Discover Primary 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
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
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:
ETHOS: This month, our Core Value is Friendship. We are having a Positive Mental Health week for the children next week, and shall have visitors and lots of fun activities during the week. ETHX Secondary School Campaign Update The ETHX campaign will hold a public meeting in the Griffith Barracks school hall on Thursday 31 […]
5th/6th managed to beat last years record of just over 500 euro for Focus Ireland! We raised 830.49 for the Simon Community. Thanks so much to everyone for your contributions!
We had a fantastic two mornings on Tuesday and Wednesday for our 2018 winter concert. The hall was buzzing with singing, jokes, poetry and amazing performances from all of our classes. A big well done to our sixth class for presenting so well. We also want to say a huge thank you to all of […]
Welcome to our Newsletter – 06/12/2018 Garden Volunteers Wilma and Ingrid are looking for volunteers in the school garden for this Saturday 8th December from 9am – 12pm. We will be installing the new timber edging and planting up the new woodland border. Volunteers should bring gloves, tools for planting and spades. Please let the office […]
Newsletter Nov 21st 2018 ETHOS: Human Rights month is in progress, and children are enjoying learning about rights, wants and responsibilities. SCHOOL PLANNING Following workshops, staff meetings, and reflection on our journey so far, we have drafted a School Vision Statement and Mission Statement which will form part of our School Plan. We are proposing this draft for […]
Vision Statement Canal Way Educate Together aspires to create a school where children can reach their highest potential in a safe, nurturing and respectful environment. Our vision at Canal Way Educate Together is to graduate happy, engaged, open-minded, empathetic, educated citizens. Mission Statement Canal Way Educate Together National School (CWETNS) is a child centred, co-educational, equality based, democratically run primary school […]
Welcome to this weeks newsletter, Table Quiz this Friday – see below for details – Table Quiz fundraiser at 8pm, Friday 16th November, McGowan’s Pub in Harold’s Cross. More details below. Ethos – Core Value for November is Equality. This month is Human Rights Month. Human Rights are a pillar of our Ethos, and children […]