Thursday, December 8, 2016
Christmas Note

Dear Parent(s),

St. Vincent de Paul – WLR Christmas Appeal – On Friday 16th December we are holding a “WEAR RED TO SCHOOL DAY”. This is a countywide event and buckets will be available for donations on the day.

Christmas Nativity
A Christmas Nativity will be held in the Church on Monday 19th December at 10.00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Christmas Cards
We request that children do not exchange Christmas cards with each other in school.

Annual Christmas Raffle.
We are mindful that there has been huge financial demands placed on you recently and as a result we are not holding our Annual Raffle until Easter 2017.

Christmas Holidays
The school will close for Christmas Holidays on Thursday 22nd December at 12.30 p.m. and will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017.

School Website
We would encourage parents to please keep checking the ‘Calendar’ tab on school website – Rathgormackns.com, for any updates on times/dates of forthcoming events.

The teachers and staff of Rathgormack N.S. would like to say that while Christmas presents are very thoughtful we do not expect them. However, if your child/children would really like to give a present please remember it is not the cost of the present but the thought that counts (e.g. something home-made).

We would like to wish all our pupils, their families and staff a very happy and peaceful Christmas.

Thanking you,

Catherine Power

Friday, December 16, 2016
Wear Red to school day in aid of St. Vincent de Paul

Thank you for supporting our wear red to school day today in aid of St.
Vincent de Paul. All the children looked fantastic in their red. A total of 450 euros was collected
for this very worthy cause.

Under 13 Football League Finals

Congratulations to both our Girls and Boys Under 13 football teams as they have both reached the final in their league.

The boys’ match will be played on Tuesday 25th October at 12.40pm at
Wit Campus,Carriganore Waterford. The girls’ match will be played at the same venue on the following day Wednesday 26th October at 12.40pm.

Best of Luck to both our team

Friday, October 28, 2016
Boys Football East Waterford Final

Congratulations to the boys on winning their final by 1 point against
Butlerstown. They now progress to the county final.

Girls Football – East Waterford Finals

Congratulations to our girls on winning their final against Gaelscoil
Portlairge by 1 point after extra time. They now progress to the
county final.

Girls Football – East Waterford Finals

Congratulations to our girls on winning their final against Gaelscoil
Portlairge by 1 point after extra time. They now progress to the
county final.

Locals Hannah and Yawn are volunteering on the Greek island of Lebos to help with the Syrian Refugee Crisis. On Friday 7th October the school held a fundraiser. Using apples from our school tree the pupils got stewed apple with ice cream and custard. All went down a treat and €300 was donated by the pupils of the school towards this worthy cause.

Awarding of the Blue Flag

The school was delighted to be awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for
successfully completing the blue star programme. This programme
involved fostering a better understanding of the E.U., what it means
and how it works.
Pupils were challenged to get creative and think about Europe by
carrying out projects about four key elements; the history, geography,
culture and creativity, and the institutions of the E.U. Well done to

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Our Bike Week earlier in 2016

Our Bike Week funding this year enabled us to purchase new bike racks for the school.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Presentation to Patsy Behan by members of Board of Management

“Thank You ” Patsy and Best Wishes for the future.

From Principal, Staff and Children of Rathgormack N.S.

Greenway Cycle

Mrs. Power’s class enjoyed a cycle on the Greenway for Bike Week 2016.
Cycling from Durrow to Clonea Strand and back. Along the way they
stopped to enjoy the Durrow tunnel, Durrow viaduct and the stunning
scenery across to Helvick Head. Thank you to the parent volunteers who
transported bikes and assisted on the cycle.

Texaco Art

Well Done to Anna Quigley who was awarded a certificate of
commendation in the recent Texaco art competition.

Presentation to “Share A Dream” Foundation

A big “Thank You” to everyone who supported the fundraiser for “Share
A Dream” Foundation. A total of 510 euros was donated.

Christmas Shoe box appeal, Well done to al the children and parents who participated

Thank you from Barry

Barry Meehan has successfullyy completed his Mizen to Malin Challenge
and raised a total of 2532 euro for the ‘Friends of Kenny’ charity. He
would like to sincerely thank the children and families of Rathgormack
National School for their very generous donations. He is pictured with
Kenny Reade gratefully receiving the donation. Also in the picture are
‘Friends of Kenny’ Committee members Tyrone White and Derek Delaney.

6th Class Cake Sale

Thank you to all those who baked and bought cakes in the 6th Class
Annual Cake Sale which raised in excess of 950 euros for the school.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Congratulations and Well Done to Adam Murray and Katie Cooney who reached the final of the HSA National Competition held in Croke Park on Tuesday 1st December.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
2nd & 3rd Class visit Nells House – SPHE Lesson

Monday, November 30, 2015
Visit from Mathemagician Billy Walsh

Monday, November 30, 2015
Visit from Mathemagician Billy Walsh

Cuam Dualla Hike – 5th & 6th Class

As part of their studies on healthy eating and healthy living, the 5th
and 6th Class pupils completed a long hike to Cuam Dualla on Thursday
22nd October. It was a great experience and lots of fun.

All Ireland Cup in School to-day

We were delighted to welcome past pupils Emma, Katie and Aoife Murray,
and other local representatives of the All Ireland Winning Waterford
Intermediate Team to school today.

Congratulations and well done to everyone involved.

Skerkin Island Competition Winners

Congratulations to Anna, Saoirse and Bridget on winning a prize in the
Skerkin Island Competition.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Blue and White day in school today

Best of Luck to Waterford Intermediate Footballers in the All Ireland in Croke Park on Sunday, especially past pupils Emma, Katie and Aoife Murray.

Monday, October 12, 2015
Fund Raiser for Temple St. Children’s Hospital

The school is going to hold a fundraiser for Temple Street Children’s
Hospital on Friday 23rd October. 2 euros per child or 5 euros per
family. Costumes to be brought to school in a bag unless otherwise
stated by class teacher. Thank you for your support.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme


As part of the 2016 Centenary Programme organised by the Government, members of the Defence Forces will visit the school to present our national flag and a copy the 1916 Proclamation, on Thursday 24th September at 12.00 noon. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

School Tours

Friday, June 26, 2015
Trath na gCeist

Comhghairdeas do Fhoireann Rath ó gCormaic, Peter Walsh, Paul Guiry,
Saoirse Hennebry & Katie Cooney, a bhuaigh Trath na gCeist Conradh Na
gGaeilge i gCarraig na Súire cúpla seachtain ó shin.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Congratulations to Abigail on designing the winning crest for Comeragh Rangers

All our classes dressing up for halloween, everyone had great fun