School open on Monday

School open

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 →


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 →


School closed (Thursday and Friday)


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 →


School closed (Wednesday)


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.


Visit from Douglas GAA


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 →


Happy Holidays


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 →


Science Week 2017


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 →


Student Council Elections 2017


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 →


Maths Week 2017

maths eyes

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 →


Energy Workshops


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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