We were having problems with getting Way to Pay to update our records but it is sorted now so all payments should now be able to be made online. Thank you for your patience
The calendar for the school year is now available in the download section of our website
Well done to all our Junior Cert and Leaving cert students on their work during the state exams today. The Junior certs finished on Wednesday and the Leaving certs will finish this afternoon after their Religion exam.
Kildare county council launched their anti gum campaign in the school the week before last. The link below gives details of the event
Our TY4 class had a meet and greet with students from James Madison University in Virginia, USA who are in Rathangan for a week working on a project with Waterways Ireland and Tidy Towns.
We are delighted to be able to offer 3 day subsidised camps for our 1st and 2nd years during the month of June. The camps will be offered in Irish, Art, Home Economics and Computers/ Coding. Forms were sent home with students
We were delighted to welcome back Mr Cummins today to present him with a retirement gift on behalf of the staff. Mr Cummins was/is probably the biggest gentleman to ever work in our school. He was always caring and considerate with his dealings with staff and students alike. We wish him well in his retirement .
TY3 presented a cheque for €450 to Martina Dugan from the Peter McVerry Trust in Newbridge.
Well done to Scott Moody on winning the Sarah Dunphy Bursary. Thank you to Phil and Shane Dunphy for coming in to present the plaque
We were delighted last night to pay tribute to Mr Ruttledge on his retirement night . It was great to see so many familiar faces return to celebrate his contribution to our school with our current staff. We were honoured that Mr Ruttledge spent his entire teaching career in our school. He set the standards for teaching in our school and was always a gentleman in his dealings with students and staff. On behalf of the staff, students ,parents and past pupils we would like to wish him the best of luck and hope he has a long and healthy retirement.
Well done on to all our students who received awards yesterday. It is a lovely day where we can acknowledge the achievements of students for attendance, work rate, civic duty , commitment to the school and various extra curricular activities.
Our main winners were
Overall student of the year: Eddie Bennett
Sarah Dunphy Memorial Award: Scott Moody
Sister of Mercy Award: Katie Ivers
School Captain next year: Shane O'loughlin
School Vice Captain next year: Roisin Dunne
Thank you to Ms Murphy who organised the day and was assisted by her three TY's Caoimhe O loughlin, Linda Nevin and Aisling Delaney
Some great things for tomorrow at annual auction. We have several sofas and 2 beautiful kitchen and table sets, wardrobes and lockers and several pieces that will make an upcyclers day. We also have cakes and home produce, bikes and toys and general sale items. Doors open at 12 with the auction starting at 1 sharp. (No entry for the public before 12)
Finally all the hard work paid off . Well done to all our students and staff and especially the Green Schools Committee for all their time and effort. We were delighted to raise our first ever green flag
The timetable for 1st,2nd and 5th years is now available in the download section of the website, the facebook page and up around the school. The exams will take place from Tuesday 30th May - 2nd June. Best of luck to everyone.
The UCD Innovation Academy runs from 26th to 30th June. It is a good opportunity for students to get a taste of life on a college campus. Students will learn new skills in a third level setting. It is normally 100 euro to attend for the week. It is however free for students from DEIS schools. It is therefore free for students of our school. Applications can be made atwww.innovators.ie/summer-camp . It is open to students in Transition and 5th year.
The UCD on campus accommodation is now open for advanced booking. It can be done on the UCD website.
Letter from the CAO
A reminder to Leaving Cert students and their parents. Students will have received a letter from the CAO. It is of vital importance that students read and understand the letter. It is vital that they check that their CAO number, Exam number, date of birth and name are completely correct. If they are not students need to get in touch with the CAO and correct any error. Any parent of leaving certificate students worried about the CAO form and their son/daughters choices please feel free to contact me
Thank you very much to Helen Buckley and Chuckles Creche for very kindly sponsoring a set of jerseys for our ladies football teams in the school. It is greatly appreciated
The winner of the Positive Mental Health Week photo competition was Tom Dunne 1A5.
The theme was Kindness is.......
and his entry was
Kindness is be kind to the environment.
An Garda Siochana have started a recruitment campaign. It is only open to people who have their Leaving Certificate completed by the closing date of 1 June. Unfortunately that means this years 6th years can not apply. Past students may have an interest in applying
Students began decoupaging their herb racks led by Ms Greaney O Neill. Meanwhile in the HE kitchen Mary McCrann was demonstrating her wonderful cookery and baking skills. If you know of any Senior Citizens interested in joining our cookery class there are two more classes remaining this term, Wednesday 24th & 31st May 3:45-5:15. Thank you to everyone who has been involved and a special thanks to Kildare County for selecting and sponsoring our project. We are looking forward to continuing this initiative in September.