School Initiatives

Discover Primary Science and Maths

Discover Science and Maths

Discover Primary Science and Maths Award of Excellence is issued to schools who achieve a high standard in teaching and learning in Science and Maths. The emphasis in the program is on active learning and supports strong integration between Science and the Maths curriculum.

Some of the investigations this year have been based on light and sound. The pupils really have enjoyed exploring and learning about these topics. We are also monitoring the weather for signs of spring and recording daily temperatures.

We will continue with our enquiry based learning and hope to achieve this standard of excellence this school year.

The website is full of ideas to try both in school and at home, find out more at

Green Schools

Green Schools

We are committed to helping the environment in Canal Way ETNS. Since opening in September 2013 we registered with the Green Flag program and are working towards our first flag.

The whole school are involved in maintaining a litter free yard and recycling.

You can find out more about the initiative here:

Active Schools Award

Active Schools

At Canal Way ETNS we have placed a strong emphasis on keeping fit and healthy. To support our work we have registered with the Active Schools Award program.

This has formed links with programs such as ‘Bizzy Breaks’ from the Irish Heart Foundation. We strive to keep children as active as possible during the school day.

Canal Way ensures that all children access the PE curriculum and integrate PE with as many other subject areas as possible.

We encourage active travel to and from school.

There are more details about the initiative here:

NEWSLETTER 21.03.2018

PARENTS ASSOCIATION COFFEE MORNING We’ll be having a coffee morning from 08:30 on Friday 23rd, before we leave for the Spring break. TABLE QUIZ Thanks to all who took part in the Table Quiz last week. It was a great night and a successful fundraiser – A BIG THANKYOU – see below. MUSIC NIGHT Unfortunately, due to […]

NEWSLETTER 06.03.2018

TABLE QUIZ THIS FRIDAY: We are holding 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 […]

Newsletter 27.02.2018

Welcome to this Week’s Newsletter, BOARD OF MANAGEMENT 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 […]

NEWSLETTER – 09.02.2018

ETHOS – Antibullying Fortnight happening now. Web Safety discussed in classes and at assembly today. We use teaching resources from Webwise and they have lots of great information for parents on website also. PLEASE CLICK FOR WEBSITE  Thanks for all your contributions the anti-bullying policy review. STUDENT COUNCIL: The old Student council have handed over […]