Science Week 2019

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November in Rochestown Educate Together saw the entire school participating in Science Week. There were experiments happening in every classroom throughout the week. Children participated in a wide variety of experiments across Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They saw how material can change state; how light can bend; chemical reactions between acids and alkali; how our sense organs work and much …Continue reading →

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Geodome

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At Rochestown Educate Together NS we place a large emphasis on environmental learning. Part of this is linked to our Learn Together ethical curriculum, which includes Ethics and the Environment as one of the strands. Another aspect of our school is the strong element of parental involvement. One of our parents, Eoin, had an idea about building a geodome for …Continue reading →

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Maths Week 2019

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We celebrated Maths Week at Rochestown ETNS from 14-18 October. The pupils were encouraged to use their ‘Maths Eyes’ to see Maths in every day life. Every class participated in special events such as the 100m dash, Maths trails, shape making, dice games and quizzes. Here are some photos of our mathematicians!  

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Traffic Management Plan for new classrooms

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Monday, 22nd October is a significant day in the story of our school. It will mark the first time since June 2016 that all of our pupils and staff have been located at one site. We are all very excited about this! The biggest logistical challenge is the management of traffic, especially in the mornings. Please examine the attachment carefully …Continue reading →

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Whole School Evaluation Report

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I am delighted to attach our final Whole School Evaluation (Management, Leadership and Learning) (WSE – MLL) report. The response of our Board of Management to the report is also included. I would like to thank our inspectors for their work with our school and for their diligence in having the report prepared so promptly. I would also like to thank …Continue reading →

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School open on Monday

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Dear parent/guardian, School will re-open again tomorrow (Monday). I would ask that everyone drive carefully on the roads. Most of the roads have been cleared but there is a build of slush in places – especially on the road to Douglas Hall. Please use extreme caution on the footpaths as they are still covered with snow and ice this afternoon. …Continue reading →

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Update from the DES about school re-opening

Dear parent/guardian, I hope that you are all safe and that the children have been able to enjoy the snow. The DES has released the following statement regarding whether schools can re-open again on Monday: “Where possible schools, colleges of further education and third level institutions will re-open on Monday. However, decisions will be made by schools, colleges of further …Continue reading →

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School closed (Thursday and Friday)

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Dear parent/guardian, We have received the following update from the Department of Education and Skills: “Given the disruption to transport and the safety risks arising, most particularly in relation to the ability to get home safely before blizzard like conditions hit Munster and Leinster, all schools, third level institutions, colleges and centres of further education in red areas will be …Continue reading →

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School closed (Wednesday)

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Dear parent/guardian, School is closed today (Wednesday) due to the dangerous conditions. I would advise everyone to be careful on the roads and not to make any unnecessary journeys. I will email everyone later today with an update about tomorrow’s situation. Le dea-ghuí, Alan.

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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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