New Junior School Principal

The Board of Governors of Rathdown School is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Bernie Smyth as new Principal of our Junior School.

A native of Dublin, Ms. Smyth has over 26 years of primary school teaching experience. She joins Rathdown from Presentation Girls’ School, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, where she worked as . . . → Read More: New Junior School Principal

Walk like an Egyptian!

Our P2 girls walked like Egyptians this week as they presented the findings of an exciting cross-curricular project all about Egypt.

From the River Nile to the art of mummifying, the girls researched all aspects of Egyptian life. They concluded their project by acting out a play telling the story of Howard Carter finding . . . → Read More: Walk like an Egyptian!

Road Safety Week at Rathdown Pre-School

This week was Road Safety Week at Rathdown Pre-School and a great opportunity for our girls and boys to learn about the importance of road safety.  The children were accompanied in groups of six on special road safety walks, complete with high visibility jackets. It was a big success and all of our children . . . → Read More: Road Safety Week at Rathdown Pre-School

New JS Golf Lessons

There was great excitement at Rathdown this week as 19 girls from the Junior School attended their first golf lesson at Leopardstown Golf Club. The upper level of the driving range was filled with laughter as the girls began their coaching session with two pros from the Club.

Everyone did extremely well and there . . . → Read More: New JS Golf Lessons

P6 Trip to Gaeltacht

Our P6 girls last week enjoyed an action packed trip to the Gaeltacht in Ring, Co. Waterford, where they were immersed in the Irish language and beautiful Irish countryside.

The girls had a busy agenda with lots of activities planned including visits to the local crystal artist, oyster farm, famine graveyard and lifeboat service . . . → Read More: P6 Trip to Gaeltacht

AIJS Athletics Success

Well done to all the girls who participated in our first athletics meeting of the season at Irishtown Stadium on 7th May.

It was an extremely successful event for the Rathdown team with many personal bests achieved on the day. Roisin Healy ran a fantastic 200m race with great determination, crossing the finish line in . . . → Read More: AIJS Athletics Success

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!

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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