Scholarship Success

Six of our students have received scholarships of £500 each towards Banking and Finance degree programmes offered at the prestigious London Institute of Banking and Finance.

Congratulations to the following Year 14 students eligible for this cash prize as a result of their top A grades in the Certificate in Financial Studies:  

Sarah Campfield

Molly England

Chloe McCaffrey

Jade McCann

Elisha McNama

Fionnuala O’Connor

Banking and Finance degree programmes at the institute are developed to ensure students are highly employable.  Our students would have the opportunity to undertake a professional qualification as part of their degree and would therefore graduate with two qualifications. Such a degree will lead to careers with organisations such as Barclays, HSBC, Deliotte, Thomas Reuters and Goldman Sachs.

 

MISAC COMPETITION

A competition was introduced in 1985 in the UK to enhance student interest in microbiology. It became an annual event in 1994 and the MiSAC Annual Competition for Key Stages 3 and 4 now attracts up to 2,000 student entries each year.

 

Each year, the topic chosen for the competition in the UK is linked to the National Curriculum. Special sponsorship provides money prizes totalling £1,000 for students and their schools. Each student entrant receives a certificate.

Congratulation to Aoife Marley who was highly commended for her work on fungi in the recent MISAC competition.

New Leaders

 

Congratulations to Elen O’Rawe who joins Danielle Aleria as a newly appointed #iWill Youth Ambassador (Sept. 2020).  They are part of a team of committed volunteers within St Dominic’s who have taken on a volunteering advocacy role, both in school and within their local communities.  Other team members among our many outstanding volunteers include Aiife Gough and Anna McCaffrey.

Also a big thanks to Nuala McNally who was appointed a  National Leader with NCS (National Citizen Service) and who already has been sharing NCS opportunities with her peers.

Welcome Year 8 Pupils 2019/20

A warm welcome to our wonderful new Year 8 students. We hope you enjoyed your induction days and are looking forward to your first term at St Dominic’s!

New Pupil Guide 2019/20

#iWill Youth Ambassador

 

Danielle Aleria Year 11 has been selected as an #iWill Youth Ambassador for 2019 -20.  Danielle is an outstanding volunteer and applied to act as an advocate for youth volunteering within Ireland.  She will join Anna McCaffrey and Aife Gough from St Dominic’s who are established Youth Ambassadors.  Only a small number of Youth Ambassadors are chosen each year from N Ireland so this is a great achievement.

GCSE Success

Congratulations to the 2019 GCSE  pupils and their teachers on their outstanding success. 98% of pupils achieved 7 passes at GCSE with an impressive 42 pupils achieving at least 9 A/A* grades. Even more impressive was the wonderful achievement of 25 pupils who achieved at least 10 A/A* grades and among that group 5 pupils achieved 11 A*/A grades.

 64% of all grades achieved were A*/A. This is testimony to the extremely hard work of the pupils and the staff who left no stone unturned to support and encourage the pupils.  None of this could have been achieved of course without the great partnership between parents, staff and pupils. 

While this achievement is laudable and extremely important, of equal importance is the great contribution made by our students to  the extra-curricular life of the school. The pupils realise the importance of developing themselves beyond the confines of the classroom and they avail of  the many opportunities provided by the staff to participate successfully in numerous competitions. They bring this same level of commitment and excellence to drama, sport, music and  public speaking and all the other activities  in which they engage.

Well done GCSE class of  2019

A-Level Success

Congratulations to the Year 14 and Year 13 students who received their A2 and AS results today. Once again, St. Dominic’s girls have achieved outstanding results. 89% of the students achieved at least three passes at A Level with many girls achieving a suite of A grades. Just under half the grades were A*/A leaving the girls well-placed to achieve a place on their chosen university course. The AS girls performed extremely well also and no doubt they will continue to excel as they proceed to A2 level.

Mrs McCann, the school principal attributed the girls’ continued success to the strong partnership between staff, pupils and parents who work supportively together to ensure the best possible outcomes for the students. She congratulated the girls and the staff on the wonderful results and expressed her gratitude and appreciation to the staff on their ongoing commitment, hard work and service.