NEWSLETTER 25.06.2014

Welcome to our final newsletter for this term -

CALENDAR: We will be finishing this Friday at 11.30am. We will be returning at 08.30am on the 28th of August 2014.

PERFORMANCE: There will be a percussion performance in the yard on Thursday at 08.30am. This will be brief, but worth the wait.

COMMUNICATIONS: We will be emailing you soon with park play-dates for July and August. Please check your mail over the next few days and over the summer months. Our office will be closed from Monday 30th, and shall re-open when we are in Basin Street in the second half of August.

BOOKLISTS: All details are on the website in the downloads section.

SCHOOL SELF EVALUATION: Thank-you for returning the surveys. They were very positive and we will be building on this next year.

MATERIALS MONEY: Thank-you to those who have paid. Apologies for the short notice – please leave payment until the end of September if that suits better.

We hope you have a great summer, and look forward to seeing you all next term.

All the best,

NEWSLETTER 12.06.2014


ETHOS: We are reading My Princess Boy this week, and have been thinking about gender norms in society. We are having some refreshing discussions around dress and past-times.

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE AND MATHS: Great news for Portobello ETNS, we have been awarded the Discover Primary Science and Maths Award of Excellence. We have received the plaque to honour our schools achievements this academic year. It is a great team effort and shows the high standard of Science and Maths education. Children have enjoyed working towards this award too! Huge thank-you to Fiona for securing this award for Portobello ETNS. Photo here – SPOT THE PLAQUE

You can view a Slideshow of our experiments on the School Initiatives page.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Our photographer came on Friday, and photographed our ‘very well presented’ children – well done on that! We will be in touch with details in the next week or so regarding purchasing.

TEACHING AND LEARNING: We are team teaching for the month of June. We have been learning about our senses in science lessons. So far, we have learned about the 5 different senses and got to take part in exciting experiments using our senses of touch and sight. We are also thinking about what it would be like if we couldn’t use one of our senses. Fiona is doing a project on The World Cup. Enjoy the opening ceremony and the game tonight.

We are near completion of the Stay Safe program. Thank you to all the parents and guardians for supporting this initiative and completing the worksheets at home.

NEXT YEAR: We will be returning to school on August 28th @ 08.30am. Full calendar, booklists and details of materials money will be issued on Monday.

SCHOOL TRANSPORT: You have all been informed of this already – but to remind you … we’re still working on attaining transport to Basin Lane for September. Please print out form below and send it to the address below. It is crucial that these go out this week.
School roll no. 20430N
Address of local office to send form to: Bus Éireann School Transport Office, Tara House,Tara Street,Dublin 2.

NATIONAL BIKE WEEK: More photos here.

Have a nice weekend,



Process Writing – Junior Infants

NEWSLETTER 05.06.2014


Dear Parents / Guardians,

PHOTOGRAPHER: Our school photographer will be visiting tomorrow. Proofs of each photo will be taken and sent home for you to view. Options include mounted photographs, framed prints, calendars, bookmarks, key rings, ad magnets. There is no obligation to buy.

APPEAL: Please send in any old clothes suitable for dress up for infant classes. Also if anyone has any nice, fancy fabric that we could use for art lessons, we would be delighted to take them as donations also. Thank-you.

LOST AND FOUND: We will be hanging up clothes on the railings that have been left behind in the school over the year. Please claim if they are yours. An orange scooter has been misplaced in the area – if anyone has seen it, could you hand or wheel it in please!

GREEN SCHOOLS: Check out our cyclists in the Dublin Metro today … Well done. Reminder that we are a green school and are hoping to get our flag for our new school very soon. Please keep up the support with lunch wrappers etc.







Have a nice weekend,