Category Archives: PTA

Ashbourne ETNS Active Week 2020

A huge thank you to all the pupils, family members and staff who got out and got active at home for Active Week 2020. We were so impressed by the photos and videos received! Please keep up your daily mile over the summer and we look forward to coming up with loads of fun and exciting ways to get active together in September.

Check out our highlight reel of a great week,


The Active Flag Committee

Green School Protest

Our green Schools had a very exciting week this week. We attended a protest outside Leinster House in Dublin with over 400 other children from different schools. We were protesting the inaction of our government to tackle the very important issue of Climate change. We got the bus from Ashbourne and walked there. We shouted slogans like “We want change” and “What do we want? Climate Action! When do we want it? NOW!”. We even made it on the news!


After the protest we had our lunch in St. Stephens Green before getting the bus back. We would like to thank our teachers Emily, Robert and Carole Pinto for coming with us !


We had a fantastic day!


Bake Sale

Our school bake sale took place on Friday 15th of December this year. Each class came down to the hall with their lunchboxes ready to fill them with all the fantastic cakes and buns. All of the children had no homework on Thursday so that they could get baking at home, and they didn’t disappoint. A huge thank you to all the children and parents who baked and donated goodies for our bake sale this year. And of course all the children and parents who bought the something

We would also like to say a massive thank to all the volunteers from PTA who helped to organise everything in the hall and helped to make it such a huge success. We made €1600 in total which is an amazing achievement!



Supporting parents and guardians to support their children’s mental health and wellbeing

Free training session for parents and guardians

Delivered by: Bonita Dennison – Professional Mental Health and Parenting Trainer

Tuesday 5th December 2017  from 7pm-8.30/9pm

Ashbourne Educate Together – PE hall


Positive mental health and wellbeing enables young people to lead fulfilling lives. It is recognised that the family is the primary source of nurturing and support for children and plays a central role in the promotion of their positive mental health

A new training programme by NPC in conjunction with St. Patrick’s Mental Health services supports parents and guardians to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. This programme also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.

Parents and guardians who attend this session will:

  1. Explore the factors that influence mental health and wellbeing in their child.
  2. Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child.
  3. Be given tips on how best to support their child’s positive mental health and wellbeing.