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.
Dominican College students visited Ireland's largest college fair on Friday 14th September. Representatives of universities and third-level colleges and institutions that cater for all levels were present, as 25,000 students attended the event this year as they prepare to make key decisions about what and where they will study upon completing the Leaving Cert.
More than 160 colleges, universities and institutes of further education from Ireland and across Europe are represented at Higher Options 2018, which took place at the RDS Simmons court. The expo was an opportunity for our students to speak directly with representatives of universities and third-level colleges and institutions that cater for all levels. Students attended talks, spoke directly with guidance counsellors, and sought advice from experts on third-level funding as well as representatives from all the main Irish universities and colleges.