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Warm Welcome From Columba College!!

Thank you to all in Columba College for welcoming some of our departing sixth class students who will join Columba College this September! A great day was had by all, we got to experience the hustle and bustle of secondary school, visited the different classes and the biscuits weren't too bad either!!  

5th Class Visit Rochfortbridge

Thank you to St. Joseph's Rochfortbridge for inviting our 5th class students for a day of fun in the sun!!   

Champions!!!

Congratulations to our boys senior hurling team, who were crowned County Champions after a thrilling match against St. Colman's N.S. We are so proud of all the boys for their amazing performance and the resilience they showed. A huge congratulations also to Mrs Briody and Miss O'Rourke for their dedication all year!! 

Darragh and Dylan created an amazing video showing some of the highlights and celebrations from our successful trip to Cusack Park! Select the button below to view......

Biodiversity Green Flag

Well done to Mrs O'Connor and representatives of our Green Committee who were presented with our fifth Green Flag today!!

Butterflies Everywhere!!

A huge thank you to Miss Allan's class for inviting us to see their amazing butterflies. We had a great time and learned so much from all the wonderful students of 3rd and 4th class. A particular mention must go to James for his highly informative presentation and for the patience he showed while answering our questions!!

Good Luck!!!

Wishing our senior boys hurling team the best of luck in Cusack Park today in their final against St. Colman's N.S!! A huge thank you to Councillor John Shaw for presenting our athletes with brand new socks for the big match on behalf of Raharney Hurling Club!

Putting their best foot forward!!!

Congratulations to former student Emma and current student Abbie on winning first place in senior tap duets in the midlands festival. 

Food Dudes 2024

We are delighted to announce that our school is once again participating in the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme. All students will participate in the programme unless the school has been directed otherwise by a parent/guardian. Please see the above allergen guidance. We would be grateful if you could contact your class teacher if any of the above allergens affect your child.

Westmeath Rose!! 

We were honoured to welcome Grace O'Connor, past pupil and newly crowned Westmeath Rose to our school today. Grace kindly gave her time, answered all the questions our students had and without doubt inspired many future Roses!

Dancing Queen!!

Huge congratulation to Grace who won everything at the Midlands Festival of Dance!! A gold trophy for contemporary dance, gold trophy for individual arrangement, silver trophy for the highest points in lyrical A-C and a gold medal for ballet!! Iontach ar fad!!   

Great Rathwire Bake Off!!

In first class we were learning about procedural writing and on Thursday we made cupcakes in class. Once we had all our ingredients and utensils, we all helped to make and decorate them. We even did the washing up after! It was great fun.

Sounds Great!!

We are delighted to have our new speakers and sound system fully operational. Thank you to all who kindly continue to support our school lotto. Without your generosity none of this would be possible. 

Dali, da Vinci, Picasso, Brandon McFarland!

Brandon McFarland of 5th class created this wonderful masterpiece. Well done Brandon!!

Camogie Success!!

All of the lunchtime and after school training with Mrs Briody and Miss O'Rourke certainly paid off with a great victory for our camogie stars!

Strictly Dancing Only ....

We are delighted to announce that dance with Marie is back for all classes from Junior Infants to Sixth class!! 

Senior Hurling

Congratulations to our hurlers on a wonderful performance and a great victory! 

Junior and Senior Lunchtime Leagues are  back!!

Due to popular demand and thanks to Mr Flynn and our sixth class students, we are delighted to announce our Junior and Senior Lunchtime Leagues have started up again for another year. Let's hope Carlow can finally get a victory this year!  

Random Act of Kindness Day 2024 

With great power comes great responsibility! Our Cineáltas flag was raised today as we celebrated Random Act of Kindness Day 2024!

Iarmhí Abú!!

Congratulations to our past pupils Aoife O'Malley and Maria Kelly on winning the Division 2 league on Sunday in Croke Park. Aoife got a taste of lifting the cup while representing our school in the Cumann na mBunscol competition when she was in primary school. We hope to see many more of our pupils in Croke Park in years to come. Iarmhí Abú!!

School Self Evaluation Review

In June 2023, we began a review of our Well-being and ICT practices under the school self evaluation process. We would like to thank all parents, students and teachers for their contributions and in particular for completing our questionnaires. In total 111 students from senior infants to sixth class, as well as 50 parents participated. The results will allow us evaluate how we can best cater to the needs of all our students. The above pie charts reflect some of the information provided to us.  Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

FAI 5-a -side 2024

Well done to our boys senior 5-a-side team for finishing third in the Westmeath FAI Schools' 5-a-sidecompetition.

Super Soccer!!

Well done to our 5th and 6th class girls who were amazing at the five a side soccer blitz in Gainstown. They all fought valiantly and should be so proud!

Penalties..... No Panic!!

Well done to our 5th and 6th class boys who represented the school and performed brilliantly at the 5 a side soccer blitz in Gainstown. 

St. Joseph's N.S. v Loughegar

Well done to our senior camogie team who played Loughegar this week!!

World Book Day 2024

Our school was a sight to behold on World Book Day 2024. We had such a special and memorable day, celebrating our favourite books and authors! We had Cats in Hats, heroes and villains and even some Little Miss and Mr Men characters!!!

Lent 2024
Pancake Tuesday 2024!!!

The best Pancake Tuesday ever!!! A huge thank you to Miss Hanevy, June and Aisling for all the organising and preparation involved in Shrove Tuesday this year. A particular mention must go to our favourite honorary Westmeath woman June, who once again put her legendary culinary skills on display!

Pancóga
Mullingar Voices 2024

After months of hard work and practice our 3rd and 4th classes put on an amazing performance in the Mullingar Arts Centre . Thank you so much to all involved in Mullingar Voices this year! 

Scór 2024
Confirmation 2024
Drama Kings and Queens!!

Well done to all of the boys and girls from 6th class on an amazing night of drama in the Mullingar Arts Centre. Oliver the musical was an incredible success. Thank you to Sam and Marie who were kind and patient throughout and a huge thank you to all of the SNA's, our wonderful secretary Pat and to all the teachers for their work and support behind the scenes.

'Thank You' to our Sponsors!!

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the businesses and clubs featured above, for their generous sponsorship of our production of Oliver The Musical this year.

Oh What a Grandparent's Day!

Grandparent's day was a huge success once again this year! Thank you to all our grandparents for coming to see our amazing students. We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to our senior students for providing such a warm welcome to all, to the teachers and SNA's for organising such a wonderful day and in particular to the Parents' Association for their continued support and dedication.

Grandparent's Day 2024
Please Sir, Can I Have Some More!! 

Our sixth class students have worked tirelessly since September and can't wait to perform for their adoring fans!! Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through the Aladdin app. Please contact Pat in the office should you require her assistance .   

Confirmation 2024

Dear Parents, As you are aware, 6th class will make their confirmation on Wednesday the 7th of February this year at 2pm in the Cathedral. We are busily preparing for our Confirmation Day and the excitement levels are certainly building. Bishop Tom and Father Stan have kindly put together a letter for our students as well as a letter explaining what to expect on the day. Please select the links below to read both letters and please don't hesitate to contact the school, should you have any queries regarding the confirmation.

Happy new year to all! 

Knight School!!

A huge thank you to the staff and students of 'Stepping Out' for their incredibly generous gift of this wonderful chess board and beautifulpieces. 

Class of 2024!!!
Merry Christmas!!!
Parents' Association 


The Parents' Association would like to thank all of our generous sponsors for donating prizes to our Christmas Raffle and supporting us throughout 2023. Thank you to all the parents and families for supporting our raffle and congratulations to all of our winners.

We would like to wish all of the teachers, staff, students and families a Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2024.

St. Vincent De Paul Donation

Thank you to all of our parents and guardians for supporting us with our charity collection once again this year.  We were delighted to present St. Vincent De Paul with a cheque for €1116. Nollaig Shona Daoibh!!

Christmas Raffle Time!!

A huge thank you to our amazing Parents' Association for the huge effort put into organising our Christmas Raffle again this year!!

Christmas Performances 2023

From Christmas Plays to Carol Services, December has been a busy month! We were delighted to bring back our Christmas Carol Service for our Senior Classes on Tuesday evening in St. Joseph's church where the lights were dimmed and the church was filled to the brim with parents, grandparents and members of our school community. On Wednesday our Junior Classes welcomed one and all for some equally impressive performances. A big thank you to all of the staff and students who worked so hard to make these truly memorable events happen! 

Keep Our Library Tidy!!

Well done to Jane O'Reilly for creating this wonderful and original piece of art reminding people to ''keep our library tidy''!

Biodiversity Day 2023

The definition of biodiversity is - the variety of living species on earth. Without a doubt we were treated to a day of diversity in St.Joseph's N.S. for our day of action !! There were trees, octopi, bugs, beetles and birds!! Well done to all involved, especially Mrs O'Connor for organising such an amazing day!

Cake Sale 2023

We are delighted to announce that this years' Cake Sale was the most successful since records began. We raised an amazing €1925!!! This money will go towards replacing the projector in Tír na nÓg and funding staff training in wellbeing. Thank you so much to all who contributed and we hope all of our students had a great day!!! 

Halloween  2023
Halloween Cake Sale 2023

Well done to all involved in this years' Cake Sale. A particular mention goes to all of our sixth class students who worked tirelessly to make sure the day was so successful. Happy Halloween!!

Camogie Champions Again!!

Congratulations once again to our Camogie County Champions!!

Champions Once Again.....

Huge congratulations to Raharney on becoming County Champions once again. It was great to welcome back some past pupils and familiar faces . Raharney Abú!!

Curriculum Updates 
Senior Dance Performances 2023

 As another year of dance classes came to a close, an afternoon of fun in the sun was had by all. Our senior classes performed brilliantly. A huge thank you to Sara for all of her guidance and hard work!

Win or Learn...

Hard luck to all of our camogie girls who put on a wonderful performance in the final against Collinstown. Huge heart and courage was shown from the first whistle to the last but unfortunately this year wasn't our year!! We were not only hugely proud of the individual performances on display but also the graciousness shown in defeat. Well done to all involved!!!

Senior Camogie Final 2023

Our Senior Camogie team will line out in Cusack Park at 3pm on Monday the 22nd of May for this years' Cumann na mBunscol final. We're looking forward to a great match and as always, all support is welcome!!

Off to Cusack Park Once Again!!

Comhghairdeas to all our Senior Camogie Stars who are off to Cusack Park after a wonderful performance against St. Mary's Raharney!! Maith sibh!!

St. Joseph's N.S. Annual Athletics Event

Well done to all of the students and schools involved in our annual athletics event. A great day was had . A huge thank you to Killucan GAA club for allowing us use their wonderful facilities.  

Our Garden Heroes

Mr Flynn's class are making sure our garden is shipshape and ready for the summer!!

Camogie Superstars!!

Well done to our senior camogie team who performed brilliantly this week! Rathwire Abú!

Match Report: St. Joseph's N.S. vs  St. Mary's N.S.

Cumann na mBunscoil 2023

On Friday the 24th of March, Rathwire NS camogie team set out to Joristown for their 2nd game of Cumann an mBunscoil. At 11 o’clock the game started in rough conditions. It was Rathwire NS vs Raharney NS. It started off well in midfield for Raharney’s Taylor Enright, Saoirse Connaughton, Meadbh Quinn who won the throw in. But Rathwire didn’t give up. There were some great scores from Muireann Lawlor(2-6), Izzie Cooney(1-4), and Zoe Cogan(1-0). Amazing defence from the back line, Saíbhe Quinn, Holly Desmond and Chloe Geoghegan. Some fantastic saves by our brilliant goalkeeper, Lily Tyrrell. Some great play from the forwards, Izzie Cooney, Alexa Reddan, Zoe Cogan, Eva Roca  and Hannah Dunne. Some great decisions made by our umpires Eddie Tyrrell, Anthony Cooney and Olive Weir. In the second half there was brilliant scores from Raharney’s captain Saoirse Connaughton who scored 1-1 for Raharney NS. But Rathwire persevered and took the win with a score line of 4-10 to 1-1 to Rathwire. Thanks so much to our coaches Mrs Briody and Mr Ward for all the guidance and support over the last few weeks. Thanks to Raharney Hurling Club for letting us use their pitch for this fantastic game of camogie and thanks to all the supporters who came and supported us all through the years. A huge thank you to our referee on the day Jimmy Greville who without him there wouldn’t have been a match. 

Match Report Written by, Izzie, Lily and Muireann

Lá Glas 2023
Interschool Show Jumping Results!

Noah's team, made up of Gainstown N.S. & Rathwire N.S,took the win in the interschools show jumping team event last weekend. Noah also came 2nd in the primary schools individual competition. Well done Noah!

Fun In The Snow!!
A huge thank you and well done to all involved in  World Book Day this year.  We raised an amazing €535 for the GOAL earthquake appeal.  
World Book Day -Art Competition

Well done to all the boys and girls from Junior Infants to Sixth Class for creating such wonderful works of art this year and for all those pictured above whose work was chosen to represent their respective classes. Maith sibh!!

Where isn't Wally!!

Our amazing SNA's stole the show this year and made World Book Day a day to remember!!

World Book Day 2023!
Leinster 800m Silver Medallist!!
June For President!!

June treated fifth and sixth class to her famous pancakes today!!

Unfortunately the recipe is still a well guarded secret!!

Boules  are back........

Ivan and Alex hosted an impromtu game of boules today in our all weather boules arena!! Well done to all involved!

National Cross Country Silver Medallist!!!

Congratulations to Scott on yet another wonderful performance atthe National Cross Country Championships!!

Quiz Teams 2023

Well done to our 5th and 6th Class quiz teams for all of their hard work and for ably representing the school at the Mullingar Park Hotel!!

Maith Sibh! 

Grandparent's day was a huge success once again this year! Thank you to all our grandparents for coming to see our amazing students. We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to our senior students for providing such a warm welcome to all, to the teachers and SNA's for organising such a wonderful day and in particular to the Parents' Association for their continued support and dedication.     

Thank you to Tesco Ireland and to all involved in raising these much needed funds. We are hugely grateful for the ongoing support given to our pupils and to our school.  

6th Class Confirmation 2023 -Update

Dear Parents, We are busily preparing for our Confirmation Day and the excitement levels are certainly building here. Bishop Tom and Father Stan have kindly put together a letter explaining what to expect on the day. Please select the link below...

6th Class Confirmation 2023

As you are aware, 6th class will make their confirmation on Thursday the 9th of February this year at 2pm in the Cathedral. Please select the link below to read the letter sent by Bishop Tom Deenihan and please don't hesitate to contact the school, should you have any queries regarding the confirmation. Happy new year to all!

Santa's Helpers Delivering Gifts!!
Christmas Raffle 2022!

A huge thank you to all involved in making this years' Christmas Raffle such a wonderful success. We would like to thank all of the local businesses that kindly supported us again and in particular the Parents' Association for all their hard work. Nollaig Shona Daoibh go léir!!

Nollaig Shona Daoibh!!

Well done to all teachers and students involved in our school choir for putting on an amazing performance at the atrium buildings in Mullingar.

Infant Christmas Plays 2022
St. Vincent De Paul

We were delighted to support our local St. Vincent De Paul once again. A huge thank you to the Parents' Association and all involved in raising 1225 euro this year. 

Please select the link below for information from the HSE

regarding current viral infections. 

Cake Sale 2022

Well done to all involved in this years' Cake Sale. A particular mention for all of our sixth class students who worked tirelessly to make sure the day was so successful. Happy Halloween!!

8 In A Row!! Raharney Abú!!
We were delighted to welcome Raharney,
ourCounty Champions once again!
Raharney Abú! Arís!!

Congratulations to our camogie girls, who won the

Under 10 Linda Maxwell Ringtown Tournament!!

The Boules Are Back In Town!!

The future of boules in Rathwire is bright with thanks to our new state of the art boules arena!

And We're Back.......

Welcome back!! We hope you all had a wonderful summer! Our outdoor classroom and sensory garden are finished and ready for all to use. We would like to thank everyone involved in completing this fantastic project and we would like to thank the Parent's Association in particular for all their help and fundraising.

Senior Lunchtime League Final 2022
Junior Sports Day 2022
Junior Lunchtime League
Congratulations to all in 6th class for organising, managing and running this year's Junior Lunchtime League.
The Athletes Are Back!
Congratulations to all involved in our annual
St. Joseph's N.S. athletics  event.
A great day was had by all!!
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