School Open tomorrow

We are glad to report that apart from minimal external damage the school is fine after the storm and will be open tomorrow Wednesday 18th as normal. The first year Halloween Party will take place tomorrow evening. We remind you that there will be staff training for the new Junior Cert on Thursday this week so there will be no school for students. Unfortunately as we have booked in facilitators from the Department this day cannot be changed. We look forward to everyone returning tomorrow. Thank You

School closed Tuesday October 17th

The Dept has just announced there will be no school tomorrow Tuesday 17th October. The care of the elderly course will be postponed until the following Tuesday and the 3rd year Parent Teacher meeting will be re scheduled after a meeting with staff.

"Following careful consideration by the National Emergency Coordination Group, the Department of Education and Skills, has decided that all schools will remain closed tomorrow," Minister Bruton said.
"It is recognised that the decision to close schools will have a major impact on families and on the workforce. However, this decision has been taken in the interests of safety for children and to provide clarity for everyone concerned."
A Department of Education spokesperson said that while it was recognised that some schools may not be as badly impacted as others, severe winds are continuing to cause damage.
The spokesperson added that many school authorities had not had an opportunity to check buildings and confirm that they were safe, had power and water and that routes to the school would be safely open.

U14 team qualify for South Leinster Q-final

Ardscoil Rath Íomgháin 7-20 Dunlavin 4-7

The boys’ Juvenile team followed up their big win against Gael Colaiste Carlow with another win against Dunlavin on Friday 13th October. On a heavy pitch the lads got off to a good early start with goals from Sean Behan, David Dunne, Conor Maher and Jamie Barry Guing. With the both the full back and half back lines playing very well, the half time score was Ardscoil Rath Íomgháin 5-8 Dunlavin 1-2. The start of the second proved a different story. Dunlavin attached relentlessly and scored 3-2 to storm right back into the match. Ardscoil managed to get a foothold around the middle of the pitch with Tadgh Watson, Conor Maher and Sean Dempsey winning some vital ball. Jamie Barry Guing and David Dunne hit some lovely points to settle things down again. Further goals from Sean Behan and Alex Conlon sealed a fine victory on a final score line of

Ardscoil Rath Íomgháin 7-20 Dunlavin 4-7. Ardscoil have now qualified for the quarter final of the South Leinster Championship, but will face a tough test against Portlaoise (who also have already qualified) next Friday 20th October to see who finishes top of the group.

Adam Mullally, Ryan Dempsey, Kieran Brophy, Gavin Malone, Cameron Maloney, Michael Hackett (C) Darragh Watson, Conor Maher, Tadgh Watson, Alex Conlon, Sean Dempsey, Sean Behan, Jamie Barry Guing, David Dunne, Sam Savage.

Colin Finnegan for Adam Mullally, Finn Black for Cameron Maloney, Cathal Dempsey for Ryan Dempsey, Max Lennox for Darragh Watson, Arun Doyle for Sam Savage, Mark Fitzsimons for Gavin Malone, Brian Cassidy for Alex Conlon, Bobby O’Loughlin for Kieran Brophy, Conor Melia for Jamie Barry Guing.

Sean Behan 3-2

David Dunne 1-6

Jamie Barry Guing 1-5

Alex Conlon 1-3

Conor Maher 1-0

Sean Dempsey 0-2

Sam Savage 0-2

School closed Monday 16th October

 

In response to the imminent Storm Ophelia, the Department of Education and Skills is now publicly informing all schools, colleges and other education institutions that they are to remain closed tomorrow, Monday 16 October.
This decision has been made following discussions with members of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning and in light of the advice from Met Éireann on this unprecedented storm.
All schools and colleges will be closed tomorrow

Open Night

Our Open Night for our new incoming first years will take place on Thursday week 26th October at 7pm. We will give out prospectus's with application forms to the local schools during the week. If anyone else would like an application form they can be collected from the school . We will only be able to consider applications when we receive the completed application form and the closing date for applications will be November 8th at 3pm

Night classes

Apologies for the confusion in relation to our Night Classes. We now have confirmed with tutors and if we have enough people interested we will have the Care of the Older person on Tuesday nights from 6.30-9.30 and will start on 17/10/17. Our Pilates course will take place on Wednesdays from 5-6 starting on 18/10/17. We will contact all the people who have already expressed an interest but if there is anyone else interested can you contact the school on Monday on 045 528196 or send us your info on private message and we will contact you on Monday.

Upcoming events

  1. Oct 9th Information evening for 2nd and 5th year parents
    Oct 9th Parents Association AGM
    Oct 17th 3rd year Parent-Teacher meeting...
    Oct 19th Junior Cert training day
  2. Oct 25th Conor Mc Cormack Road Race
    Oct 26th Information evening for incoming 1st Years
    Oct 30th – Nov 3rd Mid –Term
    Nov 20th Junior Cert Cluster day for schools in the area
    Nov 22nd 6th year Parent –Teacher meeting
    Nov 27th –Nov 29th Christmas Tests
    Dec 4th No School
    Dec 12th 5th year Parent-Teacher meeting

Health and fitness initative

We are trying a health and fitness initative with TY and 5th years. It will be geared towards students who don't do much exercise or play competitive sport where we will try and work with students and do a couch to 5k. Forms have been given out and if students are interested they can talk to Mr Murphy .

Corcal Cainte

We held a corcal cainte (tae agus comhrá) in room 24 today. This will be on Fridays opened to all year groups in which students can meet and be supervised and encouraged to speak to their peers in the Irish language.

Upcoming events

Oct 9th   Information evening for 2nd and 5th year parents

Oct 9th    Parents Association AGM

Oct 17th 3rd year Parent-Teacher meeting

Oct 19th Junior Cert training day

 

Oct 25th Conor Mc Cormack Road Race

Oct 26th Information evening for incoming 1st Years

Oct 30th – Nov 3rd Mid –Term

Nov 20th Junior Cert Cluster day for schools in the area

Nov 22nd 6th year Parent –Teacher meeting

Nov 27th –Nov 29th Christmas Tests

Dec 4th No School

Dec 12th 5th year Parent-Teacher meeting

Reaching out

Ardscoil Rathangan in cooperation with Kildare Co. Council delighted to announce the continuation of our Intergenerational Young Social Innovators “Reach Out” initiative.
Last term members of the school and local communities came together to enjoy woodwork, decoupage and cookery courses. This term we are offering a continuation of these courses again.

They are on Thursday afternoons until...
Christmas and are free and open to all local Senior Citizens, their family &/or carers.

The courses include:

Furniture upcycling decoupage with Ms Breda Greaney

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

September; Thursday 28th
October; Thursday 5th, 12th and Wednesday 18th, Thursday 26th
Midterm
November; Thursday 9th

Cooking & Baking with a special Christmas flavour coming up to Christmas with Ms Mary McCrann

4:00-6:00 pm

November; Thursday 16th, 23rd, 30th, 7th & 14th

The course provides the opportunity for a sharing of skills between our Transition Year Students and our Senior Citizens, and are taught by qualified teachers and instructors.

Join us for relaxing and enjoyable evenings each Thursday

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.