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 […]

Car-sharing, walking or cycling…

Understandably the car park was extremely busy on Wednesday morning, with our new Junior Infants starting and our neighbours in Gaelscoil Chill Dara having their first day back after the Summer. If there’s a possibility for you to car-share, travel on the school bus, share the school run, cycle, walk, scoot or roller-blade to school, […]

A great first day back

What a great day! NETNS had a super first day back today. It was great to see everyone – all taller and more grown up! We enjoyed listening to all the new stories and getting to know the new personalities in the school. There is a positive, energised atmosphere around the school this week, long […]

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a new school term! We hope everyone had a great Summer and that you are enjoying the last week off! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at 8.30am on Tuesday 31st August. (We won’t see the new Junior Infants until Wednesday of course!) Here are a few notices and reminders to help […]

School finishes at 1.10pm today

Reminder to all that school finishes today at 1.10 pm for all children due to a staff meeting.

We will miss you Gerry

What is good news for the new Portlaoise Educate Together National School is bad news for our school.   Gerry our senior infants teacher will be leaving our school to take up the post of Principal in Portlaoise. He will be missed a lot. He is a great teacher who loves the Irish language and […]

School start time

NETNS starts at 8.30am. The school accepts responsibility for the children at that time. We do not provide supervision before that time and your child remains your responsibility until 8.30am. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Old phones for Jack and Jill

Please remember that we are still collecting old phones for The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation , a really worthwhile charity who do tremendous work. See for more about this wonderful charity. While we do have Interactive WhiteBoards now, Jack and Jill will still take our phones and will exchange them for other valuable […]

A thought for you…

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin

Equality Week

What a success! NETNS had a superb Equality Week. There was such a buzz around the school all week. Lots of children designed their own poster promoting equality. The posters are now displayed outside the 5th and 6th classrooms, along with projects completed by 5th and 6th class. We held debates and brain-storming sessions and, […]

Equality Week

Welcome to Equality Week at NETNS! Every class will be doing Equality projects including debates, charters, dramas and looking at old stories from new perspectives. Plus every child in the school will be coming up with their very own Equality slogan to illustrate and publish. As you know, we will be having a very special […]

Fantastic Cross Country Competitors

Congratulations to the children from 3rd-6th Class who took part in the Cumann na mBunscol Cross Country Championship in Celbridge on Thursday last. Each and every one of them did themselves and our school proud. The children that took part on the day were Tim (6th Class), Dan (6th Class),  Dominic (6th Class), David (6th Class), […]

Ethical Education Talk for Parents 7pm 19th April

Fionnuala Ward, Teacher Education Officer with Educate Together, will be giving a talk for parents and guardians at our school at 7pm on Monday 19th April. Fionnuala will be talking about the Learn Together programme which is the Ethical Education curriculum we use in our school. This curriculum is unique to Educate Together schools. The […]

Staff In-Service on Monday 19th April

The school will be closed on Monday 19th April for staff in-service. This is the only in-service day this academic year.

Friendship Day Celebrations – Sixth Class

On Friday the 19th of March, we celebrated Friendship Day in our school. <–Sixth Class with the poster they made. “Friends are most important ingredient in this recipe of life”. <– Sixth Class reading to Senior Infants. <– Sixth Class reading to First Class. Webpage updated by Kamila and Emma.