Newsletter – 9th March 2018

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Stormy weather

Thanks to everybody for their patience last week when we had to close the school because of the weather conditions. A wonderful team of parent volunteers did great work on Sunday to clear the car park and provide access to the school, enabling us to reopen on Monday. Thanks to all for your efforts.


A selection of photos from your adventures in the snow are up on our Facebook page. There are some really creative pupils in our school with some very impressive sculpturing abilities![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475781794776{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Facebook and twitter

We are on Facebook and twitter! Remember to like/follow us to keep up to date with everything that’s going on in TETNS.


Parent Teacher Association

The PTA unfortunately had to cancel a number of events due to illness and the poor weather conditions. However, we are delighted to announce that those events have been rescheduled! Please click on the links below for more information.

Munch and Mingle: Friday 23rd March @ 7 pm

Movie Night: Friday 20th April from 5-7pm


The PTA will also be hosting a Book Fair from 16th to 20th of April – more details to follow closer to the event! If you would like to help out at any of the events, please get in touch![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475780129264{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

School calendar

A reminder that we are having an Inservice Day for the Revised Language Curriculum on Tuesday, 13th March. There will be no school for the children on that date.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Child safeguarding statement

On Wednesday 7th March, all teachers undertook training in child safeguarding procedures. These procedures are reviewed regularly. Our new Child Safeguarding Statement is now available on our website.

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We have had reports of head lice in a number of classes. We ask that parents check their children’s hair and to treat for head lice if necessary.

If a child is unwell, they should not be sent to school. Please keep them at home to recuperate until they are well enough to return to school.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]


Swimming was cancelled by the Aquatic Centre at very late notice on Monday and on Tuesday this week. We are trying to re-schedule the missed sessions. We will keep parents informed of developments.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475780129264{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

New junior Infants

An Open Day for new Junior Infants who will start in autumn 2018 will be held on Wednesday, 25th of April. Parents will be informed in writing of arrangements for the day.

Places are still available for Junior Infant classes for the 2018-2019 school year. Please contact the office for further details.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Friends for Life

Well done to everyone in our 5th classes for participating in the Friends for Life Programme. There will be a special assembly in the near future to acknowledge the work that was done. Parents/Guardians will be invited – Watch the space![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475780129264{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Garden club

Our Garden Club is about to be launched. We may need some help in the near future![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Tyrrelstown GAA Club

Our school enjoys a very positive relationship with our local GAA club. They provide us with valuable assistance and advice, as well as allowing us to use their facilities. They provide coaching for all children from Under 8s upwards.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475781794776{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Contact details

If any of your contact details have changed, particularly phone numbers, please notify the office as soon as possible. This is particularly important as we regularly have to contact parents at very short notice. We also need the names of people to contact in the case of emergency.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]