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Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to Cherrywood ETNS, the newest addition to the rapidly growing community of Cherrywood.  It is a great honour to be able to open a school in these wonderful surroundings right beside such a lovely park.  The Tully area of Cherrywood provides a rich natural and historical environment, and we intend to immerse ourselves in this environment in providing for the children of this school. The outdoors provides great opportunities for learning.

Over the next couple of years, we are going to see massive changes in this area as the community grows around us and we will have a very big role in the defining and developing of it.  We see our school as being at the centre of this community.  For my entire teaching career I have been passionate about developing a sense of community and a positive learning environment for everyone in my care.

As a school we are committed to providing a child centred, co-educational, equality based and democratic education to all of the children who attend this school, in line with the core values of Educate Together. Parents and other members of the community will be an integral part of this.   

I am very excited with the adventure ahead of us as we strive to build this school as a centre of excellence.

Joe Lennon

Principal

Helping Students Grow and Learn

Our Ethos

Educate Together schools are national schools, teaching the full primary curriculum. They are child-centred and focused on the best possible educational outcome for your child. Our teachers bring the curriculum to life by encouraging children to think, question and engage both with their teacher and with each other. 

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Equality-based

All children have equal access to the school and no one religion or worldview is given priority over another within the school.

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Child-centred

Our child-centred approach means that we put children at the heart of all policies and practices and involve them in decision-making where appropriate.

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Co-educational

All children are encouraged to explore their full range of abilities and are provided with equal opportunities regardless of their gender or identity.

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Democratically-run

We run schools on a democratic basis, encouraging active participation by parents and students in the daily life of the school whilst positively affirming the professional role of the teachers.

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School Planning Area

Cherrywood ETNS covers the Cherrywood ETNS strategic development zone (SDZ) or Tullyvale as defined by the Department of Education and applicants living in the school planning area as defined by the Department of Education.

  • When is the 2024/2025 Enrolment Junior Infants?
    Pre-Enrolment for Junior Infants for the 2024/2025 school year was completed on 27th October 2023, and all places have now been allocated.
  • What classes are available in CWETNS?
    We currently have classes from Senior Infants to 2nd Class, including the Autism Classes, for the 2023/2024 school year.
  • What is the Attendance Policy?
    By law, if your child misses 20 days or more, the NEWB (National Educational Welfare Board) must be notified. The Principal will inform you if your child is nearing 20 days.
  • Where can I find the school calendar?
    The School Calendar for the school year 2022/2023 can be downloaded here.
  • What about Parent Teacher Meetings?
    You will be invited to attend the meeting to discuss your child’s progress. If you have concerns before this, please make an appointment to meet with the teacher before/after school. Parent Teacher meeting are generally conducted in November.

Donations

Supporting your local school is a direct investment in our community's future. Your donation provides essential resources, enhances educational programs, and enriches students' experiences. Together, we can ensure that every child has the opportunity to thrive. Join us in building a brighter future. Please donate to our school today.

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