Month: October 2019

6th Class Cake Sale 2019
6th Class Cake Sale 2019

6th Class Cake Sale

The Student Council interviewed two 6th Class girls, Ava and Isabelle, to find out all about their recent cake sale. Read on to find out how it went!

What was the cake sale for?

The three charities we chose were, Diabetes Ireland, Epilepsy Ireland and iCAN, which stands for the Irish Children’s Arthritis Network.

Why did you choose those three charities?

We chose those charities because they were important to us. There is a boy in 6th class who has Epilepsy, so we thought it would be nice to choose that one. There are also some children in the school who have diabetes. We chose the iCAN charity because it’s a really small charity that not many people have heard of and we wanted to raise awareness about it.

How much money did you raise?

We raised €2,451!

How are you going to split the money between the three charities?

We will split it evenly between all three so each charity will get €817.

What was the most popular cake you sold?

Chocolate cupcakes and chocolate top hats were really popular. Anything with chocolate really! The younger children loved anything that has dinosaurs or unicorns on it!

Did the 6th class get to eat any cakes?

Yes. We could buy them whenever we wanted so we got to choose loads of nice things! But we did have to buy them. It is for charity so even though we baked them we still gave the money. We could also buy raffle tickets and we didn’t have to queue!

How long were you selling for?

From 8.50 until 1.30, so we were tired by the end. We also had to tidy up everything after to. It was a lot of work but it was good fun.

What other activities could you do at the cake sale?

Each stand needed a game, as well as selling cakes. We had to think up the games ourselves. We also had a raffle, did nail painting and we did face painting. When the 4th and 5th classes came in we did a thing called ‘Go Blue’ where we covered all there faces in blue paint!

How did you get prizes for the raffle?

Children in the school donated prizes. We asked for unopened and unused toys and we were very happy with all the stuff we were given. Thank you to everyone who donated!

How did you feel it went?

It was really good because we were able to help people. It’s a great way to raise money because children love cakes and charities need money so it’s a win win! It was a great day, but we were very tired by the end of it!






Junior Infant Application Form 2020

Junior Infant Application 2020

Enrolment Application Letter

Divine Word School, Marley Grange

Enrolment Applications –    September 2020


Dear Parents / Guardians                                                                                                   October 2019


You are now invited to apply for places in the school during the months of November 2019 to January 10th 2020 for New Pupils in September 2020.   This applies to pupils starting in Junior Infants.   Early application is advisable as places are limited.


Children new to our catchment area who may wish to attend other classes in the school

A small number of vacancies exist in a few classes only.

Applications for these classes will be accepted up to September 2020.  (Vacancies permitting!)


  1. Application Forms: Should be filled in, at the school, during the hours:-

9.00am – 12.00pm any school day.

OR online download from our website

NEW FAMILIES APPLYING:  If living in Catchment Area, Proof of Address required i.e.:  TWO ORIGINAL utility bills in parent’s name (first and surname) dated within the previous 3 months.

(Mobile Phone Bills not acceptable)

Spot checks/visits may be made by the school to verify proof of residence in the Catchment Area.


  1. Birth Certificate: Each application must be accompanied by a

Birth Certificate.


  1. Stamped, Self Addressed Please bring along a stamped self-addressed envelope

Envelope:                              (4” x 8” please) to facilitate confirmation of successful




Some of your neighbours may wish to enrol their children in the school but may not receive this notice.  Please do them and us a good turn by bringing the contents of this notice to their attention.


Existing Pupils

There is no need for existing pupils to re-enrol.

In view of the anticipated demands, we shall not be able to assure you of acceptance until all the applications have been received.   Priority is given to children in the catchment area of Marley Grange and brothers and sisters of those already attending the school.


Closing date and time for applications is 2.00pm on 10th JANUARY  2020. Applications forms received after this time and date will be considered as late applications.  Please see our Enrolment Policy on the school website  (Click on Board of








The following are the Categories for enrolment in the school:-


Category 1:             Siblings of current children in Divine Word NS and children of current                     staff.

Category 2:             Children in the catchment area.

Category 3:             Children of Past Pupils not in catchment area.

Category 4:             Children from outside the catchment area.


All Categories will be in Date of Birth order.


First offers will be sent out in February.  Should your initial application not be successful, we will keep it on our files and every effort will be made to find a place for your child in our school.


With all good wishes.


John Williams