Fifth Class had seven weeks of cycling lessons. The first five lessons were in the yard. Over the last two weeks, the children have been cycling around the local area.
Fifth class all went on a cycle today with the cycle instructors Mike nad Don. It was lovely to cycle around Marley Grange with all my classmates. Mike and Don told brilliant jokes but were also good instructors. By Aaron Carry (Mr O'Connell's Fifth Class)
We had a Flag Raising Ceremony today. The Lord Mayor of South County Dublin Peter Kavanagh came to our school to raise our seventh Green flag. This flag is for Global Citizenship and Energy. A big well done to our current and previous green school committees for all their hard work.
The Green School Committee in our school work tremendously hard to ensure we all do our best to limit our impact on the environment. They have weekly meetings along with Ms Larkin, Ms Lawler and Ms Lanigan before school. They empty our green bins and compost bins. They encourage us to turn off electricity when not in use. They promote walking and cycling to school. They also speak at assemblies and run student competitions.
We also raised another flag: The Pieta Amber Flag.
Today is National COW Day (Cycle on Wednesdays/Weekdays). 102 children in Divine Word National School cycled to school today. The bike racks were packed. A special well done to Mr O'Connell's Fifth Class. 22 students cycled today. In our Third classes, Mr Lynch's class had 16 cyclists and Ms Dempsey's class had 14.
There are multiple environmental and health benefits to cycling to school, but most importantly cycling is one of the most efficient and rewarding ways to get to school. Cycling, as a mode of travel, is on the increase with more people choosing to cycle for shorter journeys.
Today lots of classes did clean ups inside and outside the school for Tidy Up Tuesday. Click to read more.
Today we celebrated Blue Day. All the children wore blue clothes and we learned about saving water. Ms Larkin's Senior Infant Class went on a blue hunt around the school and wrote about it. They are learning about the different bodies of water. They listened, danced and sang the Water Cycle song on Go Noddle. They tried to make our own rain in a glass jar. It was a busy day. See gallery for some photos.
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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 »