Seachtain na Gaeilge 2012!!

We are very excited to announce that we will be celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge in NETNS next week! We have lots of activities planned and here are just some the highlights…….. On Monday we will be visiting the Scioból in the Gaelscoil for a Céilí Mór!! The Gaelscoil have very kindly invited us to do […]

Happy NETNS Book Week 2012!

To mark the end of Book Week we are inviting everyone to dress up as a character from a book this Friday 9th March. It could be anything from Snow White to Denis the Menace from Inky mouse to Shrek, use your imagination! Looking forward to seeing all of our favourite characters come to life […]

Senior Infant bird watchers!

This week we have been very busy looking at some of the changes that happen in springtime.  We went on a nature walk around our school garden and saw all the daffodils in bloom – last week they were only very small plants that we had to be careful not to stand on!  We also saw lots of […]

NETNS Book Fair 2012

The Annual Celtic Travelling Book Fair will be arriving at the N.E.T.N.S. library on Wednesday March 7th. As always the Book Fair will have a fantastic selection of books for children of all ages and any money spent at the Book Fair automatically earns commission from sales which allows the school to buy books for […]

News from Karen’s Senior Infants…

This week in class we read a lovely story called The Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle.  We learned all about how seeds can grow and what stops the seeds and plants from growing too –  birds and mice eating the seeds, people walking on small plants and picking flowers, icy mountains and desert areas! We have been […]

Siofra’s super new design for!

The response to the first NETNS website header competition has been absolutely fantastic,  we received lots of wonderful entries and it was a very tough job deciding which was the winning entry! We’d like to say a big thank you to all the children who took part,  we are already looking forward to your entries […]

“Days of the week” – a number one hit!

What a week in Senior Infants! We have been learning all about the different days of the week and the different times of the day. Working so well in groups, the children designed pictures of activities for each day of the week and sequenced daily activities into morning, afternoon, evening and night. We planted up […]

NETNS Website competition. Get your design on the NETNS website!

The NETNS website has a fantastic picture at the top of every page called the ‘header’. This picture helps people know what our school is like and where it is.     We’ve decided to hold a monthly competition to re-design our header image.  Each month there will be a different theme for the design.  […]

Spring is in the room…

This week we were very excited about the beginning of a new season.  We have said goodbye to Winter and have given a big hello to Spring!  On Wednesday, we learned about the story of St. Brigid and the Curragh and the boys and girls worked so well together in groups drawing and writing the […]

Wind, rain….we can explain!

Senior Infants have used so many scientific skills this week!  We knew all about wind direction from our work last week, so this week we used an instrument called an anemometer to measure the wind speed.  We measured the wind speed on Wednesday and discovered there was a “near gale” blowing.  We know this because […]

Reminder: Early finishes next week

School will finish at 1.55pm on Tuesday and Wednesday (31st January & 1st February) next week to facilitate some of the progress meetings which are taking place. Infant classes will finish at the normal time of 1.10pm. The After School Facility will operate until 1.55pm and school buses will depart at 1.55pm.

Ag déanamh ceapairí in Karen’s class!

In Geography this week we have continued to learn about the wind.  We made wind socks and went out to the yard with a compass to find which direction was North.  Once we found North, we found South, East and West.  It was a very windy day and when we held up the wind sock […]

News from Senior Infants

Senior Infants have had a really busy week this week!  Our friend Molly went home to Australia and so we had an Australian Day on Wednesday.  We already knew lots about Australia but we learned so much more; did you know that Australia is also called “Down Under?”  We looked at a globe and found […]

Progress Meetings

Progress Meetings will take place during the coming weeks. Teachers will inform individual parents /guardians of their own specific time, day and date. Due to Department regulations, progress meetings must take place outside school hours. School will close to pupils (1st to 6th class) on Tuesday 31st January and Wednesday 1st February at 1.55pm in […]

Craft Fair Sneak Peek!!!!!

Here is a little preview of all the fabulous crafts the children have made. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!