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Return to School Form

You must complete a Return to School form before your child comes back to school after any absence, even if it is only for one day. (This does not apply to weekends or bank holiday weekends). To fill out your child’s Return to School form click here: https://forms.gle/HAhC1f9xgx6sJZge9


School holiday closures 2021-2022

SCHOOL CLOSURE YEAR PLANNER 2021/2022   Month Closure September School re-opens Wednesday 1st September 2021 No closures   October (Mid-Term) Closed Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October 2021 (Re-opening Monday 1st November 2021)   November No closures December & January Closed Thursday 23rd December 2021 to Wednesday 5th January 2022 (Re-opening Thursday 6th January 2022)   February (Mid-Term) Closed Monday 21st February to
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Track Arlene’s Run!

You can see where Arlene is on her marathon effort to run to the homes of all 30 pupils in 6th class by checking the table below. You can see a map of Arlene’s route here https://www.mapometer.com/running/route_5093956 Go Arlene! Stop Arrival Time Clane 9:30 am Richardstown                                       
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NKETNS Pupil Making Masks For Frontline Staff

Congratulations to Daire Jean in 5th class (2019/2020), who with his older brother Conor (a past pupil of ours) has been using a 3D printer at home to design and produce protective masks for frontline health staff in Tallaght hospital. They have already supplied 100 masks and are hard at work on the next batch! You can read the Irish Times report on their
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Draft Admissions Policy for Parents

The Education (Admission to Schools) Act was passed by the Oireachtas in 2018 and certain sections of the Act were commenced earlier this year. One of the consequences of this is that all schools have to draft a new admissions policy which is in line with the Act by September 2020.  Educate Together produced a template policy for all schools under ET patronage to
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Notification regarding the Board of Management’s annual review of the anti-bullying policy

Notification regarding the Board of Management’s annual review of the anti-bullying policy To: All members of the NKETNS school community The Board of Management of NKETNS wishes to inform you that the Board of Management’s annual review of the school’s anti-bullying policy and its implementation was completed at the Board meeting of 23rd October 2019. This review was conducted in accordance with the checklist
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Board of Management Annual Report 2018-2019

Board of Management Annual Report 2018/19 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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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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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 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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