News from Scoil Ruain, Killenaule 09/11/2018

November 9, 2018

Transition Year “Back to the 80s”

The halls of Scoil Ruáin have been rocking to the sound of the 80s as the Transition Year rehearse for their upcoming musical “Back to the 80’s”. The stage will be awash with neon colours and the catchy tunes of the decade that fashion forgot! The students have been working their socks off learning dialogue preparing the well-known songs and practicing their dance moves for the two performances on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th November in the school. Booking through the school office is advisable as places are limited. Don’t be disappointed. Book now on 052 9156332

Congratulations to Ava Lawerance

A big congratulations to Ava Lawrence who is the Feile Rince Samhna 16 to 17 years Champion. The competition was held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November 2018 in The Millennium Centre, Caherconlish, Limerick. Well done Ava.

NCCA Review of the Senior Cycle

Scoil Ruáin was chosen, as one of 41 schools in Ireland, to participate in a review of the current programme at Senior Cycle. This review asked pupils, parents and teachers to give their opinion on both the positives and negatives of our current system – Transition Year, Leaving Cert Applied Programme, Leaving Certificate and Leaving Cert Vocational Programme. They were also asked to give their input on what changes they think should be made to any new Senior Cycle Programme. This review started in September 2018 and will conclude in early 2019 with a report of the findings being presented to the Department of Education by June 2019. If any parent would like to contribute to this review process please email for further information on how you can participate.

Visit from Local Primary Schools

During the past week 5th and 6th Class students from all the feeder primary schools in the region came to Scoil Ruáin over the course of two days in order to sample what the school has to offer them. They participated in a wide variety of classes including:- French, Music, Art, Science, Home Economics, Wood Work and Metal Work to mention a few. They also got the opportunity to experience the state of the art sports facilities and sample a day in the life of a Scoil Ruáin student. A great day was had by all and we are grateful to the management and staff of our local schools for facilitating this post primary school experience for their students.

Open Evening

Our Open Evening will take place on Thursday 22nd November 2018 7pm to 9pm. Come and view the extensive facilities our school has to offer your child as they start out in secondary school. Come and meet with management, staff and students and let them answer any question you might have on the night. All students in 5th and 6th classes are welcome with parents/guardians.

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