Wednesday, February 28, 2018

School closed Thursday & Friday

ALL schools and colleges in Leinster and Munster are to remain closed on Thursday and Friday, (1st & 2nd March) the Department of Education has confirmed.

Officials have decided to close schools and colleges in the two provinces for safety reasons as freezing conditions continue to grip Ireland.

School closed

Due to terrible weather conditions, school will NOT open today Wed 28th Feb.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Adult Quiz - Saturday 10th March at 8.00 p.m. at Rathgormack Community Centre.



 Rathgormack Community Centre, Rathgormack,  Carrick-on-Suir,  Co. Waterford


Saturday 10th March 2018 at 8.00 p.m.


Maximum of 4 people per team. Registration is on the night.


Cost per table is 20 euros



All proceeds will go to Rathgormack N.S. – Building Fundraising Project.



Folens Christmas Annual - Sonas

Congratulations to Jack who entered the Christmas Annual "Sonas" Art
Competition and won a Playstation. Well Done!

Quiz for Pupils in 3rd to 6th Class

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Rathgormack N.S. – Building Fundraising Committee

3rd to 6th CLASS QUIZ


 Rathgormack Community Centre, Rathgormack,  Carrick-on-Suir,  Co. Waterford


Tuesday 6th March 2018, 7.30pm - 8.45 pm.


Each school can enter as many teams as they wish with a maximum of 4 people per team. Registration is on the night.


Cost per child is €4

(inludes a free strip of raffle tickets)


No food or drink, please



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Friday, February 23, 2018

Fundraising for Rathgormack N.S.

Current Accommodation 

We have 6 Classroom teachers 3 Learning Support Teachers and 1 Secretary full time in Rathgormack National School with 155 pupils.

These comprise of 17 Juniors presently accommodated in what is our Hall with two cloakrooms and toilets. 27 Senior Infants in one classroom, with 2 cloakrooms with toilets.  34 (1st and 2nd class combined) in one classroom with 2 cloakrooms with toilets. 25 (3rd Class) in a classroom with 2 cloakrooms with toilets. 26 (4th Class plus half of 5th Class) in one classroom and 26 (6th Class and half of 5th class) in one classroom.  These 52 pupils from 4th, 5th & 6th share two cloakrooms with 3 cubicles.

SET Room (Special Education Teaching) is used as a classroom, for storage, visiting specialists such as H.S.E., N.E.P.S., for meetings with parents, Reps, Inspectors, etc.

The Staff room is used as a classroom, SET room, for storage and a place where staff have their lunch.

The office is used for storage, all administration for principal, vice principal, secretary and parent contact with the school. The school also has a galley kitchen (used for storage of cleaning and art supplies) and a staff toilet for 10 staff.  

Corridor space in front of staff toilet is now being used as an S.E.T. area.

There is two storage sheds on the grounds for lawnmower, paint, footballs, furniture, Christmas decorations, benches, etc.

The pictures posted here aim to give an idea of how these spaces are currently used and the challenges pupils and staff face on a daily basis in these crowded conditions.

Learning Support Room being used as a Classroom

Classroom - 1st & 2nd Class

Learning Support Room being used as a Classroom

Junior Infants Classroom

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

All Ireland Swimming Competition in National Aquatic Centre

Well done to Ella who represented Rathgormack N.S. in the All Ireland
schools swimming competition in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin yesterday.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Fund Raising for Additional Accommodation

For 1 Mainstream Classroom with

ensuite toilets & 1 SET Room.

Dear Parents,


As you are aware we have been granted some funding for the above but there will be a shortfall for which we will need your help to do some fundraising.


You are invited to a meeting on Tuesday 20th February at 8.00 p.m. in the school to discuss some fundraising initiatives.


Yours sincerely,

Catherine Power.           Claire Walsh.

Principal.                       Chairperson – Parents Association.