National Council for Special Education Newsletter

Please find attached the NCSE May newsletter, which includes: Allocation of Teaching Supports 2011-12 Allocation of SNA Supports 2011-12

Local Community News

We have added a new category to our website entitled “Local Community News”.  In this section we will share any news of local events or clubs that we are made aware of. If you have any information about any clubs or events that you feel would be of interest to the NETNS community please contact […]

Open Evening

Just a reminder that NETNS will be hosting its Open Evening this evening from 7-9 p.m. As you are aware, children are very welcome to the Open Evening but they must be fully supervised by a Parent/Guardian at all times during the evening. The school playgrounds and the Halla Glas are out of bounds throughout […]

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

Reminder for 5th and 6th Class

This coming Monday, the 4th of April, 5th and 6th class will go to the Curragh to train for cross country running. Please wear appropriate running footwear and bring a secord pair of shoes/runners in case your footwear gets wet. Thanks.

NETNS Open Evening

We are delighted to announce that NETNS will host an Open Evening for the School Community on Tuesday, April 12th 2011 @ 7p.m. We are currently seeking two parental volunteers from each class to help on the evening. These volunteers will be divided into 3 groups as follows: Group 1: Set Up Group. This group will be responsible […]

Draft RSE Policy

The RSE draft policy is now on the website for your viewing. If you would like to share your comments and views on this policy with the RSE committee, please mail by 3/5/11. If you would like a paper copy sent to you, please contact Thank you for your continued support. Draft RSE Policy RESOURCE_PACK_FOR_RELATIONSHIPS_AND_SEXUALITY_EDUCATION_FOR_PRIMARY_TRAINERS1

Local Trail Tomorrow!!

Just a reminder that we will be going on our Local Trail to the Curragh tomorrow (Wednesday, 16th March) Please ensure that your child is wearing appropriate warm and waterproof clothing and footwear (old runners/old boots/wellies) Many thanks and fingers crossed that the weather remains kind to us!! Orla

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2011

Tá sceitimíní orainn go léir i NETNS mar tá Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl ó 5ú – 17ú Márta.  Beidh go leor , leor rudaí ar síul againn chun an seachtain speisialta sin a cheiliúradh!  We are very excited in NETNS because Seachtain na Gaeilge is taking place from March 5th – 17th 2011. There will be […]

Carpark Safety

Dear Parents/guardians We would like to say well done to everyone for taking such care and consideration in the car park and for ensuring the smooth passage of traffic through the car parking area. At this stage of the year, we feel it would be appropriate to remind everyone of the guidelines for the safe […]

Book Fair Closes at 2.30pm Today 7/3/11

Due to our March Staff meeting taking place after school, the Book Fair will close at 2.30 today. The Book Fair will be open for the final day tomorrow Tuesday 8th March from 8.30 to 2.10 for the children and from 13.10 to 15.10 for parents and guardians. Books that have been ordered will arrive […]

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 […]

Proposed changes to toys brought in on Fridays

On the 24th of January members of fifth and sixth class sent a letter to Eimear asking if we could meet her to discuss bringing our Ipods and Nintendo’s into school on Fridays for Toy-Day. We met on 26th of January and we discussed the pros and cons of bringing in these devices. Here are […]

Homework by Jack Murray (5th)

              Homework     By Jack Murray Homework, oh homework, that dreaded word. It’s the most awful word I have ever heard.   Maths, English and spellings too. I always ask my teacher:   “Do we have to?”   Maths I hate the most yes maths is first to me and my friends maths is the worst.   English comes […]

Dear Grace

A huge congratulations to Colm O’ Brien, Áine Budds and Hugo Clarke in 5th class, who all had excerts from thier stories/poems featured in this years publication of ‘Dear Grace’. It is a fantastic achievement as this is the first year that NETNS was involved in this competition.  I would just like to thank all the children in fifth […]