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20 February 2015

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Percy Mdala School

The Students

There are sixteen 20 minute lesson periods a day. The weekly timetable includes lessons on French, History, English, Science, Technology, Geography, Irish, Drama, Religion, Maths, Music and Art.

We visited the school just before the summer break and recorded the school song, The Dominican Magnificat. Click here to hear the girls in full voice.

The school uniform is very similiar to that of Percy Mdala. The Girls wear a white shirt, a maroon pinafore and jumper, a maroon, black and grey tie, black tights and a pair of black shoes.

St Dominic's
St Dominic's Grammar School

The School

St Dominic's, a Catholic Grammar School for Girls in West Belfast, was founded in 1870. Today the school has over 990 students. Mary McAleese, eighth and current President of Ireland, was born in Belfast in Northern Ireland and eduated at St Dominic's Grammar School during the 1960s.

Amongst the school's facilities are a large computer lab, facilites to teach home economics, science laboratories and a music room. Sports provided on the school curriculum include athletics, badminton, rounders, volley ball, swimming, netball, gymnastics, dance and rugby!

The school has three Latin mottos: Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare - To praise, to bless and to preach; Veritas - Truth and Contemplare et Contemplata Aliis Tradere - To study and to hand on the fruits of study.

To find out more about the school why not visit their extensive website >>


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