Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Fire Safety Week

Fire Safety Week
Fire Safety Week ran from the 12th-16th October. All of the classes have been learning about fire safety at home and at school. We practised a fire drill in school and all the boys and girls did an excellent job of lining up at the fire assembly point. The Balbriggan Fire Brigade came to visit our school and the first and second classes got to hear all about the important job they do for the community. We learned that we must have a fire escape route plan at home and a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. These 3 things are extremely important and all households should have one. 

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The 1st & 2nd classes took part in a Fire Safety Poster Competition. Here are the winners from the following classes;
First Class:
Rm 7: Zakia Leonard
Rm 8: Ciara Bassett
Rm 9: Ross Gaffney
Rm 10: Ula Krisciunaite

The overall 1st class winner was..Ross Gaffney! Well done Ross!

Second Class:
Rm 2: Daniel Nolan
Rm 3: Natalia Brys
Rm 4: David Byrne
Rm 6: Sam Jackson

The overall second class winner was.....Sam Jackson!!! Congratulations Sam!!

Don't Forget!!!

Our Halloween Sponsored Walk takes place this Friday starting at around 11am. Lets hope then weather stays dry for us!! Remember there will be a special prize for the best HOME-MADE Halloween costume so boys and girls, get creative!!!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Maths Week

Maths Week
12th - 16th October
This year Maths week ran from the 12th to the 16th October and was a great success. Once again all the pupils were engaged in maths activities to emphasise the fun and learning that can be enjoyed whilst doing maths. The senior classes checked the yard looking for clues on their maths trails, counting shapes and measuring windows with their clipboards in hand. 

Mrs O Connor's Class

Ms Fagan's Class

On Thursday & Friday the junior classes visited the hall to avail of the many activities set up for them to enjoy, such as sorting socks into pairs, following patterns, finding shapes with mini-twister. The boys and girls had great fun acquiring maths skills in this fun environment.

Mrs Tobin's Class

 Mr Donovan's Class

Mrs L Cummins; Class

Ms Meehan's Class

The importance of maths in everyday life and in people's work was emphasised and the pupils were enthralled at how much maths actually surrounds them. Many thanks to Fiona Graham who visited the senior classes showing them number card tricks.

Ms Hickey's Class

Ms Kelly's Class

Ms NĂ­ Mhaonaigh's Class

We hope the children enjoyed all the fun activities and we encourage all the children to continue simple maths activities at home.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Sam Maguire Cup comes to visit!!!

Today the Sam Maguire Cup came to visit us in SS Peter and Paul  JNS. Two players from the Dublin gaelic football team, Dean Rock and Eric Lowndes brought the trophy in along with Barry for us to see. It was very exciting! All the classes got their photo taken with the famous cup!. We shouted 'Up the Dubs!' in huge, loud voices! It was great fun! Well done to the Dublin team on winning The All-Ireland Football Championship this year!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Road Safety Poster Competition

Road Safety Week
Road Safety Week ran from the 5th to the 9th October. The Safe Cross Code was taught in all the classes and Justine from the Road Safety Authority visited all the classes to talk about crossing the road safely. 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: Sophie Ennis

Mrs Cummins' Rm 12: Ben Garvan

Ms O' Brien's Rm 13: Rachel Kelly

Ms Meehan's Rm 14: Gabby Kowalska

The overall junior infant winner was Sophie Ennis..... Congratulations Sophie!!!

Senior Infant Winners

Mrs Tobin's Rm 5: Karl Boyne Fisher

Mrs O Neill's Rm 15: Caoimhe Bassett

Ms Hickey's Room 16: Isobel Mooney

Mrs M Cummins Rm 17: Nikola Skorus

The overall senior infant winner was Karl Boyne Fisher...Congratulations Karl!!

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

New art work around the school

Well done to the 1st & 2nd classes who worked hard on some beautiful new art work to brighten up the school. Look out for it dotted around the school