See End of Year Board of Management Summary Report Below. Click the link for PDF version.

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Rathgormack N.S has a new Instagram page which can be found at https://www.instagram.com/rathgormackns?igsh=NTc4MTIwNjQ2YQ==

or by searching rathgormackns on Instagram or by scanning the QR code below. All photos & videos of our school  activities since Christmas 2023 can be now found on our school’s Instagram page.  


Let's Dance!

Set dancing sessions have just started in school in January 2024. Scroll through the pictures above to see some children in 3rd & 4th Class learning the basics.

Diabetes Awareness Day

A big Well Done to Harry O Brien who headed up our Diabetes Fundraiser on December 15th. Harry, along with Mrs Cahill Fogarty, gave Diabetes Awareness and Educational presentations to all classes. Thank you to all pupils who wore their Christmas jumpers on the day and to all families in the school who donated to our fundraiser. We raised an impressive €381.50 for Diabetes Ireland. 

Christmas Fun at School

There's always lots of activity in school in the lead up to the Christmas Holidays. We had lots of practice for this year's nativity play 'Whoops a Daisy Angel.' Ms Cahill Fogarty & Harry O'Brien in 6th Class organised a 'Diabetes Awareness Day' which was really informative for everybody. The 6th Class organised a hugely successful craft fair to raise funds for the school. All classes enjoyed our Festive Fun Gymnastics Day on the astroturf. Our wonderful Parents Association organised a Bouncy Castle Day. All of this in addition to lots of Christmas arts & crafts being done in every classroom.
Pictured below are children in Ms Casey's 3rd & 4th class enjoying our Festive Fun Gymnastics Session. Scroll through to check out amazing teamwork on their paired Acro Challenges! Before Christmas they made beautiful Christmas centrepieces and enjoyed Christmas Jumper Day.

3rd & 4th Class Christmas Centrepieces

Photos below show children in 1st, 4th & 5th on the astroturf for the Festive Fun Gymnastics sessions.
Some of the fantastic work that 6th Class did for the Christmas Craft Fair and then enjoying a hot chocolate afterwards

Maths Eyes Competition Winner

Congratulations to Ellie in Senior Infants on winning the Maths Eyes Competition run by Waterford Teacher Centre. Her entry was chosen from hundreds of entries and we are very proud of her. She is pictured below with her entry to the competition and receiving her prize, presented to her by Ms Power.

Healthy Heroes School of the Month

Rathgormack NS are School of the Month for December for Healthy Heroes. See link below for the piece on Rathgormack National School. Ms Kiely & Ms Rockett’s 4th & 5th Class were very busy baking brown bread and making vegetable soup on the day when the photographer came to visit. Our Student Council, made up of children from all classes, put a lot of work into updating our Healthy Lunch policy last year and all pupils have been making a great effort in keeping their school lunches healthy.

More photos to follow ….


Congratulations to Muireann- Winner of the Lions Club Peace Poster Competition, pictured above with her entry to the competition at the Awards Ceremony on Monday 4th December. Well done Muireann- we are very proud of you!

Red Kettle perform their first shows of the Year in Rathgormack NS on 23rd November.

We look forward to their visit every year and “Lucky People” certainly didn’t disappoint this year. We all thoroughly enjoyed the show- the laughs, the giggles, the atmosphere, the story and the fantastic acting from our pupils as well as from the Red Kettle staff. See photos below of the first show which included Junior & Senior infants, 2nd class & 6th class.

See photos below from the second sitting of the show, with 1st class, 3rd, 4th & 5th classes:

We were delighted to welcome back our two past pupils Oisín & Robert who returned to Rathgormack NS with the winning shield from the Under 12 Division 1 County Final. They are pictured here with most of their team mates from 5th & 6th class in Rathgormack NS and one of their coaches Kevin Lynch. We also took a group photo with pupils from 4th, 5th & 6th classes. A big well done to Rathgormack GAA's U12 winning team! The future for GAA in Rathgormack is bright!

Congratulations to Ellie who represented Rathgormack NS at the Cross Country Athletics Event in Comeragh College on 17th November. Ellie took home 2nd place-well done Ellie!

Bricks 4 Kids

On the 17th November we were delighted to welcome Bricks 4 Kids to school with their amazing Lego sets. Here are students from 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Class are concentrating on completing their tasks. It was a tricky one that required a lot of attention to detail! They had to follow the instructions very carefully, to construct a Velociraptor.

It's beginning to look a little like Christmas...

Thank you so much to everyone who donated so generously to the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal this year. It is a wonderful cause and an excellent opportunity for us to think about children who have less than ourselves. Sincere thanks to our wonderful Parents Association who organised this initiative.

Science Week in Rathgormack NS

Here we have 2nd class busy at work designing and making rafts. They had great fun while developing their STEM skills. They had to test them out too of course to make sure they floated! Great work 2nd class!

1st Class were very busy during Science Week! Graham Butler gave his class a super demonstration of the STEM dinosaur and flying propeller that he made at home. They also made a Lego Marble Maze and launched Paper Rockets! Maith sibh Rang a hAon.
Can you spot the eyeballs below??? The 4th and 5th Class dissected some sheep's eyeballs during Science Week. We were learning about the amazing sense of sight and how our eyes work.
Some classes were very lucky to get a visit from Michelle Hennebry and her Magic Handwashing Machine! Michelle works in Infection Control in UHW and she demonstrated the importance of proper hand hygiene with the help of her trusty friend. Pictured below are 1st & 2nd Class listening intently during the demonstration.
6th Class were busy dissecting sheeps' hearts & lungs during Science Week. Not for the faint hearted despite lots of happy faces!!!

Cheers for our Senior County Football Champions

On a beautiful November morning there was great excitement in school when we got a visit from Rathgormack County Senior Football Champions with the Conway Cup! The players and Kenny got a huge welcome from everyone after their exciting win over The Nire in the County Final on Sunday 29th October. We are very proud of all our past pupils - players & mentors, who are involved with this team.
Congratulations to all on this fantastic achievement!

Ghosts, Games & Goodies for Halloween

3rd & 4th Class in Ms Casey's room had a super day playing Halloween Games, making Haunted Houses, Spooky Lanterns and enjoying their Chocolate Apples!
Some scary characters lurking around Mrs Meehan's room today!!! 2nd Class had fun making their Healthy Halloween Owl Treats.
Check out these fabulous costumes! 4th & 5th Class in Ms Rockett & Ms Kiely's classroom with their Halloween Lanterns & their tasty Owl Treats.

Red & Green Day

We held a Red and Green Day ahead of Rathgormack Senior County Final to wish the team and management the very best of luck ahead of the game this coming Sunday 29th October at 3:30pm in Fraherfield, Dungarvan. Up the Village!

Celebrations with Waterford Camogie County Champions Clonea

We were delighted to welcome members of the Clonea Camogie team who beat Abbeyside in the Junior Camogie County Final on Saturday 7th October. We are inspired by the dedication of all the players and are especially proud of our past pupils on this team. Huge congratulations to everyone involved with the team on this fantastic achievement.

Maths Week 2023

During October all classes participated in a variety of activities to celebrate Maths Week.
5th Class working on Maths Trails around the school
1st Class enjoying group activities during Maths Week
Senior infants were very busy during Maths week working on their Maths trail, using our iPads for Maths games and using lots of concrete materials for Maths activities. Well done Senior infants!

Rathgormack goes Orange for Solas

On Friday 6th October all the students wore orange coming to school to support the wonderful work of the Solas organisation.

Stewed Apple Day 2023

On the 8th of September, we had our popular ‘Stewed Apple Day’. Ms Fitzpatrick and our 6th Class worked hard picking apples from our trees, peeling, cutting and cooking!
Junior and Senior Infants enjoying their stewed apple.
2nd Class on Stewed Apple Day
1st Class having their stewed apple

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