Tuesday, November 30, 2010

update on school closures

School will remain closed to-morrow, Wednesday 1st December due to bad road conditions.

Monday, November 29, 2010

update on school closures

 School will  be closed on Tuesday 30th November due to snow.A decision about Wednesday 1st will be made to-morrow, Tuesday.

Also Clonea Playschool has asked us to inform parents that they will also be closed tomorrow Tuesday 30th November. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

School Closed due to Snow

Rathgormack National School will be closed tomorrow Monday 29th November due to the snow.
Decision on Tuesday will be made tomorrow. Tuesday's bike day is also cancelled. Any parent teacher meetings which cannot be held will be rescheduled for a later date. Check back for further details tomorrow.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Monday 22nd November - The Red Kettle Theatre Company will be coming to the school to perform an interactive show.  There will be a charge of €4.00 per pupil.


Wednesday 16th March - In-service Day – School will be closed

Dates to remember

Birthday party invitations are not to be given out during school hours - Thank you.
Tuesday 16th November - Football coach will be coming to the school. Mrs Meehan's class, Miss Tierney's class, Mrs Power's class and Miss Kiely's class are asked to wear tracksuits and bring football boots (if they have them) on the day.
Tueday 30th November - GREEN FLAG DAY OF ACTION
Sean Kelly international cyclist, will be leading our senior pupils on a short road-cycle, subject to parental consent.
Junior pupils and inexperienced cyclists will be led on a cycle within the school grounds.
All participating pupils will be required to have a bicycle and helmet in school on the day.
Barry Meehan, owner of World Wide Cycles, Clonmel will be on hand to show the children how to maintain their bikes.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

School Update 10th November 2010



In line with our school's Green School's programme will be having a "Safer Cycling" day on Friday 12th November for the 3rd - 6th class children. It is open to children whether or not they can cycle as the instructors (who have been Garda vetted) will teach the children to cycle.  All bikes and equipment, including cycling helmets will be provided by the instructors.


The cost for this event (€20 per child) will be funded by An Taisce and by the school.  Helmets will be for sale on the day at a cost of €10 per helmet.  (The helmets have a value of €45 and comply with all relevant European Safety Standards).


We plan to have a school cycle led by Sean Kelly in the coming weeks.  All children participating in this will be required to wear a helmet.  So if your child does not already have a cycling helmet those participating in Friday's event will have an opportunity to buy one.



Christmas Nativity


Our Christmas Nativity this year will be "Hosanna Rock" and will be performed in the Church (details of date to follow later).  In preparation for this we would ask if each family could send in a blank CD, so that we can record the nativity songs for the children to practice at home.



School Website


As you can see we Rathgormack National School now has its own website www.rathgormackns.com .  The website  acts as a forum for the school to keep parents up-to-date with school activities.  It contains information such as the school calendar/days off, school policies and from time to time we hope to include photographs of school events. The names of the children will not appear alongside these photographs. In line with this, we recently sent home consent slips to each family requesting parents to indicate whether or not the school has permission to use photographs of their children on the website.  We would appreciate it if parents could complete this consent slip and return it to the school.