Thursday, 28 June 2018

Mr Donovan's Class Projects

The boys and girls in Room 3 have been very busy working on their individual end of year projects. Each one was so original and different. They spent a lot of time and effort researching their project and thinking about how they were going to present their work. Well done everyone, you all did a fantastic job. Take a look at the creativity and the imagination that went into their work. 

              


















Wednesday, 27 June 2018

School Calendar - 2018/2019


S.S. PETER & PAUL JUNIOR SCHOOL


SCHOOL CALENDAR 2018-2019


School re-opens on Thursday 30th August 2018

OCTOBER



NOVEMBER


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
 29th    Public Holiday
 30th    School Closed
 31st    School Closed
   1st    School Closed
   2nd   School Closed


MID-TERM BREAK

DECEMBER

Friday
 21st   School will close for                    Christmas Holidays
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

JANUARY

Monday 


 7th   School re-opens
         after Holidays


FEBRUARY

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
18th    School Closed
19th    School Closed
20th    School closed
21st    School Closed
22nd   School Closed
 
MID-TERM BREAK

MARCH

Monday


18th   School Closed


BANK HOLIDAY


APRIL

Friday


Monday
12th   School will close for
            Easter Holidays    

29th   School re-opens after
           Easter Holidays

EASTER HOLIDAYS

MAY

Monday


6th    Public Holiday



JUNE

Monday
Tuesday
 
Friday
3rd    Public Holiday
4th     School Closed

28th  School will close for
         Summer Holidays



SUMMER HOLIDAYS


PLEASE NOTE:

This calendar may be subject to change as part of contingency arrangements necessary to address negatively impacted curricular implementation due to unforeseen school closures and / or to facilitate requests issued by the Department of Education and Skills


Friday, 15 June 2018

Icecream Funday

Our Icecream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland was a great success. Our fantastic helpers, Yvonne, Jennifer, Fiona and Sínead, were flat out cutting up the blocks of ice cream and serving up the slices in wafers. The children really enjoyed their yummy treat, especially after all the games and activities they were doing for Active Week. Thank you to all who brought in the €2 contribution.  In total we managed to raise €918.60. Well done everyone, it will go towards a very worthy organisation.












Active Flag

ACTIVE SCHOOL FLAG

We here at  SS Peter and Paul JNS are striving to achieve a more active school community.
With help from our teachers, students, parents and wider community we hope our school will be recognised as an official ‘Active School’ and be rewarded with an Active School Flag.

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ACTIVE SCHOOL WEEK
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Our first ever Active School Week ran from Monday 11th June to Friday 15th June 2018. It was filled with lots of fun games and activities to suit all levels of abilities. Thankfully the sun stayed shining for most of the week so the boys and girls were able to get outside and enjoy getting fit and active.


Day 1: The Daily Mile and Skipping Rhymes

Day 1 kicked off with all classes completing the Daily Mile. We have been participating in the Daily Mile since last year so we were rearing to go. The Junior Infants kicked off first and ran laps around the school. We did this every day and recorded the distance we ran at the end of the week. In total the whole school ran a length of 1687.5km!!

The Daily Mile


  


We took our distance and calculated what cities we managed to visit on our Run around Europe Challenge. So the children managed to run as far as Switzerland. Well done all!!
Click on the image to learn more about the Run around Europe Challenge

Skipping
The children also learned lots of new skipping rhymes and practised them all week. Here is Mr Donovan's class doing the rhyme "Popcorn, Popcorn". 





Day 2: Sports Day and Olympic Parade

Our second day of Active Week kicked off with an Olympic Parade around the school. The Senior Infants and Second classes all chose a country each and dressed up in that country's colours. As they marched around the yard parading their flags and banners, the parents, Junior Infants and First classes cheered them on.

Olympic Parade

  

Ms Hickey's Class

Mrs Cummins' Class

Mr Donovan's Class


Mr Breen's Class

Sports Day Fun

After our Olympic Parade around the yard, the Senior Infants and Second classes got stuck into their Sports Day.  There were lots of fun activities for all the varying abilities of the children to enjoy.  They played tennis, football, basketball as well as participating in an obstacle course. All classes then headed over to the field where they enjoyed relay races, egg and spoon races and sack races. 











Day 3: Hopscotch Games

Today we decided to focus on games from the past and so we concentrated on the game of Hopscotch. The 1st and 2nd classes drew out the Hopscotch beds on the school yard with chalk and they helped teach the game to the younger classes.






Day 4: Sports Day Fun

It was the Junior Infants and First classes turn for Sports Day on Day 4 of Active Week. Once again we started off with an Olympic Parade around the school yard with all the parents and other classes cheering them on.




Mr Gallagher's Class
Ms Mannion's Class

Ms Harrington's Class

Then the classes got stuck into lots of fun activities. Here's Mrs Adderley's class practising their tennis skills.






Day 5: Drop Everything and Dance

For our last day of Active School Week, the whole school took part in a fun Drop Everything and Dance session. It was the perfect way to end a busy week. Music was played over the intercom for all the classes to enjoy and move to.



Remember to enhance your child's exercise by going out for walks, cycles or why not join one of the many Junior Park Runs that take place around the country.
To find out more about the Active School initiative and how to keep you and your family active, click HERE.