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Top Attendance in January!!

Well done to Marie’s Junior Infants who had 99% attendance this month and Leanne’s 5th class 1 who had 97%  attendance.

Bracken Choir take part in State Centenary Opening Ceremony!

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Bracken ETNS Choir is privileged to be chosen as the only choir to represent all of Co. Dublin in the Launch of Ireland 2016 State Centenary Programme which opens the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

 

Thirteen children from the Choir will represent both Bracken ETNS and the county of Dublin by performing as part of the 32 County Choir at the Convention Centre on Friday, 1st January 2016.

 

This landmark, historic event will be hosted by Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. and performed before an audience of over 2,000 invited guests. It will be recorded by RTÉ for national broadcast.

 

2016 will mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a key moment on Ireland’s path to independence. The Government has launched a wide-ranging and ambitious national commemorative programme embracing an extensive programme of events over the year. The aim is to remember 1916, to reflect on the Republic 100 years on, and to re-imagine our future. Children and young people play a central role in the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. A 32-County Choir will play a central role in this event.

 

We wish the children the very best of luck on this occasion which we’re sure will be remembered for the rest of their lives!

 

Bracken ETNS will have many events to commemorate the events of 1916. Keep an eye and ear out to learn more over the coming weeks!

Ice cream fun day in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland….. All welcome! Bring €1 for an ice cream as your donation.

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It’s Clubs Time Again!!!Clubs

This term we are offering exciting and educational After-School Clubs for your children. These clubs are extremely beneficial for your child. They give both extra support to your child across the curriculum and challenge children to use their full potential!  They are also very beneficial to your child’s social development. Teachers have put a lot of effort into planning these clubs to make sure they give your child maximum benefit!

The clubs will run from the 11th May – 5th June. The cost is €10 per club.

If you wish for your child to take part in any of the clubs below put the name of your child and the name of the club on an envelope together with the exact amount of money.

Registration will take place on Thursday this week (7th May) from 8.15 a.m. in the School Library. Please be aware that some clubs will become fully booked very quickly as there are a limited number of children allowed in each club so get in early!!! We cannot hold places for children.

Please give your child an extra snack on club day which can be eaten just before club begins.

Clubs run from 1.10-2.10 p.m.for Junior and Senior Infants and from 2.10-3.10 p.m. for 1st-6th Classes.

Please follow link to see the After-School Clubs being offered this term!

After-School Clubs-Term 3 (2014-15)

 

YFCelebration Time!!!!!

Bracken ETNS is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Yellow Flag in recognition of its commitment to supporting inclusion and celebrating diversity.

The Yellow Flag Programme provides a practical series of 8 steps that brings issues of interculturalism, equality and diversity into the whole-school programme and allows schools to apply them to the day to day running of the school. It works with students, staff, management, parents and wider community groups so that issues of diversity and equality are not merely seen as “school subjects” but can be understood and taken outside the school setting into everyone’s personal lives.

On completion of these steps, and being assessed externally, our school was awarded its “Yellow Flag” in recognition of its work in promoting diversity and inclusion.

So…..without further ado….

We would like to invite all parents to attend our Yellow Flag Raising Ceremony this Friday, 17th April @ 11a.m.

Please encourage your child to wear something YELLOW on the day in order to mark the occasion! We look forward to seeing you!!!

Check out the report on the day we picked up the flag!

Fingal Independant Report – Bracken ETNS Awarded the “Yellow Flag”

Middletown Centre for Autism – Training for Parents (Republic of Ireland) see link for details….

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Bracken Spring Fair 2015….

Read all about how you can help make Bracken Spring Fair 2015 a success

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Classes and Courses For Parents Term 2

Parenting & Child Development Course

Baking Classes for parents

Art Week 2015 is here at Bracken ETNS…

Over the next week (9th -13th Feb) the children of Bracken ETNS will take part in lots of Art, music and Drama activities as part of our annual Arts Week celebrations. Plenty of photos to follow…..

Arts week letter 2015

Important Notice for Junior Infant Parents…….

Learn how to support your child with their Maths

  • Learn about what your child is learning in school
  • How your child can learn Maths at home
  • How to talk about measures with your child

Come along on Tuesday 3rd February  at 8:45am to the Family Room to learn more. Free tip sheets will be provided. Looking Forward to seeing you there.

Baking for Fun with 3rd class 2…..It’s all about the cupcakes

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Baking For Fun

4th class 2 attend the RDS Young Scientist 2015…Come take a look!

The Garda horses came to visit our school last week…..It was very exciting!!

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Garda Horse Visit 2015….

FREE knitting/crochet class starting  Monday the 2nd February….

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