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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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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8:45 AM08:45


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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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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to Dec 12

Year 11 - Year 14 Winter Examinations


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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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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6:30 PM18:30

Movie Night

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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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6:30 PM18:30

Social Work Information Evening

Queen’s University Belfast

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work


Is your son/daughter thinking of applying to Social Work for 2018 entry?

Do they have lots of questions about the Social Work application process?

Do they want to find out more about what Social Work involves?

Come and talk to out internationally recognised, award winning staff and current students and find out all about it at our upcoming event: 

Social Work Information Evening

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 6.30pm-8.00pm (Whitla Hall, Queen’s University)

Find out more about the event and register online at:


Interested in studying social work at @QUBelfast in 2018? Information evening 15 Nov – book now @QUBSSESW #LoveQUB


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to Nov 19

Spanish Department Trip to Seville.

Spanish Department Trip to Seville.


37 students will be travelling to Seville on Sunday 12th of November accompanied by Mrs Morton, Mrs Fitzsimons and Mrs McAllister. The duration of the trip will be a full week. The students will be studying Spanish at the Instituto San Fernando,  a specialist school for foreigners where they will have the opportunity not only to visit the most important monuments and sites of the area but also to improve their language skills in their daily interaction with the local people.

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7:00 PM19:00

Parent Workshop

We would like to invite all our parents to a workshop entitled;



Developing a Growth Mindset –

 Practising good Study Skills.’


This will be held on Thursday 19th October at 7pm in the School Study Hall.

The workshop will last approximately 60 minutes and will be delivered by:

 Mr McArdle (Science), Miss Richards (Languages), Dr Rainey (Maths) and Ms McNulty (English, History and Geography).


Teachers will give advice on how to support your daughter in these different areas of the curriculum.


There will be light refreshments on arrival and a chance to ask any questions afterwards.


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8:30 AM08:30




The month of the Holy Rosary is October and this entire month is dedicated to the Rosary.

In the RE department we will be teaching pupils how to pray the Rosary and encouraging them to pray it every day.


On Thursday mornings at 8.30 the Rosary will be said in RE1 (Mrs Wilson’s room) The senior liturgy group will be leading this.

I would be grateful if tutors could encourage their classes to attend.


All staff are very welcome to attend.


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