UPDATE: Wednesday 28th February @11.30am

PETNS will be CLOSED Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March due to RED WEATHER WARNING.

We hope to reopen on Monday 5th March.

We will continue to monitor the situation over the next 48 hours. If weather alert changes and weather improves we will open the school.

In the mean time stay safe and warm and do not take any unnecessary risks.


28 February 2018 – Statement from the Department of Education & Skills

Given the disruption to transport and the safety risks arising, most particularly in relation to the ability to get home safely before blizzard like conditions hit Munster and Leinster, all schools, third level institutions, colleges and centres of further education in red areas will be closed tomorrow and Friday.

In relation to Connaught and Ulster decisions on school closures will be made individually depending on the circumstances in their area. The situation in Connaught and Ulster will be kept under review.

The Department’s guidance for schools in relation to making up for time lost due to unforeseen closures is set out in Circular 0009/2017 which is available at the following link- https://www.education.ie/en/Circulars-and-Forms/Active-Circulars/cl0009_2017.pdf

As outlined in the circular, significant flexibility is given to schools to make up tuition hours lost due to unforeseen circumstances.




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National Weather Warnings



Snow-ice Warning for Munster and Leinster

Blizzard-like conditions will develop in heavy snow and strong easterly winds on Thursday evening and will continue Thursday night and Friday morning giving significant snow drifts in many areas.


Wednesday 28 February 2018 11:00


Thursday 01 March 2018 16:00 to Friday 02 March 2018 12:00



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