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Full day for Junior Infants from Monday 16th September

Our two new Junior Infant classes will begin their full days at NKETNS on Monday 16th September. They will come in with the rest of the children in the school at 8.35am and go home at 1.20pm.  They can be collected in the Junior Yard in the same way and in the same place as they have been since the beginning of the year.


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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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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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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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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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


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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