Newsletter 29.08.2013

Dear Parents / Guardians,


You will be delighted to hear that I am sitting in Portobello Educate Together National School as I write this newsletter. I can only imagine how excited you all are, and I am sure the children cannot wait to start at our new school. Your weekly newsletter is attached.




-       Second Class: 08.30 – 14.10hrs.


-       First Class: 08.30 – 14.10hrs


-       Senior Infants: 08.30 – 13.10hrs


-       Junior Infants as follows –

            First day to Friday 6th September 8.30am to 11.00am

            Monday 9th to Friday 13th September 8.30am to 11.45am

            Monday 16th September onwards 8.30am to 13.10am



The building is just about complete. Please have a look at the photographs attached. We are very happy with the finish, and I am sure you will be equally impressed. The furniture has arrived, as have a lot of teaching resources. We have a busy weekend ahead unpacking and setting up.



We have advertised for a part-time secretary. CLICK HERE TO SEE ADVERT



Please find our consent form attached. We will need this for different situations throughout the year, beginning with Monday morning at 8.30am as there will be a photographer in the yard to capture our opening!  I would be most grateful if you could complete and return this form to me on Monday morning.


Reminder – Playdate organised by Kate in Dartmouth Square Park on the 1st September @ 2pm.  


I hope you enjoy your weekend, and we look forward to seeing you on Monday morning.  

Best Wishes,



Application for position of Secretary

School Name: Portobello Educate Together National School
Type of vacancy: Secretary
Status of Post: Part-Time
Application Closing Date: 04th Sep 2013
Commencement Date: 16th Sep 2013
Number of vacancies: 1


Contact DetailsRoll Number:


School Address:

16 Harcourt Terrace
Dublin 2





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Category of School:


School Patronage:

Educate Together

School Classification:

Total Number of Staff:


Current Enrolment:



Application DetailsApplication Requirements:

Letter of Application

CV (Unbound/Slide Binder)

Applications may be submitted by:


This is a part-time post in a new Educate Together School opening in September. The hours will initially be six per week (two hours a day over three days), with a view to increasing as the school grows in the coming years. Applications must be submitted by email to

Download details in PDF format

Newsletter 23.08.2013

Dear Parents / Guardians

We hope you are well, and are all set for start of school year. We have had a very busy summer organising everything for the school, and we are seriously excited about Monday week. Below you will find an update for your information.


The building is still under renovation, and this will continue for next week. The furniture is being delivered on Friday 30th. We shall be working over the weekend setting up the school and preparing for the children


We are delighted to announce that Fiona Connelly will be joining us as our second teacher. Fiona has a wide range of teaching experiences.  She has completed her Master Degree in Education from St. Patricks, D.C.U. specialising in Human Rights and Citizenship. Fiona will be graduating from Trinity this November with a higher diploma in Learning Support and Special Educational Needs. She particularly enjoys teaching Science and Geography and is looking forward to starting with us in September.

We have advertised for a part-time secretary. CLICK HERE TO SEE ADVERT


Junior Infants – Dermot

Senior, First, Second – Fiona

Because of the tight time frame and the unavailability of the building at this late stage, unfortunately I cannot see an opportunity for a ‘meet up’ with teachers. However you are all welcome into the school to help the children settle in and meet their new teacher at 08.30 on September 2nd. We will supply the tissues.


First day to Friday 6th September 8.30am to 11.00

Monday 9th to Friday 13th September 8.30am to 11.45

Monday 16th September onwards 8.30am to 13.10

Junior infants and Senior Infants will finish at 13.10 and the remaining classes will finish at 14.10.


I am sure you have all had a look at our website – I will be posting a newsletter here every week. All booklists, times & calendars can be found here.


We have already made our application to ‘Greenschools’, and we look forward to having an environmentally friendly school, with our children acting as stewards for our environment.

I hope you enjoy the weekend and the final week of the summer holidays, and we look forward to welcoming you on the 2nd September at 08.30. I will be on yard from 08.20 and this will be the case for the year. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if there are any concerns or questions.

Best Wishes,


Family Fun Day and Teddy Bears Picnic – 29th Sept.

Event: Family Fun Day and Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
Sunday, September 29th
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Iveagh Gardens.
A poster will be circulated in the next few weeks. This is always one of our most popular events and a great way to meet other members of the school community. As always, events only succeed with support from you all, so if you can help out on the day – organising games, storytelling, performing, magic shows, balloon modelling… whatever – then please get in touch with Ciara O’Sullivan at

Pop-up Cake Cafe

Portobello ETNS Fundraisers