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Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Lá na bPancóg


It may have been Mardi Gras in some parts of the world, but it was definitely Pancake Tuesday in Ratheniska! All classes took part in the age-old tradition of eating as many pancakes as possible before the start of Lent. Almost 300 pancakes were consumed in school alone as the culinary skills of pupils and teachers were truly tested!

A Talented Bunch


Fourth Class held a talent show in their class to mark the beginning of the midterm break.We had some very impressive performances , from singing and playing music to writing and performing short sketches. There were even a few magic tricks thrown in for good measure- A talented bunch!

Competition time!


We hosted a coin collection in school before midterm. We encouraged all classes to bring in any spare coins they had  at home. The prize for the class who filled their jar first was a night off homework accompanied by pizza for lunch ! The competition was fierce and 5th Class emerged as winners. All classes got a small treat from their teachers for their efforts. Thank you to all the parents for supporting this venture.

Money, Money, Money!


Have you ever seen a wheelbarrow full of money?? Head over to The Parents Association page to read more!

Pet Parade


The month of February saw Junior and Senior Infants explore the theme of Pets during their Aistear sessions each morning. Junior infants concentrated on setting up a pet shop while Senior Infants took their pets to the vet whenever necessary!

Credit Union Quiz 2017


Some of our 6th Class pupils took part in the local Credit Union table quiz recently. The quiz is in its 26th year  and sees over 25,000 children taking part all over the country annually. The questions covered a wide variety of topics including geography, history, music, literature and sport.

Although our team didn’t make it to the next round, we are delighted that they represented our school so well.