SCHOOL NEWS in Brief…..

4th October 2018

From the Principal’s desk:

Please note, this is the time of year when headlice can become a plague! Anyone can pick up headlice. They are most common amongst young children as they often put heads together during play allowing the lice walk from one head to the next. Headlice do not reflect standards of hygiene. They are just as willing to live in clean or dirty hair. It is important that parents check their children’s hair regularly. This way lice can be found before they have a chance to breed. They can then be treated immediately stopping them from being passed round the family… or from family to family! The way to check someone’s head is called “detection combing”. This should be done regularly and in the case of a confirmed infection in one family member, the other members of the household should carry out “detection combing” twice weekly for one week. Please let the school know if you detect a case of headlice so that we can alert parents to check their own child’s hair. Everyone has a part to play so please be vigilant!!!

Please ensure all bikes are locked – even those inside the school gate!!! Bikes can also be left safely locked to the racks outside the back gate. 

We would like to wish huge congratulations to Caroline O’Dowd on her upcoming wedding this weekend and we wish her, her fiancé Ben and children Adam and Cara a wonderful day full of great memories. 

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:


Ranganna Gaeilge

The first Irish class for parents was completed this week with 15 parents turning up for the cúpla focal, bualadh bos!!!

It is still not too late to sign up and if interested please contact

Halloween Costume Swap

A reminder that there is a Halloween Costume Swap coming up next week!

Donate your unwanted costumes, masks and accessories between Monday until Wednesday the week of October 8th. A collection bin will be available at the school gate. Then come along and take a donated costume on Thursday morning, 11th October! . . .

…….It’s going to be spoooooooooooooktacular!!!!


The PA


From the BOM:

Voluntary Contributions

Letters are in the post this week with some information regarding voluntary contributions. If you do not get one by tomorrow, please call to the office next week. Members of the Board will be on the gate next week to answer any questions or queries you may have. We will also have CHY3 forms available for you to complete. Sincere thanks to all of you who have contributed already.


RMDS Choir

Choir members – please be at the front door at 8.00 a.m. in the morning. Anyone who attends this Friday will be a permanent choir member - so this is your last chance to join!                                                                  If you decide to join please make sure you are really interested in singing and really want to sing in a choir! Happy singing!!!! 


Orchestra Ensemble

Orchestra Ensemble is starting back tomorrow for children who already play an instrument from Rang 3 – Rang 6. Practice will be every second week in school from 1.15 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. on Fridays starting this Friday, 5th October.


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