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Friendship Week

The children in CNS really enjoyed Friendship Week. They developed friendships within their own classes and with their buddies. There were so many activities going on this week from art, drama, games, Buddy PE to making friendship bracelets 😃

Lap and Chat

All the pupils in CNS buddied up with a new friend to take part in the ‘Lap and Chat’ today, to raise money for Childline. Thank you so much for all the donations, this gave all the children an opportunity to talk to someone new and develop a new friendship😃

Our school is looking lovely with our beautiful window boxes!

Europe Day

We got our EU flag! We got it to celebrate Europe Day on 8th/9th May. It is 50 years since Ireland joined the European Union. We celebrated by singing the EU Anthem together- it was great fun as you can see in our video.
Thank you to Louise who played the piano, Ms O’Brien who played the flute, Elaine who was our conductor and of course all our teachers who helped us learn the anthem!

Aldi Stickers

We collected so many stickers that we filled two posters! We are looking forward to getting our rugby 🏉 resources (& hoping that we might win!!)

Easter Raffle

A Massive Thank You for all your support with the Easter Raffle. Thanks to your generosity we raised €590 on tickets sales. All of which goes directly into the PA fund.

First prize went to Lily Grace in S.I

Second prize went to Henry in J.I

Third prize went to Aidan in 1st Class.


Please click the link below to watch our wonderful ceolchoirm.



Over twenty pupils from CNS went to Porterstown on Tuesday to run for the school . We had fantastic results all around. Maith Sibh 😃

Pictiúrlann CNS

D’fhéach na páistí ar scannán Gaeilge inniu. Bhain siad sár taitneamh as agus bhí grán rósta agus milseáin acu 😃

Tráth na gCeist

Ghlac na páistí ó rang a Trí go dtí rang a Sé páirt i dTráth na gCeist.

Buaiteoirí ón gcomórtas filíochta.


Bhí an-spórt agus spraoi againn ag an gCéilí inniu. Ghlac gach rang páirt ann 🇮🇪

Buddy Reading as Gaeilge

Bhí Rang a Sé ag léamh leabhair mór do Naíonáin Shóisearacha.

Tóir Focail

Bhain gach duine taitneamh as an Tóir Focail sa chlós.

Buddy Time

Every Thursday, 5th and 6th class pupils spend lunch time with their buddies, teaching them new yard games.

World Book Day📚

The pupils in CNS had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day in our new hub 😃📚

Lá na bPancóga

A big thanks to our wonderful PA for making and delivering delicious pancakes, to all the pupils and staff in CNS today. It was a lovely treat 🥞

Cyber Safety Workshop

6th Class took the bus to Blanchardstown library to attend a cyber safety workshop with Aoife. We learnt how to keep safe online and what to do if we are ever cyber bullied. We had our lunch and a Krispy Kreme Donoughnut before heading back to school 😃

Castleknock Kits and Keyrings

Internet Safety

Sadly more than 1 in 4 children in Ireland have experienced cyberbullying, yet only 60% of victims tell their parents. As young people spend more time on the internet, ensuring it’s a safe space is ever more important.

To encourage conversation about life online and help parents keep their children safe, I’d like to share a free resource created by

It’s a comprehensive guide which includes things like:

  • How to reduce the risks online
  • How to recognise cyber bullying and grooming
  • How to educate children on cyber safety
  • How to set up parental controls on devices 

I thought it may be useful to share the link to the guide –

6th Class trip to the Dáil

6th class were very lucky and got to visit the Dáil today and even got the opportunity to see the Dáil in session. We had a wonderful tour guide, Seamus, who told us all about how the Dáil functions. We were then brought to the Dáil bar for a drink and a snack. A big thank you to Jack Chambers and his team for organising this wonderful trip. 😃

Fighting Words

6th class were very lucky and were invited to attend a ‘Fighting Words’ workshop today. 6th class put their creative minds together and created a collaborative story. They also got the opportunity to work with mentors who helped them create story endings and illustrations. They will be adding their story to the school library 😃


Chess is one of the most popular activities at CNS!


5th and 6th class completed their final mile of Marathonkids today. They then attended an awards ceremony where Ms.Moloney presented them with their medals for completing the programme. Maith sibh Rang a Cúig agus Rang a Sé 🏃‍♀️🏃🏼

Nollaig Shona Daoibh go Léir

The staff of CNS would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We would also like to thank you all for your very thoughtful cards and gifts. We were blown away by your generosity. Stay safe and well, we look forward to seeing you all on Thursday the 5th of January 😃

Santa came to CNS 🎅

A big thank you to the PA for organising Santa to visit CNS today. The children were so excited🎅

PA Raffle Winners, December 2022.

1st Prize – Ice-skating voucher: Lauren Power (4th Class)

2nd Prize –Art Hamper: Robert O’Donoghue (5th Class)

3rd Prize – Chocolate Hamper: Ted Lenehan (Senior Infants)

4th Prize – Blanchardstown Voucher: Juliet Hutchinson (3rd Class)

5th Prize – Blanchardstown Voucher: Thomas McDonagh (4th Class)

Class Prizes:

Junior Infants: Elizabeth Gregory.

Senior Infants: Max Gleeson

1st Class: Sam Fitzsimons.

2nd Class: Eva Downey.

3rd Class: Isobel Mulligan.

4th Class: Jorja Myburgh.

5th Class: Ling Qi Kong.

6th Class: Christian O’Sullivan.

The Black Santa Appeal

6th Class took a trip into town to sing carols for ‘The Black Santa Appeal’. They did an amazing job and raised a large amount of money for charity. They got lovely treats after to award all their hard work😃

Our amazing Sasha, from Senior Infants, stars in the Make Christmas Magic advertisement. We are so proud of her 🎄

Emma won a sculptor Betty Ann Norton Theatre School!

Elizabeth from Junior Infants won the Art Competition in the Parish Fair.

6th Class Hoodies

A big thank you to our wonderful PA for organising the 6th class hoodies. They were so delighted to receive them today 😃

Junior Einsteins Science Club

All the pupils in CNS enjoyed the fantastic visit from Junior Einsteins Science Club. They were so lucky to get the opportunity to see many different experiments in action and some lucky pupils even got the opportunity to participate in certain experiments. We would like to thank the PA for organising this wonderful event😃

Book and Bake Sale

A big thank you to everyone who baked, donated books and supported our ‘Book and Bake Sale’ today. 6th class did a fantastic job and raised an incredible €500. Some of the money will be used to launch their business and the rest will be donated to the school to buy resources for the hub 😃. Any left over food was donated to a homeless shelter to help those in need.

Concern Primary Debating Competition

A big congratulations to the 6th class debate team for winning their first debate against Inchicore N.S. today 😃

Shoebox Appeal

We sent lots of Shoeboxes to Team Hope – thank you all who participated.

Oíche Shamhna Daoibh Go Léir🎃

3D Printing Workshop

6th Class were very lucky and got the opportunity to attend a 3D printing workshop in Blanchardstown library with a teacher called Kate today. 6th class learnt all about the software you need to develop 3D prints and got an insight into how the printing machines function. They then worked in pairs or threes to develop a prototype of a design they created together. Kate is going to print these for us and then we get to collect them. We can’t wait to see the finished products 😃

Halloween Raffle Winners

Main Raffle

1st Prize: Lily Byrne (6th Class)

2nd Class: Heidi Hutchinson (1st Class)

3rd Prize: Josephine Cavanagh Curren (5th Class)

Class Raffle

Junior Infants: Sadhbh O’Shaughnessy.

Senior Infants: Grace Carlisle

1st Class: Aidan Eilis

2nd Class: Matthew Power

3rd Class: Isobel Mulligan

4th Class: Lily Hayden

5th Class: Nicholas Maag

6th Class: Eva Johnston

Christ Church Cathedral

Ten lucky pupils from 6th class attended the lovely ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ service for schools in Christ Church Cathedral today.

GOAL Jersey Day

A big thank you to everyone for supporting our GOAL Jersey Day . We raised an incredible €366.40😃


The children were delighted to be back playing chess.

National Tree Day

Third class had a very exciting time visiting the Phoenix Park on National Tree Day. You can see our class and hear all about it on News2day on the RTE player.

3rd Class created a beautiful poem about CNS😃


5th and 6th class have just begun the MarathonKids, eight week programme where they aim to run 26.2 miles. They will learn about the health benefits of sport and perform four running sessions each week inching them closer to completing their first marathon as well as learning about the benefits of physical activity.

‘Tea and Tissues’ Coffee Morning

A big thank you to our wonderful PA for starting off the year with a very successful ‘ Tea and Tissues’ coffee morning. It was brilliant to be able to host this annual event again this year, after a break over the last few years! It was well supported by parents, and there was a great buzz! Lovely way to kick-start the year.