Remembering The 1916 Easter Rising

This year, to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Rising, the students and staff of Raheen N.S. held a short commemoration and flag raising ceremony at the school on Thursday 16th of March.

It was a cold, but dry morning as the school came together, singing favourite songs such as Irish Soldier Laddie and Ireland’s call. Students from 1st to 6th class read prayers of the faithful. We reacquainted ourselves with our own proclamation, composed last year by 5th and 6th class. Tomás, Jake, David and Mark read the proclamation to the rest of the school, reminding us of what we aim to achieve in Ireland’s future. Following this, Caoimhe, the school’s eldest student, and Xavier, the school’s youngest student, then raised the Irish tricolour. The students sang Amhráin na bhFiann, and Aishling recited ‘Soliloquy’ by Francis Ledwidge, before the ceremony concluded with a boistorous and rousing version of the Haka as Gaeilge. It was a wonderful morning, with all the school sporting green for St. Patrick’s Day.

For more pictures of the day, please click here!

Engineering Week 2017

Well done to all of 3rd and 4th class who took part in Engineering Week 2017!

They had a great week with a trip to the library for an engineering workshop with Anyone4Science and they all completed  amazing projects during the week! These projects are on display in the school at the moment and will be up on the blog as soon as possible! Well done to everyone who got involved!

Confirmation 2017

Confirmandi 2017

On  Friday , 10th March last a very special occasion took place in St John Paul 2 church Raheen.Monsignor Joe McGrath officiated over the Confirmation of 20 fifth and sixth class pupils. The children were prepared with care and dedication by Ms. Bernie Murray Ryan.

In his homily , Monsignor McGrath assured the children of the help of the Holy Spirit throughout their lives. He told them that ” their futures were not yet written ” and that it was up to each and everyone of them to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to shape their own futures successfully.

The children  were prepared with care and dedication by their teacher Ms. Bernie Murray Ryan.The first reading, read by Ella Furlong, preceded the Responsorial – sung by Mark Furlong, Sinéad Moore and Adam Cullen. The main choir was made up of children from Rang 3/4, who sang their hearts out with reditions of ” Tongues of Fire” ” Veni Creator Spiritus” and the very moving ” Child’s Prayer”.

The prayers of the Faithful were recited by Nell,Cameron, Liam , David and Ciara .The offertory was presented by Ben, Nathan ,Ellen, Grace, Cathal Dean, Claire, Ryan Jamie and Emily. A very effective Communion reflection was read by Philip Wickham, with the assistance of all his classmates.

Ms Marie Sinnott – parent- read a heartfelt vote of thanks on behalf of the parent body.She thanked  Fr. Jimmy Moynihan for his help and preparation for the special day. Fr . Robert Nolan was also thanked  for his presence.Flowers were presented to Ms. Bernie Murray Ryan and Ms Mary Howlett who compiled the ceremony booklet.

Congratulations once again to all the 2017 Confirmandi and their families!

Health and Fitness – Junior Infants

We are working so hard at our health and fitness in the Junior infant room.


We have completed the first round of our get moving get fit challenge.


We are in the middle of our daily tooth brushing challenge.

We are attempting to complete our one apple a day challenge.

Teacher is really keeping us on our toes and we would encourage everyone to get moving, eat healthy food and stay healthy this spring.

Swimming Success in Raheen!

Congratulations to all the boys and girls from Raheen that passed their Deep End test in the Apex leisure centre in New Ross this week! All the boys and girls who attend the lessons have worked very hard over the past two months to improve their swimming skills and the Deep End group were delighted to come away with their certificates this week!