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Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Green Flag Presentation Ceremony


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 .

Dance Masters!


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!

Junior Builders!


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”!

Goodbye to Grace.


Following our festivities with the children today, all the staff gathered to say goodbye to Grace who has worked with us for the last 17 years. Grace has worked tirelessly week after week, year after year sweeping and mopping, scraping playdough, paint and much more from muddy floors, and every Monday, we arrived, as if by magic, to a clean and sparkling school. All we can say is “Thank you, Grace and best wishes from all the school community for the next chapter of your life.”



Happy Halloween 2020!


We had a great fun -filled, spooky day in school today as we look forward too a historic Halloween break. We look forward to being together again very soon and in the meantime,  Happy Halloween,  Wash those Hands and Keep Safe! Click on the link below to see lots and lots of pics!

Happy Halloween 2020

Halloween is coming!


When we arrived to school on Monday, we were greeted by spooks, skeletons and ghouls galore which all appeared over the weekend thanks to the hard work and creativity of one of our parents, Brian, and his band of trusty helpers! It really got us all in the mood for the upcoming festival of Halloween. We know that all the boys and girls are missing  the annual Halloween Disco but we hope they are getting into the mood and getting their costumes ready to wear to school tomorrow. Thank you to Miss Stapleton for putting the video together.

Click on the picture to see Brian’s spooky creations.

And, of course, check back tomorrow evening to see what we will be getting up to!!

Enrolment 2021


It’s that time of year again when we start to plan for Junior Infants 2021. Please click here for further details.


The Potion Lab!


Senior Infants are busy this week integrating Maths into our Aistear Sessions. We have had lots of fun reading potion recipes and counting out the ingredients to make a witch’s brew. We even wrote our own recipes and have enough to make a spellbinding cookbook!

Maths Week 2020


We celebrated Maths Week in various ways in all our classes this week. Junior Infants went in search of their number of the week which was number 2 while Rang 3  focussed on lines and angles Rang  5 incorporated Technology and Maths as they used the Skitch app on the ipads to create Maths quizzes in the school environment.

All agreed that Maths is definitely not just for the classroom!

Click on the video to see lots of pics!