Welcome back to the new school year !

Points to note

  1. School Fees: Thanks to all the families who have paid their school fees for stationery, arts & crafts, book rental, Insurance etc. We still have a few outstanding amounts, so we would appreciate it if you could forward it to Martina a.s.a.p. You should all have a receipt of monies paid at this stage.
  2. BOM Election: The election of a “mothers” representative to the Board of Management takes place this week. Please return your voting papers to the school by 3pm on Wednesday October 17th. Note: Please return your Voting Papers in the large envelope supplied. Thank you to our three nominees for letting their names go forward.
  3. Sports:   We have a busy sporting week ahead with:
  • Hurling boys U11 semi-final the boys beat Scoil Mochua Celbridge in Straffan on Tuesday 16th and are now through to the final which will take place next week.
  • Cross Country in Valleymount on Wednesday 17th with 48 pupils from 1st to 6th representing the school.
  • Football  Two U11 Finals in Moorefield with the boy’s v Crookstown at 3.10pm and the girl’s v Crookstown at 4.00pm on Thursday 18th.  Many thanks to the teachers who train the pupils during their lunch breaks and after school.
  1. Swimming – 5th & 6th class last swim takes place this Wednesday 17th. Swimming for 3rd & 4th class will begin for 6 weeks on Wednesday 24th October. Notes gone home with pupils this week.  Supervision is always appreciated.
  2. School Helpers – if you are helping in the school in any capacity e.g. gardening, library, in class activities, supervision etc. please ensure you are garda vetted. Forms are available in the school lobby (NVB1). Return completed forms to the school to be processed along with your appropriate ID. You will receive an email from the vetting bureau which you have to follow up on promptly or it will expire and you will have to reapply again. Details that you furnish to the school will be kept secure and strictly confidential.
  3. Parent Teacher Meetings – Parent Teacher Meetings will take place on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd November. Details to follow shortly.
  4. Witch Walk – we will be holding our witch walk on Friday 26th October in the school. More details on the school website.
  5. Confirmation will take place on Friday 5th April 2019.
  6. First Communion will take place on Saturday 11th May 2019.
  7. Appointments: If you have any concerns with regard to your child/children in school, please make an appointment with your child’s class teacher as soon as you can. It is always better to deal with any possible issues at an early stage.
  8. Late Arrival/Late Collections: please ensure your child/children are in the class line for 9.00am in the mornings and are collected promptly at their appropriate collection times in the evenings.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information and if you have an queries regarding the school, please contact me at 045 862145.

Yours sincerely,

Robbie Jameson
Principal.

School Photos

County photos will be attending the school to take photos of pupils on Friday 5th October 2018.

Please click HERE to see their Data Protection Statement

Parents Association – you are invited

Tuesday, September 25th @ 7:30pm

TECHNOLOGY AND FAMILY LIFE
As technology plays more of a role in our lives today it is often difficult to know how our children interact with it. Do we limit its use or do we encourage it? How do we manage social media etc.?
With this in mind we’ve invited Dr Colman Noctor, Assistant Professor at Trinity College and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, who specialises in the area of technology on our mental wellbeing to share some of his learnings.
The talk will explore our relationship with technology and how we can develop healthier ways of engaging with it so as to maximize the potential benefits and minimise adverse effects, particularly when it comes to family life and childhood development.
This talk will take place on Tuesday, September 25th from 7:30pm – 8:30pm in the Green Room beside the polytunnel at Rathmore NS.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION A.G.M.
The Parents Association is a great way to meet other parents, stay close to what is happening at the school and make a contribution to the development, enjoyment and education of our children and as a parent you’re automatically a member.
The AGM will take commence shortly after the Technology Talk concludes. We will share with you what we achieved last year and what is planned for the coming year.

We hope to see you all on Tuesday 25th @ 7:30pm.
For any queries please contact Alan Madden or any member of the Parents Association, contact details on school website; http://rathmorens.ie/about/parents-association/

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Back to School 2018/19

We welcome all our pupils back to school this Thursday 30th August. And a special welcome to those joining us for the first time, in particular our new Junior Infants.

On Thursday 30th, there will be tea/coffee in Rathmore Hall from 9am for new parents.

Note that Junior Infants will head tome at 12:15 for the first two weeks.

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