Thursday, 19 April 2018


The children from Room 2 have been learning to play chess this year with Mr Goldrick. After starting to play in September, every child in the class has a good grasp of the rules. They are now learning to play the game trí Ghaeilge.
Tá na bpáistí ag fhoghlaim na rialacha agus gach ainm ar na bpiosaí trí Ghaeilge. Seo iad n-ainmneacha de phiosaí fhicheall:

King = Rí                Queen = Banríon         Castle = Caisleán 
       Knight = Ridire       Bishop = Easpag         Pawn = Fichellín      ChessBoard = Clár Ficheall      Square  = Cearnóg

Hall Noticeboards

For the last term, Mr Gallagher's Junior Infant class, Ms O Brien's Senior Infant Class, Ms Mannion's 1st Class and Mr Goldrick's 2nd class were in charge of the hall noticeboards. They all have created fantastic displays and shows the artistic talent we have in our school.

Junior Infants
Mr Gallagher's class created a beautiful display entitled "April Showers brings May flowers". The children used crayon/colouring pencils to draw Spring flowers and using a straw they blew watered down paint across the flowers to give a rain-like effect for the April showers. It looks fantastic.

Senior Infants
Ms O Brien's class drew dragons based on their class mascot-a glass dragon called DJ. The children used their imagination to create scenes that DJ might get into. They are all very creative.

First Class
Ms Mannion's First class have been discussing Monet's "Water Lilies" pieces in class so inspired by this, they created their own masterpieces. They used a range of water colours such as various shades of greens and blues to imitate the famous paintings. Well done everyone!

Second Class
In Second Class, the boys and girls in Room 2 have been looking at more contemporary artists. Mr Goldrick's class have been studying the works of Banksy, the infamous graffiti street artist and so made their own graffiti in school. Thankfully not on the school walls but on their hall display. Each child came up with an image on a brick effect piece of paper and when all the "bricks" came together, the result is very impressive..our very own Banksy wall...or is it??!

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone to our last term, how quickly the year is going!
 We start this new term with a brand new Principal...Ms Siobhan Whelan. We are delighted to welcome Ms Whelan to her new role and wish her all the best for the future. Ms Whelan has worked here in SS Peter and Paul JNS for many years now and knows all the children and their families well, so will no doubt have their support as she settles into her new position.

Principal: Ms Siobhan Whelan

Before the holidays we said goodbye to Mrs Frayne as principal. The children put on a wonderful concert for her in the hall and made her feel very special with a Guard of Honour. Well done to all the boys and girls for their wonderful performances and to all the class teachers for all the hard work they put in.

This will be a very busy term with lots of fun activities such as school tours and Sports' Day. To keep up to date on all the events happening in the school make sure to check back on our school website and follow us on Twitter at @PeterandPaulJNS