We’ve been having such a fun SMILE week here atACETNS. The purpose of SMILE week is to promote positive thoughts and energy in our school, and we’ve been trying our best to be kind and friendly to everyone around us.


Some of the activities of the week included  talks from community Gardaí about internet safety, random acts of kindness and kindness tokens , designing cyber superheroes and making our own funky shoes.


We had so much fun at ACETNS today for our  ‘Funky Shoe Day’  , to promote the ‘walk in my shoes’ idea for mental health awareness. Pupils were encouraged to wear their craziest , most colourful shoes.  We even had a ‘Funky Shoe Dance’ on the yard !!

Everyone was so inventive and creative with their shoe designs , thank you so much to the student council for all their hard work organizing the events this week and to everybody who took part.


Gender Equality and Inspirational Women.

As part of the learn together program this week, the children have been learning about the lives of women who have made a difference or who are known for their contribution to humanity.  Each class chose a woman that they found particularly inspiring and presented what they learnt at assembly today. We had some incredible presentations and projects and learnt about so many powerful woman who have made a difference in the world.

Our theme this week was also gender equality. As part of this , we asked the boys to wear some pink to school and the girls to wear some blue to show that it’s okay for a boy to love pink just as much as a girl , and that blue is not just a ‘boys’ color – girls can wear blue too ! Thank you to all the boys and girls who made an effort with their colors . It was great to see everybody taking part.


Take a look at some of our Class Performances on Inspirational Women !!





Junior Infants Presentation – Sonia O’Sullivan


Hawthorn Class – Temple Grandin


Second Class – Frida Kahlo

First Class Presentation – Amelia Earhart


Third Class – Grace O’Malley

Fourth Class – Katie Walsh


Fifth Class – Princess Diana


6th Class – Malala Yousefzai

Senior Infants Performance – Wangari Maathai