ETHOS: Our winter assemblies shall be held in your child’s classroom next week – Please pop in if you can, they should take no more than 15 – 20 minutes. There will be a coffee morning afterwards, and we look forward to seeing you there. Details below.

WEDNESDAY Junior Infants (Simon & Orla)

Senior Infants (Emily and Jean)

First Class (Ciara and Clíona)

THURSDAY Second Class (Hazel / Aileen)

Third Class (Doireann and Alex

Fourth Class (Ciaran)

Fifth Class (Siobhan)

Sixth Class (Deirdre L)

FRIDAY First Class (Jan)

COFFEE MORNING: Fund Raiser for the homeless by 6th Class

After the performances on Wednesday and Thursday there will be a coffee morning in Room 1. Deirdre’s 6 th Class (with the help of Deirdre and Wilma) will be doing this in aid of Focus Ireland. We are looking for donations of baked good for both days – the parents appropriate to each day are requested to please bring something along. This will run from 09:00 – 09:30 on both mornings.

SCHOOL CLOSURE: School closes at 12.00 noon on Friday 20th December and will re-open at 08.30am on December 6th.

LOST AND FOUND: We will be hanging out coats etc on the next two Fridays, and after that we will be donating them to charity. We will also let the children to go through them in the coming week. Please make an effort to go through them in the yard, as often you do not realise you have lost an item until you see it.


The PAC would like to thank you all for your wonderful support to the Winter Fair this year. The event raised €3,680 for the school which will go directly to buying science equipment and books for class libraries for all of our children, which is fantastic.

Also a huge thanks to all the Volunteering Parents and Children who so generously donated their time, energy and resources to this year’s Winter Fair. It would literally not have been possible without your support at all levels.

PAC would also like to thank all the businesses who very generously sponsored raffle prizes for both the Winter Fair and some that we have held back for the Table Quiz, namely:

Clayton Hotels – Anytime Fitness HSQ – IFI – Ennis Butchers, Rialto – Lidl – Teelings Distillery – EPIC Museum – National Concert Hall – Union 8 Restaurant – Arthur’s Pub – Imaginosity – Fence Fit – The Dublin Cookie Company – The Circular, Rialto – Funderland – Storyboard Café, Islandbridge – Costume – – FBD Hotels – Swan Leisure Centre – Pearse Lyons, D8 – Riggers Café, Inchicore – Rascals Brewery, Inchicore – Butlers Chocolate – Block T

We will be back in touch soon regarding afterschool activities for Term 2 and next years planned Canal Way PAC Events and looking for your ongoing support.


Thanks to the Halloween Magic Dress-Up Day, we now have a fabulous selection of plants around the building to improve the aesthetic and air quality (see photos). 6th class have been assigned the responsibility of watering the plants. You shall see the new plants when you are in next week. They are fab – thanks.


Many thanks for your patience and co-operation with the ongoing works in the school. All is moving along according to plan. For the coming week we will continue to use the Garden Gate for entry at drop off and pick up times.


The staff and board of management of the school would like to wish the whole school community a lovely Winter break and best wishes for the New Year ahead.


Please if you find a wallet in the shape of an owl containing tickets for an event this weekend – please contact me [email protected]


Please see website for updated members, and the BOM will be having their first meeting in January.


  • Baby Massage and Toddler Group – Every Wed 10.30 – 12.00 Marrowbone Lane Community Centre 4547018
  • Parent and Toddler Group – Every Monday 09.30 – 12.00. Room 1, Canal Way ETNS,

Enjoy the weekend,

Dermot & Staff.