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Newsletter April

Europe Day Celebrations

Pupils will celebrate Europe Day on Friday 8th May. Parents and family are invited to EU tasting fair and exhibition @ 1pm in the school hall.

Orange Day- 1st May

Wear something orange on Friday May 1st for “Join Our Boys Trust”. Please donate €2 to the trust. See Help to defeat Muscular Dystrophy.


Due to a change in the weather, there has been a change of plan and the DPS energy workshop will take place in Rahara NS tomorrow Friday 24th April. All pupils will investigate a wind turbine and design and make a model wind turbine in our school. Infants can remain in school until 3pm.


School Closures:

School will be closed on Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th May.

School will be closed on Friday 22nd May for polling in the upcoming referendum.

School Tours

The junior school tour will take place on Thursday 11th June. Pupils will visit Turoe Pet Farm. The tour cost is €30 per pupil which includes admission and transport.


The senior school tour will take place on Tuesday 23rd June. We will visit Rooskey River Adventure centre and participate in water sports (kayaking, pier jumping, raft- building and land sports (assaut course, mud slide, climbing wall and team- building games). The cost of the tour is €40 per pupil, which includes activities and transport.

Standardised Testing

Testing for 1st – 6th classes will take place between 18th and 29th May. Please ensure your child is present during said period.

School Self Evaluation

Oral Language: Special Interest Talks resumed for Term 3. All SIT will be assessed. Please ensure your child prepares a mind-map and uses this oral language framework when preparing his/her SIT. These are untimed!

 Problem Solving: The 1st, 2nd and senior pupils have started weekly Problem Solving Comprehension Cards. Pupils must complete rough work in the notebook provided. Results will be recorded in your child’s notebook.

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion takes place on Sunday 3rd May @ 10am in Rahara church.



Congratulations to Mark, Danielle and Dylan who made their Confirmation on Monday 13th April.

Junior Entrepreneur Programme

The senior room have completed their Junior Entrepreneur Project. All 100 badges were sold and the sales team are ordering more badges! The Showcase day was a huge success and we would like to thank the parents for their continuing support.














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