SCHOOL NEWS in Brief…..

8th February 2018


From the Principal’s desk:


School closes tomorrow at the usual time for midterm break and reopens on Monday, 19th February.

There will be a big emphasis on punctuality in the new half term! Remember, school starts at 8.30 a.m! Children who are in class after 8.40 a.m. will be marked late. 

A reminder that the school will be closed on 27th February for a training day for all staff on the new Primary Language Curriculum.

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

Wishing you all an enjoyable, restful midterm break!

Rosemarie Stynes


From the BOM:


Voluntary Contributions

VCs fund essential work in the school. Our target for the year is €45,000. If you

can contribute, it would be greatly appreciated. For further info, contact David

Harney or Will Connor.


Peace Proms

Congratulations to Rang 5 & Rang 6, Ms Coogan, Ms Shackleton, Ms Ryan and Ms Curran for their wonderful contribution to the 2018 Peace Proms in the RDS!


From the PA:

Cinema NightIt’s a wrap!  

A great night had by all in the school last Friday!  Huge thanks to the parents who took on the organisation of the 2018 gig  - Mary, Oscar, Melissa, Dori, Rachel and our technician Tim!  Special thanks to Kieron Walsh who provides a fantastic selection of movies every year. Thanks also to the many parents who sold tickets, monitored rooms, set up and tidied up! x


World Book Day & the 2018 RMDS Read-a-thon

With midterm upon us, we will push out the 2018 Read-a-thon launch until the morning of World Book Day - 1st March.  We will organise the much anticipated book swap in the yard, and the Read-a-thon sponsorship forms will go out on that day too.  The collection date will be Friday 23rd, when we break for Easter hols, and children will be rewarded for their efforts with a special Easter Treat . . .  more details to follow!!

Enjoy the midterm!


The PA


From the Green School Committee:

 As part of the Green Schools initiative for the Travel Flag we have decided to take part in the big travel challenge! This challenge asks us to look at one specific mode of transport so the Green Committee have chosen walking! After careful analysis of the results of our last Green Travel survey the committee recognised that walking to school decreases during the colder months of the year and so the committee was keen to try and increase these numbers! As a result we will be holding a "woolly hat" walk this Friday, tomorrow!!! The idea is to wear a warm, woolly hat while walking to school! The R5 & R6 Green School representatives will be recording the results both at the gate tomorrow morning and at the door for children in choir practice!

We hope you can all join us in our  

Woolly Hat Walk to school!!!



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