SCHOOL NEWS in Brief…..
19th January 2017

From the Principal’s desk:
As you know, we use the fantastic facilities of Mountpleasant LTC each day for big break, extra curricular activities and PE in the senior classes. We are very grateful for the use of this facility. However, we must ensure that all children have non-marking white soled runners in order to use the tennis courts and the badminton hall. Children will not be allowed wear black soled runners on either the courts or in the hall.
Please ensure that children have suitable footwear for playtime every day.

Huge congratulations to Louise Ormiston and her family on the birth of her beautiful baby boy.

We had a very successful anti-bullying drama workshop “Be the Solution” run by Sarah and Sian from Sticks and Stones with R3 and R4 this week. There was hugely positive feedback from children and teachers.

Well done to Aimée (R5), Lara (R5), Rowan (R1) and Rosa (R1) who won the Christmas Newsletter Quiz! We will run another quiz in the next few weeks!

Please check for lost property at the gate in the morning. All items left at the weekend will be donated to charity.
Rosemarie Stynes

From the PA:

• Reminder that the Parents Association Information evening will take place next Monday, 23rd January in the Seomra Spraoi. This year’s topic is First Aid in the Home and the talk will cover cuts, burns, choking, convulsions, CPR, etc. Please arrive at 19h50 for prompt start at 20h00. Childminders are welcome to attend.

• The RMDS Cinema Night is booked in for 10th February. Keep an eye out for event posters for movie titles and ticket sales!

• RMDS Readathon!
This will be launched next week.
Teachers will hand out information forms in class and then the reading begins! The event will end on 2nd March, World Book Day, with a celebration in the school yard!
The PA

From the Board of Management:

Incoming Juniors :
The offer letters for this year’s Junior Infants have gone out.

Extra Curricular Activities:
The new ECA term has started. Please remember that all payments being made electronically must be completed this week.

Linear Park Update:
The Board of Management is delighted that the work to complete Linear Park and build the Fort has all been approved. The last piece of fundraising is the Readathon in March. We’re hoping that the Fort will be complete by Easter.


Calendar for Term 2:

Apologies for the typos regarding days in last week’s newsletter!
RMDS Term Dates 2017
School opens Spring term Monday January 9th
Closed Prof. Dev. Day
School holiday Thursday
Monday February 9th
February 20th
Closed School holiday Tuesday February 21st
Closed School holiday Wednesday February 22nd
Closed School holiday Thursday February 23rd
Closed School holiday Friday February 24th
School closes (midday) Easter Friday April 7th
School opens 8.30am Summer term Monday April 24th
Closed Public Holiday Monday May 1st
Closed Public holiday Monday June 5th
School closes (midday) Summer Friday June 30th

Other school events and dates are available on the calendar on the school website (
We are currently waiting for the Department of Education and Skills to confirm standard dates for 2017/18.

RMDS School Age Childcare
Information from Caroline Percival on 085-1156506 or email

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the school website -!

Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School,
Ranelagh Road,
Dublin 6.
T: +353 1 496 1722