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The Pain in the Chest

A huge congratulations to our very own Áine Murray on the publication of her book,

The Pain in the Chest’.

We here in Ashbourne ETNS are very proud of Áine’s achievement.

Congratulations Áine!

The Pain in the Chest follows a girl through her childhood, and shows us how anxiety has affected her. Using beautiful illustrations alongside a story told through rhyme, children will learn that when we talk about anxiety, we can find help, and the anxiety loses it’s power.

This book reaches all primary school ages and is an excellent resource for adults to start the conversation about mental health with their young person. It introduces the language of anxiety, allows for reflection on what anxiety might look like, and normalises talking about our feelings. It is engaging, inclusive and most of all, important. 


Seesaw and Google Classroom Webinars for Parents/ Guardians

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Sligo Education Centre and Carrick on Shannon Education Centre are hosting webinars on Seesaw and Google Classroom for Parents/ Guardians. This may be of interest to some of you as these are the platforms our school are using during this remote learning period. The aim of these webinars is to provide further support to school communities as we navigate the challenges of remote learning.

Seesaw for Parents/Guardians: Monday 1st February 8-9pm

Google Classroom for Parents/Guardians: Monday 8th February 8-9pm

Register for the webinars by following the link;

Google Classroom Tutorial for Students and Parents

The video below is a short demonstration on how to access Google Classroom. As our students form 3rd-6th class have been using Google Classroom for homework purposes the past number of weeks, they will be very familiar with its structure and layout. Students do not need to join or be added to a class as this has already been done in school. The ‘stream’ and ‘classwork’ tabs are the main aspects of Google Classroom that you need to be aware of. ‘Stream’ will display any announcements from the class teacher. ‘Classwork’ will display the work uploaded by the class teacher and to be completed and submitted by the student.

Admissions Application

AETNS admissions process will start on the 8th January.

The admissions application form can be accessed by following the Aladdin link below.

Annual Admissions Notice

For admission enquiries please email

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.