A1 for Rathangans End Of Year Events

By Conor Malone and Doireann Peelo
Ardscoil Rathangan avoid clinging to 2014 and wave goodbye to an eventful school year with an exciting last week of jam packed activities.
As the school year came to a close the students of Ardscoil Rathangan were given many chances to enjoy the final week of our academic year 2014. A wide range of events took place and these were warmly welcomed by all students.
The  Christmas exams ended and the fun began with our transition year students colourfully decking the halls with much more than holly. Everybody immediately embraced the Christmas Spirit. Many class and group trips took place. Our book club, along with the deserving  winners of sports day events headed out for a day trip of skating and shopping and everyone managed to return without injury. 
The science department participated in a fun and educational Astronomical display inside a dome where groups of students lay out under the stars while learning about constellations and planets.
A song writing workshop also took place where two professional musicians were welcomed into the school to work with what they called “one of the most varied and talented groups” they had ever worked with. The workshop saw the blossoming of many new friendships and nurtured students creative talents.
The annual Carol and Prayer Service, organised by our dedicated Religious  Department,  was most kindly lead by Fr. O’Byrne. It was a truly uplifting and enjoyable experience with music from our  fantastic choir ,conducted by Ms.Horn, filling the air. Several amazing solo performers also made it an occasion to really remember.
The most popular event of the week was the annual dress up day. The result was a bright, colourful and unique collection of ideas. With an open theme; both students and teachers alike created and designed fun and exciting costumes. Pac –Man, Alan Garner and Groot to name but a few made appearances on the day.
The school also hosted its very own talent show.  Many students entered and it was an excellent chance to see the wide range of talent in our school. There was singing, dancing and comedy acts which had everyone laughing merrily. We   even had Rathangan’s very own ‘Take Me Out’ which really was priceless for both staff and students to observe.
With 2014 providing many happy memories  we now look with excitement towards 2015. Ard Scoil Rath Iomghain strongly believes in it’s motto of ‘Achieve Respect Develop’ (ARD). Our school aims to help all of it’s students to achieve their full potential both academically and as individuals.  Respect is   a major part of our school community. We hope that 2015 is another year where students respect not only teachers and each-other but also themselves and that this respect then flows out into the wider home communities also. We are looking forward to a bright year for 2015 where we will focus on developing to the very best of our potential.  

By Conor Malone and Doireann Peelo

Ardscoil Rathangan avoid clinging to 2014 and wave goodbye to an eventful school year with an exciting last week of jam packed activities.



As the school year came to a close the students of Ardscoil Rathangan were given many chances to enjoy the final week of our academic year 2014. A wide range of events took place and these were warmly welcomed by all students.

The  Christmas exams ended and the fun began with our transition year students colourfully decking the halls with much more than holly. Everybody immediately embraced the Christmas Spirit. Many class and group trips took place. Our book club, along with the deserving  winners of sports day events headed out for a day trip of skating and shopping and everyone managed to return without injury. The science department participated in a fun and educational Astronomical display inside a dome where groups of students lay out under the stars while learning about constellations and planets.

A song writing workshop also took place where two professional musicians were welcomed into the school to work with what they called “one of the most varied and talented groups” they had ever worked with. The workshop saw the blossoming of many new friendships and nurtured students creative talents.The annual Carol and Prayer Service, organised by our dedicated Religious  Department,  was most kindly lead by Fr. O’Byrne. It was a truly uplifting and enjoyable experience with music from our  fantastic choir ,conducted by Ms.Horn, filling the air. Several amazing solo performers also made it an occasion to really remember.

The most popular event of the week was the annual dress up day. The result was a bright, colourful and unique collection of ideas. With an open theme; both students and teachers alike created and designed fun and exciting costumes. Pac –Man, Alan Garner and Groot to name but a few made appearances on the day.The school also hosted its very own talent show.  Many students entered and it was an excellent chance to see the wide range of talent in our school. There was singing, dancing and comedy acts which had everyone laughing merrily. We   even had Rathangan’s very own ‘Take Me Out’ which really was priceless for both staff and students to observe.

With 2014 providing many happy memories  we now look with excitement towards 2015. Ard Scoil Rath Iomghain strongly believes in it’s motto of ‘Achieve Respect Develop’ (ARD). Our school aims to help all of it’s students to achieve their full potential both academically and as individuals.  Respect is   a major part of our school community. We hope that 2015 is another year where students respect not only teachers and each-other but also themselves and that this respect then flows out into the wider home communities also. We are looking forward to a bright year for 2015 where we will focus on developing to the very best of our potential.