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Eglish National School

“Work together, do our best, repect each other


“Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege,
than the raising of the next generation.”
-C. Everet Koop, M.D.

NEWSLETTER Easter 2017

Dear Parents / Guardian

 Here is an update on what’s been happening in Eglish NS since Christmas.

Erasmus project:  We had another very successful, educational and cultural Erasmus trip to Finland from January 30th to February 3rd. 6 students, 2 parents and 3 teachers travelled.  The students who travelled prepared a presentation to share information about the trip when they returned. Here is a link to a video about our trip…  4 students, 3 staff and 2 parents will be travelling to Poland for the final trip of this Erasmus project from May 6th – 13th.  We are very grateful to Léargas for the fantastic opportunity participating in this Erasmus + project has afforded all of our students, staff and parents.  It has broadened our minds and all of our horizons.

 Local History Project: ‘Exploring how our local community has evolved over the last 100 years’.  Since February, Local expert with ‘Heritage in Schools’, Martin Curley has visited our school on 5 occasions to assist our students from the Senior Room in researching their history, ancestry and genealogy. We held a ‘Historical Evening’ on March 27th to showcase the many photographs and memorabilia that were shared with us.  This evening was a great success.  During our final term, our students will be working to present the information that they have gathered.  Parents and grandparents are very welcome to get involved in this project.  Please continue to share stories with your children about their background and heritage.  We have already observed the positive impact this projection is having on our students’ sense of pride.

Sacraments: Congratulations to Pat, Daniel, Neil and Seán who received their Confirmation on Wednesday, March 22nd. 3 students will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 6th

Write a Book and Scríobh Leabhar’:  Well Done to all of our students who took part in ‘Write a Book’ and ‘Scríobh Leabhar’ projects.  Once again we had many winners.  Congratulations to Anna Martin, Tom Ward, Shannon Martin, Courtney Cooke O’Malley, Neil Fitzgerald, Michael Ward, Daniel Corcoran, Katie Martin, Kate Ward and all the students in the Junior Room.

Changemaker Visits:  Two of our staff visited Galway Educate Together NS ( a fellow Changemaker school) on March 23rd to share some ‘Changemaking’ ideas on best practise  and to observe ‘Play Works’ in their school.  All of our school had the opportunity to travel to Donabate ETNS on March 30th to visit another Changemaking school there.  We shared our ideas, our dreams, met new friends and together with students from Donabate ‘made our mark’ on a poster that inspires with Gandhi’s quote “Be the Change you wish to see in the World” which now hangs proudly in our school

Sporting Achievements:  Well Done to our Soccer Team who took part in the FAI blitz in Newbridge on the 8th of March.  They came so close to qualifying for the County Finals, winning well 3 games out of 4.  They represented themselves and their school very proudly. 


Please be reminded, your child’s happiness and all-round educational development is our priority here in Eglish School.  If you have any concerns in relation to this, please do not hesitate to let us know.  To ensure that these concerns can be dealt with efficiently and in a dignified manner, please follow the steps as outlined in the Complaints Procedure Policy, a copy of which was sent home in September.

Many thanks for your support and ongoing cooperation

Wishing you a very Happy Easter

 ‘Le gach dea-ghuí’

Siobhán Fitzgerald, M.Ed. (Principal)