Welcome back and a special welcome to those who have enrolled children in Rahara N.S. for the first time.
Contact Details: 090 6623393/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Aoife Mc Gowan - Principal & Junior Room Teacher
Ms. Niamh Watson - Deputy Principal & Senior Room Teacher
Mrs. Kathy Dolan - Special Education Teacher
Mr. Oliver Connaughton - Principal Administration Days (Teaches the Junior Room every Tuesday)
Board of Management:
Fr. Ray Milton
Aoife Mc Gowan
Junior & Senior Infants - 9:20 -2:00
1st – 6th Class – 9:20 – 3:00
Absenteeism: In the event of your child being absent please telephone 090 6623393 or email: email@example.com We are obliged to inform (TUSLA) the statutory education Welfare services of the child and family agency, if a child has missed 20 days or more in a school year. For further information see www.tusla.ie
Communication: The school uses the Aladdin “text” facility to communicate important messages to parents. Accordingly, it is very important that we have an up-to-date mobile number for you. Our text facility does not allow for replies so please email or phone the school if you wish to contact us. An emergency contact number should also be written in your child’s journal. Please let us know if you home/email address has changed.
Teachers will use the class See Saw platform for communicating with you (Monday-Friday). Due to teacher/class changes some previous accounts may need to be deleted and a new account will be set up.
We have a strict healthy eating policy in place in Rahara N.S. This can be viewed on our website www.rahara.com. One small treat is allowed on Fridays only. Pupils attending Afterschool may avail of kitchen facilities after 3:00 only. Rahara N.S is involved in the Green Schools Initiative and we encourage families to cut down on single use plastics such as cling film etc. All pupils must bring home their daily waste/packaging from their lunches.
Please ensure that your child wears their uniform to school every day and that all items of clothing are marked clearly with your child’s name. The uniform is as follows:
• Navy school crested jumper, this will be available to purchase on myschooljumper.ie from Monday 13th of September, grey pinafore/skirt/trousers and blue t-shirt.
• On P.E. days pupils may wear crested jumper/plain navy round-neck sweater and plain navy tracksuit bottoms (No Logos; stripes; hoody; branded top/bottoms; football jersey).
County Photos will visit our school on Wednesday 24th of November. Please wear full school uniform on this day.
Football training will commence on Wednesday 15th September until the October midterm. Pupils must wear gum shields. Please ensure that these have been ‘moulded’ before you bring them to school and that the box/container is clearly marked with your child’s name to prevent confusion.
School will be closed for all pupils on Friday 1st of October to facilitate teacher planning/training for the new Primary Language Curriculum.
Please find attached an updated school calendar. Please note that school closes at 12:30 on Thursday 23rd June 2022 for the school holidays.