Living Youth Support Visit

Living Youth Support Visit


A big thank you to the Living Youth Team ably lead by Kiera who visited St Dominic’s to support the new Pope John Paul II students.  The pupils had lots of questions to pose about their award.  Thanks too to the Home Economics team who volunteered their room for this meeting.

Future 18 Hackathon at the Titanic Belfast

Future 18 Hackathon at the Titanic Belfast

St Dominic’s Digital Technology students took part in the Youth Hackathon at the Titanic Belfast on Saturday 10th March.  The girls were sponsored by Liberty IT.  During the event 13-18 year old hackathon attendees or ‘hackers’ were grouped into teams with a mix of abilities and experience to get to grips with coding in a fun and relaxed environment.  They were accompanied by Mrs Mulholland and Mr Parker.  The event ran from 9am to 5pm and was a great learning experience for the students.


Trocaire Challenge 2018

Trocaire Challenge 2018


The Trocaire fundraising is now in full swing at St. Dominic’s.  Pupils are busy selling ballots, baking & selling cakes, setting up quizzes, gathering clothes for ‘cash for clobber’ and completing the Smarties Challenge 2018.


I’m an engineer- Get me out of here


8D Students took part in a I’m an engineer, Get me out of Here! - an online event where students got to meet and interact with real scientists and engineers.

Pupils conversed with engineers over a webchat and learnt about the different roles they had in their companies and what subjects they choose in school. They had to vote at the end for which engineer they wanted to win a £500 bursary.

This event allowed the pupils to talk to various Engineers in a fun, memorable and engaging way.



ICT Voting Activity

ICT Voting Activity

Pupils in Junior ICT classes took part in an online voting activity to elect members of the new UK Youth Parliament.  Each pupil was given a unique voter identification number and read the candidates’ online Manifestos before casting their votes for the candidate of their choice.  The pupils also selected the topics that they felt the Youth Parliament should tackle in the upcoming year.  Note one of the pupils standing for election this year is a fellow pupil in St Dominic’s.  The aim of the UK Youth Parliament is to provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their elected voice to bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning.

Parent Link Fundraiser

A really excellent fundraising Table Quiz for the Alzheimer’s Society organised by Parent Link raising £600.  Congratulations to the winning team led by Seonagh Gervin (mother of Niamh Gervin of 8D).


Year 9s visit Clonard

Year 9s visit Clonard


Year 9 classes visited Clonard Monastery for their retreat days on the week of the 5th -9th of March.  Each class participated in a range of games, creative and sharing activities led by the Clonard Youth Ministry leaders.  The pupils day ended with a short spiritual refection.  We would like to thank the Clonard team for their hard work.  The retreat days were organised by the RE team at St Dominic’s.


Feis Bhéal Feirtse

Irish Department:

Entry one - Feis Bhéal Feirtse:

Year 8-12 Irish and Gaeilge students attended Feis Bhéal Feirste on Friday 9th March. The students competed against local schools in two categories – conversation and poetry.  The following students were placed:


Gaeilge students:

Year 8 - 1st place – Blaithin Drain, 3rd place – Eimear Devlin

Year 10 – 2nd place – Duana Coleman and Aoife Murray, 3rd place – Sorcha McGarry

Year 12 – 1st place – Emma McArt, 3rd place – Caoimhe Glenholmes and Sadbh Thompson


Irish students:

Year 8 – 2nd place -  Eadaoin McCaffrey and Emma Gormley

Year 9 – 1st place Aoife Rooney, 2nd place – Aideen McCambridge

Year 10- 1st place – Ríoghnach McCabe, 2nd place Cara McKieran

Year 11 – 1st place – Erin Cosgrove and Aoife Morgan


The girls had been working hard over the past few weeks in preparation. They all did a fantastic job! Maith sibh!


Entry 2 - Rith 2018

On Sunday 11th March Irish and Gaeilge students took part in ‘Rith’ a fun run which raises funds for the Irish language. The run is one of many events organised to celebrate ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ or ‘Irish language week’. Well done to all who took part!