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Filming of 21st Century Child in Swords Educate Together National School

The Onafuwa family in Swords Educate Together National School features in the RTÉ One series 21st Century Child with the first programme in the fourth series airing this week on Thursday 6th February at 10.15p.m. The programme charts the development of eight different children and their families over the first six years of their lives with psychologist David Coleman.

In this series Shanessa Onafuwa age 5 years has successfully made the transition into primary school and filming took place over the course of a day capturing some special moments in the Infant Classroom. Shanessa has two older siblings Ogo who finished in Swords Educate Together National School in June 2012 and Fifi who is currently in 6th class.

The children in Shanessa’s class seemed to really enjoy all the attention and excitement of having a film crew in the classroom so we anticipate that this may be the start of budding careers in TV presentation for some of our younger pupils.

We were delighted that Animo TV was so impressed with our school environment that they approached us to film additional sequences with presenter David Coleman. Watch carefully as you may recognise our colourful and multi-cultural features in the school reception area throughout the programme.

We would like to thank the staff,in particular class teacher Louise Hynes and the parents/guardians of pupils in Shanessa’s class for their co-operation in the filming of this programme for Amino TV and RTE One.

Slippers and popcorn to the ready!!!




On behalf of the school community I warmly welcome you to our website. I hope your visit here is enjoyable,informative and that you experience something of our ethos.

No Child is an Outsider.

The warm,welcoming and caring environment that exists in SETNS has been nurtured by our pupils,teachers,parents/guardians,PTA and Board of Management since the school opened in 2001. As an Educate Together school,Swords ETNS is a co-educational,multi-denominational,democratic and child-centred school. We encourage active involvement of the parent body and we look forward to meeting and working in partnership with parents and guardians.

As an Educate Together school,Swords ETNS is a co-educational,multi-denominational,democratic and child-centred school. In June 2011 we moved into a new school building and we are delighted with the school’s facilities. We have 445 wonderful pupils and a dedicated staff comprising teachers,special needs assistants,secretaries and caretakers. We endeavour to provide a safe and support environment within which the children can reach their full potential. As a school we strive to achieve high standards in teaching and learning as well as promoting our school’s cherished ethos.

Be sure to visit the Gallery  and News sections where you will learn about the wide range of whole school events that have taken place in our school.

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Our School Anthem

 ”As the sun shines kindly on the high and the low

Let us love one another as we work,play and grow

May we be gentle and kind with helping hands for those from all countries and different lands

We respect what we have,we’re honest and true And we open our ears to all points of view

We nurture one another while learning and living What we receive,we pass on in our giving

Like a see that changes to a great oak tree We too can become strong,wise,full and free”

Words by Alice and Paul

Music by Bronagh