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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.

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.