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Nuacht 12/03/2018


Nuacht 12/03/2018

Dates for your diary

16.03.2018: 4th class assembly, 9.30am

12.-16.03.2018: Seachtain na Gaeilge

19.03.2018: Bank holiday, school closed

23.03.2018: senior infants assembly, 9.30am

23.03.2018: Easter break, 12am closure

09.04.2018: school reopens, 9am

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please find below the latest from CETNS

CETNS Fairtrade Focus

Despite the short week due to the snow, the pupils of the school made some outstanding work exploring Fairtrade. Karen's 3rd class learnt all about the inequality for banana farmers in developing countries and how the price of a banana is unfairly shared between so many parties,by playing the Banana Split game. They also wrote and designed fabulous poems.

Jill's 3rd Class made beautiful Fairtrade pictures. From Jill's class, Finn and Aisling made a mini Fairtrade top hat and Ava and Holly made a Fairtrade handbag from old Fairtrade products.

Liz's 6th Class made an incredible Fairtrade village, creating the most intricate and detailled houses/buildings, ranging from a temple, cylindrical clothes shop, a lighthouse, a sweet shop, a bank, a mad scientist lab, a shell roofed house and many more!


They really are worth taking a look at, so please come in after school some day to have a look at them at reception. As has been the case for the last 2 years, our staffroom is a Fairtrade stocked staffroom, stocking FT tea and coffee.

For our Fairtrade Stem project, Aoife from Peter's Junior Infants made a fabulous FT banana pinata, stuffed with FT goodies for her friends. Aisling (4th) and Conor (1st) made an incredible FT cinema with a moving screen, a FT washing line and an acoustic puppet-displaying some serious scientific thinking. James(2nd), Jake (SI) and Josh (3rd) made a fabulous Fairtrade logo using coffee beans and patricia from Susan's Jnr. Infants made a really cool STEM car made from a FT tea box.


Thanks to Jill for setting up our beautiful and informative FT display in the foyer and to M&S who have kindly donated a voucher to spend on FT goodies in their store. I have heard lots of stories about FT from other classes and I hope you got to talk about FT with your child.

One of our parents, Caitríona, visited 2 classes to show an amazing presentation on Farm Direct which is an even more ethical choice than FT and described how she roasts her coffee beans to prepare the perfect cup of coffee. Just a reminder that one of our parents Neil Elworthy also made an excellent video on Fairtrade and would be a lovely video to discuss with your child.

Remember to buy Fairtrade (bananas, tea, coffee, chocolate, biscuits, roses etc) when you can, it's an important part of our Learn Together curriculum, to think ethically and make informed decisions about how we can affect people globally in a positive way.

Our New Website

We hope you have enjoyed looking at new website over the last few weeks. We now have an app to go with the new website. We will be using the app to notify parents about news and events in the school. The app can be downloaded from Google Play free of charge. Just look for the iClassCMS app, install it on your phone/tablet look for Castleknock Educate Together and create a user.You will be asked to put in your childs name and class also. We hope to start using the app over the next few weeks.

Save Our Oceans Slogan Competition

Hi, Please enter our Green School Slogan Competition. The theme is how we can save our oceans. Write your entry on an A4 piece of paper with your name and class and give it to your teacher. There will be a winner from every class and an overall winner will also be chosen. Good Luck!

Cathal and Isobel (3rd) from the Green Team.

March STEM Project

Our STEM Family Project for March is to design your own leprechaun trap!

Catch a little leprechaun dressed in green,

He’s the tiniest man you’ve ever seen,

If you ever catch one, so it’s told,

He’ll give you his pot of gold!

Junior Infants - World Book Day Display

If you happen to be on the infant corridor this week, please take the time to admire the beautiful, colourful Rainbow Fish on display. It was created by our two junior infant classes after they read the stories of the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. This is their first project together and they absolutely loved working on it.


Soccer report

On the 8th March Ailish’s girls soccer team were lucky enough to have our first match against Our Lady Immaculate from Darndale. Unfortunately our match we postponed due to Storm Emma but we managed to pull through and play our match on International Womens Day.

In the first half our fantastic goalie Viktoria saved many goals, but unfortunately Darndale managed to score two. The second half was very exciting when the ball was booted down the field to our mids who skilfully kept it safe until one of strong strikers , Catriona, scored an amazing goal. Yet again Darndale bounced back and scored one more goal. This made the end score 3 to 1 Darndale. It was a league match so we still have three more chances to keep ourselves in the league.

In the end we all had loads of fun and that’s what it is all about. We would like to give a special thank you to our wonderful coach Ailish who helped us all and for being super supportive. We would like to also thank our drivers for making sure we got there and back safely :

Liam – Viktoria’s Dad, Ann - Áine’s Mam, Jackie – Mei Mei’s Mam, Claire – Sophie’s Mam.

And most of all the rest of the girls on our soccer team for participationg and enjoying their time on the pitch :

Viktoria, Sara, Alex, Yasmin, Aleksandra, Sophie McG, Ruby, Mei Mei, Catriona, Sophie F, Eden, Alison, Áine, Lana, Neema.

We are very excited and looking forward to our next match and hope to get better with all our training sessions.

by Anshruta Rao & Tara Burt.

World Book Day

Sarah's 2nd class decided to dress up for World Book Day this week and we had great fun. We had special appearances from The Cat in the Hat, Matilda, Little Red Riding Hood, Harry Potter, Hermoine, Hagrid, Hogwarts, Army men, Lisa from the Boy in the Dress, Odd Todd, Iron man, George, Brave, Kyloren, a witch and many more! Big well done to all the children for getting involved!

Engineering Week

Between Fairtrade Focus and preparation for Seachtain na Gaeilge Andreas’ 1st class found some time to design and make some bridges for Paddington Bear. The children even developed their design to enable a tennis ball to roll over the bridge from a ramp.



Well done to the climbers who attended Awesome Walls’ Climbing competition. Look at the big trophy some children from 1st class brought back!


Parent Teacher Association


Hope everyone who came to the Céilí had a great time. Big thank you to Natalie Mowldes for calling out the steps, it's a great way to kick off Seachtain na Gaelige. See PTA Facebook page for more pictures.

The location for this month's PTA meeting has been changed to St.Brigids Community Centre, Wednesday, 14th March @ 8.30pm

This month's coffee morning will.take place after drop-off in The 12th Lock on Friday 23rd March.

CETNS Easter and Summer Camps '18

(Easter: Mon. 26th – Fri. 30th March; Summer: Camp 1: Mon. 2nd – Fri. 6th July; Camp 2: Monday 9th – Friday 13th 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.

St Brigids GAA Easter Camp 2018

26th - 29th March, 10am - 2pm. Email eventsbrigids@gmail.com to book your place.

Beir bua,

Aedín and Andreas

29 2019
3rd Class Assembly
01 2019
Art Exhibition
12 2019
Easter Holidays
06 2019
Bank Holiday
24 2019
Junior Infants Assembly
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