Ard Rí Summer Camp

Ard Rí CNS Summer Camp caters for children from incoming Junior Infants to 3rd Class (2024/2025) from 24th to 28th June, 9:30am to 1pm daily. Ard Rí Summer Camp Application Form Places on the camp are limited and we will operate on a first come, first served basis. Filling out this form does not guarantee a place in the camp due to limited availability. I will be in contact with you via email or text message to let you know if you have secured a place. Thank you,Múinteoir...

New Entrants- September 2024

April 2024 Hi everyone, We are looking forward to welcoming all new pupils to Ard Rí CNS for their first day of big school on Wednesday 28th of August 2024 at 10 am. To help your family to prepare we would like to invite you and your child for a quick visit on Wednesday 29th May. The Infant classrooms will be open for you between 10am and 12midday and you are welcome to pop in with your child for a 15 minute visit whenever suits you between these times. Pupils joining all classes are very welcome to come along. We are delighted to announce we will have a Summer Camp available for incoming pupils from Monday 24th to Friday 28th June. Save the date. For more info and booking: click here Here is a very useful document with lots of information on how to prepare for starting school at Ard Rí CNS: How can I prepare my child for school 2024 Our school calendar for 2024/25 is now available on our website: click here Our school uniform supplier is Geoghegans, Trimgate Street, Navan. Do not wait until August to order the uniform. For full information on our uniforms: click here Follow us on Instagram @letsgoardri to get a glimpse into daily life at Ard Rí. We are delighted to be a part of the Hot School Meals scheme. At Ard Rí CNS every child has access to a hot dinner every day. Please visit our hot meals provider website for more info: www.thelunchbag.ie We source all our books centrally from a local supplier. They deliver our books straight to the school. Books will...

School Tours Summer ’24

Last one out, turn off the lights. Ard Rí are going on tour. We are delighted to announce children will be going on school tour as follows: ClassDestinationDateCost*Junior andSenior InfantsMellowes Adventure Centre29th May€251st & 2nd ClassCrystal Maze- Royal Breffni Tours9th May€303rd, 4th & 5th ClassLullymore Heritage and Discovery Park20th May€306th ClassTayto Park31st May€35 *All school events are run at cost price. We make every effort to be as economical as possible. We are going a little bit earlier to avail of cheaper rates and bringing larger groups to benefit from economies of scale. Bus prices have inflated. Please understand this is outside our control.  **Please know there is an option on Way2Pay to make staged payment. We never discuss payments with children. All children will receive a note home with full details about their tour today. You will receive a payment request from Way2Pay tomorrow. Please note, Health Eating Policy stands even on school tour. Thank you. Happy...

Winter Show

Thank you very much to everyone who supported our Winter Show. I really think it was an experience the boys and girls will never forget. Thanks to Victor and Luana from Magna Films for capturing the show on film. I am delighted to share them with you now. Enjoy the...

Rang a 6- Newsfeed

January 2024 Dear parents and guardians of 6th Class pupils, Children starting Post Primary school in September will have their Assessment Tests on different Saturdays from the end of January through February. Your child’s school will contact you shortly with specific details. It is very important that the pupils understand that there is no work they need to do in preparation for this test. These are not Entrance Exams. The students have already been accepted into First Year. Remind them that they cannot fail, the assessment just informs the school of their individual strengths and the type of learning that supports them best. Please check what time your child’s test is at and arrive 15 minutes early. Schools have different requirements on the day. Some require you bring stationery, some ask you bring wired headphones, some ask you bring a snack and a drink for a morning break. Prepare for this in advance, you do not want a panic in the morning when headphones don’t work etc. Children should be well slept and have a good breakfast before they go in. Choose an outfit which will make a positive first impression. Schools are using Cognitive Ability Tests for this assessment. As far as I know, they use a test by GL Assessment (or similar). Some schools use a digital version which will be carried out on a computer, others use a paper test. This short video gives a good insight into the C.A.T. I hope all pupils are excited about the prospect. For many it will be their first time in the school building. They will meet the school management, their...

Peace and Love

Our Peace and Love project is underway. The dove carrying an olive branch has been a symbol of peace and innocence for thousands of years in many different cultures. Today, the pupils of Ard Rí Community NS posted over 300 envelopes with homemade cards sharing messages of Peace with family and loved ones all over the world. Our doves will be flying to every corner of Ireland and every continent on the planet. We must send extra best wishes to the very brave Sgt. Derek Landy and the 123 Infantry Battalion and all the Irish Defense Forces working hard to keep peace in the Middle East this...