Friday, December 20, 2013

Nativity - Hosanna Rock - Well Done Everyone!


Nativity Play - Hosanna Rock - Well Done Everyone!


Nativity

Well Done to all the pupils on their performance of Hosanna Rock. Beautiful singing and wonderful costumes made for a very special event.  Thanks to Clare Quigley who put the show together.

A DVD of the Show is available to buy for 10 euros.

The pupils all enjoyed a great bounce in the Community Centre on Friday 20th, courtesy of the Parents Association.  Thank you for organising First Class Castles and for helping with Supervision and providing all pupils with a selection box.

The staff of Rathgormack N.S. would like to wish all a very peaceful Christmas.

School re-opens on Monday 6th January.


Nativity Play - Hosanna Rock - Well Done to Everyone!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Ireland V Kazakhstan

A great night was had by all parents and pupils who attended the Ireland V Kazakhstan Soccer Match in the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday 15th of October.  As luck would have it - Ireland won 3 - 1.  We also had the added bonus of watching Clonmel Celtic U-11's play at half time. 
 
A big 'Thank You' to Shane McCormack (Megan's dad) who organised the complimentary tickets.

Rathgormack NS in Aviva Stadium for Republic of Ireland v Kazakhstan

Members of Rathgormack NS attended the recent Ireland International match between Republic of Ireland v Kazakhstan courtesy of the FAI. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Rathgormack NS Celebrates 4 All Ireland Trophies with Past Pupils

 
While many schools have welcomed a past pupil with the Irish Press All Ireland Minor Trophy Rathgormack National School were delighted to welcome back no fewer than 7 past pupils bearing 4 All Ireland Trophies last week.  William Hahessy was on the All Ireland Minor Team, his sister Kate, the Murray Triplets, and Shauna Power were on the Under 16 Waterford All Ireland Winning Team.  Beth Norris was on the U14 Waterford All Ireland Championship Winning Team and Under 14 All Ireland Blitz Winning Team.  The Principal, Staff and pupils are all very proud of their achievements and would like to congratulate them all.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cycle Day for Bike Week

 
Pupils greatly enjoyed the Bike Day held on Tuesday 25th June, it included ramps, bike limbo, obstacle course, skills, etc.  "Safer Cycling" worked with 2nd to 6th Class and Waterford County Council "Smarter Travel" (Johnny Brunnock and Sarah) catered for Junior Infants to 1st Class and provided goodie bags for all pupils.  A big thank you to Waterford County Council for their support and generous sponsorship.

Sports Day and Ice Cream Fundraiser

A great day was had by all on Monday 24th June for our Annual Sports Day which included races (egg and spoon, three-legged, etc.), water obstacle course, snatch the bacon, etc. 
The ice-cream and jelly fundraiser was a great success, raising 175 euros for the Guide Dogs.  This was presented to John Larkin, Marcella Hahessy and Noreen Power by 6th Class. Thank you to the 6th Class for organising it and all the pupils who supported it.

Hurling Blitz

Ms. Nugent's 2nd and 3rd Class participated in a Hurling Blitz in Rathgormack G.A.A. Pitch with Crehana N.S. and Clonea N.S. on June 20th.

Cake Sale and Raffle

Ms. Kiely's 6th Class held a very successful cake sale and raffle on Wednesday 19th June.  Thank you to Tom Cullen for donating one of his cake stands to the raffle. Huge support from parents and pupils contributed to them raising 820 euros which will help fund buses, extra curricular activities, etc. in the coming school year.

New Jerseys

Thank you to the Parents Association who sponsored a set of new jerseys, complete with new school crest!

Green Flag Presentation in Kilkenny

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cycle Day

Dear Parents,
 
We are having a Cycle Day in school on Tuesday 25th June, where activities will be organised.  Older children will receive formal training and fun activities have been organised for the younger children.
 
Children of Junior and Senior Infants and 1st Class are allowed to take their bikes to school on that day.  Helmets must be worn.
 
Thanking you,
 
Catherine Power.
Principal.
 
 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Competition Winner

Congratulations to Oscar Brunnock - 1st Class - on being selected as one of four winners in this year's "On the Farm" Safety Competition.
 
Oscar designed a poster to promote farm safety.
 
Well done, Oscar!

Green Flag awarded for Biodiversity

Mrs Power and three members of the Green Flag Committee (Niamh Kennedy, Cora Murray and Fiona Hearne) attended the Awards Ceremony in Kilkenny on May 28th, where they picked up our new green flag for Biodiversity.
 
The whole school celebrated on June 12th with a hike on the Lough Mohra Loop and hot dogs (kindly sponsored by Ms. Kiely's Summer Camp), drinks and crisps back at school.  The midgets made an unwelcome appearance on the hike - that's Biodiversity for you!
 
Well done to all.

40th Anniversary Celebrations - June 7th 2013.

A wonderful night was had by all. 
 
The sixth class of 1974 re-united and many past pupils and teachers came to reminisce and find themselves in old photos.
 
A big thank you to all the parents who donated goodies for the night.
 
Celebrations continued into the wee small hours in the village pubs.
 
A thank you to all who attended, especially those who represented loved ones who are now no longer with us but still fondly remembered.

40th Anniversary Celebrations - June 7th 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Note to Parents - issued on 12th June


Rathgormack N.S.
                                                                                                      12th June, 2013.
 
Dear Parents,

1. Our End of Year Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday 18th June at 10 a.m.  All parents are welcome.
 
2. All children will go home at 1.40 p.m. on Tuesday 18th June, to facilitate a Staff Meeting.  Buses     
   will operate at 1.40 p.m.

3. This year customised school homework diaries will be sold through the school at €2.50 each. 
    These will be available before the holidays.

4. Our School Fundraising Cake Sale will take place on Wednesday 19th June.  We would ask pupils to
    bring in some buns, cakes, etc. baked by themselves (senior pupils) or parents.  Ms Kiely's class 
    will take charge of running the sale on the day.  The cake sale will be open to parents etc. from
    1.45p.m. onwards.

5. Sports Day will take place during the last week, please bring sack, spoon, potato and tie for 3legged race,
     into school on Monday 24th June.     
    
6. School Reports and Book Lists will be posted to your home on Friday 14th June. 
    The end of year school report outlines your child's progress throughout the year.  If you have any
    queries or would like to consult with the class teacher, please phone to make an appointment and  
    we would be happy to meet you.

7. Buying and Selling  of Second-Hand Books will take place on Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th June.
   Parents  can come into the school between 9.30 and 10.30am only to buy second-hand books from
   the other children.
    
8. Summer holidays - School will close at 12.30pm on Thursday 27th June. 

9. We are aware that September can be a very expensive time for you and if you wish the following 
    School Fees can be paid before the holidays.

 

 

 

No. of Children

Amount (€)

Total

Art & Crafts/Photocopying

€20 for 1 child  /   €30 for 2 children 

€40 for 3 children  /  €50 for 4 children
    
 

 

Book Rental

€5 per child (Junior & Senior Infants)

€10 per child (1st-6th class)

 

 

 

 

School Diary

€2.50 each – not optional

Must be paid before holidays

 

 

 

 

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED:

 
     

Child's Name       ________________________________     Class      _______________

Child's Name       ________________________________     Class      _______________

Child's Name       ________________________________     Class      _______________

Child's Name       ________________________________     Class      _______________

 
Finally, on behalf of all the staff I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your co-operation throughout the past school year and would like to wish all our families a very pleasant summer.      
    
Looking forward to seeing you all back on Monday 2nd September 2013.

 
     
_____________________________________
Catherine Power.
Principal.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

National Litter Pick

Well done and a big thank you to all of the sixth class who took part
in the National Litter Pick on one of the National Trails walks in
Glenpatrick last week. Also a big thankyou to the rest of the school
pupils who also did a great job on their litter pick around the school
and village.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Annual School Trips 2013


                                                                                                                     

Dear Parents,


The children of Junior / Senior Infants and 1st Class will be going on their annual school trip on Friday, 24th May to Run Amuck, Tramore, and to the beach.  They will be leaving the school at 9.00 a.m. and will be expected back at approximately 2.30 p.m.  Please provide a packed lunch, including drinks for your child.  The total cost is €16 per child, which can be paid in instalments.
 
Please ensure your child has rainwear or sun-protection (sun-screen, sun-hat etc.) as appropriate to the weather on the day.  Anyone who has buckets and spades can bring them on the trip for our visit to the beach. School tracksuit must be worn.  
Please return payment and signed consent form (in an envelope with your child's name & class on it) to the school secretary on or before Friday 17th May.
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Dear Parents,    
                                                                                                                                
The children of Second and Third Class will be going on their annual school trip on Friday 14th June to Laser Blast and Splashworld, Tramore.  They will be leaving the school at 9.00 a.m. and will be expected back at approximately 3.45 p.m.  Please provide a packed lunch, including drinks for your child.  The total cost is €27 per child, which can be paid in instalments.
Please ensure your child has rainwear or sun-protection (sun-screen, sun-hat etc.) as appropriate to the weather on the day.  School tracksuit must be worn.  It will be necessary for the children to bring a towel and swimwear.
Please return payment and signed consent form (in an envelope with your child's name & class on it) to the school secretary on or before Friday 7th June.
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Dear Parents,


The children of fourth, fifth & sixth class will be going on their  annual school trip to the Freedom Surf School, Tramore, on Monday 10th June.  They will be leaving the school at 9.15 a.m. and will be expected back at approximately 3.45 p.m.  Please provide a packed lunch, including drinks for your child.  The cost is €35 per child, which can be paid in instalments. 
     
Please ensure your child has rainwear or sun-protection (sun-screen, sun-hat etc.) as appropriate to the weather on the day.  School tracksuit must be worn.  Suitable wet suits will be provided but it will be necessary for the children to bring a towel, swimwear, a change of clothes and a spare pair of runners.
    
Payment and signed consent form should be returned to the school secretary, in an envelope with your child's name & class on it before Tuesday 4th June.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

New School Crest

This is our new school crest which was designed from a selection of suggestions made by the children.

Monday, April 8, 2013

40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS (1973 - 2013)


 
All Past Pupils are invited to an Open Night in the school on Friday 7th June 2013
from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m., for a cup of tea, chat and reminice with old class mates,
and may be spot yourself in some old photographs, which will be on display.
 
The 6th Class of 1973 are organising a special re-union on the night.
 
 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Football - Compulsory wearing of mouth guard

                                                                                                             15th March, 2013
      NO MOUTH GUARD - NO FOOTBALL

Dear Parents,

 

Football Coaching will be starting in the school in early May.  It is now compulsory that every child taking part will be required to wear a mouth guard.   Mouth Guards are available in Outfield Sports and all sports equipment stores.

 

Thanking you.

 

Catherine Power.

Principal.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

All these kids need education!

All these kids need education! In the past few weeks 6th Class have been doing a project based on the theme ‘Education for all the world’s children.’ The aim of this project was to learn about some of the problems countries in the developing world face, with a particular focus on education. This project is run annually by Irish Aid, the Irish government’s official programme of overseas assistance to developing countries. In Rathgormack NS, we did two parts to our project – an investigative/ research part and a creative part. For the research section we investigated education in a selection of developing countries and compared the statistics with Irish ones. This really opened our eyes about the difference in education standards between developed countries and underdeveloped countries. For the creative section we composed our own song (with the music borrowed from familiar song!) We changed the lyrics to portray the message ‘All these kids need education!’ Part of this project is to share what we have learned with the wider community so we decided to upload our video on the school website. We also presented our project to other classes and displayed it in our classroom. We hope you enjoy our version....


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fifth Class from the late 1950's

Can you name the people in this photo for us?
We believe that some of them are Eillie Drohan, Alice Lynch, Maudie
Roche (Kennedy), Bridie Kennedy, Renea Hassett, Mary Halpin.
The photo was taken in the school yard against the wall of the old
church yard. The teacher was Mrs Daly who brought the kids outside for
class on the sunny day. It is believe the occasion for the photo was
because there was a Nun home from Africa an Aunt of Biddie Daly.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cumann Na mBunscoil Quiz

Best of Luck to the 2 teams who will represent the School in the Cumann na mBunscoil Quiz in the Tower Hotel on Tuesday 19th February at 7.30 p.m.
Teams:
6th Class: Aaron Gleeson, Donnchadh Gough, Keeley Corbett Barry and Aoife Hahessy.
5th Class: Sean Hennebry, Shane Curry, James Power and Jack Hickey.

School Debate

Best of Luck to 6th Class debating team who will host Grange N.S. in a debate on the topic "Ryanair is the only way to travel" on Thursday 7th February.

Credit Union Quiz - Saturday 2nd February

Well Done to our Credit Union Quiz Teams who represented us well and were both narrowly beaten into third place.  
 
U-11 - Leah Greene, Megan Roche, Tommy Power, Abigail Quigley.
 
U-13 - Aaron Gleeson, Karen Murray, Donnchadh Gough, Rosa Wheaton.
 

 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Note to 2nd Class Pupils re First Holy Communion Enrolment Ceremony


Rathgormack N.S.
                                                                                                                 17th January, 2013.

      Dear Parents,

 

      Re: First Holy Communion Enrolment Ceremony - 2nd class pupils

 

The Ceremony of Enrolment for First Holy Communion for 2nd class will take place on Sunday 10th February 2013  at 10.00 a.m. Mass in Rathgormack.  Children must wear uniform. Please give your child their Baptismal Candle to bring into school.

 

Thanking you,

Catherine Power.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Enrolment 2013

 
 
Please enrol pupils for Junior Infants 2013, as soon as possible.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Celebrating 40 Years

As you may know Rathgormack NS is celebrating 40 years in its current school this year and they hope to mark the occasion with some type of celebration. They would like you to help if you could by digging out any old photos (or even video) of school related events. (Communions, confirmations, sports days, teachers, pupils, etc) They would also really love to see any photos of the previous school, (now H&N) if you know of any. Thank you very much

Here is a short video clip from a confirmation from around 30 years ago, hopefully you may
recognise one or two of the people.