NEWSLETTER 28.04.2016

Welcome to this week’s Newsletter,

STUDENT CONFERENCING: We hope you enjoyed the conferencing, and were as proud of your children as we were. Big thankyou to the staff for preparing the portfolios so well, and enabling the children to facilitate the meetings as confidently as they did. CHECK OUT GALLERY.

SCHOOL CLOSURES: The school is closed all next week, from 2nd to 6th May. We hope you enjoy your break. School calendar for school year 2016 / 2017 is on the home page.

GARDENING DAY – Thanks to the parents and staff volunteers last Saturday, who helped clear the garden and got a start on the gardening project. It was a great day filled with hard labour, fine food and wonderful conversation! We will be in touch for more volunteers – please get involved. CHECK OUT GALLERY. Cheers Joe, Ingrid & Wilma.

MEDIA: Have a look at this RTE NEWS PROGRAMME  Wilma took First Class to the Ark and our children reviewed matters – 15.04.2015.  Well done First Class – true ambassadors of CWETNS.

HEALTHY LUNCHES / NUTS: Pack healthy lunches and keep them NUT FREE. Thanks for your continued support.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION:

May 12th, 7:45pm: general meeting of Parents Association and talk on internet safety for primary school children by Mary Crosbie of the National Parents council.

Saturday 28th MayNational Parents Council Primary Conference 2016 - Parents supporting their Children’s Healthy Learning.  All parents of children in primary school can attend this conference, not just members of PA committees.

The conference is about giving your children the opportunity to reach their full educational potential.  It takes place from 10:30am – 4pm  at the National College of Ireland, Mayor Street Dublin 1.  Admission is free, and lunch will be provided. You must register in advance to attend. To register please go to www.npc.ie or email your name and contact number to info@npc.ie or telephone 01-8874034.

SECOND LEVEL CAMPAIGN: IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS

The Minister for Education has formally opened the process for school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of the new Second Level School which is to open in the Dublin South city area in September 2018. The deadline for receipt of applications from school patron bodies is now Wednesday 8 June 2016 and a decision will made on the patronage by September 2016.

Educate Together will apply for the patronage of this school. It is likely that other school patrons will also apply. As you know, the Department of Education will make its decision on who will run this new school based on the number of Expressions of Interest that each school patron body has.

In order for the new school to be an Educate Together school it is essential that as many parents as possible in the local area have completed an online Expression of Interest form, before the deadline of 8 June. So please do the following:

1) Sign up on line at http://www.educatetogether.ie/dublin-south-city-2L-2018

2) Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ET2LDublinSouthCity/

3) Tell your friends and neighbors about the school campaign and get them to sign up.

This is a really exciting opportunity to have an Educate Together Second Level School in our local area. An Educate Together Second Level school will be coeducational, equality based, open to everyone and non fee paying, let’s ensure it happens! We need to get as many children signed up as possible  SO we have 6 weeks to get as many parents as possible

 

Enjoy the break,

Dermot.

 

Wilma’s Class Maths

Student Conferencing Dermot’s Class & more.

Gardening Day 23.04.2016

Conferencing: Aodán’s Class

NEWSLETTER 22.04.2016

Welcome to this week’s newsletter –

STUDENT CONFERENCING – We are looking forward to student conferencing next week. Your class teacher has given you your time, and the students are all prepared and are very excited.

GARDEN – Please read email that was sent to ye last week – We are getting the school garden ready for the spring. Day of gardening and construction this Saturday 23 from 10am – 4pm. Due to Health & Safety Issues this is an ADULT ONLY day …. any last minute volunteers please feel free to sign up at parentssecretary@canalwayetns.org

PARENTS ASSOCIATION – DATES FOR YOUR DIARY. 

Thursday 12th May, a general meeting of the Parents Association will take place at 7:45pm at the school. This meeting will include an update on activities of the PA committee, and an update regarding the ET2L campaign.  At 8:30pm a representative of the National Parents Council, Mary Crosbie, will give a talk on internet safety for primary school students. We look forward to seeing you there.

ACTIVE SCHOOLS WEEK - Active Schools Week will take place during the week of May 22nd-27th. This is a great week full of fun activities and we need your help to make it a success. If anyone would like to get involved by  running a class, doing a talk for kids or parents or if anyone knows any sports related people that might be willing to come in can you please let Hazel or Ciarán know. We will also be looking for volunteers for different events that week. We will keep you posted closer to the date.

EDUCATE TOGETHER SECOND LEVEL  -  Register expressions of interest here  Support needed.

CENSUSThis Sunday is census night. Census data influences provision for education and equality in your area.

NUT ALLERGIES – thanks for continued support.  Reminder we are a nut free school.

CALENDAR 2016-2017 – Our calendar has been updated for next school year – please see home page. Next school closures are May 2nd to 6th.

MEDIA – In case ye missed this. NEWS ITEM

NEW NEIGHBOURS – You may have seen some skip activity on the street – Block T have moved into the building facing the garden. They are renovating at the moment and we are looking forward to getting to know the artists and introducing the children to them, and their work. Community is a big part of their ethos so it’s great for the school and they are delighted we are their neighbours.  CHECK THEM OUT HERE

BUS TOUR – Our senior classes went on an open top bus tour this week, and took in Collins Barracks – Thanks Jonathan, Niamh and Ewelina for coming along. It was a great day.  GALLERY.      

ASSEMBLY – Thanks Stephen for accompanying us with our singing at assembly today. Hazel’s Junior Infants and their performance of What The Lady Bird Heard  … were outstanding also.  GALLERY.

All the best,

Dermot.

ASSEMBLY 22.04.2017

2, 3, 4 – Open Top Bus Tour

16.04.2017NEWSLETTER

Welcome to this weeks newsletter

PHILOSOPHY: scroll down the news feed to listen to recordings of Aodán’s facilitating philosophical thoughts and discussions. The children sound charming – you will agree. Thanks Aodán.

TEACHING AND LEARNING: We have trialled and are now introducing Bua Na Cainte, an interactive ICT based Gaeilge programme. It is going down very well in the classes.

STUDENT CONFERENCING: We will be facilitating our annual student conferencing during the week commencing 25th April 2016. Your class teacher will be in touch this week with your time. Parents / Guardians are invited into the class at the start of the day, for 20 – 30 minutes approximately. Your child will facilitate a conference with you at their desk, where they will show you their work, tell you about their school day, and what they like to do. It is a very enjoyable morning, and was noted in our Whole School Evaluation Report as being a very successful initiative in our school. We will be in touch next week with times and dates for each child.

INTERNET SAFETY: As the school is maturing, we will be raising this item more and more. We have drafted a mobile phone policy which will be finalised in the coming weeks. Children Please be vigilant with your child and their internet usage. A good website for parental advise is www.webwise.ie

NEXT YEARS ENROLMENTS: Please inform us ASAP if you are not returning next year.

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT: Our board of management met last week. Items discussed to follow.

WORLD AUTISM DAY – Last Sunday was World Autism Day. I came across this video – please view.

 

Please enjoy the rest of the weekend,

All the best,

Philosophy with Aodán’s Class