April Newsletter


April 2013 Newsletter

CONFIRMATION: -Congratulations to all 6th class students who made their Confirmation on Friday the 26th of April. This was an historic occasion as it was only the second time Confirmation was held in Rathnew.  The feedback was most positive and hopefully this is the beginning of a long tradition. The girls confirmed were -Lucia Mills Lyons, Billie Byrne, Shannon Franey, Caoimhe Roche, Kayleigh Malone, Kirsty O’Toole, Niamh Fleming, Eve Gregory, Nikita Coster.  Luckily the weather was good and they had a lovely day.  On Monday they came to school dressed in their Confirmation clothes.  They were admired by all- so beautiful and so grown up looking.

School Security Gate:The School gate will be locked 10 min after school starts. If you wish to enter the school after that time you will need to ring the buzzer on the school wall and talk to the person who answers.  On entering the school you should report to the office.

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March 2013


March 2013 Newsletter


Please return the Trocáire Boxes to the school after the Easter holidays.


The 2nd class girls made their First Confession last Wednesday.  Congratulations to Chelsey Clare, Millie Collard, Sarah Jane Connors, Hollie Culhane Mowlds , Abi Doyle, Katie Gregory, Sadie Harte, Áine Hill, Kaitlin Kearney, Naoise Kelly, Cara Kenny, Esther Kinsella, Kiva Jameson, Amie Quinn and Amy Ronan.  Thanks to Fr. Roche and the choir for adding to the service.


The girls in 6th class had their commitment Mass on Saturday 9th March in preparation for their Confirmation.  Congratulations to Lucia Mills Lyons, Billie Byrne, Shannon Franey, Caoimhe Roche, Kayleigh Malone, Kirsty O’Toole, Niamh Fleming, Eve Gregory, Nikita Coster

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February Newsletter


February 2013 Newsletter

COMMITMENT MASS /SERVICE OF LIGHT -The Commitment Mass will take place on Saturday 9th March at 7pm. in St. Joseph’s church for the Confirmation Boys and Girls.   The Service of Light is on Tuesday 9th April at 7.30pm in St. Joseph’s Church.

FIRST CONFESSION:-Will take place on Wednesday 6th Match at 7.30pm in St. Joseph’s Church.  Please go over the format and prayers with your child.

ENROLMENTS:-We have had our enrolment for Junior Infants for the coming school year.  If you know anyone who missed out especially those who may not have a connection with the school please tell them to call into the school for an enrolment form.

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January Newsletter

January 2013 Newsletter



What a great success!  Thanks to all who attended and to Fr. Roche for allowing us use the church and Ray Collard for opening the church for rehearsals. Santa Claus also visited the school a special word of thanks to Vivian O’Neill


The raffle draw took place on 20th December the winners were 1st Jake Murphy; 2nd Farrah Swan;3rd Michael Vickers; 4th Shauna Snell; other winners were Elisha Kenny, Jimmy Corcoran Eileen Kearney, A. Coster, Lisa Farrell, Sharon Doyle, Tony Callaher, Kacey Murphy, Rosemarie Kavanagh, Ryan Dowling, Erin Kileen, Jimmy and Noleen O’Brien, Annmarie Greene, and Vanessa Sumner  .  Thanks to the Parents Association and all who gave prizes and sold the tickets.






December Newsletter


This will be held in the church on Wednesday 19th December.  As space is limited the classes will perform at separate times and tickets will be issued for families.

There is no charge but you must have a ticket.  No babies or buggies please!

Jnr and Snr Infants will perform ”Whops –A-Daisy Angel” at 2pm. 1st and 2nd “The Nativity” will be at 3pm and 3rd to 6th classes will have a Carol Service at 7pm.


Girls in 5th and 6th class will be singing carols in Tesco Wicklow on Thursday 20th from 11am to 1pm.  Girls are to wear their Uniform and Christmas Hat.  Parents are asked to arrange between themselves for the children to be brought into Tesco and returned to the school.  Please let the teacher know who your child is travelling with by filling in the name of person bring them on the permission from.  If your child needs a lift we can put you in touch with a parent.  Finally if you are in Wicklow please call in and support the children.


Each child received 2 books of raffle tickets to sell. The Christmas raffle will take place on Thursday 20 December at 1.45pm. All are welcome to come along for the draw.  If anybody has any spot prizes to donate we would welcome them. You could drop them to the school or give them to a member of the Parents Association.

Ticket should be returned to the school by Monday 17th December all tickets sold or unsold should be returned.

School closes at 12pm on Friday 21st December and reopen on Monday January 7th at 9.10pm.

The Principal, Teachers and Staff wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year!






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