Annual Run

Well done to all of our wonderful students who took part in our Winter Run today. Children in Junior Infants to 2nd Class ran around the big yard, while children in 3rd- 6th Class ran along Station Road.

This run also in aid of a fundraiser for The Heart Centre in Crumlin Children’s Hospital. A huge thank you to all who have donated to the cause. We have raised over €1,400 so far, which is an incredible amount. The link will remain open for the next few weeks:

Finally well done to children in 5th and 6th Class who completed the final mile of their marathon. They received their t shirts and medals today in school.

ACETNS Charity Fundraiser Winter Run

Next Tuesday 20th December, we will be hosting a Charity Winter Run in ACETNS. This is an annual event to promote physical fitness in our school but we also use it as a fundraiser for a charity in need. In the past we have raised much needed money for Focus Ireland, Goal, Hospice Ireland and the Laura Lynn Foundation. This year we have chosen to support The Heart Centre at Crumlin Children’s Hospital. They are a charity that raises vital funds to support sick children and their families. More information can be found at:

If you wish to support this charity, we have set up a fundraiser page at

All donations are greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for all your support.


We had our last GAA training session yesterday on yard. The cold weather did not prevent a large number attending training. We finished with a mini blitz. The girls will have a final challenge match next week against St. Johns. Well done to all children who took part this year, in particular those who never played the sport before. Keep it up. Conor, Diarmuid, Jayne & Grace.

Intercultural Week

Intercultural Week will take place in ACETNS next week (14th- 18th November). Each class has been assigned a country and the children will be learning about these countries next week. There will also be a food fair, fashion show, quiz, orienteering and a day of travel (where children will visit other classes and learn about that country). Please view the Intercultural page under Events Week to find out more.


A massive thank you to our wonderful Parents Association who have decorated our school for the upcoming Halloween celebrations. Our classes have also been busy decorating the halls for the Walking Art Gallery which will take place next week. Take a look at the video below made by the Parents Association.


6th Class Swimming

Today marked the last swimming lesson for 6th Class in the National Aquatic Centre. Well done to all 56 children who participated in lessons over the past six weeks. Today’s lessons finished with a dive into the big pool. 2nd Class lessons begin next Tuesday 25th October.

Boys and Girls GAA

This week saw our girls and boys GAA teams take part in their first matches of the school year. On Tuesday, our boys team put in a very competitive display against Scoil Áine. While on Wednesday our girls team played their hearts out against St. John’s and were very unlucky to lose by two points. Well done to all who participated. A reminder that training takes place after school on Thursdays from 2.30 to 3.20.

ACETNS joins over 500 Primary Schools nationwide saying ‘Yes’ to Languages!

This week, 3rd- 6th class welcomed our Spanish tutor Maya to our school as part of the Languages Connect Programme.  The sampler module is a means for raising awareness among pupils of the range of languages used by their peers, in their schools and community. Over 500 schools nationwide are taking part and offering modules in a range of modern foreign languages and Irish Sign Language. The module will introduce the pupils in ACETNS to Spanish and will be taught over an 8-week period during the normal school timetable. Make sure to ask your child what new phrases they learn each week.