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17 February 2017

Mid-term break arrangements

School closed for the mid-term break from Monday 20th

 to Fri 24th February  

School re-opens at 8.30am

on Monday 27 February.

16 February 2017

Extra! Extra! read all about it!

Hogwarts Educate Together ‘Daily Prophet’ newsletter is hot off the press.  Read all about the fun literacy activities that we got up to!

LITERACY WEEK GAZETTE

14 February 2017

Walk for Water Skerries Educate Together- Thursday 16th February 2017.

Students from Skerries Educate Together National School

to “Walk for Water” in solidarity

with young people in Africa.

 

14th of February 2017

Students from Skerries Educate Together National School will “Walk for Water” in solidarity with children and teenagers across the globe who have to undertake arduous journeys every day to collect water for their families. The “Walk for Water” will take place on the 16th of February at 10.30am. The children in Seolta and the infant classes will parade outside the school as we send 1st to 6th class off on their walk. They will walk from the school to Red Island and back. This action is one of many hundreds of actions taking place around the world in the lead up to World Water Day, March 22nd 2017.

 

About Water Poverty

Did you know that, in parts of Kenya, children, especially girls, walk an average of 6kms per day to collect water, carrying up to 20 litres of water on their journey?

As a result of the time it takes to collect water, many children, especially girls, are unable to remain in school, and without education, find themselves caught in a cycle of poverty.

Often, the water collected is unclean and up to 2,000 children die every day from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.

Ending the water and sanitation crisis will help break the poverty cycle, increase school attendance, and save lives.

 

About World Water Day and Water Action Month

World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the need for safe, clean, water supplies and the sustainable management of fresh water resources throughout the world. Since 2016, the month of March is designated as Water Action Month – an entire month dedicated to activities and mobilisations across the globe aimed at addressing water poverty.

 

About Aidlink

Aidlink, an Irish NGO working in Kenya, Uganda and Ghana, annually organises the Walk for Water campaign with Irish Secondary Schools in the run up to World Water Day on March 22nd.

Aidlink has worked for over 30 years in the developing world to address basic human needs, including access to safe, clean water and sanitation facilities.

Aidlink emphasises the important role of water and sanitation facilities in prolonging girls’ attendance at school. In the communities where Aidlink work, the introduction of water tanks and girl-friendly latrines has had a huge impact on young girls and their ability to stay in education into their teenage years.

 

 

07 February 2017

Valentines Cake Sale

07 February 2017

e-safety day

Children from 3rd to 6th class had talks on internet safety today in school.

Paul, our guest speaker from ‘esafety’, talked about how we can stay safe online when we adhere to the following guidelines;

-Be careful with private information.
-Never accept friend requests from strangers.
-Always check the security settings on all the apps that you use.

Remember have fun on the internet but stay safe!

07 February 2017

Parent helpers wanted for Green School water flag

Dear Parents,

As part of our Green School’s Initiative Skerries ETNS will be celebrating and learning about ‘Water’ related topics this month. This is to prepare the children towards earning the ‘An Taisce’ Water Flag for our school.

On the 16th of February we will hold a ‘Walk for Water’ to highlight the distances children in less fortunate countries must endure to deliver fresh water to their families. The Walk for Water is an important event in both celebrating water and respecting its protection.

Please join us, along with the PTA, if you are free on the day and help us empower our local community!

– Skerries ETNS Green Schools Committee

30 January 2017

Hogwarts Educate Together Day – Parent Assembly

Dear Parents

The next parent assembly is Friday 3rd Feb at 8.40am for Jun Inf-1st class & 10.40am for 2nd-6th class.

This is our Hogwarts Educate Together day and we invite everyone to dress up as Wizards for this exciting assembly.

Awards will be given for the Creative writing competition also. We look forward to seeing you all there.

25 January 2017

Registration day for Afterschool Clubs will take place on Saturday 28th January

Dear Parents/Guardians

Please note that registration day for Afterschool Clubs will take place on Saturday 28th January at 10am in the school.  If you cannot attend this date you will be able to register Monday 30th at 08.30am just inside the old front door.  Please note that you can only book a maximun of two clubs per child.  and parents may only enrol their own children. We will notify parents if there are still places available after registration and then you may book further clubs.

Please let us know on the back of the registration form if your child has any medical conditions.  Due to data protection the school can not give out medical information.

Looking forward to a new term of after school clubs!

The Afterschool Clubs Committee

Spring 2017 Clubs Memo

Spring 2017 Registration Form

13 January 2017

Skerries Educate Together National School Open Day 2017 January 21st from 10am to 12am

10 January 2017

Parents’ Assembly Friday 13th January 2017

 

Dear Parents,

The next parent assembly is Friday 13th January

at 8.40am for Jun Inf-1st class & 10.40am for 2nd-6th class.

We will present Pupil of the term also.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday.