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Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Eggcentric Easter Egg Cups


To celebrate Easter,  5th and 6th Classes used clay to create eggcentric egg cups. Some turned out dotty, others stripy and a few were cracked! We had great fun making them. Wishing you all a very Happy Easter! Eggcentric Easter Egg Cups


New Green School Committee.


The student members of our committee have recently been elected. They are  Jack Spillane and Briony Heffernan Price (3rd Class), Daniel O’Toole and Lale Bingöl (4th Class), Alexander McKeon Silke  and Dominyka Lukoseviciute  (5th Class) and Sophie Delahunt Keavney and Emmanuel Abidoye ( 6th Class ) . They will partner the children in the junior classes and keep them posted with any news or developments as they occur. Our current theme is Energy. Green School's Committee

Quiz Winners once again!


Congrats to Conor O’Farrell, Róisín Doheny, Róisín Quigley and Cian O’Toole on an outstanding win at this year’s Cumann na mBunscol Tráth na gCeist on Thursday 14th March, making it a double win for Ratheniska N.S. this year!

Cumann na mBunscol Winners

Cumann na mBunscol


Hurling and Camogie training has begun in preparation for fixtures which will begin after Easter. This year the girls will play teams from Borris in Ossory, Castlecuffe, The Rock  and Ballyfin. The boys will meet teams from Knock, Raheen, Ballyroan, Ballinakill and Durrow. A reminder to all that this year, under a new ruling, all participants should wear gum shields.Cumann na mBunscol

Artistic Fun with Recycled Materials


Junior Infants and Sixth Class, and Senior Infants and Fifth Class had a great time working together to create sculptures using recycled materials. We’re keeping it green at Ratheniska!

Art Recycled Materials

Seachtain na Gaeilge


Our main event of Seachtain na Gaeilge this week was our Céilí Mór in the hall. We all dressed in green for the day and we had great fun learning the Siege of Ennis and An Dreoilín. Some of our very talented musicians entertained us with a variety of tunes and we had some lovely displays of Irish Dancing. 3rd and 4th class had a very competitive Tráth na gCeist earlier in the day and the winners were announced at the end of the Céili. It was a fitting start to the St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

Dressed in Green!

Spring is here!


Junior Infants have been having been learning lots about  about Springtime in the last few weeks. We found several signs of Spring in the school environment and we enjoyed talking about Springtime on the farm.We even learned the difference between a dairy farm and a tillage farm! We completed our farm theme by making these cute woolly sheep!Woolly Sheep!