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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2019 RETNS Craft Fair

Our 3rd Annual Craft Fair, which was held on Sunday, 3 December,  was an outstanding success. Local crafters filled our Hall where we also had the Bottle Stall and raffle. Among the crafters were our own Phil and Clodagh with a knitted selection of gifts sold in aid of Focus Ireland. Attendees got to meet our Artist in Resident, Kathryn Maguire in her Studio. Parents sold crepes and hot-dogs in the Multipurpose Room along with  Tea/Coffee, Drinks and Cakes ( contributed by our talented parents).

However, the highlight of our Fair was the Junior Infant Classroom with gifts made by our children and staff. These included both edible and garden gifts. Senior Infants was the venue for cookie decorating and face painting etc. with Second Class the home for Maureen’s Snowman Candycane game, Children’s Raffle and Children’s Spin and Win. The yard had candyfloss as well as sports challenges. Parents, staff, and children from 5th and 6th classes worked tirelessly throughout the day to ensure all areas were staffed from 12:00 until 16:00. We were delighted to welcome past parents and staff as well as our local TDs, Ministers Shane Ross and Josepha Madigan. 

Huge thanks go to our Development Committee and many volunteers for a fantastic event.

Maeve

RETNS Craft Fair

 

What a talented bunch of children, parents and staff we have in our school. The wonderful craft skills they have shown in the last couple of days are amazing. With help from parents, they have contributed some very fine gifts for our 3rd Annual RETNS Craft Fair. The Fair will be held on Sunday 1st December from 12:00 to 16:00 and promises to be a fun filled day for all attendees. On the day there will be face painting, cookie decorating, pull a candy cane from the snowman, children’s raffle (for a very cool hover-board among other prizes), adults raffle, bottle stall, crafts from our own children and staff as well as local crafts people selling their wares. So do come along on Sunday and no doubt you will find some wonderful gifts to treat someone special this Winter Season.

As examples of some of the items made by the children, Sixth class made some scrumptious Chocolate Biscuit Cake Christmas Puddings, Fifth Class have made Table Centrepieces, Third Class have hand packed Organic Dried Bay Leaves, they have also made Christmas wrapping paper, Corn starch Christmas ornaments, and some have knitted Christmas Trees! Second Class kids have made adorable Snowmen and hand packed lavender in bags. First Class planted hyacinth bulbs in glass jars with lovely jewelled accents. Fourth Class will be making their craft tomorrow and Senior Infants also made cute Reindeer. Have a look at some of the items for sale in our little gallery below.   Maeve

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

This week 2nd, 3rd and 4th class learned how to code a little using Minecraft thanks to Paula Hennessy B.Ed Student from DCU Institute of Education.

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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

 

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

This week 2nd, 3rd and 4th class learned how to code a little using Minecraft thanks to Paula Hennessy B.Ed Student from DCU Institute of Education.

read more

Pre-Enrol

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