Coláiste Pobail Ráth Dara

Rath Dara Community College

Strength through Cooperation

Please read the following Health Advisory documents from the HSE carefully :

HSE Memo To Parents

HSE Poster

Parent Teacher Meetings

We will be having our 1st Year PTMs soon. The date is Tuesday 19th March from 4.15pm to 6.00pm. Click below to goto our webpage with the details links to book a meeting.

Pathway To Rath Dara

Transition area for incoming First Years and their Parents. Click below to start on the Pathway to Rath Dara CC.


View our Admissions Policy for the 2023/2024 School year. Download the 2023-24 Admissions Form and learn about our Open Week.

Parents' Association

The inaugural AGM of the Rath Dara CC Parents’ Association is taking places soon. Find out more here.

Open Tours

Click below to find out more about Personal Tours of the school that you can avail of.

HPV Vaccination Information

The download link below is a letter from the HSE explaining the Laura Brennan HPV Vaccination Catch-up Programme in detail. You are being asked to read this letter carefully and inform yourself of how to avail of this fantastic opportunity.


A request for assistance from Employers, Past Pupils and Companies


Information relating to Covid-19 including the Return to Education Facility Declaration Form.

VS Ware

VSware is the new system that the school is using to record exam results, attendance and behaviour data etc. about your child. Learn more about and how to access VSWare here

School Fees
School Fees

Information and link to the schools Fee Payment System.

Our Diversity Code

In Rath Dara we are delighted,
To have many nations all united.
That is our responsibility,
To join people like you and me.
Everybody can see,
Rath Dara is racism free,
Happiness for you and me.

Our Green Code

Preserve water conservation,
to prevent future dehydration.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission in Rath Dara Community College is to create an educational environment that is positive, safe and inclusive.
We recognize the key involvement of students, family and the wider community.
We embrace diversity, promote integration and foster mutual respect.
We celebrate achievement, address the needs of the individual, challenge and encourage every person to reach their full potential.

Principal’s Welcome Message

Welcome to Rath Dara Community College’s website. We hope you enjoy discovering what the college is all about. Rath Dara Community College is a new school experience, building on the long tradition of education that has been part of the school since opening its doors to the community of Dublin 15 in 1986..

Rath Dara Community College’s vision is to provide excellence in education through innovative teaching practices that create an individualised pathway in education for all students What makes Rath Dara Community College unique is its size. Rath Dara Community College has limited enrolment each year which means that class sizes are smaller and the student as an individual is recognised and nurtured. Smaller class numbers have been proven to enable students to learn faster and perform better. Class sizes of 20 or less result in more individual attention, increased participation, and better communication between the teacher and students.

Our teaching staff are dedicated professionals, committed to the highest standard of education. They have a wealth of experience in all areas of the education sector and work to promote student wellbeing and creating an educational environment in which students can achieve their full potential.

Students and Parents are key members of Rath Dara CC’s school community. Student Voice and Wellbeing are an important part of life in Rath Dara CC. The school is involved in numerous different initiatives to promote wellbeing and good mental health including the Amber Flag, One Good School, (Jigsaw) and Mental Health Ambassadors, (Jigsaw). The school also benefits from counselling services provided by Genesis Psychotherapy. Our Student Council has an integral role in all changes and improvements that occur within the school. Parents play an active an important role in their children’s education. At Rath Dara Community College we work in partnership with parents to help all students reach their full potential.

The school seeks to create a safe and caring environment in which students are given the skills and resilience to thrive in the modern world. We embrace digital technology and are a member of the DDLETB pilot programme of Google Chromebooks in the classroom. We are committed to ensuring that our students have the same opportunities and access to the digital world of education through a programme in which cost is accessible for all parents. This initiative means that first year students have access to a personal Chromebook that they can use throughout their education.

As we move forward on a new and exciting journey as Rath Dara Community College, in an environment which promotes inclusion, celebrates diversity and is built on mutual respect. We hope to build upon the traditions of the past and create a safe, happy, unique and dynamic education pathway for each student in partnership with parents and the wider D15 community.

Emily Boyle

Virtual Open Night
Virtual Open Night

Welcome to our Virtual Open Night. Follow the link to find out more about Rathdara CC.


Find out what books are needed for the 2022/2023 academic year.


View our Calendar for the academic year 2022/2023