Newsletter May June 2016

Posted on June 3, 2016 at 8:45 AM

Pioneer Association

6th class pupils are invited to St. Patrick’s Church, Knockcroghery on Saturday 4th June at 7 p.m. to take the Pioneers pledge. Letters must to be signed and returned to school before 2nd June.


Sports Day

Our sports day will take place on Thursday 16th June, weather permitting. All pupils are welcome to stay until 3pm. Supermacs will be delivered to the school at 2pm to reward pupils for all the good behaviour throughout the year.


Taster Morning

A Taster Morning for new entrants will take place on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st June from 9:20-12:30. All new entrants are welcome to attend.


School Closures

The school will be closed from Mon 6th June (Bank Holiday) to Friday 10th June, inclusive, as per the 2015/16 school calendar.

School will close for the Summer holidays at 12:30pm on Thursday 30th June.

One Good Idea Finalists

Congratulations to our 6th class pupils who represented our school in the One Good Idea finals in Dublin Castle on the 11th May. They did a fantastic job and were awarded a finalist plaque and a cheque for €250 for the school. This was a huge achievement for Rahara NS.

Discover Primary Science and Maths Award

Congratulations to all the pupils and co-ordinator, Mrs. Mc Gowan, as Rahara NS was awarded their 9th DPSM STEM of excellence award for 2015/16. Another great achievement for the school.



We congratulate Ms. O’Reilly on her upcoming wedding to Bobby Hewitt. We wish them every success and happiness in their married life.

Mrs. Costello has been granted parental leave, 2 days per week, for the next academic year. Ms. Henshaw will cover the leave for the full year. Mrs. Costello gave a presentation to parents outlining the new teaching arrangements. Both Mrs. Costello and Ms. Henshaw will meet the parents for another parents meeting, during the first week of September.


Join Our Boys

We raised €62.10 for the Join our Boys charity. Thank-you for all your kind donations.


Go Green on June 13th

Pupils are invited to wear a green jersey or t-shirt on Monday 13th June to celebrate the start of the UEFA Euro 2016. No money is required on the day.


School Play

Auditions have taken place for the end-of-year school play, ‘Invasion from the Planet Zorgon’ by Geoff Bamber. Parts are currently being distributed. We are really looking forward to starting rehearsals. The play will take place in Culleen Hall on Wednesday 29th June at 7pm. We hope you and all your family can attend to support the pupils.


School Self-Evaluation

We are currently reviewing the teaching and learning of Irish in our school. Please return all parents questionnaires to the school.


School Calendar 2016/17

The school calendar will be included with reports and booklists, which you will receive before the end of June. School will resume on Thursday the 1st September 2016.





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