Open Evening Thursday 26th October 6.30pm to 9pm
Our Open Evening will take place on this Thursday 19th October 2017 from 6.30pm to 9.00pm with Principal’s Address at 7pm. Students from 5th and 6th Classes are welcome to attend with their parents/guardians to see what great facilities the school has to offer and to speak with other pupils, staff and members of the school’s Parent Association.
Congratulations to Katelyn Reilly
As a result of her excellent grades in Maths and Science in her Junior Cert, Scoil Ruáin student, Katelyn Reilly, has been selected by the Department of Education and Skills to attend the national Junior Science Olympiad competition in Dublin City University (DCU). From this pool of talented students, six students will be selected to represent Ireland at the European Union Science Olympiad in Slovenia next April. Scoil Ruáin is very proud of Katelyn’s selection for this prestigious competition and we wish her the very best of luck.
Scoil Ruáin Careers Exhibition
On Thursday the 12th October, 2017 Scoil Ruáin, Killenaule, hosted a very successful Careers Exhibition organised by our Guidance Counsellor, Ms. Joan Costigan.
This was an opportunity for our students to speak personally to representatives of all the major Irish colleges on their very own doorstep. Information was available on applications to all third level courses, apprenticeships, Garda and Army careers and student support services. This was, in fact, a one stop shop for our senior students in preparation for entry into further and continuing education.
Exhibitors were very positive in their feedback. Students were, in their opinion, well prepared for the event with well thought out and pertinent questions. Our students found it a thought provoking, informative and valuable exercise. They greatly appreciated the opportunity to access all of the information available on the day in a calm and caring environment close to home. Each student had ample time to engage with all the exhibitors on every aspect of going to college.
The event was open, not only to our own students in Scoil Ruáin, but to the school communities in the surrounding areas, all of whom were invited to attend on the day. The feedback from those students who availed of this opportunity was extremely positive and students were appreciative of the invitation.
This is our third year to host the event and it has gone from strength to strength. We are grateful to all of our exhibitors – Colleges, Institutes of Technology, PLC Sector, Agricultural Colleges, Garda and Defence Forces and those involved in the training of apprentices. Our thanks also to Una O’Brien who provided students with general information on nursing as a career.