Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Simon Community Collection

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Simon Community collection which took place outside the school hall last week and to Mrs Heffernan and the Parents Association for organising the event. We are delighted to have raised a massive €685.04!!! No doubt this money will go towards helping those less fortunate have a better Christmas. 

Monday, 15 December 2014

School closure

School will close at 12pm on Friday 19th December for Christmas holidays. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Simon Community Collection

Don't forget to support the Simon Community collection that will be taking place outside the school hall before and after the school plays. All donations, great or small, will be greatly appreciated.

Christmas Play Timetable

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 2014

Monday 8th
Tuesday 9th
Wednesday 10th
Thursday 11th
Friday 12th

Ms O Hora
(Room 6)


Ms O Brien
(Room 13)
Ms Ní Mhaonaigh
(Room 2)


Mrs Cummins
(Room 12)

Ms Feeney
(Room 5)
Mrs Cummins
(Room 17)


Mr Donovan
(Room 11)
Ms Regan
(Room 16)

Ms Meehan
(Room 14)


Ms Keane
(Room 15)
Ms Fagan
(Room 4)
Ms Hickey
(Room 10)

Mr Forristal
(Room 9)
Mrs Cleary
(Room 7)
Ms Harrington
(Room 8)

Ms O Brien
 (Room 3)

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Hall notice boards

We have 4 beautiful new displays over in our school hall for you all to admire. 
The junior infant board has been decorated by Ms O Brien's class. They made lovely rainy day pictures.

Ms Keane's class have been reading the story "The Owl Babies" and made beautiful owl pictures using printing. They can be seen on the senior infant board. 

First class are getting ready for the cold winter weather so Ms Harrington's class decorated their board with wrapped up penguins! 

And finally the second class board has been decorated by Ms O Hora's class. They made Calaveras-colourful masks as they have been learning all about Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos. 

Monday, 24 November 2014

Science Fortnight

Our very popular Science Fortnight took place from the 10th -21st November. There were a number of science competitions held throughout the school from guessing the pumpkin weight to paper airplane construction.
The winners were:

  • Erin Kennedy (1st class) correctly idenitified all the fruit & vegetable seeds
  • Alex Jackson, Nathan Phoenix & Calum O Neill constructed the most successful paper airplanes in 2nd class.
  • Roy Eze, Sam Jackson & Hannah Sheridan were the successful aiplane engineers from 1st Class
  • Isabella Danila, Edie Murphy & David Byrne sourced the largest potatoes in the entire school.
  • 23 pupils correctly guessed the pumpkin weight as 3kgs.

1st and 2nd classes enjoyed science stations in the hall where they explored amongst other things magnets, thumb prints, floating & sinking and identifying fruit and vegetables. A big hit was the "Yawning Table" where the pupils explored whether yawning is contagious-the general consensus being that yes indeed it is!

Thanks to Mrs Bouzzah who oversaw our Science Fortnight with her usual enthusiasm and excitement.

Friday, 14 November 2014

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Thursday, 13 November 2014


Registration for Junior Infants, September 2015 will be from Monday 24th  Nov - Friday 28th Nov inclusive.
Times for registration are 9.30am - 11.30 am only. 

Please bring the following documents;
Original Birth Certificate
Original Baptismal Certificate 
Proof of Address
Childs PPSN

Registration must be completed by Parent/Guardian  

Registration will officially close on the 9th January 2015

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Science Week 10th - 14th November

The school has been buzzing with science experiments this week to mark the annual National Science Week. Mrs Bouzzah, our science coordinator has set up an array of activities to get the children's scientific brains working.

Heaviest Potato Competition:
The first and second classes were asked to bring in the biggest potato they could find at home. It will then be weighed in school and the winner of the heaviest potato will be announced on Friday.

Design and Make a Paper Aeroplane
The children are designing paper planes. Mrs Bouzzah will test each groups paper planes in the hall to see which will fly the farthest. Please us an A4 sheet and don't use staples or tape.

Guess the weight
Left over from Halloween, the children will be guessing the weight of a pumpkin. They will be using a 1kg to help them guess the correct weight.

Examine the seeds
Mrs Bouzzah has been busy collecting lots of seeds over the last few weeks. The children will try and guess which seeds are from which fruits.

Next week the fun will continue in the hall when the exhibition tables are set up. The children can examine finger prints, catch the lights with prisms, move clips with magnets and much more.
Why not look out for some interesting programmes about science on tv or borrow science books from the library.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

School Book Fair

Don't forget that our annual school book fair starts today in the hall! 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

School Book Fair

You are invited to the Ss Peter and Paul JNS Book Fair!
 It starts on Tuesday the 11th of November and runs until Friday the 14th November. On sale at the fair will be hundreds of great books for children of all ages priced at 30%-60% off shop prices, making it a great oppportunity to purchase some excellent reading material for your children and prehaps 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 11th November: 9.00-10.30am - Junior Infants
Wednesday 12th November: 9.00-10.30am - Senior Infants
Thursday 13th November: 9.00-10.30am - First Class
Friday 14th November: 9.00-10.30am - Second Class

The Book Fair is a fundraiser. The school will benefit from all sales made.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Halloween dress-up competition winners

We enjoyed a super day for our annual Halloween sponsored walk. Thanks to all who made such an effort with their outfits. Thanks also to the pupils & families for collecting sponsorship money and for all who came out to cheer us on that morning. All monies raised will go towards the new building. The top three prize winners for the best homemade costumes were:
1st place - Lorcan Roche, 2nd place-Ben Harrison & 3rd place went to Adam Smith.
Well done!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Hallowe'en Fancy Dress Walk

Our annual 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 & to all those parents who helped out on the day.  Check out some of our spooktacular costumes below.
Mr Donovan's Class
Ms Ni Mhaonaigh's class
Mrs Clearys Class
Ms Feeney's Class
Mrs M Cummins' class
Mr Foristal's Class
Ms Hickey's Class
Ms Harrington's class
Ms Fagan's Class

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Fire Safety Poster Competition

Fire Safety Week
Fire Safety Week ran from the 13th-17th October. The 1st & 2nd classes took part in a Fire Safety Poster Competition. Here are the winners from the following classes;
First Class
Ms Hickey's class: Hannah Woodhead
Mr Forristal's class: James Gallagher
Ms Harrington's class: Noah Lyons
Mrs Cleary's class: Julia Grattan

The overall first class winner was...Julia Grattan! Well done Julia.

Second Class
Ms O Hora's class: Adam Marry
Ms Fagan's class: James Hammond
Ms O Brien's class: Nina Lynch
Ms Ni Mhaonaigh's class: Qasim Jamil 

The overall second class winner was...Adam Marry! Well done Adam.

Fire Safety is an extremely important subject and all children should know what to do in the event of a fire in the home. Always check your smoke alarm and have an escape plan in place. And remember ...
Get Out, Get the Fire Brigade Out and STAY OUT!!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Hallowe'en Walk

Don't forget our Hallowe'en walk takes place this Friday. We can't wait to see all the spooktacular costumes!! And remember there will be a prize for the best homemade costume! 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Road Safety Poster Competition

Road Safety Week
Road Safety Week ran from the 6th to the 10th October. The Safe Cross Code was taught in all the classes and our new lollipop lady, Liz visited some of the classes to talk about crossing the road safely outside school. The junior infant and senior infant classes were asked to complete a Road Safety Poster Competition and well done to all our winners.
Junior Infants:
Mr Donovan's Rm 11: Eveigh Shiels

Mrs L Cummins' Rm 12: Emma Tyrrell

Ms Meehan's Rm 14: Shane Cooper

The overall junior infant winner was....Emma Tyrrell. Congratulations Emma!!

Senior Infants:
Ms Feeney's Rm 5: Dylan Stuart

Ms Keane's Rm 15: Amy Orange

Ms Regan's Rm 16: Tofunmi Babayemi

Ms M Cummins' Rm 17: Iveta Balakauskaite

The overall senior infant winner was Tofunmi Babayemi

All winning entries will be displayed in the hall. Pop over to have a look at them.

For more information on road safety check out www.rsa.ie

Friday, 10 October 2014

National Parents Week

Celebrate National  Parents  Week on the 20th-26th October 2014.
 During National Parents Week we celebrate parents and the wonderful job they do. We want them to know there is support. Just call! 
Parentline is a helpline for parents. Trained facilitators will give support, information and guidance on aspect of parenting in confidence. Helpline open Mon-Thurs 10am-9 and Friday 10am - 4pm. Tel: 1890 927277/ 01 8733500 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Halloween Dress Up Sponsored Walk

Our annual Halloween Sponsored Walk will take place on Friday 24th October 2014. We can't wait to see all the spook-tacular costumes that will be frightening the folks of Balbriggan. There will be a prize for the best "homemade" costume so get creative everyone! 

Road Safety Week

This week is Road Safety Week. Each class will be learning all about the Safe Cross Code and how to stay safe travelling to school. To learn more about road safety visit www.rsa.ie. The junior and senior infant classes will compete in a Road Safety Poster Competition where an overall school winner will be chosen. We are looking forward to seeing the entries. 

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

It's that time of year again where we here at Ss Peter and Paul JNS get the opportunity to take part in Team Hope's annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Your child will receive an information leaflet regarding the items that can be placed in the shoebox and who will receive this special gift. Please fill your shoebox, wrap it, place the correct boy/girl label on it (which can be found on the leaflet) and return it to the office as soon as possible.  For more information visit www.teamhope.ie 

Friday, 19 September 2014

School notice boards

Every term our hall notice boards are decorated by a class. This term the junior infants board is by 
Mrs Cummins' class. The children made beautiful bird pictures. 

The senior infant board is by Ms Regan's class; they made fantastic Autumn trees

The first class board was decorated by Mrs Cleary's class. The had fun doing leaf printing.

The second class notice board was decorated by Ms O Brien's class. They made wonderful colour circles. 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


If you wish your child to receive a daily supply of milk for the coming school term (milk distribution commencing on Monday 8th September), please send in €15.00 to cover cost of same. Please put EXACT amount of money in a sealed envelope, write your child's name on the outside and return it to the class teacher on or before Thursday 4th September. 

Monday, 25 August 2014

School reopens 1st September

The new school term will begin on Monday 1st September at 9.00am. We are looking forward to welcoming our new junior infant students to Ss Peter and Paul's and welcoming back all our other students. From Monday 1st til Wed the 10th, the junior infant day will start at 9.00am and finish at 11.30am. Only a small healthy snack is needed for this week. Please take a look at our healthy eating policy (on the school website) on what to include in your child's lunchbox. You can also view links to our "Parents Association" page and view the many wonderful activities that go on in our school on the various "Classes" pages. Visit: www.sspeterandpauljns.ie

Monday, 23 June 2014

SS Peter and Pauls PA blog: S.S. Peter and Paul's school 1928

SS Peter and Pauls PA blog: S.S. Peter and Paul's school 1928: Check out this link that Balbriggan.net posted of a class from 1928 in S.S. Peter and Paul's school  http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dztyoJ...

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Junior infant Induction Meeting

This year's Junior Infants for September 2014 will get to meet their new teacher on Thursday 29th May at 9.30am. There will be an information seminar in the hall for all parents hosted by the principal Mrs Frayne. 

The current junior infant will start school at 11am on this day.

Monday, 26 May 2014

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all the boys and girls in second class who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday. We hope you and your family all had a lovely day and that the rain stayed away. A big thank you to the teachers, Ms Ní Mhaonaigh, Ms Regan, Ms Fagan & Ms O Brien for all their hard work and to Mr Donovan and the choir for the beautiful music. 

Friday, 9 May 2014

Sunflower day!!!

A big thank you to the Parents Association for providing all the children with planted sunflower seeds!!! It is now up to the boys and girls to care for their seeds by watering them and watching them grow. All monies raised today will go towards furnishing the new building which is almost complete!! 🌻