Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions the Parent’s Association decided to host their first ever virtual AGM on Thursday last, Nov. 19th.
All classes celebrated Science Week with a very varied range of discussion, video calls and experiments. All strands of the Science Curriculum were explored and experiments were researched, planned and collaborated on by pupils in all classes from Juniors right up to 6th.
Rang 5 and Rang 6 also tuned in to a Science Week Special Zoom chat with Dr Caitriona Jackman from DIAS. They heard about her amazing research using I-LOFAR to study planets in our Solar System, what makes them different to Earth, and they had an opportunity to ask questions about what they learned!
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Fifth and Sixth Classes attended a virtual Green Flag celebration ceremony on Thursday last. The children enjoyed hearing about and seeing the work of other schools around the country and the travel projects they undertook. We are delighted to have been awarded our 4th Green Flag based on our work on the theme of Travel. We are now looking forward to working on the theme of Biodiversity over the coming two years.
Rosie is a Border Collie . Rosie is 9 months old and her roots are in Kerry . We are so happy to welcome her to Ratheniska NS . Rosie will spend her days in school working with a small group of children . It is our hope that her presence in school will improve all our emotional well-being , maintain our morale and teach us more about companionship and relationships .
In First Class, we have been exploring the dance strand of the PE curriculum. We have concentrating on Creative dance with Ms. O’Connell. We love to boogie to the beat!
Juniors Infants arrived back to school after the Halloween break full of enthusiasm for the second half of Term 1. Our theme for the month of November is “The Construction Site.” We have budding architects, electricians, carpenters, plumbers and more as we put on our hi-vis jackets and hard hats and spend some time each day creating buildings fit for “Room to Improve”!