Welcome to the website for Holy Rosary Primary School.

School Summer Concert

A huge well done to everybody involved in the Summer Concert on Thursday night showcasing some of the music that takes place in our school. We are very lucky in Holy Rosary to have various music programmes running which help develop the children’s talents in choral singing, percussion, drumming, recorder and dancing. The teachers work in partnership with professional music tutors from Music Generation which is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, Local Music Education Partnerships and the Department of Education. We also wanted to showcase the work of the teachers who develop the children’s musical abilities through use of the recorder, percussion and choral singing. A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported the children. A great night was had by all. 

Free Talk on How to Build Self Esteem in Children and Teens

Good Self Esteem is important for children and teens. It gives them the building blocks to be happy, confident and helps them to deal with lots of things that life will throw at them along the way.

Suzanne Lindsay from Foróige is running this workshop for parents and care givers of 5 – 17 year olds. It starts with how you can tell if your child has good or low self-esteem and then follows with lots of practical things parents can do which really do work in building their children’s self-esteem for life.

The workshop is free of charge. It will be held in The Parents’ Room in Holy Rosary School from 9.30 – 11.30am (with tea, coffee and biscuits provided) on Wednesday 6th June 2018. 

If evenings suit better, Suzanne is running the same workshop in Tallaght (Venue to be Confirmed) on Tuesday 19th June from 6.30 – 8.15pm. You can contact her at suzanne.lindsay@foroige.ie or 0867969726  to book a place

For more information or to book a place on the course, please contact Jessica Carthy on 086 027 6666 or homeschoolhr@gmail.com



A new term of Zumba for parents will begin on Tuesday 1st May. The term will run for 5 weeks. It will take place in the school hall at 9.30-10.15. The cost is €2 per class or you can pay €10 at the first class for the term. 


Zumba is a great workout combining all elements of fitness; cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility and boosted energy. It is also a lot of fun!

I am looking forward to welcoming back everyone from the first term and welcoming all of the new parents.

Family Fun Quiz Night

The Parents Association are holding a FAMILY FUN QUIZ NIGHT (tonight!!!) in the School Hall on Wednesday 21st March, from 7pm to 9pm – with doors open at 6.30pm.

Tickets will be available in the yard, or just come along on the night. Guaranteed fun for all the family!

  • €5 per family table
  • Everyone welcome!
  • Questions for Young & Old!
  • How well do you know your SCHOOL!?
  • Will you recognise the teachers and staff from their pictures as small kids!?

More fun than you ever had in school before!

Quick Survey on Courses for Parents

Dear parents,

I would like to run a fitness activity for parents in the Parents’ Room such as Yoga or Zumba. I would also like to organise a speaker to come and give a talk on a topic that is of interest to you.

I have created a really quick survey with 5 questions to find out that activities or topics interest you most. If you have 2 minutes to take the survey I would really appreciate it and I welcome any and all suggestions.

Thanks a million.

Jessica Carthy, HSCL

Take the survey!

The pupils and staff of Holy Rosary Primary School would like to invite you to come in to visit our school on

Thursday 1st February 2018 at 11.00am.

Enjoy performances from various classes in the school and the school choir followed by a visit to your grandchild’s classroom and finished off with a cup of tea or coffee and some sweet treats.

We look forward to seeing you then.

After School Classes begin today Tuesday 30th January

Dear Parents,

The Parents Association are delighted to announce the return of the very popular afterschool classes for the school year 2018. The classes will run for 10 weeks from Tuesday January 30th until Thursday 19th April for all children from Senior Infants to 6th class.

Here is the list of classes running and their location in the school:

Tuesday Classes: 3pm – 4pm

Cookery Ms Giblin Parent’s Room
Dancing for fun Janice 26
Art Ms Egan 4
P.E. Games Ms Reidy Hall
Animation Mr Molamphy 28
Computers Basic Ms O’Dea Ms Cunningham’s Room
Guitar Ms Thornton Resource Room (8)

Wednesday Classes: 3pm – 4pm

Crafts Maria and Carol 26
Disco Chess Mr Garde 7
Soccer Ms Reidy Outside
Fun Fitness Janice Hall
Speech and Drama Ms Hennessy / Ms Keane 5

Thursday Classes: 3pm – 4pm

Animation Mr Molamphy 28
Science Ms Priestley 25
Cookery Ms Thornton Parent’s Room
Lego Robotics Ms Morgan 23
Irish Dancing Ms Nolan Hall
Card Games Ms Reidy 26
Basketball / Football Mr Garde Outside

Christmas Carol Service

The children from 5th and 6th class in our school choir have been busily preparing for this years Christmas Carol Service. The Carol Service will take place on Thursday December 21st at 2.15pm and at 7.30pm in Holy Rosary Church. Everybody in the community is welcome to attend either performance, or even come to both! This year the children from the choir will be leading us in song and they will tell us the story of the Nativity. They will be helped by pupils from various classes in the school, by staff members and by parents. We warmly invite you to join us for a lovely evening of song. We hope to see you there!

Christmas Song Contest

This year our school choir took part in the very first South Dublin Libraries ‘Schools Christmas Song Contest’ in Tallaght Library. Please click here to see some photos and a video of our winning performance.

Book your Parent / Teacher meeting

Dear Parents / Guardians,

We look forward to meeting you all on an individual basis this year to discuss your child / childrens progress. With this in mind, we (your child’s teachers) will be available to meet with you for 10 minutes in the coming weeks.

Please sign up before Thursday 23rd November.

Read more about booking your Parent / Teacher meeting.

Pumpkin Carving for Parents

When: Friday October 27th at 9.20am

Where: Middle Eco room (beside the Parents’ Room)

Who: All parents are welcome!

Contact: Jessica or Kathleen on 086 027 6666

Tea, coffee, biscuits, templates and tools are provided however you need to bring your own pumpkin.

There are limited places available so get your name down early!


Maths Week Problems – Friday


  1. How many minutes in an hour? How many minutes in half an hour ?

  2. Some sheep stealers made off with half of a farmer’s flock. The following day they stole half of what they had left the day before. This left the farmer with 16 sheep. How many sheep did the farmer have to start with ?


Maths Week Problems – Thursday

  1.  A museum has 15 very old dolls. Twelve of them are taken away to be repaired. How many dolls are left?

  2. A school has eight lessons in a day. Every lesson lasts for 45 minutes. What is the total number of hours that children spend in lessons?



Maths Week Problems – Wednesday

  1. If a raffle ticket costs 20c how many tickets can I buy for 2 euro ?

  2.  In every book there are 250 raffle tickets. Altogether ten complete books are sold. How many raffle tickets are sold altogether?

  3. A water lily growing in a pond doubles in size each week. If it takes ten weeks to cover the whole pond, how many weeks would it take to cover half of it?

Maths Week 2017 Monday

We would like to invite all adults and children to attempt the following Problems to help us celebrate maths week 2017. The problems/challenges posed take a variety of forms and vary in degree of difficulty.

We plan to have new problems here every day for the coming week.We hope that you will find this to be another useful way of engaging your child with Maths in a broad and thought-provoking fun way.

1.What is the fifth letter of the alphabet?





I am a two digit number. When I am divided by 2, 3, 4, or 5 there is always a remainder of 1. What number am I?

Parents Newsletter September 2017

Welcome back! On behalf of the teachers and Board of Management we would like to welcome all our pupils back after the summer holidays. A special warm welcome to our new Junior Infants and any new pupils who have joined us. We hope you will be very happy in Holy Rosary Primary School.

Read the Full Newsletter

Parents Newsletter September 2017

Welcome Back

On behalf of the teachers and Board of Management we would like to welcome all our pupils back after the summer holidays.  A special warm welcome to our new Junior Infants and any new pupils who have joined us.  We hope you will be very happy in Holy Rosary Primary School.

Points to remember

  • School starts at 9.20am and ends at 2pm for Junior and Senior Infants and at 3pm for all other students. All pupils should be on time. There is no supervision before 9.10am and pupils should not arrive before this time

Click here for the full newsletter

School Re-Opens Thursday 31st August 2017

Its back to school on Thursday 31 August and we look forward to seeing everyone for the new school year.

A huge welcome to all the Junior Infants and their parents / guardians, who will be joining the school this week, we are sure there is an exciting year ahead for you all.

We would also like to pass on our best wishes to our last years 6th class students who will be starting their own new adventures in Secondary School.

Parents Newsletter June 2017

In this newsletter: Arts & Activities Week | Sporting Sucess | Family Fun Day | Important Dates | Hot Weather | Website | First Holy Communion | Stamped Addressed Envelopes | Second Hand Uniform Sale | Clothes Collection | Coffee Morning | Thank you

Read the full Parents Newsletter here

Holy Rosary are again Tallaght Garda Basketball Champions!

A big congratulations to the school basketball team on their success in the Annual Tallaght Garda Basketball Tournament in the Basketball Arena on Wednesday. They won all 6 games which got them to the Final and they beat St. Martin de Porres in the final by 18pts to 4pts, this made them winners for the second year running. Well done to all the children involved and to their teachers Ms. Thornton and Ms. Morgan.


Historic win for Holy Rosary in Croke Park

Click Here for full match report


Arts & Activities Week 12th-16th June 2017

We are delighted to announce that we are holding our annual Arts & Activities Week again this year from 12th-16th June. As usual we have plenty of exciting activities planned to ensure an action-packed, fun-filled week. There will be face-painting, print workshops, bouncy castles, animation, tag-rugby, dance, cycling, hiking, talent-show, African drumming and fun athletics to name but a few activities.

Click here for more information


Holy Rosary Camogie Final in Croke Park

The Holy Rosary camogie team with their coaches Ms. Ralph and Ms. Naughton

After some excellent displays of camogie, the girls have made it to Croke Park for the Cumann na mBunscoil Finals!!

The girls along with their teachers Ms. Naughton and Ms. Ralph have been training very hard before and after school. Their efforts have been rewarded by making it to the Sciath Olly Quinlan Final in Croke Park in June.

The final will be played on Monday the 12th of June at 11am on the Davin End pitch.

So dust off your blue and white hats, flags and headbands and come and support the girls in Croke Park!

Tips for Parents of Children starting school in September 2017

Please click on the link below to read the popular INTO booklet Your Child in the Primary School – Tips for Parents.The booklet offers advice on how to prepare young children for their first days at school.

Tips for Parents

Information evening on Children’s Mental Health & Wellbeing

Dear Parents,

We are delighted to offer an information evening on ‘Supporting Parent to support their Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing’. Children are finding managing their school home and friends needs stressful. This information evening will tell us parents how to help children manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life.

This information will be given by The National Parents’ Council in the School Hall at 7.30pm on Monday May 15th.

There will be tea and coffee available.

(The Parents’ Association and the Home School Liaison Officer)

Parents Assocation funds new PE equipment!

The staff and pupils of Holy Rosary Primary School wish to extend their thanks to the hard-working Parents Association who through their various fund raising ventures donated the money required to buy the new sports equipment you can see in the photos below.

However none of this would be possible without the continuing generous support of all our parents – we are greatly indebted to you all!

Read more about the Parents Assocation / new PE equipment and keep up with the Parents Association’s latest news.

Clothes Collection Spring 2017

Holy Rosary Clothes Collection Spring 2017

Holy Rosary Clothes Collection Spring 2017

SPRING IS COMING – so its time to clear out your winter wardrobe!

There will be a CLOTHES COLLECTION the week of Monday 27th February to Friday 3rd March, with the collection itself taking place on the morning of Friday 3rd March.

Drop off point at the Parents Room.

Read more about our Clothes Collection Spring 2017

Car Park

There are now be two traffic lanes:

Lane 1 (beside the playing field) is for SET DOWN ONLY. Cars entering this lane will not be allowed to park.

Lane 2 (towards outside railing) is for cars looking for a carpark space. There will be two rows available for parking.

  • If all spaces are full, you must exit the carpark and park outside.
  • Parents must not park in any other areas in the carpark.
  • Please accompany your child to the footpath. Children should not be unsupervised in the car park.
  • Only drivers with a valid Disabled Permit may park in the disabled spaces near the church.

We look forward to your co-operation for the safety of all our children.

Read all of the Parents Newsletter February 2017