WELCOME to this week’s newsletter,


SCHOOL CLOSED ON TUESDAY > > > > Staff have curricular training so school will not be open on Tuesday 17th. 


ETHOS: It is positive mental health month this month in Canal Way.

As part of this we are following the Friends for Life Program in school. More information is available on

Dermot, Doireann, Hazel and Fiona have completed the teacher’s course in friends for life and will be leading the initiative.

There will be activities for supporting the program at home. These will be going home in the regular homework folder. It is really important to use this as an opportunity to support positive mental health in our school.


Martin Luther King Day January 16th – If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

Core Value is Happiness.



Happy New Year from the PA!



There are still a few 2017 Calendars for sale – please enquire in the School Office


After Schools Activities

There will be an email sent to parents seperately with an update on the After Schools Activities planned for the coming term.


Save the Date!!

We are pleased to announce the below event happening next month:

What: A night of music by the parents of Canal Way Educate Together School, with special guests, Dinah Brand.

When: Friday, February 17th, 2017

Where: The Bello Bar (The Lower Deck, Portobello)

Cover Charge: €10

Doors: 8.15pm, first act 8.45pm

If you would like to contact the PAC, please e-mail us at [email protected].  The PAC meets each month and our next meeting is on 8th February 2017.



 Q. Who is the clinic for?

A. Parents or carers of children aged from 1 – 18 years (Not the children themselves).

Q. What issues are relevant to this clinic?

A. Any concerns that a parent may have in relation to a child’s development,  behaviour, adjustment to life changes such as separation/bereavement/divorce etc.

The clinic is run by Patricia FitzPatrick, Primary Care Psychologist, to discuss the concerns on a one-to-one basis.


Maple Unit, Cherry Orchard (Ballyfermot)

1st Monday of the month  Between 10am and 12pm

(Tel: 076 6955292)


Rossecourt Resource Centre (Lucan)

The 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month  between 10am and 12pm

(Tel: 01-4647760 )

Please telephone in advance to book an appointment


Enjoy the weekend,