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Welcome to Rathfarnham Educate Together National School.
Rathfarnham Educate Together National School (RETNS) is an Educate Together National School located on Loreto Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. Our school is equality-based, co-educational, child centred, and democratically run. In our school we aim to teach to the highest standards of education through an ethos that guarantees every child equality of esteem, regardless of their social, cultural or religious background

October 2018

This October began with positive ageing week (1st – 5th October) and you can read Maeve’s reflections on positive ageing by clicking on her Principal’s blog post: Positive Ageing Week. 

We had an example of our own positive ageing retirees when Mary, Geralyn and Margaret came in last week and worked very hard on our wildlife garden. 

It is a month the children look forward to every year because of Halloween and dressing-up but in RETNS it is also a month when we hold our Student Council Elections. This year we will also have Presidential Elections taking place so don’t be surprised if your children become very interested in politics! Read an interview conducted with George and Jack of 4th class on their term in office over the last year. Best of luck to all candidates!

Last week, as part of our well-being programme, we marked World Mental Health Day on October 10th with class discussions and lessons at an age-appropriate level, read Maeve’s post about it here: Mental Health Awareness

4th Class go to the polls

4th Class students went to the poll today to elect their new Student Council representatives. Children were given three preferential votes. When they completed their vote, they put their vote into the Ballot Box. The election count will take place this evening and the...

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Sixth Class buddy reading with Junior Infants

On Tuesday, 6th Class accompanied Junior Infants on their first trip to the school library. We had a lovely time buddy reading together. It was great to meet new friends and see our beautiful school library.  [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="98"...

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Sunflowers inspire art in 2nd and 5th classes

We have all enjoyed the beautiful sunflowers in our Community Garden. Riia and Ruby from 4th class travelled around the school with their camera to see how the sunflowers have inspired artists at work. They hope you enjoy their photos taken in 2nd and 5th classes and...

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Harvest Time in 2nd Class

2nd class had great fun this afternoon harvesting the carrots they planted earlier in the year. We look forward to tasting them tomorrow. [gallery...

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Junior Infants 1st week

Junior Infants have settled in very well this week. Their listening skills are already improving. They visited all the other classes in the school and met every staff member including our new Principal Maeve. Have a look at a selection of photos of their first week in...

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A word from Maeve

On this, my first official week as Principal of Rathfarnham Educate Together National School, I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Maeve Mc Carthy and I have been working in education for more than 30 years. From 1988 to 2018, I was a member of staff of...

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