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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Careers Week

In March the Student Council hosted an excellent Careers Week in RETNS. Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered their time to come in to speak to the classes about their jobs. The children and staff really enjoyed the week, and learned a lot about all sorts of different places of work, ranging from Dublin Zoo to UCD Chemistry School. They also explored new and interesting topics such as Virtual Reality, currency markets, looking after new babies, hotel management and sculpture. It was a really fun and informative week, and we hope to host another one in the future.

5th Class have been busy!

Fabric and Fibre Project

We have been leaning to sew in 5th Class! We are sewing scenes inspired by the poem Leisure– what is this world if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. However before we started that, we practiced sewing with embroidery thread on small pieces of fabric. You can have a look at them outside the classroom (; Once we all got used to sewing and practiced it, we read the poem Leisure. Next, we chose a line in the poem and that’s what we are sewing! We haven’t finished yet but when they are- feel free to have a look!

Planting in our Vegeatable Garden

As you all know, Paddy Maden visited our school last week. Paddy very kindly demonstrated how to plant peas! Mmm, sounds tasty! Mya’s dad very kindly donated some cabbage and lettuce plants and we had a lot of fun this week planting in our garden. We’re looking forward to enjoying some of our delicious veg!!

Madagascar

In 5th Class we have been learning about Madagascar. Madagascar is the largest island in Africa and it’s off the east coast.

We have learned about lots of different things like the history, how they broke away from France, the plants & animals- and lots more!

We made posters about native animals in Madagascar

Sikhism

In 5th Class we have also been learning about Sikhism. Sikhism is the world’s youngest major religion as it was founded 500 years ago. In spite of that- it has over 200 million followers! It isn’t from any other religion- for example Christianity and Jewism both follow the same book. It was founded by Guru Nanak.

Some of the Sikh’s main beliefs include:

  • Everyone is equal
  • There is 1 god
  • Men and women are equal
  • To meditate

We also learned about some of their ceremony and made posters.   

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In March the Student Council hosted an excellent Careers Week in RETNS. Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered their time to come in to speak to the classes about their jobs. The children and staff really enjoyed the week, and learned a lot about all sorts of...

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Fun in First Class

It has been a wonderfully fun filled few weeks in First Class. We have been working so hard on our procedural and cursive writing. We have spent time looking at, writing and cooking recipes which we so enjoyed. We learned how to make healthy bread using some very...

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Playground Planning!

The school community are delighted to hear that Dunlaoighre Rathdown County Council are planning to renovate the playground in Loreto Park, and the Student Council were even more delighted to hear that they would get to have an input into what the new playground will...

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Finger Knitting in Junior Infants!

Junior Infants are currently working hard on a wonderful finger knitting project! This tricky skill requires a lot of concentration and perseverance, but the finished products and the children’s sense of achievement are more than worth the effort. A special thank you...

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#40Days40Items

6th Class have spent the duration of Lent collecting basic, useful household items to donate to a homeless charity. Our aim was to collect 40 items and we managed to collect double that amount of items. We have contacted some local charities who may need our care...

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Planting in Senior Infants

Juno's dad Giles organised some planting for our bed. We planted green beans, carrots, beetroot and sunflowers. We will keep an eye on them over the next few months to check their progress.

read more

Viking Invasion in 4th Class!

Over the last number of weeks, 4th class have been learning about the Vikings. We took a trip to the heart of Viking Dublin during March where the children learned about the lives of Vikings, what they ate and how they fought. We also got a glimpse into life in Norman...

read more

RETNS Students Celebrate Sporting Successes

Congratulations to Eve O`Callaghan and Tori Whelehan who reached the finals with there respective teams. Eve represented Ballinteer St.Johns as they successfully won the Féile Camogie Final against Kilmacud 1-2 to 0-1. Tori reached the Leinster Final for Three Rock...

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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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January 2019

What does it mean to be in an Educate Together school?

This question was asked of 6th Class who presented at assembly what being in an Educate Together School means to each of them. Have a read of Lucy Lloyd’s very succinct and enlightening post on what it means to her to be in an Educate Together School.  What it means to be in an Educate Together School

 

In March the Student Council hosted an excellent Careers Week in RETNS. Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered their time to come in to speak to the classes about their jobs. The children and staff really enjoyed the week, and learned a lot about all sorts of...

read more

Playground Planning!

The school community are delighted to hear that Dunlaoighre Rathdown County Council are planning to renovate the playground in Loreto Park, and the Student Council were even more delighted to hear that they would get to have an input into what the new playground will...

read more

Fun in First Class

It has been a wonderfully fun filled few weeks in First Class. We have been working so hard on our procedural and cursive writing. We have spent time looking at, writing and cooking recipes which we so enjoyed. We learned how to make healthy bread using some very...

read more

Finger Knitting in Junior Infants!

Junior Infants are currently working hard on a wonderful finger knitting project! This tricky skill requires a lot of concentration and perseverance, but the finished products and the children’s sense of achievement are more than worth the effort. A special thank you...

read more

#40Days40Items

6th Class have spent the duration of Lent collecting basic, useful household items to donate to a homeless charity. Our aim was to collect 40 items and we managed to collect double that amount of items. We have contacted some local charities who may need our care...

read more

Planting in Senior Infants

Juno's dad Giles organised some planting for our bed. We planted green beans, carrots, beetroot and sunflowers. We will keep an eye on them over the next few months to check their progress.

read more

Viking Invasion in 4th Class!

Over the last number of weeks, 4th class have been learning about the Vikings. We took a trip to the heart of Viking Dublin during March where the children learned about the lives of Vikings, what they ate and how they fought. We also got a glimpse into life in Norman...

read more

RETNS Students Celebrate Sporting Successes

Congratulations to Eve O`Callaghan and Tori Whelehan who reached the finals with there respective teams. Eve represented Ballinteer St.Johns as they successfully won the Féile Camogie Final against Kilmacud 1-2 to 0-1. Tori reached the Leinster Final for Three Rock...

read more

Pre-Enrol

Educate Together Logo
Digital Schools Logo
Green Schools initiative logo
Alladin Payment portal