St. Brendan’s National School Rathcoole met with HRH Prince Charles at the Irish Naval Base in Haulbowline yesterday when they were on their School Tour. Unfortunately Presentation National School were not so lucky as their School Tour to Mucross for today was cancelled for Prince Charles and Camilla’s state visit there.
“Good News”, the nativity play at St. Brendan’s National School Rathcoole was featured on Radio Kerry’s ‘Horizons’ show on Christmas Eve. You can listen to the play on RadioKerry.ie, or below (from 10:00 to 30:00 in the audio): 
After an epic struggle and with goals galore, Derinagree National School emerged victorious with a goal to spare over a gallant St.Brendan’s Rathcoole National School, in the Rural Schools Football Finals, held today in Rathcoole. Well done to all the teams and organisers for an excellent competition. Final score: Derinagree 5-8 Rathcoole 4-8
The Primary Schools and Community School were today finalising their Team Hope Christmas Shoeboxes, making a huge difference for so many less fortunate children this Christmas. Well done to all the children, parents and teachers who all did a fantastic job:
An inspirational and surprisingly entertaining (sic!) night was had by about 60 parents who arrived on Thursday last at St Brendan’s National School, Rathcoole to listen to a talk by John Lonergan and Caroline Crotty.
John, who was governor of Mountjoy Prison for 24 years, and Caroline, a psychology counselor for teens and adults, gave a refreshing and honest talk titled “Parenting – the challenges and the rewards.”
Both parents themselves, they gave sound advice on many challenges today’s parents face: social media related risks, drugs, peer pressure.
They also focused on simple and wonderful joys parenthood brings. After all you only need two measures to check your children against: health and happiness.
The views they shared were simple and yet so witty and true. They held their audience captivated for the whole time. Serious nods from the parents mixed with outbursts of laughter at real life anecdotes.