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Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Chocolate Fruit Kabobs!


Last Wednesday, Second Class had great fun making chocolate fruit kabobs. We discussed what we needed and wrote a procedure. We followed the steps while making the kabobs. Finally, we added some marshmallows and a drizzle of chocolate as a treat. They were kabobolicious!

Making fruit kebabs

Making fruit kebabs

Kick for Kolkata


As we went to the GAA pitch today for our usual breaktime, we were surprised to meet Kevin O’Riordan from Tipperary who is on a fundraising mission for The Hope Foundation. He is aiming to to kick a point in 1,616  club and county GAA grounds around Ireland. The money he raises will go towards supporting an education programme for vulnerable and underprivileged street and slum children in Kolkata. We witnessed him scoring his point in Ratheniska and cheered him on his way to many more club grounds.For more information about his fundraising efforts click here.


Quiz Night!!

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Quiz time is here again! The Parents’ Association would like to welcome everyone to their annual Table Quiz. It will be held on Saturday November 28th in The Rock Inn at 8.30 pm. Admission will be 40 euro per table of four. It promises to be a great night and of course, all our pupils in the school will benefit from the proceeds.


Meet the school’s Parent Association

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The Parent association is organised by an elected committee. The association works to support the school and it organises a number of events throughout the year. The Parent Association actively encourages all parents to get involved and welcomes all parents to attend its meetings and events.

Download the Parents Council newsletter to learn how the Committee plays an active role in our school support.

Visit the school calendar for list of upcoming events.

Current Committee:

Chairperson: Ms. Jacqui Crutchley

Secretary: Mrs. Claire Duff

Treasurer: Mr. Daniel Brennan

Crafty Kids!


Friday is a great day for Visual Arts classes in our school. This week , 4th class were creating still life drawings of cupcakes, Juniors were spotted constructing pictures of houses,  while 5th class were getting ready for winter with their winter silhouette pictures.




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Second class had a spook-tacular time during the week before Halloween! We learned about Halloween long ago and about a man called Jack-o-Lantern! We had a great (wet!) time bobbing for apples! We dressed up in our Halloween costumes too!