Category Archives: News

Meath Local Sports Partnership

Here in Ashbourne ETNS we have worked with Meath Local Sports Partnership previously. They aim to help people to increase their activity levels and to ensure that local resources are used to best effect. The following info may be of interest from their monthly newsletter you can subscribe to and there’s lots more info on

Meath LSP welcomes your feedback! 

Meath LSP is currently developing our new strategy – “Active Meath 2020 – 2025” and have created a short survey to capture your feedback. We would love to hear your opinions and ideas as to what we should include in our next strategy. I’m attaching a link to the survey below and would appreciate if you took 5 mins to complete same. Answers are completely confidential.


Thanking you in advance.

Come Fly a Kite with Meath LSP!! 

Experience the great outdoors as a family! Kite flying is a great activity to enjoy together and is suitable for all! Sign up to “Come Fly a Kite with Meath LSP” for just €10!

Included in cost:

  • Online workshop
  • Hints/tips on how to fly a kite
  • Build your own kite pack (includes everything you need to build a kite(s)

You and your family will be guided through a live online workshop on how to build you own kite using your pack provided. You will be encouraged to design your own kite, build the kites and do a test flight as a family outside your family home!

To register your family’s interest please contact Una at Places will be limited and on a first come first served basis.

October in Katie’s Fifth Class

This month the children completed lessons based on World War I across a range of subjects – History, Visual Arts, Geography and English. They researched areas of interest using iPads based on the topic and created projects in various formats (PowerPoint presentations, posters, books, art work, etc.). They presented their projects to the class at the end of the month. Everybody put a huge amount of effort into their project.



In Visual Arts lessons the class designed World War I themed silhouettes. They used chalk pastels to create a sunrise background and used black card to make a silhouette depicting an element of life during World War I.



The children also made autumnal clay bowls in Visual Arts lessons. A range of techniques and skills were used to create their bowls (rolling the clay, using moulds, shaping the clay, etc.).



Our school participated in Maths Week during the week of the 12th of October. We had lots of fun playing various card games to improve our mental arithmetic. We looked for elements of maths in the world around us and created ‘Maths Eyes’ posters to show how maths is everywhere!


In Science lessons we learned about the different parts of plants and their functions. We planted bulbs and are delighted to see plenty of growth already!


A huge congratulations to everyone who received their pen licence in October! Maith sibh!




Stay Safe Month

November is Stay Safe month is Ashbourne ETNS.

The Stay Safe programme is a personal safety skills programme for primary schools. The aim of the programme is to reduce vulnerability to child abuse and bullying through the provision of personal safety education for children. It is developmentally structured to enable primary school teachers to deliver an abuse prevention education that addresses personal safety issues such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as bullying and stranger danger.

The 5 topics under the Stay Programme are;

  1. Feeling safe and unsafe
  2. Friendship and bullying
  3. Touches
  4. Secrets and Telling
  5. Strangers


Ashbourne Community School Virtual Open Day Video

Ashbourne Community School have created a virtual tour to help inform and enlighten prospective students of all the activities that the school has to offer.

Here is the link to view Ashbourne Community School virtual Open Day event:

The video link has also been put up on Facebook and Instagram.


Kind Regards,

Kathleen Rahilly

Guidance Counsellor

Ashbourne Community School

Colaiste De Lacy Enrolment 20/21 Information & VIRTUAL TOUR

Dear Primary schools,

As you know this year we were unable to host an information night for 6th class students interested in applying to Coláiste De Lacy for academic year 2021/22. In light of this we have created an amazing virtual tour of the school with lots of information videos which is available to view on It’s well worth a look! If you are in a position to communicate this to 6th class students we would be very grateful.

Enrolment will remain open until 12pm 23rd October 2020. Application forms are available to download on and applications are accepted by post or scan to email to hand deliveries will not be accepted.

Thank you

Kind regards

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