St. Raphaela’s is a Catholic Primary School serving the girls from the local Stillorgan and Kilmacud areas.
As a learning community, our purpose is to guide and support each child in all aspects of her education and development. For us this includes promoting not only academic success, but also self-esteem, confidence, and personal responsibility.
I hope this website will provide information for parents and pupils in a convenient manner, as well as providing a forum to share and celebrate our pupils’ achievements across all areas of their development: academic, social, creative, emotional and spiritual.
Over the past three years our school has enjoyed great success with our pupils having: achieved success on the Gaelic, Camogie and Hockey pitches; represented our school at the Intel Mini Scientist Competition; achieved our fourth Discover Primary Science and Maths Award of Excellence; developed their Student Council work; represented our school with great success at the Santry Track and Field Competitions; achieved huge success as part of our Chess Team at the Community Games; and we have also achieved Digital School of Distinction status. Alongside all of these wonderful achievements has been the continued excellence that our pupils have achieved academically, within a happy school environment provided by their teachers. We are a very proud school family and as a staff we are committed to providing an environment wherein each child will flourish academically, socially, creatively, emotionally and spiritually. Having experienced an education in St. Raphaela’s our pupils leave us filled with confidence, creativity, kindness and an awareness of God’s love for them.
The relationship between home and school is incredibly important in supporting each child to reach their potential, and I hope that as parents you will always feel free to share both concerns and celebrations of your daughter’s experience with us. Building a positive relationship with your child’s class teacher, who maintains an open door policy, will enhance your child’s experience in our school.
I would also encourage all parents to build links with each other, each class has a parent representative from the Parents Assocation who is committed to involving parents in the life of the school. Our Parent’s Association, led by Gemma Dardis and Nicola Hayes, is dedicated to enriching school life across the year. At the beginning of this school year we enjoyed a wonderful “Back to School” party and our new Junior Infant Parents were welcomed with an evening social.
To keep up-to-date on all the achievements and news from our school, please check our News Blog : http://www.straphaelasns.ie/gallery and for current Newsletters and messages from the Principal check the “Principal’s Blog” http://www.straphaelasns.ie/blog
Thank you for the wonderful support you have shown since the beginning of September and I look forward to meeting with you throughout the school year.