Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 28-03-2012

The infant school tour this year is to the Old Rectory in Croom, on Wednesday, 30th. May.   Activities include treasure hunt, cooking, playtime, meeting farm animals and making butter.

The cost is €11 per child which includes: €7   entrance fee,   €4    bus.

 We will depart at 9.10a.m. and return at 2p.m.

 Please bring in money to Ms. Culhane, Room 3.  You can pay in full or in instalments if desired, between now and Friday, 4th. May.

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 28-03-2012

As the school cannot be accessed by staff and pupils on Thursday, 31st. May (referendum day), the tour has now been changed to Wednesday, 30th. May.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 22-03-2012

The senior school tour to UL activity centre will take place on Thursday 31st May 2012. The bus will be  leaving the school at 9.00 and will be leaving UL at 3.45approx. Children will need a packed lunch and changes of clothes (more on this to be posted later)

Here is a link to the UL activity centre website

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 22-03-2012

The school will close on Friday, 30th. March at 12 noon for the Easter Holidays, the bus will be available at this time. The school will re-open on Monday, 16th. April.

 We are holding our annual Jumble Sale in the school hall on Friday, 20th. April. We would greatly appreciate any old toys, books, posters, comics etc. that you might have.

 A Parent/Teacher meeting will be held in the school on Thursday, 26th. April, from 3-5.30p.m.

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 22-03-2012

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 20-03-2012

Writer in Residence,

Last Wednesday, Helena Close, famous author, visited our school. Helena Close writes under the pen name Sarah O Brien. Helena told us that she often tried to write romantic novels with her best friend Trisha Rainsford but they would always end up being comical. They have written  4 novels  together and now Helena is working solo on her new novel  “Band World”, a story about a computer game that sucks the imagination out of children.

When she came into our class, she introduced herself and read out a list of rules that her 13 year old daughter had given to her. They were hilarious. Next we played a game called “What If ?” and then Helena divided the class into 4 groups  and each group was given the task of rewriting the story of  “The three little pigs” from the point of view of the different characters. The results were hilarious and entertaining.

Unfortunately we ran out of time so we didn’t get to listen to Helena read from her forthcoming book. All in all it was very enjoyable. Thanks to Helena for a great workshop and to Limerick County Council Art Office for sponsoring the programme.

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 26-01-2012



Parents wishing to enroll their children in St. Anne’s Primary School, Rathkeale for September 2012, may call to the school for Enrolment Forms.

Closing date:  Friday, 30th. March.

Open Day

 An open day will take place in St. Anne’s P.S. on Friday, January 27th. from 9-30a.m.-2.50p.m.

Parents who would like to enroll their children for 2012 and future years are invited to attend.

 Tours of the school will take place at 10a.m. and 1.15p.m.

Teachers of infant classes will be available to meet with new parents from 1.50p.m.-2.50p.m.


Filed Under (Uncategorized) by mdillon4399 on 15-12-2011

The Junior Choir – First & Second Class, Rooms 10, 11 & 17, and the Senior Choir – Third-Sixth Class, Rooms 9, 14, 15 & 16, will be singing at Mass on Saturday, 17th. December.  Children to be in their seats at 7.15p.m.  and they can wear their ordinary clothes.  Please collect your child immediately after Mass.

The Senior Choir –Third-Sixth Class, will be singing in Croagh Nursing Home on Monday, 19th. December, from 2-2.40p.m. approximately. I would appreciate it if you could collect your child from the school at 1.50p.m. and take her to the Nursing
Home for this event.  We will only be singing for about 40 minutes, so you can wait and bring your child home from here.

 An exhibition of the pupils art work will be held in the school on Tuesday, 20th.December, from 7-9p.m.  One painting, on canvas, per child will be on display and can be boughtfor €10 on the night, to raise funds for our school.  If you have more than one child in the school the cost will be reduced as follows: 1 = €10, 2 = €18, 3 = €25, 4 = 30

Teas, coffees, biscuits etc. will be served in the hall and you will be able to enjoy a performance from our Junior and Senior Choir and the School
Band.  The following is the order of performance: The Junior Choir – First & Second Class, Rooms 10, 11 & 17:              7.30p.m.approx

School Band:                                                                                             8.15p.m. approximately

The Senior Choir – Third-Sixth Class, Rooms 9, 14,15, 16:                   8.45p.m. approximately.      

 A raffle will also take place on the night, tickets are available in the school now, at a cost of €1 per strip or 3 strips for €2.

 The school will close on Thursday, 22nd. December at 12 noon for the Christmas holidays and will re-open on Monday, 9th. January 2012.

 Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Filed Under (Activities) by mdillon4399 on 14-12-2011

Swimming lessons will commence for Second-Sixth Class pupils on Monday, 16th.January 2012 for 6 weeks in Askeaton pool and will finish on 20th. February 2012.  The total cost per child for the bus and lessons is  €35. The school is going to subsidise this, so the totalcost to the pupils will be €20 each.  A deposit of €10 will secure a place.  Deposit must be paid by Tuesday, 13th. December.  Pupils will be accepted on a first comebasis.

Filed Under (Education) by mdillon4399 on 25-10-2011

The school will be closed on Thursday, 27th. October for the Presidential Election.

The children can come to school in fancy dress this Friday.  The theme must be based on Halloween and costumes must be made from recyclable materials.   Prizes will be given for the best homemade costumes and only those wearing recycled ones will be judged.  Pupils are asked to bring €2.  This money is going towards the Rathkeale Playground.  The school will remain closed for Mid-term break from Monday, 31st. October to Friday, 4th. November inclusiveand will re-open on Monday 7th. November.