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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

Updated Rathmore N.S. COVID-19 Response Plan

Please find below the Rathmore NS updated COVID-19 Response Plan. Also available in the ‘Return to school (Covid-19)’ menu on the Home page.

New Online Classroom Rules

Scoil Chéile Chríost Rathmore N.S.

Online Classroom Rules and Etiquette for Pupils

  1. Remember our school rules – they are still in place.
  2. Set up your device in a quiet space with no distractions.
  3. Join the video with your microphone muted and sit on a chair.
  4. Raise your (virtual) hand to speak.
  5. Speak in your normal voice. Use kind and friendly words.
  6. Listen to others while they are speaking.
  7. Ensure you are appropriately dressed.
  8. Be on time.
  9. Photographs or recordings of the meeting/video call are not allowed.
  10. The ‘chat’ function is not allowed.
  11. Enjoy! Don’t forget to wave ‘hello’ when you join.

Remote Teaching and Learning

Dear Parents/Guardians

As we continue with remote teaching and learning, I would like to thank you for your engagement with our Rathmore N.S. Remote Teaching and Learning Plan to date. The teachers are working very hard to facilitate the continuity of education and provide lessons and learning experiences for the children in their classes that are as engaging as possible.

The Board of Management recently carried out a Survey of Parents in the school to gather opinions and feedback in relation to their experiences of remote teaching and learning to inform their review of the current school policy.  The results from this parental survey were very positive overall in relation to the methods of communication being used by the school. The majority of parents also favoured facilitating increased opportunities to maintain the connection between school and home and indicated that they would welcome some form of live interaction with their child’s teacher in addition to the current online platforms.  It is evident that the children miss seeing each other and their class teachers and that live interactions would further support pupil wellbeing and social interaction. 

Therefore, the Board of Management have now updated our current Remote Teaching and Learning Policy to facilitate the teachers in Rathmore N.S. to organise a regular check-in with the pupils in their class using the Zoom platform. As part of this change, there is also a need to ensure safety online for teachers and pupils and additional online safety protocols have been developed by the Board. These protocols are outlined below and will also be uploaded to the school website.  The protocols should be read in conjunction with the Rathmore N.S. Acceptable Use Policy.

It is very important to note that any breach of the above guidelines will result in a discontinuation of this method of communication. A breach may also result in a person being immediately removed from a meeting or a meeting being immediately terminated.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Take Care and Stay Safe

Lucy Travers

Principal Teacher

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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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