International Food Day!

STEM showcase 2020

Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the STEM showcase today.  There was a huge variety of projects on display including robotics, CSI, card tricks, play doh maze, catapults, pulleys, friction, the digestive system, planting, … Continue reading

STEM week

There is great excitement this week in Hansfield ETNS as STEM week gets underway! Among the activities that the children will take part in this week are scientific investigations, coding,  LEGO challenges and STEM themed reading in the library. There … Continue reading

Calling all talented artists

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Hi Everyone,
The annual Children’s Texaco Art competition is underway and here in Hansfield, teachers have been promoting this in their classrooms.

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Children, specifically those with a keen eye for detail in the visual arts are asked to submit entries for the competition. Completed entries can be handed to class teachers for inclusion into the competition, ideally before our break (on or before the 14th February).

Have a look at this link; https://www.texacochildrensart.com
This is a long standing competition with a great tradition in this country. We’ve had a few teacher entries a looooooong time ago and more recently, a winner from Hansfield.

We have great news!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our wonderful school was a lucky winner in the Aldi rugby schools promotion. Due to the diligence of the children’s (and parents) sticker collecting in local Aldi stores before the winter break, we … Continue reading

NPC Talks – Thursday 30th January 2020

Dear Parents, The PTA would like to invite you to a talk by National Parents Council (NPC) ‘Supporting Parents to Support their Children’s Mental Health & Wellbeing’ Thursday 30th January 2020 7.30 pm Classroom number 5 on the ground floor … Continue reading

Science Week 10-17 November

Hi everyone, Next week is Science Week! Check out some of these exciting events: https://www.sfi.ie/engagement/science-week/ If you would like to do a science activity there are lots of ideas here: https://www.sfi.ie/engagement/discover-primary-science-and-maths/activities-search/index.xml https://esero.ie/primary-level/ Have an explosive week!

Mental Health Week 2019

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In HETNS this week, all classes were actively engaging in World Mental Health Week activities, particularly on Thursday 10/10, on World Mental Health Day. All classes practised their deep breathing exercises and in senior classes, there were insightful and deep discussions about how we can help our minds stay as healthy as our bodies. Some of the suggestions were restful nights’ sleep, in fact Poppy from Roseanne’s class told us between the ages of 9 and 13, children’s bodies are rapidly developing and 8 to 10 hours sleep is encouraged for optimum functioning. Others suggested exercise (running, walking and sports), reading, jigsaws and maths activities as a way of switching off our thoughts and focusing on something else. We would encourage everyone to find five or ten minutes a day to stop and breathe, breathe deeply, feel it in your belly, switch off your mind and relax in the middle of a busy day. Here’s some of Bernadine’s 5th class posters, telling us all to think of our minds and help each other.