Academic scholarship

Well done to Dominika Sygnowska for being awarded an academic scholarship for 2017/18 by the Institute of Technology Carlow. Dominika received the scholarship as she had the highest Leaving Cert points (2017) score for her course Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Pizza Party

Our first years will have a pizza party tomorrow night from 7pm -8.20 . Notes have been sent home. Students should bring their €2 in to their Meitheal Leaders at break tomorrow

Santa's Grotto

All was aglow in Ardscoil Rath Iomghain Thursday night. Lights lined the corridor, perfectly wrapped presents sat underneath a colourful Christmas tree, and it was almost as if you could hear the faint sound of angels singing Christmas carols. Let's not mention that portion of the lights that refused to work, nor the fact that the "presents" were probably empty boxes. And that the voices were not angels, but students, though I have to say, they sounded pretty close. The Choir amazed it's audience with their beautiful voices. The canteen was close to full with all the people who came to see them. The school had transformed from a building filled with noisy students to something like a winter wonderland.

 TYs wearing festive jumpers were everywhere, selling tickets, escorting visitors, and helping Santa. There were tables and tables of delicious goodies and treats made by the Home Ec students and teachers and the Parents Association.

 But as tasty as the home ec students’ cupcakes were, and as angelic as the choir sounded, I think Santa Claus was the main person people came to see. With Mr Donovan retiring last year, we were all wondering who would take up the job. Some of us were guessing Mr Keyes, since he had done it before, or maybe Mr Donovan would come back for the night. I think I heard someone say Mr Riney was going to do it, but I am fairly sure that no one expected Mr Murphy to put on a red suit and a beard. Even though he started off the night in his shirt and tie, he ended it in festive fashion.  I’ve heard a lot of good reviews of his performance, so I have to say, I’m impressed. It's also a relief to know that Santa didn't ask them if they were going to “work to the best of their ability to be good girls and boys this year”.

The only thing that could have possibly made it more Christmassy, was if it snowed that night...

 

By Saoirse Flood TY1 School Journalist

Board of Management female parent

Reminder

The following are the 4 nominations for the female parent member on the Board of Management,
Vivienne Kelly Keane,
Ali McCormack,
Sandra Murray
Fiona Searing....
Voting will take place in Mr Murphy's office on Tues 12th December from 8am to 7pm. Each parent in the school is entitled to a vote. Thank You . A text has been sent home to each household

KFM air time

The information is included below regarding the airtime of our school choir on KFM. Enjoy

Thank you again for your participation in our Christmas School Choirs Promotion.  Broadcasting begins on Friday morning, December 8th

Please note your broadcast times, will be at 15 minutes to the hour, between 8.40am and 6.40pm, but could be a few minutes either way to reflect broadcast schedule.

Your school’s allocated spots are:

Saturday 9th Dec 12.45 Ard Scoil Rath Iomghain, Rathangan

Winter Song

Monday 11th Dec 16.45 Ard Scoil Rath Iomghain, Rathangan

Song 3 –Walking in the Air

Tuesday 12th Dec 19.15 Ard Scoil Rath Iomghain, Rathangan

Accordion Solo

Christmas Carol service

minder : Christmas carol service this evening . Doors open at 6.30 and seats will be on a first come first serve basis. We would ask that everyone is sitting by 6.45 for a 7pm start as Santa will be visiting afterwards and he doesn't want the children having to stay up to late .

Mensa testing

Mensa, the high IQ society, have been invited into the school next Wednesday (17th December) to test our students.
Being a member of Mensa will put your son/daughter in a very strong position when it comes to college courses, interviews and job applications. Members of Mensa are recognised world wide as having a very high IQ.
The test normally costs €35 but having it done through the school reduces the cost to €5. If your child would like to sit the tes...t please ask them to give their name to Mrs. Searing (Room10) by break time this Thursday (7th). The money can be paid anytime before next Tuesday but names must be given by this Thursday to ensure the correct number of papers are brought by the facilitator. The test will be run during school hours.
This opportunity is open to all students and may also help senior students as a practice IQ test which they might need for certain courses. More information is available at www.mensa.org. or from Mrs. Searing.

School bank

We are delighted to announce the re-introduction of our School Bank in association with Bank of Ireland, NewbridgeOur School Bank will be set up and run by our very own Transition Year students and the launch takes place tomorrow, the 30th of November, at lunchtime.

 

The introduction of our School Bank will support us in providing financial education to our students. The School Bank will provide the opportunity for students to open a bank account onsite and makes it easy for them to save on a regular basisCustomers of the School Bank will learn how to operate their own bank account, and will be issued with their own bank card and account number. Accounts require €5 to be officially activated and that €5 goes directly into the students savings. 

Board of Management voting

The following are the 4 nominations for the female parent member on the Board of Management,

Vivienne Kelly Keane,

Ali McCormack,

Sandra Murray

Fiona Searing.

Voting will take place in Mr Murphy's office on Tues 12th December from 8am to 7pm. Each parent in the school is entitled to a vote. Thank You . A text has been sent home to each household