Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Chrsitmas Shoebox Appeal

It's that time of year again where we here at SS Peter & 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 26th October.
For more information visit: www.teamhope.ie



Monday, 15 October 2018

Active Flag

ACTIVE SCHOOL FLAG
We here at  SS Peter and Paul JNS are striving to achieve a more active school community.
With help from our teachers, students, parents and wider community we hope our school will be recognised as an official ‘Active School’ and be rewarded with an Active School Flag.
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__Fundamental Movement Skills__
Each month we will be concentrating on one Fundamental Movement Skill taken from the Physical Literacy programme-Move Well, Move Often
For the month of October, we will focus on Running. Our Active Flag noticeboard in the school hall is filled with pictures of famous athletes and there are also suggestions for running activities the classes can participate in during their P.E lessons. Each month this noticeboard will be changed to showcase a new Fundamental Movement Skill. 
October
Running
November
Dodging
December
Jumping
January
Balancing
February
Rolling
March
Throwing
April
Catching
May
Kicking
June
Striking


Halloween Fancy Dress Walk

Our annual Halloween Fancy Dress walk around Balbriggan town will this year take place on Thursday 25th October at 11am. We can't wait to see all the spook-tacular costumes that will be scaring the residents of Balbriggan town. There will be a prize for best HOME MADE costume, so get creative everyone. 
All monies raised will go towards purchasing Interactive Flat Screen boards for the classrooms.

We are looking forward to a frightening good morning!!





Thursday, 11 October 2018

Fire Safety Competition

FIRE SAFETY WEEK

Fire Safety Week ran from the 1st - 7th October. All 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 Assembly Point. Fire safety is an extremely important subject and all children (and adults) should know exactly what to do in the event of a fire in the home or at school.
Always 1: Check your smoke alarm, 2: Check your carbon monoxide alarm and 3. Have an escape plan in place.These 3 things are extremely important and could save your life!

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

Mrs Heffernan ran a Fire Safety Poster Competition with the 1st and 2nd classes. They were asked to design a poster with the theme: STOP FIRE-Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives
The teachers had a very difficult job of picking one winner from each class as all the entries were fantastic. The winning posters will be sent to Dublin City Council were hopefully one of ours will be picked for their 2019 Fire Safety Calendar.

Here are the winners from the following classes...

First Class


Room 7: Rebecca Moore


Room 8: Darragh O Brien


Room 9: Laila Guinan


Room 10: Lillian Kelly

Well done to all our winners and especially to our overall 1st class winner...Laila Guinan!




2nd Class

Room 2: Sean Ryan


Room 3: Dominic Conaghan


Room 4: Jasmine McDonagh


Room 6: Lacey Rooney


A big congratulations to all our winners, especially to our overall second class winner..Sean Ryan!


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Road Safety Competition

Road Safety Competition

Road Safety Week ran from the 1st to the 7th 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. 







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 www.rsa.ie

Junior Infant Winners

Rm 11: Benjamin Maroszek

Rm 12: Max Mercina

Rm 13: Kemi Folaji

Rm 14: Vicky Zolnierczuk


Our overall Junior Infant winner was...Max Mercina! Well done Max!


Senior Infant Winners

Rm 5: Luka Maund

Rm 15: Luka Maciukaite

Rm 16: Caleb Jiang

Rm 17: Amy Murtagh


Our overall Senior Infant winner was...Amy Murtagh. Congratulations Amy!

Here are all the winning entries displayed on our Hall noticeboard. 





Monday, 1 October 2018

Road Safety Week

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 www.rsa.ie. 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. 


Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Hall noticeboards

Hall Noticeboards

Every term our four hall noticeboards are decorated by a class. Once completed they make they school hall look bright and colouful. Make sure to pop over to take a look at the fantastic artwork. 


This term the Junior Infant board has been decorated by Ms Feeney's class. They are all working hard like busy bees in Room 13 and so their art work reflected this.



The Senior Infant board was completed by Ms O Brien's Class. They each drew a picture of themselves.




The First Class board was completed by Ms Mannion's class who made an Autumn collage using different coloured shape paper.

And lastly, the Second Class board was designed by the boys and girls in Mrs Cummins' class. They created their own emojis. Don't they look fantastic!





Thursday, 20 September 2018

Icecream Funday with Down Syndrome Ireland

In June of this year we hosted our first whole school Icecream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. This week we received a lovely letter in the post from Down Syndrome Ireland, thanking us for raising the grand total of €918.60. It was a lovely school fundraiser and one which we would hope to continue every year. Thanks again to all who supported this great cause.


Lenten donations

Our school raised a fantastic €686 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 www.trocaire.org.



Wednesday, 19 September 2018

NUT FREE SCHOOL

Please remember that SS Peter and Paul JNS is a NUT FREE school therefore no items of food that contain nuts should be brought into school. Please check any food packaging that you send in with your child. We encourage a healthy lunch that contains fresh food with limited packaging. Please read our Healthy Eating Guidelines (see below) on suggestions for lunch ideas and also make note of prohibited foods that are not allowed in school. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation on this matter.



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.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome back everyone to another school year. We hope you enjoyed the holidays and are well rested for a new school term. We would like to especially welcome all our new 112 junior infants and their families. They all look so happy and eager to learn. We hope all the boys and girls settle in well and make lots of new friends.

We have some new teachers joining our staff this year. In First Class we have Mrs McNamee (Rm 8) and in Second Class we have Mrs O Donnell (Rm 3). 
We are also so happy to welcome back onto our staff Ms Ní Mhaonaigh (RM 11), who is back from her travels around the globe. They have all settled in very well.

Remember, if you have changed your contact details over the summer, could you please inform Jennifer, the school secretary, so she can update your child's file. Thank You.


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 @PeterandPaulJNS

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Mr Donovan's Class Projects

The boys and girls in Room 3 have been very busy working on their individual end of year projects. Each one was so original and different. They spent a lot of time and effort researching their project and thinking about how they were going to present their work. Well done everyone, you all did a fantastic job. Take a look at the creativity and the imagination that went into their work.