Last Newsletter -

BOOKLISTS – all book-lists are online FOLLOW LINK

SCHOOL CLOSURES – school closed tomorrow at 12.00 noon and re-opens on September 1st at 08:30am

SUMMER PLAYDATES incoming junior infants – 14th & 28th August. We will be emailing our incoming junior infant families with the locations.

CODERDOJO We are seeking mentors to assist with a CoderDojo we are setting up in Canal Way ETNS. The Dojo will commence in early September 2016 and will run on Saturday afternoons. Please complete this very short survey before the end of the school year if you are willing to become a mentor at our school’s Dojo.

THANKYOU – Thank you all for another fantastic year. Thank-you to the children for making Canal-Way the special place it is today. Thank-you to the staff for the endless commitment and dedication. Thanks to all our families for your support and generosity. Thanks to the Board of Management and the Parents Association Committee for all your support you give to the school and also to myself – I truly appreciate it.

Enjoy your summer break, be safe and keep combing!


Aodán’s Class: Minibeast Art

NEWSLETTER 26.06.2016

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Welcome this this week’s newsletter,

BOOK-LISTS – We have updated the website with the booklists and you can find them in the DOWNLOADS SECTION of the website.

PARENTS AND TODDLERS last morning of this school year will take place in the parent’s room tomorrow morning usual time.

SCHOOL CLOSURES – School will close on Thursday 30th at 12.00hrs. We will re-open on September 1st.

ENROLMENTS – Final Call – Please inform us ASAP if you are leaving Canalway ETNS – not informing us has a huge impact on our recruitments over the coming months. Thanks.


 - Book sale: One last PA event for the end of the year, Tuesday 28th of May from 1pm in the parents room, we are going to have book sale. Come along and buy a book and have a cuppa, we’d love to see you there. (Note: please do not bring any books!  We don’t need any more!)

 - After-school activities: the schedule for next year is being worked on at the moment and unfortunately it will not be possible to run any activities at 1:10pm. There will be activities each day from 2:15-3:15pm.  Further information about the Autumn schedule will be sent out at a later date.

 - Get involved! There will be a general meeting of the Parents Association in September, when the new committee will be selected. All parents/guardians of current students are entitled to be on the committee. (If there a lot of people interested, we will hold an election.) Any parent who would like to be part of the fun should watch out for that date, and come along that evening!

 - A GREAT BIG THANK YOU! The committee would like to thank all of you for your time this year, both to all parents who volunteered their time and energy to arranging events and working on the school, and to those who showed up and made those events as fun and memorable as they were. Roll on next year!

- The after-school committee would like to thank all the after-school volunteers for giving their time so generously during the year. Anyone who would like to help out next year is welcome to contact the committee at

Enjoy the weekend,




HOLIDAYS The school closes on Thursday 30th June at 12:00pm for the Summer Holidays. We look forward to seeing you all back here on Thursday 1st September at 08:30am for the first day of the new school year!

If any families are not returning to the school in September please let us know as soon as possible if you have not already done so.

BOOKLISTS  2016/2017  Booklists for all classes will be available on the website next week.

GALLERY – 1st class went on a trip to the local NCAD City Garden – please have a look at out Gallery.

GARDEN CLEANUP We are looking for some volunteers for a Garden Clean up on the 25th June at 10am – all are welcome!  Please let us know by reply to this email if you can make it along.

MATERIALS MONEY 2016/2017 2016/2017 materials money payment will be taken online. An email will be sent out shortly for anyone who wishes to pay this now or over the summer. Reminders will be sent again in September. Incoming Junior Infants have already paid this amount via their deposit.

CODERDOJO We are seeking mentors to assist with a CoderDojo we are setting up in Canal Way ETNS. The Dojo will commence in early September 2016 and will run on Saturday afternoons.

CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community based programming clubs for young people. At a Dojo, young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment. See for more information.

This really is an excellent opportunity to become involved in a very worthwhile initiative! Please complete this very short survey before the end of the school year if you are willing to become a mentor at our school’s Dojo.

A message from the Parents Association committee


Dear Parents,

On behalf of Canal Way, we would like to thank you all for volunteering and attending at our end of year finale on Sunday. It was a real team effort to pull it off so successfully.

It really looked like everyone had a great time and it was a fantastic community event to finish off the year of dedicated fundraising!!  If anyone has any photos of the event, we would love to see them. Please email if you have any.

We’re still finalising the amount raised but expect it to be in excess of 1k after expenses, which is in line with expectations.

Thanks again!
The Parents Association Committee


NEWSLETTER 06.09.2016

Welcome to this week’s short newsletter -

CONGRATULATIONS – The campaign has ended for expressions of interest for second level and they received over 4500names. Updates in September.

TEACHING AND LEARNING – Children are planting in the garden this week – lettuce and all things quick! We are welcoming our new junior infants into the school to meet their teachers tomorrow – Aodán & Niamh. We would like to welcome our new teacher Niamh to Canalway ETNS, and you will get a chance to meet in September.


Reminder: Our end of year finale event, Summer party and BBQ, this Sunday from 3-5pm.

Entry 2 euro per person, At the School

  • Live Music – Japanese drummers and sheilaghs ukelele school: performance and workshop and DJ pumping out the latest kid friendly tunes
  • BBQ – with Burgers, Veggie burgers and polish Sausages
  • Games: (hook a duck, boomerang hula hoop and knock the coconut)
  • Fortune Teller
  • A guest appearance from the 501st Legion – meet Star Wars characters & Spiderman!
  • Facepainting
  • Book Shop
  • Optional Fancy dress for all! (Doesn’t have to be star wars themed! Whatever you like!)

~We have invited our new families to the BBQ – So be on your best behaviour please !

PETITION TIME    Petition for a sports field in the Liberties.  50000 people … what a pitch!


Enjoy the weather,

Dermot & Staff


NEWSLETTER 02.06.2016

Welcome to this week’s newsletter,

SUMMER BBQ – Sunday June 12th 3-5pm. Music, DJ, Ukulele, Live Music, Food, Drinks, Star Wars Characters and general shenanigans. All funds go to teaching resources for school. Please be responsible for your own children at the event. HERE IS A POSTER FOR THE EVENT >>>>  BBQPOSTER_fin (1)

Musicians – We are looking for musicians to plug in and play a few tunes. Please contact the office if you would like to volunteer or contact me directly.

REMINDER – School is closed on Monday and Tuesday.  School closes for Summer Break on the 30th June at 12pm and re-opens for all classes on the 1st September at 08:30.

GARDEN – The children are spending lots of time in the garden these days. We had a teddy bears picnic today for junior infants and a real teddy bear popped in. He was a fantastic character and the children loved him. Aodán is raging he missed him, as he had just popped out for a message when he arrived into the garden. Maybe he’ll be back next year Aodán !

NEW JUNIOR INFANTS – We welcomed our new junior infant parents to Canalway ETNS on Monday evening. It was a lovely evening – thanks to the staff for presentations and hosting, which will help our new families for September.

SENIOR INFANTS – Ciarán & Dermot are team teaching at the moment and the senior infants are enjoying sharing Gaeilge and music lessons.

ACTIVE SCHOOLS WEEK – Check out the gallery for lots of photos. Thanks again to the staff and adults for making it such fun.

NEW SCHOOL YEAR – We have new furniture ordered and it shall be delivered in the coming weeks. We will be getting the remaining empty rooms ready for classrooms for September. This will mean the parent’s room will not be available next year unfortunately, as we will be at full capacity. It will also mean extracurricular activities will be scaled down somewhat. But be assured the committee members are working to maximise use of the available space around the building for after-school activities. We will keep you informed of this in the coming months.

HEALTH We have been informed that there has been a student who a contagious infection Impetigo in 1st class. If you spot any sores – mostly around mouth (similar to chicken pox) please get to GP for a course of antibiotics and stay off school until it has cleared. Thanks.

The Visitors are still here, please treat – We will send a reminder text on Saturday so put the immersion on and get combing!

Nut Free & Healthy Lunches – thanks as always for your support

EPAYMENT Thank you to everyone who used the online payment system. Please pay outstanding money as soon as you can.

Have a lovely weekend,

Dermot & Staff.

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