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Friendship Week Poetry

DSCN6628Each year, Rathdown School celebrates Friendship Week to encourage a friendly and inclusive atmosphere throughout the School, while heightening awareness of our anti-bullying policy.

Among a host of activities this year, our English Department ran a poetry competition on the theme of friendship. Some of the wonderful entries are available to read here.

Walk in My Shoes

Walk in my shoes To mark World Mental Health Day, everybody at Rathdown took part in the ‘Walk in My Shoes’ awareness and fundraising campaign by wearing funky shoes to school!

‘Walk in My Shoes’ aims to highlight the importance of mental health to young people, tackle the stigma and generate funds in aid of St. Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation. For further details about the initiative, please click here.

New Basketball Coach

Emer FoleyRathdown’s sports department is delighted to welcome Emer Foley as our new Head Basketball Coach.

Ms. Foley brings a wealth of experience as a PE teacher and basketball coach across primary, secondary and university levels. She joins Rathdown from Barry University in Florida, USA where she was Assistant Coach to the Women’s College Basketball Team and also led health and fitness classes for all students.

She has played international basketball for Ireland and gained basketball scholarships to study at both The University of Mississippi and Florida Southern College. For further details, please visit our sports news section.