There are some special messages for you on ACETNS-Tube!

We are so excited to share that two new videos have just been posted on ACETNS-Tube. 

To see a special message from the staff at ACETNS.                                                                      Click this link We’re All in This Together

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To see some positive messages from our wonderful school community.                            Click this link Stay Positive


Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up to date with what is going on in ACETNS.

Stay Safe and Stay Home everyone!

CJ & Ailbhe 



ACETNS has had a Youtube channel called acetnstube for the past two years! We have over a 120 subscribers, but we’d love to have more!! To keep up to date on all the goings on subscribe today and don’t miss a thing!(Click the link below, that will redirect you to Emily F’s Junior infants recent assembly performance posted on our Youtube channel)

Over the next while as all of our staff and students are spread out around the country, we’d like to stay connected by posting what’s going on with staff and students so please send us your short video’s (to and we’ll post them on our Youtube and website!

And Remember   >>>You’ve got a friend in me!<<< 
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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