Newsletter March/April 2024

Congratulations: Congratulations to the pupils who received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Confession over the last number of weeks. Many thanks to all the staff and parents who helped to make these occasions so special. A special mention to the school choir who performed so beautifully at the Confirmation ceremony and to the PA for providing the treats afterwards.

Our 6th class pupils, Ella Codd and Elsa O’Neill progressed on in the Cumann na mBunscol Handball competition to win both the Leinster Championships and the All-Ireland Finals in the U13 Doubles. A super achievement, well done girls!!

Huge congratulations to Emma Gaffney who made her international debut in gymnastics for the National Team last month bringing home a gold medal! A fantastic result, well done Emma.

Congratulations to Faye O’Connell who has been selected as part of the Wexford County U14 Camogie team for 2024. A great achievement and we wish Faye all the best in the coming months.

Well done to Dean Zielinski who represented the school in the County Spelling Bee last week. Maith thú Dean.

School Committees:

Student Council-

  • “The more that you read, the more things that you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” Dr. Seuss

Thanks to everyone who supported the Student Council Book Swap. There was a fantastic response and the children really enjoyed receiving and reading their new books.

Green Schools-

  • Well done to all classes for engaging so well with the cleanest classrooms each week, keep up the great effort!
    • Bord na Móna are running an upcycling competition where students are encouraged to create something new from recyclable materials. Any students willing to take part in the upcycling competition are encouraged to work on the project at home in their own time. Entries can be brought into school before the end of April.


  • Based on feedback from pupils in our recent Wellbeing Questionnaire, we have created a Cúinne

Ciúin (Quiet Corner). This area consists of some picnic benches tucked in to a quiet corner of the yard where pupils can spend their break time reading, drawing, chatting, or playing board games. Currently, each class from 1st-6th Class are timetabled for a break time slot. We envisage that interest in the area may wane when the pitch is in use for the summer months, and a timetable may no longer be necessary. So far, it has received a lot of visitors.

  • The Wellbeing theme for March and April is Take Notice. Encourage your child to be curious, to catch sight of the beautiful and the unusual around them, notice the changing seasons, and be aware of the world around them and how they are feeling.
  • We will be celebrating Wellbeing Wednesday on the 20th March with a walk around the school and taking notice of any Gaeilge we find. There is so much once we open our eyes to it. We will participate in some yoga for Wellbeing Wednesday in April, and take notice of our breath and how different movements make our body feel.


Rackard League/ Mini 7’s-

Camogie – Well done to the Girls Mini 7’s team who are through to the next round of the Mini 7’s competition beating Clonroche and Ballindaggin in Round 1. We look forward to Round 2 after the Easter holidays. The Girls Rackard league team have won both of their matches against Horeswood and Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in their group and are now through to the Quarter final. Well done girls!

Hurling- The boys had a great win in Round 1 of the Mini 7’s and are looking forward to the next round taking place after Easter. They made a good start to the Rackard League beating Ferns and have a busy week this week with two more games against Bunclody and Rathgarogue/Cushinstown.

Curriculum Information:

  • Literacy Lift-Off- is currently taking place in Senior Infants. Pupils are working really hard on reading, phonics and spelling every week. Well done to all pupils.
  • Gaeilge- A huge well done to all the classes for engaging so well each week with Frásaí na Seachtaine. It’s fantastic to hear the language on a daily basis within the school. Seachtain na Gaeilge also provided the pupils with opportunities to enhance their Irish through art, games and dance. Maith Sibh everyone!!

Parents Association:

  • Internet Safety Talk-Many thanks to the PA for organising the Safer Internet talk with Michael O’Brien. Thanks also to those parents who attended on the night.
  • Easter Raffle- The annual Easter Raffle will be held in the school on Friday 22nd March. Raffle cards have been distributed to the eldest pupil in each family. Thank you for your continued support of this important fundraiser.

Dates for your diary

  • Friday 22nd March- School will close for the Easter holidays at 3pm
  • Saturday 25th May 2024- First Holy Communion

Twitter: Please follow us on @RathnureNS and the individual teacher Twitter pages below.

Junior InfantsMs. Úna
Senior InfantsMrs. Lisa
First ClassMs. Ciara
Second ClassMs. Susan
Third ClassMs. Michelle
Fourth ClassMs. Hazel
Fifth ClassMs. Róisín
Sixth ClassMr. Dean
SENMs. Sinéad
SENMrs. Leanne
PrincipalMrs. Alice
SecretaryMs. Clodagh