Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Junior Infants

Junior Infants in their costumes for the Nativity "It's Party" which
was very much enjoyed by everyone on Monday.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Note

Dear Parent(s),
St. Vincent de Paul – WLR Christmas Appeal – On Friday 16th December we are holding a "WEAR RED TO SCHOOL DAY".  This is a countywide event and buckets will be available for donations on the day.
Christmas Nativity
A Christmas Nativity will be held in the Church on Monday 19th December at 10.00 a.m.  All are welcome to attend.
Christmas Cards
We request that children do not exchange Christmas cards with each other in school.
Annual Christmas Raffle.
We are mindful that there has been huge financial demands placed on you recently and as a result we are not holding our Annual Raffle until Easter 2017.
Christmas Holidays
The school will close for Christmas Holidays on Thursday 22nd December at 12.30 p.m. and will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017.  
School Website
We would encourage parents to please keep checking the 'Calendar' tab on school website – Rathgormackns.com, for any updates on times/dates of forthcoming events.
The teachers and staff of Rathgormack N.S. would like to say that while Christmas presents are very thoughtful we do not expect them.  However, if your child/children would really like to give a present please remember it is not the cost of the present but the thought that counts (e.g. something home-made).
We would like to wish all our pupils, their families and staff a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
Thanking you,
Catherine Power

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lions Club Peace Poster Competition

Congratulations Laura on winning the Lions Club Peace Poster Competition.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016


A Big Thank You to all the pupils in 3rd & 6th Class for participating
in the Maths Eyes Competition 2016.

We had three lucky winners:

1st Prize - Brid Fogarty - 3rd Class

Merit - Joe Kenndy - 3rd Class

1st Prize - Niamh Kennedy - 6th Class.

Thanks to all the families who supported the pupils at the Waterford
Teacher Centre for prize giving ceremony.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Maths Week 15th -23rd October

                                                                                                                                                                                           All our pupils are very busy carrying out Maths Trails during this Maths Week 2016


Under 13 Football League Finals

Congratulations to both our Girls and Boys Under 13 football teams as they have both reached the final in their league. 

The boys' match will be played on Tuesday 25th October at 12.40pm at
Wit Campus,Carriganore Waterford.  The girls' match will be played at the same venue on the following day Wednesday 26th October at 12.40pm.

Best of Luck to both our teams.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Fundraiser- Our Apple Harvest Day

Locals Hannah and Yawn are volunteering on the Greek island of Lebos to help with the Syrian Refugee Crisis.  On Friday 7th October the school held a fundraiser.  Using apples from our school tree the pupils got stewed apple with ice cream and custard. All went down a treat and €300 was donated by the pupils of the school towards this worthy cause.


Friday, September 30, 2016

Our Junior Infants Class of September 2016

The Junior Infants participating in The Food Dudes Programme this week
when they sampled cubed apple and mangetout

The Hurling U21's All Ireland Cup visited the school on Tuesday 27th September

Robbie Flynn busy signing hurls

William Hahessy a past pupil busy
signing jerseys

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Our Bike Week earlier in 2016

Our Bike Week funding this year enabled us to purchase new bike racks for the school.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

School CLOSED on Friday 18th November

Please note that the Department of Education have sanctioned a full day closure of the school for Friday 18th November in order that all staff attend a seminar in relation to the Primary Language Curriculum.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Presentation to Patsy Behan by members of Board of Management

"Thank You " Patsy and Best Wishes for the future.

From Principal, Staff and Children of Rathgormack N.S.

Presentation to "Share A Dream" Foundation

A big "Thank You" to everyone who supported the fundraiser for "Share
A Dream" Foundation. A total of 510 euros was donated.

"Share A Dream" Visit

Thank you from Barry

Barry Meehan has successfullyy completed his Mizen to Malin Challenge
and raised a total of 2532 euro for the 'Friends of Kenny' charity. He
would like to sincerely thank the children and families of Rathgormack
National School for their very generous donations. He is pictured with
Kenny Reade gratefully receiving the donation. Also in the picture are
'Friends of Kenny' Committee members Tyrone White and Derek Delaney.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

School Book List

The school book lists for September 2016 are now available from the website. Just click on the tab above marked "Book Lists".

Friday, June 17, 2016

Mizen to Malin Challenge

Best of Luck to Barry Meehan who is cycling from Mizen to Malin in 24
Hours on Saturday 18th June in aid of "Friends of Kenny" Charity,
which has been set up to assist a Portlaw cycling enthusiast who is
living with cancer.

Pupils in the school have been filling out a cycle journey log in
order to chart the school's journey from Mizen to Malin in attempt to
match or beat the 615 km. journey.

You can donate to the cause if you wish online at thecyclingblog.com
or directly to the school.

Greenway Cycle

Mrs. Power's class enjoyed a cycle on the Greenway for Bike Week 2016.
Cycling from Durrow to Clonea Strand and back. Along the way they
stopped to enjoy the Durrow tunnel, Durrow viaduct and the stunning
scenery across to Helvick Head. Thank you to the parent volunteers who
transported bikes and assisted on the cycle.

Awarding of the Blue Flag

The school was delighted to be awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for
successfully completing the blue star programme. This programme
involved fostering a better understanding of the E.U., what it means
and how it works.
Pupils were challenged to get creative and think about Europe by
carrying out projects about four key elements; the history, geography,
culture and creativity, and the institutions of the E.U. Well done to

6th Class Cake Sale

Thank you to all those who baked and bought cakes in the 6th Class
Annual Cake Sale which raised in excess of 950 euros for the school.

Texaco Art

Well Done to Anna Quigley who was awarded a certificate of
commendation in the recent Texaco art competition.

Bike Day

Bike Day was a huge success in the school this year with pupils
cyclying skills clearly improving every year. Thank you to Johnny
Brunnock from Waterford Council for organising bicycle obstacle
courses and supplying bikes/helmets. Thank you also to Barry Meehan
for his bicycle maintenance talk and checking every pupils bike for
road worthiness. Finally a big thank you to the volunteers who were a
huge help on the day marshalling junctions on the road and supervising