St Catherine's Parent Association Multicultural Day

October 4, 2018

Multi Cultural Day 2018

September 24, 2018

Don't miss our first Multi-cultural Day in St Catherine's.

Our parent Association have organised this event to celebrate the many cultures that make up our school community.

Over 27 countries and cultures will be represented on the day through food, music, projects and art.

Where:  St Catherine's NS school hall

When: Friday the 5th October

Time: 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm


Kids Marathon

November 7, 2015

Well done to the children in sixth class who ran the Kids Marathon during October and the final mile at the Dublin Marathon. They showed

their well deserved medal and t-shirt on Friday.

Thanks to Mr McGrath and the parents who supported the runners.


Marathon runners

October 27, 2015

Congratulations to the boys and girls from 6th class in St. Catherines N.S. who ran the last mile of the Dublin Marathon yesterday. They ran the first 25 miles at school over the last few weeks. Fair play to Mr McGrath!

Well Done to all who took part.


October 27, 2015

Well done Saoirse, Emma, Robyn and Zaynab members of St Maur's under 13 team who won their camogie championship final against Lucan Sarsfields. They probably scared the opposition with their brilliance.

Biodiversity Day At St Catherine's

February 5, 2015

Monday, 02 February 2015 16:20

Biodiversity Day At Rush School

In the North County Leader

Last Wednesday was a very special day for the pupils of St Catherine’s National School in Rush. It was the day the entire school held their Biodiversity Day, as part of their attempt to land a sixth Green Flag. The County Leader spoke to Gráinne McDermott, Green School Co-ordinator at St Catherine’s, who said, “This is our day of action for biodiversity, where there’s an information hub and some of the sixth class pupils have undertaken projects and powerpoint presentations about biodiversity. We also ran a whole school art exhibition, and we decided that we had enough stuff in the garden to do with biodiversity, so this year we decided to transform part of our forest into an enchanted forest.” “This involved the children being asked to make little things for fairies from biodegradable materials, such as wood and clay. When the weather gets a bit better, the children can use the garden for more creative things, like storytelling, drama and things like that. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to use their imagination, as well as learning about biodiversity,” she said. Already, the school garden is a wonderland, with hens and a pond, where the children can watch tadpoles. There is also a bird box with a camera in it, where the children can watch the new chicks being hatched and fed. “We also have the local Grow it Yourself group, who plant material in the garden. Our own gardener, Mary Ryan does a great job here, and organises nature walks for the pupils,” concluded Gráinne, who is very hopeful of the school landing it’s sixth green flag.

Pictured are St Catherine's NS Rush pupils, Alan Nowasad, Jakub Kalanarz, Sarah Dempsey and Conor Armstrong, with some of the items they created, all from recycled msterial for the Enchanted Forest, as part of the Biodiversity Day at the school last Wednesday

Pictured are St Catherine's NS Rush pupils, Alan, Jakub, Sarah and Conor, with some of the items they created, all from recycled msterial for the Enchanted Forest, as part of the Biodiversity Day at the school last Wednesday

New members on the Board of Management

November 26, 2014

We would like to introduce our new Board of Management.

Chairperson:  Paul O' Hare

Principal:  Ger Ó Sé

Patron's Representative/Treasurer: Tony Balfe

Community Representative: Aidan Langley

Community Representative: Marguerite Carthy

Mother's Nominee: Maura Hoey

Father's Nominee:  Stewart Browne

Teacher's Nominee:  Stephen Hegarty


Mission Statement

October 15, 2014

St Catherine’s National School is a co-educational Catholic primary school which strives to provide a well–ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere. The intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed.

In St Catherine’s NS, we feel it is important the all members of our school community have a voice. While fostering our Catholic ethos, we pride ourselves on being a multi-cultural school and are very aware of the importance of inclusion of all our nationalities and creeds.

In St Catherine’s  we aim to foster each child’s development in a caring and supportive environment where:


We aim to provide a balanced and broad curriculum relevant to the needs of each child so that they can learn:



and become:



Déanfar gach iarracht Gaeilge a usáid tríd na scoile.

Our Staff 2014-15

October 15, 2014

School: St Catherine’s NS






Mr Ó Sé




 Mrs Quinn

Junior Infants



Mrs McDermott

Junior Infants



Mr O’ Brien

Senior Infants



Mr Hegarty

Sen. Inf/1st class



Ms McDermott

1st Class



Ms Carrig

2nd Class



Ms O’ Neil

2nd/3rd Class



Ms Archer

3rd/4th Class



Ms Oman

4th Class



Ms Dennis

5th Class



Mr  McGrath

6th Class



Ms Deery

6th Class



Ms Carroll (Deputy Principal)

Learning Support



Ms Horgan/Ms Bates

Learning Support



Mr Dunne

Resource Teacher



Ms Dunne




Ms Sheehan

Part-Time Resource



Ms Brennan

Part-Time LS (based in loughshinny)