Open Day

Thanks to all the P6 and P7 pupils and parents who attended our Open Day last Saturday

We hope that you enjoyed seeing our school and got to see everything you wished.

The best of luck to everyone waiting for their results at the end of the month.

Rugby Success

Congratulations to Cara McKevitt, Claire McGowan and Cara O’Kane who were part of a major Ulster Rugby initiative to promote Women’s Rugby and both played for Cooke WRFC at Kingspan at halftime during the Ulster v Racing game on Saturday.  This is the first time this has ever happened.

Parent Link Table Quiz

St Dominic’s Parent Link invites all parents to our annual Table Quiz in the school.  Lots of special prizes and of course the Big Trophy for the winning team.  It is a fundraiser for the students of St Dominic’s.

It starts at 7.30pm.  You can get your tickets (£5) from the Bursar’s Office or pay on the night

Thank You

Thank you to all our guides and subject volunteers who generously gave up their Saturday morning to help with our school’s Open Day.  We had an incredible 357 pupil volunteers helping out on the day.

Shared Education News

Following the highly successful Shared Education choral workshop in November, a group of our Year 10 singers travelled to Dublin in December along with some Year 10 girls from Friends’ School Lisburn to see a fantastic performance of Les Misérables. What an amazing and totally inspiring experience!

Winners of the European Systems Safety Society Schools Competition

Congratulations to Anna Neal and Leona Rose Quigley in Year 8, who were named winners of the European Systems Safety Society Schools Competition. The competition involved preparing a presentation that described a hazardous scenario and suggested a scientific solution to solve the problem. The competition was open to all schools across the UK, which makes the girls’ achievement very impressive.

For winning the competition, Anna and Leona Rose have won two 3D printers for the school (worth £500 each) and Amazon vouchers for themselves.

A second team of Erin Rice, Jessica Carlisle and Caragh Crane were also commended for their entry and have been awarded Amazon vouchers.

CCEA Awards Ceremony for First Place at GCSE in Northern Ireland

Congratulations to the following girls who achieved first place in Northern Ireland at GCSE across a range of subjects and received their awards at the CCEA Awards Ceremony in Titanic Building, Belfast;

Kira McDonnell                                 Joint first             Further Maths GCSE

Grace Shannon                                 Joint first             Irish GCSE

Clare Brennan                                   Joint first             Drama GCSE

Queen’s Code Champions Day – 20th Dec 2018

St Dominic’s ICT Department ran another successful Queen’s Code Champions day for the year 13 Digital Technology pupils on 20th December.  2 undergraduates from Queen’s Computing Department – Jack Murphy and Shannon Murray delivered the sessions.  It started at 9am where Jack and Shannon tested the pupils’ knowledge on C sharp.  This is part of the AS course in Digital Technology.  They completed tasks which covered testing the pupils on data types, variables, loops and arrays.  After break Jack and Shannon gave the girls some challenges based on Christmas themes.  It was a very successful Coding day and the girls really enjoyed it.  Credit goes to the year 13 Digital Technology pupils for giving up a day of their Christmas Holidays to attend.  It was a very worthwhile day and the pupils got a lot out of it as well as had fun along the way.  Jack and Shannon are currently studying Computing at Queen’s and are in their final year.