Friday, 15 January 2021

Week 1 of Remote Learning

Well our first week of remote learning has come to an end. We hope all the children are enjoying their online lessons and that parents are finding them easy to access. It's a learning curve for us all!!!

We were delighted to receive some lovely photos of the children working hard at home. Here is just a selection of  them. 

Ms Meehan's Class

    

    

               




Mrs Cummins' Class

    


Ms O Brien's Class



Ms Donnelly's Class

Click on the link below to watch a presentation of the children from Room 7 doing Show and Tell




Ms McNamee's Class
Click on the link below to watch a presentation of the children from Room 8 doing a Christmas Show and Tell


Ms Mannion's Class


Ms Knowles' Class

  

Mr Gallagher's Class
Click on the link to see all the hard work the students from Room 6 are doing. 






Thursday, 14 January 2021

Eco Garden Activity

Make a Bird Feeder

Feel like getting creative??...then why not try making a homemade bird feeder & house that then could be added to our Eco Garden when we return to school. 
The wonderful Mary Fitzgerald, from one of our favourite childhood series "How Do You Do" (ask your parents!!), demonstrated on the @rteToday show how to make a colourful bird feeder.  
As we continue with remote learning for the month of January, why not try this activity at home. 
Click on the link to see how easy it is to make and do.


Have fun & dont forget to tweet us your photos @PeterandPaulJNS of your own bird houses. 


Saturday, 9 January 2021

Covid Closure

Dear Parents / Guardians,

Following Government direction due to the severity of Covid19, we cannot open our school building to our students before February 1st.  We are returning to online learning from Monday January 11th 2021.  Your child’s teacher will facilitate and support teaching and learning using Google Classroom / Aladdin Connect / class blogs / email.  We hope that each and every member of our community remains safe at this time. Class teachers are providing more information via Aladdin Connect.  The school can be contacted using the email address office@sspeterandpauljns.ie If you do not know the blog address or email address of your child’s teacher please send an email (with your child’s first name and room number/teacher name) and the information can be forwarded on to you.

For those who were absent the week of Christmas holidays and so do not have their books at home – collection will be facilitated on Monday 11th January 2021 between 10am – 12pm.  Please email office@sspeterandpauljns.ie with your expected time of arrival for collection.   We wish to avoid several people arriving at the same time and may ask you by return email to come a little earlier / later.  Thank you for your cooperation during this critical time.

A short text will also be sent to ensure anyone without Aladdin Connect set up also receives notification.

Monday, 21 December 2020

Christmas Closure

School finishing times for Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Senior Infants and First Class will finish at 11.50am (Rm 7, 8 & 9, please check your Aladdin noticeboard for changes in collection points) 

Junior and Second Class will finish at 12.05pm. (Rms 2 & 3, please check Aladdin for changes in collection points)

School will reopen on Wednesday 6th January 2021

Principal Christmas Message
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Dear all,
As we head into the Christmas period we are thankful for the blessings we have received this year. We are very aware of the members of our Community who have suffered in one way or another due to this pandemic. Thank you to all our parents/guardians/children for abiding by 
HSE guidance and school procedures at all times even when especially difficult. We ask that you continue to support the tremendous efforts being made by our staff in keeping our students / community safe and our school open. 
Please remember:
 Keep children at home if they are unwell – “if in doubt, stay out”
 Wear a mask on school premises 
 Practise social distancing and hand-hygiene
 Continue to follow guidance for self-isolation when required
 Keep the new school year in mind if meeting others from outside your household over the holiday period – follow all practices to limit the spread of Covid19 as much as possible.
 FOLLOW OUR STAGGERED ARRIVAL AND DISPERSAL TIMES and PROCEDURES –
Junior Infants and Senior Infants (except room 5) please use Pineridge gate (unless 
siblings in 1st/2nd); 1st and 2nd classes and Room 5 – use Naul gate.

I hope every member of our school community has a peaceful and happy holiday break and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year!

Ms Whelan



Christmas Jumper Day Fundraiser

On Thursday the 17th December the students and staff dressed up in their festive Christmas jumpers and wore them into school to raise money for a local charity. We all understand how difficult 2020 has been for so many families in the locality so we love to help in any way we can. 

We are delighted to say we raised €645 for the Balbriggan branch of St Vincent de Paul. 

Thank you to all the families who contributed, it is greatly appreciated.  

The whole school looked wonderful as each class showed off their Santa hats, Reindeer antlers and sparkly clothes. To further heighten the Christmas cheer at SS Peter and Paul JNS some of the classes sang Christmas carols outside. Take a look below at some of the wonderful jumpers on display and some wonderful singing by the first & second classes. 

Junior Infants

Mrs Adderley's Class





Ms Ní Mhaonaigh's Class






Ms Feeney's Class







Senior Infants

Mrs L Cummins' Class


Ms Harrington's Class






Ms Meehan's Class

First Class

Ms O Regan's Class 








Ms McNamee's Class


Ms Donnelly's Class


Second Class

Ms Mannion's Class

Mr Gallagher's Class

Singing Christmas carols using Lámh signs

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Santa and the Garda Band

Today was a very exciting day. The children, all dressed in Christmas jumpers, could not believe their eyes or ears when they heard the sound of sirens coming into the school yard today, who was it, only the Gardaí. Thankfully they weren't here to talk to any naughty boys or girls (as obviously we don't have any), but instead they brought a VERY special visitor.....SANTA!!!!

Santa Claus was here to check on all the children and to make sure they are all on his nice list, which I can confirm they most definitely are! Whilst he was here, we all had a lovely Christmas carol sessions and sang some of our favourite songs with the Garda Band, who played the saxophone and guitar. The teachers did a great job singing along and we think they might all be on Santa's nice list too. 
 It was a great day and put us all in a festive mood as we look forward to our Christmas holidays.

Happy Christmas everyone. 




Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus...in a Garda van!! 😲





Santa also remembered it was a very special day for one teacher as Ms Corkery celebrated her birthday today. She got the greatest present of all as Santa and the children all sang Happy Birthday to her. 😄