Dear Parents and guardians,
The Department is commencing the second-phase of structural investigations in schools constructed by Western Building Systems, as of18th of January, 2018.
5 schools have been scheduled in the first tranche of this next phase of the programme. AshbourneETNS is not included in the first 5 schools listed. Details and scheduling of works on AETNS have yet to be confirmed. Work will take place at weekends to prevent disruption to the schools.
The table below sets out the details of those schools.
Schools scheduled in first tranche of second-phase structural investigations programme
|Presentation Convent NS Portarlington
|Scoil Chaitlin Maude NS, Tallaght
|Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Lucan
|St. Paul’s NS Ratoath
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Social Media sites and online gaming have become extremely popular, Facebook, You Tube, Instagram, Snapchat, Musical.ly, Fortnite and although these sites require children be 13+ or 16+, it is not uncommon to find underage children, like our students registered.
Through lessons provided by classroom teachers, and Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying programmes, we do our best to provide our students with the awareness and knowledge they need in order to recognise and avoid dangers, and to respond appropriately.
With this in mind, AETNS has arranged an Internet Safety presentation to be delivered to students on 15th January, followed by a presentation to parents of all students at 7pm. Please make every effort to attend and it is strongly recommended that at least one parent of all students from 3rd to 6th class attend.
Please be advised that the access route to the school through the Milbourne estate is temporarily closed for a period of 4-6 weeks. This is to facilitate a private developer to undertake works to the road and pathway. Neither the school nor the council are responsible for this closure. As this closure will affect the school run for many families, I would like to ensure all are aware of the situation ahead of tomorrow morning. I have been informed that local councillors are speaking with the developer in order that interim accommodations be made to facilitate pedestrian access. I hope you have all enjoyed the holidays and I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.