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Changemaker School

Irish Times Article on Changemaker Schools

Our whole school community is delighted and proud that DPETNS is one of only five schools in Ireland to be receive a Changemaker School Award from Ashoka Ireland.   To find out more watch their video showing what makes a changemaker school and read the Irish Times article from 11th November. 

Changemaker Schools aspire to create a world where children become empathetic leaders, capable of working together creatively to solve problems and drive change in the world.  Ashoka works with these schools to support them alongside businesses, social entrepreneurs, universities, media and across other sectors.

In DPETNS we take pride in the work we do with the students to instill a sense of Global Citizenship: in fact our Mission Statement 'tagline' is "Children of Our School, Citizens of The World.

The community has engaged with our Cambodian Partnership.  One of our teachers, Colm, is currently working with PEPY in Cambodia and we are enjoying the regular updates from Colm.

Another innovative project has been the work we have done with the students on Positive Mental Health; we are one of the only primary schools in the country to address this important issue with our students.

Promoting Positive Mental Health

Promoting Positive Mental Health

PEPY and ETNS have been collaborating for over a year now. One of the many shared activities is the promotion of #positivementalhealth. The students in both organizations have proactively engaged with this topic and have learned mental health is everyone's concern. Together they have created this amazing short video: - you can also read more about this project on the Cambodian Partnership blog at

Road Safety Week 2015

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Latest News

Home School Links November

News on our Annual Red Envelope Collection, Mindfulness Workshops, Winter Fete and our new Outdoor Shelter

Mindfulness Workshops in DPETNS

Information on Mindfulness Workshops in DPETNS.

Home School Links September 2015

News on the school response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Acquaintance Meetings, Internet Safety Talk, PTA AGM, Board of Management Elections, Shetemi Memorial Trust

Home School Links June 2015

Staff Changes, Condolences, Details of Shetemi Memorial Trust, Learn Together News, Friendship and Kindness Awards

Home School Links January 2015

Road Safety Week, Cambodia Project Update, Parent Teacher Meeting Arrangements, Positive Mental Health Fortnight, Middletown Centre for Autism Training, School Calendar 2015/2016

Home School Links November 2014

Social Networking Issues in School, Winter Fete News, Donations in place of gifts for staff

DPETNS Summer Camp 2014

Details of summer camp to be hosted in the school by DPETNS teachers.

Home School Links April 2014

Parenting Classes, Sports News, update on Cambodian Project Fundrasing, Plea for safe driving on school grounds and important dates for 2014/2015 school year.
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