The stage is set. The tickets are being sold. 80's music is playing in the assembly area. The students and staff have put in fantastic work. All we are missing now is you. Don't miss the chance to see these talented students perform at our Musical "Back to the Eighties" next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets on sale during breaks and after school each day.
To mark our Musical next week "Back to the Eighties" we are giving away two free tickets to a night of the winners choice. Simply answer the ten eighties themed questions and pm them to the facebook page or email the correct answers to email@example.com. If we have more than one correct entry we will draw the winners out of a hat. Winner will be announced on Friday. Best of luck everyone.
Q1. The fifth film in this franchise is due out in 2021 and sees Doctor Jones keeping up to date with an archaeological career that began in the 80’s….
Q2 Which 80’s Diva just wanted to dance with somebody who loved her?
Q3 What television programme set in a New York school for performance, in the late 80’s saw the majority of the cast wear leg warmers?
Q4 Which Sting song contains the lyric: "Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace /I dream at night I can only see your face"?
Q5 Which Michael Jackson single begins: "They told him don't you ever come around here / Don't want to see your face, you better disappear"?
Q6 Which 1986 The Bangles hit did music producer Liam Sternberg write after seeing passengers on a ferry stumping around awkwardly?
Q7 Which American hip hop duo had a 1986 hit with 'Push It'?
Q8 Cliff Richard topped the 1988 Christmas charts with which single?
Q9 Who had a 1984 hit with 'I Want to Know What Love Is'?
Q10 Who was Addicted To Love in the 80s?
Reminder: The 3rd year parent teacher meeting takes place tomorrow from 4.15-6.45.Parents should allow at least an hour to see all teachers. There will be no study or homework club as a result.
Tickets are currently on sale for our TY musical "Back to the Eighties" for next week 23rd,24th and 25th October .Tickets can be bought each day at break times or after school. Best of luck to all the students and staff involved.
If there is any student interested in being the journalist for TY this year they can write a letter and give it to Mr Murphy stating their reasons why they would like the role and why they are the most suitable student before the end of school next Tuesday. The role will involve writing articles on matches and other activities in the school for the school website and facebook page as well as local newspapers.
We have previously had a student write articles in Irish so if a TY student is interested in writing articles in Irish they can just give their letter to Mr Murphy written in Irish
Hip hop dancing starts this Monday for Senior students from 4-5pm in room 12 with Ms Strain. The first beginner guitar lessons starts on Monday with Tristan Carroll from 4-5pm in the Demonstration Room. Students with guitars should bring them along. Permission slips will be given out on Monday.
School Musical . Doors open from 6.30pm and show starts 7.30pm sharp each evening. Tickets on sale from Ardscoil Rath Iomghain Monday 8th October for TY's and to the rest of school and the public from Wednesday 10th October.
Well done to all our students elected by their class mates onto the student council this year.
Student council 2018-2019
1A1 ABI SOURKE JACK DELLER
1A2 EMMA O LOUGHLIUN SEAN OG MURPHY
1A3 KATE LYNCH HUGH CONNOLLY
1A4 ABBI DILLON DAVID SMULLEN
2A1 SARAH DELANEY PATRICK MOORE
2A2 REBECCA DONEGAN SAM SAVAGE
2A3 BETH DEMPSEY ANTONNIO FANNING
2A4 ALICIA FORTUNE MAX LENNOX
3A1 ABBY KENNY WIKTOR BALSAM
3A2 AINE GRAY RYAN LOUGHLIN
3A3 ROBYN HYLAND TADHG WATSON
3A4 EMER CROSS RICHARD LEUDERS
3A5 CAITLIN ASPELL EIMHIN O NEILL
TY1 DARIA MCRANN KIERAN OLEOLATEJU
TY2 FAYE O LOUGHLIN SHANE O LOUGHLIN
TY3 NOELLE McCABE EIMHIN DELANEY
TY4 NIAMH JACOB OLA MOYOSOLA
5A1 CHLOE KEENAN FIONN MORAN
5A2 AOIFE DONOGHUE CONOR WALKER
5A3 SARAH BOUNCA LUKE COPELAND
5A4 SHANNON SCULLY CIAN LOUGHLIN
5A5 MIA SUPPLE RUAIRI McCONN
6A1 OREOLUWA OLATEJU KYLE DOCKERY
6A2 MEGAN O BRIEN EOGHAN GEOGHAN
6A3 DOIREANN FAHEY SEAN DUNNE
6A4 NICOLE FITZPATRICK COLIN GLEESON
Congratulations to our U15 boys soccer team, Mr Ashe and Mr Foley who beat Kildare Town Community School 3-1 in their first Midlands league fixture of the season. Difficult to pick out individuals from such a strong team and squad performance with all 16 players getting on the pitch but notable performances from Michael Hackett in defence chipping in with a goal, captain Alex Conlan prividing 3 assists and first year students playing in their first match for the school, Daniel Smal with 2 poacher's goals and man of the match Diarmuid O'Neill. Well done to all involved with the squad.
We were delighted to welcome so many 6th class students and their parents this evening to our Open Night, Thank you to all the staff and students for their preparation and work on the night. Thank you also to the Parents Association for providing the refreshments .
Ardscoil Rath Iomghain Presents
BACK TO THE 80's
...... The Totally Awesome Musical!
Remember the days of shoulder pads, big hair, leg warmers, Star Wars and Cyndi Lauper?
Take a trip BACK TO THE 80'S
October 23rd to October 25th 2018
Adults: 10 euro Children : 10 euro
First night concession for children 5 euro.
Tickets on sale at Ardscoil Rath Iomghain.
The Parents Association AGM takes place on Monday October 8th at 8pm in the school.
We would encourage all parents to attend. The PA is the link between parents, students and school management. It's an excellent way to gain insight into what's happening in our school.
There are many activities happening in the school each week that should cater for the majority of students. Here are some of the activities. Thank you to all the staff who volunteer their time in order to give the students a holistic experience in Ardscoil Rath Iomghain.
Six of our TY students; Lauren Morrissey, Joshua Smullen, Eric Ivers, Sean O'Brien, Millie Broughan and Emma Bowden chosen to represent Ardscoil Rath Iomgháin and Rathangan at the annual regional Comhairle na nÒg at The Westgrove Hotel in Clane on 24th October had an opportunity yesterday to discuss issues affecting them and their community with local Fianna Fáil TD, Fiona O'Loughlin.
Over the next few weeks they hope to carry out a survey on local transport in Rathangan and would appreciate your input.
If you have any issues affecting teenagers that you want these representatives to bring to the attention of the Comhairle please speak to one of the students mentioned above.
We remind students and parents that their will be no school on Monday next as per the school calendar.
Well done to the Senior Girls Basketball team and Ms Cahalane who won their first cup game 33-20 against Ennis today .
Thanks to the PE department and the TY's for organising a great sports day. Thank you all the staff and students who supervised events and the students who took part.
Fancy trying something new. We are still taking names and money for our night classes.
The following courses will take place from 7.30-9.30 each Wednesday night for eight weeks starting on Wednesday 3rd October. The cost is €80 or €55 for anyone with a medical card or unemployed.
Baking and Patisserie
Basic conversational Irish
Computers for beginners
Sign language for beginners
Pilates will also take place from 7.30-8.30 each Wednesday night for 8 weeks starting on October 3rd at a cost of €40 or €30 for medical card holders.
Names can be given to the office by calling in or ringing 045 528196 by Wednesday next week so we will know if we have enough for a class. Thank you
New parenting talks & courses have been added to www.parentingsupport.ie !
Please visit the website for further details about the following events taking place in Co. Kildare in September & October 2018:
· Healthy Food Made Easy for Parents
· Co-Parenting/Parenting When Separated
· Helping children who worry too much
· Helping Children to talk about difficult topics
· Self Esteem, Confidence and Resilience
· Finding Balance: Self Care Workshop for Parents
· Family Finance Advice with MABS
· Helping support your child’s attention and concentration
· Managing Anxiety, Anger and Panic Attacks in Teens and Adults
· First Aid for Parents
· Dads and their young people
Choir Rehearsal will take place in the music room after school (tomorrow Thursday) between 4 and 5pm, students from all years welcome and not just those who study music.