Congratulations to 3rd Year student Emma O'Brien who, based on her 4th position in the National Finals, , travelled to Wales with the Irish Cross Country Team to compete in the Celtic games. The race distance of 3.5km in the Nationals was increased to 4.6km, but Emma rose to the challenge and was the second Irish student across the line, finishing in 14th place over- all. This was a fantastic result and all at D.C.W are so proud of her achievements.
On Monday March 24th the First Year Hockey squad, along with 35 of their classmates headed to Marley Park to face their opponents Mount Anville, in the final of the Leinster Schools Competition. Despite their nerves the girls settled quickly and a very competitive game ensued. In the first half Mount Anville scored twice from two well rehearsed set pieces.
Full of determination the D.C.W girls dominated the second half and were unlucky not to score from their own short corners. Unfortunately the score remained 0-2 to Mount Anville. Nevertheless it was a fantastic achievement for the girls to reach the Final.
This was the first time a Junior Hockey team had competed in a Leinster Final. Well done to all involved. Many thanks to all the supporters and parents who travelled to cheer on the girls. GREASE
At this stage, the TY girls are using elbow ‘Grease' to remove the results of painting sets and making props for the show. Rehearsal are just putting the finishing touches to what is going to be a sparkling performance! The girls are getting their costumes sorted and ‘Greased Lightening ' the care is getting its final coat of paint. We hope that they will get well supported on the nights.
See you on either Thursday April 3rd, Friday April 4th or Saturday April 5th. ANTI-BULLYING
A programme of events were organised for all classes this week to address the issue of bullying in all its forms including cyber bullying.
Workshops were conducted by class tutors with every class in the school around the issue of bullying and itr was made very clear as to what constitutes bullying and when and where it takes place.
The Deputy Principal, Ms Gillespie, delivered a talk on the legalities around these issues to each year group and highlighted the possible consequences of posting unacceptable material on sites such as facebook and Twitter-employers now search these sites when about to interview for staff.
As a follow up to the week organised by the Head Girl, Sean Lee Davis, earlier in the year, it consolidated the information for all concerned. The outcome is to ensure that all involved in Dominican College are safe and happy and in a good place to carry out their studies.