Our builders will start work on replacing the roof on the canteen on Monday. Unfortunately that means the canteen will be out of action for all next week and it will hopefully be completed over midterm. Food will still be provided from the assembly area and classrooms will be used for students to eat their food. Study will continue as normal in a different room next week.
Our LCVP class were hard at work this morning washing staff cars in aid of Crumlin’s children’s hospital
Drumroll please.... 🥁
And the winner of the signed Kildare jersey is.... Ms. Keenan!!
Well done to all the 6th year LCVP students and Mr Mulvihill for organising the raffle and for those who bought tickets for such a worthy cause - Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
We had a busy morning when we welcomed our 6th class students from the two Rathangan schools. The three school Principals and their teachers have been working together with the Department of Education after we were selected to work on the school excellence fund. We have been looking at Maths and the terminology and the teaching methods used to try and ease the transition of students from primary to secondary school. Today as part of Maths week the two 6th classes and a class of first years mixed together in teams for our Maths quiz. Thank you to the teachers from each school for bringing them down and to Mr Redmond and Mr Molloy for organising. Thanks also to our students who helped with correcting.Here are a few photographs of those taking part and the winners.
Reminder: Voting for the Parent representatives on the Board of management takes place today from 8am to 6.30pm with counting at 6.35 pm. All parents are entitled to a vote and ballot papers will be available in Ms Keely's office.
Maths week started today and we will have maths questions each day and we will reveal the answers the following day. Feel free to comment with your answers.
Congrats again to Leah Tinclair for winning the Sarah Dunphy Bursary and thank you to the Dunphy family for their continued support. We were delighted to welcome back Leah and Phil today for the presentation.
Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day and it celebrates awareness for the global community in an empathetic way,
with a unifying voice, helping those feel hopeful by empowering them to take action and to create lasting change.
Tomorrow we will celebrate the day by focusing on the positive. During register we will be asking students to let us know one thing they are grateful for and one bit of advice they would give to help people with their mental health. It can be advice you have given or have gotten to help you or others. We will then put all the answers together and display them in the school.
Students are welcome to bring in their musical instruments tomorrow or Friday to play at break and lunch time.
Reminder: The closing date for applications for first year next year will be tomorrow October 10th at 3pm.
There will be a crime prevention talk in Rathangan Community Centre next Monday 7th October at 7pm. Local crime issues as well as the topic of anti-social behaviour are some of the topics on the Agenda. All welcome
Important change of date for Parents Association AGM
Due to an important crime prevention talk in the community centre on Monday we have decided to change the AGM to Tuesday 8th at 8pm in the canteen. New members welcome. Thank you.
Well done to all our Junior Cert students on their excellent results today. Thank you to the staff, parents and families who helped them along the way.
Our Open Night will take place as scheduled this evening. We look forward to meeting students and their parents from 6.30.
Reminder to all 6th year students. Today is the last day to apply for the Godolphin bursuary.
Reminder: Our Open Night will take place next Thursday 3rd October from 6.30 -8.30 with students and parents able to walk around the school for the first hour and a talk afterwards in the gym. It is important that all 6th class students interested in coming to the school fill out the up to date application from and that it is submitted on/before 10th October. Forms were given out to the local schools and posted to other schools and will be given out at the Open Night. If parents still want an application form beforehand you can ring the school on 045528196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you then.
Congrats to our new Student council members who were voted in by their classmates.
STUDENT COUNCIL 2019-2020
1A1 NANCY KELLY EVAN O ‘CONNOR
1A2 ERIN DAY JACK O’ BRIEN
1A3 MAURA ENNIS RORY BURKE
1A4 EMMA KEENAN ROBERT CROWLEY
2A1 GRACE CULLEN KEVIN DEMPSEY
2A2 AOIFE BEHAN JOHN CARTY
2A3 CLODAGH FLOOD ALEX GLEESON
2A4 ABI DILLON JOE DUNNE
3A1 ELLEN FARREL PATRICK MOORE
3A2 OONAGH KILEEN IAN FLOOD
3A3 KARA CASSIDY KENNY LUKAS THOMPSON
3A4 AOIFE GRAY AARON MULLEN
TY1 KATIE DONEGAN MATT DONAGHER
TY2 NICOLE FORAN HARRISON MATHEWS
TY3 KATIE WYER LIAM MCCARTHY
TY4 EMMA VAUGHAN TADHG WATSON
5A1 MELISSA WARD MARTIN WARD
5A2 HAYLEY WILTSHIRE SHANE O LOUGHLIN
5A3 NOELLE MCCABE JOSH HENDY
5A4 EMMA BOWDEN JOSH SMULLEN
5A5 FAYE O LOUGHLIN JASON DUNNE
6A1 AOIFE KELLY FIONN MORAN
6A2 REBECCA FOLEY CONOR WALKER
6A3 EVEVMURPHY PAURIC DEMPSEY
6A4 SHANNON SCULLY JOE O LOUGHLIN
6A5 JADE BRACKEN MATEUSZ KLUCZYNSKI
Thank you to Ms Cahillane and the TY4 class for producing our first Newsletter of the year which was emailed to all parents today. We hope to produce a newsletter every 3-4 weeks. If you didn't receive it by email then please email the school at ardscoilrathangan.ie with your up to date email details. Thank you.
So there are a busy few days ahead for students and staff...
The series of ‘Beat the Blues’ talks from Aware begin for our 6th years students.
There is a trip to the Ploughing Championships for all TY students, the 5th and 6th year Ag Science classes.
Our 6th year students will visit the RDS for the Higher Options exhibition.
TY students will participate in the ‘Drive for Life’ road safety course.
Parents and their sons/daughters who expect to enrol in First Year
for the school year 2020/21 are invited to
AN INFORMATION EVENING
THURSDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2019
6.30 – 8.30 P.M
Full particulars of the Academic Programme
and courses are available on the night in the school.
IMPORTANT TALK 7.30P.M.
“The transition from Primary to Secondary School
A difficult but challenging one”.
FINAL DATE FOR ENROLMENT
is Thursday 10th October at 3pm.
PHONE (045) 528196