World Book Day

On Thursday 5th March, everyone at D7ET had great fun celebrating World Book Day. All pupils were given book tokens and stickers and had the opportunity to dress up as characters from their favourite stories. The costumes were amazingly unique and creative (that includes the staff’s costumes)! Each class celebrated the day in a variety […]

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Ruth Fitzgerald, March 6, 2020

Active Break Every Day!

From 2nd March to 6th March, every pupil in D7ET committed to their first week of an ACTIVE BREAK EVERYDAY, as part of the Active Flag process. Each day, classes decided whether they were going to have a running break, dancing break or exercise break. We discussed the importance of physical activity in helping us […]

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Ruth Fitzgerald, March 5, 2020

Parkside Cross Country

The school held Cross Country trials in Grangegorman for the first time on Wednesday 26th March, will all competitors performing fantastically on the 1km loop. Both the Active Committee and Janette Strickland were a big help in ensuring that everything ran smoothly and having classes and teachers along to support really added to the atmosphere. […]

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Ruth Fitzgerald, March 5, 2020


The school’s core value for February is co-operation and the children of D7ET have been busy working collaboratively and learning about the value of teamwork. This week, classes grouped together for co-operation assemblies to share the wonderful work they have been doing. There has been a very varied and interesting range of work done throughout […]

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Ruth Fitzgerald, February 14, 2020

Co-operative Games

Our school’s core value for February is co-operation. Many classes used the whole school focus on co-operation as an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of co-operative games (and Michael’s class even did co-operative yoga!), which tied in nicely with our renewal of the Active School Flag. Have a look!

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Ruth Fitzgerald, February 14, 2020

Yard Games in D7ET

Every Wednesday, our Active Committee have been co-coordinating and leading games with the younger classes. This encourages everyone to have an active break and introduces new games to try out. We have had lots of fun with ‘Bandaid Tag’, ‘Dance Freeze’ and ‘Where is the bunny’?

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Katrina Maguire, February 12, 2020

Intercultural Day 2020

We celebrated our Intercultural Day on Wednesday 29 January. Each year on Intercultural Day, we use a different theme to explore and celebrate all of the cultures present in our school community. After a day of music in 2018, and food (and full stomachs!) in 2019, our theme this year was story. A variety of […]

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Ciara Friel, January 31, 2020

Our new Sensory Path!

We are so excited in D7ET to introduce our new Sensory Path! Children, parents and staff have all been having a go this January and we would like to share some pictures with the whole school community. The Sensory Path provides opportunity for short and fun movement breaks and also for deep pressure or alerting […]

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Gráinne Gannon, January 28, 2020

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