Who said the kids could have all the fun? See the gallery for more Halloween staff photos and the fantastic costumes the kids wore...
On Wednesday, 20th October, Ms Hayes's Fourth Class visited Ballyroan Library to meet author Patricia Forde, an author from the West of Ireland. She was terrific with the kids.
The two Sixth Classes did a tremendous job today selling sweets and chocolates to the rest of the children and staff in the school. The children bought treats and entered numerous competitions. Luckily the sun shone. They raised a lot of money for two worthy charities Autism Ireland and Dogs for the Disabled. The day finished with a whole school Bingo over Zoom. Thanks to all the parents for their generous donations of prizes, chocolates and sweets to make the day a wonderful success. See the Gallery for Photos of our Sweet Sale.
Please see our Admissions Notice below. Admissions will open on October 4th 2021. Applications should be completed online. https://www.aladdin.ie/i/6526216026718208
On Tuesday 5th October all our classes went on a sponsored walk. Junior Infants to Fourth Class went to Marlay Park. All the Fifth and Sixth Classes climbed up Three Rock. A lovely day had by all. Thanks to the Parents' Association for helping our younger children cross the road and supplying the muffins and apples. Thanks to Ms Hayes for liaising with the PA and co-ordinating the event in school. Our Annual School Walk is an important fundraiser for our school. Children can return their sponsor cards to their class teachers.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Divine Word NS and to our website. All of us here in the Divine Word NS strive to make this a secure, safe and inclusive environment for your child. We aim to provide a place of high achievement an environment where learning is fun, a school that is inclusive, child centered and friendly. As Principal I would hope that the Divine Word NS would be welcoming and that we can all work together in partnership for the education and well-being of your child. Together we will work to ensure that your child will develop to the best of his/her ability and potential. We have a very unique and positive ethos here in the school and it comes from the co-operation between the school, parents, children and community here in Marley Grange. Ní neart go cur le chéile – there is no strength without unity.
John Williams – Principal.
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 6th Green Flag in May 2016. This 6th flag was for Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste . We have worked hard to achieve these awards over the last few years.Read More »
In May 2014, we got awarded the Blue Star award. The Blue Star Programme is an education initiative for primary school students across Ireland. The idea of the Programme is simple: to foster better understanding and knowledge of the European Union and how it affects the lives of Irish citizens among Irish primary pupils through classroom projects and activities.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 »