Dunamase College is holding an Open Night this Wednesday, April 25.
This is for parents and students starting in the school in August 2018 and also for people interested in enrolling for future years.
The refurbishment of the building has been recently completed to an excellent standard and the school now has specialist classrooms for Science, Technology, Home Economics, Art and Technical Graphics along with a range of ordinary classrooms.
The library is currently being fitted out and the Parent’s Association is doing great work in fundraising for books and equipment.
The school is delighted to be a lead school in the recently announced Digital Excellence Project which will be investigating aspects of improving mathemathics education in the transition between primary and secondary levels.
It has been a very busy year for Dunamase College, having opened initially in August 2017. From this base, the school now employs 11 staff.
It offers 22 subjects and a wide range of sports and extra curricular activities, including lunchtime clubs for running, film and chess. The school will be sending a team to the inaugural inter schools Fencing Competition in Clongowes Wood College in May.
The active Parents Council organised fund raising around “The Streets of Portlaoise” race and a group of parents and students took part in the race. Our Student Council meets weekly to assist in the life of the school and our Amber Flag Committee has recently been awarded the Amber Flag (a positive mental health initiatve).
The students have taken part in art and poetry workshops in conjunction with Laois Arts Office and Dunamase Arts Centre, and trips have been organised to the Bord Gais Theatre, Dunamase Theatre and the Dáil.
The school is still enrolling for the coming year, both for the Mainstream (English) stream and the Aonad Lán Ghaeilge, where all subjects are studied through Irish.