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School Closures 2018 – 2019

Please find list of school closures for this academic year linked below. School Closures 2018 – 2019


A message from Rita on her Retirement

As you all know, when we re-open for the new school year in September, we will be doing so without Rita Galvin as principal of NKETNS for the first time since the school’s inception. Rita would like to share some parting words with you all on her departure from the school after 24 wonderful years. Please see below a transcript of the speech that
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School Closures for 2018 – 2019 Academic Year

Please find a link to the Academic Year Planner outlining school closures for the 2018 – 2019 academic year below. School Closures 2018-2019


Notice From Bus Eireann Re: Severe Weather

NOTICE FROM BUS EIREANN  RE: SEVERE WEATHER Red means STOP  (in affected areas) Services provided under the School Transport Schemes (Bus Éireann school buses and Contractors services) As a precaution against severe weather and in the interest of child safety, Bus Éireann introduced a policy applicable to all school transport services that it provides under the Department of Education and Skills School Transport Schemes
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NKETNS Gardening Group Update

Just a quick update from our Parents’ Gardening Group to fill you in on their ongoing work in the school!       The mission of the Parents Gardening Group is: “To ensure every child in the school has the opportunity to plant and harvest food in the school year.” In order to be successful growing food with the students we need to keep the raised
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Board of Management Annual Report 2016 – 2017

Board of Management Annual Report 2016 – 2017 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
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Grandparents’ Day 2017!

As always, NKETNS Grandparents’ Day was a huge success, with a great turnout! Grandparents from our School Community visited classes, discussed their own childhoods with the students and enjoyed performances from all the classes in the school hall! A big thank you to all the Grandparents who visited the school, and to the SRG for the great work they did in organising the event!
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Parents Run Mini Marathon for NKETNS!

On Monday a group of five parents will complete the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in aid of NKETNS. Arlene, Céline, Elaine, Niamh and Samantha have undertaken to run the 10km for our school, and we would like to wish them good luck and extend a huge thank you to them for their enthusiasm and commitment to the school community! If you would like to support them
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NKETNS PTA Host Cookery Demo in aid of NKETNS!

On Thursday 6th April the NKETNS PTA hosted a cookery night in aid of the school, and it proved to be a huge success!  Special thanks to Michael Swan for putting on a fantastic show, and to all who volunteered and came along to support the event and our school. We hope to be able to persuade Michael to return for another evening of fun and food
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Christmas Hampers 2016

Thank you all for your generous contributions to our annual Christmas Hamper Appeal. Since we started our appeal back in 1998, we have donated 366 hampers.  This year we managed to make up 25 hampers!   Thanks to the following volunteers who assisted with packing and wrapping the hampers  –  Terri O’Brien, Jean Auden, Francis Mullany, Lynn O’Connor, Julie Melia and Mary Walsh. We would
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