Student Council visit Francis Street school

Student Council visit Francis Street school

On Tuesday 6th April the Student Council visited Francis Street school in the Liberties, city centre. It was a super day including travelling on Dublin Bus 7a, walking from Pearse St, along Dame St, past Christchurch Cathedral and on to Francis St. Francis Street...

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Spectacular Spring Market

Spectacular Spring Market

What a joy it was to meet so many families at the Spring Market last Saturday. We were blessed with typical April weather - some showers at the start followed by warm sunshine. Huge thanks to the PTA for the preparation involved. Pictures speak a thousand words - some...

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DSP meets other Changemaker schools

DSP meets other Changemaker schools

DSP was presented with the DCU Changemaker plaque by Professors Anne Looney and Daire Keogh at a conference on Thursday 24th March 2022. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people who work in schools who, like us, have an "unconditional positive regard"...

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DSP Changemaker School

DSP Changemaker School

We are delighted to be part of the DCU Changemaker Schools network and to see some of our learning experiences documented in the Irish Times article today. The Student Council will be meeting this week to plan their visit to Francis Street Changemaker school next...

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Covid positive in 5 classes

Covid positive in 5 classes

It was lovely to welcome the children back in good form after the long weekend. We are delighted to have dance available to every class this term. Many thanks to the PTA for funding and to Mr Mannion for organising with the Catherine Casey School of Dance. Last week...

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Student Council meet with Francis Street School

Student Council meet with Francis Street School

Last Wednesday the Student Council met with children from Francis Street student council via zoom. We learned that Francis Street was set up at the time of the famine as a soup kitchen in the Liberties. For over a hundred years, it was a boys only school from 2nd...

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Summary Report from the Board of Management

Summary Report from the Board of Management

A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Monday 28th February 2022. Items on the agenda included the Principal's Report, Treasurer’s Report, Voluntary Contributions (VCs), Communications, Maintenance, and Buildings report.  Specific items...

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Hurray – first Assembly in the Hall in 2 years!

Hurray – first Assembly in the Hall in 2 years!

We had a wonderful start to the day last Friday when 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes gathered in the hall for the first time in 2 years. Children from each class shared stories about what they were learning in class. We heard about the Peace Tree, art work, Roman...

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Humanitarian aid

Humanitarian aid

Thanks to Igor, Olga and the PTA we have a successful plan in place for supporting Ukrainian refugees. Parents received info through WhatsApp on Friday. The info is copied at the end of the blog for reference.In school, classes where the subject was raised have had...

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Book Fair and Alice in Wonderland

Book Fair and Alice in Wonderland

What a joyful week we have experienced at DSP. We welcomed parent volunteers into the Hall for the first time in two years and they set to work straight away at the Book Fair. Thanks to everyone involved for making this an uplifting event. Especial thanks to Helene...

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Step by step transitioning

Step by step transitioning

It was wonderful to see many smiling faces at drop off this morning. Also good to see people continuing to opt for masks. Our community benefits from valuing individual responses to changes in Covid restrictions. A gradual transition from restrictions will enable us...

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How are you feeling today?

How are you feeling today?

Following on from wonderful Yellow Monday celebrations in January, the Student Council has been busy introducing Emotions Charts in classrooms. Children and adults are encouraged to reflect on how they are feeling. They put a peg on the colour that they feel at that...

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thanks to the PTA for organising a lovely breakfast in class today. The children had a nice, relaxed start to the day with time for chatting about the weekend. Thanks to Supervalu, Killiney for donating the muffins and juices free. Today is the last day to buy raffle...

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No internet? No problem. Teamwork and ‘Yes We Can’

No internet? No problem. Teamwork and ‘Yes We Can’

This post celebrates our wonderful, creative, resilient and flexible teachers who had to change their planned delivery of curriculum today without advance notice.We arrived into school to find half the school had no electricity, the fire alarm was ringing constantly...

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Amazing prizes in PTA raffle

Amazing prizes in PTA raffle

Don't miss this chance to win some fabulous prizes. Share the link with friends and family. Who would not want to win these prizes?! Click on link below to buy tickets https://www.dspns.ie/dsp-raffle/

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Beannachtai na Féile Bríde! Happy Chinese New Year!

Beannachtai na Féile Bríde! Happy Chinese New Year!

Our classrooms and corridors are filled with art work and writing from our multi cultural explorations this week. We learned about St Brigid and her wonderful cloak. The 1st February 2022 was also the Chinese New Year and we are now in the Year of the Tiger. Our theme...

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6th class children become the teachers!

6th class children become the teachers!

Sixth Class showed how the skills learned in the forest can be applied to other situations. Forest school encourages children to lead their own learning, to be curious, to take appropriate risks and learn from mistakes, to share ideas, to work in teams....

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Summary Report Board of Management 24.01.2022

A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Monday 24th January 2022. Items on the agenda included the Principal's Report, Treasurer’s Report, Voluntary Contributions (VCs), Communications, Maintenance, and Buildings report.  Specific items...

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Thanks for your Covid Cooperation!

Thanks for your Covid Cooperation!

Thanks to the many families who have kept - or are currently keeping - children home due to Covid positive or close contact situations. At DSP, we continue to fare well with relatively low Covid numbers in our school community. We will continue to alert...

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DSP Raffle

DSP Raffle

Valentine's Bumper Raffle A big thanks to all Participants and Sponsors of the DSP Raffle. Congratulations to all Winners!!Click on prizes to visit our sponsors and view all their products and services 43 inch Samsung Smart LED TV €429Winner Corinne Giacometti ...

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Stop Motion Animation at Senior Assembly

Stop Motion Animation at Senior Assembly

Thanks to 4th class children and teacher for a wonderful short film created by 4th class students! Yes, groups of children are creating their very own films using Stop Motion. Some children spoke about how they made a set. Others showed how they took photos to upload...

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HSE National Immunisation

Date: January 2022 RE: COVID-19 vaccination programme for children aged 5 to 11 years Dear Principal This letter is to inform you about recent updates to the Health Service Executive (HSE) COVID-19 vaccination programme. The HSE continue to rollout the COVID-19...

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