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Calendar 2020/21
Calendar 2020/21

Staff School Calendar 2020- 2021-


Divine Word School, Marley Grange

School Calendar 2020 – 2021

Re – Opens Thursday 27th August 2020 (Provisionally)


October Mid-term:        October 26th – 30th October (Inclusive)


Christmas Holidays:        Closing at 12 noon Tuesday 22nd December – Tues 5th January

Re-opens Wednesday 6th January 2021


February Mid-term:        Monday 15th – Friday 19th February (Inclusive)


St Patrick’s Day:           Wednesday, 17th March


Easter Holidays:            Monday 29th March till Friday 9th April

Re-open Monday 12th April 2021


May Mid-Term:             Monday 3rd – Friday 7th (inclusive)


June Public Holiday:        Monday 7th June


Summer Holidays:          Closing, 12 noon on Wednesday 30th June



Please note that these dates are provisional and subject to change due to Covid 19 or as directed by the Department of Education and Skills and Department of Health.



🎬Video Competition/ Comórtas Físeáin 🎬

🎬Video Competition/ Comórtas Físeáin 🎬

Féach ar na físeáin seo. Tá siad ar fheabhas! 

Thanks to all the families who took part and we hope you enjoyed using your Gaeilge sa bhaile. 

Here are a sample of some of the entries.


Vouchers to be won!/Dearbháin le buachaint!


Who/Cé? Gach teaghlach/Every household


What?Cad? Físeáin a dhéanamh i nGaeilge / Create a video as Gaeilge


Where/Cén áit? Sa bhaile ar ndóigh/At home of course!


This year we have been focusing on Oral Irish as part of our SSE process and now is the time to show off all you know!

For the next two weeks the children are being asked to create a video as Gaeilge with their family. Everyone is welcome to join in, even an madra! The video limit is 1 minute/nóiméad but can be as short as you like! 1 video per family please. 

The topic is ‘An Samhradh’ and here are a few places you can look for help.

When you have completed your video please email it to to be included in our competition. Please include the name of your child(ren) and class teacher(s) in your email.

Prizes will be posted to the winners!

Sproicdháta 12/06/20 Deadline 12/06/20


Some simple sentences/abairtí about An Pháirc/The Park 



Some simple sentences/abairtí about summer at home/sa bhaile. 



Some simple sentences/abairtí from the múinteoirí. 



Féach – all these pictures were taken within 5km of our scoil. There is so much Gaeilge around us. 

Some great online games as Gaeilge

Séidean Sí is a great programme and used in Gaelscoileanna. So if you are playing the games here maybe select levels lower than you class level.


Infants / Rang 1


Rang 2/3/4


Rang 5/6

Nathanna Cainte
Nathanna Cainte

Please find our Nathanna Cainte for each class level here.

Naíonáin Shóisearacha

Naíonáin Shinsearacha

Rang a 1

Rang a 2

Rang a 3

Rang a 4

Rang a 5

Rang a 6

Irish Posters by Mr Reilly’s 6th Class

Mr Reilly’s 6th class have created some fantastic Irish posters with their new vocabulary relating to Covid 19.

Board of Management Meeting May 13th 2020


Divine Word NS Board of Management Meeting


Date 13/05/2020 Time 7.00pm
Venue Zoom online (COVID 19 Pandemic)
Present Daire Keogh, John Williams, Fr. Jim Mulherin, Mary O’Sullivan, David Gildea, Leisel Kealy, Peter Leonard Clare-Marie Murphy


Opening Prayer – Hail Mary
Chairpersons Report Thanked staff for efforts and John for his leadership during this pandemic.
Child Protection ·       Principals Oversight Report

·       Checklist for Annual Review of the Child Protection Policy

Principal’s Report ·       Discussion regarding Covid 19 distance learning and use of Edmodo and Seesaw platforms.

·       Weekly staff meetings via Zoom for whole staff/SEN/In school management.

·       Teachers providing CPD to our own staff via Zoom on Seesaw, Promethean, RM Maths etc

·       School building access for teachers discussed and protocols in place.

·       One parent from each family invited to collect books and equipment next Wed 20th May at designated times.

·       SNA Allocation

·       Report cards

·       No standardised testing this year

·       Stay Safe lessons must be addressed by parents at home.

·       Preparations for the return to school for the school year 2020/21will be addressed by the board when guidelines are issued from the department.


Policies and Circulars ·       Admissions Policy approved by the school Patron, Archbishops House.
Finance ·       Voluntary Sub discussed

·       Swimming refunds to be issued.