Incoming 1st Year Taster Day

Rathdown School is delighted to offer 6th class students the opportunity to experience a morning in Secondary school filled with new friends and activities as part of Rathdown Taster Day. 

Unfortunately this is not available at present due to Covid restrictions.

During our Incoming 1st Year Taster Day the girls would get to meet fellow First Year classmates and explore their future surroundings while taking part in taster subjects followed by some delicious lunch. As part of our programme to support the transition to Rathdown School, we offer girls the opportunity to spend a morning experiencing some of the different and exciting subject areas and activities.

Dear Anne,

Thank you so much for the lovely Taster Day.

Our daughter had great fun and she really enjoyed her time. The smoothie was a hit. On our way home we had to get all the ingredients and she made it for us at home.

And we all enjoyed it.

She is now fully set at starting her secondary education there more than before.

Thank you so much for the Taster Days. They are of great help to the girls. Very few secondary schools offer that.

What happens on 1st Year Taster Day

The girls would get to meet fellow First Year classmates and explore their future surroundings while taking part in taster subjects followed by some delicious lunch. As part of our programme to support the transition to Rathdown School, we offer girls the opportunity to spend a morning experiencing some of the different and exciting subject areas and activities.

Taster days run from 9.30am to 1.30pm and feature a series of fun and educational activities such as Science, Drama, Music, PE and HE.

The girls take part in lessons, perhaps play some sport, enjoy a drama or music lesson, and meet their future classmates, ensuring that the transition to Rathdown is a smooth as it can possibly be.

Registration: After registering, girls will be assigned to groups and take part in a series of fun activities that will inspire and provide them with a taste of senior school life.

Lunch: Girls will be able to meet up and socialise with members of the other groups during morning break and lunchtime. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Our canteen offers a wide choice of options to suit most tastes and dietary requirements.

Clothing and equipment: Girls should wear casual clothes with trainers and a jacket so that they are comfortable and able to take part in a PE session. We will provide any equipment the students may need for their lessons.

Collection: Students should be collected at 1.30pm from the Senior School Canteen, where staff members will be available to answer any questions.