Well done to Sadhbh in 4th class who was caught spreading a smile! Congratulations also to 2nd class who brighten everyone’s day with their huge efforts to be mannerly and respectful as they move around the school! A big Thank You to Leon in 1st class whose infectious giggle cheered up Clara and myself today! […]

Fun and games

In my room this week, I had lots of children visiting me for the first time ever. There was a great variety of activities and everyone enjoyed themselves. Catherine made a lovely Angelina Ballerina jigsaw. Aidan went fishing! James built caves and bridges with blocks. Leon and Raveen made worms and hedgehogs with Play-doh. Ryan, […]

Give a compliment!

As promised, here is the first Positive Language tip for you. I hope to see lots of this around the school next week… Think of a genuine compliment you can pay someone and do it! Just go up to them and tell them … – what a good writer he/she is – that you love […]

Senior Infant News

Senior Infants have had a great month so far and we are looking forward to the year ahead. This week Senior Infants have been telling the class ‘Our News’ every morning. We are all working hard to listen to everyone’s news and think of interesting questions we can ask them about their news. It’s great […]

First Class Update

The first three weeks of First Class have been very exciting. We were very excited to see our friends after the summer holidays and we’ve made some new friends too! We moved into a new room downstairs and we are looking forward to decorating it with all our beautiful work. We have already begun working hard […]

Well done Junior Infants!

Hello everyone, we have had a very busy and exciting first few weeks in Junior Infants! We have already begun to learn so many things and have made many new friends.  Jolly Phonics We have begun our Jolly Phonics and have finished learning about the letters s, a, t and i. Everyone has also made […]

Exciting Times for 3rd Class

Wow, oh wow, we have heard some amazing stories about what we have all been doing for the summer. It sounds like people visited exciting places and met up with people they hadn’t seen in ages. It is hard to believe that we are into our third week of school already. We are really looking […]

5th & 6th Class Swimming

The children in 5th and 6th class will be returning to swimming lessons on Tuesday 21st September. The children will be attending lessons in the Curragh Swimming Pool for one hour on Tuesday mornings.  There will be 8 lessons this term which will cost €56 in total.  This includes transport to and from the pool in a […]

First ever Senior assembly a ROARING success!

NETNS held our first Senior assembly this week. 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes gathered in the Halla Glas this morning to discuss our Code of Behaviour and our Positive Language policy. It was Lorraine’s first assembly at our school too and she was really impressed at the behaviour and focus during assembly. Well done […]

Tip-toeing 2nd class break the record!

Congratulations to 2nd class who broke a record this week! The record for sneaking past the reception desk without being spotted was previously held by last year’s 3rd class, who managed it twice. This week, 2nd class did it 4 times! While we encourage interactions and don’t ask the children to walk in silence, we […]

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 […]

Staff Changes

Hi all, I hope you are all having a brilliant summer! I’d like to keep you all up to date with the new staffing arrangements for Sept 2010. It is with regret for NETNS that I am informing you that we received Sinéad Ahern’s resignation last week, she has secured a teaching post in the […]

A complimentary goodbye for 3rd class!

On our last day in Third Class, we created Compliment sheets for each of us. Everyone wrote compliments for the others in the room and it was lovely to read the kind words everyone had written. We also held a talent show today. Unfortunately we ran out of time and didn’t get to see every […]

Our class stars

Everybody in Third class is very excited to be finishing up next Wednesday for the Summer. Loads of people in the school are bringing in their NETNS T-shirts for others to sign. (by Brian) We are going to miss Science with Caitriona. We will miss Lisa, Bryan’s mum, doing basketball with us.  Some people won’t know […]