Dominican College is the first Causeway and Glens Borough School of Sanctuary.
A School of Sanctuary is a school which actively encourages inclusion for all.
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Aine McKinney, a Year 11 student at Dominican College has just received the news that she has been selected for the NI team to compete in the UK Games in Manchester in September 2015.
Aine, a committed member of the Springwell Running Club, will stay in the Commonwealth athletes village and will compete in the Commonwealth Stadium.
This honour comes on the back of Aine’s most successful year yet. Earlier this year she attended the Ulster Cross Country finals. In May Aine was crowned Inter Girls Ulster 800M champion in a personal best time of 2 minutes 20 seconds and went on to win the silver medal for the same event in the Irish Championships, competing on both occasions with athletes older than her.
Aine completed her season by competing the in the Interprovincial Championships in Santry where she struck silver again, this time as a member of the 4 by 300M relay team.
A very delighted Aine is pictured with her recent haul of medals with Mrs Alison Park , her very proud Head of PE.
On Sunday 21st June a selection of year ten and year eleven students headed off to Paris for a four day cultural excursion. The itinerary was jam-packed and so students had the opportunity to see many of the famous Parisian landmarks such as L'Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, Le Louvre, Les Jardins des Tuileries, L'Opera, Montmartre and even the Eiffel tower lit up after sunset. As well as a spot of sightseeing, students experienced the Parisian metro system and enjoyed a boat trip along the river Seine at dusk.
On the penultimate day of the trip the group visited Disneyland Paris and enjoyed many of the rides and amusements within the park. The day was capped off perfectly with a meal in Planet Hollywood followed by the spectacular Disney fireworks show.
The final stop on the tour was a trip to Montmartre and a visit to the iconic Basilique du Sacre Coeur where students were lucky enough to witness a service in progress. This was followed by a spot of lunch in the Place du Tertre amongst the many painters and artists at work.
All in all, it was a very successful trip allowing students to try out their French and soak up the culture in the beautiful surroundings of the French capital.
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