SCHOOL NEWS in Brief…..

30th January 2020





From the Principal’s desk:

Please note our Stay Safe Information Meeting for all parents takes place this Monday, 3rd February from 8-9 pm facilitated by Marian Heffernan. The Stay Safe Programme is taught each year in SI, R1, R3 and R5. However, the information session is open to parents of all children in the school. It gives a good overview of the programme and is also an opportunity to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to our whole school assembly tomorrow morning focusing on anti-bullying awareness and positive mental health. Senior Infants will lead this month’s assembly and we have all been learning “Count on Me” as our song to sing together at the end. Make sure to ask your child about it tomorrow!


A reminder that school closes at the usual time on Friday, 14th February for midterm break and reopens on Monday, 24th February.


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:



RMDS Cinema Night – Friday, 28th February!

Cinema Night will take place 28th February!

More details about cinema night to come…..

See you all there!

The PA




From the Student Council:

“In My Shoes” Campaign


A Sligo man called Ciaran McHugh is planning on sending 5,000 pairs of runners and soccer boots to school children in Cape Town in South Africa. Our school is planning on helping him gather these children’s shoes for children aged 4 – 16 years old. You can bring in pairs of runners or football boots that are too small for your children. They must be in good condition and you need to tie the laces together. Your child can put a little note in with the shoes if they want. Shoes will be accepted from the 4th – 6th of February (next Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday!). We will leave boxes at the gate for your kids to put the shoes in.


Maria and Louise Alice from the Student Council




From the Green School Committee:

Tips from The Green School Committee

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Please make sure to cover your pans when cooking. Not only does it save fuel, but it greatly reduces the amount of steam produced. This steam can condense on your walls and ceilings and result in black mould, which can be a health hazard.






The Midterm Camp will run from Monday
17th – 21st February from 8.30 – 2.00pm.
€80 per child/ €150 for 2 siblings / €210 for 3 siblings
Places are limited.
Complete application form and return by email back to the Childcare Manager who will then confirm your place. Please do not pay until the Childcare Manager has confirmed your place.
Payments can be made through to our bank (ask for bank details) or
payment can be made through Easypay on the RMDS Website under Childcare - Click “Midterm Camp”.


Parent/Guardian Contact Info
Name:             ___________________________________________________________
Address:          ___________________________________________________________
Home Phone:   ___________________________
Mobile:            ______________________________
Special Needs/ Allergies:      ______________________________________________
Child’s Info
Child’s Name_____________________________________________________
Child’s Age _____________
Allergies ____________________________________


RMDS School Age Childcare

Information from Caroline Carroll 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