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The Intercultural Logo Competition

As part of the Erasmus Plus Project, we had to design a logo that represents our school, our values and our country. We had many AMAZING entries, and it was extremely difficult to decide on a winner. The Yellow Flag Committee (who promote inclusion and diversity in our school) decided that the following logo was the deserved winner.

Congratulations to Arin from 6th class, who designed this Logo. When talking about her logo she said  “I began with our school’s logo because I don’t think I would be able to make a better one. I included our countries flag, with hands showing that our country and our school includes lots of people with different skin colour. The chain above that represents that we are linked together and that we stand together against racism. Then I included different religious symbols, to show that we talk about different religions in our school. Lastly, I included lots of colourful swirls as our school is just so fun”.

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We had many other logo entries which we felt had to be highly commended. Well done to every single child who participated. We have an extremely creative and  talented bunch 🙂

Marathon Training

Our 5th and 6th classes were training to run a marathon over the last 7 weeks. They ran their last mile today in Santry. Congratulations to all the fantastic runners 🙂


STEAM WEEK is well on it’s way with junior children taking part in a variety of engineering activities in the hall, while the older ones have been exploring coding activities and artistic design work.

The pictures for this years photo competition have started coming in. Well done to those who have already sent them in. Remember they will only be accepted up until 9am Thursday(17th) so get creating!!


Yellow Submarine!


Bicycle and sail raft!


Hybrid Bus


Space Rocket!!


‘Electricspeed’ – Electric car



Helicopter Ambulance




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Lisbon Tram 28




Ice cream truck


Trash can truck








Various Sustainable transport options –  from a bike to an electric car and truck to a houseboat with a roof garden


Dublin Bus made of cardboard and paper with the futuristic wings

Steam Week Project Pic


Soft Top Audi TT


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Time Machine




Solar powered open roof bus.






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Moving Ireland toward Eco friendly Transport


This train is called Shanghai Maglev Train and it is terrific because it is the fastest train in the world which runs at a speed of 267 mph.


Space shuttle orbiter with rockets and external tank.


Ehang 184 is the world’s first passenger drone / drone taxi.


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Swiss Train


Hot Air Balloon


Wind-powered conveyor belt


Solar Bus










Aqua Bullet Train



Hybrid carriage car and green vintage car with Lego


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Well done to Alex(3rd), Marianna(1st), Yitian(4th), Eimear(Senior Infants),Gabrielius(2nd), , Curtis(4th), Douglas(Snr Infants), Emre(Snr Infants), Mete(4th), Rajnandini(1st), Seerat(3rd), Hadi(6th), Shafi(6th), Leah(3rd), Maya(1st), Krishna(2nd) Maks(4th), , Ema(2nd),Filip(2nd), Tiago(2nd), Areej(4th), Siddarth(2nd), Matilda(4th), Riana(4th),Saanvi (4th),  Samiya(4th), Vardhan(1st), Nicole(2nd), Emma(2nd), Gabriel (1st) Maya(2nd), Ibraheem (3rd), Jude(1st), Ian(2nd),Joanne(3rd),Nivedha(4th), Ancika(1st), Yashmit(2nd), Varsha(Jnr Infants), Suhita(2nd), Advaita(1st), Aarav(3rd), Arwa(3rd), Rumaysaa(Snr Infants) Alicia(5th), Viktoria(5th), Sameeha(5th),  Angelina(4th), Oliwia(4th), Milena(4th), Karla(4th), Neha(5th), Nitinraj(5th), Sreya(2nd), Mahitha(2nd), Mithil(1st), Aynanshe(2nd), Maebh(4th), Saifullah(2nd), Emily(4th), Sabeeh(2nd), Sameeha(5th), Zaid(3rd), Idrees(2nd), Aseel(3rd), and Ameya (1st)!

Winners will be announced on Friday and posted here on the website!Good luck!

Irish Young Philosopher Awards

Students from 3rd and 4th Class who took part in the Future Thinkers After-School Club won an award last week (15th May) at the Irish Young Philosopher Awards in UCD!

Their project was called “Is perfection freedom or control?” They explored the concepts of perfection, freedom and control through art, dance and enquiry. They won the runner up prize in the 3rd and 4th Class Category.

Some students had the opportunity to meet President Michael D. Higgins and his wife, Sabina.


Wellbeing Week

There’s lots going on!! We’ve had a busy few weeks and this week its well being week!

The kids are talking about their emotions and how it’s ok to not be ok all the time.

On Monday we dropped everything and danced and Tuesday we dropped everything and talked. A problem shared is a problem halved, as the saying goes.

Children also wore different emotions on their T-shirts on Tuesday to raise money for children in Crumlin hospital.

Pictures will be posted soon, under the ‘whats going on’ tab!




Child Safeguarding Statement


Child Safeguarding Statement

Adamstown castle ETNS is a primary school providing primary education to pupils from Junior Infants to Sixth Class/First Year.

In accordance with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 and Tusla Guidance on the preparation of Child Safeguarding Statements, the Board of Management of Adamstown Castle Educate Together National School has agreed the Child Safeguarding Statement set out in this document.


  • The Board of Management has adopted and will implement fully and without modification the Department’s Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 as part of this overall Child Safeguarding Statement


  • The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) is   Thomas Moriarty (Principal)


  • The Deputy Designated Liaison Person (Deputy DLP) is Ita O’ Connor (Dep. Principal)


  • The Board of Management recognises that child protection and welfare considerations permeate all aspects of school life and must be reflected in all of the school’s policies, procedures, practices and activities. In its policies, procedures, practices and activities, the school will adhere to the following principles of best practice in child protection and welfare:


The school will:

  • recognise that the protection and welfare of children is of paramount importance, regardless of all other considerations;
  • fully comply with its statutory obligations under the Children First Act 2015 and other relevant legislation relating to the protection and welfare of children;
  • fully co-operate with the relevant statutory authorities in relation to child protection and welfare matters;
  • adopt safe practices to minimise the possibility of harm or accidents happening to children and protect workers from the necessity to take unnecessary risks that may leave themselves open to accusations of abuse or neglect;
  • develop a practice of openness with parents and encourage parental involvement in the education of their children; and
  • fully respect confidentiality requirements in dealing with child protection matters.


The school will also adhere to the above principles in relation to any adult pupil with a special vulnerability.

  • The following procedures/measures are in place:


  • In relation to any member of staff who is the subject of any investigation (howsoever described) in respect of any act, omission or circumstance in respect of a child attending the school, the school adheres to the relevant procedures set out in Chapter 7 of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 and to the relevant agreed disciplinary procedures for school staff which are published on the DES website.


  • In relation to the selection or recruitment of staff and their suitability to work with children, the school adheres to the statutory vetting requirements of the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 and to the wider duty of care guidance set out in relevant Garda vetting and recruitment circulars published by the DES and available on the DES website.


  • In relation to the provision of information and, where necessary, instruction and training, to staff in respect of the identification of the occurrence of harm (as defined in the 2015 Act) the school-


  • Has provided each member of staff with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement
  • Ensures all new staff are provided with a copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement
  • Encourages staff to avail of relevant training
  • Encourages Board of Management members to avail of relevant training
  • The Board of Management maintains records of all staff and Board member training


  • In relation to reporting of child protection concerns to Tusla, all school personnel are required to adhere to the procedures set out in the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, including in the case of registered teachers, those in relation to mandated reporting under the Children First Act 2015.


  • In this school the Board has appointed the above named DLP as the “relevant person” (as defined in the Children First Act 2015) to be the first point of contact in respect of the schools child safeguarding statement.


  • All registered teachers employed by the school are mandated persons under the Children First Act 2015.


  • In accordance with the Children First Act 2015, the Board has carried out an assessment of any potential for harm to a child while attending the school or participating in school activities. A written assessment setting out the areas of risk identified and the school’s procedures for managing those risks is attached as an appendix to these procedures.


  • The various procedures referred to in this Statement can be accessed via the school’s website, the DES website or will be made available on request by the school.


Note:  The above is not intended as an exhaustive list. Individual Boards of Management shall also include in this section such other procedures/measures that are of relevance to the school in question.


  • This statement has been published on the school’s website and has been provided to all members of school personnel, the Parents’ Association (if any) and the patron. It is readily accessible to parents and guardians on request. A copy of this Statement will be made available to Tusla and the Department if requested.



  • This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed annually or as soon as practicable after there has been a material change in any matter to which this statement refers.


This Child Safeguarding Statement was adopted by the Board of Management on 18/3/18




STEAM WEEK Competition Winners

Well done to all who participated this year. We were amazed at the variety of structures we received and all the interesting materials that were used to make the various structures. There were 5 winners, in no particular order:

Yashmit(1st class)
Gus(1st class)
George (1st class)
Eva(Senior infants) and Emilija(3rd class)
James(6th class)

Here are the winning structures again just to remind us:


Well done everyone!!All the entries were incredible and the STEAM team found it extremely difficult to pick a winner.  After over an hour of looking through all the entries we have finally chosen 5 Amazing structures that were impressively similar to the structures they were emulating and that used interesting materials to be created. The winner will be announced at tomorrows Assembly.

Here are a few more entries received early this morning before the closing time.

Big Ben, made with cardboard.
Eiffel Tower, made with cardboard.
Christmas Tree made from lemonade bottle, paper ribbon, material bows and battery lights.
The Louvre, France. Made with cardboard, aluminium foil, plastic paper and sticks.
Toy home made with a milk can, stickers, markers.
Motorised windmill, made with batteries, wires and propellers.
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Airplane made from tinfoil.
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. Made with toast, breadsticks, and toothpicks.
House made from lollipop sticks!

Plane made out of straw and structure made out of tooth picks, marshmallows and Apple.

Geometric structures made out of toothpicks, Apple and jelly.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE. Made from cardboard and plastic bottles.

Tourist double decker bus. Made from empty toothpaste box, cardboard and paint.

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. Made from paper, pencils bit of paint and blocks.

Vilnius Cathedral, Lithuania. Made with cardboard and paint.
Leaning tower of Pisa, Italy. Made with kitchen roll, beads, and crepe paper.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. Made with cardboard, cellotape, and tealight.

Helicopter made with Lego.

The White house,Washington DC, USA.  Made out of Lego.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. Made from paper.


Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE. Made with cardboard.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. Made with Styrofoam.

A house made from lollipop sticks and cardboard.

Pyramid house made with cardboard and lollipop sticks.


A Boat made with cardboard and wooden skewers.
Leaning Tower Of Pisa made using cardboard, a pencil and matchsticks.

Rainbow tower made from coloured straws,  coloured t-shirts, styrofoam, paint, thumb tacks and a Santa hat!! Well done guys its amazing!!!

Haunted house made with cardboard and paint! Super Spooky!
The Big Ben, London, UK. Made from cardboard and paper. Great Job!
Well done to Aseel(2nd class), Ian(1st class), Amie(5th class), Neha(4th class), Mahitha(1st class), Hadi Ali(5th class), Shafi Ali(5th class), Seerat(2nd class), Esma(Senior infants), Duaa(4th class), Aarav(2nd class), Advaita(Senior infants), Adam(Junior infants), Ameya(Senior infants), Hubert(1st class), Sofia(1st class), Angelina(3rd class), Emily(3rd class), Idrees(1st class), Aaron(Junior infants), Alisha(Junior infants), Afifah(2nd class), Prasna(2nd class), Falag(3rd class), Mostafa(1st class), Billal(4th class), Lamees(1st class), Ema(1st class), Tiago(1st class), Alice(3rd class), and Riana(3rd class). You all did incredible structures, you should be very proud of yourselves!!


As the closing time comes close the last of the entries are flying in!!!Well done everyone they are amazing!!! Here is a few more from today:

The Big Ben, London, UK. Made using match sticks and lollipop sticks! Impressive!

Decorative shoe box made with a variety of stickers!!!Very creative!

The Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE. Made with paper and paints!Great Job!

The Big Ben, London, UK. Made using 100s of match sticks!! Wow! Well done!!

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. Made using waffers, cottage cheese and maca!! Yum!! 🙂

The Tower Bridge, London, UK. Made with cardboard and beads. Lit up with Diya’s in celebration of Diwali(festival of light). Amazing!!

Galley Head light house, Cork, Ireland. Made using Lego. Great Job!
Recreation of a scene from Jurassic World. Made from Lego. Awesome!
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Semi-Automatic tactical shotgun. Made with Lego. Great Job!
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. Made out of paper. Well  done!!

Space Rocket. Made using tissues,paper plates, foil,glue and tape.

Windmill made with lots of lollipop sticks!! Wowser!!
The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. Made with Duplo.

The Big Ben, London, UK. Made with matchsticks.

Stone Age House made with spaghetti!
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Angel Falls, Venezuela. Made with a variety of materials.

A Pagoda (a tiered tower with multiple eaves). Made with a variety of materials.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE. Made using toilet rolls!!

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE. Made using blocks and cars.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy. Made with clay and lollipop sticks.
An Egyptian Pyramid made from cardboard and lights.
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A Christmas tree! Made with hard paper. paint, glue, different kind of food-buckwheat, coconut flakes, red and white beans, spelt flakes, coffee beans, 2 types of pasta, sesame seeds and chickpeas, also string and a seed found in the park after the storm.Placed on the top of the tree!! What a delicious construction!! Well done!

A pyramid made with lollipop sticks and play doh!

The London Eye, London, UK. Made with pipe cleaners(wheel), skewers(spokes), pasta/Conchiglie(passenger capsule),cling film(capsule cover), pegs(passengers inside capsule), Clip locks(to hold the wheel), blue tack, milk can lid,  fork+ toilet paper roll to hold the wheel from behind.

The GPO, Dublin, Ireland. Made with cardboard and paint.

The Hansel and Gretel house made of sweets!! Delicious!
London Eye, made with wire, lollipop sticks, kitchen roll and skewers.
The Sean Casey Community Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Made with Cardboard and paint.
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The Lotus Shopping Complex. Made with polystyrene and cardboard.
A lit up Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. Made with cardboard.
The Giza Pyramid. Made from lollipop sticks.
The Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Made with cardboard and plastic bottles.

The London Eye. Made with lollipop sticks.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Made with clay.
The Big Ben. Made with clay.

Mini Farmhouse made from Lego.

Halloween house made from Lego.

The Eiffel Tower, made with lollipop sticks.
The London Eye, using connectors, sticks, origami paper carriages, clay and cardboard.

Eiffel Tower, made with Lego.
Pyramid made with play doh and skewers.
These are amazing everyone! Well done to James(6th class), Matylda(1st class), Ahmad(2nd class)Kristian(2nd class) Ida(Senior infants), Greta(4th class), Janisha(1st class),Shilin(2nd class)Saadat(2nd class), Firasat(3rd class),Raima(2nd class),Adam(2nd class),Laura(2nd class), Maciej(2nd class), Eileen(4th class), Mahnoor(4th class), Mateo(1st class), Mika(5th class), Rohan(Senior infants), Priti(4th class), Samaira(4th class), Ahmed(3rd class), Malwina(Junior infants), Rumaysaa(Junior infants), Suhita(1st class), Maebh(3rd class), Moya(1st class), Anvith(4th class), Aaditya(2nd class), Aayushi(4th class), Daniella(4th class), Siddarth(1st class), Ronald(1st class),Oskar(2nd class), Kacper(2nd class), Saurish(2nd class), Abbas(4th class), Yashmit(1st class), Julia(2nd class), Arwa(2nd class).

Good luck everyone! Competition closes at 9am Thursday 18th October.