School captain

Applications are now open to 5th years who would like to apply for the role of School Captain next year.T he application form is available in the student section on this site

Sarah's Gift

       The family and friends of the late Sarah Dunphy have decided once again to give a bursuary to one Leaving Cert student. Despite adversity and the many obstacles put in her way, Sarah was a strong believer in the value of education and achieved an excellent Leaving Cert and also graduated from third level. This is an annual award in Sarah’s memory.
The award will be given to a student who has overcome difficulties or personal circumstances in order to achieve well in school with the view to continue in education after their Leaving Cert.
Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by a fellow student, a teacher or a community member. The nomination must include why the student is a suitable candidate for the gift and they can be handed to Ms Doyle. Ms Keely or Mr Murphy in a sealed envelope before Friday 4th May. If a student prefers to verbally give a nomination for a fellow student they can do so with Ms Doyle. Ms Keely or Mr Murphy who will take notes.
The winner will be decided by Sarah’s family and friends and announced at the Awards Day and the money will be given to the student on Sarah’s birthday , October 8th each year.
We once again appreciate this lovely gesture by the Dunphy family               

Achievements/ Successes

We have a number of students, past students and family members who are participating at county , provincial or national level in many areas or those who are excelling in work, business or outside of school. We would like to share these with our school community and friends but unfortunately we are not always aware of the many achievements. We are hoping to acknowledge these more by having an achievement or weekend winners slot each Monday on our website and facebook page. If you have any achievements you would like to share with us you can send us a private message on the facebook page or email achievements@ardscoilrathangan.ie. Thank you

Rathangan Library

We have a new librarian in Rathangan library and she has asked us to give you the following details

Rathangan Community Library has new extended opening hours:

Tuesday           10a.m. - 1p.m. & 2p.m. - 5p.m.

Wednesday      10a.m. - 1p.m.

Thursday         1.30p.m. -5p.m. & 5.45p.m. – 8p.m.

Friday              10a.m. – 1p.m. & 2p.m. - 5p.m.

Saturday          10a.m. – 1p.m. & 2p.m. - 4p.m.

 

With much more to offer all of our students. Library membership is free and once a member some of these services included:

*          Universal Class – with classes including Business/Accounting/Test Preparation/Career             Training and many more.      

 

*          Mango Languages – Spanish/French/Chinese etc which may be an aid to students taking languages or for those wishing to learn some basics.

 

*          Artist Works – on-line music/art lessons from professionals including Guitar/Classical/Voice

 

eServices also has a range of free online popular magazines and comics.

 

We are holding an eServices Roadshow on Saturday 21st April from 10a.m. - 3 p.m. with the aim to show people how to access these free services and it would be great to see some young faces on the day.

 

I would also like to add that the library has a room that would be suitable to facilitate meetings for student councils, TY projects, teen/book clubs etc. 

 

If there is a particular area of project work students are embarking on we can have books on the subject available at the local library.

Amber flag

We are pleased to announce that we were successful again this year in obtaining an Amber flag for our school. Thank you all very much to everybody especially our Amber Flag team for the important role you have had in making this initiative possible for obtaining the flag but more importantly for promoting the Positive Mental Health of all our students throughout the year.

State exams

Best of luck to all the 3rd and 6th year students doing orals and practicals over the next few weeks starting with the Leaving Cert Irish orals next Monday.

Variety show video links

TY1 CPR training

Well done to our TY1 students and Ms Farrelly who trained all the students in the school on hands only CPR and three of them are photographed at the launch of the initiative that they hope to roll out nationwide.

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/financial-services/boi-to-swap-logo-for-charity-s-at-rugby-matches-1.3438184

Variety show

Well done to all the students on the excellent performances at the variety show last night . We will do it all again tonight and it is completely sold out with no tickets available on the night.

Child protection

After our recent Child Protection training it has been decided that all visitors to the school must wait in the reception area until greeted by a member of staff. 

If collecting a child we ask that parents have a note written in the child's journal prior to departure to meet parents at reception. Alternatively, please wait at reception until a member of staff calls your child.

As a visitor to the school, we request that you sign in and wear a visitors badge for the duration of your visit, while also signing out on your departure.

These procedures have been put in place for the protection and safeguarding of all students, and we thank you for your cooperation. 

Variety show

Best of luck to all the students taking part tonight in the variety show over the next two evenings. Doors open at 6.45 with everybody sitting by 7.15 please and the show will start at 7.30 sharp. There will be some tickets available on the door tonight but not tomorrow night.

Positive Mental Health

Today mindful colouring continued in the reading rooms .  There are loads of coloring pages and colors to use and staff and students are welcome.  People like  mindful coloring because it lowers your stress levels and makes you feel good, it takes your mind off worries and helps you relax. Come along tomorrow and unwind. 

At lunch time Colin played music in the canteen. Everyone loved it and Ms Kavanagh was even spotted dancing! Colin will have his decks set up again tomorrow and Sodiq and Lucy will be performing live on Friday! 

 

-Kara Cassidy