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Theme of the Month: Thankfulness and Mindfulness

See attachment for suggestions on teaching positive emotion and Thankfullness here.

National Parents Week 2014 (20th- 26th October 2014)

National Parents Week 2014 is the 10th National Parents Week run by Parentline. For more information click here.

Grandparents Day

Tea/Coffee, Class visits, and Entertainment. Read more.

METNS – Restorative Practice Evening talk for Parents

This session will introduce the idea of Restorative Practices as it applies not only to the school but to the communication within families. It will be a fun, interesting session and you will walk out of the session eager to see how the simple tools work. Read more here.

METNS Staff Allocation

Click here to view staff allocation for 2014/2015

METNS Ethos survey Summary Report

The summary report from recent Ethos self-evaluation is now available to review. Click here for report.


Make your Mark

The school is now entering another exciting stage of its development and a special fundraising effort is now underway. To Make Our Mark, we will need to raise at least €40,000. Read how we can do it here.

New Educate Together Post-primary Schools 

The Department of Education and Skills has appointed Educate Together as patron to 5 new second-level schools opening in 2015 and 2016. The schools will be located in Cork, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, North Wicklow, and Balbriggan and Ballinteer in Dublin. This announcement will bring the total number of Educate Together second-level schools to 8, and see the first Educate Together second-level school in Munster open in Carrigaline / Cork South Suburbs in 2016. Read more here…

Newpark Comprehensive School “Buy a Brick” Campaign

As many of you may be aware Newpark Comprehensive School will soon be getting a new school building. This is great news for our children and future generations of children. Unfortunately, the Department of Education and Science funding does not fully cover the fitting out of the building and facilities. We therefore need to raise a minimum of 35K to fit out the labs, canteen etc. Our biggest fundraising event is the “Buy a Brick” campaign. We are appealing for additional support from MET parents as many of your children will benefit from the new build in the future. Our aim is to make Newpark School a centre of excellence in education. Full details of the campaign are available at newparkschool.ie/fundraising We hope you will be able to support this campaign and thank you in anticipation. Newpark Comprehensive PTA Fundraising Comittee