Newsletter January 2017

Rolestown National School


23rd January 2017.

Dear Parent,

Welcome back for 2017, we’re looking forward to another busy term.

Dates for your diary:

  • Tuesday January 31st – School closed for PDST staff training day.
  • Wednesday February 1st – Closing date for Junior Infant enrolment for

                                                 September 2017.

Thank you to all who are observing our safe set-down and parking guidelines.

  • School road is for set-down only.
  • The roundabout should be clear at all times to ensure the steady, safe flow of traffic.
  • Our disabled parking spaces are for permit holders only.
  • Children should enter school via pedestrian gates, please don’t cross carpark gateway

The official school day is from 8:50am to 2:30pm, in the case of Junior and Senior infants until 1:30pm.  The Board of Management is not responsible for the safety of pupils/parents on school grounds including playground outside of these hours.

We continue to promote Healthy Eating in school and thank you for your co-operation.  We are participating in the Food Dudes programme over the next few weeks.

Our Green Schools Committee is up and running and are encouraging us all to REDUCE REUSE AND RECYCLE.

A huge thank you to Leone and her team of coaches for giving every class in the school an opportunity to engage in very comprehensive gymnastics.

The school choir is participating in the Peace Proms concert in the R.D.S Ballsbridge on Saturday 4th February at 8pm. Tickets available on Peace Proms website

The school quiz team is taking part in the Credit Union Inter Schools Quiz on Sunday 5th February at 11a.m.

Rolestowns’ Got Talent is up and running and we’re looking forward to a performance before mid-term.

A massive congratulations to Coach G, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in North Carolina on January 14th.

Our school basketball team start their 2017 campaign in February.

Once again I thank everyone for their Annual Contribution, as you know it helps us fund our extra-curricular programmes and allows us enter and participate in inter-school events.  It also goes towards enhancing our curricular areas by paying each pupils subscription to Accelerated Reading, Bua na Cainte and many other online programmes and finally it helps us to make up the shortfall in the day to day costs of running a large modern building.  Contributions may still be paid to Vera in the office or by direct debit.

Finally may I offer our congratulations to Marie Bailey who has been appointed our new Deputy Principal and wish her every success in her new role.


Yours sincerely,



Ann Ryan,