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Newsletter March 9th

A huge congratulations to Zara Hitchen, Charlotte Wallis and Chloe Hobbs, Transition year students from Dominican College Wicklow who are now finalists in the Bank Of Ireland Recycled Junk Kouture Fashion Competition, with their stunning design 'Tribal to the Cork'. This is such a great achievement for the girls and for Dominican College Wicklow. The girls now go forward to the national finals to model 'Tribal to the Cork', in the Three Arena on the 19th April. Thank you to their teacher Ms. Horan and to all who voted for Charlotte, Chloe and Zara. The very best of luck to the girls in the grand final.

The TY students are busy organising a coffee morning and cake sale next Friday 16th March in aid of ‘Daffodil Day’ for the Irish Cancer Society. All parents and friends of the school are welcome to Fatima Hall from 11.30 – 1.00pm. All donations of fresh daffodils and cake welcome as well as supporting the cake sale and coffee morning on the day. Thank you for your support for this very worthwhile cause.

DCW will be celebrating ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ from March 12th to the 16th. There is a great schedule of events organised by the TY Irish class. It starts on Monday with the Annual Irish Mass at 11.30am in the Dominican Chapel with the Gaelscoil. On Tuesday there will be Irish food served in the canteen. Wednesday should be fun with a lunchtime Céilí with Ms. Wadden in Fatima Hall with some of our 2nd years performing some Irish Dances. There will be a TY talk on Thursday on the myths associated with the Irish language, presented by Ms. Wadden. In the afternoon there will be a ‘Tráth na gCeist’ with Ms. Beary and the junior students. Friday is the official ‘Lá Glas’ and the Senior students will have their Tráth na gCeist with Mr. Cronin in the afternoon. Thanks to all the TY’s and the Irish Department for organising such a fun week to celebrate ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’. We are really looking forward to the ‘craic’!

On Friday 9th of March DCW students enjoyed a 'Drop Everything and Read' class. This is part of our Literacy Initiative implemented back in 2012/13. During this class time the whole school community was given time to read for enjoyment and is proving to be a success.

The girls planning their trip to Tanzania in the summer are organising a ‘Table Quiz’ in association with the Wicklow Rotary Club. It will be held on Friday 23rd of March in the Grand Hotel. It promises to be a great evening with a buffet meal starting at 7.45pm and the cost is €120. Thanks to the Wicklow Rotary Club for organising and helping the girls with their fundraising for the ‘School of St. Jude, Tanzania’.

Well done to the 1st and 2nd year basketball teams who travelled to North Wicklow Educate Together in Bray for their recent matches. Both teams played really well with the first years being narrowly defeated and the 2nd years winning by 15-10. Congratulations to all involved and thanks to NWET for hosting the matches.

Students and staff are enjoying a weekly ‘meditation’ session with Ms. Gaffney. The meditation is carried out to the whole school community before break each Friday and all are benefiting from this way of improving our relaxation and reducing stress levels. It is another aspect of improving the wellbeing of our school community.

School will be closed on Monday 19th March for St. Patrick’s Weekend. We wish you all a lovely weekend.

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