Welcome to the new Green Schools Committee and Poster Competition results!

We would like to introduce the new Green Schools Committee for 2017. They are; Ciara, Eve, Rosie, Matthew, Jamie, Róisín, Charlie, Dorothy,  Erica, Seán, Rapheal, Anais, Clara, Sam, Tom, Chen, Hannah,  Jessie, Tiaran, , Lily, Jade and Mia.     We are looking forward to getting our 3rd flag (water flag) and learning all about how to take care of our environment. We would  like to thank everyone who took part in the Green […]

Walk to School Week 2015 – National WOW day next Wednesday!

Students from Green-Schools all over Ireland will come together during National Walk to School Week: May 11th to 15th 2015 to show their support for a greener, healthier environment by encouraging pupils, parents and teachers to walk to school wherever possible. It would be great if you could help us promoting walking to school throughout National Walk […]

Walking for Water Day

On Monday 23rd of March, the Green Schools Committee will be holding a ‘Walking for Water’ day. The Walking for Water event involves children from the Green Schools Committee walking a total of 6 kilometres with 6 litres of water in a relay format around the school grounds. The day is intended to be an informative, fun and […]

Green Schools Water Poster Competition

Green Schools  is an  environmental education programme and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment. Children at N.E.T.N.S. have worked very hard over  previous years to earn two Green Flags on the themes of ‘Energy‘ and ‘Litter and Waste’.  We are now working towards our third flag, which is on […]

WEEE lreland Recycling in Kildare

WEEE Ireland are holding 2 free recycling events  in Kildare on Saturday 28 th February , in association with Kildare County Council . 1. Tesco in Naas Extra Monread Road 10am – 4 pm 2. Tesco in Kildare town 10am – 4pm For more information log on to www.weeeireland.ie

Green Flag Success!!

A BIG thank-you to Dale Treadwell (you may know him from RTEJunior and CBBC) who came into our school during the week to raise our second Green Flag. Dale spent the day visiting all the classes and sharing lots of fun facts with us. In Junior Infants we got to look at lots of creepy […]

Butterfly fun!

This week First Class took a trip to the sunny Cearnóg for Golden Time. We discovered that we weren’t the only ones out enjoying the sunshine; there were lots of beautiful butterflies fluttering around the buddleia bushes. We had lots of fun watching them and some of them even landed on our hands!    

Green School Ceremony

Yesterday, Wednesday the 22nd of May, Eve Cash, Elliott Cass and Aoife Budds from the Green School Committee went to Croke Park to collect NETNS’s second Green Flag. We earned this flag for saving energy in our school. Before we collected our Green Flag, we took some pictures, which you can see below. The flag was presented to us by Jimmy Deenihan […]

Green Flag Success

We are delighted to inform you that our application for renewal of our International Green Flag has been successful! An Taisce contacted the school this week to inform us that they had no hesitation in making their decision to award us our second Green Flag. They were extremly impressed with the hard work and committement […]

A Hare visits the NETNS Wildlife Garden

Today we’ve been very lucky to have a visitor to the Wildlife Area of the garden, an Irish Hare.  It spent most of the morning eating grass and twigs and hiding in the long grass in the woodland. At one point a local cat was trying to catch it and we had to shoo the cat […]

Comenius Project News – What a week!

Wow, what a week! We would like to say a huge thank you to all the children, parents and teachers of the school community and all our visitors from  the different partner countries for making the Comenius Project Week such a wonderful event for all. Many people gave their time, energy and effort to help […]

Energy Workshop in 2nd, 3rd and 4th

Celebrating Green Week!

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To celebrate a fantastic Green Week we made a giant sign  today! It took a lot of teamwork and co-operation, but by working together we managed to create a wonderful picture to help us remember a super week of work! Thank you to Brandon, Ciaran, Ella and Damian for all of their hard work!  

Green Week Construction

Here is a selection of pictures taken during construction lessons today! Everyone seems to be doing great work and having lots of fun. Well done!  

Energy Saving Tips

  Today was our ‘Day of Action’ so everyone in the school tried to use as little energy as possible. We did this by making sure blinds were closed, by switching off lights when they weren’t needed, and by turning our thermostat down a little. Here are some of the many ways you can save energy at home: […]