RIAMSpeech and Drama Certificate of Achievement

2nd February 2015

Our pupils from 1st – 6th class participated in the RIAM Drama exams on Friday 30th January 2015. All the children did amazingly well. It was a very proud moment for all pupils, staff, parents and Drama Tutor Dominic (from Live, Laugh, Learn).

Due to the phenomenal success of our pupils, we are inviting all parents to come to the school at 12.30pm on Friday 6th February to view our pupils showcase their mimes and improvisations!



7th January 2015

As you are aware, all children have been receiving free speech and drama tuition from a specialised teacher (Dominic O’Hailmhich – Live Laugh learn Speech and Drama) since August, during school hours.  All children from 1st – 6th class have now met the criteria set out by the Royal Irish Academy (RIAM) to enable themselves to be awarded a certificate. This is a fantastic accomplishment of our pupils and highlights the high standard of oral language that our pupils have achieved.

 All children from 1st – 6th class will be participating in Royal Irish Academy (RIAM) Speech and Drama Examinations. These examinations are on Friday 30th of January in Powerstown ETNS.

The Board of Management of the school has agreed to subsidise the fee and therefore are asking parents to pay just €5 towards the cost of the examination. These are group exams, therefore it is imperative that all children in the school participate to ensure the success of their peers.

Please enclose €5 in the attached envelope as soon as possible. If you wish to pay in instalments or are having financial difficulties at this time, please contact the school.

I wish all the children continued success in their preparation for these exams.



The RIAM is one of Europe’s oldest academies. Established in 1848, the academy has been engaged in examining spoken and dramatic endeavour since 1890. The Academy is professional and student focused. The highly qualified and experienced examiners engage in a positive and respectful manner. The work of both teacher and student is valued, and endeavour is rewarded. The RIAM also take into consider children who are learning English as a second language and children with Special Educational Needs. The RIAM has a national and international reputation. For more information go to http://www.riam.ie/examinations/speech-and-drama/




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