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 Varadkar for all schools to close down.
This time next year, we sincerely hope we will have the ordinary – yet extraordinary – experience of feeling fed up with school, and looking forward to Easter/Spring break! 

What are the lessons we can learn from the current challenging situation that will encourage us to make good choices about how we live life?

Board of Management

A meeting of DSPNS Board of Management (BOM) was held on Monday 30th March 2020 (via Zoom).

Items on the agenda included the Treasurer’s Report, Principal’s Report, Communications Report, Maintenance report, Voluntary Contributions report, and Buildings report.  Specific items included:

  1. The Board wishes to thank school staff and the school community for the positive response to the Covid 19 crisis and wishes everyone good health and wellbeing in the days ahead.
  2. The Board will consult with the school community on enrolment by issuing a draft Admissions Policy. Due to the Covid 19 situation, correspondence will be by email.

Next BoM meeting will take place on Monday 27th April 2020.

Nature Tips

We begin our two weeks spring/Easter holidays tomorrow. For those who have time, here’s a lovely idea from the National Biodiversity Data Centre and All Ireland Pollinator Plan: https://pollinators.ie/record-pollinators/fit-count/ Thanks Janet!

Writing ideas

Rainy day ideas – or everyday suggestions for those who love scribbling, keeping journals, poetry, stories, words – from our ECA creative writing teacher Sarah Webb:

Look out for my daily #CreativeBursts – writing games and story prompts on Twitter. (@sarahwebbishere)  
And check out my #CreativeBursts videos and downloadables on the MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland) website: https://moli.ie/category/bright-sparks-creative-bursts/