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RADMUN 2014 6On 14th and 15th November, Rathdown hosted RADMUN 2014, its third annual Model United Nations conference. The student-run event took place in the School over two days, with delegates from more than 10 different schools attending to represent the views of various countries. Debates covered topics such as the 3D printing of arms and the containment of Ebola. RADMUN was organised entirely by a group of 5th and 6th Years, under the guidance of Ms. Catherine McGing. Congratulations to everybody involved for making this year’s event such a huge success.

For a full report from Co-Secretary General Orla Heatley, visit the MUN section of our website here.

New Chairperson

Patsy AsheThe Board of Governors of Rathdown School is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Patsy Ashe as new Chairperson.

Ms. Ashe has been associated with Rathdown since 1993, when her youngest daughter joined the Junior School. She has been a member of both the PTA and the Board of Management, as well as serving on the Board of Governors since 2006. She has also represented children with special needs on the National Parents Council.

Ms. Ashe has a background in administration, having worked with the Commission of the European Community and a number of National Agencies. She currently works as a Counsellor in private practice and continues to train at post-graduate level.

She succeeds Mr. David Crawford, who has completed his term of office but will remain as a Governor on the Board. We wish her the very best of luck in her new role.

New Athletics Coach

Kevin Woods Athletics CoachRathdown welcomes Kevin Woods this month as our new Athletics Coach.

Mr. Woods joins Rathdown from Catholic University School in Dublin, where he was Assistant Athletics Coach.

He has extensive experience in both schools and club athletics, having successfully competed at All-Ireland level in 400m, 800m, 400m relay and cross-country. He has also represented Ireland at the annual Celtic Games at both U18 and U19 levels.

For details of training times, visit our Sports News section.