We had an exciting final assembly in the Junior Yard today. All the children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class were there. All the staff and representatives from the Parents' Association attended. We celebrated all the sporting achievements during the school year. The McAveny Cup for team sports and the Healy Cup for athletics were awarded to three deserving Sixth class for the excellent achievements and attitude on and off the sports field. Medals were presented to the Girls' Soccer Team who were trained by Ms Lanigan and Mr Brady. Mr Conlon, Mr Fallon, Mr Brady, Ms Lanigan, Mr Timmons, Ms Hynes, Mr Mangan and Mr O'Connell presented awards to the best player and most improved player in both boys' and girls' soccer, football and hurling.
Medals were awarded to the three top Sports Day teams: Spain, Colombia and Italy. A Senior Infant was awarded a scholarship to RATSS by Happy Joe.
The Parents' Association awarded cheques to both Mr Sheanon and Ms Mahony for school resources. A big thank you to them and all the fundraising they organised throughout the year.
Please see below to see the booklists for the year 2022 - 2023. To guarantee delivery of books to school over the summer please order from www.baggedbooks.ie using the code divineword22 by Sunday 3rd July. 15% of all sales is returned to the school in arts and crafts materials.
Have a lovely summer from all the staff at Divine Word National School
Another active day at Divine Word. This time it was for third class, fourth class, fifth class and sixth class. All the children were allocated a team named after a different country. They competed in the mat race, Tug of War, Benchball, clothes race, GAA matchdes, soccer matches, Moonball games and the Great Welly Throw.
Four teams: Spain, Portugal, Italy and Colombia reached the final and competed in the final obstacle race. Spain were victorious.
Afterwards the male and female staff competed in a Tug of War. Well done to all the ladies of Divine Word.
There was the traditional Great Jelly Race for all classes to round off the day. Thanks to all the staff for organising the day. Thanks to the Parents' Association for providing the fruit and vegetables.
What a colourful, fun-filled day. Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First Class and Second Class had a fantastic day full of sports and games. Each class participated in lots of many activities: Parachute, Garden Games, Obstacle Race, Peg the Ghost, Musical Chairs, Penalty Shoot-out, Basketball, Oldies but Goodies, Hoop Races and Relay Races. The day ended with the Great Jelly Race. Mums, Dads and the teachers ran the final race. Hopefully there was no muscles pulled. Thanks to all the staff and especially the Sixth Class Helpers for running all the events. Thanks to all the Parents' Association for chopping all the fruit and vegetables for all of our participants.
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As Principal of Divine Word National School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school website. All of us here at Divine Word strive to ensure that your child is part of a happy, safe and inclusive environment. It is our aim to provide the highest standard of education for our children, in a child-centred environment.
It is a privilege for me to work with a staff that is hardworking and caring, and whose commitment underpins the school’s core ethos. In partnership with the parents, we endeavour to nurture the children’s academic, social, emotional and spiritual development.
There is a vibrant school community that provides a well-rounded and comprehensive programme of activities. All the children here are encouraged to participate and achieve to the best of their abilities and interests.
I hope you enjoy our website and if you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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The Divine Word National School serves the parish of Marley Grange and its surrounding areas. It is a mainstream, co-educational school catering for all pupils aged 4-12 (approximately).
The school fosters the overall development of the child in a caring and supportive environment and with the help of a well qualified and enthusiastic teaching staff ensures that pupils receive a unique degree of individual attention.
It is situated at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains between Marlay Park and the famous St Enda’s Park and is close to many recreational and sporting clubs.
Divine Word school is proud to be a Green School. We received our 7th Green Flag in October 2021. This 7th flag was for Global Citizenship – Energy . We have worked hard to achieve these awards over the last few years.Read More »
To date, we have received six ‘Discover Primary Science and Maths Awards’ .
We compiled a folder of all the science work that has been undertaken by the children in the school throughout the year.
All the strands of the Science curriculum were represented, as well as visitors to the school and visits the children made to some of the Discover primary science centres. We had fun while we learned. We look forward to lots more science activities in the future. Sincere thanks to all the teachers and parents who support the children each year.Read More »