News from Scoil Ruain Killenaule 21/12/2019

March 15, 2019

Visit of Irish Boxer Eric Donovan

Irish Boxer Eric Donovan spoke to Scoil Ruáin Students on Friday December 14th. Eric gives school talks as part of a sponsorship with Godolphin- Godolphin is the global thoroughbred breeding operation and horseracing company based in Co. Kildare who are working with Scoil Ruáin through School Business Partnership.

Eric spoke about his life from a young age, overcoming adversity and eventually returning to education all the time boxing at the highest level. He gave an inspirational speech to the students with the key message that a positive attitude was everything.

Congratulations to Past-Pupil Barry Murphy on receiving Road Safety Ambassador Award from Road Safety Authority (RSA)

The Road Safety Authority presented a total of 21 awards to individuals and organisations in recognition of their commitment and dedication to road safety at the annual “Leading Lights in Road Safety” awards ceremony in Croke Park. Among those in attendance were Minister of Transport Tourism and Sport Shane Ross, Liz O’Donnell, Chairperson of the RSA and Simon Delaney from RTE’s “How’s your Driving Show”. Barry received the award for Road Safety Ambassador for 2018 for his tireless campaigning for road safety in Tipperary. Barry was seriously injured in a road traffic collision in 2006 when he was a back seat passenger in a single car collision. Following his recovery Barry began volunteering as a guest speaker in Tipperary schools urging students to think before they get behind the wheel of a car.

NCCA Senior Cycle Review

Scoil Ruáin is currently carrying out a review of the Senior Cycle. We are one of 41 schools nationwide chosen to be part of this consultative process. Our students, parents and staff were all given the opportunity to give their opinions on the current Senior Cycle Programme and what they would like to see in any future Senior Cycle Programme. A report on the feedback given will be published by the NCCA at the end of this school year. It is a great opportunity for our school to be involved and we would like to thank all the students, parents and staff who gave their opinions for this review process as part of this nationwide initiative.

Opening of our new Coisceim ASD Unit temporary classrooms

Chairperson of Scoil Ruáin’s Parent’s Association John O’Reilly and committee member Angela Kelly celebrating the opening of the new Coisceim Temporary Accomodation recently with James Williams, Principal and Siobhan Landers, Deputy Principal and Breda Dwyer, Coisceim Manager. Scoil Ruáin would like to thank the Board of Management and the Parent’s Association for all their support in raising money in the 2016 Fundraiser. We greatly appreciate all the support received.

Happy Christmas and New Year to all

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our students, staff, their families and the wider community a very happy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for 2019.

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