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!

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! 


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!