Discover Primary Science and Maths
Discover Primary Science and Maths Award of Excellence is issued to schools who achieve a high standard in teaching and learning in Science and Maths. The emphasis in the program is on active learning and supports strong integration between Science and the Maths curriculum.
Some of the investigations this year have been based on light and sound. The pupils really have enjoyed exploring and learning about these topics. We are also monitoring the weather for signs of spring and recording daily temperatures.
We will continue with our enquiry based learning and hope to achieve this standard of excellence this school year.
The website is full of ideas to try both in school and at home, find out more at
We are committed to helping the environment in Canal Way ETNS. Since opening in September 2013 we registered with the Green Flag program and are working towards our first flag.
The whole school are involved in maintaining a litter free yard and recycling.
You can find out more about the initiative here:
Active Schools Award
At Canal Way ETNS we have placed a strong emphasis on keeping fit and healthy. To support our work we have registered with the Active Schools Award program.
This has formed links with programs such as ‘Bizzy Breaks’ from the Irish Heart Foundation. We strive to keep children as active as possible during the school day.
Canal Way ensures that all children access the PE curriculum and integrate PE with as many other subject areas as possible.
We encourage active travel to and from school.
There are more details about the initiative here:
ETHOS This month’s Core Value is FRIENDSHIP. We learn about Friendship before next month’s Anti-bullying Fortnight. This month is also Positive Mental Health Month. FRIENDS FOR LIFE PROGRAMME: Friends for Life will be starting back this month as part of mental health month. The programme helps students to develop effective strategies to deal with worry, stress and […]
Welcome to this week’s newsletter – ETHOS: our Core Value is Friendship. Martin Luther King Day is on Jan 15th, and The Young Scientists Exhibition is on in the RDS. BOARD OF MANAGEMENT & ACCOMMODATION We hosted a coffee morning this morning in the school for local political representatives to inform them of our accommodation, […]
Dear Parents – Ethos – Winter Assemblies Thank you to all of our classes and teachers for their fantastic performances and to all families who came along to enjoy. Photos to follow. Focus Ireland Coffee Morning A total of € 540 was raised. Thank you Hazel and her team of volunteers from Doireann’s class for […]