We look forward to welcoming you all to our new premises when school opens on Thursday September 3rd at 8.30am.
We will also be looking for your help to set up the classrooms in our pre-fabs on Ballycullen Drive on Wednesday 2nd September.
Holiday List - 2015/ 2016
In September 2015 school begins on Thursday 3rd September 2015 at 8.30am
School will be CLOSED on the following dates (inclusive):
October / November Monday 26th Oct. - Friday 30th Oct. December / January Wednesday 23rd Dec. - Tuesday 5th Jan. February Thursday 18th Feb. - Friday 19th Feb. March / April Thursday 17th Mar. - Friday 1st Apr. May Monday 2nd May - Wednesday 4th May June Monday 6th June - Tuesday 7th June
Please note all dates are inclusive.
School will close on 30th June for Summer Holidays.
We are delighted to welcome parents and children back to 1st Class in Firhouse NS and look forward to seeing you on the first day of school at 8.30am on Thursday 3rd September 2015.
*If the school needs to close due to unforeseen circumstances, parents and guardians will be notified as early as possible via text. In the event of the school closing due to dangerous weather conditions, its possible the holiday list will be amended to make up the lost time.7
Have a look at our Senior Infant web pages below:
Wooly Ward's Farm June 2015
Sikhism: We had great fun putting turbans on each other:
Our Spring Hat Parade took place on the 27th March:
We made egg cups from clay and we painted them:
Cake Decorating with Lynn was great fun:
We celebrated the Hindu festival of Holi by throwing coloured petals:
Senior Infants get ready for St. Patrick's Day and practise their Irish Dancing:
Chinese New Year 2015: the dragon brings in the New Year: 2015: Year of the Sheep
Senior Infants wore their Chinese hats when they went to teach Junior Infants how to say hello in Chinese:
Watch the slideshow of our Tango paintings and writing:
Senior Infants behind the camera.... see who and what they chose to photograph.....
Senior Infants were busy at maths counting up the money for a prosperous New Year:
READY SET GO MATHS!!!
Senior Infants have had a great time doing our Ready Set Maths Course. It was a huge success and the children have learned so much. A huge thanks to Ann Murray for delivering the course and a huge thanks to Greta and Rachel for coming into the class and helping us out.
Self-Expression Day 2014 was great fun!
On our last day before mid-term break we did drama with Jill, we listened and danced to music, our pupils brought in, from Latvia, Russia and South Africa. We also said goodbye to Rachael as she finished her temporary work in our school. We thanked Sarah for taking cool photographs of us in our school. We wished everyone a Happy Halloween.
It's Maths week!! Let's have fun playing some Maths games...
The story of 10! Play this game to practise adding to ten
We played basketball with Gillian from Hoop Skool Dublin
We listened to this song by Bjork to show an example of dynamics, and to portray the relationship between dynamics and the emotion a song might communicate to the listener. The children were introduced to musical terms forte (f), meaning loud and piano (p), meaning soft. We had great fun listening and responding to the different dynamics throughout this song!
Poem for September
By Peter Dixon
My mum whilst
walking through the door
spilt some magic on
Blobs of this
and splots of that
but most of it upon
Our cat turned
magic, straight away
and in the garden
went to play
where it grew two
and flew around in
“Oh look!” cried
Mother, pointing high,
“I didn’t know our
cat could fly.”
Then with a dash of
she turned my mum
into a snail!
So now she lives
beneath a stone
and dusts around a
And I’m an ant
and Dad’s a mouse
and Tibby’s living
in our house.
Senior Infants settle back into school at Firhouse Educate Together
These pupils are now SENIOR Infants!!!
Welcome back to school to our Senior Infants who are the very first SENIOR INFANTS CLASS in Firhouse Educate Together National School. They will have lots of news for you very soon and photos too so keep an eye on this page.
Our Junior Infants Get Together on Saturday 22nd June
We had a lovely Saturday afternoon in Tymon-Bawn Community Centre when lots of the children for our very first Junior Infant Class came together for some fun. Thank you to all of you who brought along some lovely pieces of your artwork which we've put on the classroom wall and the delicious Gingerbread men brought by Rossa.... which we ate!! Thanks also to our wonderful helpers on the day:Ross who is acting Principal of Citywest ETNS, Sandra, Alison, Sarah and Claire as well as Clare, Maria and Elaine who got involved unexpectedly at the start! Thanks also to Roisin and John of Tymon-Bawn Community Centre.
Firhouse Educate Together's First Junior Infant Class September 2013
Learning Support Teacher Anita Collings, Class Teacher Tríona Ní Léanacháin and Principal Collette Dunne with twenty of the twenty one pupils of Junior Infants who began school on September 2nd 2013 in Firhouse Educate Together.
See our NEWS page for more photos!
Watch the slideshow below of the first week in Junior Infants 2013
Highlights from week 2 in Junior Infants at Firhouse Educate Together
Check out our visit to the Library: We had a great time. The Librarian Barbara told us stories and then we had a picnic in the sunshine outside.
Some Photos from The Great Firhouse ETNS Baking with Tríona Week:
Who was the mystery photographer in our classroom on Friday 11th October? Find out on our NEWS page. Check out the Policies page updates too.
Check out the visitors we had from St Patrick's College on our NEWS page!
Our First Half-Term ended in a drumming crescendo on Self-Expression Day:
On November 7th we all went to the ZOO, ZOO, ZOO .......... see the pictures on our news page!
The SAM arrived in our school with Dublin Championship Player Nicky Devereaux and Adam Doran, our school's Champion Coach from St Anne's GAA. Check out the photos on our news page.
December 2013 Upcoming Parent Teacher Meetings and our Winter Wonderland Show! Last week's planting daffodil and tulip bulbs in the park as part of the 'bulbs not bonfires' initiative with South Dublin County Council, our December visit to Tallaght Library, the day Dogs' Trust visited our school.... to keep up with our busy school life..... you must see our News page!
Visit to St Anne's GAA Club
On Thursday 10th April Firhouse ETNS Junior Infants visited St. Anne's GAA Club!
Watch this space for photos of our visitors from Gaelscoil na Giúise on Thursday March 27th 2014. Bhíomar ag súgradh agus ag labhairt Gaeilge le chéíle. Bhí an-spórt againn.
Can you find the JAGGO BLOCKS in this slideshow? They are great fun to build things with. Thank you so much to all our families who raised the money to buy them for our classroom. Just look at how much fun Junior Infants are having because of that BIG COMEDY NIGHT...
World Book Day 6th March 2014: Just look at the characters who turned up!
Capoeira Muzenza Classes with Diogo and Caroline Commence
Capoeira Muzenza class for Junior Infants began with everyone getting the rhythm of the music and then the fun of the movement began....
...check out our news page for more photos.
The End of Our First School Term with a Winter Wonderland Show by Junior Infants:
Photos of our visit to Citywest ETNS December 19th 2013:
We enjoyed making snowmen to give to each of the pupils in Citywest ETNS: