The windows of a classroom should always be open to the future!

Thursday, 09th March marked a very significant, landmark day for primary school education: the launch of Ireland's first Primary School Curriculum Framework by Minister For Education, Norma Foley.IMG-20230312-WA0096jpg
Chief inspector Yvonne Keaton described it as a "relevant, principled and modern curriculum". Eglish NS' teachers amd students have been actively involved in the various consultations on the redevelopment of the primary school curriculum since 2015 and Eglish continues to be one of approx. 60 schools from across Ireland continuing to consult through NCCA's Schools Forum. This is true, meaningful changemaking: collaborating, engaging in consultations, having your voice heard, being agents of change, changemaking. 

"We make a difference"


Amber Flag 2022

Eglish NS were awarded the 2021-2022 Pieta Amber Flag! Our Amber Flag Committee showed great commitment in promoting positive mental health by encouraging teamwork and contributions from peers. The whole school community has benefitted, and is still benefitting, from this initiative. We had held a coffee morning and enhanced our outdoor school environment to help promote the importance of positive wellbeing. 


A reminder of Erasmus Trips

As we begin a new school year we remember to look back at the memories and learning our Erasmus Projects have brought us. Watch our videos on youtube to get a flavour of what these European collaborations mean to us. 

Eager Readers

Remember to keep reading throughout the summer. We will restart our Eager Readers Club again when we return to school. Dr Suezz says “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”. 

STEPS - Work with an engineer for a day

The senior room were delighted to welcome an engineer to the classroom to learn first hand the interesting projects they work on. See some of what we learned here.  The Engineers Ireland STEPS programme, funded by the SFI Discover Programme is a not-for-profit strategic outreach programme that promotes interest and awareness in engineering as a future career to school students through a portfolio of projects. 


Farmyard in your Schoolyard

The squeals of excitement could be heard all around Eglish today as Farmyard in your Schoolyard rolled in. Goats, sheep, guinea pigs and 'Big Red' the rooster kept us entertained for hours. Thanks so much. We are delighted to support local business.


Primary Language Curriculum

Junior Room are working hard with the new Primary Language Curriculum. This month we are working on vocaubulary, phonics, phonological awareness and early writing and reading skills. PHEW! No wonder we are tired in the evening. 


Fisheries Workshop

The senior room were delighted to welcome Inland Fisheries Ireland for an enlightening workshop about the rivers and waterways around us. This is part of the 'Something Fishy' programme.