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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Vikings of 4th class roar by Connie!

Viking Splash by Connie

On the morning of June 6th 2019, 4th class went into town to go on the Viking Splash tour. 

First when we got there, we went to the park beside St. Patrick’s Cathedral and ate some lunch. Then we stood outside for a while, waiting to get on board.

Once on board, we drove around past places like Dublinia, the Liffey, Trinity College, the Spire and O’Connell Street.

When we got on to the water, we saw the Google buildings, Facebook HQ, some very expensive apartments and the Bord Gáis Theatre.

Once back on dry land, we drove back to the park and finished our lunches. We then had a big game of ‘Flush the Toilet’!

Then we got on the bus and drove back to school. We had a great time!

EU Hustings Event

Educate Together and the Children’s Rights Alliance

On 17 May four sixth class children from RETNS (Rebecca, Maia, Saree and Bill) represented the school at an EU Hustings Event organised jointly by Educate Together and the Children’s Rights Alliance.  Most of the candidates in the European Elections for the Dublin constituency were in attendance including Barry Andrews, Frances Fitzgerald, Lynn Boylan, Ciarán Cuffe, Gary Gannon, Eilis Ryan, Rita Harold and Mary Alice Higgins.  It was chaired by journalist and former Newstalk presenter, Dil Wickremansinghe.

The focus of the event was a panel discussion on how Ethical Education can promote an inclusive Ireland and European Union. Many topics were covered in the debate but they all stemmed from questions put by pupils of Educate Together schools.  Barry Andrews pointed out that this was probably the fist ever hustings where all questions were asked by children.  Among the issues raised were Climate Change, Reduction of the Voting Age, Need for More Playgrounds and (from RETNS) Housing and Homelessness.  The children from RETNS received a number of compliments on their question and listened with interest to the differing views and proposed solutions suggested by the panel.   The RETNS delegation later had photos taken with a number of the candidates.

Aileen Cronin

 

EU Hustings Event

6th class represent RETNS at an EU Hustings Event organised jointly by Educate Together and the Children’s Rights Alliance.

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Career’s Week

The Student Council hosted an excellent Careers Week in RETNS with some parents volunteering their time to come in to speak to the classes about their jobs.

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Fun in First Class

1st class combined procedural and cursive writing by looking at recipes, which they then used to make lovely bread and pizza.

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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

 

EU Hustings Event

6th class represent RETNS at an EU Hustings Event organised jointly by Educate Together and the Children’s Rights Alliance.

read more

Career’s Week

The Student Council hosted an excellent Careers Week in RETNS with some parents volunteering their time to come in to speak to the classes about their jobs.

read more

Fun in First Class

1st class combined procedural and cursive writing by looking at recipes, which they then used to make lovely bread and pizza.

read more

Pre-Enrol

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