Rolestown N.S. Newsletter

Dear Parent,
We are all well settled into the new school year and our pupils are engaged in a variety of activities including Violin, Choir, Athletics, Basketball, Hurling and Football.

Friday October 25th – SCHOOL CLOSED. 
The staff have been requested to attend a Whole School ‘Primary Language Development Day’ facilitated by PDST/NCSE.

•    The official school day is from 8:50 am to 1:30 am for (Junior & Senior Infants. 8:50 to 2:30 (1st to 6th class)
•    The Board of Management is not responsible for the safety of pupils or parents on school grounds outside of these times.  Supervision is provided from 8:40 am. every morning.
•    For the health and safety of ALL pupils the school yard and playground is NOT available to Junior and Senior infants after 1:30pm.
•    In line with our Child Protection Policy if your child needs to be collected early or arrives late you must enter via the front door. Check in with Vera in the office sign-in in our visitors book and wait for your child at Reception.
•    If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher please make an appointment in advance by contacting Vera in the office on 01-8404130.
•    By law children absent for 20 days or more must be reported to the National Education Welfare Officer (TUSLA) therefore all absences must be accompanied by a written note on return.
•    We are a NUT FREE school as we have some children with severe allergies.

For the safety of all our children and road users please observe the following:
    Bays on school road are for DROP OFF only – NO PARKING
    Proceed to the roundabout to turn.
    No parking on roadway opposite school or gateways.
    Parking is available in the temporary car-park on cemetery road.
    SLOW DOW Expect the unexpected, be vigilant.
Thank you for your co-operation and support.

Yours sincerely.
Ann Ryan

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Handwriter of the Month – September

Congratulations to our Handwriters of the Month for September. The children received their certificate and homework pass at assembly last Friday. The children are putting a huge amount of effort into their handwriting and we look forward to seeing more of their work displayed around the school.

1st Class – Ms. Byrne – Calvin

1st Class – Ms. Mansfield – Tom

2nd Class – Ms. McGarry – Robyn

2nd Class – Ms. Ni Nallaigh – Lauren

3rd Class – Ms. O’Brien – Zara

3rd/4th Class – Ms. Mollahan – Margot

4th Class – Mr. Maddock – Abigail

5th Class – Mr. Lynch – Amy

5th/6th Class – Mr. O’Donoghue – Freya

6th Class – Ms. Ryan – Louis

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News2day visit Rolestown

News2day came to visit 5th and 6th class last week to talk to Jack, Steven and Freya about a walk they are doing for the Jack and Jill foundation.

“Up the Hill for Jack and Jill” asks people to walk or run a hill in September, with registration now open & every €16 donation funds 1 hour of home nursing care for a sick child “Jack & Jill simply wouldn’t exist without the kindness of families and supporters who give us that push up the fundraising hill.

There are lots of walks nationwide, and you can register on

If you can, join not join us for a walk in the Phoenix Park on the 22nd of September at 3pm

Watch the interview on

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Welcome back

A big welcome back to all classes today. The children were told today, that they may wear Dublin tops or colours tomorrow in anticipation of the All Ireland final. We would also like to welcome Ms Byrne, Mr Maddock and Ms Ring to the staff

Junior Infants– Ms McAllister and Ms Daly

Senior Infants– Ms Keenan and Ms Hemeryck

1st Class– Ms Mansfield and Ms Byrne

2nd Class– Ms McGarry and Ms McNally

3rd Class– Ms O’Brien

3rd/4th Class– Ms Mollahan

4th Class– Mr Maddock

5th Class– Mr Lynch

5th/6th Class– Mr O’Donoghue

6th Class– Ms Ryan

SEN– Ms Bailey, Ms Shortall, Ms Begley, Ms Ring

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June in Junior and Senior Infants

We have had such a busy and exciting June on the infant corridor with loads of fun activities and events.  The children were absolutely brilliant performing on stage in front of such a large audience at the violin concert.  We enjoyed some lovely sunshine for our Teddy Bear’s Picnic and our Sports Day.  After such a busy year of hard work, we wish all the children a lovely, relaxing and enjoyable summer and look forward to welcoming them all back in late August.  Éilis, Sarah, Suzanne and Grainne

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Horticultural Show 2019

Beautiful vivid displays and wonderful imaginative and creative works were to be enjoyed yesterday at our show. We are hugely indebted to Eddie, to Swantje and to Gearóid who ran the show and helped to make it a wonderful success again. Thanks to all who took part!

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