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School Closures 2019-2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,   The school closures for the school year 2019-2020 can be found by clicking on the link below. Pat Sch Closures 1920


Grandparents’ Day 2019

Grandparents’ Day took place in NKETNS on 10th May. This is an annual event which has been held for the past few years. We invite grandparents of the children in the school to visit their grandchild’s class and talk to the children about their experiences going to school in their youth. After that, we serve tea and coffee in the school hall and all
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School reopening 7th January

A burst water main has left much of Celbridge without water for a large part of today (Sunday 6th January). The school has also been affected but has a partial water supply which is sufficient to meet our needs. Consequently the school will open tomorrow as normal.


Annual Review of Child Safeguarding Procedures

In accordance with section 8.13 of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017, the Board of Management is currently reviewing the operation of child safeguarding procedures within NKETNS. As part of this review parents are invited to submit any observations they may have regarding the operation of the procedures in the school. You can view our Child Safeguarding Statement and Child Safeguarding
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Review of the school’s Anti-Bullying Policy

In accordance with section 7.2 of the Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools, the Board of Management has carried out its annual review of the school’s policy.  


Board of Management Annual Report 2017/18

Board of Management Annual Report 2017/18 The Board of Management is the school committee charged with the day-to-day management of the school. Under the Education Act of 1998 all schools must have a Board of Management and the functions and responsibilities of the Board are laid out in documents published by the Department of Education and Science. The Board of Management has eight members.
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NKETNS invited to apply for European Active School Award

North Kildare ETNS received its first Active School Flag this year and got further good news on the last day of term. We have been nominated by the Irish Active School Flag Programme to go forward and apply for the European BeActive Education Award. Our Active Flag accreditor who awarded the school our flag described the quality of the work done in NKETNS as
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NKETNS garden highly commended at Bloom

The postcard garden created by the NKETNS gardening group received the award of highly commended at the 2018 Bloom festival. The garden is on view in Bloom until Monday 4th June and it is then intended that it will be installed on the school grounds. It was visited by the President, Michael D. Higgins and his wife, Sabina (see picture below). Thanks to all
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NKETNS open Tuesday 6th March but come by car if you can

The school will reopen on Tuesday 6th March.  The footpaths along the main road outside the school are still very dangerous so we recommend to come by car if you can. We will have an extended opening time from 8.35am to 9.30am.  If you normally cycle or walk but are coming by car, try to arrive between 9.00 and 9.30 if possible, to alleviate
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Snow Day Creations – Can You Find Yours?

Thanks to everyone who emailed in their picture of a snowman, snowwoman or igloo. Click on the link below and go into the 2017-2018 gallery to see if you can find yours. Gallery If you have a picture you would like to have added to the gallery, you can email it to office@nketns.ie. Remember not to include children in the photo as we don’t post pictures of children
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