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Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Table Quiz 2020


We held our annual Table Quiz on March 11th this year. We had a packed hall with teams from our own school, Stradbally, Cosby, Timahoe and the Heath. All rounds were hotly contested and at the end of a very enjoyable night , the winners were announced and Ratheniska came in first, second and third place.

Thank you to all who helped organise this event.


Halloween Disco 2019


Our first event of the new school year was the annual Halloween disco which we held on Wednesday 23rd. All the boys and girls were in awe as they entered the spooky wonderland. We would like to thank all  who attended and who helped make the night a huge success.


Summer Disco 2019


We held our Summer Disco on Wednesday evening and all the boys and girls enjoyed bopping to the music with their friends as they count down the days to the Summer Holidays. A huge thank you to all the parents who set up and supervised the successful evening.


First Communion Day


A huge thank you to all parents who made the post-Communion reception in the Hall such a success on Saturday last. We  took the opportunity, at the end of Mass to thank Mrs Stapleton for all her work  and dedication during her teaching career. We would like to wish her all the very best as she begins the next chapter of her life.

Happy Easter 2019


We were delighted once again to bring the Easter Bunny to visit all our young boys and girls in school. The eggs were scattered about, the treats were ready and  220 boys and girls arrived to the GAA pitch to begin their hunt for clues and eggs. Once again, we were delighted to support local industry, Cocoa Couture who supplied the yummy treats. Thank you to all the parents who helped to make this another successful day.

Table Quiz 2019


We held our annual table quiz on Wednesday 27th. The hall was packed with 25 teams of eager boys and girls from Timahoe, Stradbally, Ballyroan, the Heath and , of course, Ratheniska! Following several rounds of testing questions, our own boys and girls came out on top. Many thanks to all who supported this fundraiser and to the parents who organised the night.

Chocolate for all!


All the children received a chocolate treat today from the Parents’Association. We sourced this from  a local business Cocoa Couture which is based in Mountmellick. All the produce is from sustainable sources and the packaging is degradable and compostable.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our parents, students and teachers for their help, cooperation and participation during Term 1. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and we look forward to an equally busy Term 2.

Halloween Disco 2018


We held our Annual Halloween Disco on Wednesday 24th. As usual, the spooky atmosphere created by Brian Phelan and Danny Brennan added hugely to the evening. A huge thank you to all who came and enjoyed the night, both parents and children.


Aprés Match!


The boys and girls from 5th and 6th Classes took part in the Cumann na mBunscol Finals on Wednesday and after the matches, we all went to Supermacs to celebrate the end of the football season for the year. Thanks to the continued support from all our parents, we were able to fund this for all the footballers.


AGM 2018


At our AGM last week, the following officers were re-elected.

Chairperson – Chris Knowles

Secretary- Teresina Dermody

Treasurer- Maeve Conroy

Many issues were discussed including the running of the up-coming Halloween Disco and our Christmas Fundraiser. All parents are welcome to join the committee at any stage and any help at our events will be greatly appreciated. Keep up to date on our Parents Association Facebook page.