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Ratheniska National School

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Homework Update – Week beginning March 30th


Update 30/3/20

Please note that due to  technical issues, some details on Juniors, Seniors, 1st, 2nd and 5th Classes have been updated today, Monday. Please review if you need to.

Thank you .

Update 28/3/20

Parents and Students,

We hope this work update finds you all well and continuing to enjoy time spent together and learning together. It will leave us with precious memories as long as we take all the necessary precautions to stay safe – remembering at all times to maintain physical distancing and regular handwashing.

Please find below a list of suggested work for each class to keep our minds engaged and continue our learning at home.Junior Infants   Senior Infants  1st class  2nd class 3rd Class  4th Class   5th Class   6th Class     SEN


Rockin’ your Socks!


Thank you to all who took part in our Odd Socks Challenge on Saturday 21st and for sending us your photos. Click on the video to see what some children got up to.


Happy Mother’s Day!


We would like to wish all Mums a very Happy Mother’s Day! At this time of year, the boys and girls would normally have spent  some time in school crafting and creating something lovely for that special person in their lives – Mammy, Mummy, Mum, Mom……

This year, we hope that you will still be the recipients of homemade cards from your children and that they will sign and date them – when they are looked at in years to come, they will be very historical documents!

Finally, you might like to look at the story, “Five Minutes Peace” with your little ones in Infants while the older children carry out some random acts of kindness for you throughout the day!

World Down Syndrome Day 2020


Table Quiz 2020


We held our annual Table Quiz on March 11th this year. We had a packed hall with teams from our own school, Stradbally, Cosby, Timahoe and the Heath. All rounds were hotly contested and at the end of a very enjoyable night , the winners were announced and Ratheniska came in first, second and third place.

Thank you to all who helped organise this event.


St. Patrick’s Day 2020


In what will surely be put down as the most unusual St. Patrick’s Day of our lifetime, you might like to look at some of the images of our celebrations in school over the last few years.

Have a happy, safe and healthy St. Patrick’s Day!



Suggested work for all classes during the next two weeks can be found by clicking here.

First Penance


The boys and girls from Rang 2 will be celebrating the Sacrament of Penance on Saturday next, 14th March in the Church of the Holy Cross, Ratheniska. Fr Ciprian will be the celebrant.

Thank you to Miss Treacy for preparing the children for this important day.

UPDATE : Due to Covid-19 guidelines, First Penance has been cancelled until further notice.


Planes, Trains and Automobiles!


The Green Schools’Team are getting ever closer to applying for the Green Flag for Travel and Transport at the moment. They are working very hard at making us aware of the possibilities of reducing our carbon footprint.

With this in mind, Junior Infants and Rang 5 got together to make some planes, trains and automobiles from plastic bottles. The Juniors were delighted with having their big buddies helping them create something which was previously destined for the bin!


Cumann na mBunscol Table Quiz 2020


This year’s Cumann na mBunscol Table Quiz was held in the Holy Family School . 37 teams from all around the county attended and our team from Rang 6 had a very successsful night as they contested a third place tie-breaker!

Maith sibh, a bhuachaillí!