Hi and welcome to our website here at Rathgar National School. I'm sure you will find our website quite user friendly and easy to navigate. It is hard to believe how fast this academic year has been flying by - probably because of how busy we keep ourselves. The work of the teachers and students is evident all over the school and I must commend each member of staff and pupils for working tirelessly to make sure the curriculum is fulfilled.
We are now aiming towards our fourth Green Flag which covers the theme of transport. Many projects have been completed already and we are now focussing on ways we could walk/cycle/bus or carpool to school each day.
After school activities for this term include Religion, Tennis and Hockey. French will be provided later in the year.
Swimming in Swan Leisure Centre will resume after Christmas with 4th/5th/6th classes starting for their six week session.
We have harvested our vegetables and will plant our bulbs very soon.
The Board of Management and Staff have been briefed on the new School Self Evaluation guidelines. We will be undertaking this process as of now and will be earmarking a subject area to evaluate.
Participation in the Junior Achievement programme is ongoing throughout the school.
Junior Achievement helps to create a culture of enterprise within the education system. They also help young people prepare for the world of work, giving them skills in communication. Financial literacy programmes teach students how to manage, protect and make the most out of their future salaries. As we move towards a knowledge-based economy, Junior Achievement also brings science and maths skills to thousands of young students nationwide through their programmes and events.
Our Parents' Association have been very active this year and this is to be highly commended. Projects planned are our annual Table Quiz and Auction in November and Christmas wreath making. The Parents' Association also play an important role in the organisation of after-school activities and providing a voice to the wider parent body.
Until the next update, let the work continue!
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School closes at 12pm
Friday 20th December 2013
Reopens 6th January 2014
RATHGAR METHODIST CHURCH CHRISTMAS SERVICES
Sunday 15th December
Family Christmas Service at 11.30am
Any children who plan to be with un on 15th December are invited to bring along a small wrapped gift labelled GIRL/BOY with the appropriate age. New gifts should cost under €5 and secondhand items in good condition are also perfectly acceptable. These gifts will be brought down to the Women's Refuge in Rathmines in time for Christmas.
Rathgar National School Carol Service 12.30pm
Sunday 22nd December
Congregational Carol Service at 4pm
Wednesday 25th December
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE 9.30am