Poets using their senses in sixth class

This week in sixth we learned how to write a special type of poetry called sensory poetry. It’s a bit tricky at first but you just have to follow the rules. Each line of the poem has to vividly describe something that was either seen, felt, smelt, tasted or heard by the poet. We had […]

Amy’s 3rd Class

This week we turned our seomra ranga into a ‘Siopa Éadaí’! We learnt many new phrases, such as, “Cad atá uait?…Tá geansaí uaim”. The children designed the siopa themselves and we’re having a ball as we learn Gaeilge through activities 🙂 On Friday, we created ‘Rainforest Dioramas’ where we depicted the Congo rainforest using boxes, […]

SOS Lusitania

We have been reading ‘SOS Lusitania’ by Kevin Kiely. The novel is based on the Lusitania, a huge liner, which was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Cork in 1915. Close to 1,200 people died in the attack. We have been writing newspaper reports based on the event and we will be […]

Ruth’s 5th Class

This week the students designed their very own Hotel Brochures. They learned how to use persuasive language in speech and  in text. They portrayed their knowledge throughout the brochures superbly. In Art we focused on Pablo Picasso, the fabulous artist from Madrid. The children made a construction of a cubism portrait through adding abstract shapes to the […]

Planting in Junior Infants

This week in junior infants we continued learning about springtime and the farm. We talked about planting vegetables on the farm to eat and sell. In aistear we planted some vegetables, we made pictures of vegetable fields, we made our own farrms in small world and we worked on the field for role play. We […]

Writers of the Week

Well done to our writers of the week. Keep up the great work!


We’ve really enjoyed learning about money over the past two weeks. We have been using the coins 1c, 2c, 5c and 10c and making amounts of money up to 20c. We  have been spending money in our shop. We matched money to numbers and added coins together. We filled money bags with real coins as […]

Róisín’s 2nd Class

Lots of hard work took place in 2nd class this week! The children were very busy in Maths, constructing and drawing 3D shapes and exploring their properties. In Gaeilge, we had great fun acting out the story “Teilfís Nua” in small groups and learning how to answer the question “Cad a chonaic tú?” (What did […]

Money, Money, Money in Senior Infants

In Aistear, senior infants have been working with money. The class have been learning the value of each coin, finding differences and making comparisons between each coin. Each copper coin has the same picture, but a different numbers on them and are different sizes too. The gold coin share the same picture also of Europe […]

Panto Club News – March 2017

Hi Everyone, A huge welcome to all the Panto Club members who are already back at work in the rehearsal room and learning new techniques and routines. It’s only week three and already we have ten new members stepping into Panto for the first time so a special welcome to you and thank you for […]

New Webwise Guide for Parents

Webwise launched a new advice guide for parents on internet safety. The guide offers parents information, advice and conversation starters about the benefits and risks children need to be aware of when using the internet. Topics explored in the guide include cyber-bullying, screen time, sexting, social media and online pornography. The Parents’ Guide to a Better Internet is […]

School Calendar 2017-18

Please find attached school calendar for 2017 – 18. Holiday List 2017 18

Inclusion in Educate Together schools

Sir, – In her letter of March 21st, Dr Marie Griffin, chief executive of Ceist, the Catholic Education Irish Schools’ Trust, cites a 2012 ESRI longitudinal study that draws from data sets taken almost a decade ago, in 2007/08. The intervening years have seen a transformation in Irish society, culturally, economically and socially. Dr Griffin states […]

Internet Safety Workshop for Parents and Guardians

On Monday 24th April there will be Internet Safety Workshops for children from 2nd – 6th class during the school day.  These workshops are tailored specifically for primary school children and will be delivered by Zeeko.  Please see www.zeeko.ie for further information. At 7pm on 24th April, Parents and Guardians are invited to attend a […]

Open Evening – Wednesday 5th April

The children, staff and Board of Management of Newbridge Educate Together National School would like to invite you to attend our Open Evening which will be hosted for the school community on Wednesday 5th April. In order to help ease congestion in the school and the carpark, parents and guardians of children in junior infants to […]