Newsletter  14th October 2019

Class 5 6 Bualadh Bos Theatre Trip         Thursday 17th October Belltable Limerick

Class 1 2 Trip to Scariff Library – ‘Storytime’           Tuesday 22nd October    

Maths Week Fair – all welcome!             Thursday 24th October 1.20pm     

Class 5 6 Hallowe’en Bake Sale             Friday 25th October 1.20pm

Half Term Break:                         Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November

ADVENT FAIR             Saturday 30th November

Christmas Break:              Monday 23rd December 2019 – Friday 3rd January 2020

Half Term Break:                  Monday 17th – Friday 21st February 2020


Verse of the Week

My spark of light – it must become a flame.

Breathe on me, breath of God, it is my aim

To calmly tend this light within and make it burn up brightly.

The air that nourishes my tender glow –

It’s Love! It quickens me. My light shall grow.

I’m given strength to love all people and to do things rightly.


From – In the Light of a Child,   

Michael Hedley Burton


Michaelmas Festival & Waldorf One World Day

Sponsored Walk

The walk raised a grand total of €669.20 which is a terrific amount! All monies have been donated to the Steiner Waldorf educational and social programmes supported worldwide by Waldorf One World activities. Thanks again to all involved.



Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival                                                                                                  Classes 3 / 4 and 1 / 2 attended their Bualadh Bos shows last week and by all accounts had very enjoyable experiences. This Thursday it’s the turn of Class 5 / 6 who are off to the Belltable Theatre to see ‘The Dig’, followed by a tour of King John’s Medieval castle in Limerick


Cumann na mBunscol Gaelic Football Competition:

Last Wednesday we took a bus to Ruan GAA Grounds. The weather was drizzling when we got the bus. It was rainy and sunny on the bus.

We played Toona first. They wore yellow and green. We didn’t score. The final score was 2 goals 5 points to Toona, nil to us.

Next we played Doonbeg. Amin scored 1 goal. Arturo scored 1 point. The final score was 2 goals 4 points to Doonbeg, 1 goal and 1 point to us.

The final game was against Feakle. They wore yellow and blue. Arturo scored 1 goal and Amin scored 2 goals and 1 point. The final score was 3 goals 1 point to us and 3 goals to Feakle…

We begged for pizza on the way home but we didn’t get any.

Match report by Liam and Colin with information corroborated by Rio, Arturo & Darragh.

The RWCNS team was Una, Rudy, Colin, Darragh, Dylan, Clodagh, Amin, Emilie, Malachaí, Liam, Arturo, Lola, Rio & Oisín



Late Arrival to School:                                                                                                                        We ask that from now on parents should sign their child in if they are late to school.

The sign-in book is in the office behind the door – the same book as is used if a child is leaving early.

If you arrive to school late with your child, please be conscious of the learning environment within the classroom and don’t enter the room with your child.

If your child has forgotten something, i.e. lunch, handwork bag etc., please drop it into the office and Cecily can deliver it to them in the classroom.


All School Meeting:

Thanks to those who attended the All School Meeting last Wednesday night. It was a useful forum and provided healthy discussion in relation to the school going forward. In the next few weeks, parents will receive a link to a draft of the School Charter which will allow them to view the document and to give their feedback.

Fiona Coady,                                                        

PA Chair


Book Fair 2019

We are delighted that the Book Fair will run again this year.

It proved to be a very important fundraiser for the school last year raising over €800.

Many thanks to Maryrose Hennessy for all her work in organising.

The order form is attached with the Newsletter here and there will be printed copies in the office if anybody needs one




Lamb Meat Fundraiser:                              

We would like to sell our remaining lamb meat and donate all proceeds to the school.

There are still a variety of cuts available, mainly cutlets, chops and roasts at ~€13/kg and 2 bags with 3 different cuts for €30.

Let me know by text what you are interested in, then I collect the orders and bring them to school, or you can come and pick it up at the farm.

Ingo 0873118387


Visit of Anthroposophic Doctor to Kilkenny

Dr. Gabi Forster, who is an Anthroposophic doctor based in a Camphill Village community near Lake Constance visits Ireland about three times a year.

She will hold a clinic in Callan Co Kilkenny on Monday and Tuesday 14-15 October. Although it is short notice, there are still a few appointments available if anyone would wish to attend. Appointments are usually for 50 minutes and cost €75.

Contact Alan Potter on or 0871275352 for further details.


Viva la Vida                              

October 25–26                                         

Viva la Vida is Limerick’s first festival to celebrate Latin American arts and culture. Co-produced by Yonit Kosovske and Vlad Smishkewych, along with festival founders Yovanna Torres Blanco and Noelle Araujo, this festival offers exciting activities for all ages. On Saturday, October 26, there will be workshops on Brazilian kite making, Mexican skull face painting, Alebrijes (brightly coloured Mexican folk art sculptures of mythical creatures), and Capoeira (a Brazilian martial art, combining self-defence, dance, acrobatics, music, and song). On Saturday night the festival’s main-stage concert ¡Fandango! features Baroque, Classical, and Traditional music and dance from Spain, Portugal, and Mexico, including a fusion of Hispanic music and Irish dance. Performers Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord), Vlad Smishkewych (voice & percussion), and Yovanna Torres Blanco (dance) will be joined by Colombian guitarist and New York-based guest artist Carlos Cuestas. Please visit the festival website for more information: on Facebook:


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