Friday, 15 June 2018

Trip to the Botanic Gardens
Our school tour took place on Wednesday. We went to the Botanic Gardens and had a great time. The children were fascinated by the beauty and nature that they found there. We got a little guided tour, got to make our own pots using newspaper and were shown lots of cool plants and insects. 

Monday, 28 May 2018

Hi all,

There will be no homework this week as we are off on Wednesday and Friday. Encourage the children to go out and make the most of the sun instead :)


Friday, 25 May 2018

Monday, 21 May 2018

Hi all,

Our school tour will be taking place on Wednesday 13th June. As our tour has to be based on what we are doing in Science and Geography we have decided to go to the Botanic Gardens. The tour will include a Get Growing workshop where the children will make and plant their own newspaper pots, get tips on what is best to plant in school and home gardens and learn about different plants. This will be followed by a guided tour. We also hope to visit a playground in the local area.
We were lucky enough that the Botanic Gardens have offered us the tour free of charge so the only payment we are looking for is to cover the bus which is €6. As our field trip to Howth unfortunately did not take place we still have the €3 that most of you paid towards the bus. Therefore the balance for the school tour is just €3 (unless you didn’t pay the €3 for Howth).
Make sure the children dress appropriately for the weather and bring their own drinks. The usual school lunches will be available to the children but they can bring extra snacks/treats if they wish.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate in contacting us. If your child will NOT be attending the tour can you let us know please.

Sarah & Ronan


Hi all,

Biodiversity week has started. Just to let you know, the bird watching trip was changed to Tuesday morning from 9.00 until 10.15 in Father Collins Park. Can you make sure the children wear weather appropriate clothing.




Theme words:



Monday - Sentences: Put eight dolch words into sentences
Tuesday - Contractions
Wednesday - Comprehension:  - Read the legend King Arthur and complete the questions based on it
Thursday - Spelling: Write the spelling words in alphabetical order

Reading -  Read the passages Moo Moo (Monday) and Strange but True (Wednesday), re-tell in your own words and orally answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

Mental Maths
Tables Champion pg 28, +1, -1

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Biodiversity Week 21st-25th

Hi All,

Biodiversity week is fast approaching and I wanted to make you aware of a few competitions taking place in the school. 
  1. Photography competition - Encourage your child to get out into the locality and go on a little hunt to capture pictures of birds, pollinators, plants etc. Once you have decided on the photo you would like to enter sent it to Fiona at:
  2. Waste free lunch/picnic design -  This will be started in school, but the children may have a chance to bring it home to finish it at home. A waste-free picnic is a fun way to learn about food waste, packaging waste, and the importance of cutting down on what we throw away. They will be creating a poster, the poster may contain photos of waste free picnic's, with some information on how to stop food and packaging waste. Email entries to or send them into me and I will passed them on to Fiona.
The school is also having a spring clean day on Wednesday. On Monday the class will be partaking in a bird watching workshop.  


Thursday, 8 March 2018

Book Day 8/3/17

The children dressed up as characters from some of their favourite books today. We had everything from Harry Potter to Gangsta Granny.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Hi all, 

We had the wonderful author Elizabeth Murray in to talk to our class today. She is the author of The Nine Lives Trilogy. The children really enjoyed the workshop.
Just a reminder that the children need to bring in €3 for this literacy workshop.

On another note, we hope to reschedule our trip to Howth for March/April. I just wanted to let you know that we have the money you paid towards the bus fee (€3) put away for use for our rescheduled date. 

Monday, 26 February 2018

International Week - African Drumming Workshop

As part of International Week, the children got the chance to use a variety of African drums. They loved banging on the drums and creating rhythms.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Hi all,

Just a reminder the AGM is on the 1st of February in the Hilton Hotel from 7.45-10.00.

- Input on the use of iPads in Belmayne ETNS to support teaching and learning.

- Homework in Belmayne ETNS
- Positive mental health in Belmayne ETNS and the wider community

Monday, 8 January 2018


Dear Parents, Guardians, Members of the School Community

We will be celebrating International Week in Belmayne ETNS from Monday 22 nd January – Friday 26 th January 2018.
We are looking for parents and family members to come into school and get involved in our celebrations!!!
●Would you like to teach some children a traditional song or dance from your country?
●Can you give a talk about a famous artist, sports person or hero from your home country?
●Could you show us how to cook up a traditional dish from your home country?
●Are you able to teach us how to say a few greetings in your home language?

●If you would like to be involved or help out in any way during our week of fun please email/ chat to Viv – or GearĂ³id

or have a chat with your child’s class teacher.