February Value of the Month
The value for this month is friendship and love. Our Student Council will be selling friendship bracelets during the week with all proceeds going to support the work of Amnesty International. The children will discuss issues such as solidarity, friendship (cairdeas), equality and the current refugee crisis. It would be great if you could continue this discussion at home with your children. Bracelets will cost 2 euro and can be purchased at 8.30 am and during lunch time in the foyer from Monday to Friday 8th-12th of February. Please view Amnesty International Assembly ppt
Parenting Children with Educational Difficulties Conference
The conference is for parents, educators, – anybody who works with children. See here for details.
Anti-Bullying Talk for Parents
METNS PTA are delighted to host a FREE talk for all parents on Anti-bullying. see poster here.
Board of Management – Agreed Statement
Download December 2015 statement here.
Vodafone Mast Update
See latest on the Vodafone Mast Issue here
Ireland in 100 Years Art Competition Winners
Winners were announced at Monday’s assembly. View winners here.
Free Courses on Parenting and Stress Control for Parents
Run by the HSE, Parents Plus is a positive and practical Course for those parenting Primary School aged children (aged 5 to 11 years) living in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown Area. Click here for more info. For Stress control class, click here.
Campaign for an Educate Together School for Dun Laoghaire
We encourage everyone to support this campaign. Read more on the Educate Together site. www.educatetogether.ie/dun-laoghaire
Provisional timetable for ECA classes for next term now available.
Booklists for 2015-2016 now available
Enrolment policies published for 2 Second-level schools
The PTA wishes you all a very happy New Year and is happy to announce the morning activities on offer to school parents/guardians in The Den during this term. Old favourites and new courses on offer this term…..Book immediately to avoid disappointment! Click here for details.
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