Tickets are for sale for the dinner dance outside the school door at 1pm each day. Please support this event and our school. Thanks.  Continue reading

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Caterpillar update

Last Thursday we had our first caterpillar in its chrysalis and the remainder were hanging upside down, getting ready. Since then all the caterpillars are in their chrysalis and Senior Infants and First class took a closer look today before they went into the net. We particularly like the golden marks.

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The Very Hungry caterpillars in Senior Infants and First Class

Miss Daly’s Senior Infants and First Class are learning about the life cycle of the butterfly. On the 27th of April, 10 caterpillars arrived. Since then they have doubled in size and we are waiting for them to go into their chrysalis some time this week. 

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Upcoming Events in the School

Important Dates:

  1. Confirmation:- 3rd May 11:00
  2. Communion:- 13th May
  3. Meeting for next years Junior Infants:- 17th May
  4. Fundraiser in Kettles:- Dinner Dance (tickets €50) Saturday 3rd June
  5. Violin Concert:– 21st June
  6. Horticultural Show:– Monday 26th June
  7. 6th Class Graduation:- Tuesday 27th June
  8. Summer Holidays:- 29th June

School Tours:

  • Junior Infants: 22nd June
  • Senior Infants/ 1st: 19th June- DCU
  • 2nd/3rd Class:– 20th June- Let’s Go
  • 4th/ 5th Class:- 30th May- Gormanstown (Mr Lynch and Mr O’Donoghue)
  • 4th/ 5th Class:- 14th June- Glendalough (Mr. O’Flaherty)
  • 6th Class Tour:- 6th June
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Best of luck to all in 6th class who are making their Confirmation on this beautiful sunny day!

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Visit to the Family Farm at Dublin Zoo

We were very lucky to visit the Family Farm at Dublin Zoo last week to celebrate the naming of the new arrival –  Nóinín the Calf. We met RTE’s News2Day there and a few of us were interviewed. Thanks to everyone at Dublin Zoo for a great day.

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Spring Clean – All Hands on Deck!

Thanks to all our helpers last Friday who helped out in a general Spring-clean!

The kids gathered and sorted the litter, most of which went to recycling. Well done all!

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Book Rental- Final Week


Must be returned by the 5th May at the latest 

Forms were sent home last week for our Book Rental Scheme and can be downloaded from the school website or collected from Ms Vera in reception.

We operate a Book Rental Scheme in the school. We are doing this to help keep costs to parents to a minimum. Our book rental scheme hopes to save parents a lot of money, especially as the children get older. Parents will pay between €10 and €25 each year. This money is used to buy class sets of textbooks and class novels, which will be used by the children in the school. These books should last several years and will normally be replaced because they are out of date, rather than because of the condition of the books. Parents of children who lose or damage a book will be asked to replace the book. This means that you will only have to purchase some workbooks, copies and some smaller items at the start of each school year.


  • €10 Junior Infants to 2nd Class 2nd
  • €25 for Third Class to Sixth Class. ( this is because the senior classes have a lot more text books)

More information can be found on the school website about the Book Rental Scheme under frequently asked questions


Book Rental 2017 

Many thanks,

Ann Ryan






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Lego Fun. Well done to everyone for the wonderful, creative designs.

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Rolestown on RTE News2day



Second Class had a great time in Dublin Zoo yesterday and got to see some baby farm animals. They even had time to answer a few questions for RTE News2day

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Reminder cash for clobber this week. Drop bags in the school hall.

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Technology week. April 22-28. As part of technology week the children in RNS can construct interesting models using lego and take them to school for display. The child should place their name and class on their model and the displays can be seen in the school entrance from Wednesday.

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