In the weeks before Christmas, 5th Class took part in Marathon Kids, organised by Dublin City Marathon and Fingal County Council, whereby over 8 weeks they would complete a full marathon of 26.2 miles.
The children ran around the school yard and local area over the weeks, culminating today with the Final Mile in Ongar Park, and we were there to capture the moment...
Well done to everyone on your wonderful achievement. Hopefully, we've created some runners for the future!
Once gain, our PTA put on a wonderful event for everyone at Hansfield while at the same time raising funds for the school.
With the freezing weather, what could be better than a hot chocolate and cookie at pick-up time??? It was no mean feat to make hot chocolate and cookies for hundreds of parents and children but, as usual, the PTA made it look effortless.
We hope you enjoyed the day. A huge thank to the PTA and to all of you who came along, joined the long queue and supported and had fun!!!
You raised an astonishing €1,064 for our school.
When Queen Elizabeth II passed away last September, Gillian P's 4th Class took it upon themselves to send a letter of condolence to the new King Charles.
They were delighted this morning to receive a card from King Charles thanking them for reaching out to him and his family at a very sad time for them.
It seems the King was thankful for this kind gesture from the pupils at Hansfield ETNS.
In a bumper week of seasonal fun, yesterday saw the judging of the Festive Door Competition by our resident judges, our PTA!!
They were so impressed with the creativity across all doors, it was only after much deliberation that they were able to choose one winning door from each group.
Winners were Caoimhe's JI Class, Kim's SI Class, Cormac's 1st Class, Maggie's 2nd Class, Emma's 3rd Class, Aileen's 4th Class, Bernadine's 5th Class, Alo's 6th Class and Katia and Clíona's classes.
Winning teachers were Aishling and Sinéad!! Well done to everyone.
Why don't you take a look at our short video and judge for yourself!!
Thank you to Michelle, our wonderful SNA, for organising this event...
Last Friday's Hansfield Christmas Jumper Day raised €750 to support Children's Health Ireland. A huge thank you to parents, pupils and staff for your support.
In addition to the funds raised, we had a joyous day and the snow definitely added to the Christmas atmosphere - check out our video!!
THANK YOU TO ALL!
Choir members from Fourth Class were honoured to visit the residents in Mount Hybla Residential Home in Castleknock today. The choir performed some songs that they are learning for Peace Proms and also some festive favourites. The residents were delighted to listen to the fabulous songs and receive letters from the pupils in Fourth Class.
Fergal had a wonderful treat for the children today. Puppeteers Martin and Helena from The Moon and Sixpence Theatre Company came to visit us with their puppet show.
Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class were treated to the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood. The children were enthralled with the marionettes and enjoyed the fun-filled show.
2nd to 6th Class enjoyed the entertaining story of The Last Leprechaun in Ireland. The children chuckled and laughed at the antics of Michilín Beag.
Thank you to Martin, Helena and Fergal!
Have a peek at the excitment building today....
Culture Day Fashion Show Prize Winners! Well done!!!
You may have heard the cheers and music coming from Hansfield last Friday morning if you were passing by the school!
The whole school gathered together in the hall to celebrate Culture Week with a fashion show featuring our very own pupils, showcasing national costumes from all over the world.
Organised superbly by Laura, it was a huge success with a winner from every class.
You can see your child's class below. Do scroll down to the end to have a look at our teachers on the catwalk!
Our super cool teachers....
You may remember that we recently had a visit from Station Officer John and Firefighter Seán from Dublin Fire Service. Well, Station Officer John returned today with his fire truck!
Junior and Senior Infants waited patiently for the sound of the siren to hail its arrival.
Children were able to the fire truck up close, learn about the different parts and uses of the truck and watch a fire hose display! To finish up, some lucky children even held the hose.
The visit was cut a little short as the team was called out to an emergency. Such is the job of our wonderful fire service!
Check out our short video!