We had a fantastic response to our Bake Sale Fundraiser in aid of the Irish Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal which took place in the school PE Hall last Friday, 1st April.
I am delighted to report that following the count of all the money collected in the school, we have raised a total of €2,915.60 which will now be handed over to the Irish Red Cross towards their appeal.
Thank you to everybody in our school community for your generosity and kindness shown for this worthy cause.
Naas were recently crowned All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Champions after they held off Kilmoyley from Kerry in Croke Park on Saturday 5th February on a score line of 0-16 to 1-11. In doing so they became the first Club from the county to win an All-Ireland Club Hurling Title!
We were honoured last Tuesday when three of the players, Rian and Conan Boran and Harry Carroll who are all former pupils in Rathmore N.S. took time out of their busy schedules to visit with not one but 3 Cups – Kildare Senior Hurling Champions, Leinster and All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Champions. We all gathered in the yard in full sunshine for a special Outdoor Assembly and Fourth Class teacher Mr. Walsh who is himself a hurler and a selector with the team introduced the players to all the assembled children. It was a great occasion and an opportunity to meet three of our past pupils and to congratulate them in person on their fantastic achievement. Afterwards the players visited most classrooms in the school and were able to meet the children and answer any questions. The teachers in Rathmore can take credit for laying the foundation for their success when they were first introduced to hurling in their primary school days. What fantastic ambassadors for Rathmore N.S!
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.
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.