Scoil Ruáin does Strictly in aid of Coiscéim ASD Unit

March 7, 2017

On Saturday 25th March at 8pm all roads will lead to The Dome in Thurles where Scoil Ruáin’s Parents Association is hosting “Scoil Ruáin Does Strictly”. In this fundraiser past-pupils, parents, staff and members of our local school community will all come together on stage to raise vital funds to equip the school’s Autism (ASD) Unit ‘Coiscèim’. Marty Morrissey of RTE fame will be the MC for the event and two of the three judges have been unveiled as Michael Lowry and Denise Moloney. A third judged has yet to be confirmed. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed.

Everyone is coming together to provide essential equipment for the school’s new Autism Unit, ‘Coiscèim’ meaning “Footsteps”.  ‘Coiscèim’ was opened in 2015 in co-operation with the Department of Education and Skills and provides an education facility for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). ‘Coiscèim’ takes a holistic approach when planning for the education of the students with ASD. Classes within ‘Coiscèim’ are provided on an individual and small group basis. They are taught by a resource teacher and supported by special needs assistants. The school has been sanctioned for the building of a new state of the art autism unit. The aim of this fundraiser is to assist in equipping this new building which is due to begin shortly.

The following is a list of the 18 participating couples:-

Stefan J. Doyle and Holly Jean Williamson,
James O’Gorman and Nicole McGrath,
Roisín Crowe and Eamon Cahill,
Darragh Blake and Carol Delaney,
Marie Bourke and Paul Slattery,
Gemma O’Dwyer and Andrew O’Gorman,
Irene Hayes and P.J. O’Dwyer,
Joe O’Sullivan and Nora Fanning,
Marion Walzer and Paul Kelly,
Fiona Lawlor and Liam Fitzgerald,
Thomas Shelley and Joan Fox,
Christina Blake and Mark O’Connell,
Mary Kate McGabhan and P.J. Hayes,
Brian Cullivan and Margaret O’Neill,
James Gleeson and Jacqui O’Flynn,
Robbie Campion and Deirdre Bourke,
Eddie Brennan and  Cait Murphy and
Killian Skorka and Jordan Freeman.

If you would like to get involved by sponsoring advertisements on the programme or purchasing tickets you can email or Tel 052 9156332. Tickets cost €20 each. All funds raised will go to equip our new Autism Unit “Coisceim”. This unit is providing post-primary education for children on the Autism spectrum who live in Killenaule and surrounding areas. This ensures that these children can access their education in their own local community and interact with their peer both inside and outside the classroom .We would like to wish everyone a very enjoyable evening and encourage people to come along to show your support for this very worthy cause.

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