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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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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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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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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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Open Days for New Parents

On Friday 13th and Friday 20th January we held Open Days for the parents of children who will be joining us next September. The members of the Student Representative Group were given the task of showing new parents around the school. The SRG divided into a number of teams so that they could give up to four tours simultaneously. A number of our new
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