Visitors to the Halla Glas

NETNS’s Junior Infants had a super day today as they played host to the Junior Infants from Gaelscoil Chill Dara in the Halla Glas! We had a wonderful time singing and dancing together. We recited a lovely poem called, “Aon, Dó, Trí” and we sang “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and “The Animals went Marching”.   […]

NETNS Open Evening

We are delighted to announce that NETNS will host an Open Evening for the School Community on Tuesday, April 12th 2011 @ 7p.m. We are currently seeking two parental volunteers from each class to help on the evening. These volunteers will be divided into 3 groups as follows: Group 1: Set Up Group. This group will be responsible […]

Confirmation 2011 Forms

Please return your child’s completed Confirmation form to me before Friday April 1st 2011. If your child was not baptised or received their First Holy Communion in St. Conleth’s Parish, please enclose a photocopy of their Baptism Certificate with the form. It has also come to my attention that some children are not completing their Religion homework. […]


Fourth Class are studying Symmetry in Maths at the moment. Symmetry is not just a topic confined to maths; it is everywhere around us. A good understanding of symmetry helps us in many other subjects such as Art and Science. We studied line symmetry. Think about your own body. If you drew a line down […]

Irish Wildlife Art 2nd Class

There is no doubt that there are some fantastic future prospects in the art department from the pieces produced by 2nd class this week! We were drawing pictures of the native Irish bird known as the Heron. You will often see a Heron standing almost perfectly still alongside or in rivers, trying to catch a […]

Growing Seeds in First Class

In the past few weeks First Class have looked at experiments to see what plants need to grow. We planted seeds in pots and took away one important thing from each pot to see what happened to each one. We didn’t give water to one pot, we covered another pot so it didn’t have light and we […]

S.I. – Butterflies

Senior Infants know lots about butterflies. We have been learning about the life cycle of the butterfly. How it starts life as an egg, turns into a caterpillar, then builds a cocoon and eventually becomes a butterfly who lays even more eggs. We watched the story of  ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle, made […]

Junior Infants News

We have been busy in Junior Infants this week! In phonics we have been working on two new sounds, “ch” and “sh”. We have found lots of words that have those sounds in them and we are even able to sound some of them out and write them down. Our writing is coming on in […]

Slán Aran – Sixth Class

Today is Aran’s last day in NETNS as he is moving to Galway on Sunday. We’re sure he’ll be a fantastic addition to his new school, in the classroom and especially on the rugby pitch. We look forward to seeing him on his return visits to our school and Newbridge. Let’s try not to miss […]

Senior Infants show fantastic listening skills

Well done to Padraig, Charlie D, Ethan and Charlie M in Senior Infants who did some great work with Siobhan this week. They are practicing really hard to make sure they listen carefully to instructions. This is very important because it helps them complete each task they are given correctly. This week they had fun […]

Second class have been busy watering their plants and they are growing very tall. We have to keep remembering to turn them around because they keep bending towards the window to the light. We’re learning that they really like the light! We also had found investigating and finding right angles. We could find them everywhere. […]

Letter Writing!

This week in 3rd Class we have been so busy writing letters. We wrote letters to our friends accepting birthday invitations: Dear Tara, I can’t wait for your birthday party on Monday. It should be great fun. I will have a big surprise for you. I hope there will be a bouncing castle! I think […]

Persuasive Writing

In fifth class, we have been working really hard to challenge persuasive writing. We are no longer going to be tricked into believing advertisements without first using critical thinking to question them. When we watch or read an advertisement we ask ourselves the following questions: • Do you know whether this claim is true or […]

Draft RSE Policy

The RSE draft policy is now on the website for your viewing. If you would like to share your comments and views on this policy with the RSE committee, please mail by 3/5/11. If you would like a paper copy sent to you, please contact Thank you for your continued support. Draft RSE Policy RESOURCE_PACK_FOR_RELATIONSHIPS_AND_SEXUALITY_EDUCATION_FOR_PRIMARY_TRAINERS1

Rocking Researchers!

3rd Class have really been utilising and developing their research and interpretation skills. In Maths we carried out a survey amongst all the classes in the school. As a class we decided on age appropriate topics for each class, we then thought of the questions to ask. The information was collated and presented to our […]