NEWSLETTER 27.02.2014

Dear Parents / Guardians – Welcome to this weeks newsletter,

ETHOS: Our core value this month is Honesty. The children are preparing for Seachtain Na Gaeilge also, and we are practicing their aon dó trí’s to some pacey reels and jigs.  

MATHS RECOURCES: We are organising our maths resources this month and are hoping to collect some equipment for the following strands.

Time: clocks

Capacity: measuring jugs or cups etc

Length: measuring tapes, rulers

Weight: weighing scales, balances,

Sorting resources: eg clothes pegs, small toys, counters, beads.

Any help is greatly appreciated by the whole school,

FUNDRAISING GROUP: Anyone who is interested in helping out at our next fundraiser they can come along this Saturday morning (1st March) to McGowans in Harolds Cross at 12pm (Same venue as table quiz) Short informal get together of parents and supporters of PETNS to plan out the next fundraiser plus get some volunteers to organise some other options for the year. If anyone is not able to attend and is interested in helping out, please contact

SURVEY: Some of our parents are gathering information on the transport issues and childcare for when we move to our new school in Basin Street.  PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY HERE.

OUT AND ABOUT: We are getting a guided tour of Stephen’s Green tomorrow by the OPW at eleven o’clock. On foot as usual.

MUSICAL INTRUMENTS: I have finally purchased our instruments. (djembe-drums, boom-whackers, casabas, tambourines, shakers, glockenspiels, chime bars, bells, agogo & guiro shakers) They are currently in transit from Germany. Thank-you again to all those who generously donated money at our recent table quiz. We look forward to showcasing our 38 membered drumming band in July. 

Have a great weekend,



NEWSLETTER 13.02.2014

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Welcome to this weeks newsletter.

ETHOS – Children have been learning all about Charles Darwin this week. They really enjoyed looking at different animals and insects and how they adapt to their environment. Educate Together have their annual ‘One Day Together’ on Thursday 27th 2013. Read about this event here. I shall be putting up a few posters and I know that ET would appreciate if you could get involved.

MEETING – Tonight 20.00hrs to 21.30hrs for parents of children who are in the school this year. We shall elect parents onto the Board of Management. Information meeting afterwards about our progress so far, and our future.

OUT AND ABOUT – WE are getting a guided tour of Stephen’s Green tomorrow from the OPW.

ACTIVE SCHOOLS – Fiona and Eimer have been team teaching art and PE over the last two months. The children are performing a gymnastic display at 11.30am today.

We look forward to seeing you all tonight,


NEWSLETTER 09.02.2014

Dear Parents & Guardians – Welcome to this weeks Newsletter,

MEETING – Reminder that we have our parents election to the Board of Management on THURSDAY 13th  at 8 - 09.30pm , followed by information meeting on our school’s development so far and our new premises on Basin Street. This meeting is for parents & guardians of children who are in the school this year.

VACCINATIONS – The HSE will be visiting Junior Infants on Tuesday morning 11th February. Please make sure your child has a good breakfast that morning. Thanks to all who returned their forms. They are in good hands and they will have a great morning.

ETHOS – This months core value is honesty. We have Valentines Day on Friday. This week is a very special week as we have Darwin Day on the 14th. We will spend time this week looking at some of his work, and maybe a quote or two…

“I am not apt to follow blindly the lead of other men” - Charles Darwin

Best wishes,