Stay Safe Programme

Stay Safe Programme

The Stay Safe programme is “a personal safety skills programme for primary schools. The aim of the programme is to reduce vulnerability to child abuse and bullying through the provision of personal safety education for children and training for teachers, school...
Ecobrick Project

Ecobrick Project

Let’s Make Some Ecobricks! In an effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste in our environment, the Student Council are excited to be introducing an Ecobrick project to the RETNS community.  An Ecobrick is a building block made entirely from non-recyclable plastic....
One Day Together 2018

One Day Together 2018

  This is a significant year for Educate Together, the 40th anniversary of its founding. The annual fundraising event, One Day Together 2018, will be held on Friday, 26 October. As is our tradition, the children and staff will dress in Hallowe’en costumes on that...
Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

As part of our well-being programme, we marked World Mental Health Day with class discussions and lessons at an age-appropriate level. My message at assembly on Friday was that sometimes it’s OK not to be OK but that sad feelings usually pass. If they don’t, it’s...
Positive Ageing Week

Positive Ageing Week

We have reached the end of Positive Ageing Week which was held from 1 – 7 October this year. I listened to an interview with Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh during the week and was struck by what a positive and visible role model he is at the age of 88.  If you are not...
News this week in RETNS

News this week in RETNS

Reminder A separate email was sent to all families giving dates for class meetings. Please check the date for your child’s class meeting as parents are often disappointed if they inadvertently miss this meeting. Please note that a second email highlighted a...
A word from Maeve

A word from Maeve

  In 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...

Creative Schools Announcement

After a short embargo we are delighted to be able 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...

Building Resilience in Children

At this time of year many children are involved in competitions of all sorts. Team games are coming towards finals and there are competitive sports, gymnastics and athletics events, both local and national, for all age groups. Music and dance competitions take place...

Aistear in Junior Infants

Aistear is the curriculum framework for children up to six years of age in Ireland. It is a discovery based model of learning that can help children grow and develop as confident and competent learners. Aistear is planned and delivered according to...

Different Families, Same Love

There is no doubt that over the last number of years our country has becoming more and more diverse and is indeed all the richer for that. Today as a society we celebrate diversity in a whole host of ways. We celebrate diversity of culture, race and ethnicity in...

Safer Internet Day 2018

There has been much media coverage over the past few weeks on the topic of internet safety for children, chiefly as a result of the recent serious and very disturbing incident involving the exploitation of young children online by a Dublin man. Parents and guardians,...