The school calendar for the academic year 2018/19 is now available on the school website and facebook page.
CAO change of mind closes tomorrow Sunday July 1st at 5.15pm
Best of luck to our new Meitheal group who are undertaking their training for the year ahead.
Well done to Alex Conlan in 1st year. Captain of the KDUL selection in the Kennedy Cup who scored two brilliant goals in a 2-0 win. They are into the semi finals tomorrow.
We still have some places left in camps for our 1st and 2nd years over the next 2 weeks in Home Ec, Irish and Maths and Computers. Forms were given out last week and if there are students interested that didn't return their form you can ring the school today to book a place 045 528196 and we will decide then if there is enough demand for the camp to go ahead. Thank you.
Best of luck to all the Junior and Leaving cert students starting their exams tomorrow. The timetables are included below
Well done to Mia Supple, Katie O Loughlin and Caoimhe Whiteley who were part of the Kildare u16 ladies panel who beat Dublin yesterday in the Leinster u16 A final
Thank you to Fr Peter Mc Verry for visiting the school today. He had lunch with the 5th year Religion class before speaking to all 5th years and some parents and visitors. He gave one of the most powerful and inspirational talks we have ever had in the school . Thank you to the school and members of the community for their generosity to the collection in the school and at the local masses and we were delighted to present him with a cheque for €2126 today. Thank you also to Tara Digan and Ms Butler for arranging the visit. We have 2 videos of his talk on the school's facebook page. Enjoy.
Best of luck to our TY students and their teachers who went on their school tour to Italy yesterday.
The students in TY1 are coming to the end of their journey, training the school community in “hands only CPR”, through their YSI project “Confident Compressions”! Today the students reversed roles when the students trained the teachers in this valuable life skill! To date they have trained 719 people in Rathangan. This project has equipped people with life saving skills and gave the students delivering the training, an opportunity to develop leadership, communication, organisation and teamwork skills! Well done to all ..... social innovation at work in Rathangan!
Thank you to our TY1 class and Ms Farrelly who are finishing up training all the students in the school in CPR as part of their YSI project.
IT Carlow are running a Connputing Summer Camp from 5th to 8th June, 9.30 am to 4.30pm. The camp is designed to give students an idea of what studying computing would be like in college. As there are so many opportuities avilable in the IT Sector it would be a great experience for any student. The cost of the camp is €40 which includes lunch everyday.
To apply for the camp please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Dublin Aerospace are now recriting people to train as Aircraft Mechanics. Details and aplication avilable at dublinaerospace.com.
Bus Eireann are recruting for a number of positions. Details and applications avilable at buseireann.ie careers section.
The Insurance Industry is also recruiting people directly from the Leaving Certificate to train and gain a degree at the same time. Details and application at earnandlearn.ie
Peter Mc Verry will be visiting the school on Monday 21st at 2pm in the school canteen. If any parents would like to hear Peter Mc Verry speak at this time we will have some spaces available . Parents interested can send in a note in the students journal tomorrow morning and it can be brought to Mr Murphy's office after register . Places are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis. Unfortunately we will only take names at this time so that we have an idea of numbers. Thank you
The exam timetable for 1st 2nd and 5th year Summer exams is now available in the download section of the wbsite
A big thank you to all the staff and students who supported events in the school this year to Promote Positive Mental Health. Our regular efforts to support peoples Mental Health were supplemented with our Hike for Life, Positive Pumpkin Competition, our Positive Mental Health Week and our 1st year Wellbeing Walk. We have been successful again this year in obtaining our third Amber Flag which recognises the efforts made by whole school community in promoting Positive Mental Health and our fundraising for Pieta House who are managing the Amber flag process this year.
We would also like to highlight that Mental Health Ireland supports See Change’s Green Ribbon Campaign every May. The campaign promotes the Green Ribbon, which is now the international symbol for mental health awareness and promotes positive mental health.
Mental Health Ireland have partnered with SeeChange, the IFA and Coilte to GET WALKING, GET TALKING at the Talk & Walk events around Ireland.
The Let’s Talk and Walk events encourage people to take time out of their busy lives, go for a walk and support the campaign to change minds about mental health.
The nearest Let’s Talk and Walk is in:
· Emo Forest, Co. Laois on Sunday, 13th May 2018 @ 3pm. Meet at Emo GAA/Community centre.
This May we would like to encourage all staff and students to take a few minutes out of your busy lives and walk the Positive Mental Health path at the back of the school with a friend or colleague.
Over the next few days Leaving Certificate students who have applied to the CAO will receive a letter from the CAO. In this letter there will be a document called " a statement of application record". It is vital that all students go through this document and make sure that all details are correct. It is vital that students and parents also read the yellow document that will be in the letter. If any student or parent has any difficulty with the letter please get in touch.
The CAO will also re open on MAY 5th for students who wish to change their minds. It will remain open until July 1st.
Congrats to 3rd year students, Aaron Nolan, Eimhin Delaney and Shane o Loughlin from Cill Dara rugby club who won the north Midlands area league final defeating North Kildare on a scoreline of 38 points to 17. They now contest a cup final against an unbeaten balbriggan side in donnybrook on may 6th. Best of luck lads
The closing date for the payment of fees/application for a medical card exemption has been extended to May 4th 2018. The school is not allowed to take money from students in relation to the state exams . Parents should make the payment online or fill out the medical card details online and then bring the confirmation email into Ms Doyle or Mr Murphy . Payments/application for medical card exemptions can be made using the online portal at https://fees.examinations.ie/