We wish to inform you that Dominican College will be closed to facilitate mandated staff training on Thursday 9th of March. This is for staff training on the new Junior Cycle curriculum.
This has been organised by the Department of Education and Skills and we are not in a position to re-schedule it.
It is our intention to open the school tomorrow, Monday 5th March. We ask that all those who chose to come to school, do so safely. While thaws have improved some road conditions, caution is still advised for motorists and pedestrians.
Although the worst of the Storm Emma has passed, an Orange weather alert remains in place. The National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) met Sunday morning to review the situation. Its chairman Sean Hogan said that tomorrow would “not be a normal Monday in many areas”. We ask that you take this into consideration before you make the decision to travel! #sneachta
Given the disruption to transport and the safety risks arising, most particularly in relation to the ability to get home safely before blizzard like conditions hit Munster and Leinster, all schools, third level institutions, colleges and centres of further education in red areas will be closed tomorrow and Friday.
And of course if you would like to know why we are having this weather... https://t.co/ZSzykW62Me
Dear Parents and Staff. Due to the Met Éireann status Red weather warning issued and our local weather conditions, Dominican College will remain closed today. Keep in touch through the website for more details and stay safe.
Olive Laffoy, Secretary to the Board of Management.
Dominican College first year students had the use of a mobile planetarium for the day on Tuesday 20th February, to explore science, astronomy, geology and geography in a fun and interactive way. The exploration dome uses state-of-the-art full dome 360 degree 3-D digital projection technology, excellent graphics and advanced computer simulations to bring Earth and Space to the students. As well as a talk from the experts, students vieweda short film, “Two small pieces of glass”, about the history and science of telescopes, who invented the telescope, how have astronomers employed these astounding instruments to unravel the Universe’s deepest secrets. Constellations, the doppler effect and the big bang theory were also introduced. This is particularly useful for the new junior cycle syllabus.