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Our Principal

Goatstown ETNS strives to make children confident and creative builders of their own futures. We are committed to providing learning experiences that will assist our students to achieve their greatest potential to adapt and adjust to a diverse and ever changing world. The students are encouraged to meet academic challenges with openness, enthusiasm, and a willingness to solve problems.

Farewell is the promise of New beginnings!

Every classroom, every hallway, is a closed chapter. But the knowledge acquired will be the light that will always guide us. See you later, old school, it’s time to fly to new horizons! 

In the new building, we build not just walls, but foundations for our future. Each student, each teacher, is a fundamental part in the construction of knowledge. 

Our

Classes

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Second Class is the fourth year in primary school. Children in second class are aged 7-8 years old.  Second class is the second year of a full school day for the children he children partake in 12 subject areas. The children learn in a thematic approach. Children partake in the 3 core subjects every day.

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First class is the third year in primary school. Children in first class are aged 6-7 years old. First class is the first year of a full school day for the children (08:30 – 14:10.) In first class, the children partake in 12 subject areas. The children learn in a thematic approach. Children partake in the 3 core subjects every day.

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Senior Infants is the second year in primary school. Children in Senior Infants are aged 5-6 years old. Infant classes have a shorter day than the rest of the school (08:30 – 13:10). They cover the 12 curriculum subjects with the inclusion of Aistear which is an integrated learning programme through play. Each month the children engage in the study of a specific theme and this is integrated across the other curriculum subjects. Children partake in the 3 core subjects every day.

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Junior Infants is the first year in primary school. Children in Junior Infants are aged 4-5 years old. In Junior Infants, the children are in school for a shorter day than the senior classes (08:30 – 13:10). The children partake in 12 subject areas and learn in a thematic approach. Children partake in the 3 core subjects every day.

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We Know How to Make Learning Fun

Our students enjoy a learning environment that motivates and empowers thus making learning fun!

Encouraging Creativity

Creativity can foster growth by providing opportunities to try out new ideas, new ways of thinking and problem-solving.

Learning Through Play

Play enables children to explore and make sense of the world around them.

Relationships

Fostering healthy relationships: good communication; mutual respect; trust; honesty; equality; being yourself.

Collaboration

Team – Together Everyone Achieves More

Science

Observations and questions can create a climate of discovery – key to scientific learning.

Outdoor Activity

Supports the development of social skills, spatial awareness, cooperation, communication and sensory awareness.