Upcoming Dates

Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th January – Junior Infants Parent Teacher Meetings via Zoom

Saturday 5th February – Do this in Memory Mass – 7.30pm Eadestown Church (Communion Pupils)

Monday 7th February – closing date for applications for Admission to Junior Infants September 2022

Saturday 12th February – ‘You shall be my Witness’ Mass – 7.30pm Eadestown Church (Confirmation Pupils)

Thursday 17th February – Ceremony of Light – 7.30pm Eadestown Church

Wednesday 23rd February – 12.30pm closure due to Whole School Staff Professional Development.

Thursday 24th & Friday 25th February – School closed Mid Term Break

Saturday 5th March – ‘Do this in Memory Mass’ – 7.30pm Eadestown Church (First holy Communion)

Saturday 12th March – You Shall Be My Witness’ Mass – 7.30pm Eadestown Church

Thursday 17th & Friday 18th March – No School

Friday 25th March – Sacrament of Confirmation – 11.30am Eadestown Church

Monday 11th to Friday 22nd April – Easter Holidays

Monday 2nd May – No School

Saturday 14th May – Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Friday 3rd to Wednesday 8th June – School Closed for mid-term. School reopens on Thursday 9th June

Friday 24th June – 12.30pm close for Summer Holidays

Extra Bank Holiday on 18th March 2022 and School Closure on 8th June

It has now been confirmed by the Government that Friday 18th March has been designated as a once-off public holiday for 2022. The public holiday was passed as a thank you to all frontline workers for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic and as a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives when the pandemic began two years ago. As Rathmore N.S. was already timetabled to be closed on Friday 18th March, we have re-assigned this 1-day closure to Wednesday 8th June and the school will now be closed on Friday 3rd June and will re-open on Thursday 9th June.

Half Day School Closure for Continuing Professional Development for Teachers

Please be advised that a whole-staff seminar of professional support as part of the introduction of the Primary Language Curriculum in primary schools will take place for all teachers on Wednesday afternoon 23rd February and Rathmore N.S. will close for a half day at 12.30pm on that day for pupils only. Note that we are also closed on Thursday and Friday 24th & 25th February for the Mid-Term break.

A further half- day closure is scheduled to take place during Term 3 of 2022 and parents/guardians will be notified of the exact date as soon as the details become available.

Junior Infants Enrolment 2022/2023 School Year

As a result of the Education (Admissions to School) Act 2018 which has been enacted and now applies to school admissions from September 2021 in all primary schools, our School Admission Policy has been ratified to incorporate these changes and is available to view on our school website at www.rathmorens.ie It is very important to note the dates which are applicable for admission to Junior Infants Classes for the 2022/2023 school year. 

The school began accepting completed Application Forms for Junior Infants 2022/23 on 6th January 2022 and will close on 7th February, 2022. 

Failure to accept an offer, or to return a completed Application Form to the school, within the prescribed period outlined on the Admission Notice may result in the offer being withdrawn. 

Please contact Martina, our School Secretary in the school office on TEL: 045-862145 or by email on office@rathmorens.ie for an Application Form or it can also be downloaded from the school website HERE

Christmas Arrangements 2021

Friday 17th December – Christmas Jumper Non Uniform Day in aid of the local branch of the St. Vincent de Paul charity.(€2 per child/€5 per family)

Monday 20th December – Full School Day – full school uniform to be worn.

Tuesday 21st December – Full School Day. Children can choose to wear their Christmas Jumper to school.

Wednesday 22nd DecemberChristmas Holidays

The school will close at 12.30pm for the Christmas Holidays. Due to Covid-19 social distancing regulations, we have agreed staggered collection times for class levels across the school.

12.15pm    Junior & Senior Infants & their siblings

12.20pm     1st & 2nd Classes & their siblings

12.30pm     Rest of school – 4th to 6th Classes

Note: The school busses will leave the school at 12.20pm.  Please ensure that children collected by car are collected promptly at their allocated class time above in order to avoid traffic congestion in the car park and to ensure adherence to Public Health Guidelines. 

School Books

As a precautionary measure, we have decided to send home essential schoolbooks with the children on Tuesday/Wednesday 21st & 22nd December. As advised, this is a precautionary measure and as the children will be on two weeks Christmas Holidays, the books can remain sealed in the plastic bags during the holidays and be returned to the school when we re-open on Thursday 6th January as per our school calendar.

We would be grateful if parents/guardians could send in a strong plastic bag so that the schoolbooks can be carried home.

Note that if your child is not going to be present in school next week between 21-22 December, please advise your child’s class teacher and the schoolbooks can be sent home earlier.

Thank you for your continued cooperation with these arrangements and wishing you all a very Safe and Happy Christmas.

Kind Regards Lucy Travers 
Principal       

Maths Week 2021

We had a fantastic Maths Week this year. The children took part in lots of exciting maths competitions including, guess the cubes, colouring competitions, scavenger hunts and mangahigh games. The children even created their own Maths Posters to support and encourage others to practice maths. We also had some fantastic collaboration with the senior and junior classes. A huge huge thank you to Mrs Power for organising a throughly enjoyable week for all the children. Congratulations to all.

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Enrolment 2022/2023

The Enrolment process for the following school year 2022/2023 is open from January 6th 2022. Forms of Enquiry are available from the school office or can be Downloaded here

If you require any further information regarding the above please contact Lucy Travers (Principal) or Martina on 045 862145

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