This year, Leinster have the spur of aiming for a fifth star on their jerseys, and so usurping Toulouse in becoming the tournament’s most successful side of all time. But not only are they European Champions Cup winners but also the Pro 14 Cup winners.
Leinster rugby have taken the opportunity to bring these magnificent trophies to schools around the province and we here in Dominican College were delighted to have the chance of showing them to our students.
For the Feast of St Francis, the library door looked lovely covered with photos of dogs, owned by students and staff of Dominican College. All entries got a prize of a squeaky plastic bone, not given out in class!! for obvious reasons! All photos were lovely but particularly Ellen Murphy's Oakley. Also, Ms Murray's dog Pip looked delightful.
This activity tied in with the First Year parents' bringing in their dogs the next day. Everyone in the classrooms surrounding the terrace and also all the teachers in the staff room got a great view of the dogs.
It was a lovely celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis, who had a great way with animals.
During the week of October 8th - 12th October, when the clock strikes 12:30 pm, students and staff of Dominican College will stop what we are doing and take time to read between 12:30-1:00pm. The main focus of this National D.E.A.R Challenge is to draw attention to the importance of reading for pleasure. The photographs from previous years show lots of smiling faces indicating that the students thoroughly enjoy this reading experience. Well done to Ms. Kealy and all the English department who have made this event happen.
A group of our Emmanuel choir students were invited to perform as part of Culture night in Clonliffe College organized by the Dublin Diocesan liturgy office. The girls joined with students from local schools and solos were performed by Adele Mc Kenna and Eva Waters. The girls were absolutely wonderful and it was great to see so many parents there to support us on the night.
Ms F. Doyle
On Sept 26th we had a coffee and cakes fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society in the hall during the 6th Year religion period. The girls welcomed the opportunity to enjoy time together as a year group and we were delighted to be joined by other staff members including Ms. Savage, Ms. King, Ms. Mc Cool and Dr Laffoy. As always ,the girls were enthusiastic and helped with both the set up and clean up.
Ms F. Doyle.