Seachtain na Gaeilge

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.

Ukraine Collection

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

Reopening our School

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.

6th class monthly trip

The ACETNS 6th classes have been going on one outing a month since September. Each month their outing has been local and within walking distance, until yesterday!

Yesterday was a very exciting day! Both 6th classes got the train from Adamstown to Heuston Station. They then walked from Heuston station to The Phoenix Park. They had fun playing in the playground  beside the People’s Flower Garden. And they had their small break there before going to Phoenix Park bike rental. There they each got a bike and a helmet and they got the opportunity to explore the park in groups. The groups saw Áras an Uachtaráin, the US Ambassador’s residence, the Papal Cross,the Magazine fort, the Wellington monument and even caught a glimpse of some deer! They had  their packed lunch in the park before returning to ACETNS by train. It was a great day out and a brilliant opportunity for 6th class to use their cycling skills and explore. They were so well behaved and a credit to the school. We are very proud of them!

Thank You!!!

Our Winter Run today was a huge success. Congratulations and well done to all our children who took part today. There will definitely be a few tired bodies this evening.

We also want to especially thank everyone who donated to our fundraiser for the Laura Lynn Foundation. Currently we have raised €1890 which is a phenomenal amount of money and will greatly help this special cause. The link will remain open until 17th January if anyone wishes to contribute.

https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11422525_acetns-winter-run.html

Thanks again and have a lovely weekend

Winter Fundraising Run

Next Friday 17th December, we will be hosting a Winter Run in our school. 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 and also Hospice Ireland. This year we have chosen to support The Laura Lynn Foundation. They are a charity that provide support to families of children with serious illnesses. More information can be found at: https://www.lauralynn.ie/what-we-do.  

If you wish to support this charity, we have set up a fundraiser page at: www.idonate.ie/acetnswinterrun. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for all your support.

4th Class Nature Walk

This morning both 4th class travelled to the new Tandy’s Lane Park. We were given a very interesting Nature Walk by Gerry from South Dublin County Council. We learned lots about the trees in the local area. We will have another visit in Spring. 5th Class are having the same walk next week.

Intercultural Week

This week we are celebrating Intercultural Week in ACETNS. The children will take part in a virtual day of travel by completing various games and activities from 16 countries around the world.

There will also be an international scavenger hunt on yard throughout the week.

On Thursday and Friday every class will showcase what they have been learning about this week and other class will have an opportunity to view these displays.

The following are the countries the children are studying: 

Junior Infants: Nepal, Bulgaria

Senior Infants: Lithuania, Italy

1st Class: Togo, Senegal

Outreach Classes: Vietnam, Moldova

2nd Class: Bangladesh, Canada

3rd Class: Egypt, Libya

4th Class: Czech Republic, The Netherlands

5th Class: Ukraine, Saudi Arabia

6th Class: South Africa, Tunisia Mona/Aisling

Check out photos on the class blog later of what we learned.