Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Thanks to our Parent’s Association who organised a fun day on Thursday 17th December with Kenny Hassett delivering party games & activities to all classes. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and the selection boxes too!
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…..
Wishing everyone a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2021.
Huge thanks to Waterford Senior Hurler Billy Power who came into school on Thursday 10th December. He did a PE session with each class who were all dressed in Blue & White to support our county team in the All Ireland Hurling Final.
March 7th 2022
Well done to the fantastic 5th and 6th class students who are through to the semi-finals in debating.
They won their debate on Wednesday with flying colors and really were the worthy winners. We proposed the motion that “Billionaires should not go to space” and the students had fantastic speeches, spoke with excellent expression and had fiery rebuttals for the opposing team.
Well done to all, this debate even gave us inspiration for our Art lesson afterwards.
Maths Week 2020
6th class students enjoyed an array of activities during Maths Week 2020 which included learning card games, playing maths themed board games, learning maths magic tricks and completing maths trails.
Well done to the 6th class students who completed a Maths trail which was kindly sent to us from The Tipperary Museum of Hidden History. This trail was embedded with local history and featured an array of mathematical equations and tested the student’s problem-solving abilities.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
We would like to wish Antoinette Hogan all the very best in her retirement. She stepped down as our school cleaner at the end of August. Our Board of Management wanted to acknowledge Antoinette’s hard work and service to Rathgormack NS with a card and a gift and her grand nephew Billy presnted her with a bunch of flowers.
We would like to welcome Bridget Hogan, our new school cleaner, to the team in Rathgormack NS also.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Awarding of Green Flag to Rathgormack NS
We were delighted to receive our latest Green Flag and Certificate.
Thanks to Ms. Kiely, the Green School Committee (pictured above) and all the teachers, pupils and wider community for their great efforts in raising awareness of our Global Citizenship and Energy and ‘For outstanding achievement in improving the environmental quality of the school and community’
Well done everyone.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Our new extension and renovation is now complete, unfortunately due to Covid restrictions we can’t host an open day for people to call in.
We want to say thankyou to everyone who made this possible through their hard work and donations.
It was fantastic to see so many past pupils and locals working on the project. We want to say a special thankyou to Eoin Hunt and his team at Clodagh Construction and all of the contractors, suppliers and the design team for their time and effort to complete the works by September despite these challenging times.
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.
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 renovation
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 ha
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.
Friday, November 22, 2019
Scoil Mhuire Abbeyside Table Quiz.
Luke, Jamie, Aisling and Jamie from 4th Class who participated in the Scoil Mhuire Abbeyside Quiz last night. It proved to be a really exciting and enjoyable evening.
Well done to John, Peter, Oisin and James who came 3rd after a considerable number of tie breaks.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
5th Class Visit to Grow HQ
5th Class visited Grow HQ on Thursday 17th October. They had a wonderful cookery class with head chef JB. They also met chief grower Richard Mee, where they did some sowing and harvesting and they gained some valuable tips for their school garden. The children had an amazing day.
Congratulations to Amy, Maireád, Annie & Grace who took part in the Gathering Feis in the Southcourt Hotel in Limerick on Saturday November 16th. The girls were very successful. Well done Girls!
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Lauren’s Art which won 1st Prize in Carrick on Suir Lions Club Peace Poster Art Competition
Lions Club International Peace Poster Art Competition 2019
Congratulations to Lauren who has won overall first place in this competition in Rathgormack N.S. and Carrick on Suir and District Lions Club (13 schools) Well done Lauren!
Friday, October 18, 2019
RED AND GREEN DAY AT RATHGORMACK NS.
“BEST OF LUCK TO OUR SENIOR FOOTBALLERS IN THE COUNTY FINAL”
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Bike Day on 19th June was a huge success and was enjoyed by all pupils and staff alike. Huge thanks to all the volunteers who helped out on the day, by standing at junctions, cycling with the children, bike maintenance workshops & cycling stations set up in the school…. We could not have done it without you! We also held litter picks on the day, in and around the village.
As Rathgormack NS have purchased quite a number of new textbooks as part of our Book Rental Scheme, we sorted through our older books and donated a huge number of books to schools in Zambia, Africa. We were delighted to receive this letter and photographs of some of our books in use in a school in Zambia.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Respect Exhibition Go Games 2019
Huge congratulations to Ava Connolly who has been selected for the INTO/GAA/Cumann na mBunscoil Respect Exhibition Go Games 2019. Ava will be playing at half time in the All Ireland Football semi-final on Saturday August 10th in Croke Park. Ava has had a fantastic year and this is an amazing achievement. We are all very proud of you Ava. Good luck!!
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Congratulations to Ella & Aine
Huge congratulations to Ella (camogie) and Áine (football) who were selected to represent Waterford in the Primary Go Games this year. Ella played at half time during the Waterford and Tipperary hurling match in Thurles and Áine played at half time during the Waterford and Clare football match in Ennis. This is such a fantastic achievement and very well deserved. Well done girls. We are extremely proud of you both.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Congratulations to our U13 Camogie team who won the Eastern Final in Carriganore on Wednesday 29th May 2019. The girls have had a fantastic season beating Newtown, Clonea & GS Philib Barún. In the final they beat Fenor on a scoreline of 13-2 to 1-3. Well done girls. We are very proud of you all.
Mini Sevens County Final on Tuesday 2nd April
Our mini 7’s girls football team were in Fraher field on Tuesday April 2nd for the county final against Coolnasmear. They had a fantastic first half but unfortunately bad weather conditions in the second half held them back. Unfortunately they lost the game. We are all extremely proud of the girls and their fantastic achievements in football this year.