Coláiste DeLacy enrolment information night

Dear Feeder schools,

Please note that Coláiste De Lacy will host an enrolment information night for current 6th class students and their Parents in the school at 7pm on Monday 30th September.

The new application form, notices and admissions policy will be available to print from by the end of this week.

Enrolment will officially open at 9am, 1st October 2019 and will close 3pm, 22nd October 2019.

I have attached a poster above for your convenience.

Thank you and best wishes for the academic year.

Kind regards

Bláithín ó hEochaidh │ Secretary │ Coláiste De Lacy │( 01 524 1075 │Email:


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RSA Check it Fits

The RSA will be holding a car seat check it fits in Tayto Park on Saturday 14th Sept from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

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Ashbourne ETNS PTA

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Parent Update Sept 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The school remains on schedule to open on Friday 6th of September 2019. We look forward to seeing you all.

New Set Down area

A new Set Down area will be accessible for parents of 1st -6th class students. The Old drop off zone will not be in use going forward. See information in post below.

The staff car park is for use by staff and disability permit holders only.

Start Times Friday 6th September

Junior Infant    School day                               8:30-11:00am

Senior Infants: School day                              8:15 am-12:55 pm

First Class- 6th Class    School day                   8:15 am – 1:55pm

NEW students of  ASD Evergreen Class B         8.30am- 11:00am

(Unless alternative arrangements have been made)

Current students of the Evergreen Class A                   8:15am – 12.55 

(Unless alternative arrangements have been made)


Please Note Changes start times for Junior infants Wk 1-3

Friday 6th Sept –                                 8.30-11.00am

Mon 9th-13th Sept –                            8.15-11.30am

Mon 16th Sept onwards – full day       8.15-12.55pm

Junior Infant parents/guardians should park in the GAA car parks  and make their way to “The courtyard” at the side of the building for 8.30am on Thursday 29th August. Staff will be on hand to help you find the way. Junior Infant children will enter classrooms through the courtyard.

All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in the courtyard. On the first days of school parents are welcome to bring the children into the classroom, take a moment and enjoy the milestone of your child starting school. Please do not stay too long. Let them get playing. The school will be sure to call you if there is any concern. They can be collected from this courtyard at home time. Children will be given to the parent/guardian one by one from the classroom door. Please stand back from the door to ensure teacher has a clear view.


Exits and Entrances for all students

In Summary :

  • Junior, Senior Infants and First Class will enter and exit school from “the courtyard” to the side of the building nearest the GAA club.
  • 2nd-6th Class – Will enter the school through the hall. Parents please do not enter the hall with your child. The hall will be full of children and very busy. Staff will be on hand to help children find their classmates and new teachers.
  • 2nd-6th Class pick up from the front red yard (beside main office)
  • Children from 3rd class onwards are permitted to walk home as long as parent/guardian permission in writing has been received by school. (see details below )

Permission to Walk Home 3rd-6th Class Only

Children from 3rd class – 6th are only permitted to walk home alone if written permission has been provided by parents. Please select the “permission to walk home” option on the Aladdin App before the first day of school. If you do not have access to the App please print a copy of the Permission to Walk Home Form from the website and bring to school on 6th September

Le Meas,


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Important Notice Re. Traffic and Parking

Important Information:

  • The campus road is now accessible to the parents of AETNS on a trial basis from September 6th This means the SET DOWN areas of the Education Campus can be used by our school community.
  • The school staff carpark will remain closed to parents. Disability permits only.
  • Due to opening of the Millbourne road, the increase in the volume of traffic and a large increase in the number of children on the Education Campus this year the usual drop of zone cannot be used going forward.
  • Please be advised that the campus road is a ONE WAY route. (Enter at the entrance near GAA club and exit onto the roundabout at the new Millbourne road.)
  • Set down will only be permitted in the designated SET DOWN areas. I.E. BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD CANNOT BE USED FOR SET DOWN PURPOSES.
  • There is NO PARKING in the Set Down areas. Under NO circumstances should parents leave their vehicle.
  • Parents who wish to accompany children to the school door MUST make alternative parking arrangements. The GAA club have kindly allowed our parents to use their carpark in the mornings and at collection times.
  • It is expected that all parents/guardians of Junior and Senior Infant parents park and escort their children into the courtyard.(The GAA carpark may be used for this purpose) Junior and Senior Infants MUST be accompanied by and Adult to the courtyard.
  • The closest SET DOWN Area to AETNS is located adjacent to the basketball courts. (See diagram)
  • The safety of the children is of paramount importance. Should the system be mis-used and the safety of the children is at risk this arrangement will be reviewed.
  • We strongly discourage parents and guardians from parking on the Millbourne estate. As this causes much inconvenience to residents of the estate.
  • On Behalf of the Board of Management I wish to thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Kind Regards,

Lynn Hicks,

Principal, AETNS


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