SCHOOL NEWS in Brief…..

7th December 2017


From the Principal’s desk:

A reminder that the Christmas Concert will take place on Thursday, 21st December here in the school as follows:

9.30 a.m:         Junior Infants, Senior Infants, Rang 1 and Rang 2

11.00 a.m:       Rang 3, Rang 4, Rang 5 and Rang 6.

A huge thank you to you all for the generous donations for our festive hampers this year for Focus Ireland. The response was incredible! Over 40 boxes of goods were delivered to Focus Ireland on Wednesday. As well as donating to a good cause the hamper collection raises awareness amongst the children of the plight of homelessness and the right for everyone to have a place to call home. Thank you to all the staff and the Student Council for organising this within the classes and to Ms. Neylon for coordinating the project.

Our Student Council representatives with the hampers.


Our Christmas Fair is on this Sunday, 10th December. It really is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Please support it and bring along all your family and friends. It promises to be a great family day out – and a lovely way to get in the festive spirit! The RMDS Choir will be performing at 2pm followed by the first performance EVER from the RMDS Orchestra Ensemble which promises to be a treat!

School will close for the Christmas holidays on Friday, 22nd December at 12pm and reopen on Monday, 8th January 2018.

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:

 Very important notice for all Grannies, Grandads and extended family . . .


All welcome!

All activities updated on the shiny new website:

Please note that Christmas trees are on sale on the day - and can be delivered to your door that evening!

Friday is the last day to accept all previously loved toys, gently worn clothes and second hand items!  No children’s books please!

Finally - all baking and kitchen donations - please bring in nice and early on the day!

See you all there!

The PA Christmas Fair Committee


ET Southwest City School

On Sunday there will be an Educate Together secondary school information stall run by Sarah Carolan and other volunteers.

The aim is to just let people know the following:

The Department of Education has announced that the Harold’s Cross stadium will be rezoned for the purpose of a new secondary school. A small group of parents from the local ET primary schools such as RMDS, Canal Way, Griffith Barracks, Riverside and Rathfarnham have come together to work on this. The campaign is called ETH X - a southwest city secondary school. On the day the volunteers will be taking email addresses to form a mailing list in order to keep everyone informed.



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