New Drum Kit

A big Thank You to Sarah Farrell from Mallaidh’s Junior Infants class and her Granny, Angela McElroy who donated a fabulous drum kit to SETSS. We can think a few students who will be dying to get back to school in August to try it out!

June newsletter

We hope you enjoy your holidays! And if you want to look back at the last days of academic year 2017/18  – here is a link to our June Newsletter:

First Annual PUB Quiz and FUNdraiser organised by our PTA

First Annual PUB Quiz and FUNdraiser!

What: Join SETSS teachers, parents and friends for a great night out to socialise without the kids, enjoy some fun, and raise valuable funds for SETSS PTA projects. Funds raised for the PTA will go towards important  projects such as educational supplies for classrooms, field trips, guest speakers, visiting educators and much more!

When: May 10th, Doors open from 7pm. Quiz starts at 7:30pm

Where: Olaf’s GAA Club in Sandyford

Holly Avenue, Sandyford Business District, Sandyford, Dublin

Cost: €5 Euros per person, Teams of 4 are encouraged to enter and purchase a table for €20. Feel free to bring friends! Otherwise, come alone or with a friend and if you wish we can join you with others there to make up a team!

Raffle prize tickets will also be available for €5 Euros each or 3 Tickets for €10. Buy to be in for a chance to win excellent prizes kindly donated by area businesses and community members.

GRAND RAFFLE PRIZE: A 5-night house accommodation for a family in Portugal!

Runner up and other lovely raffle prizes include: 1-month Wine club trial membership for Donnybrook Fair, a custom 3-page personal or business website, lots of gift certificates and more!

We welcome any donations for raffle prizes from SETSS families or their workplaces. Please leave at the office with Aleksandra.

All tickets available with cash at the door on May 10th!

Mark your calendars and invite friends for a great night of Craic together and let’s raise a few bob for our lovely new school!

March/April newsletter

Here’s a new edition of our newsletter for March/April. Enjoy! Click on this link to access:


Snow Dive Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis

February newsletter

We all hope you enjoy a digital version of our February newsletter.

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January Newsletter

We are delighted to be sharing with you digital version of our January newsletter.

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Newsletter November 2017

We are delighted to be sharing with you the first digital version of the school newsletter. The news team, along with the help of Garry and Colin, have worked tirelessly to collate information and reports on the activities and achievements of the school body over the past month.


In this month’s newsletter:

  • P.B.L. Week, a report by Matthew Quinn
  •  2nd Year visit to Leinster House and the National Gallery, reports by Benat Potokci and Shane Downes
  • Photos from our Halloween Fancy Dress and details about the winner
  •  Over the Rainbow, an interview with Stepaside ETSS student Erwin Wright
  •  Gaelic Football Team Stand Tall, a report by Warren Chong
  •  Details on our Poetry Aloud Pioneers
  •  This Country Life, a report on the Second Year ecology trip, by Sarah Mulvey
  •  Information on Guidance
  • Photographs of our brilliant committee members
  • Information on our school Shoebox Appeal for Christmas


Just click on the following link for the full version:


Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador Award

Poppy meets Kayleigh Cullinan at the School Ambassador Awards Ceremony

On Tuesday last, September 12th, the now annual Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School Awards ceremony was held at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. These awards recognised the immense efforts of 89 schools around the island of Ireland who have completed the Ambassador School Programme, and became actively involved in mental health promotion. The Ambassador School Programme is one aspect of a wide range of Cycle Against Suicide initiatives and programmes, is school-led, and involves the completion of “Five Gears” over the course of a year, all of which are aimed at raising awareness of the message that “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”.

The Programme provides a framework for schools to integrate mental health activities into the school plan, and rewards schools who go the extra mile. The Programme also aims to recognise innovative and effective initiatives, and facilitates schools to share and showcase good practice.

At the special reception, Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School was awarded the prestigious status of Ambassador School by Cycle Against Suicide in recognition of their fulfilment of the Five Gears, and their exceptional commitment to the promotion of positive mental health.

Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School was represented at the event by Link Teacher Sallie Ennis and student Poppy Stafford, who understandably are very proud of their achievements. “The Ambassador School Awards ceremony was a great day. It’s wonderful to attend such a positive event, and have the efforts of the students recognised. Our participation in the Ambassador School Programme has had an enormously positive impact on our school community, fostered a school-wide approach to the promotion of positive mental health, and provided incredible opportunities for student leadership”. Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee presented the awards to students on what was a very positive enjoyable day for all involved. More information on the Ambassador School Programme is available on

Good Luck Sarah!

We would like to wish Sarah all the best in her new position as Deputy Principal at Calasanctius College in Oranmore, Galway. Sarah was hugely instrumental in establishing our school wide commitment to kindness and respect and we will miss her greatly. We know she will be watching developments at SETSS with interest and love.