Farewell Assembly for Dan

We had a lovely last day for Dan in Harcourt Terrace. We were all very sad to see Dan go but enjoyed our last few days with him as principal.

For Dan’s last day he visited each class with treats for a picnic and enjoyed some time chatting with the children.

Then we had assembly where each class had time to say goodbye to Dan in whatever way they liked. Some classes sang songs, some presented art work and some said poems. We wish Dan all the best in his new school and we look forward to him coming back for a visit!  

Healthy Eating Week 2023

We had a great Healthy Eating Week in Harcourt Terrace. It was super to see how healthy all the boys and girls are already. They all know so much about how important it is to eat healthily to have healthy bodies.

There were lots of different activities in all the classes such as creating a healthy plate of food and lunch box, sorting healthy and unhealthy food and showing off their healthy lunches.

Check out the photos below of just some of the activities that took place.

Emer Nowlan visits the school

We were beside ourselves with happiness on Friday when we welcomed Educate Together’s CEO Emer Nowlan to our school to unveil our School Quilt, an art project we made during the second lockdown.
Emer spoke to us at our Assembly about the inclusive ethos of Educate Together schools and how proud she is of the amazing school we have become in our first five years.
We also heard updates from the Green Schools Committee and Second Class shared their thoughts on the Value of the Month, Happiness. It was a full agenda as usual in our busy, happy school 🙂

Winter Show Performance 2022

On Wednesday 14th of December the children of Harcourt Terrace ETNS all performed on stage for the whole-school community. Check out how they got on in this short video. I think you will agree that they all look amazing. Well done to Hyeguen who captured all of these fantastic pictures and compiled this wonderful video. A big shout out to our PGTA, bakers, staff, children, parental community and wider community who contributed to us raising €2,003.37 towards new literacy resources on the day too through our bake sale and raffle. Maith sibh!


A thought for the day:

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there is so much to smile about- Marilyn Monroe

Student Council First Meeting with Dan

This week our new student council came together for the first time to meet with Dan our principal.

It was wonderful to see the elected class representatives from all of our classes in the school come together and discuss key matters to the children.

One topic which was discussed was what name shall we have for our Well-Being Morning Check In’s which have been so successful thus far.

Following some wonderful suggestions, we voted that they would be named “Morning Meetings” or ” Cruinniú Maidine” when spoken in Irish.

Our student council also gave us some great ideas regarding how our Student Council notice board should look.

Our student council will meet at the end of each month with the principal. We plan for this to be a tradition moving forward in the school as we grow. The promotion of student voice within the school is hugely important. Afterall, our children are one of our key stakeholders in Harcourt Terrace ETNS.


Science Week 2022

We had a very exciting Science Week this year in HTETNS. Every class did so many different and fun experiments! There were so many photos we had to make a video to show them all. In it you’ll see some of the experiments that went on  in the school during the week, such as, Skittles experiments, making moon sand, blowing a bubble in a bubble and many more! Some classes even had a special visitor who performed lots of exciting experiments with the children! Thank you very much to Michael again for coming in!

Check out the video to see all the fun that was had with our budding scientists last week!



Assembly Friday 18th November

We had a very busy assembly with lots of exciting news and performances on Friday.

First, we heard an update from two Greens Schools Committee about the process.


Then, we got to see our new Student Council all together for the first time! They are all very excited to have been elected and are looking forward to the responsibilities that come with this new role.


Next, 1st Class performed a call and repeat song called Toom-Bah-Ee-Lero and they did a great job!

Finally the principal’s awards were presented to all the boys and girls that earned them this week for following the Golden Rules! Well done everyone!

Diwali celebrations this week!

We had a great time in HTETNS this week learning all about Diwali.

So many nice activities went on in each class, including learning about Hinduism and Sikhism, making decorations and cards for celebrating Diwali and learning about traditions associated with the festival.

Here are a few photos from different classes in the school showing all the fun that was had.

We hope those who celebrate in our school community had a lovely Diwali.

RTÉ & Gardaí visit to HTETNS

Last week we had a visit from RTÉ News2day to video some activities from Maths Week in Harcourt Terrace ETNS. Check out the news report which was filmed here:



We also had a visit from our local community Gardaí Ciara and Dave who talked about Halloween safety with the children.


As you can see lots of things have happened in Harcourt Terrace ETNS over the past week!

Well done to all involved!