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Newsletter May 19th

DCW Lotto Bonus National Summer Draw   
Feeling Lucky! Enter the DCW lotto draw for the 25th May and you will also be entered into the bonus national summer draw. The DCW Lotto is a fundraising initiative and the money raised will be used to directly support your children's education and purchase resources for our school, including IT equipment, sports equipment, classroom and teaching resources. https://www.ourfundraiser.ie/org/dominicanwicklow

Author Jane Michell visits DCW
We were so lucky to have author Jane Mitchell visit the school on May 12th. Organised by the school Book Club, she answered all our questions and more and the hour we spent with her flew. Writing is like building a sand castle, and all the budding writers in the audience are going to make great use of their verbs, their senses, and will be reading anything they can get their hands on! She walked into our Hawaiian themed school as it was our school sports day, theme was chosen by the current 6th Years, so watch this space, this may yet make it into one of her novels!

School Transport
School applications for school transportation tickets are open now at www.gov.ie/schooltransportor contact the school for details of route pickups.

Breakfast Club
Cuppa and a chat every morning at 8.20am in the canteen. All are welcome.

DCW Sports Day
Whole school participated in a variety of races, such as potatoes and spoon, sack race, tug of war, obstacle course etc. . In the afternoon another historic victory for the teachers. In the teachers versus 6th year football match. Even though the teachers won the match 1-0, the teachers agreed to take the result to a penalty shoot-out. With Mr. Keddy scored the winning goal. Teachers are training and looking forward to next year's match already. Check out all the photos on the school website or on the socials. Great day had by all.

Muck Up day
Friday the 19th , 6th years held their traditional muck up day. This year's theme is a jungle theme. Fantastic, but emotional day for the 6th years. The school ordered pizza lunch for the students and after lunch the class of 2023 entertained the teachers and students with songs, stories and memories of DCW.

Prize Giving
Monday 22nd the Class of 2023 and the students of DCW will have their annual prize giving awards. Details of the students awards and the recipients will be next week's update.

Computer Science
The staff of DCW wish the Computer science students every success in their Leaving Certificate exam which takes place on the 24th of May.

The class of 2023 will graduate from DCW. Mass will be held at 5pm at the Dominican Chapel followed by a reception for students and parents at Fatima Hall.

Building Update
The foundations for the floors and the walls of the new building are going in this week. We are very excited to see the progress made over the summer when we return in September.

DCW Learning Leaders
IN DCW we evaluate our progress on learning targets each year. On the 17th the TY learning leaders held a focus group discussion with students from all the year groups to assess the progress we have made on this year's learning target, which is feedback. Well done to all of our student Learning Leaders.

Head Girl and Deputy Head Girls
Interviews took place on Friday the 12th of May in DCW. DCW would like to thank the interview panel; Cllr. Irene Winters, Michael Connolly, Andy Bulger. The result will be announced at prize giving on the 22nd. Interviews will also be held for next year's prefects and sport captains next week. We are also planning for next year's student mentors. So many opportunities for student leadership at DCW.

One Good School
DCW is involved with the Jigsaw One Good School Programme to support and reduce student anxiety. On Monday the 15th, the TY Peer Educators held a celebration for the end of the programme. Well done to our Peer Educators.