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Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Positive Vibes in Rang 5


In Rang a 5, we have been getting into a very positive mindset for the year ahead. We have had discussions about our feelings and how they affect our work in school. We painted and decorated our personal affirmation stones. they are a constant reminder to us that we are just great in 5th!.

Senior Infant VIPs!


In Senior Infants, we know we are special and important! Our names are important too – that’s why the first letter in our names gets a CAPITAL LETTER. We love our names!

Welcome to “The Ploughing”


As our community gets ready to welcome over 200,000 people to the National Ploughing Championships, we had lots of discussions about what it entails. Some of the senior classes will be looking into the history of the ploughing over the next few weeks. In the meantime, we got creative and decorated the foyer to welcome all the visitors to Ratheniska.



Cumann na mBunscol 2023


The football season has started and this year the boys take on Ballylinan, Ballyadams, Graiguecullen, Ballyroan and Abbeyleix  The girls will tog out against Ballylinan, Ballyadams, Graiguecullen, Stradbally and Abbeyleix  We wish them all the best and, of course, thank you to Mr. Conway and Mr. O’Mahony for continuing to mentor the teams.

Our Wildflower Garden


When we returned to school after the Summer holidays, we were delighted that all the hard work done by the Green School’s Committee in Term 3 had come to fruition. We are so pleased with this initiative for the next step towards getting our Biodiversity Green Flag. Thank you, Mr . Fennelly for helping us improve the biodiversity in our school environment.

Welcome to Junior Infants 2023!


A warm welcome back to everyone for the new school year. We welcome in particular the 24 little boys and girls who have joined us in Junior Infants. We look forward to watching them grow and flourish in the years ahead.