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

Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Happy Christmas 2020


Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Christmas .

From all our crafty kids and staff.


And the Winners are…..!


The winners of our Christmas Draw are as follows:

1st – Mattie Fingleton (Conor and Abbie Sugrue’s card)

2nd – Sé Ramsbottom (Brian Ramsbottom’s card)

3rd – Dan Mortimer ( Millie Sydes card)

4th – Alan Roberts (Valérie Mahé’s card0

5th – John and James Fingleton (Fingleton’s card)

We would like to express our gratitude to all those who organised the draw and to all those who contributed so generously. 


Christmas Draw 2020


Many thanks to our Parents Association for organizing this year’s Christmas Draw to raise  much needed funds for the school. The draw was conducted by 6th class on Friday and the lucky winners were announced. A huge thank you to everyone for their generosity to this fundraiser.

Head over to the Parents Association page to see photos and details of the winners.

Board of Management Report


Please click here to read the latest report from our Board of Management.

Thank You!


We would like to express our gratitude to Patrick Miller (Miller’s Hardware, Portlaoise) for his very kind donation of Christmas trees to our school. They are adding hugely to the sense of festive spirit in the run up to Christmas.

First Class Gingerbread Houses!


Following on from the theme of houses in 2nd, 1st class got in on the act and decided to make gingerbread houses. Their teamwork and enthusiasm ensured that the houses they created were definitely good enough to eat!

Homes around the world


Second Class explored the theme of Homes in recent weeks. The children have been busy researching, gathering and constructing, with the end product being some very impressive igloos, tribal homes and floating homes amongst others. A comment was made by one of the children that “Each house is so different”, as our selection of photos certainly proves true.