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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
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This week is active school week in RETNS. As we are looking to achieve our Active Schools flag, we need to make a huge effort with it this year. Some ideas / activities that will be taking place next week:

  • All staff / pupils are encouraged to wear tracksuits for the week
  • Physical activity homework replaces normal homework
  • Reviving the Music in the Yard / Dance area
  • DEAD (Drop Everything and Dance) – GoNoodle can be used for this! OR Shake up, Wake up! (9.10 get the children to do the Macarena, Saturday Night etc in classrooms or join up with the class next door!)
  • DEAR (Drop Everything and Run) – 10 @ 10 could be used for this!
  • Encourage staff and pupils to take part in COW and WOW days on Wednesday and Walking Bus on Friday.
Run Around Europe challenge! 
There will be a 100 metre track made in the yard… if a child runs / skips / walks (encourage them to try their best / go their fastest) around the track 10 times, that equates to 1 kilometre, so there is potential for each class to run a combined 25 – 30 km a day!
Junior classes could even do 5 laps. We will then add up the total for the school each day and see how far across Europe we can make it. This could even be done over a couple of weeks to see how far we can go!
Click on the Active School Week on the right to see where we are today!

Creative Schools Award

Creative Schools Award We are delighted to announce that Rathfarnham Educate Together is one of 150 schools nationwide to have been awarded the opportunity to engage with Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools initiative, an initiative which aims to ‘put the arts and...

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Green Schools Action Day

Today we held our Green Schools Action Day which included the raising of the Green Flag, opening of our new Community Veg Garden, launch of our Active Schools Walkway and of course our Mad Hatters Picnic lunch. Here are some images of our day.                 ...

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Green Schools Action Day

Green Schools Action Day We are all excited about our Green Schools Action Day which takes place tomorrow. This is our celebration of our work towards, and achievement of, our sixth Green Flag for Global Citizenship - Litter and Waste. We would love if as many...

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Boys Football Team Friendly vs Good Shepherd

The boys football team played a friendly match yesterday afternoon against local school, Good Shepherd. The team was made up of 5th and 6th class students. The boys performed admirably and were unlucky to come away with a 3-2 loss in only their fist game together....

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Garden update Great work has been done on the veg garden over the last two weeks and the children have been able to start planting. Last weekend we had a kind volunteer who did the paving, and this has given the whole garden a new look. The children have painted...

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Santry 2018

The boys and girls of RETNS had another fantastic day at the annual Santry Athletics competition. This is always a highlight of the year for many children and they once again showed true sportsmanship and camaraderie towards each other. On Monday, Jude and Claire...

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Green Flag

Two representatives of our Green Team joined Anne and Patricia at the Green Schools Award Ceremony to collect our 6th Green Flag for Global Citizenship -Litter and Waste. Proudly displaying the flag back at...

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