Thank you to Philip McCabe who came in today to give an informative talk to the girls about bees and his work as a beekeeper. He even brought some of his friends with him and the girls really enjoyed observing the bees at work on their honeycombs and they even got to see the Queen Bee.
Congratulations and good luck.........
Congratulations to our Gaelic team who have reached the semi-
Parents' Association Meeting
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 31st at 8pm in the girls' school staffroom. All welcome.
First Holy Communion.
First Holy Communion took for the girls in Second Class on Saturday 13th May at 10am in Mornington Church. Thank you to everyone who helped them prepare for this special day. The children were fantastic and did themselves and their parents proud. Thank you to Fr. Noel, Ms. Weir and Marie for their help too.
A party celebration was held afterwards in the school organised by the Parents' Association and we would like to thank them and their volunteers for all their hard work. It is appreciated.
Finally thank you to the parents of 1st and 3rd class for helping with the catering for this event. It did not go unnoticed and we really appreciate your genorosity.
Parents' Association Minutes.
Please find click below for the minutes of the last P.A meeting.
Next Parents’ Association Meeting will be on Wednesday 31st May at 8pm in the girls’ school staff room. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you.
Congratulations Donacarney Celtic.
Congratulations to our local soccer club Donacarney Celtic on winning the Cup Final on Sunday. A number of our girls play for the team and we are delighted for them. Well done girls!
Primary Schools Hockey Cup.
Congratulations to all the girls who represented D.G.N.S and took part in the Primary Schools Cup. We had great success on the day. Our two teams in the Junior Schools won 1st and 3rd place after golden goal in their matches. Our two teams in the Senior Schools came 2nd and 4th. Even Mrs McCloughan got in on the action!!
Well done girls on fantastic sporting matches and you represented your school impeccably . Thanks too, to everyone at Boyne Hockey Club for making this tourament such a great success.
G.A.A Cúl Camps
Our Gaelic Football team
Confirmation 2017 took place on Thursday 27th at 3pm in Mornington Church. Well done to everyone who contributed to this lovely peaceful ceremony.
Well done to our soccer team as they took part in the Spar F.A.I Primary School 5s Programme on April 27th in Navan. Unfortunately results didn't go their way this time. They lost their first match to Westmeath 3-
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for our Easter Egg Raffle in aid of Trocaire this year. We managed to raise 1,612 euro for this worthy cause.
Well done too, to the 6th class and their teachers Ms. Brodigan and Ms. Linden for running such a successful project. Well done everyone!
Donacarney G.N.S Hockey Team
Congratulations to all the girls who took part in the hockey blitz this week which was kindly hosted by Drogheda Grammar. D.G.N.S played against St. Peter's N.S and the girls did very well and enjoyed the experience.
A lot of our girls play with local club Boyne Hockey, which was only set up a few years and has grown and blossomed ever since.
Well done to everyone involved.
Seachtain na Gaeilge -
Seachtain na Gaeilge-
The Student Council, as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, held a Seanfhocail Illustration Competition. The 1st and 2nd place winners were brought up on stage before our Céilí Mór to receive their prizes. Click the link below to get a full list of the winners. Well done everyone!
List of winners
Seachtain na Gaeilge-
Nut Free Zone
Please remember Réalt na Mara G.N.S is a nut free zone.Thank you.
Well done to our Quiz Team.
Our 5th Class quiz team took part in the regional finals of the Credit Union Quiz on Friday 3rd March in Ashbourne. The girls finished in joint 3rd place just missing out on a place into the next round. There was only one or two points between the top three teams and the girls did brilliantly. There were incredibly difficult questions which left adults in the room scratching their heads so it shows just how well our team did. They worked extremely hard over the last few weeks with Mrs. Mc Cartan. Well done and thank you to Grace, Joy, Olwyn and Yasmin.
Primary Language Curriculum
The Department of Education are introducing a new language curriculum for the teaching of English and Irish in our schools. This will involve a new approach to teaching language with a greater emphasis on play, on practice and on supporting progression in children’s learning. The first phase will be implemented in classes from Junior Infants to Second class and eventually all children will experience this new curriculum. Please press the following link for more information.
Primary Language Curriculum.
We enjoyed a positive news assembly yesterday. Children received awards for being kind and inclusive in their play. We celebrated the best handwriters of the month and we applauded the great job our runners did at Rás Na hEireann.
Operation Transformation 10@10
On Friday 10th February at 10am, the whole school came together to do their 10@10 in conjunction with Operation Transformation. We had great fun doing all sorts of exercises.
Rás na hÉireann.
Congratulations to all the girls who ran representing the school at Oldbridge on Sunday 5th February. We had girls running under 9's, 11's and 13's. They all ran fantastically and everyone at D.G.N.S is immensely proud of each and every one of them.
Three of the girls competing under 9's had great success and came home with individual medals. Well done Aisling, Aoife and Ciara!
Green Schools Design a Scarecrow.
Catholic Schools Week
Sunday 29th January marked the start of Catholic Schools Week. The theme for this year was Learning with Pope Francis to care for our Common Home. Some of the classes held Prayer Services during the week for parents/guardians and grandparents and we finished the week with a whole school mass on Friday 3rd February-
Pictured below are pictures from the Second Class Prayer Service, Fourth Class Prayer Service and the whole school mass celebrated by Fr. Noel.
The M&M Pantomime Production of Robin Hood came to the school on Monday 23rd January. There was great excitement among the girls and of course lots of shouting of "He's behind you", "Oh no he's not" and " Oh yes he is"!!!
In our assembly today we wanted to welcome and celebrate the diversity of cultures represented in our school from all parts of the world. We have children whose parents or they themselves come from over thirty countries outside of Ireland. The children were proud to acknowledge their cultural backgrounds and many dressed up in their national colours and traditional costumes.
Well done to 4th Class for performing song/dance based on our theme for our assembly. See video below.
We like to encourage the children with positive reinforcement in school. So many children received awards and some got prizes for good handwriting.
Christmas Jumper Day
We really got into the Christmas spirit today at assembly when we sang lots of jolly Christmas songs. The children had a lot of fun and with your support we raised seven hundred euro for Temple Street Hospital.
VIP'S join our WOW morning.
On December 14th we had no ordinary WOW day, we had an extra special one, with two special visitors joining us all the way from the North Pole. That's right, Santa and Mrs Claus took time out of their hectic Christmas schedule to join us on our walk to school. Santa also signed our visitor book outside the office.
Thank you Santa and Mrs Claus and safe journey back to the North Pole.
St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Appeal.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Appeal. The response was amazing and we thank everyone for their generosity.
Pictured below are some of Ms. Kirwan's 5th Class helping with the collection on Wednesday.
In our assembly this month our theme was the “Good Shepherd”. Ms. Stapleton’s class helped us to illustrate the importance of following our shepherd, Jesus.
Many children received awards for their efforts with healthy eating and good handwriting. Our focus now will be on speaking the Irish language and third class got us off to a great start with a song and a poem as Gaeilge.
Each month we have a different focus, but it’s not a competition. Children are rewarded for making an effort in the focus area. At our next assembly in January, children will receive awards for good effort with behaviour and manners, healthy lunches and labhairt an teanga.
In January we will celebrate the many cultures and nationalities represented in our school. If you have a flag or national costume belonging to your family’s country of origin, please have it ready for our January assembly.
At assembly today we listened to God's word from Mark's gospel and we heard how God loves us all. Many children were presented with certificates for showing respect to others and for good behaviour. Some children also received prizes for excellent handwriting.
We are encouraging all children to eat healthy lunches, so the girls from 5th class presented us with information about the food pyramid and about which food should go in our lunch boxes to keep us healthy. So let's keep up the good manners and put healthy food in the lunch boxes and we'll see who deserves the awards next time. Well done everyone!
Swimming Rota 2016/2017 (2nd -