Visit from Douglas GAA

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Last Tuesday we had a ‘Green and Black’ day at Rochestown Educate Together National School. This was held to celebrate the successes of Douglas GAA Club. We were delighted to be visited by Cian and Donnchadh from their football team who won the County championship for the first time in 126 years! We were also very fortunate to be visited …Continue reading →

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Happy Holidays

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The children of Rochestown Educate Together NS celebrated their first term during this week. The two Junior Infant classes the two Senior Infants and the two first First Classes joined together to perform plays for their respective families. Our Second and Third Class made movies and had then showed them to their families. We are all incredibly proud of the …Continue reading →

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Science Week 2017

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Rochestown Educate Together National School celebrated Science Week in November. During this week, all classes learnt about the scientific method. All classes conducted one experiment each day. Examples include making flour in Junior Infants, a smell test in Senior Infants, an examination about how we hear in First Class, an experiment about colour mixing in Second Class, and creating catapults …Continue reading →

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Student Council Elections 2017

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The Educate Together ethos has four pillars: Child-centred; Co-educational; Democratic; and Equality-based. Part of being a truly democratic school involves having children as part of the decision making process at an age appropriate manner. Rochestown Educate Together National School lives this part of our ethos in part by having a Student Council. Our Student Council is made up of two …Continue reading →

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Maths Week 2017

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Rochestown Educate Together National School celebrated Maths Week in October. This event gave all of our pupils the opportunity to use their ‘Maths Eyes’ to explore mathematics in the world around them. As well as number and operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), Maths includes algebra, shape and space, measures and data. Every class participated in special activities, from Maths …Continue reading →

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Energy Workshops

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Rochestown Educate Together National School was recently awarded our second Green Flag. Our first flag was on the theme of waste and recycling and our second flag was presented as a result of our work on energy and efficiency. As part of our on-going Green School initiative we hosted special Energy workshops for Senior Infants and First Class recently. Our …Continue reading →

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Outside and Wildlife Learning

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At Rochestown Educate Together National School we believe in the importance of having a purpose for learning. We think that learning takes place outside as well as inside the classroom. We are delighted to have started a Forest School project with our Third Class as we are situated right next to Oldcourt Forest! The ethos of Forest school is based …Continue reading →

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Lord Mayor’s Visit

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Rochestown Educate Together National School was delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald, to our school on Monday, 2nd October. The Lord Mayor spoke to our pupils about the importance of being healthy and exercising. Our pupils sang the Lord Mayor some songs as Gaeilge – one of which involved movements, which was very appropriate! Our school would …Continue reading →

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School Reopen Wednesday, 18th October

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The Department of Education and Skills has confirmed that schools can reopen tomorrow. I look forward to seeing everyone again in the morning. Please take care when travelling to and from school. Le dea-ghuí, Alan.

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School Closed Tuesday, 17th October

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Dear parent/guardian, I hope that everyone is safe after today. The Department of Education and Skills has announced that all schools are to remain closed tomorrow (Tuesday). The following is the announcement from the DES: “Schools to Remain Closed Tomorrow – Tuesday 17 October 2017 Following careful consideration by the National Emergency Coordination Group, the Department of Education and Skills, has decided that …Continue reading →

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