Category Archives: News

Urgent Notice- delay in the opening of the school building

Dear Parents/Guardians

I am sorry to inform you that we have been informed by the Department of Education that there will be a delay in the opening of the school building.

We have been given initial instruction by the Department of Education that due to the volume of works across all schools, the Department will not be in a position to hand the school back to us as scheduled.

The school will now re-open to students on Friday the 6th September.

I acknowledge the difficulties that this places on families. Unfortunately, this situation is beyond the school’s control.

This situation will affect start times for Junior Infants. We will be in touch with Junior infants parents with revised times.

The BOM would like to point out that these delays are unavoidable due to the delay in the building being handed back  and we thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.


Kind Regards,

Lynn Hicks

Permission to Walk Home 2019/2020

Consent must be updated for the new school year.

Children from Ashbourne ETNS are permitted to walk home from 3rd Class up with parental permission. Should you, as parents/guardians, feel your child is responsible enough to walk home please give consent via the Aladdin app or alternatively print the form below and ensure your child has this with them on the first day of school.

No child will be allowed to walk home without prior consent from a parent or guardian. The attached form can also be used to grant permission for older siblings to collect their brothers or sisters in 1st or 2nd Class.

This form can also be found under the Parent Info tab above.

Permission to walk home/collect 2019

School Building Works Update

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

We have been informed this evening that the Department of Education will be in touch next week to provide an update on the remedial works ongoing in the school.

I hope to have an update as to whether the school will be open on time for the 29th August. Currently we are expecting to open as scheduled. Please keep an eye on Aladdin Connect, emails and the website for updates.

The following press release has been published this evening. (See attached)

Many Thanks,


DES Press Release Aug 2019

New school, Ashbourne Community National School, opening in Ashbourne September 2019

We have been informed Ashbourne Community National School will be starting with junior infants, senior infants and first class.

Further details are available on their website Application forms for admission are available under the Ashbourne Community National School section.

Completed applications to be posted to Director of Schools, LMETB Offices, Chapel Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 C7D8.

Enrolment contact email: or the Director of schools on 042 933 4047

Gaa 5 star Flag Award

Ashbourne Educate Together National School was recently awarded the 5 star GAA Flag. Ashbourne is one of only 7 schools in county Meath to be awarded the 5 star flag. It signifies that the school is a centre of excellence for developing Gaelic games in the school. We would like to thank our local GPO Martin Lynch and Moura for all their hard work developing the GAA in the school. We would also like to thank Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA for allowing us to use their facilities on a regular basis. Finally we would also like to thank all the teachers, parents and most importantly students involved in promoting GAA in the school. Without your support this award would not have been possible.