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December Newsletter

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Nollaig 2021

September Newsletter

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September 2021

June Newsletter

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Meitheamh 2021

May Newsletter & School Calendar 2021/2022

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Bealtaine 2021

2021-2022 School Calendar

April Newsletter

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Aibreán 2021

World Book Day 2021

March Newsletter

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Márta 2021


Photography Competition – January Lockdown


Enrolment 2021

Enrolment for our Junior Infant Class 2021 will open on January 14th. All application forms must be completed in full and returned to the school no later than February 5th 2021.
Please read our updated Admissions Policy carefully before filling in the application form. Attached below are: 

Please contact the office if you wish to enrol your child in a class other than Junior Infants. 


December Newsletter

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December 2020


Halloween Hike (October 23rd) 

Maths Week 2020 (October 12th – 16th)


Bike Week September 21st – 25th

September Newsletter & Covid-19 Response Plan

September 2020     Logistics Plan for Safe Reopening of Rath N.S. (Signed)

Virtual Sports Week June 15th – 19th

Our Hand Have Many Uses – June 8th – 12th

June Newsletter – 01/06/2020

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June 2020

Communion 2020 – 08/05/2020

Tomorrow should have been a very special day for our pupils in 2nd Class who were due to celebrate their First Holy Communion. However, it’s not cancelled and is only postponed till a later date. The wait will make the day even more special. Below is a short video just to let all the boys and girls in Rang 2 know we’re thinking of them this weekend.

Ballybrittas to Boston Week 1 – 01/05/2020

Our pupils have been extremely active in the past week or so as we started our challenge to cover the distance from Ballybrittas to Boston in the coming weeks for Dan Donoher. It also coincided with Active Week so it was great to be out and about on foot and on our bikes. In total, we travelled 938km. What a great effort! Well done to 2nd Class who were our most active class last week, travelling 224km in total. Let’s see if another class can beat them next week. It was also great to hear all the reports and see all the pictures of the boys and girls carrying a ball with them whilst clocking up the kilometres. Keep it up boys and girls!

Ballybrittas to Boston – Do it for Dan

Over the next few weeks, the pupils of Rath N.S. will run/walk/jog/cycle the distance from Ballybrittas to Boston, 4750km. We are also asking the children to carry a ball with them as they run or walk. We will update the website and twitter page regularly to keep you all informed. Please find a sheet attached explaining the concept and requirements in greater detail. I have also attached a link to our GoFundMe page. Let’s Do it for Dan!

Ballybrittas to Boston

Confirmation 2020 – 01/04/2020

Today should have been a special day for our Confirmation candidates in Rang 6. However, due to school closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ll have to wait a little longer before our pupils get to receive the sacrament of Confirmation and become full members of the church. The wait will make the day even more special when it happens. In the meantime, as a tribute to all our 6th Class pupils on what should have been a special day for them, we have included some pictures from their journey so far through 6th Class. What a vibrant, kind, talented and fun-loving crew we have! Beidh lá eile acu.

ESB Science Blast – 06/03/20

Rang 3 visited the RDS in Dublin on Friday to display their project at the ESB Science Blast. Their project entitled, ‘Can birds learn to problem solve?’ was excellently received by the judges, visitors and other schools. Well done to all the children and Ms McCormack for preparing and presenting so well. A great day was had by all.

World Book Day – 06/03/20

We had great fun today celebrating World Book Day. The children (and staff!) had the opportunity to dress up as one of their favourite characters.

March Newsletter – 04/03/20

Please find our March Newsletter attached. You can also download the information poster from the Department of Health in relation to Covid-19.

March 2020 covid_19-poster-advice-for-schools

Student Council ‘Talent Show’ – 02/03/20

Our Student Council organised a talent show on Friday last. The whole school were treated to a wonderful display of talent, creativity and showmanship! We had musicians, singers, dancers and impressionists. Well done to all concerned. What a talented bunch we have!

6th Class Table Tennis Finals

Our annual 6th Class Table Tennis League Finals took place on Thursday February 13th. This was the culmination of months of practice and competitions. The standard was incredible and on Thursday last, we were left with our 4 finalists. Well done to Olivia and Patrick on their victories and hard luck to Della and Andrew. We were treated to two excellent and closely contested finals. Thank you to Ms Phelan for taking the time to coach the children and organise the league.

February Newsletter

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February 2020

Junior Infant Enrolment 2020

Enrolment for the Junior Infant Class 2020/2021 is now open and will remain open for the month of January. Our Admissions and Enrolment Policy is also online. It is important that all prospective parents read the policy carefully beforehand. Click on the link provided to download an application form. All forms must be returned by January 31st.

Enrolment Form 2020 – Rath N.S.

January Newsletter

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January 2020

Santa Claus Visits – Dec 20th

Santa Dash – Dec 19th 

Our Student Council organised a 4km Santa Dash. Proceeds will go towards new nets for the goalposts and we also raised €370 for St. Vincent de Paul. Well done everyone!

December Newsletter

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December 2019

6th Class Cook Up a Storm – Nov 28th

6th Class displayed their cooking skills on Friday, making some delicious spaghetti bolognese. The children from the Ms Phelan’s and Ms Sweeney’s classes also got to enjoy the fruits of their labour. Empty plates all around!

Science Week Nov 11th – 15th 

We had great fun in the school last week, celebrating Science Week. It culminated in a mini-science fair in the hall on Thursday and Friday afternoon. 1st Class to 6th Class got the opportunity to display and show off their experiments to the other classes. There are more pictures on our Science page; School Activities – Science.

November Newsletter

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November 2019

Homework Policy – Parental Survey 

We are currently reviewing our Homework Policy. Your input as parents/guardians is essential. Please check your emails and Aladdin messages to click on the link to complete the online survey. All surveys to be completed by Tuesday October 22nd.

Míle buíochas,

T. Fitzgerald

October Newsletter 

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October 2019

Welcome to Rath National School Website! – Fáilte go dtí ár suíomh idirlíon

We hope you find our new website a useful source of information about our school. As well as some key documents, our newsletters and our calendar of events you will get a feel for our ethos and values and the importance we attach to our school as part of the local community. We aim to provide a positive learning experience for every individual and we take pride in the fact that our pupils are nurtured in a safe, enjoyable, respectful learning environment because everyone in our school matters.
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