We are fast approaching the Official Opening of our New School Building which will take place next Monday 18th June 2012. The Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn TD will officially open the school building. We’re thrilled that each class will have a parent/guardian who will represent them at the event. Pupils from each class level will present their interpretation of the theme Building for the Future at this event and huge appreciation goes to teachers,SNA’s and children for their on-going preparations. School display areas are being set up and the hall will host displays set-up in co-operation with Gaelscoil Bhrian Boroimhe.
The PTA are undertaking to organise many aspects of this event and have taken an all- hands-on-deck approach to setting up catering in three areas,decking out the school entrance area among many other tasks. The Student Council are organising a SETNS Newsletter to mark the event and one copy will be sent home to all families next week. With so much preparation already completed and in hand we can look forward to celebrating the years of commitment,dedication and vision of so many of you within the SETNS community over very many years with the official opening of the new school building next Monday.
SETNS Open Evening Monday 18th June 2012
As a follow on to the Official Opening event our SETNS Open Evening will also take place on Monday 18th June from 5.30pm-7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you all to the evening of the 18th where our theme for the Official Evening will be a continuation of our official opening theme “Building for the Future”. The PTA has already sent out a letter earlier this week with details for this part of the celebrations and you will find their letter on the website too.
Down Syndrome Ireland- Ice Cream Funday in SETNS
We are delighted to host Down Syndrome Ireland’s Ice Cream Funday in SETNS on Thursday 21st June. Ice creams will be on sale in school for €1 with all proceeds in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland.
Sports Day Friday 22nd June 2012
Sports Day will now take place on Friday 22nd June. Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us this time round and that a fun filled day will be had by all!
Run for the Cure Friday 15th June
As you are aware the running continues tomorrow with “Run for the Cure”. I would like to thank all involved in the setting up of this event. The ‘Bun for the Cure’ will run alongside this event in school where children will be able to buy a bun for €1,all funds raised will be in aid of Cancer Awareness. Collection buckets will be visible on yard on arrival and at home time on Friday. It is a truly worthy cause and I would ask for your continued support and generosity in raising funds for the event. Your contributions are very much appreciated.
Congratulations to Mini Marathon Runners!
Congratulations to our wonderful Mini Marathon Runners who successfully ran in this year’s Mini Marathon and raised in excess of €4000.00. Many of the Mums and Mary called in to show the classes their medals at our assemblies this week and were greeted with huge applause and cheers. Your support for this event and sponsorship for the runners is deeply appreciated. Thank you Lisa and all the runners for ensuring that this was such a great success again this year!
Congratulations to all classes for their Mini Marathon fundraising. It was very close but the winners of this year’s Class Party are Deirdre’s Class.
School Calendar 2012-2013
Our school calendar for 2012-2013 was sent home last week and is available on the website.
The BOM,with the aid of the PTA,recently donated a bottle of water to each child. With the warmer weather here now,it is important that our children bring,enough water,drinks or juices to school,to keep them fully hydrated. Thank you kindly. Alice.
Hand writing Competition
Huge Congratulations to the winners of this year’s SETNS Handwriting Competition! Wonderful work from Junior Infants right up to 6th Class is now on display in the Junior Corridor for all to admire. This year’s winners are Rohit Nagaraja (Junior Infants),Pia Cusack (Senior Infants),Jesse Morgan (1st Class),Ivan Sidorov (2nd Class),Karolina Czajkowska (3rd Class),Jack Butler Boyle (4th Class),Matthew Keane (5th Class),and Brianna Mannix Morris (6th Class). Our winners each received an Easons voucher and a certificate. Many thanks to Eoghan and Áine for coordinating this.
I would ask Parents/Guardians whose children will not be returning to Swords ETNS next September to inform us in writing as soon as possible. We have a large number of people on our waiting list for classes up the school and we would like to secure places before the end of this month.