Wednesday, 30 September 2015

An Garda Siochána Open Day

An Garda Siochána Balbriggan Open Day will take place on Saturday 10th October from 1pm to 3pm. It's free entry and everyone is welcome. 

GOAL Jersey Day

We are delighted to announce that our school will be taking part in GOAL Jersey Day on Friday 9th of October. The proceeds from our collection will go towards helping the Syrian refugee crisis. We have all been shocked and saddened by the recent upsetting images of the refugee plight in Southern Europe. We at S.S. Peter & Paul’s would like to try and do our bit to help these families in dire need. On Friday October 9th, all pupils will be invited to wear a jersey of their choice for the day. The suggested donation is €2 per child but if families feel they would like to donate more please do so. There will also be a small jewellery stand on the day with all items only €2 or less. Looking forward to a colourful and enjoyable day!

Tesco Community Fund

Great news, our school has been chosen as the recipient of Tesco Blue Tokens, where we could win up to €1000. Every time you shop in your local Tesco in Millfield shopping centre you'll receive a goodwill token which you can use to vote for the cause that means the most to you. We are asking all our families here at SS Peter and Paul to please choose our school when deciding where to place your blue token. Thank you.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Hall Noticeboards

Every term our four hall noticeboards are decorated by a class. This term the Junior Infant board has been decorated by Mr Donovan's Class. They made a beautiful owl display with the slogan "School is a Hoot". We're glad you think so boys and girls!!

The Senior Infant noticeboard was decorated by Ms Hickey's Class. They made bumble bees by sticking on black and yellow crepe paper and placed the heading "We BEE-long together" over the top.

Ms Kelly's Class made the First Class display. They drew around their hands and coloured them in. The hand prints were then cut out and arranged into a flower display with the caption; "We are all unique but together we are a masterpiece".

Finally the Second Class noticeboard was decorated by Ms Fagan's Class who made hot are balloons from coloured card and used the slogan "We aim high" over the top.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Water Update!

Further to the Board's earlier text, we wish to advise you that the water issue has been finally resolved. We are delighted to inform you that classes for all children will resume tomorrow.
Many thanks.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

School Closed Monday 28th September

Unfortunately due to NO WATER Ss Peter and Paul JNS will be closed tomorrow the 28th September. We sincerely apologise for the inconveniences that this will no doubt cause to all our parents but the situation is beyond our control at present. It is hoped that water will be restored by Tuesday but please check back here for confirmation of this. 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Jolly Phonics Meeting

There will be a Jolly Phonics meeting  taking place this Wednesday the 23rd (Rm 11), Thursday the 24th (Rm 12) and Friday 25th September (Rm 14) at 1 o' clock. Ms Ua Conaill will present the meeting, explaining what exactly Jolly Phonics involves.  This meeting is very informative if you are unfamiliar with the Jolly Phonics  Programme. We hope to see all our junior infant parents there.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Flags for School Initiatiave 2015/2016

Today was a very proud one for us all here at S.S Peter and Paul J.N.S. as we celebrated the arrival of two members from the Defence Force. Julia Grattan, Lorcan Roche and Sam Jackson were presented with the Irish flag and a copy of the 1916 Proclamation on behalf of the school.
Julia's 5 minute notice to read a section of the Proclamation along with Lieutenant Martin McMahon and Corporal  Brian Geraghty did not phase her one bit and she left us all in awe of her talent and poise.
We were entertained with some lively Irish dancing from Iveta Balakanskaite and Robert Downes which got our feet tapping and hands clapping.
Ms Ní Mhaonaigh's 2nd class stood proud and tall as their voices swelled with the tune of Amhrán na bhFiann.
Julia, Lorcan and Sam further showed what they are made of when they each read a short piece to us.
To each and every child in our school-well done and thank you for our wonderful behaviour and attention. It was wonderful having our whole school together, along with parents, members of the Board of Management and Lieutenant Martin McMahon and Corporal Brian Geraghty to celebrate today.

Commemoration flag

The defence forces will visit our school at 11.30am today to present the commemoration flag. All parents welcomed. 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

An important message from the Parish Office

In the next few weeks, parents/guardians who wish to present their child to prepare for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be asked for their child's Catholic Baptismal certificate. Now is a good time to obtain that certificate from the Catholic Church where your child was baptised if you haven't already got a copy. Only those who have been baptised in the Roman Cathoilc Church may be presented for these Sacraments. 

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Junior infants day

Junior infants will continue to stay til 11.30am until next Wednesday 9th September. From Thursday 10th on, the junior infants will go home at 1.40pm.  

Lenten donations

Our school raised a fantastic €1260.16 for Trócaire this year. A big thank you to everyone who returned their Trócaire boxes to the school, your generous support will help hard working communities in some of the poorest parts of the world. For more information on how your support is having a positive impact on people's lives, visit

Tuesday, 1 September 2015


If you wish your child to receive a daily supply of milk for the coming school term (milk distribution commencing on Monday 7th 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 3rd September. 

Welcome back

Welcome back everyone to another school year. We hope you had a fantastic summer and are all excited about starting back at school again. We are delighted to welcome back onto our staff Mrs Tobin and Ms Kelly from their break. We also have some new names on our staff-Ms Keane is now Mrs O Neill and Ms O Hora is now Mrs O Connor!
We would like to especially welcome all our new 120 junior infants and their families. We hope all the boys and girls settle in well and make lots of new friends. 
You can keep up to date on all the events that occur in our school through the school website or alternatively follow us on Twitter @MrsVHeffernan.