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Newsletter May 4th

The TY group completed their food product design module where they had to design and make a low cariogenic snack suitable to be sold in the school canteen. After carrying out market research in school and the local shops the girls got creative. They packaged and labelled their food products as well as using Animoto to produce a promotional advert of the stages of their production. Oreo-K, Fruit Roll-Ups, Healthy Chocolate & Raspberry cookies and Pizza Muffins were some of the products created. Working creatively through the design process are skills the girls will continue to use in all aspects of their future school and work lives.

The DCW athletes have been very busy with their latest training and competitions. On Monday the 30th of April the girls headed to Santry for the East Leinster Athletics competition. Well done to all for doing so well and especially to Carla Kavanagh from1st year for winning the 100m sprint semi-final. The girls headed back to Santry on Thursday 3rd of May for more competitions. Well done to all the girls for competing so well.

On Thursday 26th of April, the DCW music department held their annual evening of music in the Dominican Convent Chapel. The very talented Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate music students played and sang their exam pieces. It was a beautiful evening where the girls’ enormous talent and hard work were showcased. It included singing from individual students, the third and sixth year group singers as well as the DCW 3rd and 6th year Singing Groups and the DCW Chamber Orchestra. Congratulations to all the students involved and huge thanks goes to Ms. Gaffney for all the hard work she put into the students preparation for their practical exams and to Ms. Maxwell and Ms. Gaffney in organising the evening.

The annual ‘Rainbow Day’ took place on Tuesday 8th of May. The students and staff dressed in their most colourful clothes for the day. This was organised by the ‘Student Council’ as a fundraiser for sports gear for the school. Thanks to all who supported the day.

Best of luck to the first and second year basketball teams who will be heading to CCM on Thursday 10th May for their matches.

Well done to the 6th year LCVP class who completed their LCVP exam on Wednesday the2nd of May. All the girls were very happy with the exam. Best of luck in the rest of the preparations for the exams girls.

Best of luck to the first year GAA team who are taking part in a GAA Blitz on Wednesday 9th.

Twenty DCW students will head off to Glendalough on Friday 11th of May to complete their challenge for their Bronze ‘Gaisce Awards’. The students will have to do a 26km hike in Glendalough over the two day period with an overnight stay in the Glendalough Hostel. Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme that encourages students to find their passion, get active and make a difference in their community. It is a great challenge and experience for the girls. Enjoy it and good luck!

The TY photography students will enjoy a day out to Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfalls on the 10th of May to practise their photography skills learned to date. We hope they have a great trip and we look forward to seeing the resulting photos.

Mr. O’Brien and the ‘Tanzania Girls’ are looking for volunteers to run or walk the Women’s Mini Marathon for the School of St. Jude. The mini marathon will take place on Sunday June 3rd. Please contact Mr. O’Brien for a sponsorship card. The group have raised €24,000 to date and look forward to your continued support.

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