Category Archives: 2nd Class

February Art in Sally’s 2nd Class

For Valentine’s Day the children in Sally’s Second Class put in a lot of effort to make something special! They designed ‘Love Bugs’. They used coloured paper, red hearts, glitter,  pipe cleaners, googly eyes and glue. Each ‘Love Bug’ is unique and we hope that everyone who received one loves them as much as we do!

First Student Council Meeting

Today was a historic day at Ashbourne ETNS, we held our very first student council meeting. Róisín sat in our first meeting to hear all our great ideas for what we would like to do over the next few months. All of the children had collected ideas from their class mates and also had their own great ideas.

We have decided on what we would like to focus on for the next few weeks so watch this space…..

Holiday Fun in Sally’s 2nd Class

Sally’s 2nd Class have been working very hard this month. As you already know we made Gingerbread Houses in Visual Arts from recycled materials. We brought them home on Thursday and decided that we needed some Gingerbread men and women to join them! So we decorated biscuits in the shape of gingerbread men/women using white, blue and pink icing. Then we added chocolate hearts and buttons. It was SO much fun. Happy Holidays!


Student Council Elections

We have been very busy over the past few weeks learning about elections, hustlings and how to give a good speech. We watched some videos of children in America giving speeches to join the student councils in their schools and some encouraging words from Kid President.

We all got very creative for our speeches with some children coming up with songs, dances, raps and some children made very convincing posters and catch phrases.

The elections took place in the library where each child’s name was marked off their class lists and ballots were stamped to make sure everything was fair and official. Each child ticked the box beside the name of the person they wanted elected for their class and placed their ballot in the correct box.


The votes were counted and checked by Robert, Ajay and Maja. The elected members of are student council for this year are:

Emily’s Second Class – Romet                      Sally’s Second Class – Magnus

Katie K’s Third Class – Julia K                      Clara’s Third Class – Robyn and Nikita

Aishling’s Fourth Class – Sofija and Sharya      Michael’s Fourth Class – Ross and Lianna

Shane’s Fifth Class – Daniella and Marcu

We are really looking forward to being part of our school’s first student council and hope to have our first meeting early in the New Year.

(L to R) (back)Nikita, Lianna, Julia, Sharya, Daniella, Ross

(front) Robyn, Magnus, Aoife (filling in for Romet), Sofija

Budding actors and actresses in Emily’s class


We are learning about bullying1

This month we have been learning about friendship and bullying as part of the Stay Safe programme in Social, Personal and Health Education. We had so much fun pretending to be bullies in drama. We made short videos to show the different ways in which children can be bullied. We hope you enjoy watching it!

Just click on the link to view!