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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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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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NKETNS Closed on Monday 5th March

Dear Parents and Guardians, Due to the deep snow drifts on school access roads, NKETNS will remain closed on Monday 5th March.. Further updates will be provided here or by text. Board of Management (4/3/18)


Talks for parents in Kildare libraries

The following talks for parents are being hosted by the Kildare Library Service over the coming months. They may be of interest. You need to book a place with the library hosting the talk but admission is free. “Let’s talk about Parenting” series of talks for Spring 2018 The “Let’s talk about Parenting” programme is a series of talks organised by Kildare Library Service
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