Principal’s Welcome / Fáilte ón bPríomhoide

August 29, 2019

Desmond College Principal : Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry

“I’m delighted to welcome you all to our website. I hope you enjoy browsing through this site and getting to know us better.”

“Tá áthas orm fáilte a chur romhaibh chuig ár suíomh gréasáin. Tá súil agam go mbainfidh tú taitneamh as a bheith ag brabhsáil ar an suíomh gréasáin seo agus as aithne níos fearr a chur orainn.”

Ms. Vourneen Gavin Barry
Principal

Latest Statement from the Department of Education and Skills

March 25, 2020

Covid 19 Statement from the Department of Education and Skills on 24th March 2020
> www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/PR20-03-24.html

Updated Information for Students and Parents from State Examinations Commission

March 23, 2020

Please click on this link to find the latest information about the State Examinations 2020

www.examinations.ie/misc-doc/BI-SE-67826275.pdf <

Free Library Access for All the Family

March 23, 2020

Students of Desmond College and Colaiste have free access to the JCSP online digital library, SORA. SORA features a wide variety of books, audio books, comics, graphic novels and even picture books for younger readers! This collection is a treasure trove for everyone in the family! The library is regularly updated with new titles! So be sure to check it out.
Any students having trouble logging in, contact Ms O’Mahony via email- info@desmondcollege.ie < mailto:info@desmondcollege.ie>
#family #literacy #reading for pleasure

A Parents Guide to Google Classroom

March 22, 2020

Now that schooling has changed for all of us in Desmond College and Colaiste to Remote Learning. All students and staff in our school are using G Suite: Google Classroom. This handy guide will be very valuable to all parents.

Something To Think About.

March 21, 2020

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#FlattenTheCurve

March 19, 2020

The next seven days are “vital” in Ireland’s ongoing battle to curb the spread of coronavirus, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.

“The next 7 days are vital. Now is the time to #FlattenTheCurve” he declared on Twitter.

Dr Holohan urged everyone to play their part by taking the following steps. These are:

1. Reduce your social contacts – see only a handful of people in your network
2. Distance yourself two metres from people in shops and supermarkets
3. Stop shaking hands or hugging when you say hello
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
5. Wash your hands regularly and practise cough and sneeze hygiene
6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
7. Check on your vulnerable family members and neighbours
8. Work from home where possible

“The next 7 days are vital. Now is the time to #FlattenTheCurve”.