School News in Brief



From the Principal’s Desk….

A reminder that we will be closing for midterm break on Friday, 27th October @ 2.10 p.m. and will reopen on Monday, 6th November @ 8.30 a.m.

Please check for lost property at the gate on Monday morning. There is a large build up of clothes at the moment so please remind children to check for their belongings and please LABEL all items of clothing coming into school. Iron-on/sticky name tags can be bought relatively cheaply online. All items left on Monday afternoon will be donated to charity.

Maths Week is coming up next week! The children will be taking part in some exciting activities and challenges throughout the week.

We have had lots of Buddy Activities this week.


Check out Rang 6 with their Junior Infant buddies…


and Rang 5 with their buddies from Senior Infants, visiting the library in Rathmines this week….


Please check the RMDS Calendar on our website for all dates of upcoming events.


From the Executive Committee….

A reminder that the Exec AGM takes place this Tuesday, 17th October @ 7.30 p.m. in the Seomra Spraoi. All are very welcome to attend. 

All Irish primary schools are required to have a patron. The roles and responsibilities of the patron fall under three main headings:-

i:  To provide and maintain the school premises;

ii: To appoint and oversee the operation of the Board of Management; and

iii: To preserve the ethos of the school.

The role of patron is carried out in most Irish national schools by a religious institution. Educate Together acts as the school patron for most Educate Together schools. RMDS as one of the earliest ‘Educate Together Schools’ has its own independent patron as it was established prior to Educate Together (ET) being recognised by the Department as a patron. 

Not withstanding this independent status, RMDS is very much part of the Educate Together movement, and adheres and contributes to ET policies and developments.

The patron of RMDS is the Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School Association (RMDSA). The RMDSA Executive Committee members serve as the directors of this company. 

In common with all other limited companies, the RMDSA arranges an AGM every year where it elects an Executive Committee from its members to discharge its functions.

From the PA….

Roll up Roll up!!

Come to this year's HALLOWEEN COSTUME RECYCLING EVENTThis will be next Friday, 20th October at drop off.  Please bring good quality children's Halloween costumes to leave in the school yard benches on Wednesday and Thursday (18th and 19th) of next week and we will sort them and offer them for new ownership on Friday morning!!  

The infamous PA ANNUAL QUIZ is on 24th October in the Hill at 8pm - a night out for the grown ups! Teams of 4 compete for a class of their choice and stand to win a mega prize for the winning class. There are also lots of great spot prizes and raffle prizes thanks to your generous donations - please keep them coming to!! Buy your team ticket for the quiz on and cobble together a team on your class Whatsapp group or turn up on the night and we'll find you a spot. We'll also welcome volunteers on the night for those of you who don't fancy having your knowledge of obscure facts tested!!!

 Email and we'll find a job for you!!

The big kids event for Halloween that is organised by the PA is the Halloween Raffle!! Tickets are now on sale at  This year's focus for the raffle is the purchase of a  much needed replacement acoustic piano for the school.  The big draw will be done in the school on Friday, 27th October.  Tickets will also be sold in person at the school on the week of the draw.  

Reminder that the Christmas Fair will be on Sunday, 10th December.

If you've any questions about these events or would like to volunteer (we always need volunteers to run these events) please ask your Class Rep, nab Gráinne or Lorraine or email

Gráinne & Lorraine

PA Co-Chairs

From the Green Schools Committee....

The Coiste Glas are organising bulb planting next week.  We have 500 bulbs to plant in the school and around Ranelagh.  Look out for all the beautiful flowers in the spring.  If you would like to help with the bulb planting please contact the class teacher.  

Rang 3 & Rang 4 will be starting to learn the recorder very shortly. If there are any spare, unloved/pre-loved recorders lying around in anyone’s home and you would like to see them have a second lease of life please send them into Aoileann in Rang 4. They will be thoroughly sterilized before they are put to use again.

General Notices….

Gaelcholáiste á éileamh do Bhaile Átha Cliath 2, 4, 6 agus 8

Calling for Dublin 2, 4, 6 and 8 to have a Gaelcholáiste

It’s important to have choice in education. If you would like to see the option of a Gaelcholáiste in our area please fill out the survey at the following link.


RMDS School-Age Child Care Facility

Dates: Tuesday, 31st October - Friday, 3rd November
Camp Time: 9.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Child’s Name:
Child’s Class:
Contact numbers:


Please pay through the RMDS website - Go to After School Childcare and click the Pay Now button.

PRICE: €70 / 2 Siblings - €130 / 3 Siblings - €190

GAMES, ART, CRAFTS, Halloween                      fancy dress up AND MANY MORE ACTIVITIES



Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School, Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6, D06 Y658

Telephone/Fax: (01) 4961722 E-mail:


Roll No. 19928Q Principal: Rosemarie Stynes


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