Friday, 21 December 2018

Registration Deadline

Reminder that the registration for the new Junior Infants starting in September 2019 will end on Friday the 18th January. 
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Christmas Holidays

Don't forget school finishes at 12.00pm today.

All the staff here at SS Peter and Paul JNS would like to wish all our families a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. We hope all the boys and girls get all they wish for this Christmas and we look forward to welcoming them all back in 2019. 

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Santa and the Garda Band

We could not believe our eyes or ears when we heard the sound of sirens coming into the school yard today, who was it only the Gardaí. Thankfully they weren't here to talk to any naughty boys or girls (as obviously we don't have any), but instead they brought a VERY special visitor.....SANTA!!!!

Santa Claus was here to check on all the children and to make sure they are all on his nice list, which I can confirm they most definitely are! Whilst he was here, we all had a lovely Christmas carol sessions and sang some of our favourite songs with the Garda Band. The teachers did a great job singing along and we think they might all be on Santa's nice list too. 


Happy Christmas everyone. 













Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Tesco Community Fund

One of Santa's elves from Tesco gave us a marvellous surprise today when she arrived with a HUGE cheque for €215.31 that will go towards school equipment. Thank you so much Tesco. 




Christmas Jumper Fundraising Day

We're feeling very festive here today in SS Peter and Paul as all the teachers, staff and students donned their best Christmas jumper (and onesies) to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. 
We as a staff felt that Cystic Fibrosis Ireland was a very worthy cause for our annual Christmas Jumper fundraiser day as it is a voluntary organisation set up by parents to improve the treatment and facilities for people with Cystic Fibrosis. 
To find out more about the fantastic work they do visit www.cfireland.ie
A big thank you to all the families that donated to our fundraiser day. 



Monday, 17 December 2018

Christmas Plays

What a wonderful week its been with all the Christmas plays in full swing. The boys and girls all did an AMAZING job remembering all their lines and singing so beautifully for all the families. A big thank you to all the class teachers for all their superb work, its not easy but they made it look so.
We hope all who came to see the plays over the past week thoroughly enjoyed them. It definitely put the whole school in the festive mood. Here's a few pictures from the various plays that took place.

Junior Infants
Ms Ní Mhaoniagh's Class
Whoops A Daisy

Mrs Adderley's Class
The Innkeeper's Breakfast

Ms Feeney's Class
Whoops A Daisy Angel

Ms Harrington's Class
Whoops a Daisy Angel

Senior Infants
Ms O Regan's Senior Infants
A Little Nativity

First Class
Ms Meehan's First Class
The Wizard of Oz

Ms McNamee's Class
Ralph the Reindeer

Second Class
Mrs Cummins' Class
A Present for the Baby




Thursday, 6 December 2018

Christmas Raffle

Once again it is that time of year when the Parents Association ask you to support our annual Christmas Raffle. All monies raised from the raffle go towards extra facilities and activities for the children.

Tickets are €2 each or €10 for a book of 6 tickets. The raffle will take place on Friday 21st December so please return your stubs and money to the school by Friday 14th of December. The prizes this year are a fantastic Tablet, a Luxury Hamper, a Wine Hamper and spot prizes galore!!

Thanking you in advance for your support

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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Dublin City Fire Safety Calendar Competition

We were just delighted to hear the news that Sean from 2nd class won a category in the Dublin City Fire Safety Calendar Competition. Sean was runner up in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd class category. His picture will be printed in the 2019 Dublin City Fire Safety Calendar for the month of June. Sean, his family and Mrs Heffernan, our school Fire Safety Coordinator, were invited to a presentation in The Mansion House in Dublin where The Lord Mayor Nial Ring was there to congratulate all the winners. The morning was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended. Sean was interviewed by RTE and given lots of fantastic prizes. A big thank you must go to Dublin City Fire Brigade for the lovely prizes and for all the hard work they do throughout the year.


To see Seán's interview on RTE News 2day click on the image below.











Christmas Plays

It's that time of year again when we all get into the festive mood in preparation for the Christmas plays. 
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 2018


Time
Monday 10th
Tuesday 11th
Wednesday 12th
Thursday 13th
Friday 14th
Monday 17th
9.30



Mrs O Connor (7)


9.45

Mrs Adderley
(12)
Ms Feeney
 (13)

Ms Donnelly
(15)
Ms Harrington (14)
11am
Ms Moore
(16)
Ms O Regan
 (5)

Ms McNamee (8)
Ms Knowles (4)
Ms O Brien
(17)
11.30


Ms Ní Mhaoniagh (11)



1pm


Ms O Donnell
 (3)
Mr Gallagher
 (2)
Mrs Cummins (6)
Ms Meehan
(9)
2pm



Ms Mannion (10)


Friday, 23 November 2018

Registration

Registration

Registration for children starting S.S. Peter and Paul J.N.S. in September 2019 will take place from Monday 10th December til Friday 14th December 2018 each morning from 9.30am - 11.30am only.
Acceptance of application forms is conditional on parents/guardians reading and accepting our Admissions Policy.

Documents needed:

  • Completed application form (needs child's PPS number)
  • Original birth certificate
  • Proof of address (dated with 6 months)
Registration must be completed by Parent/Guardian only.

Registration will close completely on the Friday 18th January 2019. 

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Hall Noticeboards

We have some lovely new hall noticeboards on display in the school hall. This term, Ms Harrignton's class, Ms O Donnell's class, Ms Meehan's class and Mr Gallagher's class have made some beautiful art work. Take the time to pop over and have a look at them over in the hall.


Ms Harrington's junior infants made these beautiful Emperor Penguins by sticking on coloured crepe paper and cotton wool. Don't they look adorable. 
Ms Harrington's Class


In senior infants the boys and girls made some cool snowmen and polar bears enjoying the Arctic sun. Cotton wool was added and they then worked on their cutting skills and cut them out. Well done everyone. 
Ms Donnelly's Class


First Class have been learning all about The Water Cycle and used Art to represent what they have learned. They drew around their hands and cut out these shapes to show the direction of the water flow and the sun's heat rays. Very impressive. 
Ms Meehan's Class


In Room 2, the children have been studying the famous Dutch artist Van Gogh and his paintings. They loved his painting "Starry Night" so much they decided to recreate it themselves. Well done everyone, they're as good as the original!
Mr Gallagher's Class




Science Week

Science Week 11th - 18th November

The school has been buzzing with science experiments this week 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.
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Heaviest Potato and Longest Carrot Competition
The first and 2nd classes were tasked with finding the heaviest potato and longest carrot. They scoured the vegetable stalls of Balbriggan and in the end the longest carrot was found by Eli in first class and the heaviest potato was brought in by Samuel, also in first class. Well done boys and to everyone who took part in the competition. 




Paper Aeroplane Winners
The first and second classes were then asked to design and make a paper aeroplane and see how far it would fly. Mrs Bouzzah, our Science Coordinator, tested the finalist and the winners were as follows: 

1st Class
Julia Kolat - 1st
Daniel Grant & Dara O Reilly- joint 2nd
Colin Sookarah - 3rd

2nd Class
James O Neill - 1st
Tomasz Mazewzski - 2nd
Séan Ryan - 3rd



The teachers carried out lots of Science experiments in class. The discussed how a test must be fair to get an acurate  result. Take a look at some of the fun experiments that were carried out throughout the school. 

   
Skittle Rainbow Experiment
Ms McNamee's Class

Testing condensation and evaporation in Ms Meehan's class

Mrs Bouzzah in action weighing the potatoes and carrots


  
Some more competitors for the paper plane competition. 

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