The Chess Club is open to all from Junior Infants to 6th class and has proved to be a very popular hobby for a lot of pupils as you can see from the photos.
We are currently very busy preparing for our Peace Proms Concert in the RDS, Simmonscourt on 4 Feb. 2018. Our choir of 32 pupils from 2nd class+ meet every Thursday after school for practice with Yvonne and Mrs Bockett.
All ready for Sunday the 4th now!
GIRAFFES FOCUS 1!! (Bet that’s got you wondering!)
There is absolutely no truth to the rumour that after practice at the National Sports Centre in Blanchardstown on 9 January that we went to a local playground! We have no idea where you got that notion!
Our active Parents’ Association held a fun family afternoon for all children and their families at Dunsany Clubhouse on 17 December 2017. Good food and fun was enjoyed by all in attendance. Thank you PA and thank you Santa!
A quick look at some individual art work carried out by some of the pupils in the Senior Room in the lead-up to Christmas 2017.
This year’s Christmas production was the brainchild of the Senior Room. There was a bit of everything in there – the 12 days of Christmas, the Grinch, Mr & Mrs Claus, gingerbread men, pine trees, all-sorts of angels – naughty & nice -, juicy holly berries and children through the ages, a little drummer boy, little stars, shepherds, children at play, etc… And of course rappers, ‘coz no Christmas Play is complete without the rappers!
Parents and grandparents enjoyed the variety of poems, raps, songs and good humour which the children put on display that night. All wrapped up in a lovely theme – ‘Where is Christmas?’
Winter 2017 brought very little snow but the pupils of Dunsany NS were determined to make the most of what little they had. Here they are enjoying a break from practising for their ‘Cruinniú na Nollag’, which will be held on Wednesday 20th @ 7pm.
The Senior Room completed mini History/Art projects on the Native Americans in autumn-winter 2017. Here they are talking to the pupils of the other classes about their work.
There was some excellent embroidery work in evidence in many of the projects and a very scary, life-like tomahawk!
This year our Christmas Charity work was the popular Shoebox Appeal. One of our grandparents approached us and asked us to get involved with this worthy charity. So we did!
We are proud to say that over 85 boxes were contributed by 55 families. Well done all!