Cash for Clobber

The Parents Association are running Cash for Clobber in the school next week. It is a great way to get rid of some unwanted clothes before the summer and raise some money for the school. Thank you to everyone who sent in sponsorship cards for the marathon last week. It was a great day and the children really enjoyed taking part. We will post some photos of the event next week.

Bags of clothes can be dropped near the entrance to the school gate at pick up/ drop off times. The collection will run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 14th-16th June. Please make sure that all bags are closed/ sealed.

Thanks you

School Marathon Relay

This Thursday we are hosting an event in the school that involves getting everyone in our school to run the distance of a marathon; 42,195 metres. This is done in relay format. The relay is set out in a 100m circle. Each child will run between 100m and 200m depending on age.

This has been a very challenging year for fundraising, but any money raised will go towards school improvements next year. There is only one sponsorship card per family and it was given to the youngest sibling in the school.

We hope you will all try your best to raise money for the event as it will benefit everyone. Please send all money raised back in to your child’s class teacher by Thursday 3rd June. The class with the most sponsorship will win a prize, and all children who participate will receive some goodies and treats on the day.

Thanks to the Parents’ Association for organising this event and to Keogh’s for donating some yummy crisps! . We are looking forward to it !

Admission Notice

Annual Admission Notice in respect of admissions to the 2021/22 school year.


Admission Policy and Application Form


A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2021/2022 school year is available as follows:


Admissions to the 2020 / 2021 school year


Application and decision dates for admission to Rolestown NS in 2021 /2022
The following dates are applicable for admission to Junior infants.

  • The school will commence accepting applications for admissions on 7th January 2021
  • The school shall cease accepting applications for admissions on 29th January 2021
  • Applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by 19th February 2021
  • The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer 5th March 2021
  • Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn.


Note. The school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admissions policy.


Number of places being made available during the 2020/ 2021 school year


The number of places being made available in Junior Infants is: 54

5th Class: The Famine

5th class have been learning about The Great Irish Famine for the past few weeks. We read “Under the Hawthorn Tree” in English and wrote diary entries from the main character, Eily’s, perspective. We created projects on various aspects of the famine from Coffin Ships to the Workhouse and Famine Memorials. The class created a Famine Village from clay during our art lessons.