Newsletter 27.02.2018

Welcome to this Week’s Newsletter,


The Board of Management have discussed the proposal of porta-cabins and are agreeable in principal. They are requesting clarification and exploring options, so that they are in a position to meet all requirements for the project. This is back with the Department of Education, along with legacy issues in the building. In the meant time, we have offered out a second class of Junior Infants today. Thank-you for all your campaigning. We shall be updating all political representatives tomorrow, and will keep you posted as this progresses.

On the topic of the growing school, we will be introducing staggered yards in the coming month for our developing school. The younger children will be on a different that the older children.


St Patricks Day – school closed on March 19th.

Spring Holiday – school closed 12pm (half day) 23rd March and re-opens on April 9th


Barnardos are running a free seminar on how you can support your child’s mental, emotional and social development on Wednesday March 14th, 9:30am – 1pm  in the F2 Centre, Rialto, Dublin 8

Presented by Dr David Carey (Child Psychologist), Dil Wickremasinghe (journalist and parent), child development specialists and Barnardos’ staff who will answer all of your parenting questions.


In Language Explorers we will learn to think about language and linguistic diversity, in our classrooms and beyond. Thanks to teacher Simon and parent Francesca, for leading this new teaching and learning initiative. Francesca’s website is



We are running a Table Quiz on March 9th in McGowans of Harold’s Cross. This is an annual event by now, and is always great fun. Start gathering your teams and get ready to rumble! All funds raised will be invested in new books for the school.

Also, if you can contribute prizes for the night (for the raffle or the quiz), it would be super! Please contact Thom Malone directly, or email  [email protected].


Rock The Way 2018 – Parents Performance Night, April 13th 2018 Last year the PAC put on a night of music in the Bello Bar, Portobello. All the entertainment the night was provided by CWET parents and their friends. It was a lot of fun and it was a great fundraiser for the school.

We’re doing it again this year and we’re looking for parents to take part. Fancy doing a few tunes on guitar or piano? Are you in a band? Are you a DJ or poet? We’re looking for sets of between 5 and 20 minutes, nothing too taxing.  If you’re interested contact any member of the PAC, email [email protected] or talk to Mark Jordan in the yard.


You can now purchase Canal Way clobber for your kids, embroidered with a colourful version of the school logo! Red or navy hoodies are available for €25, and navy beany hats for €10. If you are interested, please email [email protected] with the subject line Canal Way Clothes. All profits will be invested in the school.

Best Wishes,