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My name is Mary Conneely.

I am an SET teacher in Rathbeggan N.S. I have been teaching in Rathbeggan for 8 years.

I love my job because… I enjoy watching and helping the boys and girls improve every day. I also like hearing their daily stories. There is never a dull day and they always put a smile on my face ☺

My favourite school event is… Christmas plays. I love Christmas and for me, Christmas starts with the school plays.

 

My favourite subject to teach is… Gaeilge or PE.

 

When I am not in school I… like to go for walks with my dog Bella and I love a day out shopping! I also love spending time with my two toddlers going to different playgrounds and farms!

Favourite colour is… pink.

 

Favourite team is… Meath, Moynalvey and Kiltale. My house is GAA mad!

 

Favourite treat is... popcorn, especially from the cinema!!

 

Favourite Children’s Book... is the Gruffalo

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My name is Katie Reilly.

I am the Junior Infant teacher in Rathbeggan N.S.

 

I love my job because… I love helping children to learn and listening to all their stories

My favourite school event is… Christmas plays or Sports Day

My favourite subject to teach is… Art because it can be whatever you like and there’s no wrong way to do it

 

When I am not in school I… love to read and go to GAA matches

Favourite colour is… red

Favourite team is… Meath or St Michael’s

Favourite treat is... a chocolate chip cookie from the Coffee Club

 

Favourite Children’s Book is... Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. I just love looking at the pictures and searching for all the unusual things the illustrator hid in them. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58kla7Ghxas

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My name is Anne Connors

I am a Special Educational teacher in Rathbeggan N.S.

 

I love my job because…. It’s my privilege to spend time with children on their learning journey. They never fail to entertain and amaze me!

My favourite school event is… The Christmas Carol Service.

My favourite subject to teach is… Maths, Music, History, Geography, English!

When I am not in school I… love to be with my family and friends, spend time in nature, go for a run and sing, sing, sing!

 

Favourite colour is… Red

Favourite team is… The Galway Hurling Team and Manchester United.

 

Favourite treat is... Chocolate and Chinese Food!

 

Favourite Children’s Book... What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson.

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My name is Anna Crowe.

I work as part of the SET team in Rathbeggan N.S.

 

I love my job because…. I learn so much from the boys and girls I work with as I engage with them in school.

 My favourite school event is… Friendship Week.

My favourite subjects to teach are… English because I love books. I also enjoy Maths  especially Maths games and Science is so interesting and exciting.

When I am not in school I… like to bring my dog Bonnie for walks and I enjoy Zumba to keep fit. Reading helps me to relax and I love to watch a good movie.

Favourite colour is… purple.

Favourite movie is… The Lion King.

Favourite treat… Carambars and Cadbury’s chocolate.

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My name is Aidín McGuill.

I am the Special Education Teacher for Junior and Senior Infants in Rathbeggan N.S.

 

I love my job because…. it is a privilege being part of a child’s learning journey in a wonderful nurturing environment like Rathbeggan N.S.

My favourite school event is... any dress up day (we have very creative children and adults in RNS) and first day of school for Junior Infants (their little faces ☺)

My favourite subjects to teach are... English, SESE and Art.

When I am not in school I… love to travel and spend time with my family.

Favourite colour is… blue.

Favourite team is… Ratoath GAA (especially the Ducks!)

Favourite treat is... a scone with cream and jam (yum)!

Favourite Children’s Book is... The Book with No Pictures by B.J Novak, always puts a smile on my face!

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My name is Cliodhna Horan

I am the Deputy Principal of Rathbeggan N.S.

 

I have taught in Rathbeggan NS for over 20 years. I believe Rathbeggan NS is the best little school in the world.

 

My 3 children came to RNS when they were younger.

I love coming to work in Rathbeggan NS because the staff is brilliant and the children make me happy.

 

I like smiles and fun and chats.

My favourite subjects are English, Art and History. I also love maps!

 

My favourite school event is when we perform a school play. I also love Confirmation Day in 6th class.

Is breá liom an ghaeilge agus usáidim alán gaeilge gach lá sa rang.

When I am not at school I like to walk, read and spend time with my family. I love to travel. I speak French and German.

Purple is my favourite colour.

 

Popcorn is my favourite snack.

 

Wonder and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas are my favourite children’s books.

I am clueless about football.

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My name is Lisa Callanan.

I am the Principal in Rathbeggan N.S.

 

I love my job because… I enjoy helping boys and girls to learn new and exciting things.

My favourite school event is …Grandparents Day.

My favourite subject to teach is… Gaeilge or Maths or PE….it’s too hard to pick just one!

When I am not in school I… love to coach and play basketball. I also enjoy performing in Musicals.

Favourite colour is… Maroon.

Favourite team is… Galway Hurling and Football.

Favourite treat is... Chocolate!

Favourite Children’s Book is... Flat Stanley. He has great adventures!

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My name is Fiona Coulter.
I am a SNA in Rathbeggan N.S.

I love my job because... I enjoy supporting the children to reach their full potential.

My favourite school event is… sports day

When I am not in school I… enjoy cooking and being outdoors. I also love to run and take my dog on long walks.

Favourite colour is… blue

Favourite team is… all Meath teams!

Favourite treat... Haribo jellies

Favourite children’s book… The Gruffalo

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My name is Siobhán McDonnell.

I am a SET teacher in Rathbeggan N.S.

 

I love my job because…. I enjoy helping boys and girls to learn, have fun and reach their full potential.

My favourite school event is… Sports Day.

My favourite subject to teach is... English and Maths

When I am not in school I… love to relax with a cuppa tea, go to the cinema or go for a walk.

Favourite colour is… Turquoise.

Favourite team is… Liverpool FC and Dublin GAA football team.

 

Favourite treat is... Pringles!

Favourite Children’s Book is... ‘The Midnight Gang’ by David Walliams.

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My name is ... Brigid Reilly

I am the School Secretary in Rathbeggan N.S.

I love my job because…. I love meeting and chatting with the children, helping out the Teachers and chatting with the Parents. 

My favourite school event is… Sports Day

My favourite subject is... P.E.

When I am not in school I… love to watch my Children play their sports and even play a little GAA too. 

Favourite colour is… Purple

Favourite team is… St.Peter's Dunboyne and Meath

Favourite treat is... a thick slice of strawberry roulade. 

Favourite Children’s Book is... The Places You Will Go 

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My name is ... Ann Kenny 

I am a Special Needs Assistant 

I love my job because…. I love listening to the stories the children tell. 

My favourite school event is… Grandparent's Day. It makes the children so happy to see their Grandparents at school. 

When I am not in school I… like to go to Enniscrone in Co.Sligo

Favourite colour is…Pink

Favourite team is… Rathbeggan Sports Teams 

Favourite food is... Irish Stew. 

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My name is ... Nessa O'Brien 

I'm a class teacher in Rathbeggan N.S. (for a long time!)

My favourite school event is… when President Mary Mc Aleese visited our school in 2010.

When I am not in school I… love to read, listen to movie soundtracks and do a bit of interior design.

Favourite colour is… blush pink and navy. 

Favourite treat is... Magnums and Danish Pastries. 

Favourite Children’s Book is... Elmer the Elephant

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My name is ... Finn O'Carroll

I'm a SNA in Rathbeggan

I love my job because…. it is both rewarding and challenging

My favourite school event is… Our Annual Christmas Carol Service. It is a magical evening and it gets everyone into the
Christmas spirit……….

When I am not in school I… When I’m not at school I love to paint with oils and enjoy time with my family, especially my two grandchildren. I also love to go for long walks in the countryside. 

Favourite colour is… Yellow. 

Favourite movie is… ET

 

Favourite treat is... a chocolate Kimberley. 

Favourite Children’s Book is... I have two. The Elves and the Shoemaker and The Velveteen Rabbit. 

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My name is ... Melissa Cooney 

I love my job because…. I get to work with fantastic children who make me laugh every day. 

My favourite school event is… Sports Day 

My favourite subject to teach is...Maths 

When I am not in school I… love to travel to new places.

Favourite colour is… Blue

Favourite team is… Cavan

 

Favourite treat is... Pizza

Favourite Children’s Book is... Room on the Broom

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My name is ... Ross Geddes 

I love my job because…. I enjoy seeing the children reach their full potential while having fun. A smile on the face is so important!

My favourite school event is… our Christmas Carol Service and anything to do with sport. 

My favourite subject to teach is... PE and SESE. I really enjoy teaching the many topics in SESE, particularly through Aistear. I love PE and feel it is such an important subject for all children. 

When I am not in school I… spend time with my two wee kiddies, or you'll catch me on a pitch coaching or playing football. 

Favourite colour is… Blue

Favourite team is… Ross County (Scottish team)

Favourite treat is... Strawberry Milkshake from the County Club

Favourite Children’s Book is... George's Marvellous Medicine

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My name is ... Kate Meehan 

I love my job because…. I get to have fun with the children and try to help them reach their full potential. 

My favourite school event is… Sports Day and Christmas Plays 

When I am not in school I… love travelling, gardening and walking the dogs. 

Favourite colour is… Blue

Favourite team is… Cork Hurling Team 

Favourite treat is... Chocolate and Indian Food 

Favourite Children’s Book is... Black Beauty  

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My name is ... Gerry Mulvaney

I love my job because…. I love fixing things. 

My favourite school event is… Sports Day

When I am not in school I… Cycle

Favourite colour is… Blue

Favourite team is… Dublin and Dunshaughlin GAA

 

Favourite treat is... Rocky Road from Avoca

Favourite Children’s Book is... Cycling Books 

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