Monday, 23 October 2017

Céilí Dancing

Céilí Dancing has started back with our dance teacher, Ms Bissett. This term, the Senior Infants & 2nd classes will be having their dance classes every Wednesday and next term, Junior Infants and 1st classes will then have theirs. Please ensure your child wears their school runners when it is their dancing day.

Maths Week

Maths Week
16th - 20th October
This year Maths week ran from the 16th to the 20th 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. 

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.

 Making Patterns

 Comparing Lengths

Sorting Pairs

Shape and Construction

As part of our Maths whole school plan, all classes also partake in Maths stations throughout the week. 
Here are Ms Hickey's boys and girls enjoying Maths activities with Mrs Heffernan. 

And Mrs Adderley's Junior Infant children enjoying their Maths station lessons.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Yard Games

We have some wonderful new Giant Polydron Sets for the children to play with during yard time. Each day one class gets to work with the blocks and construct some amazing creations. The children have really enjoyed this activity and I definitely think we have some budding engineers and architects in our midst.

Monday, 16 October 2017

School to remain closed

School will remain closed on Tuesday 17th October due to the aftermath of Storm Ophelia. Hope everyone is staying indoors & we'll see you all bright & early Wednesday morning.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

School Closure

There will be no school tomorrow, the 16th October,  due to Storm Ophelia. Please stay indoors and stay safe.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Halloween Fancy Dress-Up Walk

Our annual Halloween Sponsored Walk will take place on Friday 27th October 2017 at 11am. 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! We look forward to a great morning.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Fire Safety Week

Fire Safety Week
Fire Safety Week ran from the 2nd  - 6th October.  All of the classes have been learning about fire safety at home and at school. We practised a fire drill in school and the boys and girls did an excellent job of lining up at the fire assembly point. 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!!

To learn more about Fire safety visit the following links:

Fire Safety Poster Competition The 1st & 2nd classes took part in a Fire Safety Poster Competition, where the winning entries were displayed around the school.

Here are the winners from the following classes;

First Class

Rm 7: Amie McCafferty

Rm. 8: Sophie Ennis

Rm. 9: Victoria Brys

Rm. 10: Abbie Donnelly

The overall first class winner was... Sophie EnnisWell done Sophie.

Second Class

Rm 2: Rose Mattew

Rm 3: Emma Tyrrell

Rm. 4: Owen McGee

Rm. 6: Eve Cromie 

The overall second class winner was...Eve CromieWell done Eve.

Some fabulous art work In Mrs Cummins' 2nd class & Ms Meehan's 1st class. The discussed Fire Safety during SPHE and then for Art painted these wonderful posters.

Road Safety Competition

Road Safety Week ran from the 2nd to the 6th October. The Safe Cross Code was taught in all the classes and our lollipop lady, Liz visited some of the classes to talk about crossing the road safely outside school. The children were all given special road safety goodies to take home with them and were also given an important leaflet all about road safety to read with their parents.
Mrs Heffernan ran a Road Safety Poster Competition with the Junior and Senior Infant classes and well done to all the winners. 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

Junior Infants Winners

Rm. 11 - Luka Maund

Rm 12 - Grace Bassett

Rm 13 - Anna- Rose Ryan

Rm 14 - Lisa -Faye Devereaux

Our Overall Junior Infant Winner was....Anna - Rose Ryan

Senior Infants Winners

Rm 5-Julia Kolat

Rm. 15 - Lillian Kelly

Rm 16 - Hillary Boco

Rm 17 - Zoey Russell

Our Overall Senior Infant Winner was....Lillian Kelly

See all the winning entries display in the school hall.

Here is Ms Hickey's Class learning the Safe Cross Code song

Mrs Adderley's class invited our lollipop lady Liz in to talk about the Safe Cross Code with the boys and girls. 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

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 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. 

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 before Friday 27th October.  For more information visit

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Hall Noticeboards

We have some wonderful artwork on display over in the school hall. 
This term Ms Harrington's Junior Infants made a beautiful Autumn display. They stuck lovely autumn coloured crepe paper onto an image of a tree. Well done everyone in Room 14. 
Ms Harrington's Class

In Senior Infants, Ms Donnelly's class creating fantastic owls. The children used feathers to make the owls look realistic. 
Ms Donnelly's Class

The first class children in Ms Meehan's class made interesting Underwater pictures using various shades of blue. They are very effective and eye catching.
Ms Meehan's Class

And finally in Second Class, Mr Donovan's class were studying the work of  Edvard Munch . After researching his most famous painting The Scream, they then made their own version by literally putting themselves in the picture. They are all amazing. Well done everyone in Room 3.
Mr Donovan's Class