Extracurricular activities offer opportunities for our students to learn the values of teamwork, individual and group responsibility, physical strength and endurance, competition, diversity, and a sense of culture and community. These activities provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context, and are thus considered part of a well-rounded education.
Research suggests that participation in extracurricular activities may increase students’ sense of engagement or attachment to their school, and thereby decrease the likelihood of school failure and dropping out (Lamborn et al, 1992; Finn, 1993).
Each year we celebrate the participation of our students and staff, with a Clubs and Society Awards Night. each student receives an individual certificate (s) as an acknowledgement of their commitment.to the extracurricular activity.
All staff and students present are entered into a raffle for a Tablet – This years luck winners were Latisha Osborne (student) and Aishling Mc Kee (staff).
Danielle Mc Gouran was the recipient of our prestigious Clubs and Societies Person of year Award. Tis award is given to the student who shows commitment to Study, extra Curricular, and who is a positive ambassador for our school.
The recipient of Sports Person of the Year was Emily Barry 2nd Year. Emily is the first St. Dominic’s student to win a silver medal at the Leinster Athletics competition. Emily will now compete in the All-Ireland’s competition on 31st May 2014 in Tullamore in her event, the hammer throw.
Team of the Year was awarded to Our Tag Rugby Team
(More photos available in our photo gallery under events tab)