October Newsletter



October Newsletter


The book fair was very successful this year and the school obtained over €786.00 worth of books free for the school. It helps us renew our library stock and encourages children to read. Thank you for your support!


An election of equal importance to the one which will be happening on Thursday occurred in our school over the last few weeks.  Our Green School Committee was elected with one representative elected from each class.  The committee for this year will be- Jade O’Loughlin, Ester Kinsella, Natasha Nolan, Eva Franey- Burke, Clare Franey Eve Gregory and Ellie Taglienti (Billie Byrne Sub and Nicole Nolan Sub), along with parents Clare Hunter and Tracey Gregory.  Together with the help of the whole school we hope to secure the schools 4th Green Flag! Our theme this year is travel so be prepared to be persuaded to leave the car at home and come to school by foot, bike or Flicker!

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September Newsletter 2011



We wish a warm welcome to all our students and especially to our new Junior Infants. They have settled in remarkably well. Everyone has made a big effort with very smart school uniforms and the children look really well. The children wear their school uniforms everyday of the week except as follows: Junior, Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd Classes wear tracksuits to school on their P.E day.  The girls in 3rd,4th,5th and 6th classes wear their tracksuit and runners to school on Wednesday for football.


Children from 4th – 6th class started back on their recorder lessons on Thursday the 22nd of September.  Recorders can be purchased from the school at the price of €11.Children should remember to bring in €1.50 each week for recorder classes.


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May Newsletter 2011


May 2011 Newsletter



Girls and Boys from St. Joseph’s and St. Ernan’s made their First Holy Communion in St. Joseph’s church, Rathnew on Saturday 21st May. They were Romany Mills Lyons, Alice Connors,Shauna Snell, Lynsey Sayer, Stacie O’Brien, Nicole Connolly Hughes, Hannah Butler, Natasha Nolan and Keita Zagare They did their readings and other tasks wonderfully well.  Thanks to all the girls in St. Joseph’s school choir who sang so beautifully.  Refreshments were served afterwards in the school.  Thanks to all the parents and friends who came prepared and helped out at children’s communion party, choir party and served the adults.  They were Diane Snell, Lavinia Quinn, Debbie O’Louglin, Ann Malone, Liz Habibnejad, Amanda Haughton, Stephanie Mitchell, Caroline Kelly, Sheila Fewings, Siobhan Byrne, Mary Wolley, Sharon Gregory, Tracey Gregory, Lorna Gregory and Emily Jameson.  Thanks also to the organist Ann Morris, Fr. Nolan and teacher Ms. Sumner who have prepared the girls for the sacraments.

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April Newsletter


Happy Easter!

April 2011 Newslette



Children from 4th to 6th performed in the National Children’s Choir concert in the Basketball Arena in Tallaght Dublin on Monday 4th of April alongside a 14 piece orchestra. This was the first time children from Rathnew have had the chance to take part in this event. They did the school proud and enjoyed the performance.  Concert Photographs can be purchased at a cost of €25.


Congratulations to all 6th class students who made their Confirmation on Wednesday the 6th of April.  They were Chelsea Knowd, Ciara Ryan, Nisha Doyle, Holly Jameson, Niamh Rafter, Megan Doyle, Katelyn Butler, Jade Killeen, Linsay Duffy, Chloe Hunter and Megan Killeen.  Luckily the weather was good and they had a lovely day.  The following morning they came to school dressed in their Confirmation clothes.  They were admired by all- so beautiful and so grown up looking.  Many thanks to Ms. Cahill and Fr. Nolan who prepared the girls.


The presentation ceremony took place on Monday last for this years winners of  the Write a book.  They were Junior Infants “On my way to School” by Alex Mitchell, Saoirse Mitchell, Jade O’Loughlin, Lucia Nicolai and Sasha Duffy.  Snr Infants “Rainbow Wishes” by Chelsey Clare, Katie Gregory, Naoise Kelly and Aine Hill.  1st Class Bella Doyle, 2nd Class Shauna Snell, 3rd Class Ella Maloney Fitzpatrick, 4th Class Eve Gregory, 5th Class Clara Franey and 6th Class Megan Doyle.  Congratulations girls!

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March Newsletter



2011 Newsletter


We are enrolling Junior Infants for the coming school year between the 21st and 24th March. Parents should call to the school with their child between 3.00pm and 4.00p.m. and bring copy of Birth / Baptismal Certificate and child P.P.S number. If these times do not suit they should ring the school to make an alternative appointment (0404-68764). We would appreciate if you would let everybody know especially those who may not have a connection with the school.


Thanks to all who attended the table quiz on 17th February.  We had a great night and raised much needed funds for the school.  A special thanks to Fitzpatrick’s for providing the venue the Lions Club who organized the evening and the parents association for providing prizes and raffle ticket sellers!


Wednesday the 9th of March is Ash Wednesday. We will give out a Trócaire boxes on that day.

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