Special occasion for St Rose’s

By Mary Dennehy

A CELBRATION was last Friday staged in St Rose’s National School to mark the Tallaght school’s 25th anniversary.

St Rose’s NS is a school for children with specific reading difficulties and is one of three ‘Reading Schools’ in Dublin.

St Roses 25th 08 compressor

Staff with Fr Ben and Bishop Eamonn Walsh – Mr Cullen, Ms Martin, Ms Heaverin, Ms Styles, Ms Anne Marie Kealy (Principal), Ms McGonigle and Ms Sheanon

Established in 1994, St Rose’s is part of the Scoileanna Aonghusa campus in Castle Park, Tallaght, and is a ‘happy, child-centred, friendly school’.

According to Principal Anne Marie Kealy, St Rose’s has seven class teachers and a pupil/teacher ratio of 9:1.

There are currently 63 children in the school ranging from third to sixth class, with pupils attending for two years before returning to mainstream.

According to Ms Kealy: “The school had a very special celebration on November 20 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the school.

“Past pupils and their parents, past teachers and board members, teachers from neighbouring schools and the local ICA group joined the pupils and staff for a ceremony of thanksgiving.

“Bishop Eamonn Walsh celebrated Mass in St Aengus Church with Fr Pat Lucey, Fr Ben Moran and Fr Al Leonard.

“Guests were then invited to the school hall where the parents’ association provided refreshments and were entertained by the pupil’s singing a special St Rose’s song.”

St Roses 25th 05 compressor

Ciara McCormack, Luca Nevin and Kate O’Neill at the celebration

The past pupils who attended visited the classrooms and shared their experiences of moving on from St Rose’s, and gave valuable advice.

“The day ended with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday,” Ms Kealy said.

“A great day of thanksgiving and memories for all.”

For further details on St Rose’s, which follows a full primary curriculum with a special emphasis on the teaching of English, visit www.stroses.ie.

Prev Purple Light Up Movement
Next A Night of Remembrance in Killinarden sees 150 people remembering loved ones
  • Walking miracle Karlee (8) thanks people for saving her life
  • Return of the flying ants!
  • Irish football supporters came out in force to remember Jack Charlton
  • Crowds gather to pay respect to former chairperson Brendan Moran
  • HSE launch Covid-19 Tracker App

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.