Junior Infants’ News

Hi everyone!! We have had a very exciting few weeks in NETNS!! We have welcomed 55 new Junior Infants to the school! We have been having lots of fun in the Junior Infants’ Classrooms making new friends, exploring some of the school and learning lots of new things!!  We are working really hard on our […]


It was lovely to see our new Junior Infants playing outside today. They really enjoyed it. They listened so nicely to their teachers’ instructions and followed the guidelines really well. We were very proud! The older children in the school are back to playing with hula-hoops and skipping ropes on yard. It’s wonderful to see […]

Junior Infants host assembly

This morning Junior Infants hosted our school assembly. We have been learning various fairytales over the last few weeks and so our performance was based on this theme. Our first song was called ‘There was a princess’ which tells the story of  Sleeping Beauty. We worked in groups of three to take on the roles […]

Official Opening

Congratulations to all the Infants who performed brilliantly for all our visitors yesterday.  Along with Senior Infants we sang two songs ‘The Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ and ‘The Three Bears’.  We were on stage again later to sing our ‘Welcome’ song with all of the other classes. Today we had a well deserved fun day where […]

Visit to Kilkenny Science and Discovery Park

We had a magnificent time on our trip to Kilkenny. We visited the Castlecomer Science and Discovery Park. The highlights of our adventure include searching for Mini-beasts, fun in the playground and observing the deer. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a wonderful experience for us.  Pictures of the day to follow. Junior Infants would like […]

JI, SI AND 1st Class get ready for their school tour

Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st class are all set for their school tour to Castlecomer Discovery Park on Wednesday 21st of March. Don’t forget your permission slips which are due back on Monday!  Keep an eye on the website for some pics of the day! Make sure and bring warm cloths!

Stop eile ar Slí Áitiúil

Páistí ar slí áitiúil

 Bhí na páistí ar slí áitiúil inniú! Shiúil na páistí  as rang Naíonán Shóisearach, Naíonán Sinsearach, Rang a hAon agus Rang a dó go dtí an Churrach. We all enjoyed our walk on the Curragh today!

Cool characters in Junior Infants

Junior Infants celebrated World Book Day by coming to school dressed as a character from their favourite story. We had characters from Witch stories, Fairytales and action and adventure stories to name but a few. Minnie Mouse, Mary Poppins along with a cool cow looked after all the characters for the day!

Scary Characters!!!

The children in Junior Infants listened to a story called ‘The Gruffalo’. The Gruffalo is seen by some forest creatures as a scary character. The children had to use their imaginations to create an even scarier character! The characters they drew were horrible and hideous…they definitely gave me a fright!!! Well done guys!  Sinéad

Poet visits Junior and Senior Infants!

Children in Junior and Senior Infants gathered together today for a talk about Poetry and writing.

Junior Infants P.E.

Junior Infants PE days are  Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child wears suitable  and comfortable clothing and footwear (eg tracksuit, trainers) for Physical Education on these days. Thank you.

Infants Enjoying Board Game Day!

Junior and Senior infants enjoyed National Board Game Day.  Check out the photos!

Junior Infant Homework

  Please revise the Sound Book with your child daily. If your child’s Sound Book has been misplaced please inform me. This week some of Junior Infants have begun to take home groups of words for homework. Their main function is to acheive greater fluency and to provide practice in blending letters.  Please listen to your child blending the […]

Junior Infants Get Interactive

Junior Infants get interactive! During the past few weeks the Junior Infants have had an Interactive Whiteboard to try out. We have had an AMAZING experience with the board. We have used it throughout the school day and it has added an extra layer of excitement to our learning. Our viewing of our last three […]