01 821 9331

Nuacht 28/01/2019


Dates for your diary

01.02.2019 5th class assembly in school hall @ 9:30am

05 & 07.02.2019 Junior Infant Parent-Teacher meetings

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Board of Management update

The Board of Management met last week and the update from this meeting can be viewed at


Learn Together assembly

Well done to both 1st classes for hosting our Learn Together assembly last Friday all about Gender Equality. It was great to see the children working so hard over the past few weeks and to see the confidence growing daily in expressing their thoughts on this topic. It was thoroughly entertaining to watch their performance.

The next Learn Together assembly will take place on Friday at 9:30am for 5th classes.

6th class show preparations

This year as a staff we are unable to run the 6th class show as had been previously done. The cost of seeking for an outside drama teacher to assist us is too expensive. Should any parent throughout the school have a particular talent or interest in working on such a project could you please let the office, Liz or Ailish know? Thank you for any assistance in advance.


There have been a few incidents recently in the carpark. Please can parents remember to use the set-down area as it is meant to be used only for dropping off & picking up children. It is not a parking space and parents should not park in this area as it delays everyone.

CETNS Subcommittee work

Dear Parents,

The Numeracy Sub-Committee are currently revisiting and updating our school’s Numeracy School Improvement Plan (SIP) and we need your help and feedback. We would really appreciate if you could take time out from your busy schedules to complete a Parents’ Numeracy Survey. We will use the data, responses and suggestions/ ideas that we get to help guide us in formulating our new Numeracy SIP..

It would be super and really appreciated if we could get all Parents’ surveys completed by Wednesday 6th February. Please find the link below to the Survey.


Thanks a million in advance, Numeracy Sub-Committee

The Relationships & Sexuality in Education (RSE) subcommittee will be in touch shortly with those who have expressed an interest to be involved. Many thanks, RSE Subcommittee.

Red Day Fundraising Thursday 14th February

Each year on Valentine’s Day we have hosted a very enjoyable Red Day Fundraiser for the school. The staff and children wear red clothing and donate €2 on the day. We have a number of special things to do in the school on the day and will be in touch shortly to explain what will be happening. Keep the date in the diary in the meantime!

Green Team

As part of our Green Flag programme, we are working on the theme Marine Environment over a two year period. We conducted a Marine Litter Awareness Survey in all classes from 1st to 6th in November 2017 and again in November 2018.

Here are the results of the surveys.

Year 1

Year 2

58% have heard of the term marine litter

87% have heard of the term marine litter

21% can list three sources of marine litter.

73% can list three sources of marine litter.

43% can list three reasons why marine litter is bad for the marine environment.

89% can list three reasons why marine litter is bad for the marine environment.

32% can list three ways we can prevent marine litter entering the marine environment.

77% can list three ways we can prevent marine litter entering the marine environment.

31% can list three ways in which climate change affects the marine environment all over the world.

73 % can list three ways in which climate change affects the marine environment all over the world.

We are delighted to see our hard work reflected in the improved scores.


An Ecobrick is a plastic bottle packed to a set density with used, clean and dry plastic to achieve a building block that can be used over and over again. Ecobricks can also be packed with other non-biological un-recyclables that, uncontained, are toxic to the environment (i.e. styrofoam, wires, small batteries, etc.). Ecobricks are used to make modular furniture, garden spaces, walls and even full-scale buildings.

Pat is coming from Reuzi to the school, here is a background on her company

“I realised that recycling and composting were not the only answers – we needed to address the thoughtless consumption of plastic bottles, shampoo bottles and all single-use, disposable material that we were bringing into our home every weekend, after our weekly visit to the shops. Our end goal is to replace everything that won’t be recycled or composted for reusable alternatives.

Based on my personal journey and my family guiding principles, I decided to create Reuzi.”

Parent-Teacher Association

The PTA committee met 16th January. Please see update http://www.cetns.ie/Page/Parents-Association/706/Index.html

After School Activities

Castleknock Celtic’s Children’s Soccer Academy (4-7 years of age) begins a New Term at Porterstown Park on Sat 9th February at 10am. Registration takes place at its Clubhouse on Tuesday 5th 7-8pm. New members very welcome where children can learn all the basic skills in a friendly environment.

Contact: Tony Jordan (Hon. Secretary) Castleknock Celtic

Landline Phone: 01-8217879

Mobile no. : 083-4111721

Website: www.castleknockceltic.com

Parks Tennis Spring Programe Coachig for Girls & Boys

Dublin Parks tennis. Fee €30 for 8 weeks. Pre-register & pay online on www.parkstennis.com or join at times listed on website for Riverwood Estate, Castleknock & Hartstown Community School – Saturday 9th February or Laurel Lodge Community Centre Wednesday 12th February.

All enquiries to 01 8338711 or parkstennis@eircom.net

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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Dublin 15

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