u15 soccer

Hard luck to our u15 soccer team, Mr Byrnes and Mr Redmond who were beaten after extra time today in Rochfortbridge today after a 2-2 draw. Best of luck to Rochfortbridge in the next round. The game started well for the lads but eventually injuries and tiredness took it's toll. They had a busy week after winning the midland league semi-final on Wednesday in Leixlip and will play their final in the next few weeks. We will keep you updated.


Reminder to parents of Leaving Certificate parents. The closing date for CAO application is rapidly approaching. The price to apply is currently 30 euro. This will increase to 45 euro on Janruary 20. Those that have not applied please apply ASAP to avail of the cheaper price. Restricted courses must be on the CAO by Feb 1. These courses include Art/Medicine/ Vetinary Medicine/Drama/Architecture and any other courses that require a portfolio. Any questions please get in touch with Mr Mc Nieve

Aberdeen Angus competition

Today the six of our students, Roisin O'Brien, Caoimhe Duffy, Liza Dempsey, Aoife Kelly, May Holohan and Fiona Sheridan and their teacher Ms Purcell are travelling to Mullingar Park Hotel in Co. Westmeath to compete in the second round of a competition run by Kepak, Irish Angus Producer Group and ABP which could see them progress to the final stage where if successful they will win five Angus calves. These calves will be reared by the girls over a two year period which is a huge opportunity and we wish them the very best of luck from all at Ardscoil Rath Iomgháin.

1st year parent teacher meeting

The 1st year Parent teacher meeting will take place this Thursday 18th January from 4.15-6.45. The school day will finish at 3.35 as a result and there will be no evening study or homework club . 1st year parents will have 11-12 different teachers to see so should allow at least 1 hour and a half to see everyone.

Old clothes

Fundraising event:

There will be a clothes recycling drive in aid of meitheal & ladies football on Tuesday January 23rd.Please drop off all items to the front office anytime in the next week

.Please donate all your re-usable clothes also bed linen, towels, curtains,shoes,bags,belts, and soft toys.

5th year Business

Our 5th Year Business Students and Mr Mulvihill participated in the Bank Of Ireland Bond Trader Challenge for students at the Clanard Court Hotel Athy on 15th January and came 2nd out of 25 schools

TY work experience

All TY students should have their workplace and it's address and contact number given to Mr Murphy or Ms Doyle by Monday next ahead of their work experience starting January 22nd.


Dear Parents/Guardians


A reminder to the parents of Leaving Certficate students. The first closing date for the CAO is rapidly approaching. After the 1st of February the CAO will close for a number of months. After that the price to apply will increase. Any students interested in restricted courses ( Medicine, Art, Music, Drama etc) must have them down by February 1st. Any students who are applying for the HEAR or DARE scheme must have that process well underway at this stage.   Any questions or concerns about the CAO please get in touch.

David McNeive

IT Tallaght open day

IT Tallaght will host an open evening on Thursday 25th January from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. This is an excellent oportunity to visit the campus and speak to lecturers and students about the various courses

Dance classes

We are running 5 weeks of dancing starting tomorrow and each Thursday from 4-5.30. This is open to all Senior citizens and friends as part of our inter generational project sponsored by Kildare County Council . Classes are free just bring your dancing shoes .

IT Carlow Open day

Dear Parent/ Guardia

There will be an open evening in IT Carlow on January 17th from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. This is a great opportunity for students and parents to view the courses on offer in IT Carlow and talk to students who are studying them.

David McNeive

A few updates

Evening study forms were given to all 3rd and 6th years today. We hope to start this Thursday until the end of the school year.

The 2nd year Parent teacher meeting will take place this Wednesday 10th January and the 1st year meeting is on Thursday 18th January from 4.15-6.45. The school day will finish at 3.35 as a result.

We have decided to change our recognition of students from the awards night next week to having a award ceremony for each group separately at an assembly in the school.

The mocks will start for all 3rd and 6th years on 22nd January and the timetable will be available in the next few days..

The assessment test for new first years will take on Saturday 27th January.

Revision days in Physics and Chemistry

Intel Ireland are offering a free of charge day-long workshop to 6th year students who are completing the Leaving Certificate higher level paper in Physics or Chemistry this year.

The revision workshops will take place as follows:

·        Saturday January 20th 2018 – Physics at Trinity College Dublin

·        Saturday January 27th 2018 - Chemistry  at Trinity College Dublin

Each session will be hosted by a qualified secondary school teacher who are experts in these subject areas. The essential elements of the exam paper will be covered along with some study notes and tips. There will also be an opportunity to hear some career and CAO advice on the day.

It would be great if you could inform your students of this opportunity. If they should be interested in attending, please direct them to sign up at www.intel.ie/intelacademy

It is important to note that places for these sessions are free of charge and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Kind regards,

Intel Ireland Public Affairs


Numeracy questionnaire

Being numerate is extremely important in a child's education and development for their future. We request that 1st year parents fill in this form to help us encourage and evaluate the level of support provided to support each child in the school



TY mini company auction


One of our TY mini companies, Bargain Bros, will be holding an auction next WEDNESDAY 20th. We are asking students to bring in unwanted goods or goods they are willing to sell. The items will be sold for you and the Bargain Bros company will charge 20% commission on the price the goods are sold for.  They accept all goods such as clothes, shoes , sports gear, Xbox or playstation games and any other items once they are of Merchantable quality and in good condition.


Follow their instagram page for updates about auctions and goods being sold