly. We were immersed in our Irish culture and preparing to celebrate creatively, musically and joyfully in the Halla together. Then at 11:30am came the announcement from An Taoiseach Leo...

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Responsibility

Responsibility

Our focus for the month of April is responsibility. We hope children will do their best to promote a good atmosphere at home through acting and speaking responsibly just as they do in their classes (with reminders, cajoling, motivational prompts, behaviour...

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