College places

Congrats to all the Leaving certs who got college offers today. If any student wants to discuss their Leaving cert results or their college options they are welcome to call into the school between 10am and 12.30 tomorrow.

Leaving Cert Results

Best of luck to all our students getting their Leaving Cert results tomorrow. Results will be available in the school from 9am.

Take pride in how far you have come. Have faith in far you can go but don't forget to enjoy the journey.

School year 19-20

Our school secretary will be in the office next Tuesday August 13th from 9am - 4.30 if any parents/guardians want to make school payments for the year ahead instead of online. Thank you.

1916 Bursary fund

The 1916 Bursary Fund has now re-opened for applications from students intending to start higher education in September 2019 in Maynooth University, Athlone Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology and Dublin City University (the Midlands East North Dublin (MEND) Regional Cluster).

 

Why are we writing to you?

The Maynooth University Access Programme would appreciate if you would promote the 1916 Bursary Fund to the networks and individuals that you work with.

 

What is the 1916 Bursary Fund?

The 1916 Bursary Fund is a targeted funding scheme established by the Department of Education and Skills to increase the numbers of students who are currently under-represented in higher education.

 

The Bursary is being offered to undergraduate students experiencing socio-economic disadvantage who are commencing third level education in September 2019 for the first time - and will fund the entire duration of a student's programme of study (€5000 per year of study).

The MEND cluster have a total of 40 bursaries available to award.

Who should apply to the 1916 Bursary Fund?
The Bursaries are targeted at students who are experiencing socio-economic disadvantage and who are from one or more of the following socio-economic groups that have low participation rates in higher education:

·         First time, mature student entrants;

·         Students with a disability – particularly students with a physical/mobility impairment, students who are deaf/hard of hearing and students who are blind or have a visual impairment;

·         Irish Travellers;

·         Further education award holders;

·         Lone parents in receipt of a means tested social welfare payment (at least 20% of the bursaries will be targeted at lone parents);

·         Ethnic minorities (including programme refugees);

·         People who are or were in the care of the state.

 

In order to be considered for a bursary, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they would qualify for the highest level of SUSI grant, i.e. reckonable household income less than €24,000 in 2018.

 

How do you apply to the 1916 Bursary Fund?

The online application form includes a 600 word personal statement and a reference. The application process is now open and closes on Friday, 4 October 2019.

 

Follow this link to more information and the 1916 Bursary Fund Application Form.

1916 Bursary Fund Application

 

 

Where can I go for assistance to complete a 1916 Bursary Fund Application?
If you have any questions about the 1916 Bursary Fund or have a potential applicant who may require support contact 1916bursary@mu.ie or 01 7086025.

 

On behalf of the Maynooth University Access Programme,

Night classes

The following are the courses we hope to offer in the Autumn on Wednesday nights starting on October 2nd. Courses will go ahead if we can get enough interest. People can contact the school on 045 528196 to leave their details or email admin@ardscoilrathangan.ie and we will contact you in September to let you know if the classes are going ahead. There is no need to register online yet.

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CAO deadline

Reminder : Cao change of mind closes today at 5.15. If students need to make changes try to do it earlier as the site will get very busy as the deadline approaches.

Fr Byrne retires

On Saturday July 6th the 6.30 mass will be a mass of thanksgiving to mark the retirement of Fr Byrne as Parish Priest of Rathangan. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Fr Byrne for all his hard work and contribution not only to the school but to all the community. We wish him well in his retirement.

Exams finish

Well done to all our exam students who finished after two and a half weeks of hard work. Our last Junior Cert exam was Wednesday morning and our Leaving Certs finished up this afternoon. Hope you all enjoy a well earned break now.

Students results on VSware

After achieving our second Green School flag and in keeping with our Green School initiatives, parents/guardians will now be able to access their son/daughter’s results on our online portal VSware. We sent parents out a text this morning for accessing your these results. You will be asked to enter a new password. The password must be between 8 and 16 characters in length containing one upper case, one lower case, a numeric character and one of the following special characters ( ! @ $ ^ & * ( ) ? / ).


If there are more than one family member attending the school, the other students can be accessed by clicking the arrow to the right of the students picture (in the top left hand corner)


An email was sent with information regarding the upcoming academic year. If you did not receive same please email admin@ardscoilrathangan.ie with your email address and child's name.


If parents/guardians have queries you can contact us at 045 528196

Auction

Thank you to the Parents Association for all their hard work in organising our annual auction. Thank you to parents, past parents and students who worked hard over the last 3 days in putting everything together. As always thank you to the community who came out in huge numbers to support and hopefully you all got a few bargains .

2019 Auction

Thank you to the Parents Association for all their work in organising the Auction tomorrow. Doors open at 12 with the Auction starting at 1 o clock