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Dec 20 2013

Gaelic Football League Presentation

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We presented the medals & prizes for our Winter Gaelic Football League today. Mayo were the victors. Well done to all the teams.

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Dec 19 2013

Merry Christmas

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We break up at 12.30p.m. tomorrow for the Christmas break.

Merry Christmas to you all!

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Dec 17 2013

Christmas Cottages Rang 4 – 6

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Dec 17 2013

Ms. McElligott’s Comenius Christmas Card Display

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Dec 16 2013

Comenius – Look Through My Window – Ms. McElligott’s Class

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Ms. McElligott’s Class produced some excellent sketches as part of our Comenius project. We hope ye like them!

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Dec 16 2013

Fashion show (Saturday 1st February 7pm Dualla community centre)

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Below are a selction of some ideas which may assist you all as you ready yourself for our eagerly anticipated Comenius Fashion Show which will take place on Saturday, 1st February.

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Dec 13 2013

Daltaí na Seachtaine

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Well done to our Pupils of the Week. Comhghairdeas.

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Dec 11 2013

We are now a Digital School of Distinction

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We received some great news yesterday when we were informed by telephone that we have been awarded ‘Digital School of Distinction’ status. This is a new initiative which is being rolled out by the Department of Education. Dualla NS along with Gaelscoil Nenagh are the first two schools in Tipperary and among the very first schools in Ireland to achieve this status.

 

Our application for this award outlined all that we do as a school to integrate technology into the curriculum. The Digital Schools Inspector Neil O’Sullivan spent a couple of hours in the school two weeks ago. While here, he looked at some of the many computer programmes and tools we use to enhance learning in school.

 

The children demonstrated the use of literacy and numeracy software, Scratch computer programming, Digital Literacy resources/storytelling (Photostory & Storybird, Blogging (Rang 5/6 Kidblogs), studyladder literacy & numeracy tasks, Powerpoint, Animoto storytelling, iPad/iPod Touch Numeracy/Literacy applications, etc. The Inspector was very impressed with the ability of the children to use a variety of different tools to such positive effect.

 

The Inspector also looked at how we share information with the school community through our school website/blog and Twitter. On examining everything, it was decided that we qualified for this award.

 

For achieving ‘Digital School of Distinction’ status, we are to receive a top of the range laptop which will be equipped with some of the latest educational software. We also have access to a very unique library of digital resources and the opportunity to collaborate with other Digital Schools of Distinction. We are also to receive a special plaque which will be proudly displayed on the school wall of the school.

 

This is a great achievement for all associated with the school. Well done to all the children and class teachers. 

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Dec 10 2013

Ms. Lahart’s Christmas Acrostic Poetry Board

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Dec 09 2013

We painted Christmas lanterns!

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