Joy To The World

      Joy To The World Joy to the World! An exhibition celebrating festive traditions around the globe

4th Class News

07/10/11  Friday     This week 4th class were doing art called pointillism. We were inspired by the paintings of George Seurat. On Thursday we made our own dot paintings with cotton buds and paint. We all enjoyed this art activity very much. We hope that we can do this art again. We all made […]


Last week the PA played host to the Bully4U workshop at the school. Jim and Jenny presented a great and informative workshop. Then following on from this, last Friday Jim and Kevin returned to the school to workshops for our children in classes 1st – 6th. The feedback from the staff and children was incredible […]

4th Class Family Tree

This week in fourth class we learned all about our family trees. A family tree is not something that grows in the ground or your garden. It is a drawing that lists all your family members and relations and looks like a tree when it is all filled in. We found out lots of cool […]

Minister for Education and Skills seeks measures to reduce school book costs

As hundreds of thousands of students prepare to go back to school, the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, T.D., today announced a range of measures he is seeking from education book publishers to reduce the costs of school books for parents. This is a significant departure from previous policy positions adopted by former […]

2011 Dyspraxia Awareness Day

Final of AwarenessDay_Adult (2) (1) The first National Awareness Conference, Children & Teenagers Activity Camp is presented by The Dyspraxia Association of Ireland & The Limerick Dyspraxia/DCD Group.

Educate Together Formally Recognised as Second-Level Patron

Educate Together is today celebrating the formal recognition of its second-level patronage status by the Minister of Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn. The multi-denominational school patron body and its supporters have been campaigning to open its first second-level school for many years. It opened its first primary school in 1978. Chief Executive Paul Rowe stated […]

Forum on Patronage and Pluralism

Make your submissions to the Forum for Patronage and Pluralism by 7th June. All submissions welcome. Take this opportunity to make your voice heard! See for more info.

Educate Together – Newsletter for schools – March 2011

The March edition of the Educate Together newsletter for schools is available in full at the following link:

Thank you NETNS

Please find attached a message to NETNS Community from Gerry Breslin and all at Portlaoise Educate Together N.S. thank you netns

Free FAI soccer sessions for children with co-ordination problems

Just to inform you about free soccer sessions run by the Football Association of Ireland, that are on in Newbridge Sports Centre on Monday from 5-6 for the next two Mondays. More sessions will be run throughout the year after this then. These sessions are specifically for children aged 7-12 who have cerebral palsy, dyspraxia, problems […]

School Library

You may have heard from your children that the class libraries have been recalled and that the school library has been closed. We were informed by parents at our recent Parent/Teacher meetings that a couple of the books that were in the library were age inappropriate. Upon hearing this, the school, in conjunction with the […]

National Forum

Please take note that the upcoming National Forum is on 5th March in Lucan ETNS. As we are a ‘bottom up’ organisation we would like to encourage Members (Parents, Principals, Teachers, Boards of Management) to attend, and also send their comments and ideas for future National Forums to An agenda will be circulated next week. […]

Green Flag Renewal

I have great pleasure in informing you that our application for renewal of the International Green Flag award has been successful. An Taisce’s Green-Schools Evaluation Committee, which makes the decision to award the Green Flag, was extremely impressed with our programme and we were informed that they had no hesitation in making their decision. The […]

Let the fun continue!!!

Since we started back the children have had some great ideas for the coming term… 3D Art, masks, number lines and funky fingerprint art! Abdul taught us all how to make a 3D boat from a simple piece of paper, which we decorated and put masts on (with cocktail sticks) and flags…  most have turned […]