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Mural Project

Local artist, Marguerite Kent worked with our 5th and 6th class pupils to design and paint a mural on our shelter. The mural is now complete and depicts the history, geography, nature and culture of Rathgormack. Thank you to Marguerite and also to Waterford County Council for a grant which contributed to funding the project.

Sports Day 2023

3rd and 4th Class School Trip to Castlecomer Discovery Park

5th Class School Trip to Freedom Surf School Tramore

Knex STEM Activities

Michael and Micheál (3rd Class) have been working for the past number of weeks on STEM activities. They designed and built their own hurleys and set up a hurling league in their class.  Zita and Joe won the competition. The boys worked very hard on the project and their classmates really enjoyed it.

Celebrating 50 Years

We marked the 50th anniversary of our school on the 16th June 2023. We were joined on the evening by previous principals and staff, past and present pupils and many members of the local community. Everyone enjoyed the displays of old photographs, roll books and other items in our ‘museum’. It was a very sociable evening of sharing memories and chatting. We look forward to a bright future and the next 50 years in Rathgormack NS!
All classes undertook a walk around the village to take in the history of the old national school which operated from 1909 to 1973 (now H&N Ironworks) and the very first school in Rathgormack which dates back to 1846. Some classes also visited the ‘beheading stone’ and were given a super history lesson from Barbara Greene.

2nd and 3rd Class GAA Blitz - 9th June 2023

6th Class making and enjoying their chicken goujons

Visit from victorious Carrick United past pupils

We were delighted to welcome 4 of our past pupils and their coaches back to the school on 25th May. Eilish Norris, Clodagh Power, Amy Lynch and Annie Byrne were on the winning ladies soccer team. 

6th Class Planting with 1st and 2nd Class

Skipping Workshop

Today (1st June), we were treated to a skipping workshop. All the classes had such great fun learning all sorts of tricks.

Eastern Hurling Finals

Both our boys and girls under 13 teams played the Eastern Hurling Finals on 24th May. The boys played Newtown, and were narrowly beaten by 2 points after extra time. The girls won their match against Kill. Congratulations and well done to all our players for proudly representing Rathgormack NS so well. Thank you to our boys coach Mrs Leahy and our girls coach Ms O’Neill.

Marathon Kids

5th Class have now completed running their marathon. They covered the distance running twice weekly over 8 weeks. The children enjoyed building their fitness aswell as learning about nutrition and the overall benefits of exercise. They were presented with their medals on 17th May

Litter Pick 2023

Bike Week 2023

To celebrate bike week the children took on the challenge to cycle 50km over the course of the week. We had a very successful bike day on May 17th. We were blessed with beautiful sunshine and all classes practised their cycling skills, helped by Johnny Brunnock and Tom Hayes. Barry Meehan also showed the children how to do a safety check on their bikes. The older classes then took on their cycle on the road, led by Barry. This would not have been possible without the help of parents to steward all the junctions along the way. Thank you all for your support – everybody had a wonderful day.

4th Class Pizza Making

5th Class Art

Our 5th Class students had great fun with their ‘under the sea’ themed junk art’ lesson this week. They worked in groups to design and build submarines.

Marathon Kids

5th Class are enjoying taking part in the Waterford Sports Partnership ‘Marathon Kids’ Program. The children will run the distance of a marathon over 8 weeks. They are currently on week 5 and are really building their fitness while having fun! We had a visit this week from Olympian David Gillick, who chatted with the children, answered their questions and joined them for a lively 2.5km run. David’s interaction with the children was relaxed, informative and inspiring. We are very grateful to him for his time. Have a look at the video below!

Parent's Association Art Competition

Rathgormack NS Parent’s Association ran a Spring Art Competition for all classes. We have each class winner pictured above with their picture, their winning certificate and their prize- a €10 Easons voucher. Thanks to Louise Walsh of Baby Sensory South East for generously sponsoring the prizes. 

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Ceolchoirm sár-mhaith a bhí againn an bhliain seo ar an 16ú de mhí Márta. Thaitin sé go mór le gach duine. Bhí na paistí ag damhsa, ag canadh, ag insint filíochta, ag seinm uirlisí ceoil agus sheas gach duine d’Amhrán na bhFhiain ag an deireadh. Is é an béim atá ar Sheachtain na Gaeilge ná an teanga a labhairt níos mó i rith an lae sa scoil agus sa bhaile agus is cinnte go d’éirigh linn é sin a dhéanamh.

Maith thú gach éinne!

Zumba Show on March 13th

Our Zumba teacher Rebecca co-ordinated a show for parents to experience what the children have been learning over the six weeks of zumba lessons. The whole school performed a dance together at the start and then all individual classes performed for the parents who attended and all the other classes. It was a very enjoyable show for all. Huge thanks to Rebecca and to the parents who took the time out of busy schedules to come and watch. 

Busy Bakers – 6th Class baking brown soda bread

Lá Glas - Lá Fhéile Phadraig ó Rang 3

Tráth na gCeist

A huge well done to our 5th and 6th Class teams who took part in Tráth na gCeist today 14th March, as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge activities in Carrick on Suir library. They won a very impressive 2nd place. Well done Bobby, Darragh, Grace, Danny, Robert, Jack, Clodagh and Rian. Also pictured is our 6th Class teacher Ms McKeon, who helped prepare the teams for the quiz.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Micheál and Michael, our budding engineers had great fun completing a STEM project this week. Well done boys on all your hard work.

Peace Proms 2023

We had a fantastic afternoon & evening on Sunday March 5th attending Peace Proms 2023. 3rd to 6th class from Rathgormack NS formed part of the Peace Proms choir and did us so proud with their performances on the night. It was a spectacular show, with a huge orchestra, highland dancing, Irish dancing, individual performances -singing, bagpipes, fiddle playing and of course the wonderful singing & actions from our own pupils. 

World Book Day 2023

6th Class buddy reading with 2nd Class

Book Day Fun in 5th Class

3rd Class and Junior infants buddy reading
3rd and 4th classes show the clues to their favourite books.
4th class dress up and Book Day buddy reading.

All Ireland camogie winners

St Declan’s all Ireland camogie winners visited the school on Tuesday the 28th February. The victorious team includes four of our past past pupils – Áine Power, Rebecca Murray, Katie Doyle and Alannah Walsh. Congratulations girls!

3rd Class

Our 3rd Class students displaying their 'County' projects.


Students enjoying their zumba lessons. We’re looking forward to a performance in March when the children will showcase the dances they’ve learned with our visiting teacher.

Pancake Tuesday – our students were busy making and decorating their pancakes.

Junior & Senior infants made pancakes, one group per day over the full week. They followed the recipe, mixed the ingredients and used our staffroom hob to cook & flip the pancakes. They then sat down to enjoy them! 

Valentine's Day Baking!

Peace Proms Rehearsals

3rd to 6th Class are busy rehearsing for Peace Proms 2023. They performed for the other classes today, 14th February, and now we are all looking forward to the big day of the concert on March 5th in SETU Arena at 7pm. Make sure you have tickets- you will not want to miss this show!

3rd & 4th Class recently completed their swimming at the Séan Kelly pool.

Nore Valley Eggs

Patiently waiting for these precious eggs to hatch.

Breaking News! Chicks have hatched!

Spring visitors

A special thank you to the Lynch family for bringing their lambs into school to visit us!

Br. Anslem Memorial GAA Quiz Teams

Well done to our 5th and 6th class teams, who took part in the Brother Anslem Memorial GAA quiz last Thursday, 9th February in the Tower Hotel in Waterford. 5th class were represented by Emily, Doireann, Darragh and Jack. Our 6th class representatives were Sarah, Robert, Cameron and Danny. Our teams performed very well in this tightly contested competition.

Lá Fhéile Bríde!

Saint Brigid’s Day activities this week. 4th class art work and 5th class busy making their Saint Brigid’s crosses.

5th Class 'Someone Like Me' art participants

5th class participated in the ‘Someone Like Me’ art competition which promotes inclusivity. They recently received their participation certificates.

A special visitor to our infant classroom

Junior and Senior Infants are learning about hens at the  moment. They were very excited to have this special visitor to their classroom!

Our new guests in school!

Nore Valley farm in Kilkenny have given us some fertilised eggs and we put them into the incubator yesterday 18th January. That was Day 1 and we are counting down to 21 days when we expect the chicks to hatch. We have 7 eggs and 5th class are helping to look after them by placing the insulated box over the incubator every day at home time which will help the incubator to keep the eggs at a nice warm temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius even when we are all gone home and the heating is off.

All classes are learning about the lifecycle of the chick and other related topics. We will keep you posted on any news in 3 weeks time.  

3rd Class Ironman Construction

3rd class have worked hard on these iron creations inspired by reading Ted Hughes’ ‘The Ironman’.

Competition Winners

We have had a few competition winners in recent weeks in Rathgormack NS.

Ellie O Keefe in 2nd class won the Waterford County section of the Someone Like Me competition. Ellie will now go to a national awards ceremony held in Dublin in January with her entry. Someone Like Me promotes inclusivity and you can see from the picture above that Ellie’s art displays sign language which says ‘We can all be friends’. Huge congratulations to Ellie and her teacher Ms O Neill on this fantastic achievement.

Congratulations too to Kaycee Hanrahan in 6th class who won the Lions Competition with her poster. She was presented with her prize an an evening awards ceremony in Carrick on Suir.

Also Edmond Foran in Senior Infants won the Maths Eyes competition. Huge congratulations to Edmond who received a Book Centre voucher in recognition of his achievement. 


Nativity Performance 2022

4th Class making Christmas cookies

‘Someone Like Me’ Art competition – 4th participation certificates

4th Class tree decorations to be hung in Georges Street, Waterford

8th December 2022

  • Maths Eyes  

Pupils in all classes in Rathgormack NS received certificates in recognition of their excellent entries in the ‘Maths Eyes’ competition. Pictured are Evan Halpin, Louise O’Donavan, Evan Houlihan and Micheál Drohan. 

4th Class Halloween Fun!

7-Aside Winners!

Congratulations to our 5th and 6th Class boys who won their 7-aside finals, which took place in WIT arena on Wednesday 30th November. The boys won their three matches against St Paul’s, Ballygunner and Holy Cross to become Eastern champions. They now go on to play the Western division winners in the county final. Well done boys! A big thank you to our coach Mrs Leahy and also to Paul Power for your support.

Fire Safety Talk in 3rd Class

Science Week in 5th Class

6th Class games and pizza making


Congratulations to our debating team who won their debate against St Mary’s School, Dungarvan. Pictured are Danny, Grace (captain), Lily, Robert (timekeeper) and Alex (chairperson).

Congratulations to our boys and girls football teams

Congratulations to both the boys and girls 5th/6th Class football teams who reached the county finals. The finals were played on 25th October with the girls missing out against a strong  Ballygunner team. The boys won their final against Mount Sion. Well done to both teams – we are very proud of you!

Halloween Fun in 3rd Class

Bricks 4 Kids 3rd Class

3rd Class Masks - painted and finished

4th Class planting daffodils

Maths Week 2022

Senior Infants on their maths trail

Bricks 4 Kids in infants

Bricks 4 Kids 5th Class

Bricks 4 Kids 4th Class

Maths table quiz in 4th Class

Mask Making

Great fun in 3rd class

Congratulations to Comeragh Rangers Junior A County Champions

  • Maths Eyes  

  • Maths Eyes  

We have been busy over the summer replacing all the old carpets in the classrooms and the flooring in the halla. Huge thanks to Brendan O Brien Flooring (BOBF) for laying our new marmoleum floors, and to our caretaker James who moved all of the furniture out of the six rooms, and back in again, with some help from the school staff too. We love the bright colours of our new floors which are easy to keep clean and shiny!

Our New Outdoor Classroom

We are delighted with our new outdoor space. We have seating for 30+ children plus teachers, for lessons outdoors and a lovely spot for eating lunch too. The benches are also enjoyed by children during the breaks. Thanks to Robert Jackman of Callan for our lovely patio in printed concrete with a non-slip finish.




A huge welcome

to our 14 new

Junior Infants!

Playground fun in 4th Class!

Stewed Apple Day!

A lovely way to start the term! 6th class harvested the apples from our own apple trees. They then peeled, chopped and stewed the apples for all of us in school. All children brought in €2 each and were served a bowl of stewed apple and custard / ice-cream!. The money raised will go towards Maths Week activities in October. Thank you to Ms Fitzpatrick & our 6th class pupils!


Senior Infants Maths

Senior infants have been very busy with hands on Maths and have been using our full set of 16 iPads for Maths class.


Our Junior Infants worked hard to put this jigsaw together!

Peace Proms

Looking forward to Peace Proms 2023! Here is our choir of 3rd to 6th class pupils. We will take part in the concert at 7:00pm in WIT Arena on Sunday March 5th 2023 and we cannot wait to get practicing our songs! Tickets will go on sale on November 1st- more information will be sent to parents closer to the time.