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‘Help your child with Irish’ course for parents

A  5 week “Help your child with Irish” course will be starting in Ashbourne GAA,  on Tuesday 14th Jan, from 9.30-12.30 x 5 weeks.
This course is suitable for people with no Irish as well as people who have some Irish.
Parents can contact me directly on Tel 0868527480 or email me on to reserve a place.
Many thanks in advance

Peace Proms 2020

Winter Card School Fundraiser

Custom made winter cards designed by your own children are available to order until Friday 15th of November.

The children had great fun designing their own cards!

The cards are professionally printed in packs of 10 along with envelopes. They are a lovely keepsake and lovely to share with other family members.

Thank you for supporting our school.

Cyber Bullying/ Internet Safety Talk for Parents

Cyber bullying/Internet Safety talk– An important date for your diary. A parent information evening will be held in the GP hall of AETNS. On Monday 11th November 7:30pm. We would strongly urge all parents to attend. The speaker is Paula O’Connor of “Don’t be mean behind your screen”. Paula visited us in 2017 and we had great feedback from parents. There are many advantages and disadvantages to the increased use of technology and devices in our lives. It is vitally important that we as adults and parents stay as informed as possible in order that we safeguard our children online.

*Please note this talk has been rescheduled from Tuesday 12th to Monday 11th.

October in Katie’s Fifth Class

October was a very busy month in Katie’s Fifth Class. Our History lessons were based on World War One. The children worked together in groups to create a project on a specific area of World War One which was of interest to them. The boys and girls showcased an excellent understanding of the events leading to and the development of the war. Each group presented their work using posters, PowerPoints and 3D models.



Our World War One theme was carried through to our Visual Arts lessons. We created silhouettes based on various aspects of the war.



In English lessons we began to read the novel ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo. The book follows the life of Joey the horse during World War One and the impact he has on the lives of those he comes in contact with along the way.

Maths Week also took place during October. Each day the class had exciting tasks to complete relating to maths – such as maths teasers, maths trails, etc. The most exciting part of the week for the children was creating 3D structures. The class showed impressive creativity, building Rapunzel’s Tower, a solar powered town and a World War One army tank. We also gained a new member to our class – the lovely Robita!