Last month, we raised our newest flag in Ashbourne ETNS; the Cineáltas Flag. Norma Foley sent these flags to all schools this year. This flag acknowledges all the hard work that schools are doing and will do to prevent and address bullying, and to promote kindness, respect, inclusion, diversity and wellbeing. Cineáltas is the Irish word for Kindness.

During the ceremony , we heard about how we promote Kindness in Ashbourne ETNS and we all sang ‘Treat People with Kindness’ by Harry Styles. Finally Matthew and Yi Fan raised the flag. Children in 4th to 6th Classes wrote poems about Kindness for a competition. Four of the winners read out their poems during the ceremony. Well done to all the children who wrote beautiful poems about Kindness. Thanks to our beautiful band and choir for the lovely music on the day too.