Congratulations to all our lucky prize winners in our Spring Raffle, which was held on Friday, April 12th.
We had a record breaking 110 prizes to give away this year, so there were many happy winners heading off on their Easter break!
Thanks to all our parents and staff for supporting the raffle – for their generosity in donating sweets, chocolate and Easter eggs. Thanks also to parents, grandparents, guardians, staff and to the children themselves for buying lines for the draw. Your incredible support made the raffle very successful,
A big thank you to all our helpers who came in daily to sell lines, to those who came in to make up the baskets, and those who helped out on the day of the raffle. We couldn’t have done it without your involvement!
Congratulations to our winners and hope you all enjoyed your prizes!
After using our previous logo for many years, we felt the time was right to create a fresh image to reflect the current work and vision of our PTA. We are very pleased to introduce our new PTA logo!
We wanted to convey a new look, but also not steer far from the original logo. So with that in mind, we have retained the stick figures that were central to the original logo, and also the tagline which has served us well over the years “Big People for Little People”.
The circular shape is in keeping with the school logo, and we’re using green to reflect the school colours. The blue and green combo also suggests our affinity with environmental issues.
The colour version will be used on Facebook, the website, posters etc. The black and white version will be used for photocopies. We hope you like our new design!
The PTA would like to congratulate Gemma and our Green School Committee who were recently awarded our third Green Flag, for Water Conservation. In addition, Esker ETNS was named “Primary Water School of the Year, Dublin Region" winning a trophy and a cheque for €750, which Colette, Gemma and some members of the committee will receive on May 3rd. What a fantastic achievement! Well done to all involved.
Last night our Gardening Club won the Category G (Community/School Garden or Allotment) Award at the South Dublin County Council Community Endeavour Awards. We are honoured to receive this award and proud to represent our school at the awards ceremony. This is a very memorable day for us. Our Gardening Club is less than a year old and this is a wonderful achievement in such a short time. Thanks to South Dublin County Council for selecting us to receive this award. This is a very significant event and we will always cherish this special accolade.
We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to our Principal Colette, who allowed us to use the strip of land at the side of the school. Colette has always supported us and believed in us. She was so enthusiastic and encouraged us to put in a proposal for this award. Thanks also to Peggie Masterson and the Board of Management for their ongoing support and appreciation; thanks to Gemma - our wonderful new Deputy Principal, who started us on the road to establishing our Gardening club! Thanks to all the staff who have been so appreciative and enthusiastic about our garden creation, and to Barry for building our raised beds and sand box. Thanks also to Tomislav from Croatia who made our beautiful bridge. Thanks to the PTA for sponsoring us over the past year – we couldn’t have done it without PTA funding. And above all thanks to all the hardworking members of our Gardening Club! It certainly was a team effort and we couldn’t have done it with each and every one of you.
Our “Magical Fairy Village” is an ongoing project. We have lots of ideas and our prize money will go a long way in helping us to continue to expand and develop it.
There was a wonderful atmosphere and a general air of excitement, as Tom our deputy Principal cut the ribbon, helped by our oldest and our youngest pupil. The whole school – staff and children came out to witness the official opening and try out the various activities in the garden.
A competition has since been launched to choose a name for the new garden. Any child can enter the competition by submitting a name and the winner will be announced by the end of the week. The child whose name is selected will win a picnic in the new garden for their whole class.