Hallowe en Walk 2017

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Notices for week 9th October 2017

Monday 9/10/17:
U11 Girls football training after school in Robertstown G.A.A. @ 2:40pm to 3:30pm
U11 Boys football training is finished for the moment.

Tuesday 10/10/17:
There is no Homework Club due to Staff Meeting.

Wednesday 11/10/17:
U11 Hurling match – Semi-final, details will be forwarded when arranged.

Thursday 12/10/17:
U11 Girls Semi-final match V Moone in Scoil Mhuire, Ballymany, Newbridge @ 1:45pm.  Leaving the school @ 1:10pm, lifts would be appreciated.

Friday 13/10/17:
Swimming continues for 5th and 6th classes.

Maths Week:
Next week is Maths Week Ireland.  Our school will be organising lots of interactive and fun activities for all classes to participate in.

Parent Association:
Many thanks to all the parents/guardians who attended last week’s A.G.M. of the Parent Association.  The outgoing committee are to be highly commended and thanked for all their hard work and dedication to the school over the past year.

The Couch to 5km and the Fun Run, together with the many other activities during the year were hugely successful.

We are delight with the interest shown by so many parents/guardians at the A.G.M.  A new committee was formed on the night for this school year.

School Mass:
Fr. Byrne will say mass in the school this Wednesday 11th October at 11am.

P.E. Strand:
This month all classes will work on the strand of athletics.  We are trialling the whole school working on the same strand at the same time this year.  Swimming will continue as normal for senior classes.

Green Schools:
The Green School committee are planning Green Day to take place on Thursday, 19th October.  Children can wear one piece of green (T-shirt, ribbons, hoodie or tights/socks) on the day.  Each child is asked to bring in €1 each.  There will be activities arranged on the day.

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Notices for week 2nd October 2017:

Reminder : the AGM of the PA will be held in school today at 8pm. All parents are invited to attend.

Girls U11 Football: Monday 2nd Game V’s Athgarvan @ 2.15pm in Athgarvan Wednesday 4th game v’s Newbridge Educate Together @ 12.50pm inRobertstown. Leaving school at 12.35pm

Well done to the new Student Council and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who attended their first meeting last week. Everybody got the chance to meet them at Assembly last Friday.

Under 11 hurling training Wednesday 2.45-3.30pm in Robertstown GAA (weather permitting) No match this week. Boys Football training U11 today after school.

Walk on Wednesday will be starting again soon along with lots of other active ventures. Keep an eye out for dates in the coming weeks.

We are currently updating our medical records of all pupils. Please return all forms to school this week. Each pupil will receive a form today.

Safety Notice: Parents are requested not to let their children climb or walk on the school walk in the morning or at home time. Pupils dismissed at 1.35pm are not permitted to re-enter and play on school grounds.

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Cross Country Running:


Our successful Cross County runners who took part in the Cross Country in Kilcock recently.

Well Done to all involved!!

Cross Country Kilcock


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Notices for week 25th September 2017:

Monday 25/9/17:
U11 Girls football training in Robertstown G.A.A. @ 2:45pm to 3:30pm
U11 Boys football training in Robertstown G.A.A. @ 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Tuesday 26/9/17:
U11 Boys football match in Derrinturn N.S. @ 2pm. Leaving school @ 1:30pm. Lifts would be appreciated.
There is no Homework Club due to teacher training after school.
Wednesday 27/9/17:
U11 Girls football match in Athgarvan N.S. @ 2:15pm.  Leaving school @ 1:40pm, lifts would be appreciated.
U11 Hurling training in Robertstown G.A.A. @ 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Thursday 28/9/17:
Cyber-Bullying Talk:  Please return form to the office if you are interested in attending the talk.
Friday 29/9/17:
Swimming will commence for 5th and 6th classes during the school day.
Results for last weeks matches:
U11 Hurling: Robertstown N.S. 1 – 0 V Scoil Naomh Uilig, Newbridge 0 – 0.

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Healthy Eating Campaign:
Thank you for supporting our Healthy Eating Campaign.  Children are now enjoying a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, crackers, sandwiches and other healthy options in their lunch boxes.  We ask that parents continue to provide their children with such tasty healthy lunches going forward.  Classes have designed posters with healthy lunch ideas which are displayed around the school.
Parent Association:
The A.G.M. of the Parent Association will take place on Monday, 2nd October @ 8pm.  All parents/guardians are invited to attend.  We would like to see lots of new faces at the event.
Cyberbullying Talk
A Cyberbullying Talk for parents will take place in the school hall on Thursday, 28th September @ 7:30pm.  A letter of information was sent home to all families last Friday.  Please send back your acceptance slip if you wish to attend.

As the whole staff will be attending a training day on the new Primary Language Curriculum, you are advised that the school will be closed on Monday, 18th December 2017.  Please note this is an extra day of closure not on the school calendar issued previously.
Safety Notice:
Please do not park in the school gateway at any time.  This is a designated bus zone from 8:50am to 8:55am and in the evenings.  This area must be kept clear at all times.  Please do not double park on the road as it blocks the parking zone.  Parents are requested not to stand blocking the path outside the main gateway forcing children to walk on the road in the path of cars.

You are reminded that the school gate beside the tower opens at 8:50am to 9am.  School begins at 8:55am.  There is no supervision on the school premises before 8:50am.
Our school teams have started the year on a strong foot.  We currently have teams competing in the Cumann na mBunscoil league in gaelic football and hurling.

5 boys and 2 girls from 6th class, 1 boy and 2 girls from 5th class and 2 boys and 3 girls from 4th class.  Best wishes to our 15 athletes from 4th to 6th class who will compete in the inter-schools athletics competition in Kilcock Althelics Club next Friday.

Thank you to all the teachers who give so generously of their time to train the children for these events and organise games/competitions.
Monday 18/9/17:
Girls football training in Robertstown G.A.A. @ 2:45pm to 3:30pm.  Please collect your child on time.
Tuesday 18/9/17:
Boys football match in Robertstown G.A.A. @ 2pm V Confey.  Leaving the school @ 1:30pm.
Wednesday 19/9/17:
Hurling training in Robertstown G.A.A. @ 2:45pm to 3:30pm from 4th to 6th class.

Thursday 20/9/17:
Hurling match – details will be forwarded when finalised.
Friday 29/9/17:
5th and 6th classes will be starting their swimming lessons @ €35 per child.  Please be sure to be fully paid up before lessons begin.
You can still pay for Insurance for your child @ €9 per child for 24 hour cover.

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Healthy Lunch Ideas

As we continue our campaign to promote healthy eating in our school, here are a few links to websites with lots of lovely suggestions for healthy lunches.




Below are some suitable foods to include in your child’s lunch box:

Salad (no mayonnaise or coleslaw as they contain raw eggs)
Chopped raw vegetables
Fruit e.g. apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, berries, kiwi, plums, peaches (No nuts)

Cooked meats
Popcorn – unsweetened

The following foods are not permitted in school:
Fizzy drinks
Energy Drinks
Sugar laden products

Lunch Pyramid


Food Pyramid



9 to 18 years Pyramid           2 to 7 years Pyramid

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Welcome Back September 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to everybody. I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing break.

We welcome twenty-seven new Junior Infant pupils to Robertstown N.S. They all had a very enjoyable start to big school on Thursday.

We also welcome three new teachers to our school:
Ms. Faye Mulqueen (Senior Infants), Ms. Grace Fennelly (S.E.T.) and Mrs. Aoife Monahan (S.E.T.)

Congratulations to Ms. Coughlan on the birth of her beautiful baby boy Fiachra.

Welcome back to S.N.A. Deirdre Anderson, who returns from career break.

The Board of Management and staff of Robertstown N.S. would like to extend their sincere sympathy to Gemma O’Sullivan and her children Emma, Conor and Cillian on the recent death of Joe O’Sullivan R.I.P.

Please note that Robertstown staff will be promoting healthy living five days a week from now on. Friday will no longer be treat day. This is in line with the HSE launch of the revised food pyramid. We ask parents not to send treats to school on Friday going forwards. A number of children in our school are allergic to eggs and nuts. Please be mindful when preparing lunches to avoid including foods with these ingredients (nuts or raw eggs) in children’s lunchboxes.

We would encourage you to pay fees online using Aladdin where possible. This reduces cash coming into the school. Cash is never kept on school premises at night.

Please ensure you label all coats, jumpers and school equipment.

All absences need to be explained by email or written note. A phone call to the school is not sufficient.

Book Rental Scheme: Please note that children are not to write in any books. Rental books should be returned to school in a clean state at the end of the year. All rental books have been covered over the summer to prolong their life. Parents can help their children to look after their books by emptying out bags each weekend.

School starts at 8.55a.m. The gate beside the tower will be open each morning from 8:50am – 9am. Pupils should not to be on the school premises before 8:50am as they are not insured before this time.

Communicating with School
Our school secretary (Mona) is available to answer calls and queries from 8:55am to 12:15pm and from 12:45pm to 1:30pm. Please note that the office is closed outside of these hours.

I look forward to working together with you this year.

Yours sincerely,

Marion Sherlock,

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Notices for week 4th September 2017

Notices for week 4th September 2017

5th & 6th classes will commence swimming on Friday, 29/9/17 until 27/10/17. The 5 sessions will cost €35 per child. More details will be sent in a separate email.

Tuesday 5/9/17:
Football training for U11 in Robertstown G.A.A. from 2:45pm to 3:30pm. New members welcome.

Wednesday 6/9/17:
Hurling training for boys and girls from 4th class to 6th class in Robertstown G.A.A., from 2:45pm to 3:30pm. New members welcome.

Monday 11/9/17:
Football training for girls U11 in Robertstown G.A.A. from 2:45pm to 3:30pm. New members welcome.

Homework Club is back on from 2:35pm to 3:30pm. Ms. Magrane will have more details during the week.

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Booklists for 2017/2018

Junior Infant Booklist

Sen Inf







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