31 05 2024

Junior Infants at Causey Farm this week

Good afternoon everyone,

School has been busy, as always. Our Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd classes got a new yard space which they are really enjoying. Thanks, Martin, for assembling our mud kitchens. There are great concoctions being prepped on yard these days.

 Tours have been a great success so far.  We look forward to more tours in June.

Best wishes to our Senior Boys’ Team who are playing in the FAI Soccer Final at the AUL Complex next Thursday.  They are playing against St. Anne’s Shankhill. Thanks Enda and Jack for bringing the team this far.


PUPIL MUSICAL PERFORMANCES: As part of Arts Week 2024 (Monday June 17th to Friday June 21st) , all children are invited to take part in a school performance competition. Children can sing or play a musical instrument for their class. (There will be no dance element this year). They can perform in groups (of not more than 4) or individually. Each class year will have a competition, with winners chosen by an SEN teacher or SNA. This will happen early in that week (June 17th-21st) Winners will then appear in a hall performance later in the week – one act per class year. If interested, start practising now.

MUSICAL PARENTS’ VISITS: As part of D7ET Arts Week 2024 (June 17th to 21st), parents are invited to visit their child’s class if they have a musical talent to show, an instrument to demonstrate, or a musical lesson to deliver. Make any necessary arrangement with the relevant class teacher.

Thank you,

Peadar Donnelly

Collins Barracks Trip – Enda’s 4th Class

Enda’s 4th class visited Collins Barracks for a workshop on Changemakers organised by GOAL. The pupils learned about changemakers from Ireland’s past such as Jim Larkin and Hanna Sheehy Skeffington. No doubt there are changemakers of the future here in Dublin 7 ET!

Bridewell Garda Station Trip – 4th Class

The 4th classes were delighted this week to pay a visit to Bridewell Garda Station. The pupils got hands on demonstrations of everything from police sirens to handcuffs. Pupils learned about the mounted police (shout out to Bradán the lovely lovely lovely horse), how to operate a fire hose and even how to dust for prints. Pupils also got to see the inner workings of the Garda Station. A big thank you to our local gardaí at Bridewell Garda Station. It was great that the pupils got the chance to meet the hard-working people that keep our community safe.

Aoife’s 2nd class visited the National History Museum on Thursday. They  got to see lots of different animals, insects, and sea creatures. Their  favourite animal was the basking shark!! After the museum they  went to the playground in Merrion Square

Congratulations Eva on her Texaco Children’s Art award in her category.

A weather forecast clip from Enda’s Gaeilge last week

Frank on Ireland AM

Well done Frank!

National Performing Arts School performance of “A Hero Lies In You”.

Well done to Luka, Pierre and Frank from Enda’s 4th class, and Aine, Mia and Ayla from Deirdre’s SI all graced the boards to a packed Olympia Theatre on Saturday night.

They worked so hard to prepare their songs, dances and scripts, and to hold it all together under the bright lights is more than many of us adults could manage!

Social Media

Thanks, Patrick, for sending on these good resources to help us manage social media at home.  

For Film, both IFCO, and BBFC have very useful guidance for parents.  And BBFC also cover music videos:

 For gaming, it’s the Pan European Gaming Institute, and all console games include a clearly evident age rating on the cover:

 It’s important all parents learn to manage parental controls for gaming consoles, good info here:

 YouTube can incorporate parental controls


Congratulations Freya and Juliette who competed last  Sunday in Gormanstown College representing Dublin in the All-Ireland community games finals.

Freya was on the Dublin Mixed Distance Relay team that won Silver, and Juliette was on the Dublin cross country team that won bronze on the day . 

Have a lovely weekend everyone.


Fionnuala McHugh, May 31, 2024