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.

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Lions Peace Club Poster Competition

A huge congratulations to our very own Laura Bolger in 6th class who came in 1st place in the Lions Peace Club Poster Competition! Such a huge achievement for her and the school!!

Monday, December 7, 2020

Some of our Junior & Senior infants enjoying using our new iPads during Aistear last week!

Congratutations to past pupil Kate Meehan on her entry into the Texaco Children’s Art competition last year. Well done Kate!

The class had great fun making Lava lamps today!!

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.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Math’s Eyes Competition Winner 

Congratulation’s to Cian Quigley who won the Senior Infant Category of the Math’s Eyes competition run by Waterford Teachers Centre for Math’s Week.

Friday, November 6, 2020
Maths Week 2020

Learning the card game 25!

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.


Our Juniors & Senior Infants and 1st Class wrote Halloween Cards to the residents of Greenhill Nursing Home.
Thanks to An Post we can send these (with some treats!), free of charge, We’re in this together!

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.

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 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.

Kind regards,

Cathy Power



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.

Table Quiz

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!

Friday, December 17, 2021
Playground Shenanigans with 4th Class

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Christmas STEM activities 🎄

Candy cane marble maze and sugar cube igloos!!

Debate winners- 5th and 6th class

Congratulations to our debate team on winning their second debate!! They opposed the motion “We need to pay more for our clothes to fight fast fashion”. The whole class helped to research and prepare the points for the debate and they won with flying colours!

Thank you to all the pupils and parents who supported the Shoe Box Appeal.

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!

Monday, November 4, 2019
Congratulations to the Girls on winning the Eastern Final

U13 Football – Eastern Final Winners – Congratulations Boys!!

Winners U13 Boys – Eastern Final. Congratulations Boys – another great win

Friday, October 18, 2019


Thursday, October 17, 2019
Mini Sevens Winners

Mini Sevens Finals in Walsh Park

Mini Sevens Winners – Congratulations and well done Girls

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Swimming – representing Rathgormack N.S.

Well done to Bríd, Fiona and Kate who swam in the Munster schools competition held in UL on Saturday last. They swam well achieving PB’s (personal bests)

Congratulations to Maireád, Annie, Amy & Grace who competed in Feis Rince LuimnI on Sunday October 13th in Limerick.

Monday, October 14, 2019
2nd Class Local History Walk

2nd Class local history walk taking in our two old schools, Terry’s Castle and the old graveyard.

Friday, October 11, 2019
Rathgormack NS – Junior Infants 2019

“Welcome” to our new pupils

Monday, July 8, 2019

Grad photo

Best of luck to all of our 6th Class graduates pictured here at their Graduation Mass

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.

Sunday, June 30, 2019
Some photographs from our Junior & Senior Infant School tour, where they went to Sallyfort Farm on Friday June 14th.

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!!


Thursday, June 6, 2019
U14 Camogie – County Champions

Congratulations to Clonea U14 Camogie team on winning the county championship. They visited the school today with their shield. Well done girls!

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.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Congratulations to our U13 girls camogie team who have qualified for the Eastern Final on 29th May in Walsh Park (venue may change). The girls have had great success this year beating Newtown, Clonea and Gaeilscoil Philib Barún. Best of luck in the final girls!!!!

Friday, May 17, 2019
Thank You – Claire

A big “Thank You” from our First Holy Communion Class to Claire Walsh, who made specially designed cakes for them – they were delicious!

Monday, May 13, 2019
Winners at Irish Dancing Feis

Congratulations to Mairead, Amy, Caitlin, Fiona & Annie who took part in an Irish Dancing Feis in Limerick on Sunday May 12th. The girls were very successful – winning medals and trophies. Well done girls!

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Easter Knitted Chicks Sale 2019

6th Class would like to thank everyone – families and friends – for their support.

A special thank you to Musgraves (Waterford), Lidl, Aldi and Super Valu (Carrick-on-Suir) for their generous donations of chocolate Easter eggs.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Light Houses by 3rd & 4th Classes

3rd & 4th class made lighthouses as part of Science & Geography lessons using wire, bulbs and batteries to make circuits in order to have a working light.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Rathgormack Badminton Club Winners

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who won medals recently in the underage Badminton Competition – competing against Lismore and Kilmacthomas.
Well done to everyone.

All Ireland Medal Winner

Well done Kate on receiving an All Ireland Medal on winning the U9 25 metre underwater swim on Sunday at the National Aquatic Centre. We are all very proud of you.

Friday, April 5, 2019
Spar FAI Primary Soccer – 3rd April

Well done to our 5th & 6th class girls who competed in the Spar FAI Primary School’s 5 a side, on Wednesday 3rd April. The girls did very well, and qualified for the final on the day, where they lost 3-1 to Piltown.

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.

Boys Soccer in Ferrybank on Monday 1st April

Our 5th and 6th Class boys took part in the FAI soccer tournament in Ferrybank on Monday April 1st. The boys had a great day and played very well against tough opponents. Well done boys!!


Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Irish Dancing Winners in Limerick.

Congratulations to Annie, Fiona, Caitlín, Amy & Niamh who all won trophies for Irish Dancing at the week-end. Well done girls.

Friday, March 8, 2019
World Book Day – 7th March – 4th & 5th Classes

4th & 5th Class had great fun discussing their favorite books and dressing up as their favorite characters for World Book Day.