Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Dear parents / community members,

Under normal circumstances, we would love to invite you in to see our new extension and our upgraded facilities but due to Covid 19, we have to restrict visitors to our school. Therefore I have taken photographs for you to view below.

We are delighted with our new classroom and resource rooms, and the extra space in the two offices and staffroom couldn’t have come at a better time.

I would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all parents and community members who have supported our building fund so generously. We could not have completed the work if it were not for your contributions. We have one or two projects which we would like to finish e.g a canopy over the front door, and lots of final touches inside the new extension.

Huge thanks to Eoin Hunt of Clodagh Construction and his team for managing to complete the build on time, despite losing over seven weeks on site due to Covid 19, on what was already an exceptionally tight timeline. We know Clodagh Construction put in evenings and weekends over the last few month to have the school ready for us all by September 1st. 

Kind regards,

Cathy Power


                                        Main entrance-new door/window, new ramp & railings

              New Principals office, just inside main entrance- this room was the kitchen before renovations.

Entrance area- new floor, new floors in 6th class toilets, new toilets for 6th class & new doors for toilets and 6th class classroom

Window / hatch to new secretarys office- just inside main entrance. 

View of secretaty's door and window hatch at main entrance.

                  New much larger Secretary's office- this room had been our staff room before renovations.

Corridor from main entrance leading into new extension. Corridor turns to the right at the end.

Resource room 1. Both resource rooms have interactive panels installed - similiar to interactive whiteboards.

Disabled bathroom.

                                                                  Resource room 2.

Our new classroom complete with Junior & senior infants. 

The toilets -one for boys and one for girls, are in the corner of the classroom.

            View of the top of the classroom- interactive whiteboard and regular whiteboard installed here.

                                                        Sink area in new classroom.

New larger staff room- this room had been the Resource room at the front of the school beside the old office,  before renovations.


Corridor area outside staff room and the old office-which is now a staff toilet. New floor here, and new doors to staff toilet, staff room and into halla.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Our Board of Management have compiled our Annual End of Year Report. Click here to view Report

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

I am delighted to announce another poetry winner in Rathgormack NS! Huge congratulations to Luke Bolger, 4th Class for coming second in the Newfoundland Poetry competition run by Waterford Teachers Centre. We are very proud of you-well done Luke!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

One of our 6th class pupils, Bríd Fogarty, took some time out to write to our Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. She told him how she & her family have been managing during the lockdown with all of the restrictions. Have a look at the lovely letter he wrote back to her, even suggesting the possibility of meeting her in the future! Well done Bríd!

                  5th Class took part in Bike Week from home this week! Have a look at this video.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Huge congratulations to our pupils who were winners in the Waterford Teacher Centre poetry competition. We are so proud of you. Well done again to Tom & Jamie!

Today, on the 21st May, we are thinking of our 5th & 6th class pupils who would have been celebrating their Confirmation today. We hope you all enjoyed your day today and we look forward to celebrating with you in the not too distant future.

In order to mark this day, Ms Cahill and Ms Casey sent a Confirmaton photograph template to all pupils. Parents then took a photo of their Confirmation children with this template and sent them back to the teachers. Have a look at this lovely video which Ms Cahill compiled. We love it and think it's a lovely momento for parents to have. Thanks to Ms Casey & especially to Ms Cahill for putting it all together.

Our pupils in 2nd class were very busy designing and trying out sailboats as part of a Science activity. Well done! Have a look at these photos!
                                                                      Harry's boat
                                                                  Michaela's boat
                                                                 Muireann's boat
                                                                        Rory's boat
                                                                      Séan's sailboat
                                                                      Shauna's boat
Susan's sailboat
                                                            Aoibheann's sailboat
                                                                   Mollies boat
Aine's boat
                                                               Well done Doireann
Your boat looks great too Ellen.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Aoibheann Cummins, one of our 2nd class pupils wrote a letter to our Minister for Health, Simon Harris and he must have been very impressed with her letter as he took the time out of his very busy schedule and wrote back to her! Well done Aoibheann!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

We are thinking of our 2nd class pupils today on what should have been their First Holy Communion Day. We will celebrate it in time and it will be all the more special.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

This is a video clip which staff members of Rathgormack National School put together for our pupils during the Covid 19 pandemic. We miss the children and although we are communicating daily with parents via the Aladdin Connect App and sending them school work, we wanted to let the children know that we are thinking of them and we look forward to being back in school.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Lots of learning at home going on in homes around Rathgormack. Email your photos in to

Andrew painting the Burkino Faso flag              Odhran & Caoimhe helping on the farm

Andrew making bread                   Pendle cooking French Toast
 Trampoline ballerina!
 Joe in Art Class!                                  Bobby & Joe helping on the farm
Martha & Luke busy completing their Covid 19 Time Capsules
 Odhrán busy at Art

Danny at woodwork-upcycling...                                  Danny in training!
  Bríd, Fiona, Kate & Séan made a poster for front line staff


                                               Odhrán writing about The Garden                                                       

Cameron & Holly working hard at home

Cameron working on his Gaeilge

Jamie & Shauna busy at work despite the sunshine
Joanne's mandala-beautiful!

                                                     Will & Jack are making milkshakes!