Year 8 Football Success

Congratulations to the year 8 team who beat St Catherine's Armagh in the Ulster schools year 8 blitz. An excellent final which went to extra time with St Dominic's winning by 2points.

It was fantastic day of schools football in Cherryvale Playing Fields with 30 teams involved. St Dominic's had three teams entered in the competition, all pupils showed great skill and promise for the years to come.

Well done to all involved.

Top Performing School in Northern Ireland

St Dominic's has produced the best A-level results in Northern Ireland for the fourth year in a row:

http://www.irishnews.com/news/educationnews/2017/05/22/news/west-belfast-girls-grammar-tops-a-level-list-again-1032192/

 

St Dominic’s County Gaelic Football players

St Dominic’s County Gaelic Football players

 

Congratulations to our 10 year8/9 pupils who won the Ulster development Blitz beating Donegal by 7 points.  Niamh Bellew, Mollai Mulholland, Ana Mulholland, Caoimhe Finucane, Niamh McArdle, Suibhne Gibney, Tiarnach Fegan, Aimee Meenan, Laura McKernan, Bronagh McGuinness

 

 

Commiserations to our pupils who were part of the U14 and U16 teams who were beat in their Ulster Finals by Tyrone and Cavan.  We are all very proud of your achievements.

 

 

Inter school competition

Inter school competition

 

Well done to all u14s who have taken part in Gaelic football this school year.  The inter schools competition was a great success.  We hope all these sessions allow them to perform well in all the external competitions over the next few weeks.

 

Inter school finals day results

A league winners

Niamh McArdle, Duana Coleman, Laura McKernan, Aimee Meenan, Brogan Brady, Eimear Creaney, Mia Gregory, Sophia McCann, Riona Muldoon, Eva Ramsey, Suibhne Gibney

 

B league winners

Bronagh McGuinness, Ana Mulholland, Niamh Richie, Rachel Simpson, Muireann Connolly, Anna Garrahan, Cora O'Connor, Kearna Donnelly, Niamh McNulty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyber security at W5!

 

 

The OWASP AppSec European conference came to Belfast on 8th May.

This major conference brought many of Europe’s top cyber security experts.  50 of our Year 10s attended to learn about cyber security, and to try out a few cyber skills.

The outreach day was held in W5, Belfast on Monday 8th May 2017, educating school children on topics such as:

  • How to protect web sites and computers from being hacked.

  • How to protect themselves online, and what triggers tell them someone is trying to hack them.

  • Jobs and careers in cyber security.

The students were accompanied by Mrs Mulholland, Mr McArdle and Mr McEvoy

 

 

Psychology News

 

On Wednesday 26th April 21 year 13 students attended an AS Psychology Revision Conference at Queen's University Belfast.  They were joined by many other schools from all over Northern Ireland who had travelled to Belfast for the event.  The day consisted of four lectures on the main topics in the exam, delivered by Julia Willerton (Former AQA Principal Examiner) and Chris Gibbons (Queen's University Psychology Lecturer).  They also took part in two student seminars on research methods and dealing with the exam.  The girls participated fully throughout the day and they answered questions with confidence.  Mairead Loughran Ryan won a psychology book for her excellent answer to a question.  The girls are preparing for their first AS exam on Monday 15th May and we wish them well.

 

 

 

Music Department News

Music Department News

 

Congratulations to Year 14 student Dearbháil O’Boyle who recently passed her Irish Traditional Music Performance Diploma on tin whistle with flying colours. Dearbháil has been playing the tin whistle since the age of seven and can now add the letters DipLCM to her name. Mr Patrick Davey, Dearbháil’s tutor, and the Music Department are very proud of Dearbháil’s fantastic achievement.