Colette

Colette

The Department of Education and Skills have instructed all schools to remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday 17th, due to safety concerns following Storm Ophelia. It is hoped that everything will be back to normal on Wednesday and Esker ETNS will be open again. Can I remind all of our families to take care and to follow the advice from governmental agencies to sat indoors for the rest of today
Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:09

School closed tomorrow Monday 16th OCtober

On the advice of the Department of Education and Skills , Esker Educate Together N.S. along with all schools and colleges in the country , is closed tomorrow. This is due to dangers posed by Hurricane Ophelia which is due to pass over Ireland tomorrow. it is envisaged that all schools will be open on Tuesday

We will begin taking applications for Junior Infants, 2018 from the beginning of October in the School office. Enrolment forms are accepted on Wednesday mornings between 10:00 and 1:00 pm beginning October 4th 2017. You must apply before December 2018 to be included in our first round of offers. As you know we are operating a common enrolment list with four Educate Together schools in Lucan. The system is explained in detail in the parent section on our website. Please make sure to read and understand the system. Forms can be downloaded from the website. Don’t forget the translate button on our website if you need it. Any specific query can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The PTA are organising their Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Monday 9th October at 9:30 in the morning. I would strongly encourage you to attend this meeting if you are available. The PTA will inform you about their incredible work they did pn belahf of all our children over the last year. They will inform you of their plans for this school year and will look for suggestions from you All parents and guardians are welcome and actively encouraged to attend the meeting. It is a great opportunity to meet and talk with other parents and hear important information about what is happening in our school community. Please plan on joining us! We would love to see you all there. Thank you for your continued support. (feel free to bring cookies or snacks to share for tea/coffee after meeting )
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:51

Road safety - Again

I would particularly like to remind all parents of their responsibility for safe driving in and around the school, both at the main entrance and at the Castle Road entrance. Be mindful at all times that there are 430 children coming and going in this school. The Board of Management is extremely concerned about safety. Please be extremely careful to ensure your own child’s safety and the safety of all the children in this school. The best way to improve things would be for more parents to use the Castle -Road entrance. It is safer and quicker for the parents who use it at the moment. Be careful also of the children who are attending other schools on Castle Road. As parents we have responsibility to all children. Pedestrian/zebra crossings inside and outside the school are there to ensure that children can cross safely at strategic points on the road. I have had reports from Parents that some parents do not stop at the pedestrian crossing. This is the most serious road offence that you can make as children are taught that this is a safe place to cross. Be extra careful at pedestrian/zebra crossings . Please also be careful to be mannerly and careful with our neighbours, particularly in you are parking in their estate. We would like our relationships with our neighbours to be as friendly and polite as possible.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:33

Health and Wellbeing week

We had a very successful Health and Wellbeing week in the school last week. The children had a specific programme covering and participating in activities relating to the health of the body and the mind, including healthy eating, movement, introductions to mindfulness, yoga and self-care. Parents also were involved with a certified Paediatric First Aid course, a 5km walk, Mindfulness for parents and Encouraging Healthy Eating. The week concluded with a well-attended Coffee morning in the hall. I know that parents who took part were thrilled with the activities which were all provided free of charge for our parents. A very big thank you to South Dublin County Council who supported our endeavours with a very generous grant for the week’s activities. Thanks also to teachers, Jane and Aoife who were particularly involved and provided great support to Gemma, chief organiser of the week’s activities. Thanks Gemma for another worthwhile and well attended initiative.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:29

Curriculum Meetings Junior and Senior Infants

Junior and Senior Infants Curriculum Meetings Thursday evening 28th September 7:00pm in the school. On Thursday 28th September at 7:00pm there will be a meeting in the school for the parents of our Junior Infant classes and of our Senior infant classes. The class teachers will talk to the parents and outline the curriculum for each level. They will explain what is expected of the parents at home in order to fully support the education of your children. Teachers will discuss reading and reading readiness, and they will tell you about Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, which is being followed in all four classes. They will also discuss homework and specifically how best you can help your child at home in these early days of schooling. Gemma, our Home School Liaison teacher and myself, Colette, the Principal, will also address the meetings and be available to answer your questions. This is a general meeting for parents and not a forum for individual progress reports on the children. There will be individual clinic meetings next term during which the teacher will give a report to you the parent on all aspects of your child's education and social development. It is important that one of your child’s parent be in attendance. Please note that the meeting is open to adults only.
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