Well done to our girls football team who participated in their first matches of the year yesterday. They represented our school really well and both teams reached the final of the mini tournament. Well done to all involved.
Just a reminder that the school will close early tomorrow (Friday) for the Easter Break. Junior Classes (downstairs) will finish at 12 noon followed by the upstairs classes.
Fairwell to our partner teachers from Portugal and Sweden who visited our school this week as part of the Erasmus project. Our visitors experienced daily life in our school by visiting classes, participated in a GAA lesson, took part in an Irish céilí and visited Croke Park and the Guinness Storehouse during their time here. We also participated in two workshops about Educate Together and a fascinating workshop about culture in schools. We wish to thank our parents who volunteered to take part in the workshop. Please visit the Erasmus page where we will update with more information and photographs about their tour.
Next week our school will welcome teachers from Sweden and Portugal as part of the Erasmus + project in which ACETNS are participating. The main theme of the project is the exchange of good practice in relation to The Multicultural Class. The visiting teachers shall be in our school on Monday and Wednesday. On Tuesday they shall be brought on a cultural tour of Dublin. Visit the Erasmus + page for more information.
As part of our Erasmus + project our Student Council had a Skype meeting with our Swedish partners during a very challenging COVID 19 period. It was a great opportunity for our student council to talk to students from another country and share experiences. You can view the meeting on our ACETNS YouTube page or click on the link below.
This week both 4th and 6th class made the most of the wonderful weather and travelled into the city centre. 4th class visisted the Archaelogy Museum on Kildare Street, followed by St. Stephen’s Green. 6th class visited Dublin Castle on Tuesday.
Today the staff and children wore green for Seachtain na Gaeilge. A very happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our school community.
ACETNS are currently celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge from 8th- 15th March.
Classes are currently:
- Listening and responding to Irish music/music by Irish bands
- Focusing on Irish poems
- Classroom Tráth na gCeist
- Gaeilgeoir an Lae
- Reading Irish myths and legends.
Hopefully next year our annual ceilí and parade will return.
PARENTS ASSOCIATION NEWS:
To aid families affected by the Refugee Crisis, we will be collecting the following (all new items please) this weekend to be sent to those who need help:
1. BATTERIES (New)
2. CARE AND HYGIENE PRODUCTS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
3. CHOCOLATE / ENERGY BARS
4. DISPOSABLE GLOVES AND FACE MASKS
No Nappies Please
If you would like to contribute – please send any of these items in with your child(ren) to school this Friday morning 11th March or Monday 14th March. Alternatively, you can drop them off to the school (Gate 1) on Saturday 12th between 14.00 and 16.00. Thanks everyone!,
We also may need help moving any material collected; so if you have access to a van and are willing to do a short run please let the office know
Thank You for Your Support
The Parents Association
We are delighted to announce that extra curricular activities will return in our school today. Soccer for 4th, 5th and 6th class children will take place today and every Wednesday on the Astro pitch from 2.30 to 3.15 approx. All children are welcome.
As per Department of Education guidelines, schools have been given the opportunity to return to some of the traditional ways our school was run pre pandemic times. This needs to be managed in a careful way. We will be having discussions amongst staff, pupils and parents. It is an opportunity to plan for the future and have a think about what perhaps we would like to keep.