There are a wide range of actitivies which run alongside the curriculum at Tyrrelstown ETNS. Some activities are better suited to some year groups than others depending on age and ability.
Scroll down to have a look at some of these programmes.
Green Schools is Ireland’s leading environmental management and education programme for schools. Promoting long-term, whole school action for the environment Green Schools is a student led programme with involvement from the wider community.
Room 13 Inquiry is a collaborative art education project that assists schools in Fingal investigate the potential of hosting an art studio for their students. During this inquiry participants are provided with opportunities to increase their natural capacity and capability for self-expression, philosophical inquiry and art making. Visits to current art exhibitions and artists’ studios provide essential experiences for connecting with the contemporary art world and ignite dialogue back in the school studio. Each studio operates as a space where people can share ideas, expertise, facilities, and responsibilities, and make art.
In Tyrrelstown ETNS we are lucky enough to have Anne Cradden, our Artist in Residence who operates our shared studio space, creates temporary art installations throughout our school and accompanies some of our pupils on trips to art exhibitions.
Global Citizenship Schools
Global Citizenship School supports primary schools in learning about and taking appropriate action on local and global issues of Justice, Equality, Sustainability and Human Rights.
The aim of the Student Council at primary level is to provide students with greater involvement in the decision making procedures of their school and to help them learn about how democracy works. Generally two children from each class are elected by secret ballot and are appointed as representatives for their class to the council for the duration of the school year. Infant classes tend to be represented by two elected pupils from 6th Class. Children in the senior classes can run campaigns asking their fellow students to vote for them ahead of the election.
Student Councils generally meet several times each term. These meetings are facilitated by a teacher with council representatives collecting ideas and suggestions for the agenda from each class ahead of each meeting. Suggestions are then discussed, prioritised and are brought to the attention of the school’s principal and to staff meetings.
South Dublin County Council along with Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council have organised this 8 week programme targeting 5th & 6th Class students in schools in Fingal and Dublin City.
Students will perform four running sessions each week inching them closer to completing their first marathon as well as learning about the benefits of physical activity.
Athletics Ireland – Little Athletics
The Little Athletics programme introduces children to athletics in a fun, engaging and non-competitive environment.
It focuses on the use of games to develop fitness whilst enhancing agility, co-ordination and balance – all fundamental to longer term physical athletic development.
Fingal Mobile Library
The Mobile Library comes to the school every fortnight. Pupils have the opportunity ot join the library and to borrow books. This is always very popular with our pupils!
All of our classrooms are equipped with interactive whteboards and projectors. Once permission is granted, each pupil is assigned a unique username to access Google Workspace (which includes Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drive) for the duration of their time at Tyrrelstown ETNS.
Older classes also have access to Chromebooks during the school day to complete school work/projects etc. Chromebooks are lightweight, durable laptops which function best when connected to the internet. Everything is stored online in the individual pupils’ Drive. They are touch screen and can run a wide variety of apps. Pupils must sign in with their Google Workspace account to use the Chromebooks.