May
16
to Jun 28

St Dominic's Summer Activity Camp

During the Activity Camp participants will receive coaching in a wide range of sports including Arts and Crafts, Badminton, Basketball, Gaelic Football, Hockey, Modern Dance, Netball, Soccer, Tag Rugby, Tennis. The Activity Camp cost for one child is £60 per week or £14 per day.  There is a discount available for family units. Two children: 20% discount for the second child (£108.00).  Three children: 20% discount for second child and 30% discount for third child (£150.00).

Children should wear sports clothing and training shoes each day.  All necessary equipment will be provided.  Children should bring a packed lunch each day.  There will also be a tuck-shop available at break and lunch. We are a nut free school.

 

If you would like your child(ren) to attend please complete and return this form, along with payment, to Mrs Bannon in the PE Department.  Registration for summer scheme for anyone attending St Dominic’s in September will be available on Wednesday 23rd May at the Year 8 interviews. If not, you can register for the summer scheme by post or by calling into reception.  Any further queries please contact Mrs Bannon, (028)90320081 or lbannon410@c2kni.net.  Please remember to tick for the full week or list the dates.  Registration forms and payment should be completed and returned no later than Friday 22ND June 2018. 

 

Application Form

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Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

Civil Rights Discussion

History Department are pleased to host a Civil Rights Discussion on Wednesday 25 April at 2.00pm for Year 11.  This will include a presentation from HTA Jim Mc Bride.  Anne Devlin (PP), daughter of Paddy Devlin and civil rights activist will speak, followed by UU Cllr Chris Mc Gimpsey.

 

Address given by each followed by Q and A

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Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

SPRING CONCERT

The Spring Concert will take place in St. Anne’s Cathedral on Thursday 19th April. There will be rehearsals in the cathedral for the various groups involved on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th April during the school day.

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Mar
27
to Mar 30

SENIOR CHOIR SCHOOL TRIP TO ROME

  • The Senior Choir trip to Rome is taking place from Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th March. As well as giving two public concert performances, the girls will be attending the Papal Audience at St. Peter’s and have also been invited to morning tea at the residence of the British Ambassador to The Holy See, courtesy of St. Dominic’s past pupil Mrs Joanne Cappa-Gunduz who is currently Deputy Head of Mission. The pupils involved will not be in class on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March.

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Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Amazing Brains

 

Year 12s will be taking part in an Amazing Brains workshop called ‘5 steps to exam success’ on Monday 26th March during the school day.

 

Parents are also invited to their Parent Power workshop that evening at 7pm (Monday 26th) to learn about strategies to help the girls during the run in to exams.

 

All very welcome – refreshments provided.

5 Steps to Exam Success

Parent Power

 

 

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Mar
21
11:30 AM11:30

Netball Match

The Junior netball team will play Down High, this Wednesday in the NI netball final.

 

The team are as follows

 

Cara O’Kane

Ana Mulholland

Orlaith McAllister

Niamh O’Connor

Rose Tucker

Eva Ramsey

Grace Kennedy

Niamh McArdle

Cara Burns

Mollai Mulholland

 

Good Luck!!

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Mar
7
1:15 PM13:15

MUSIC DEPARTMENT EVENT

  • On Wednesday 7th March eight girls from 9E will travel to Friends’ School Lisburn for the first session  in this year’s Shared Education Music collaborative project. The girls will be leaving St. Dominic’s at 1.15pm and will return at the end of the day.

    The pupils involved are:

    Alex Walsh, Ciara Boyle, Ava Finnegan, Rhianna Graham, Sarah Close-Ledgewood, Aoife Loughran, Aideen McCambridge, Laura Murdock. 

 

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Feb
27
to Mar 4

Erasmus+ Visit to Munich

Erasmus+ Visit to Munich

5 Year 13 girls will be visiting Munich as part of our Erasmus + collaboration with schools in Erding, Germany and Iais, Romania

They are

·         Aoife O’Boyle

·         Gemma Heenan

·         Lauren Mooney

·         Lauren Fegan

·         Brigitte Heim

 

They will be leaving school at 10.30am on Tuesday 27th March and returning late on Sunday 4th March 2018.

 

This is a follow up to the ‘Belfast Week’ we had in November.

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for them to be involved in a series of problem-solving and STEM activities in a European context.

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Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

POETRY EVENING With Guest Poet Katie Donovan

 Recipient of the Lawrence O’ Shaughnessy Award from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota- an award given to an Irish poet in recognition of literary achievement and contribution to the arts in Ireland.

*WEDNESDAY 21ST   FEBRUARY 2018 at 7.30pm*

 

  • Katie is from Dublin and studied at Trinity College, Dublin & at the University of California Berkeley

 

  • Katie’s most recent book ‘Off Duty’, published by Bloodaxe, tells of the death of her husband, Stephen Sensbach, who was a cellist with the National Symphony Orchestra, from cancer and her need to survive for her two young children.  It has received much acclaim.

 

  • Katie taught English in Hungary for a year, worked as a journalist for ‘The Irish Times for 13 years and was a lecturer in Creative Writing in NUI, Maynooth  and has published 5 Books of Poetry

 

 

*Past pupils are invited to read, either a favourite poem from school days or beyond or one of your own poems.  Include a few words of introduction that tell us the reason for your choice.  Current pupils and staff from St. Dominic’s will also read.

  • If you would like to read, please contact me in advance with your name and the title of the poem.

    We especially value the readings of Past Pupils, since our current students love to hear the wide range of the poetry chosen and it gives them a sense of poetry valued outside of school and the curriculum.

     

    *Phone: Maureen Boyle 02890280861 or email: maureen@maureenboyle.ie.  *

     

    Family and friends are very welcome

     

    (Light refreshments will be served)                        Admission: £5 (FREE TO STUDENTS)

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Feb
1
3:30 PM15:30

Netball Camp

Michelle Magee yr14 will be running a Netball camp this Thursday afternoon from 3.30-6.30 in the sports hall.  Michelle is part of the Northern Ireland team travelling to the Gold Coast in Australia for the Commonwealth games.  The training camp will cost £10 and all money raised will go towards supporting Michelle. If anyone is interested, please see Mrs Cassidy today or tomorrow for a permission slip and more information.

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Dec
22
9:00 AM09:00

Computer Programming Taster Day for Year 12 students

Queen’s University Undergraduates

Are Delivering

A Computer Programming Taster Day for Year 12 students

Friday 22nd December  - 9am to 3pm.

Location :    IT3

Language used:   C #

St Dominic’s are offering a new Computer Programming ‘A’ Level next year and this is a great opportunity to see if “Computer Programming” is for you.  (Entry Requirements:  GCSE Maths – A grade)

Mrs Mulholland and Mr Parker will also be attending.  It will be delivered by 2 undergraduates from Queen’s University.

School uniform not required.  Bring a packed lunch and drink.

 

Mrs Mulholland (return signed slip asap to book place)
 Permission Slip

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Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Awards Ceremony

Class of 2016-2017

You are warmly invited to your awards ceremony to celebrate all the wonderful achievements last year.

Thursday 21st December starting at 7pm.

This will involve all students from last Year's Year 14s.

You were a wonderful group and we hope to get this chance to catch up with you all.

Please contact the office to confirm that you are coming (or not) and how many guests you intend to bring.

It is always a lovely festive evening.

In anticipation

Mr Scott

 

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Dec
21
8:45 AM08:45

NORMAL SCHOOL DAY 21 DECEMBER 2017

Dear Parents

 

Thursday 21st December is a normal school day in St Dominic’s but there will be no dedicated school bus services available, however the normal service buses will be running as scheduled by Translink.  All pupils are expected to be present at school as it is school day.

 

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Dec
13
9:00 AM09:00

See below for important information relating to the Yr. 11-14 exams that were cancelled on Friday 10th December due to the weather conditions.

See below for important information relating to the Yr. 11-14 exams that were cancelled on Friday 10th December due to the weather conditions.

 

1.     All Yr. 11-14 exams which were scheduled to take place on Friday 8th December have been have been rescheduled to take place on Wednesday 13th December.

 

2.     All these rescheduled Yr. 11-14 exams will take place in the Sports Hall

 

3.     All Yr. 11-14 students not taking an exam on Wednesday 13th December will be back in normal timetabled class on from 9.00am that day.

 

4.     Following completion of an exam or prior to an exam all Yr. 11-14 students will be in timetabled class on Wednesday 13th December.

 

 

Session A (9.00am -10.35am) in Sports Hall

 

Yr.  11 Geography

Yr. 12 PE

Yr. 12 Music                         135 pupils in total

Yr. 13 Psychology

Yr. 13 French

Yr. 14 Politics

 

 

 

Session B (10.50am-1.00pm) in Sports Hall

 

Yr. 11 Business

Yr. 11PE

Yr. 11 Multimedia

Yr. 12 Business                      164 pupils in total

Yr. 12 IT                                  

Yr. 13 English

Yr. 14 Chemistry

Yr. 14 Irish

 

Session C (1.35pm-3.10pm) in Sports Hall

 

Yr. 11 Biology

Yr. 12 Spanish

Yr. 12 Irish

Yr. 12Gaeilge                     284 pupils in total

Yr. 13 Politics

Yr. 13 Music

Yr. 14 Spanish

 

 

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Dec
7
to Dec 12

Year 11 - Year 14 Winter Examinations

Timetable

3rd December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

 

We would like to inform you about the arrangements for Year 13 and 14 pupils during the internal exams from Thursday 7th December to Tuesday 12th December 2017.

 

Your daughter will be on study leave during this period and is only required to attend school for the timetabled examinations which she will be sitting.

Yr. 13 and 14 pupils with no exam can undertake private study at home or under supervision in the school library during the examination period.

It is essential that pupils arrive promptly at the beginning of each examination as indicated on their timetable.

Normal timetabled class will resume for all pupils at 8.50am on Wednesday 13th December.

 

 

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr B McArdle

 

 

 

 

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Nov
29
to Dec 6

Christmas Cookery classes

Christmas Cookery classes

Will start next Wednesday 29th November and Wednesday 6th December from 3.10 – 4.15pm in the HE rooms. The cost for each class is £1.00, this is payable to either Mrs Nixon or Ms O’Kane. If you would like a ticket please pay as soon as possible to secure your place.

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Nov
24
6:30 PM18:30

Movie Night

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Nov
22
5:30 PM17:30

Parent and Daughter Cookery classes

The will commence this month. The dates for this will be Wednesday 22nd and 29th of November and 6th of December 2015. The classes will start at 5.30pm and finish at approximately 7.15pm. If you are interested in attending, please sign and return the letter with your daughter to the Home Economics department. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. We look forward to seeing you there.

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