Invitation to help in the garden

We would like to invite children and parents / guardians  to come along and help in the school garden on Tuesday afternoons from 1410-1510.   We will start next week (24/4/12) and continue until the summer. If you would like to come and help, please contact David or Karen. As this is after school, all children […]

Picking up half a million penguins – from space

COUNTING PENGUINS can be a tricky business, but a study out this week shows how it can be done from space. The paper, published online at, describes the difficulties in estimating the number of emperor penguins in Antarctica. The last global population estimate of 135,000 to 175,000 breeding pairs was compiled nearly 20 years ago […]

Breeding a better bee

Bees are under threat from a species of mite, but beekeepers in Tipperary are breeding bees that can resist the parasite, in an effort to save the prolific pollinators from extinction, writes EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY BREEDING COLONIES of disease-resistant superbees to safeguard the pollination of vital food crops sounds like the stuff of science fiction. However, it’s […]

Suits you sir!

Chinese beekeeper She Ping breaks the world record for being covered in bees in Chongqing Municipality. The 32 year old covered his body with about 330,000 bees weighing some 33.1kgs!      

Garden Update

Its been another busy week and lots has been happening in the garden before the holidays! As 5th Class have been looking at The Great Famine in class, they planted some potatoes. We discussed where the potato came from and why people relied on it as a crop. 5th, 6th and 3rd class children all […]

Minutes of NETNS PA Wednesday 29th February, 2012 In attendance: PA Committee– Karel Kiely, Elizabeth Bartholomew, Fergus O’Connor, Eimear Carey (Principal), Neil Bartholomew (BoM), Aoife Munnelly (1st Class Rep), Sheena Richardson (3rd Class Rep), Ursula Donovan (6th Class Rep), Yvonne O’Connor, Michael Kenny, Laura Tyrrell, Colleen Breen (Snr Inf Class Rep), Jennifer Buttner (Snr Inf […]

Author in our midst…

We are delighted to share with you some news about one of our parents. Hazel Gaynor, a senior infant parent has just had her novel “The Girl Who Came Home” published… Inspired by true events surrounding a group of Irish emigrants (The Addergoole Fourteen) who sailed on the maiden voyage of R.M.S Titanic, The Girl […]

“Yes please!”

It is that time of the year again and Tesco are doing their token giveaway for school equipment. If you shop in Tesco, could you say “yes please” when offered the tokens as we are collecting them for our school… if anyone you know shops in Tesco, we would love their tokens too!!


Calling all women….  to walk/jog/run the Women’s Mini Marathon on the 4th June in Dublin for 4 Kids 2 Live Charity. For everyone who is taking part for 4 Kids 2 Live we will provide t-shirts and organise a bus to and from Dublin.  It will be a brilliant fun day out.  We would love […]

If you have some…….

One of the Mum’s is doing a project on Baby Foods.  She is wondering if parents could bring in Baby Food containers for her.  There will be a box in the foyer for the food containers. Thank you for your support.

An Introduction to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Teenagers

The following course will taking place in Kildare Education Centre: “An Introduction to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Teenagers – A Tool for Inspiring Teachers and Teenagers.” Target Audience: Teachers (Primary & Post Primary) & Parents Venue: Kildare Education Centre Dates: Tues. 20th & 27th March 2012 Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm Code: […]

Talks for Parents at Kildare County Libraries

Helping Primary School children with issues such as Dyspraxia, Asperger’s, ADHD/ADD prepare for transition to secondary school. Talks by Dorothy Armstrong, an occupational therapist. Lectures are free but advance booking is advised. Drop in, phone or email Athy, Naas or Leixlip libraries to book. Athy Library – 059 863114 or Naas Library – 045 […]

NETNS School Garden – Update and Invitation to help

On Tuesday we made a start on the NETNS school garden!  We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the children, parents and staff who helped by lending a hand. The children did a brilliant job marking out the first four beds. With parental help, they also dug up the turf and helped […]

School Calendar – Tip if you are having difficulty viewing

Our website Google calendar is up and running. It is regularly updated with events and happenings that are coming up at NETNS. If you are having difficulty viewing the calendar click “refresh” on the top tab to reload the calendar. Sometimes events show on the front page of the website as “busy” and do not […]

Gifted Education Awareness Week

Gifted Education Awareness Weeks follows on from Gifted Education Awareness Day/EU Talent Day last year.  The week’s activities starts today, Monday 27th with a Twitter chat on #edchatie at 8.30 p.m. hosted by Fred Boss of the NCTE.  This will be a good starting point for teachers/parents who want to learn more about giftedness. A […]