SCHOOL NEWS in Brief…..

17th  September 2015



Don’t forget – the Parents Association AGM  on Tuesday 22nd  September @8pm in the Seomra Spraoi.


From the Principal’s desk:


  • Extra curricular activities have now begun. Please collect promptly in the afternoon. Do not ring the buzzer on the front door – the extra curricular teachers will bring the class down to the door.


  • Outstanding school tours and classroom contribution payments should be made immediately.  Notes are in the schoolbags today for those who have yet to pay. Please go to the school website ( and click on the contact cloud. Scroll down and you will see three PAY buttons. Click on the classroom requisites and school tours button and follow the instructions to register and log in. If you are having difficulty, please call to the school office.



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


  • Please do not drive around the school in the morning or afternoon. Make sure to park legally and cross with Jackie the lollipop lady.


  • Bikes must be locked at all times – otherwise they will be stolen.


  • Class photos were taken this morning and will be available for sale shortly. Thanks to Michelle O Sullivan photography.


  • Please support the Stand Up for Primary Education campaign in advance of the Budget. Postcards will be available at the gate to sign in the morning. See


  • CLASS MEETINGS are underway as follows:

Friday 18th  Rang 4

Tuesday 22nd

Wednesday 23rd

Thursday 24th


All meetings will take place at 8.45 a.m. (sharp) in the seomra spraoi and will be finished by 9.30am.  There will be an opportunity for individual questions with the teachers after the meetings. Individual Education planning (IEP) meetings for parents of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) will take place before the end of October. Individual parent / teacher meetings will take place during the last two weeks of November.


Joan Whelan



From the PA:


Thanks to the many coffee drinkers who supported the Welcome Back Coffee Morning last week - a great turn out!  It shows that you all clearly have standards when it comes to coffee!  Thank you also to those on the PA who baked and poured like pros!


Reminder that the PA AGM will take place next Tuesday, 22nd Sept in the School at 8pm.  If you are keen to help out at any of the PA events this year, please do come along.


Finally, the PA are delighted to support the RMDS Refugee Appeal which has been thoughtfully suggested by one of the parents, Lisa Godson.  Lisa has been in touch with the who are currently co-ordinating an Emergency Appeal to support the Refugee Crisis.  They are co-ordinating the shipment of all donated goods overseas on 30th September.  Lisa has made contact to see what is most needed, and the Charity have requested Hygiene Packs.  We are asking RMDS to rally together to gather up as many Hygiene Packs as possible so that we can donate in time for the shipment.  Hygiene packs should be presented in clear zip-lock plastic bags, and can contain:  Tooth Brush, Tooth Paste, Soap, Shampoo, and other such day to day hygiene products.  More practical items such as plasters, sanitizing gels, hygiene wipes are also greatly appreciated.  These are all items that our children will be able to relate to, and hopefully they will feel involved in the appeal. All donated Hygiene Packs will be collected by the PA at the school gates on the morning of Friday 25th September.  Tommy Kenny has also very generously offered his time and van to assist with the transfer of donations.


Thank you in advance!


Avril Whelan, Chairperson



RMDS School Age Childcare

Information from Caroline Percival on 085-1156506 or email



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