Back to School Reminder.
The school will reopen after the summer holidays on Thursday 30th August at the usual time of 9.20am.
A huge congratulations from D.G.N.S goes to the Irish Women's Hockey team who finished second in the 2018 World Cup Finals in London. In 2016 Nikki Daly, with the help of Boyne Hockey Club, visited the school and did a coaching session with the girls of our school. She gave up her time freely and the girls will now have fond memories of when they were coached by a World Cup finalist.
Well done Nikki and the Irish Hockey Team.
GAA Summer Camp
Sports Day 2018
Our Cake and Plant Sale was held in the school hall on Wednesday 13th June. This event was a great success and a total of €2555.00 was raised. This money will be spent on gardening equipment and tools, and on resources for the ‘Aistear Integrated Learning through Play Programme” in Junior and Senior Infants.
A big thank you to all the children and parents who baked yummy treats and cakes, and who supported us on the day.
Thanks to the 6th class girls and their teachers Ms Brodigan and Mrs Mc Cartan and SNA Lucy who manned the stalls so efficiently, definitely some budding entrepreneurs in their midst.
To the parents who helped with our coffee morning we thank you for your support. Thanks to Ms Mc Manus, SNA Richella Mathews and the Green School Committee who worked hard in potting and planting herbs and flowers from the school garden. I hope Mums and Dads got a chance to enjoy a cup of camomile tea later on in the day.
We would also like to express our gratitude to all parents and local businesses who generously provided prizes for our raffle.
Below is a list of all of our lucky prize winners and our sponsors.
Fuschia Hamper – Emma Adams
€50 voucher LaunderLand Bettystown – Bronagh Grant
Fruit & Vegetable Hamper -
Hanging Basket – Holly McDonald
Dinner for two in The Boyne Valley Hotel – Chloe Gunning
Baby’s First Suitcase – Audrey Cushen
Handbag – Hannah Lynch
Overnight stay in The Village Hotel – Emma Parks
€50 voucher from Harry’s Centra – Lily Nolan
voucher for Glow Hairdressing Salon – Ms Kelly
Afternoon Tea in City North Hotel – Marie Darcy
€50 voucher from The Black Bull – Ms McManus
€50 voucher from Callaghan’s Butchers – Dora Bradvica
Voucher from Relish – Holly Lambert
€20 voucher from Dunnes Stores – Laurena Profin
€20 voucher from The Lime Kiln – Yasmin Rasheed
€25 from Borzalino’s – Sophie Doyle
€25 voucher from The Glenside Hotel – Maeve Mullen
Aura Family Swim Pass – Jenny Allen, Grainne Poole,
Maya Perez, Clodagh Smith, Evan Reid.
€15 voucher from Nan’s Bakery – Mrs McCartan
Burke’s Pharmacy Hamper – Kim O’Toole
Flogas pack – Mrs McCloughan.
Flogas Bar.B.Q Tool set. – Lily Johnson
6th Class Leaving Assembly
On Wednesday last, we bid a sad goodbye to our wonderful 6th class girls. To mark this we had a special occasion where all the girls were awarded a lovely school keyring to mark their time at Réalt na Mara. We also had two awards to present-
In this assembly we also celebrated those girls who had excellent attendence this year and also 3rd Class were presented with a special award from their school tour in the Cavan Crystal Maze.
Drogheda Fleadh 2018
The Fleadh Cheoil is an Irish music competition run by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, a non-
To mark this event, Ms. McManus and Ms. Kirwan and their 5th Classes decided to put on a concert. The singing, drama and tin whistle playing was superb and was throughly enjoyed by the school and parents.
Jimmy Curran Cup
There was great excitement last Friday 15th June as the girls of 5th and 6th brought back more silverware to D.G.N.S. The school football team had been taking part in the Jimmy Curran Gaelic football tournament and had reached the final in Páirc Taillteann. The team were successful in their endeavor to win the double as they beat local rivals Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa by 9pts to 6pts. Congratulations to all the team and their coaches Ms. Kirwan and Ms. Byrne. It was a great achievement and we are all proud of you.
Mrs Roulstone, Ms Sorensen, Ms. McManus and Mrs O'Reilly held an end of year pizza party to thank all the girls from the Student Council and the Green Schools Committee for all their hard work throughout the year.
Cumann na mBunscol
All roads led to Navan and Páirc Tailteann on an early sunny Saturday morning where our footballers took to the field to participate in the county finals of the nationwide Gaelic football tournament Cumann na mBunscol. They faced local rivals Duleek in a fiercely fought contest. Our girls led at half time but Duleek never gave up and came back strong but ultimately our girls held on to take the Division 1 title.
Well done to all the girls and their coaches Ms.Kirwan and Ms. Byrne and of course all their fans who made the trip to Navan.
Back in March to celebrate our Seachtain na Gaeilge we were lucky enough to have a drone visit us to take pictures of us as we marked out the Irish word Beo.
Congratulations to all the girls who received the sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday 12th May in Star of the Sea Church, Mornington. They sang and read beautifully. Thank you to all those involved in making the day so special.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
With a lot of help from very generous parents and children. Huge thanks to all who came to help weed and plant in the school garden on Thursday evening. The beds are now ready to be used by the children.
Early morning warmups as part of Active Week.
Jimmy Cooney Cup
Congratulations to our footballers who this week, under the guidance of Ms. Kirwan and Ms. Byrne, have progressed to the semi final of this competition. They beat local rivals Laytown in the recent quarter final. Pictured below are the team preparing for round 3.
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for the Easter Egg Raffle in aid of Trócaire. This year we raised 1,788 euro.Well done to 6th Class for organising and running the event.
Buaiteoirí Comórtas Seanfhocail
Lá Glas took place on Wednesday 13th March. The yard was filled with children wearing 40 shades of green, from top hats to trilby hats, sequined hairbands and shamrock accessories, leprechaun t-
Céilí agus Craic.
Musicians from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann performed on Thursday 15th March in the hall. Teachers and pupils had great fun doing their aon, dó trí and joined in the dancing.
Seachtain na Gaeilge Tráth na gCeist.
The girls in 4th, 5th and 6th participated in a Tráth na gCeist organised by Ms De Bruyn on the 7th of March. Teams were made up of children from different classes, and the children listened to the questions over the intercom, and the questions were also displayed on the boards in the classes. The girls had a great time, and made a fantastic effort to answer the questions as Gaeilge. Maith Sibh!! The winning team will be announced on Friday the 16th of March.
During our February Assembly we celebrated the schools achievements on many fronts. Our 5th and 6th class quiz team were presented with their 3rd place prizes after a recent Credit Union quiz in Drogheda.
We also celebrated the runners that took part in the recent Rás in Oldbridge on the 18th February.
Mrs. McCartan presented the winners of the monthly Handwriting Awards with their prizes also.
Lastly Ms. Sorensen and Mrs. Roulstone prsented the winners of the recent Student Council Superhero poster competition with their prizes. Well done everyone.
In March, Ms McGuinness’ second class received an opportunity to attend a ‘Fighting Words’ writing workshop in Dublin. This initiative was set up by renowned Irish author Roddy Doyle with the aim of encouraging young children to become more interested and involved in the writing process. During the workshop the children were treated in many ways as professional writers. They had an opportunity to engage with the creation of a story from the perspective of author, illustrator, editor and publisher. The writing workshop built on content we had covered during literacy lessons in school. The workshop facilitators discussed the important elements of story writing-
Rás Na hÉireann 2018
It was a misty, rainy day at Oldbridge but the Réalt Na Mara Girls all turned up to represent their school in the annual Rás Na hÉireann. For some it was their first race ever! For others it was their second race at Oldbridge. These girls should be very proud of themselves, they showed great determination and stamina in the face of stiff competition from local and national running clubs. The conditions underfoot were slippy and challenging but they persevered. Well done to all the girls who participated, your school is very proud of you. Well done and thanks also to all the Parents and siblings who came to support the girls.
Donacarney's afterschool Chess Club
Catholic Schools Week 28th January -
Parents/Grandparents of the 6th class girls joined us in a prayer service to celebrate our Catholic School. Our school is a place of love and friendship. It is a place of learning, growing, playing and sharing. Our school family is made up of our teachers, our special needs assistants, our principal, our classmates and all who make our school a special family. We thank you, Lord for our family at school.
Congratulations to Ms. Brodigan's 6th class who had a stand at the B.T Young Scientist Awards in the RDS last week. Their experiment was 'Can we lower our recovery time after exercise in just one month?
It was the first time the school has been represented at the Science Fair. Well done to all involved.
Here are a few pics of 6th Class explaining their project to the school at January's Assembly.
January's Cultural Assembly.
Nut Free Zone
Please remember that Réalt na Mara G.N.S is a nut free zone.
Department of Education report for Réalt Na Mara Girls' School
We are delighted to share our recent report from the inspection team who visited our school this year in March. We are proud of our achievements and we will continue to work to maintain the high standards in the school. I would advise reading the Inspectorate’s Quality Continuum at the end of the report before reading the report as the inspectors are limited in the language used in reporting.
Please click on link below to access report.
WSE Report 2017