Newsletter – 11th October 2018


A note from Tim

I would like to thank all of the children, parents and staff for their lovely, warm welcome to Tyrrelstown Educate Together NS, since I took over from Michael as Principal, at the end of August. It is obvious that so much great work has been undertaken by the school community over the years so that the children have an environment and platform to succeed academically, physically, socially and spiritually.

My aim for the future is to maintain and build upon the substantial work already achieved by the school and to work in collaboration with all members of the school community to provide our students with all the tools and strategies they require, in order to reach their full potential.

Over the course of the year, we will be presented with many opportunities to grow & develop as a school as well as face challenges that will require assistance and input from the entire school community. So far, I cannot speak highly enough of the flexibility, understanding and collaborative approach the children, parents and the school staff have shown in the transition from the previous Principal and Deputy Principal to new ones (Acting Deputy Principal; Emma McCabe).  It is greatly appreciated and we look forward to working with you all into the future.


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Infant Games and Movie Night

TETNS Parent/Teacher Association are delighted to announce that Movie Night is back! We will also be running a separate activity for Junior and Senior Infants earlier that day.



Date: 25th October 2018

Time: 5-7 pm

Cost: €5 (includes entry, popcorn and a drink)

Details: Children must attend Tyrrelstown Educate Together (1st -6th class only). Parents are welcome to have a cup of tea/coffee in the staff room but due to demand there is NO space for parents to sit in and watch the movie with their children.



Date: 25th October 2018

Time: 1.30 – 2.15

Cost: €2

Details: Join us for some guided dancing, simple games and a story! Pupils MUST be collected as usual at home time and brought to the school hall by a parent/guardian. If pupils attend a crèche/after-school, parents must make arrangements for their child to be brought to the activities.



Tickets are on sale from the Parent/Teacher Association on Wednesday 24th of October outside the school hall. Tickets for both events are on sale from 1.20 – 3 pm.

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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.

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Louise’s 3rd Class

Louise’s 3rd class are learning how to weave in art. So far, we have worked on paper weaving and cardboard wool weaving, we will be learning lots more about weaving in the next few weeks!


Niamh C.’s 3rd Class

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Shauna’s Junior Infants

Shauna’s Junior Infant class have been learning all about houses and homes during Aistear![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475780129264{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”46662″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Jean’s class

The children in Jean’s class have been very busy learning all about Data during Maths Stations with teachers Jean, Aoife and Seán over the last few weeks. We used the Data from different tables to create lots of different types of graphs, some of our favourites are; Bar Charts, Pictograms and Bar-Line graphs. During Learn Together time, we created graphs to show the percentage of plastic Ireland has recycled over the last three years.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”3″ images=”46668,46667″ img_size=”full” onclick=”” css=”.vc_custom_1539275841216{padding-top: 32px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1538508348251{padding-top: 32px !important;}”]

Lisa and Meredith’s 4th Class

Lisa and Meredith’s 4th class worked in groups to see who could build the tallest free-standing structure from spaghetti and marshmallow as part of a Science lesson. It was great fun, especially getting to eat the leftover marshmallows at the end![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475780129264{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”46671″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1538591898567{padding-top: 32px !important;}”]

Labhaoise’s Senior Infants

Labhaoise’s Senior Infants have been looking at some of Piet Mondrian’s abstract art. It make us feel very happy when we look at the colours and lines he painted. Sometimes he used thick lines and sometimes he used thin lines. We have been trying to make our own abstract paintings using straight black lines and primary colours.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_video link=”” align=”center”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1538592085247{padding-top: 32px !important;}”]

5th Class

The three 5th classes have been learning the Lámh signs to A Thousand Years by Christina Perry.  It was the song chosen to celebrate World Down Syndrome day last year (21st of March 2018).  We hope to do an assembly performance later in the year with the children signing, signing and playing the song on the ukulele.[/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]


Báetán and Karen’s classes have been taking part in the Marathon4Kids program. Over the last 5 weeks we have run a total of 12.03 miles and we hope to complete the full distance of the marathon by early November.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”46676,46677″ img_size=”full” onclick=””][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1539276118839{padding-top: 32px !important;}”]

Student Council

Student Council spent time planting spring bulbs in the autumnal sunshine. The Council will also be encouraging us all to practice Random Kindness in our school community over the coming weeks.

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At breaktime, pupils have a chance to play music to dance along to on the stage in the yard. However, after a few weeks, the music tends to get a little repetitive. Do you have any (appropriate) unwanted CDs at home which you would like to donate? If so, please pass them along to your child’s class teacher who will make sure they get to the right place.


Change of clothes

If you are worried about your child getting wet on the way to school, please know that you can leave a change of clothes in their classroom if you wish. If you are doing so, please make sure that they are stored in a small bag and that each item is labelled with their name. Please note, there is limited room in the classrooms so please make sure to only send in clothes if necessary.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475780129264{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]