News Blog

Blag Nuachta



Christmas Annuals 2018 order by 16th Nov!


Christmas Annuals can be ordered in the School Office.

Order and pay by Friday  16th November.


Educational and fun, Christmas Annuals are bursting with quizzes and activities, fantastic facts, jokes, fiction and non-fiction, interviews and more



CSI RÉALT NA MARA Ranganna 4, 5 agus 6

Bhí Céardlainn Eolaíocht Fóiréinseach ar siúl ar an Mháirt sa Halla do Ranganna 4, 5 agus 6 faoi chomaoin Coiste na dTuismitheoirí.

Forensic Science workshops were held with 4th, 5th and 6th classes last Tuesday in the school Halla courtesy of the Parents’ Association.

The workshops were designed to use practical science in real world situations. The pupils entered their own crime scene and working together they had to piece together the evidence to solve a crime. They learned forensic science techniques used to interpret fingerprints, shoe marks and DNA. Great science and loads of fun!




Scoil Réalt na Mara – Parents Council Newsletter – October 2018


Tá fáilte romhaibh go léir ar ais chuig Scoil Réalt na Mara. A big warm Réalt Na Mara welcome to all, especially our new pupils and parents.

The members of the Parents Council are volunteers who give their time to support and assist the school in providing equipment and facilities for the benefit of our children. There was a great response to our appeal for new members.   The committee for 2018-19 is as follows:  Brenda Lynch, Chairperson,  Sandra Byrne, Secretary, Sheila Brennan, Treasurer, Catríona Grimes,  Louise Kane, Shirley Francis, Nicky Walsh,  Ita Fogarty, Hanna McManus, Rosie Moore, Valerie Roche, Joanne Ellis,  Noeleen Loughran, Rachel Marsh, In. Uí Lionnáin and In. Uí Odhráin.

As you all know, these benefits for our children cost money so we have to fundraise during the year.  We know it’s not always easy for parents to get to events so we plan to have some more family and child centred events during the year and we look forward to your ongoing support!

So what’s coming up – plans for the coming year 2018/19:

Halloween Pumpkin Sale

It’s back – we’ve found a new supplier and the Pumpkin Sale will take place on Thurs 25th and Fri 26th October this year in the Halla and Junior Yard – watch out for more details.


Quarterly Draw   –  Are you in with a chance to win €400 every quarter?

A main staple of school fundraising for many years now with a prize fund of €2,400 every year.  Cost of entry is €4 per month – we will be promoting the draw during November and entry forms will be available.  If you’re not in, you can’t win!

School Calendars  and Christmas Cards

The calendar will be back, with a photo of each class, these can be purchased in time for Christmas and they make ideal Christmas presents for grandparents etc.   We are also looking at doing Christmas cards this year.

Christmas and Easter Raffles

Tickets will be distributed through the school with a chance to win great prizes.

Scoil Réalt na Mara is 40!

The school celebrates it’s fortieth anniversary this school year.  We will be working with the school to mark this milestone.

Parking and Safety of children travelling to school 

In the interests of our children’s safety, we again ask people not to park on the yellow “School Keep Clear” markings or outside any of the school gates. Also do not park at or obstruct the driveways of houses on either side of the school

Keeping in touch with what is happening……

Keep an eye on the school website  – it is a great source of information about what is happening in the school – especially good if there are any major weather events!

Want to get in touch with the Parents Council? here’s how…Suggestions for fund raising are always welcome or if you would like to become a helper at our forthcoming events, please email your number to

Are you a new parent to the school? Notices of upcoming events are sent out by email. If you would like to be included on this distribution list please email

Ní Neart go Cur le Chéile.


Scoil Réalt na Mara Parents Council – Personalised Christmas Cards 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian,

This year the Parents Council are delighted to advise you that we will offering you the opportunity to buy Personalised Christmas Cards which will be coloured/designed by your child.  We will be working with a card company who will produce the cards.

Junior side – each child will receive a preprinted template to colour in.

Senior side – each child will receive a blank template so they can design their own card.

Once the drawing is complete, the card company will produce a sample card which will be given to each child along with an order form for you to complete and return to the school along with the payment.  Please note there is no obligation to buy cards.

Please note by completing the order form you are authorising the card company to hold your child’s name for the sole purpose of producing the cards. Once the order is complete this information will be deleted.

Important dates:

25th October                         templates will be given out to each child.

6th November                       deadline for return of completed drawings.

15th November(Approx)     sample cards will be distributed to each child who sent in a                                                    drawing, along  with an order form for you to complete.

20th November                    deadline to receive back completed order form and payment.

5th December(Approx)        Christmas cards complete and ready for distribution.

Deadlines – To ensure we have the Christmas cards on time we must adhere to these dates – we cannot accept late drawings or orders.


10 cards           €8.00

20 cards         €15.00 (based on 20 of same design only)

30 cards         €20.00 (based on 30 of same design only)

In order to get the best quality card here are a few tips:

What to use:What not to use:
Crayons, colouring pencils or markers.

The more vibrant the picture the better the card quality.

Glitter or luminous colours.


If for whatever reason you require a replacement template, contact a member of the Parents Council, who will be able to assist. However, the deadlines above will still apply. Please do not photocopy the template as this will reduce the quality of the print.

If you have any questions please contact any member of the Parents Council or email




 Share the love of reading


10ú, Deireadh Fómhair, 2018

Dear Parents,


We are pleased to announce that we are having a book fair in Réalt na Mara.

It will start on Tuesday 23rd October and run for 3 days. You are welcome to come and browse and hopefully buy books for your child anytime on these days.

The Book Fair will be open each morning from 8.50a.m. – 9.15a.m. and each afternoon from 1.30p.m. – 3.00p.m.

Children from Junior Infants to Rang 2 must be accompanied by an older sibling

in the morning from 8.50a.m. – 9.15a.m. or parents may collect their child to accompany them to the Book Fair. On the first morning we would ask that only children accompanied by a parent/adult visit the Book Fair.

Children from Rang 3 upwards will be allocated a time to visit the Book Fair

with their teacher on Wednesday 24th.

The accompanying brochure shows some of the range of books covering many subjects, both fiction and non-fiction, for children of all reading abilities.

Our school will benefit from all sales. The funds generated will allow us to provide lots of reading material for the children so we welcome your help with this exciting book event.

Thank you for your support.

Le gach dea ghuí,

In. Uí Raghallaigh,

Book Fair Co-ordinator

Abi Parents Talk Mon. 22nd Oct

We will be implementing the Abi Anti BUllying Programme in Scoil Réalt na Mara during the coming year in Rang 1 – Rang 6.

As part of the implementation of the Abi Programme in the school you are invited to the Abi Parents Talk on Monday 22nd October at 7.00pm. This talk will last 1 hour. The talk focuses on understanding the social phenomenon of bullying behaviour from a parents perspective and giving parents the correct tools to deal with any bullying problems without anger or blameful reaction.

We look forward to seeing you on 22nd October at 7.00pm.

Le gach dea ghuí

Máire Ní Odhráin


Ceiliúradh – Celebration

I mbliana tá Scoil Réalt na Mara ag ceiliúradh daichead  bliain ar an bfhód.

I rith na bliana beidh réimse de  imeachtaí ar siúil le seo a cheiliúradh i gceart.

Cuirfear tuilleadh eolais ar fáil go luath.


This year Scoil Réalt na Mara is celebrating 40 years in existence.

During the year we will have a range of events to celebrate this great event.

Further details will be made available soon.