Giving Nation participation

A number of classes and groups of pupils have participated in community service activities this year.  It is great to see so many being active, benefiting others and supporting local & international charities. We have posted up a number of blogs onto the Giving Nation website to record some of their efforts.





Business Studies Trip

A-Level and GCSE students were joined by prospective Year 10 business pupils on a successful trip to Butler's Chocolate Factory and Tayto park.  A tour of the chocolate factory enabled students to see batch production in action, which was followed by individual production of our own Easter eggs, followed by an Easter egg hunt.

We then headed on for a lecture on marketing and merchandising at Tayto Park, followed by a tour of the factory, and plenty of time to experience the roller coasters!

Walking for Trocaire

Walking for Trocaire       


Year Nine classes 9A, 9B & 9E members undertook a sponsored walk to raise money for Trocaire on Wednesday the 5th of April.  The classes raised over £400.  Well done to all involved! 


Basketball Success

A great morning of basketball at Rathmore for the year 8’s, 9’s and 10/11’s teams. Playing against Rathmore and Santa Sabina (Dublin). These team continue to grow in strength and improve with every game. They have come a long way for some since September and others since February.


Year 8 Team 2, Winners:  Eimear Summersgill, Emma McGuiness, Kearna Donnelly, Erin Keenan and Sophie McCormack

Year 8 Team 1, 2nd: MVP Aimee Meenan

Year 10 Team 2, 2nd: MVP Lucy Murray

Year 9 Team 1: MVP Chloe Shelvin

Year 9 Team 2: MVP  Brona Barrett

Year 10/11 Team 1: MVP Miah Lynch


All Stars: Eimear Summersgill, Lucy Tyrrell, Kearna Donnelly and Eimear Donnelly



Year 8 Team 1: Hope Crawford, Mia Donnelly, Aimee Meenan, Lucy Tyrrell, Erin Threthowan and Eimear Donnelly

Year 9 Team 1: Chloe Shelvin, Holly Bone, Cara O’Kane, Lara Cowan, Cleah O’Neill, Mya Toland

Year 9 Team 2: Niamh Murtagh, Brona Barrett, Roise Monaghan, Zara McGarry, Niamh Bellew, Ella O’Neill

Year 10 Team 2: Lucy Murray, SorayaBoudhaim, Louise Larkin, Sophia Lavery, Roise Wallace

Year 10/11 Team 1: Rebekah Mervyn, Molly Merron, Miah Lynch, Emma McDonagh, Niamh Stewart.

Inspiring Purpose

As part  of their RE classes ‘Education for Love’ topic pupils from 8B & 8E have completed the Inspiring Purpose programme, a character development activity.  The programme encourages young people learn about their character, virtues and strengths and use these to define their purpose, goals and vision for a better world.  All the pupils identified aspirational figures within their own lives and pledged an active step towards building a better world.  Here we see some of the pupils with their  completed poster/booklets.


Inspiring Purpose’s Mission is: To inspire purpose and a way of being in all young people.



Science Week – 2017

Science Week – 2017

During Science Week all Year 8 and 9 science classes performed a series of science challenges. Year 8 took part in the paper plane challenge and Year 9 took part in the helicopter challenge. All groups were challenged to design and make a paper plane which would fly the furthest or a helicopter which would stay aloft the longest.

Congratulations to Amy Smith and Stella Stott 8B and Molly McGoldrick and Zara McGarry 9A who won.

Abair, Public Speaking Competition

Abair, Public Speaking Competition

On Friday 7th April Niamh Mc Nally (Year 12) and Cora Weir (Year 14) travelled to Armagh to take part in the final of ‘Abair’. Abair is a public speaking competition help annually and students from all over the North take part. Participants must learn and perform a 4 minute speech on a topic of their choice. Niamh spoke about her love for ‘The Gaeltacht’ and Cora spoke about ‘The Secret Life of a Teacher’. Although they did not get placed both girls spoke very well and enjoyed taking part.

Feis Bhéal Feirste

Students from St Dominic’s took part in Feis Bhéal Feirste this week. 16 of the girls were awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the relevant Poetry or Conversation category. As well as that, 4 girls were awarded with an individual cup for Best Overall Poetry in their year group. Maith sibh a chailíni!


Year 8

Alex Walsh 2nd place

Year 9

Edel Marken – 1st place

Niamh McAllister 2nd place

Year 10

Tiarna Hillock – 2nd place

Mia Gregory – 3rd place

Year 11

Katie Taylor-Grieve – 2nd place

Caitlin Lappin – 2nd place



Year 8

Orlaith Fleeton – 1st place

Year 9

Duana Coleman – 1st place

Year 10

Ríona Dunne – 1st place

Eve Twomey – 2nd place

Aislinn McSherry – 3rd place

Year 11

Nuala McNally – 1st place

Year 12

Róise Hannan – 1st place

Grace Stanley – 2nd place

Gemma Heenan – 3rd place


Individual Cups for Overall Best Poetry:    

Year 8 – Orlaith Fleeton    

Year 9 – Duana Coleman

Year 10 – Ríona Dunne  

Year 12 Róise Hannan