School Year 2023 / 2024

St Brigid’s Day

                             4th Class were busy making St Brigids day crosses and other lovely creations 🙂



January Photos

A busy start to the year with lots of fun activities such as planting trees, chatting with Olympian Phil Healy, fun problem solviing, word work and beautiful painting 🙂

Fyffes Fit Squad Visit

On the 19th of January we were delighted to host the launch of the Fyffes ‘Ireland’s FIttest School 2024’ competition.  All competing schools will battle it out to show their worth as Ireland Fittest School, with the winners walking away with 5,000 Euro worth of sports equipment for their school! 

Click on the link below to catch the highlights of ths exciting visit.

School Carol Service

Our school Carol Service took place on Thursday  the 21st of December in St. Maur’s Church. 

It was a beautiful event and definitely put everyone in the Christmas mood!

Mr. Carberry put together the attached video, capturing the energy and talent on display.



Santa Visit

On Monday the 18th of December we had a very special visitor arrive at our school accompanied by two members of An Garda Síochana and of course Rudolph!  Click on the link below to get a glimplse of the excitement amongst everyone in our yard that morning

Friendship Week 2023

Friendship week in Rush National school took place from 4th-8th December this year.

The boys and girls had great fun taking part in a variety of Friendship activities-the most enjoyable being the paired work time that took place between the older and younger classes.

The children focused on kindness and the importance of Friendship.

They all took part in a Friendship week competition, with a very high standard of entries.

Infants worked on pictures showing friendship, 1st-3rd class composed Friendship poems, 4th-6th class created friendship posters with a special friendship slogan.

Well done to everyone on their entries and on a very enjoyable week.

Please see a sample of the work created below.


Donated jerseys – 1st December 2023

We have been lucky enough in Rush National School to purchase new jerseys for our GAA teams. Rather than allowing our old jerseys to go to waste, we donated them to a charity. It is lovely to see our older jerseys being enjoyed by other children.  


STEM week – 28th November 2023

In Rush National School, we celebrated STEM week from 20th to 24th November. We engaged in activities that allowed us to explore and learn in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. 

The photos below give a snapshot of some of these activities.

We also have a video of the week’s activities under ‘School Moments’. Be sure to check it out. 


Garda Band – 7th November 2023

We were lucky enough to welcome the Garda Band to our school today. The band perform in schools, at festivals and sporting events. They taught us about percussion, brass and woodwind instruments and treated us to several performances of well known tunes and melodies. 


Happy Halloween – 27th October 2023

Today is a non-uniform day with a spooky twist! Take a look at how creative some of the children are with their costumes. Even some of our staff members got in on the fun. Can you spot them? Our annual Halloween bake sale showcased the talent of our pupils.