Thank you to all our students for contributing their beautiful artwork to our website.

Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Homework May 24th-June 5th


Homework suggestions for the coming fortnight can be accessed here. As mentioned in the last fortnight’s work, reading to and with children and daily exercise should be prioritised. 

Junior Infants      Senior Infants    1st Class    2nd class    3rd Class   4th Class   5th Class      6th Class

Once again, children and parents are to be congratulated on your wonderful work. We love seeing how busy you are each day learning in so many different ways. Remember that teachers are contactable  through their class emails or Seesaw. The office email continues to be available for any school- related queries.

“Learning never exhausts the mind” (Leonardo da Vinci)

Click on the video to see some samples of work from the last fortnight.

Schools Admissions Policy 2020


Our school Patron , Most Reverend Bishop Denis Nulty, has of late asked that all Primary schools in the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin review their Schools Admissions Policy . This review coincides with the requirements of the Schools Admissions Act 2018. You are hereby invited to review the draft of the reviewed policy here.-  Admissions Policy Ratheniska NS

Should you wish to make a submission to the policy please do so in writing to ;

Fr David Vard, Chairperson Board of Management , Ratheniska National School , Ratheniska, Portlaoise Co Laois , R32HW50

before Monday May 18th 2020. Many thanks for your continued co-operation .

Homework May 11th-22nd


Well done to all children and families across the school for all the fabulous and creative work presented over the last fortnight . It has been delightful for all staff to see how creative and enthusiastic the response to using Seesaw has been. Seesaw is now up and running across the school . Teachers have prepared work for the next fortnight and you can access it below. Once again parents are reminded to be judicious in their approach to work . Reading to and with children and daily exercise should be prioritised as part of your child’s daily routine. Wishing all continued good health.

Junior Infants       Senior Infants.     1st Class        2nd Class       3rd Class      4th Class           5th Class         6th Class

Click on this photo to see samples of the work done by some of the boys and girls in the Senior end of the school during the last two weeks..


Fruity Treats!


Junior Infants were challenged last week to create some apple kids and fruity treats. They certainly used their imagination as the pictures below will show! Click on the picture to see what they got up to!