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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

Physical Education

Physical Education Success Criteria

In Rathmore Ns, we strive to collaborate with different coaches in order to deliver excellent quality PE lessons. We also see this as a learning opportunity for the teachers to team teach along side the different coaches that visit our school.

Currently Ms Shaw is teaching G.A.A with Rob who is delivering lessons to the children in 3rd – 6th class. Both Ms Shaw and Rob are ensuring that the fundamental movement skills are incorporated each week.

Another teacher, Ms Behan is also teaching alongside our tag rugby coach Mick Cahill. With Rob and Mick’s help the teacher’s in Rathmore NS are strengthening their delivery of a different P.E strand this year.

We never let rain stop us from staying active! If we can’t go outside, we bring the fun and exercise inside to the classroom. On wet days every teacher allocates time for activities. The children get up and get involved with go noodle activities, chair yoga and dance routines!

Rathmore N.S. is committed to providing high-quality Physical Education to all pupils.  All classes receive 60 minutes of formal PE lessons each week.  All classes are taught the strands of Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games and Outdoor & Adventure each year.  Pupils from Junior Infants-6th class also take part in Aquatics, having swimming lessons each year in the Killashee Leisure Centre in Naas.

Teachers use a variety of resources to guide them in delivering quality PE lessons.  PSSI Lesson Plans are widely used throughout the school and we have focused on the Dance strand for the school year 2019/2020 in order to build on our resources in this area. https://www.pdst.ie/PSSI-Lessons

Ms Shaw and Mrs Malone part in a PDST Dance course to help improve this area and thanks to them all teachers have access to the lesson plans.

We have introduced the Move Well, Move Often programme to teach the Fundamental Movement Skills to all pupils.  These movement skills are available around our schools PE hall for all students and teacher to view and incorporate into their lessons. 

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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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