We were thrilled to run Summer Provision this year for our two autism classes. It has been a great two weeks, with lots of fun - check out the happy faces!
Friday 25th June was an exciting day here at school, as we bid farewell to the Class of 2021.
6th Class had a busy day including a pizza party, a Guard of Honour by the whole staff and student body, individual graduation ceremonies on campus, followed by a Zoom graduation that gave us a trip down memory lane as well as an opportunity to look forward.
It was a proud and emotional day for all of us.
Here are some of the pictures we took.
There was much excitement around our school this week as we hosted our first ever at-home school tour days! This year, we were unable to travel anywhere to go on a school tour... so instead, we brought the tours to us! 6th class had their tour at the end of May, so this week, it was the turn of the rest of the school - have a look!
Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st Class
On Wednesday 2nd June, our younger classes had their very own animal-themed tour day. We welcomed Wooly Farm to our campus and each class took their turn to visit the animals. It was just fabulous!
They also did lots of other fun activities during their tour day - barn dances, animal art, picnics and lots more!
2nd - 5th Class
On the 3rd and 4th June, our 2nd - 5th class pupils enjoyed their school tour days. They had a fun day, with access to lots of inflatables - bouncy castles, obstacle course and penalty shoot-out, as well as crazy golf and lots of games. They also took part in a drumming workshop.
Our autism classes also had their school tour days on the 3rd and 4th June. They had their very own bouncy castle in their soft-play yard, which was a big hit! They also enjoyed lots of water play, as it was such a lovely sunny two days.
We were thrilled to hear such happy, excited children around our school this week. Next up, we have our Sports Days throughout the month of June - stay tuned for updates!
The Department of Education has given us a grant to fund the cost of a major art project for our school. It can be any form of art - visual arts, graphic arts, decorative arts, performance arts, literature or music, etc.
Below is the link if you want to have a look at some examples other schools have chosen.
We have recently set up our Arts Committee to oversee this project, the aim being to come up with a brief/theme/vision to present to artists who will design a piece of bespoke art for our school.
We would like input from the whole school community to come up with this vision. We have 2 questions for you to consider. The children have a separate way to give their input. This form is for the adults in our community - parents, guardians and staff. Please complete the form by 10th June so that the Arts Committee can put all the submissions together and move on to the next stage of the project. We look forward to reading your thoughts!
We were thrilled to learn that one of our 4th class pupils was the overall winner in a recent competition, run by South Dublin County Council. The competition set the task of creating an environmental poster, along with a slogan.
We are so proud to have our school represented and to see that one of our pupils earned the accolade of being the overall winner. You can see the winning posters here.
There is lots of work going on behind-the-scenes at Citywest ETNS this term. We are very excited to see some of our work come to fruition!
There is lots of work ongoing at the moment - check back to see some of our plans come to life over the next while!
We have come to the end of Term 2 - what a term it has been! We were very happy to be able to come together this morning to celebrate our last assembly of the month of March, with a focus on the value of cooperation. Check out our nominations this week:
Well done to everyone. When we return to school after the spring break, our Learn Together value will be responsibility.
Since filling all places in Round 1 of offers in early February, there has been significant movement on our waiting list as 14 families who had originally accepted places changed their minds for a variety of reasons. Due to this, we have been able to offer places to a further 22 families over the course of the last month.
This brought us to an important milestone this morning in reaching the end of the list of applications from before January 2020. The next place that becomes available will be offered via the new enrolment policy.
This leaves 59 children on the waiting list, all categorised according to our new enrolment policy, as follows
With our classes returning to the school building over the past few weeks, they have been doing lots of wonderful work. A walk through our corridors is such a treat, with lots of new projects and artwork on display!
It has now been over a year since we could have parents, guardians and family members into our school building and we really miss giving them the opportunity to see around our school... we hope this helps just a little!
Our Golden Book nominations for the month of March are for showing the value of cooperation. Have a read!
What wonderful examples of cooperation around our school this week. Well done to everyone!