Rochestown ETNS Parade!


We recently celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Week) at Rochestown Educate Together National School. The pupils learned about Irish stories and traditions, and made wonderful efforts to speak Irish throughout the day. The festivities culminated in our parade, where all of our pupils were invited to wear green. We were joined on our parade route by a number of our …Continue reading →


World Book Day

World Book Day

Rochestown Educate Together National School celebrated World Book Day yesterday (Thursday, 2nd March). There were a host of activities to mark this special day. The children were invited to dress as a character from their favourite book. Thank you to all of our families for your support with this. The pupils were also every excited to see that the teachers …Continue reading →


Site Identified!


At last!! Educate Together received the following from the Department of Education and Skills (DES) today:   “Primary school: Douglas Rochestown Educate Together ·        A suitable site has been identified on the Old Carrigaline Road, opposite to the Douglas Golf Club lands (adjacent to Darraglynn Nursing home). ·        Agreement in principle has been obtained with the vendor. The acquisition will be subject …Continue reading →


Engineering Week

Engineers week

This week we celebrated Engineering Week at Rochestown Educate Together National School. The pupils enjoyed exploring the ‘Inventioneers’ app on our iPads. This encourages the use of simple machines such as levers, pulleys, wheels and axles and inclined planes to solve problems. The children also explored these simple machines in activity based learning in each of our classes. On Tuesday …Continue reading →


A visit from a doctor!


The Junior Infant classes at Rochestown Educate Together National School are currently learning about people who help us. This includes doctors, nurses and vets. During Aistear the children act out as doctors, nurses and patients at the role play station; or build hospitals or vetinary surgeries at the construction station; or make skeletons at the art/science station! We were lucky …Continue reading →


Visit to City Hall!

city hall

Last Tuesday all of our classes at Rochestown Educate Together National School visited City Hall. There we were fortunate enough to meet the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Des Cahill. The Lord Mayor had organised the visit and brought a very special person to meet our pupils – Irish Olympian Rob Heffernan! The pupils were extremely excited to meet the Lord Mayor …Continue reading →


Agreement in Principle for a Site for our School!

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We received very positive news from the Department of Education and Skills today – a sale has been agreed for a site for our new school! Unfortunately, the DES is not in a position yet to announce the location of the site as it wishes to complete the sale process. We have been informed that the site is in the Rochestown/Douglas …Continue reading →


Active Learning in First Class!


The importance of children being actively involved in their own learning is a fundamental element of the Primary School Curriculum. Here at Rochestown Educate Together National School we believe that this approach is vital to develop children’s understanding. Below please find some photographs from our First Class engaging with hands-on learning opportunities! These include measuring, creating transport vehicles, exploring shape, …Continue reading →


Junior Infants at play!


Here at Rochestown Educate Together National School we place a huge emphasis on the importance of play in young children’s learning. We use the national Aistear programme in Junior and Senior Infants, which encourages play-based learning. Aistear is an Irish word meaning ‘journey’ and it helps the children on their journey from an early childhood education setting to primary school. …Continue reading →


Student Council Election – Visit from Deputy Michael McGrath


Today we held our very first election for Student Council at Rochestown Educate Together National School! We were delighted that Deputy Michael McGrath accepted our invitation to visit Second Class to explain to us what a secret ballot is and how to support the candidates – be they successful or otherwise in getting elected. Deputy McGrath also shared stories about …Continue reading →

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