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Creative Schools

Scoil Chéile Chriost Rathmore N.S. has been accepted onto the Creative Schools Initiative supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. This initiative is focused on developing the creative potential of every child. It aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. Over the next two years, we will be working together to develop a whole school plan for a creative initiative in our school. Our goal is to integrate creativity and fun into our approach to learning at Rathmore National School.

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Our Creative Associate 

Our Creative Associate is Vera McEvoy. You can watch her introductory video as she says hello to all of us at Rathmore N.S. (You have been given the password to access this video by your class teacher).

Each Creative Associate is either an artist with a background and expertise in working with children and young people or a teacher who has developed an arts practice. The Creative Associates will work closely with the school community to develop a bespoke Creativity Plan for each school (Creative Ireland, 2021).

Vera is a visual art facilitator who encourages creativity in all ages, providing opportunities to experiment and create using various art processes. Through encouragement of everyone’s creativity, Vera promotes confidence and self-expression (Arts Council, 2021).

Creative Schools Surveys

We would hugely appreciate your input to make this creative initiative as informative and as relevant to our school, and our pupils, as possible. Please complete the survey below. Your answers are private, and any information gathered will be used for school purposes only. You can read our school’s privacy policy here; https://rathmorens.ie/data-protection-policy/

Children’s Survey:


Parent/Guardian’s Survey:


Any questions you might have contact our Creative Schools Co-Ordinators, Ms. Gleeson at amy.gleeson@rathmorens.ie and Ms. Roe at eleanor.roe@rathmorens.ie

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Enrolment 2023/2024

The Enrolment process for the following school year 2023/2024 is open from January 6th 2023. 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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