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Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Beanball Action!


In association with Laois GAA, the boys and girls from Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd Classes have been taking part in Beanball Games in Ratheniska Hall for the last few weeks. Under the watchful eye of Ciaran Muldowney from Laois GAA, the children are learning many skills which they will transfer to hurling as they get older.They look forward eagerly to their sessions each week.


A Trip to the Dentist!


This week, Senior Infants have been allaying any fears that they might have of going to the dentist. During their daily Aistear Play Sessions, they have been building dentist surgeries,being examined by the dentist, writing up patient charts and even  pulling fake teeth! Really enjoyable dental experiences!2016-11-3012016-11-30

Curious Scientists


Science Week arrived in Ratheniska and enquiring minds were busy at work investigating, predicting and observing. The boys and girls in 3rd Class were busy investigating light and got to grips with bulbs, batteries and circuits. There was lots of lava flowing in 4th Class, while in 5th Class, the brief was to present an experiment based on a water theme. All other classes had the opportunity to examine the experiments and even try out making quicksand, watching rain form in a glass, seeing water “walk” and many others. Head on over to our Gallery page to  have a look at the scientists in action.


Crafty Kids


All classes have been busy drawing, painting and creating throughout Term 1. Have a look at some of our work in our Art Gallery on the Gallery Page.img_20160930_085726

Winners and Burgers!


Just before the Halloween Midterm break, we had the pleasure of taking the full squad of footballers to Supermacs after their great win in the Cumann na mBunscol final. It was a fitting end to the football season in school for this year.


Our Halloween Disco


Once again, we hosted our very popular Halloween Disco in Ratheniska Hall. A lot of work went into transforming the hall into a spooky, weird and wonderful place. We would like to express our gratitude to each and everyone who worked together to make this a most successful night.2016-11-14

Cumann na mBunscol Champs!


We all headed off to O’Moore Park before the mid-term break to support the cailíní in the Division 2 Cumann na mBunscol Final against the girls from Abbeyleix. Following a very competitive match, Ratheniska came out on top much to the delight of all the supporters. Maith sibh, a chailíní!