Friday Awards December 12th

Congrats to our Friday Award Winners this week:

Senior Assembly: AdemS, KubaK, NicholasZ, TimmyA, AyoolaG, KatieW, FionnMc, NatalieA, FaithO

Middle Assembly: JasmineD, MohammedA, Alma, NicoleB, SaarahW, LaetitiaN, EniolaA, RoshiniG, JesseM, NajmaA

Junior Assembly: KeeranK, CianB, Barbara, Antoinella, AoifeM, JacindaO, NiallS, EoinM, Bilawal, ErynN, RheaK, OisinC, MohammedB

“Capturing” Freedom

Meet the Freedom Photography Competition Entrants!


In order to highlight the importance of the fundamental rights of children, PREDA Ireland invited the children of Ireland to take part in a novel project on Wednesday December 10th – International Human Rights Day. The competition involved taking a photo, which we felt represents “Freedom”. The image could be fun, creative or thought provoking.

Take a look at our entries below and find out why we chose these photos.

Thank you for looking!

Alamin, Kristina, Luke, Mizna and Noah



I took this photo because it reminds me that just because nobody is perfect, we can still try our best and everybody is free to be themselves. There is always something good inside of us.




I took this photo because the sea in the background, the cars and the bicycles remind me of the right to travel and the freedom to go wherever we want.



I took this photo because it represents fresh air and the freedom we have to go out and play.



I took this photo because religion represents freedom for me and lots of the squares on the quilt represent different religions.



I took this photo because everyone no matter what age you are you can still have the freedom to have fun.

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Human Rights Month Referendum Interviews

During Human Rights Month in October, a team of children and staff from BETNS came together to form the Human Rights Month Interview Team.  The team, led by the children, compiled a list of interview questions, arranged an interview schedule and interviewed students about their opinion on the school’s referendum.  The questions we asked were:

1. Which of the nine grounds of equality could we as a school be better at?


2. Which of the nine grounds of equality are we good at?

The team then edited and uploaded the video for you to enjoy.  Well done to all involved!





The 2015 Calendars are Here!

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The 2015 BETNS Calendars are here!!  And they are the best yet!

The children in the school have been beautifully photographed in the month of their birth and these pictures have been brought together into a beautiful and colourful calendar.

They will be on sale in the school over the next few days and at the Winter Concerts.  The cost is €6 for one, €12 for two and a special price of €15 for three.