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Nuacht 11/03/2019


Nuacht 11/03/2019

Dates for your diary

11.03-15.03.2019 Seachtain na Gaeilge @ CETNS

14.03.2019 Soccer Match, Boys’ team in Ballyfermot

14.03.2019 Soccer Match, Girls’ team in Grangegorman

18.03.2019 School Closed for public holiday

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A Thuismitheoirí/ A Chaomhnóirí,

Fáilte mhór romhat go Seachtain na Gaeilge i CETNS! We hope all adults

around the school this week will use their cúpla focail to impress their páistí and

encourage the páistí to use all they have learnt also. Seachtain na Gaeilge is a

national celebration of all things Irish and an opportunity to immerse ourselves in Irish culture and traditions.

During the week the children will participate in a variety of activities including a Céilí & Tráth na gCeist as well as a Ceolchoirm where they will sing the songs they have learnt for each class. Go raibh maith agat to Siobhán (Teacher) for all her hard work in preparing this week for all. Bainigí sult as!

Learn Together Assembly

Well done to our Senior Infant classes who hosted the assembly last week celebrating International Women’s Day. They were joined by many children, staff and parents who learnt all about those famous women we all know and their achievements as well as a special celebration of all the women who are close to us. They wrote some beautiful poems to celebrate Mammies, Aunties, Sisters and Grandmothers and thanked all the influential women in their lives. They topped the assembly off with a beautiful performance of Roar and will definitely be a force to be reckoned with in the future. Well done to all our Senior Infants, Ruth, Susan, Michelle & Leha for all their hard work.

Our next assembly will take place hosted by 3rd classes March 29th at 9:30am. We hope their parents will join us.

Green Team

Our Green Team who have been steadily working towards our 8th Green Flag met with Sinéad from An Taisce. She was very impressed with the work the children have undertaken so far and in particular was impressed with their plans for their school. Elaine would like to thank all the children and staff for their hard work and wish them the very best of luck as we await the results of the assessment.




Our February STEM Challenges can be seen in the main foyer of the school. Some of the projects are very clever and the children have both enjoyed displaying them for all as well as looking to see what other children have come up with. Many of the projects are wonderful, there’s a project with the Aviva stadium where Ireland enjoyed some wonderful success yesterday too. Our projects can be seen here http://www.cetns.ie/Page/STEM/756/Index.html

Young Engineers Award Project Shortlist

I was so surprised and delighted to hear that I had made it to the shortlist of the top 10% of the projects for the Young Engineering Award. For my project, I decided to make a community polytunnel. I thought this would be useful for everyone and especially people in apartments so they could get a chance to grow organic fruit and vegetables. I was inspired by our school polytunnel where we grow lots of fruit and vegetables and share the harvest with all the boys and girls in my school. To make my project, I knew real polytunnels are made with a steel frame covered in strong plastic so for my mini-polytunnel I used a pipe cleaner frame and a clear plastic sheet. I was very proud of my finished project. I had so much fun designing and making it.

By Clíona 3rd class

Engineers Week 2019

For Engineers Week 2019 we designed STEM projects using the theme Ireland and everything Irish. My group made a leprechaun trap. An engineer called Anjena came in to talk to us about coding and micro processers. In final year in college, she built a motor to open the Crawford Telescope in UCC. The most exciting engineering event to happen in space is the crew dragon has been launched this week.

By Ellie 3rd class

Science Blast

On Thursday 7th of March, Liz's 6th class went to Science Blast in the RDS. Our project was on "Do different eye colours affect what colours we see?" We researched it a lot and learned lots of new facts. The bus came at 8:15 and we all gathered our stuff and left. We got to the RDS at 9:00 and set up everything. Then, everyone explored the RDS, except the people that were on their presentation shift. There were so many cool stands and there were shows on such as "The Physics of Break Dancing". At the show, there were amazing dancers showing us all of their tricks using Newton’s laws and other subjects. There were lots of companies there, our favourite one was virtual reality. You sat in a space shuttle and you were wearing goggles and it felt like you were in a different world. Then, the judges came around and we explained our project to them, telling them what we have learned. TD Jack Chambers was there, and he came to our stall, and told us that he was colour blind, which we did not know before. After, the judges gave everyone their plaques and we took a picture. We packed up and left, we had so much fun at Science Blast in the RDS.

By Áine & Lana 6th class

See photos of 6th class stand and plaques here :. http://www.cetns.ie/Page/STEM/756/Index.html

6th Class Show

A team of volunteers are now working to put together the 6th class how for this year. Thank you to Liz & Ailish who have met and organised for the show volunteers to work together. We are delighted to welcome Sarah Nolan (past pupil) back to choreograph the show alongside Helena & Magda (parents) to arrange the CETNS version of the Lion King. Christine & Conor are working away today with the children excitedly auditioning for parts and we’re sure there are lots of fingers crossed for all. The show will take place this year Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th June so book the date in your diary.

Aldi IRFU Rugby Sticker Collection

We are still collecting rugby stickers from Aldi to earn a rugby equipment kit. You get 1 sticker for each €30 you spend. We hope to be one of two schools who will win €50,000 of sports equipment for the school. We now have more than 300 stickers already and we need another poster too, thank you. So please continue collecting!

Noah, Paula’s 3rd class

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Thank you to all who helped with our Fairtrade focus last week and we hope everyone continues to look out for the Fairtrade logo on products that you buy. It really is a change for life we all need to make.

The children learnt all about Fairtrade products and benefits for small farmers and poorer workers around the globe. A special thanks to Elaine for arranging lessons and content for all the classes.

Parent-Teacher Association

The PTA Family Céilí took place in the school on Saturday and everyone in attendance enjoyed themselves immensely. Some good dancers amongst them were well spotted and a huge thank you to Natalie Mowlds for hosting as Bean-an-Tí. Despite the later start we managed to fit in many enjoyable dances for both children and adults


The next PTA meeting will take place in the school hall on Wednesday 13th March at 7:30pm.

CETNS Easter and Summer Camps 2019
Easter Camp: Monday 15th – Friday 19th April

Summer Camp:Monday 1st – Friday 5th July

The CETNS Easter and Summer Camps will be back again this year. Please email JP at cetnssummercamp@gmail.com to enrol your child or for further information.

Castleknock Community College Open Night

Some invitation letters were sent home with the children in 5th classes for an open day/evening in Castleknock Community College taking place this Wednesday 13th March.

Beir bua,


02 2019
School Reopens
28 2019
October Bank Holiday
29 2019
Mid-Term Break
20 2019
School closes for Christmas Holidays
06 2020
School Reopens
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