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:
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 […]
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Welcome to this weeks newsletter, CLASS MEETINGS: We are really looking forward to meeting you next week at your class meetings. To clarify, the children will be taken to the hall for activities, and the meeting will be in the class for ALL adults and teacher. It should take 20 – 25 minutes. Drop your […]
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