Welcome to the website for Holy Rosary Primary School.

Parents Association AGM 2016

The Parents’ Association will hold it’s AGM on this Wednesday the 5th April at 7.30pm in the school hall. All parents are welcome to attend. Representatives from various clubs, events and activities held in the school will inform us on what’s going on in the school and how you or your child can be involved.

Straight after the AGM, at 8pm sharp, Dr Ronán Collins will give a very interesting and informative talk on matters of the heart. Specifically, on strokes and how they affect our lives and how we can prevent them. Dr Ronán Collins visited the school earlier this year to speak with fifth class on the effect of strokes on the rest of the family. The children found this visit informative and supportive. Please come and hear about this life changing event and how you can minimise its impact should it happen within your family.

Easter Holidays

The school will close at 12.30pm on Friday the 7th of April for Easter Holidays. We will re-open at 9.20am on Monday, 24th April 2017.

Easter Chicks

On this Wednesday, April 5th, the Knitting Club will be selling the chicks on the yard at 9.10, 2.00 and 3.00 for £2 each. ALL money raised will go to Barretstown.

Parents Tour of The National Botanic Gardens

A bus will leave the school gate at 9.30 on Thursday, May 11th, for The Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. An hour long tour is booked for 10.30. Afterwards light refreshments will be served in
the coffee shop.

The bus, tour and refreshments are free. Please book your place immediately as places are limited.

The Book Club

The next meeting takes place on Thursday, May 4th, at 9.30 in The Parents’ Room. The suggested book is Absolution by Patrick Flannery.

After School Classes start Tuesday 21st March

A reminder that the new term of After School Classes begin this week, below is a list of the classes and the meeting points:

Tuesday 21 March
Dancing for fun In the hall
Art In Ms Egan’s room
Animation In the lobby
Guitar In the lobby

Wednesday 22 March
Hip hop Ms Cunningham’s room
Glass and card In the lobby
Soccer blitz In the hall
Cookery In the parents room

Thursday 23 March
Animation In the lobby
Fun fitness In the hall
Lego robotics In Ms Morgans room

School Play – “The New Nanny” – Mon 13th – Wed 15th March

The 5th and 6th class children in the school choir have been busily preparing for our latest show. The show will also have some special guest performers that you may recognise……the staff!!! This time we are putting on an all singing, all dancing musical extravaganza called The New Nanny.

The show will take place in our school hall on:
Monday 13th March @ 7.30pm
Tuesday 14th March @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 15th March @ 7.30pm.

Read all about our school play – The New Nanny here.

After School Classes March – May 2017

Dear Parents,

The Parents Association are delighted to announce the return of the very popular afterschool classes for the school year 2017. The classes will run for 8 weeks from Tues 21st March until Thurs 25th May for all children from senior infants to 6th class.

The classes will go live for booking on Wednesday 8th March at 7pm sharp.

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

HSCL Upcoming Activities

There are a number of ongoing and interesting activities happening in the school at the moment, organised by our HSCL Teacher, Kathleen McKiernan. These include:

  • A presentation from Drink Aware on starting a conversation about alcohol with their children
  • Operation Transformation Tuseday morning meetings
  • The Book Club monthly meetings
  • The Knitting Club Monday morning meetings
  • The Gardening Club Tuesdays
  • An appeal for school books for a project in Africa

See full details on all our HSCL activities.

After School Classes March 2017

Details of the new term of After School Classes will be coming soon.

The plan is for the new term to start in late March and will run for 8 weeks due to the school play which will be on from 13 to 15 March.

We will update the website with more details as they become available.

Parents Newsletter 9th February 2017

In this newsletter: Car Park | Red Day | First Confession | School Closures

Car Park

Starting on Monday, we are introducing a new system for the car park on a trial basis.

There will now be two traffic lanes:

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

Lane 2 (towards outside railing) will be 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

First Confession Ceremony 15/02/2017

Dear Parents,

The First Confession Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, February 15th at 7.30pm in Holy Rosary Church. However, we kindly ask that you are there for 7.15pm. The children should wear their school uniform and you and your child will have designated seats.

In preparation for the ceremony we would appreciate if the children could revise the following prayers:

  • Prayer for Forgiveness
  • Prayer after Forgiveness
  • Act of Sorrow
  • Confiteor
  • Blessing themselves

These can be found on the prayers sheets your children have previously brought home.

We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you. Thank you for your co-operation and support.

Yours sincerely,

Ms. Morgan, Ms. Mulcahy and Ms. O’Dea

Grandparents / Great Grandparents Day At Holy Rosary Primary School

Dear Grandparents / Great Grandparents,

You are cordially invited to visit our school to celebrate Grandparents Day on Wednesday, February 1st 2017.

Read more about Grandparents / Great Grandparents Day.

Farewell Noel!

We bade a sad farewell to our wonderful caretaker Noel Slevin who has retired after fifteen years of extraordinary service to Holy Rosary Primary School.

It was a sad day for everyone, but Noel leaves us with much love and respect and is welcome back anytime. Here are some pictures of Noel with staff and the Holy Rosary children, and of the show the children put on in his honour.

See the pictures of Noel’s last day.

Holy Rosary Christmas Newsletter 2016

In this newsletter: Noel’s Retirement | Santa’s on Strike | Food Collection | Christmas Bake Sale | Coffee Morning | Christmas Fair | Book Fair | Children’s Liturgy Group | Lost Property | H.S.C.L. | Christmas Closing
We would like to wish all of our families a very happy and peaceful Christmas and all the best for 2017.

Read the Full Newsletter

Parent / Teacher Meetings

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 days.

You will appreciate that it will be difficult to satisfy everybody with regard to times etc. To avoid confusion and unnecessary inconvenience to you we have set up an online booking form so you can immediately see the times and dates available and book your preferred slot.

Read more about Booking your Parent / Teacher meeting.

Holy Rosary Christmas Fair 2016 2 - 5pm

Holy Rosary Christmas Fair 2016 2 – 5pm

Just a reminder that the Christmas Fair is on this Sunday (November 27th) from 2pm to 5pm. All welcome. It’s just €2 per family at the door!

If anyone has anything to donate for the fair it would be greatly received. You can drop them ate the drop off point under the notice boards. We are still looking for prizes for the Raffle too please. Please give any raffle prizes to the office or Kathleen. Many thanks for all your support, both now and on the day.

Will you and family be going on Sunday for the fun and festivities?

Book Fair Holy Rosary Primary School November 12th-14th 2014

This year’s book fair takes place from Thursday 10th November to Friday 11th November 2016.

** Book Fair: TODAY 10th – 11th November in the school hall **

Dear Parents, Grandparents and Guardians,

The Book Fair will be arriving in school soon with hundreds of new children’s books to browse and buy. We will also have bargain books and stationery.

Come and join us!

Read more about the Book Fair 2016.

Official Opening of our Sensory Garden and play area by Dr. Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

opening-of-our-sensory-garden-and-play-area-with-dr-katherine-zappone-minister-for-children-and-youth-affairsWe were delighted this week to have the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone officially open our Sensory Garden and play area.

Also this week we had our ever popular Halloween Walk – and the children outdid themselves with their spoooky costumes.

You can view some photos from both these events in our galleries below:

Holy Rosary School Newsletter October 2016

In this newsletter: Official Opening of our Sensory Garden and Play Area | Halloween Sponsored Walk | Enrolment 2017 | Caretaker Position | Contact Details | School Day | Bookfair | HSCL News : Book Club – Christmas Shoe Box Appeal – Pumpkin Carving

Read the full October 2016 newsletter

School Newsletter September 2016


I would like to welcome all our families back after the summer holidays. A special warm welcome to the first time families both at Junior Infant level and throughout the school. I am confident that you will be made feel part of our school community very quickly and I urge you to become involved in all school activities. We also have some new members of staff and I would like to warmly welcome them also.

Read the full School Newsletter

Thank you for supporting the school library!

Thanks to all parents for continued support of the school library. Pictured are just some of the recent books we have bought. Children will be able to borrow again from the week starting 19th September.

If you would like to volunteer in the library please contact Kathleen McKiernan on 086 027 66 66. All help gratefully received!

School Closings / Calendar for the the current school year

We’ve just added the full list of dates for all school holidays and breaks for the 2016 – 2017 year.

View Calendar

Welcome back!

Great to see everyone back today and looking so smart in their uniforms. We’re looking forward to a great year ahead!

School Parking

The Board of Management is very concerned about the way people are parking and stopping when bringing children to and from school. The situation is now very dangerous and we must act to ensure the safety of all children. Everyone has a responsibility to drive and park safely.

From Thursday, stewards will be on hand to help in the correct use of the car park and we ask for your full co-operation.

Morning Time

  1. The area beside the field is set-down only. You cannot park or wait in this area.
  2. You may park in designated parking places only.
  3. If you enter the carpark and cannot find a space you must exit again and park safely on the road. Please be respectful of residents and do not block entrances.
  4. You cannot park in disabled spaces.
  5. You cannot park or enter the teacher’s car park.

Home Time

  1. At home time parents park and wait in the set down area.
  2. You cannot double park or wait beside the set-down area or between rows of cars.
  3. If you cannot find a space you must exit the car park again.

We look forward to your co-operation and ensuring the safety of all pupils.

Yours sincerely,

Siobhán Glynn,
Chairperson BOM.
Dolores Kelly

Children travelling to school alone – a safety message.

Dear Parent,

As we move into the last weeks of the school term, we notice that more and more children are walking or travelling to school on their own. We would ask you to talk to your child about the following issues:

  1. The need to be careful when crossing the road – cross with the lollipop lady and always use the Safe Cross Code.
  2. To be extra careful when cycling and always wear a helmet. Children should not cycle on the school grounds.
  3. Please talk to your child about the importance of not talking to strangers or going anywhere without telling an adult.

We look forward to a happy and safe end of term.

Yours sincerely,

Dolores Kelly,