Saturday, September 26, 2020

Virtual Tour of the School

Our new extension and renovation is now complete, unfortunately due to Covid restrictions we can't host an open day for people to call in.  
We want to say thankyou to everyone who made this possible through their hard work and donations. 
It was fantastic to see so many past pupils and locals working on the project. We want to say a special thankyou to Eoin Hunt and his team at Clodagh Construction and all of the contractors, suppliers and the design team for their time and effort to complete the works by September despite these challenging times.  
We have created a virtual 360 tour of the new works (thanks to Francis Quigley), and we would love you to have a look around.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Awarding of Green Flag to Rathgormack NS

We were delighted to receive our latest Green Flag and Certificate. 
Thanks to Ms. Kiely, the Green School Committee (pictured above) and all the teachers, pupils and wider community for their great efforts in raising awareness of our Global Citizenship and Energy and 'For outstanding achievement in improving the environmental quality of the school and community'
Well done everyone. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

 

Dear parents / community members,

Under normal circumstances, we would love to invite you in to see our new extension and our upgraded facilities but due to Covid 19, we have to restrict visitors to our school. Therefore I have taken photographs for you to view below.

We are delighted with our new classroom and resource rooms, and the extra space in the two offices and staffroom couldn’t have come at a better time.

I would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all parents and community members who have supported our building fund so generously. We could not have completed the work if it were not for your contributions. We have one or two projects which we would like to finish e.g a canopy over the front door, and lots of final touches inside the new extension.

Huge thanks to Eoin Hunt of Clodagh Construction and his team for managing to complete the build on time, despite losing over seven weeks on site due to Covid 19, on what was already an exceptionally tight timeline. We know Clodagh Construction put in evenings and weekends over the last few month to have the school ready for us all by September 1st. 

Kind regards,

Cathy Power

Principal




                                        Main entrance-new door/window, new ramp & railings

              New Principals office, just inside main entrance- this room was the kitchen before renovations.

Entrance area- new floor, new floors in 6th class toilets, new toilets for 6th class & new doors for toilets and 6th class classroom

Window / hatch to new secretarys office- just inside main entrance. 

View of secretaty's door and window hatch at main entrance.

                  New much larger Secretary's office- this room had been our staff room before renovations.

Corridor from main entrance leading into new extension. Corridor turns to the right at the end.

Resource room 1. Both resource rooms have interactive panels installed - similiar to interactive whiteboards.

Disabled bathroom.

                                                                  Resource room 2.

Our new classroom complete with Junior & senior infants. 





The toilets -one for boys and one for girls, are in the corner of the classroom.

            View of the top of the classroom- interactive whiteboard and regular whiteboard installed here.

                                                        Sink area in new classroom.

New larger staff room- this room had been the Resource room at the front of the school beside the old office,  before renovations.


                                                    

Corridor area outside staff room and the old office-which is now a staff toilet. New floor here, and new doors to staff toilet, staff room and into halla.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Our Board of Management have compiled our Annual End of Year Report. Click here to view Report

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

I am delighted to announce another poetry winner in Rathgormack NS! Huge congratulations to Luke Bolger, 4th Class for coming second in the Newfoundland Poetry competition run by Waterford Teachers Centre. We are very proud of you-well done Luke!



Wednesday, June 24, 2020

One of our 6th class pupils, Bríd Fogarty, took some time out to write to our Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. She told him how she & her family have been managing during the lockdown with all of the restrictions. Have a look at the lovely letter he wrote back to her, even suggesting the possibility of meeting her in the future! Well done Bríd!


                  5th Class took part in Bike Week from home this week! Have a look at this video.