Dear Parents and Guardians/A Thuismitheoirí agus a Chaomhnóirí,
Among many other things this week we have been celebrating Autism Awareness. Tomorrow we will have a short fun assembly.
As explained previously, to mark our 20year anniversary this September, we are changing our emblem by replacing the hand with an image of the Heron. The closing date for entries to the drawing competition was yesterday and we have received many beautiful creations. Representatives from the pupil body, staff, parents and Board will rank the shortlisted submissions and the winning entry will be announced on 12th May.
If there are any graphic designers among you who are interested in processing the chosen work of art into the final product, please get in touch with us.
To date we have primarily used our additional COVID related teacher hours to support team teaching of specific spelling programmes across the school. During term 3 the additional hours will be carried out by Niamh and will include literacy support at infant level, some numeracy support and all classes from 1st to 6th will have one additional Gaeilge session per week with an emphasis on games and oral language.
Designated students are running active breaks daily in the yard for their peers. When enquiring how it is going, a couple of 2nd class pupils reported “everyone is very well behaved”, another student said, “everyone’s loving it”! Our aim is In response to feedback from pupils there is also a chill-out area on the yard. Thanks to Lisa for organising.
We are finishing off work on Mindful Minutes. This week’s focus is Magnetic Hands. Please ask your child(ren) to show you how to do this.
Our Creative Schools workshops are taking place throughout May. We are very excited as our workshops cover a range of different art forms. We will have drama, drumming, puppet making, lego building and clay workshops! The Swift Nest boxes are being installed on the wall facing the field with a calling system to attract swifts to build their nests there. Keep your eyes peeled for them.
The green school committee will attend a workshop in the Botanic Gardens on biodiversity and planting on Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th will be planting day throughout the school.
Junior 1st June and Senior 2nd June
Please see below re PTA organised Table Quiz and update from ECA Committee
Frása na Seachtaine: Ar Maidin – Maidin mhaith; Dia dhaoibh ar maidin/Dia duit are maidin
The PTA GETNS quiz is back and will take place on Friday 13th May in Na Fianna clubhouse (upstairs function room). Doors open at 7.30pm and the quiz kicks off at 8pm.
This is a great social night out for parents, friends, teachers and the local community, and is a valuable fundraiser for our school. There is also the prestige of competing for the GETNS Table Quiz trophy!
To book a table or we can make up a table, please email Lisa Anderson at
€10 per person or a table for 4 is €40 – payable at the door
Looking forward to seeing you there.
We have spaces in
- Senior Athletics 3rd to 6th on Tuesday,
- Junior Atheltics Senior infants to 2nd on Thursday
- Guitar on Friday
Soccer – Hall
Science – Room 2 and room 3
Athletics – Hall
Drama – Room 9
Arts and Crafts – Room 13
Dance – Hall
Chess – Room 8
Ukuele snd Guitar – Room 6
Contact ECA team by email to [email protected]
As you might be aware at this stage Lá Mór na Gaeilge will take place on Parnell Square this Sunday, May 1, from 12.00 to 16.00, organised by Conradh na Gaeilge, BÁC le Gaeilge and Dublin City Council.
This is an opportunity to celebrate, encourage and promote the language among young people in particular and for them to see it as a living language in the city. We’ve a great programme of events and they are all free!
This is the first year of this event and we hope it will have a bright future.
Ní neart go cur le chéile agus go raibh míle maith agat,
Uachtarán, Conradh na Gaeilge.
Julian de Spáinn,
Ard-Rúnaí, Conradh na Gaeilge
Micheál Ó Nualláin,
Stiúrthóir, Baile Átha Cliath le Gaeilge