Pope John Paul II Gold Awards

Pope John Paul II Gold Awards

 

Well done to all our senior pupils who successfully completed their John Paul II Gold Awards including:-

Cliodhna Devlin

Caoimhe Mohan

Mairead Ryan

Emily Scott

Tara McCullough

Amy Smyth

Therese Crossan &

Sherin Varghese.

(Some of the awardees are shown in the attached photograph). A big thank you also to the RE team for facilitating the award and for encouraging pupil participation in school liturgies.

Trocaire Workshop

Trocaire Workshop

 

Elisha Kelly and Maria Kane from Trocaire visited St Dominic’s to present a workshop on the UN Global Goals to Miss Connolly’s Year 11 LLW class.  It is hoped the class will design activities/resources to promote awareness of both the Global Goals and the work of Trocaire in addressing these demands.  The pupils will work as teams on this task - problem solving, being creative and hopefully bringing their Citizenship studies to life.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

A group of students from year 10 travelled to Dublin to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition accompanied by Mr Waters and Miss Fanning The Exhibition itself is the final stage of the BT Young Scientist competition, which is open to all secondary level students from Ireland, both north and south. As well as over 500 pupil projects on display, there were a further four exhibition halls filled with science and technology based exhibits and entertainment, making it a fun filled event for our girls who travelled.

The annual event attracts over 50,000 people every year with around 1,100 pupils competing for the top prize. 

The girls have now started to consider their own group projects for next year’s event after being inspired by their experience this week – watch this space!

 

Awards Ceremony for Leavers 2017

It was a wonderful occasion welcoming back our leavers and celebrating their outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievements on Thursday 21st December.  Our guest speaker Nicola Steedman, past pupil, paid tribute to the girls, their parents and the entire school community for the success achieved.

Outstanding Inspection Report

 

St. Dominic’s was recently inspected by ETI. Throughout NI, the teaching unions  are taking action short of strike in relation to the  inspection process.

Due to the fact that the majority of St Dominic’s staff did take part  in the inspection, the school has received a very comprehensive report. The report is extremely affirming of the school’s work which  was awarded Outstanding by ETI in the  following two categories –  Outcomes for Learners and Leadership and Management. Despite not being awarded an overall performance level for Provision and Overall Effectiveness,  there is clear evidence in the body of the report  that the inspection team were very  impressed with the work of the school in all areas.

 

Congratulations to staff, pupils, parents and BOG.

ETI Inspection Report

 

A2 Chemistry

A2 Chemistry

 

Congratulations to Orlaith Kennedy,Rosemary Mason and Niamh Crossan who took part in RSC School's Analyst competition. They were highly commended for their practical skills in Chemistry. 

Computer Programming Day

Computer programming day with Queen's computing students.  Year 11 and year 12 pupils gave up their first day of the holidays to work with Aaron and Liam - 2 computing undergraduates.