Senior Infants, Second and Fourth Classes are doing drama for this term, their show will take place in March and more details to follow.


Coin Collection

Thank you to all who brought coins in the Pringle tubs. We will be using funds raised to buy library/reading books for school.


Quiz Team Details

Our 6th class team will take part in the Community Quiz in the Carlton Hotel on Monday 29th January.  The Annual Credit Union Schools Quiz will place in Blanchardstown on Tuesday 20th February. Good luck to our team ; Finlay Cameron, Jonah Courtney, Rowan Ovenden and Edward Nuzum.



We will be taking part in  Fingal Athletics in Porterstown again on Tuesday Feb 27th for our second outing in this series of races. Transport again will be provided by private coach.


First Class and Senior Infants

We are trying to encourage First class and Senior Infants to be more independent.  If possible please can you leave them at the front door to allow them to hang up their own coats and put away their lunch boxes themselves. Reading takes place from 8.20 and parents and siblings in the classroom causes interruption and distraction.


Work Experience

We are delighted to welcome back some past pupils on work experience over the next few weeks. It is lovely to have them with us and we appreciate their help.


Student Placement

We have been selected to host some student teachers on placement during March and April. We are looking forward to welcoming them to work with us in CNS. Classes will remain under the supervision of their class teacher at all times.



Please check regularly for these unwanted visitors!


Dog Dirt

This has been a recent problem. If dogs are coming to school to drop or collect make sure to pick up after them as on dark mornings ‘deposits’ can be picked up from the path and walked into the carpet!! We would like to remind you that only guide dogs and special assistance dogs are permitted on the school premises,


Staff Changes

Ms Sugrue will be leaving at mid-term. Ms McGuckin will replace her in 2nd class and we welcome Ms Flynn who will join us as a support teacher.



Nut Allergy-Reminder

Please be aware that there are a number of pupils with nut allergies. CNS has now become a ‘Nut free School’ as children often use and visit different classrooms during the school day. Please be very careful when packing lunches and snacks etc. Please do not send nuts or nut products to school as this may put these children with allergies at risk. Thank you for your full co-operation on this matter.



Online Safety

Many thanks to parent Jenny O’Connor who has hosted workshops for all classes on internet safety this week.


Swimming Classes

Swimming resumes on Mondays in Coolmine Leisure Centre.



Our knitting club has resumed on Mondays since Christmas and we are knitting hats for Age Action.


Computer Coding

Thanks to Mr O’Connell who has just set up our Computer coding class on Tuesdays.


French Classes

French classes resume on Wednesdays with an external teacher.


Chess Club

Chess Club has just started on Thursdays and thanks to Ms Mooney for her involvement and time.



6th Class have completed their cycle safety course thanks to Cycle Safety Ireland.


Voluntary Contributions

Many thanks to those who have paid their Voluntary Contributions. This helps to keep our school building and environment, the lovely welcoming space that is CNS. If you are unsure if you have paid your Voluntary Contribution, please contact the office to check the records.



Dates for your Diary

Mid Term – We are closed on Thurs 15th and Fri 16th February- Open Monday 19th February.


St Patrick’s Day-We are closed Monday 19th March (Bank holiday).


Oral Language Day-We are also closed on Wed 7th March for training for staff.


Easter Holidays – We are closed from Friday 23rd March – Open Mon 9th April


May Bank Holiday – We are closed Monday 7th – 11th May (1 week)


June Bank Holiday – We are closed  Monday 4th June


End of Term – We are closed Friday 29th June.



Enjoy the Midterm!




Sandra Moloney