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!

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! 

 

Exciting Science Workshop

We were very lucky to host a science workshop today in Raheen! 2nd to 6th class had a wonderful time taking part in cool and different experiments using electricity and circuits, chemicals, air and water! Our mad professor for the day was great fun and made everyone laugh! Take a look at the pictures below to see some of the fun we had!

Our Space Projects are Out of This World

For the last few weeks 3rd and 4th class have been exploring space, learning all they could about the other planets, the moon, the sun and some of the greatest astronauts like Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. As part of their work they completed their first projects of the year and their work was outstanding!

Take a look at some of the projects below!

Planetarium by Rory

Planetarium by Rory

The Sun by Aishling

The Sun by Aishling

Space by Luke

Space by Luke

The Sun by Jack R

The Sun by Jack R

Pluto by Caitlin

Pluto by Caitlin

The Solar System by Martin

The Solar System by Martin

To see more of the classes’ outstanding work, please click here.

 

The Adamstown Team Visit Raheen!

We were lucky enough this week to play host to some of the players from the Adamstown team who played Oylegate in the county final in Wexford Park on Saturday 15th of October. Expectation was high in school with the children donning the black and gold of Adamstown in eager anticipation for the match. Good Luck cards were presented and the players were quizzed on their healthy eating habits, training routines and their matches to date. The classes even had the chance to sing Irish Soldier Laddie for the players, adding in an ingenuous and original final verse with the Adamstown team at the heart. We want to thank the generosity of the team for taking the time out of their day to come and visit us.

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Body Percussion and Folk Dancing in 3rd and 4th!

Third and fourth class have been very busy lately learning all about beat and rhythm in school with Miss Byrne. She has been working with the class over the last month and this is just a taste of the great work they explored during that time.

Beat and rhythm in music and body percussion through a German folk dance in PE allowed the class to explore music making with their bodies. They had great fun as you can see from some of the videos below!

Thanks again to Miss Byrne for the wonderful work she did with us while teaching in Raheen N.S.

 

An End to Our Sunflowers Project

Last year third and fourth completed a project to plant and grow their own sunflowers.

It was hard work, planting and looking after their plants everyday, watching them growing taller and taller. After a few months of nurturing in school, the class brought their plants home in order to plant them in their gardens and hope they grew even taller.

This August two of our current fourth class took pictures beside their sunflowers and were kind enough to bring in the photos to share with us. Both Aishling and Jodi did a great job with their flowers, helping them to grow to massive heights.

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Aishling’s wonderful sunflower took pride or place in her garden, stretching taller than Aishling herself!!

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While Jodi’s sunflower reached unbelievable heights, stretching higher than a one-storey building, with a beautiful bloom and great wide leaves!

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Both girls did such excellent work and were so kind to remember to take photos of the finished project over the summer! We hope the other boys and girls managed to get such wonderful end projects as well! Well done!