All of 3rd and 4th class worked really hard on writing their own books for this year's Write-a-Book competition. Some children used their creative imaginations to write narrative stories, and others chose to write interesting information reports. There were all then sent off to be judged. The standard was extremely high! The merit award was awarded to Katie Grant, 3rd class, for her book 'It's a Cat-astrophe!'. Tiernan Donovan, 5th class, also received a merit award for his book entitled 'The Golden Rose' . He attended the awards ceremony which took place in the Heritage Hotel on 15th June.
Those children who received a 'Highly-Commended' award were Chloe Beere, Isabella Troy, Séana Dunne, Christopher Phelan, Leah Bergin and Evan Farrell. Congratulations to you all!!
The children really enjoyed participating in this competition and we consider them all winners! Well done!
Four members of the local soccer club recently came to visit our school and show us the cup they one for Raheen FC. They came first in the Combined Counties Football League, Division 2. This is a massive achievement having beaten big clubs such as Mullingar and Athlone. They now hope to go on and become champions of Division 1. We wish them all the best and will definitely be cheering them on on the sidelines when the new league starts.
Reposing at her residence from 4 o clock on Friday with Rosary at 8 o clock. Reposing Saturday morning at 12 noon until 6.30. Family time there after. Removal at 7:15 to arrive at the Church of the Holy Cross, Ratheniska for 8 o clock prayers. Requiem Mass on Sunday at 12 o clock with interment in adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Cuisle Cancer Support Centre. Donation box will be in Ratheniska Church.
Our Gymnastics have concluded again for another year. Many thanks to Denis Donoghue and Sonya Ryan from Portlaoise Gymnastics Club.
The six week block has been worthwhile and the children have made fantastic progress in the Forward Roll, Backward Roll, Handstand, Cartwheel, Round Off, Front Walkover and Back Walkover.
We look forward to working together again in 2017/2018.