Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Science Week 8th -15th November

The school has been buzzing with science experiments 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.

Heaviest Potato/Longest Carrot Competition
The first and second classes were asked to bring in the biggest potato and the longest carrot they could find at home. They were then weighed and measured in school.

The winners of the heaviest potato were...
1st place: Ross Gaffney
2nd place: Ula Krisciunaite
3rd place: Iveta Balakauskaite

 The winners of the longest carrot were...
1st place: Lena Siuda
2nd place: Noemi Porada
 3rd place: Dale Lennon, Mikolai Pawluk, Adam Richert & Juwaria Bager

Mrs Bouzzah was busy measuring all week!

Design and Make a Paper Aeroplane
The children were also asked to design paper planes using an A4 sheet with no staples or tape. Mrs Bouzzah tested each groups paper planes in the hall to see which one flew the farthest.
  • Roy Eze, Ben Smith & Lee Donnelly constructed the most successful paper aeroplanes in 2nd class.
  • Dylan Stuart, Ross Gaffney, Brian Ndongala & Conor Darcy were the successful aeroplane engineers from 1st Class

Guess the weight
Left over from Halloween, the children guessed the weight of a pumpkin. They used a 1kg to help them guess the correct weight.
  • 18 pupils correctly guessed the pumpkin weight as 3kgs

Science Stations

The fun continued in the hall when the exhibition tables were set up. The children  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!

The Yawning Table

Why not look out for some interesting programmes about science on tv or borrow science books from the library. You can also visit 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.

Food Dudes

We are currently taking part in the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme which aims to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables. Health experts recommend that children eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day, however many are currently eating less than this.
For 16 consecutive schools days, the children receive free fruit and vegetables in school and are rewarded with stickers and small rewards for eating these foods. At the end of the 16 days, the children will then be encouraged to bring in their own fruit and vegetables from home and will be rewarded with certificates of achievements if they eat these foods.
The aim of the programme is to encourage children to repeatedly try fruit and vegetables so that they can learn to like them.
For more information on the programme and healthy eating ideas, visit the website

The Food Dude heros-Tom, Raz, Charlie and Rocco!!

Each child gets a bag of fruit and vegetables every day

Mr Donovan's class enjoying the healthy food

Ms Hickey's Class are food dudes

Ms Kelly's class love eating carrots

Who will have a full sticker chart at the end of the 16 days??

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Book Fair

You are invited to the Ss Peter and Paul JNS Book Fair!
 It starts on Tuesday the 17th of November and runs until Friday the 20th 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.

Junior Infants: Tues 17th @ 9-10am
Senior Infants: Wed 18th @ 9-10am
1st Class: Thurs 19th @ 9-10am
2nd Class: Fri 20th  @ 9-10am

Thursday, 5 November 2015


Attention Parents, the Pineridge gate will not be open today the 6th November. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Monday, 2 November 2015

Halloween Dress Up Day & Sponsored Walk

Our annual Halloween Dress up day & sponsored walk 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.  There were some spooktacular costumes on the day and Mrs Frayne had the very difficult job of choosing a winner for the best home-made costume. 

In the end 1st place went to Logan Bissett, 2nd place went to Louis Kelly and 3rd place went to Clare Kelly. Well done you three.

Have a look at some of the other fang-tastic outfits from the day! 

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Registration for Junior Infants, September 2016 will be from Monday 9th  Nov - Friday 13th 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