Chris Haughton visits RETNS

Chris Haughton visits RETNS

We were delighted to have a visit to our school  from well-known children’s author and illustrator, Chris Haughton, author of books such as Shhh! We Have a Plan (which won the AOI award for children’s books for 2014), Oh No George!, A Bit Lost and Goodnight Everyone!

Chris held two workshops in the school and had all the children enchanted by his story telling, his drawings and his tales of how his characters and books came to be. Chris brought his books alive for the children as they became fully involved as characters in the animated versions of the stories. Chris also did some of his famous drawings, which he has left for us.


Chris Haughton books. 

Chris Haughton at work. 

An original Chris Haughton drawing to be treasured in RETNS. 

Children becoming characters in the books.

Chris doing a large scale drawing for the children.


Teacher Anne Bradley with Chris Haughton and one of his famous character glove puppets.

Student Council Newsletter

Student Council Newsletter







Welcome to the RETNS Kids’ Newsletter! Earlier this term, the Student Council came up with the idea of publishing a regular kids’ newsletter. We went around to all of the classes and got some great suggestions from you all about the type of things that you want to read about, and we really hope that you enjoy our first edition!

Every term, we will be bringing you the latest news, fun and entertainment from around the school! If you have any jokes, recipes, puzzles or artwork that you would like to be included in our next edition, please give it to your class Student Council representative. Enjoy the jokes, recipes, movie recommendations and Art!

Student Council Xmas Newsletter

Amy’s Extra Newsletter

4th Class visit Rathfarnham Castle

4th Class visit Rathfarnham Castle

Last week, 4th class took a short walk down to Rathfarnham Castle where our tour guide, Eoin showed us around. Over the last couple of weeks, the children have been researching and creating projects based on the locality.

There was a wonderful variety of projects from posters to books, scratch projects to videos.

Keep an eye on the Kids’ Blog over the next few days as some of the children’s recount pieces will appear.

Meanwhile, have a look at Saul’s fantastic video project!

Celebrating  Science Week

Celebrating Science Week

5th and 6th classes are busy preparing for their annual Science Fair to be held on Friday, November 24th.

1st, 2nd and 3rd enjoyed their Lego workshops.

JI and SI had a great day at Imaginosity to enjoy all things science!

Following instructions. 


  The finished products!



Third class at work.



Some pictures of Junior and Senior Infants’ trip to Imaginosity.