Flag Raising Ceremony

We got our 6th Green Flag in May and we held a very special ceremony to celebrate the hoisting of the flag on Friday 23rd June. Parents and children gathered outside to listen to some speeches from the Green School Committee and to some performances from the “Ceol le Chéile” Band. Pat Kelly, from Lusk Tidy Towns was also in attendance. 



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Smoothie Making

As part of our Healthy Mind Healthy Body week, the kids got to make smoothies. A special thank you to Casey’s Super Valu Lusk for supplying the delicious fresh ingredients free of charge! The smoothies were so tasty!

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Healthy Mind Healthy Body Week 2

We’re halfway through the second week of healthy minds and body and the timetable of events is still going strong. On the sports side we’ve had Gaelic football, a GAA blitz, Frisbee, Interschools athletics event and ‘Soccer’ Ciaran came to the school to do multi sports and soccer skills with 2nd – 6th class. Teachers and support staff have organised extra PE lessons to add to the fitness routine and make the most of the lovely weather.

The children are continuing to learn more about mindfulness and relaxation with Tara and everyone is participating in the daily DREAM meditation time led by Iona.  Yoga has featured for everyone with either Lynn or Frankie. The adults members of our school community haven’t been left out as they have a chance to attend the mental health evening on Wednesday.

The bikes and scooters were out in force again on Tuesday for the cycle circuit and ‘Walk on Wednesday’ went ahead even though it was a bit wet.

The drumming workshop was a great success and we’ve still got TaeKwonDo, tennis and orienteering to come…

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Soccer League 2017 Report

RaLET vs Swords 

Although Swords had won the first leg 5-0, we felt we had played very well but just couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net.  When we faced off for our rematch, Swords were top of the table and were undefeated so far. We needed a win to get through to the quarter finals.

Swords started off very well with an early goal. Then we started to defend well but Swords were still on top. Then we started getting a few passes together. Out of nowhere, Jack took a long range shot that caught the goalkeeper off guard and then it was 1-1! Then it was halftime and it was anyone’s game.

Once the second half started we were on top. It was attack after attack after attack but we couldn’t score. Then a few minutes later we got a free kick. Cian played a perfect ball over the defenders and Aiden ran onto it with a perfect shot lobbing the goalkeeper. 2-1 to RaLET! We defended very well for the rest of the game and got through to the Quarter Finals!!!

Quarter final: RALET vs Scoil Cholmchille Ballybrack

Our boy’s soccer team played very well all year to reach the quarter-final. We travelled to Ballybrack to play against Scoil Cholmchille. The game was played on astroturf on a very windy day. They started stronger but we defended well, with one or two half chances ourselves.

Gradually, we grew into the game and nearly took the lead at the end of the half with a narrow miss from a free-kick from Cian that went just over the bar. An exciting first half ended scoreless.

The second half started well, with both sides having a few chances. However after about fifteen minutes into the second half, Sean poked a ball through to Tadhg who struck low and hard into the bottom corner. RALET had taken the lead!

The last five minutes were hectic with us having chances to put the game to bed, but with just three minutes to go, they hammered the ball past Oran, who had been excellent in goals all afternoon. The match ended 1-1 and so went to penalties.

After some fantastic penalties we lost a thrilling penalty shoot-out. A disappointing end to a fantastic year which in RALET’s first season having a football team saw us reach the quarter-finals.

Report by Tadhg Gaffney, 5th Class   

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Discover Science Award 2017

Congratulations to RaLET – all our hard work has paid off! Rush and Lusk Educate Together National School has achieved a Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Plaque of STEM Excellence for the 2016/17 academic year.

 It is fantastic to see all of the science, technology, engineering and maths work being carried out in our school with such enthusiasm.  

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Healthy Mind Healthy Body Fortnight Continues

The school has definitely been buzzing with activity over the last couple of days. Lots of delicious healthy food being made and tasted. Joanna and Dermot have worded their magic with the blenders helping children make lovely smoothies and we were lucky to have Niamh spend a second day in our school showing the children how to make and taste healthy treats and snacks. https://www.biabites.net/

The children have enjoyed lots of physical activity too. Walking to school, cycling, running, parachute games, yoga, GAA tournament and lots of extra PE time. Then to balance out the busy schedule Tara has been teaching mindfulness and we’ve all stopped for our DREAM time meditation each day to relax, breath and take time to think.

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Healthy Mind Healthy Body Day 1

Healthy Mind and Body Fortnight

Day one was launched with a fabulous whole-school ‘Wake and Shake’ this morning. Thanks to Aodhán, Barry and Ger.

The energy carried on throughout the day with Nutrition talks in the hall with Niamh and Mindfulness in the classrooms with Tara.

Not to mention all the running on the ‘kilometre circuit’.



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Healthy Mind Healthy Body Fortnight

RaLET is celebrating “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Fortnight” from Monday 12th to Friday 23rd of JuneOver the course of the 2 weeks, we have lots of great activities & workshops planned to help to encourage us all to be healthier- both physically & mentally!

 Every day we will be trying to fit in some ‘DREAM’ (DRop Everything And Meditate) time, as well as our ‘K a day’ initiative- where all children will be attempting to walk/run a kilometre (or part of) a day or partake in another physical activity! We will also be trying to fit in extra sports/activities & P.E.- so please make sure that your child wears comfortable clothing every day for these 2 weeks!

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6th Class Trip to Achill

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Green Flag Ceremony

On Wednesday 24th May, three pupil representatives from our Green-Schools Committee and two teachers went to receive our 6th green flag at a ceremony in the Helix in DCU. When we got there they gave us food and something to drink. There was a room where we took pictures and did stuff like write our green wishes and our favourite moment in Green- Schools. Then we went into the screening room and there was a power point on the screen and some people from Green-Schools. Lots of other schools were there too and two of them performed songs. We went up on stage to collect our new flag when our school was called. It was a great day.

By Holly, 5th

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