Congratulations to Ms. Watchorn!

We wish Ms. Watchorn all the best as she will be receiving her Masters in Education from Trinity College next Wednesday, April 16th. This is a wonderful accomplishment and we are all very proud of her!

P2 visit the NCH

The students in P2 really enjoyed their time at “Music in the Classroom” in the National Concert Hall. They got to experience the sheer fun and excitement of watching and listening to the RTE National Symphony Orchestra perform live. All the girls had a great time!

A. Jack

P6 visit Kilmainham Gaol

P6 had a class outing to Kilmainham Gaol this week. Having studied the 1916 Easter Rising recently and considering its anniversary is so soon, we found the tour to be absolutely fascinating. We saw many different parts of this cold and miserable prison including the cells and execution areas. We learnt about the famous . . . → Read More: P6 visit Kilmainham Gaol

JS Student in Feis Ceoil

We are very proud of Rachel Shaw in P2 as she took part in a harp competition at the ESB Feis Ceoil Classical Music Festival in the RDS. Rachel has been playing the harp since KG3 and delighted us all in assembly this week. Rachel received a “Very Highly Commended” certificate from the judges . . . → Read More: JS Student in Feis Ceoil

Success at Swimming Gala!

Our Rathdown swimming team performed really well at the Leinster Schools gala last Saturday at the Trinity Sports Centre in Donaghmede.


Chloe Moore: 2nd–Under 7s breaststroke

Lucy Philips: 3rd–Under 7s breaststroke

Abby Johnson:  3rd-Under 10s breaststroke

Relays: 3rd – Under 10 and Under 12 medley team and Under 10 freestyle team

Many . . . → Read More: Success at Swimming Gala!

AIJS Art Winners

Congratulations to Jasmine Hughes (KG2) and Juliet Hickey (KG3) who both won prizes at the AIJS Art Competition on Saturday. Jasmine won 1st prize and and Juliet won a merit. Well done, girls.


AIJS Art Winners

2014 AIJS Music Festival

Congratulations to all the students from seven different independent schools who took part in the annual Music Festival on Wednesday afternoon. The audience was treated to a variety of performances that included choirs, orchestras and some musical theatre. Our JS Orchestra played “Greensleeves” and our P4 class did a fabulous musical theatre piece from . . . → Read More: 2014 AIJS Music Festival

AIJS Art Competition

Congratulations to the following girls as their pieces of artwork were chosen to represent Rathdown in the annual AIJS Art competition:

KG2: Olivia Orpin, Yasmine Hughes, KG3: Emma O’Toole, Juliet Hickey, P2: Edie King and Jolie Doyle, P4: Emily Dinn and Orianne Abeton, P5: Phoebe Fogarty and Kate Spellman, P6: Sofia Villamil and Veronica . . . → Read More: AIJS Art Competition

Monday Night Athletics is Back!

Students in P3-P6 are welcome to come along for athletics on a Monday night from 7.00-8.00pm. Students should meet on the field beside the Junior School at 7pm. Ms. Aherne and Ms. McCrave will plan a variety of activities for the girls. There is no cost involved and all the girls from P3-P6 are . . . → Read More: Monday Night Athletics is Back!

Musical Madness!

We were treated to a wonderful event on Tuesday morning when each of the classes from P2-P6 performed a selection of songs from some of our favourite musicals. P2 chose “The Sound of Music”, P3  “Oliver”, P4 “Joseph”, P5 “Bugsy Malone” and P6 “Mamma Mia”. Ms. Connolly (DP of Senior School) and Mr. Quinn . . . → Read More: Musical Madness!