Rights Respecting School Award


The students and staff of Rochestown ETNS are delighted to announce that we have been presented with the Silver Child’s Rights Schools Award by UNICEF Ireland. This award recognises the huge effort of our whole school community in ensuring that our students know their children’s rights, have opportunities to have a say in important school decisions and enjoy all of their …Continue reading →


Active Week 2022


We celebrated Active Week from 25th to 29th April. The children had lots of fun and participated in many activities including GAA, Irish dancing, yoga, hockey, athletics, cricket and tennis. A huge thank you to all the coaches, teachers and parents who organised and taught different activities for our Active Week.  


Learn Together Assembly 8th April: Junior Infants & 3rd Class

Thank you to junior infants and 3rd class for their Learn Together assembly on feelings and Ireland. Junior Infants: In Junior Infants we have been learning lots about feelings. We know that our feelings are not necessarily good are bad. Feelings are special messages. They tell us about how we are on the inside. In our assembly, we played a guessing …Continue reading →


World Book Day


We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March. It was wonderful to see the pupils and staff dressed up as characters from their favourite books. Classes also celebrated books and reading through lots of different activities including designing book covers, making bookmarks, drama activities, hot seating characters, creating stories and most importantly they spent lots of time reading.


School closure


The Department of Education has confirmed that all schools in Cork will close tomorrow (Friday) due to the Status Red weather warning for Storm Eunice. The distance learning platforms will be available for revision purposes if anyone wishes to use them. I am conscious that there in all probability will be power outages so there will be no new content …Continue reading →


Learn Together Assembly 29th January: Senior Infants and 4th Class

We had a wonderful Learn Together assembly hosted by Senior Infants and 4th class about Islam and Gender Equality. Senior Infants: In January, Senior Infants were learning all about the Islamic faith. We learned about the 5 pillars of Islam, and in particular, a period of fasting called Ramadan, which is followed by a festival, called Eid. We loved singing …Continue reading →


Annual Admissions Notice for 2022-23 School Year

ROCHESTOWN EDUCATE TOGETHER NATIONAL SCHOOL ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE in respect of admissions to the 2022/2023 school year   Admission Policy and Application Form A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2022-23 school year is available as follows: – To download: application-form-for-admissions-2022-23 On request: By emailing info@rochestownetns.ie or writing to : Rochestown Educate …Continue reading →


Red Day at RETNS!


On this day the students of RETNS wore at least one item of red clothing. A thing to note was that the school looked like they were covered in red paint! It was great to see everyone back after the summer holidays. This was done to support the Cork Camogie team in the All Ireland Final. Sadly Galway won 1.15 to …Continue reading →


Young Environmentalist Overall National Winners!


Huge congratulate our Sixth Class who are the overall national winners of the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Award for primary schools. The class explored the area of sustainable food by using our geodome to plant vegetables and herbs. Huge congratulations to our Sixth Class team – Chloe, Chantelle and Terri – for their support of the pupils with this project. I must …Continue reading →


Active Week in RETNS


  Last week on the 26th of April we started Active Week. We did a lot of fun activities for example: dancing, running and we even did an active word hunt! We had so much fun! After every yard the school had active movement breaks. On Wednesday, 5th and 6th class went up to the pitch and did lots of …Continue reading →

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