Thursday, 6 December 2018

Christmas Raffle

Once again it is that time of year when the Parents Association ask you to support our annual Christmas Raffle. All monies raised from the raffle go towards extra facilities and activities for the children.

Tickets are €2 each or €10 for a book of 6 tickets. The raffle will take place on Friday 21st December so please return your stubs and money to the school by Friday 14th of December. The prizes this year are a fantastic Tablet, a Luxury Hamper, a Wine Hamper and spot prizes galore!!

Thanking you in advance for your support

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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Dublin City Fire Safety Calendar Competition

We were just delighted to hear the news that Sean from 2nd class won a category in the Dublin City Fire Safety Calendar Competition. Sean was runner up in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd class category. His picture will be printed in the 2019 Dublin City Fire Safety Calendar for the month of June. Sean, his family and Mrs Heffernan, our school Fire Safety Coordinator, were invited to a presentation in The Mansion House in Dublin where The Lord Mayor Nial Ring was there to congratulate all the winners. The morning was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended. Sean was interviewed by RTE and given lots of fantastic prizes. A big thank you must go to Dublin City Fire Brigade for the lovely prizes and for all the hard work they do throughout the year.


To see Seán's interview on RTE News 2day click on the image below.











Christmas Plays

It's that time of year again when we all get into the festive mood in preparation for the Christmas plays. 
The sweet sound of nativity songs is echoing around the school at the moment as rehearsals are in full swing. Please see the timetable below for individual class productions!

Christmas Play Timetable
December 2018


Time
Monday 10th
Tuesday 11th
Wednesday 12th
Thursday 13th
Friday 14th
Monday 17th
9.30



Mrs O Connor (7)


9.45

Mrs Adderley
(12)
Ms Feeney
 (13)

Ms Donnelly
(15)
Ms Harrington (14)
11am
Ms Moore
(16)
Ms O Regan
 (5)

Ms McNamee (8)
Ms Knowles (4)
Ms O Brien
(17)
11.30


Ms Ní Mhaoniagh (11)



1pm


Ms O Donnell
 (3)
Mr Gallagher
 (2)
Mrs Cummins (6)
Ms Meehan
(9)
2pm



Ms Mannion (10)


Friday, 23 November 2018

Registration

Registration

Registration for children starting S.S. Peter and Paul J.N.S. in September 2019 will take place from Monday 10th December til Friday 14th December 2018 each morning from 9.30am - 11.30am only.
Acceptance of application forms is conditional on parents/guardians reading and accepting our Admissions Policy.

Documents needed:

  • Completed application form (needs child's PPS number)
  • Original birth certificate
  • Proof of address (dated with 6 months)
Registration must be completed by Parent/Guardian only.

Registration will close completely on the Friday 18th January 2019. 

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Hall Noticeboards

We have some lovely new hall noticeboards on display in the school hall. This term, Ms Harrignton's class, Ms O Donnell's class, Ms Meehan's class and Mr Gallagher's class have made some beautiful art work. Take the time to pop over and have a look at them over in the hall.


Ms Harrington's junior infants made these beautiful Emperor Penguins by sticking on coloured crepe paper and cotton wool. Don't they look adorable. 
Ms Harrington's Class


In senior infants the boys and girls made some cool snowmen and polar bears enjoying the Arctic sun. Cotton wool was added and they then worked on their cutting skills and cut them out. Well done everyone. 
Ms Donnelly's Class


First Class have been learning all about The Water Cycle and used Art to represent what they have learned. They drew around their hands and cut out these shapes to show the direction of the water flow and the sun's heat rays. Very impressive. 
Ms Meehan's Class


In Room 2, the children have been studying the famous Dutch artist Van Gogh and his paintings. They loved his painting "Starry Night" so much they decided to recreate it themselves. Well done everyone, they're as good as the original!
Mr Gallagher's Class




Science Week

Science Week 11th - 18th November

The school has been buzzing with science experiments this week to mark the annual National Science Week. Mrs Bouzzah, our science coordinator, set up an array of activities to get the children's scientific brains working.
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Heaviest Potato and Longest Carrot Competition
The first and 2nd classes were tasked with finding the heaviest potato and longest carrot. They scoured the vegetable stalls of Balbriggan and in the end the longest carrot was found by Eli in first class and the heaviest potato was brought in by Samuel, also in first class. Well done boys and to everyone who took part in the competition. 




Paper Aeroplane Winners
The first and second classes were then asked to design and make a paper aeroplane and see how far it would fly. Mrs Bouzzah, our Science Coordinator, tested the finalist and the winners were as follows: 

1st Class
Julia Kolat - 1st
Daniel Grant & Dara O Reilly- joint 2nd
Colin Sookarah - 3rd

2nd Class
James O Neill - 1st
Tomasz Mazewzski - 2nd
Séan Ryan - 3rd



The teachers carried out lots of Science experiments in class. The discussed how a test must be fair to get an acurate  result. Take a look at some of the fun experiments that were carried out throughout the school. 

   
Skittle Rainbow Experiment
Ms McNamee's Class

Testing condensation and evaporation in Ms Meehan's class

Mrs Bouzzah in action weighing the potatoes and carrots


  
Some more competitors for the paper plane competition. 

Why not look out for some interesting programmes about science on tv or borrow science books from the library. You can also visit www.scienceweek.ie for more information or use the hashtag #scienceweek on twitter to view some interesting projects taking place around the country.

Thanks to Mrs Bouzzah who oversaw yet another successful Science Week with her usual enthusiasm and excitement.




Thursday, 8 November 2018

Book Fair

You are invited to the Ss Peter and Paul JNS Book Fair!

 It starts on Tuesday the 13th of November and runs until Friday the 16th November. On sale at the fair will be hundreds of great books for children of all ages priced at 30%-50% off shop prices, making it a great opportunity to purchase some excellent reading material for your children and perhaps a few Christmas presents as well, whilst also benefiting the school.

The following time and days have been allocated to each class for the pupils and parents to attend the book fair.

Tuesday 13th November: 9.00-10.00am - Junior Infants
Wednesday 14th November: 9.00-10.00am - Senior Infants
Thursday 15th November: 9.00-10.00am - First Class
Friday 16th November: 9.00-10.00am - Second Class




Monday, 5 November 2018

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Don't forget to return your Christmas Shoebox to the school office this week. The last day for this will be Wednesday 14th November. This is a very worthy cause, "your shoebox gifts will be given into the hands of a needy child, irrespective of his or her race, religion, ethnicity, or background – who all equally deserve a shoebox gift." (Team Hope)
Thanks to those families who have already filled their shoebox and brought it in. 


To find out more about where exactly your shoebox will go, visit  https://www.teamhope.ie/


Thursday, 25 October 2018

Halloween Fancy Dress Sponsored Walk

Our Halloween Dress up day was a great success and thankfully the rain stayed away. We had great fun scaring everyone around the town with our spooky costumes and masks. A huge thank you to all those who sent in sponsorship money.  All monies raised will go towards new Flatscreen Interactive boards. Thanks again for all your support. Check out some of our spook-tacular costumes below