Rathdown Students honoured at UCD Academic Achievement Awards

On Wednesday 28th March, UCD held its Academic Achievement Awards ceremony for students who had achieved the highest grades in its 2011 entrants. Two Rathdown students were amongst those who were honoured at the prestigious occasion – Helena Carlyle who is studying Archaeology, Art History and Latin and Catherine Joy, studying Veterinary. Mrs.Connolly was there . . . → Read More: Rathdown Students honoured at UCD Academic Achievement Awards

Rathdown Hockey Teams win South Dublin League Finals!

Senior 2s 2012

Congratulations and well done to Senior 2 Hockey Team and Minor B who both won their South Dublin League Finals yesterday! Minor B had a tight match against Loreto Foxrock (1-1) and finally won on penalties.

Senior 2 won 2-1 against St. Gerards! Fantastic Results!  Well done everyone!



Minor B South Dublin . . . → Read More: Rathdown Hockey Teams win South Dublin League Finals!

Rathdown Sailing Team 2nd overall at Leinster Schools Team Racing Championships!

Rathdown Sailing Team

Rathdown Sailing Team

Rathdown had a wonderful weekend of sailing. They came 2nd overall in the Leinster Schools Team Racing Championship in the Royal St George Yacht Club narrowly losing to Gonzaga. This qualifies them for the National Championships in Schull on the 21st of April along with Gonzaga, Kilkenny and Belvedere. This is a huge . . . → Read More: Rathdown Sailing Team 2nd overall at Leinster Schools Team Racing Championships!

Feis Ceoil Success!

Rathdown Senior Choir, directed by Ms Rosie Callaghan, competed in the Feis Ceoil on 21st March in St Bartholomew’s Church, in the Sacred Music – Post-Primary Schools category, and were awarded second place, with 86%. The adjudicator was Stephen Cleobury, director of music at King’s College, Cambridge. This is a great achievement – congratulations to all involved!

Hockey News!

Senior 2’s were narrowly beaten in Leinster League Final by St. Killians (2-0) but have yet to play in the South Dublin League Finals next week. Senior 3’s – Leinster League Final next Tuesday at 12pm in Marlay Park. Minor A’s and Minor B’s both in South Dublin Semi-Finals to be played today and . . . → Read More: Hockey News!

TY Trip to Netherlands & Belgium

TY Trip to Netherlands group  shot

Thirty One TY students headed off to Netherlands & Belgium last week together with their TY Co-ordinators and teachers, Ms.Callaghan,Ms.McCormack and Ms.O’Sullivan.  The group flew into Amsterdam where Noelle, our friendly bus driver was waiting for us.  We went straight to the traditional Dutch village of Vaanse Schanse.  There, we viewed windmills, watched clogs being made and tasted the famous Gouda . . . → Read More: TY Trip to Netherlands & Belgium

Rathdown Beat Clongowes in School Debate

Clongowes 3

The Fifth Year girls in Rathdown challenged Clongowes Wood College to a head-to-head debate on Wednesday  14th March. Two teams from each school debated the topics “It would be better if television had never been invented” and “Being sent to boarding school is detrimental to a child’s development”. The debates were lively and at times . . . → Read More: Rathdown Beat Clongowes in School Debate

MUN – Wesley College



A total of 22 delegates attended the recent weekend Wesley College Model United Nations. The conference was a tremendous success and Isabelle Duff (5th Year) won a Commended Delegate Award for her role representing Kenya on the Africa committee. The majority of delegates were experiencing MUN for the first . . . → Read More: MUN – Wesley College

Inter-Schools Spanish Quiz

spanish quiz

Six teams from Rathdown School participated in the recent ATS (Spanish Teacher’s Association) Inter-schools Quiz Night held at Kings Hospital last week.  The teams were made up of students  from 4th, 5th and 6th class and were escorted to the quiz by Ms. Sharon Battye, Ms. Aileen O’Suilleabháin and 2 Spanish Teachers currently working in . . . → Read More: Inter-Schools Spanish Quiz

Careers Evening Monday 12th March