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.

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 (€)


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







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.