Ms Browne’s Class

3rd and 4th School Tour, June 2016.

On June 9th, the senior classes went on their school tour to Co. Kilkenny.

We visited Castlecomer Discovery Park and Dunmore Caves for a very exciting, sometimes scary, and tiring day. The weather was wonderful, if not too humid. We arrived at the centre at twenty to ten and were immediately met by the wonderful guides at the park. 3rd and 4th class began their day with the Tree Top Walk, which proved to be a real challenge for some of us, but everybody put on a brave face and made it through the obstacle course in the trees.

20160609_10304720160609_105100 Next we went to the boating lake where we were given the choice of exploring the water in pedal boats or canoes. Most tried both. Some groups took to the water like ducks, others managed to run into the reeds more often than not. We had a picnic lunch by the lake before a wild orienteering race through the forest. It was very tricky and the map was hard to read at times, but everybody found their way eventually.


Following a quick stop in the shops in the Discovery Park we got back on the bus and travelled to Dunmore Caves. It was only ten minutes away. We watched a video all about how the caves were formed, the legends and myths about the caves, its strange and scary history and the important finds made in the cave. Then we descended the huge steps into the caves with our guide who brought us to all the cool areas and caverns inside, including the fairy floor and the cathedral. We saw loads of Stalagmites and Stalactites. Sometimes they looked like different things. One looked like a buffalo. When we were in the back of the cave the lights were turned off for about twenty seconds and it went absolutely dark. There was no light at all. Some of us found that very scary.


We climbed over 700 steps walking throughout the cave, and even though it was lovely and cool inside the cave, only 9 degrees, the heat hit us when we got out. We were all exhausted by the time we climbed back on the bus, but everybody had a great day!

For the rest of the pictures of 3rd and 4th class on their school tour, check out the gallery on Ms Browne’s page!

15th March 2016 – 3rd and 4th Dress up for National Flag Day

To celebrate the centenary of the 1916 Rising, the students of Raheen N.S. took a step back in time, dressing as children would have dressed when attending school in 1916. The effort was amazing and it was such a treat!

Take a look at 3rd and 4th Class as they were transported back 100 years to Ireland in 1916.

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3rd and 4th Class Boys and Girls dressing up to commemorate 1916

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3rd and 4th Step back in time

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Back 4th Class Girls: Claire, Grace, Nell, Cameron, Ella, Ciara, Sinéad (l-r) Front 3rd Class Girls: Sjoke, Molly, Caitlin, Eve, Jodi, Aishling (l-r)

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Back 4th Class Boys: Philip, Nathan, Jamie, Ben, Ryan, Liam, David (l-r) Front 3rd Class Boys: Patrick, Josh, Jake, Conor, Oisín (l-r)


3rd and 4th Class have been working very hard preparing for the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Rising. They have learnt all about Ireland’s history and the days of the rising, as well as the executions that followed.

They completed amazingly detailed ‘newspaper’ reports of the events of the rising and made the most beautiful portraits of the seven signatories of the proclamation. Check out some of these portraits in the gallery here!



Learning all about Easter Rising 1916

23rd February 2016

3rd and 4th Class are currently learning all about the 1916 Rising and how important it was to Irish history. They have learned all about the men and women who risked their lives to fight for Irish Freedom.

Take a look at how 1916 has transformed their classroom.



4th February 2016

Congratulations to 3rd and 4th Class, who have reached level 5 with their GoNoodle Champion Bart Reynolds! They had a great time dancing their way to fitness and waking up their minds with GoNoodle’s fun activities over the last few months!

Tomorrow we will chose a new champion and continue to have great fun with our GoNoodle class activities! Well done boys and girls!

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3rd and 4th Class have been very busy at Art this December, preparing for Christmas! Just look at their masterpieces!