Junior Cert results

We would like to remind first year parents that Mr Murphy, Ms Doyle or Ms Keely will be available to meet you on Thursday between 2 and 5.30 if you would like to drop in to see us and discuss any issues with your son/daughter or give us any relevant information.

First year meetings

We would like to remind first year parents that Mr Murphy, Ms Doyle or Ms Keely will be available to meet you on Thursday between 2 and 5.30 if you would like to drop in to see us and discuss any issues with your son/daughter or give us any relevant information.

Study skills

Thank you to all the first year parents who attended our information night this week . Some parents were asking for more information on the study skills so we have included them now in the download section of the website

Night classes

We will be offering the following night classes on Wednesday nights starting October 4th if we have enough interest for each class. If interested you can register on line or drop into the school and leave your name in the office or email your queries to ardsrath@imagine.ie

Art for Beginners
Baking and Patisserie
Basic Irish
Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5
Computers for Beginners
Pilates

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School parking

Can we remind parents please to avoid coming into the school car park in the mornings or evenings please. Places are limited and we are conscious of the health and safety of all students. We are aware there is limited space outside the school but at the minute it is dangerous when over 700 students are entering and leaving the school. Thank you for your support

Staff changes

We have a number of changes to our teaching staff this year. We would like to wish Ms Crowley, Mr Donovan , Ms Murphy and Ms Rowe well in the future and thank them for their contribution to the school over the years.We would like to welcome Mr Bergin , Ms Dempsey, Ms Fitzpatrick, Mr Foley, Mr Joyce, Ms O Connell and Ms Purcell to the school .

New School times

We would just like to remind parents and students of our new school times. As we mentioned in the letters home at Christmas and Summer the Department have decided that all classes must now be a minimum of 40mins. This will mean us increasing the length of our classes and going from 45 classes in the week to 42. After discussions with the staff, the parents association and the students council the following are the daily times.

Classes will start everyday with register at 8.44 with students in school at the latest 8.40. Classes will finish each day at 3.50 from Monday -Thursday and will finish on Friday at 1.20. Thank You

Start of year payments

Well done to everyone who got offered college places yesterday and to those who didn't there are still plenty of options available . We would encourage parents to use the way to pay system online to make payments for the year ahead. If parents prefer to pay in the school we will have an option that parents can come in to the school this Thursday from 9am to 12 to make payments . This will hopefully help parents and avoid students having to bring money in to the school . Thank you

Mass of Thanksgiving

On Saturday 26th August the 6.30 mass in Rathangan will be a mass of Thanksgiving for the 142 years of Mercy Ministry in Rathangan which is now coming to an end. That Ministry especially in the field of education, has left an invaluable legacy to Rathangan which will remain for a long time. We have much to be thankful for. After the mass the Community of Rathangan are invited to share in light refreshments in the Community centre. All are welcome.

Way to Pay

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

State exams finish today

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.

Anti -gum campaign

Kildare county council launched their anti gum campaign in the school the week before last. The link below gives details of the event

http://www.leinsterleader.ie/news/home/251329/kildare-gum-busting-campaign-launched.html

School camps

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