Sunday, 22 December 2013

Registration

Reminder
Registration for Junior Infants starting in September 2014 ends on Friday morning the 10th January 2014.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Raffle Winners

Christmas Raffle Prizes 2013 

  • 1st: 3DS-Caroline Quinlan
  •  2nd: Luxury Hamper- Francis Crosbie
  • 3rd: Wine Hamper-Stephen Dunne 
  • 4th: McFadden's Shop €50 voucher - Audrey McDonnell 
  • 5th: PA Hair €50 voucher- B O' Reilly 
  • 6th: Harvesy €50 voucher - Tara & Fergal Clarke 
  • 7th: Notionz cut glass - Leanna Heffernan 
  • 8th: Adrian Dunne Gillete Set & Goldsmith €25 voucher - Michael Gaffney 
  • 9th: Breakfast Set & TGI meal voucher for 2 - Pat Gaffney
  • 10th: Gamestop €20 voucher & sweets - Sonn Micici 
  • 11th: PJs voucher & biscuits ffrom Spar - Leon Kelly 
  • 12th: Gillians Hair Voucher & Christmas decoration from O Regan's Pharmacy - Shane Hamill
  • 13th: Flowers: Marie Wilson
  • 14th: Sweets from Supervalu - Rian Graham
  • 15th: Sweets from Supervalu - Aidan Whyle


Well done to all and a BIG thank you to the Parents Association for all their hard work organising this year's raffle.


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas Holidays

School finishes at 12 o clock  this Friday 20th December. 
Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas. From All the staff at Ss Peter and Paul's.



Thursday, 5 December 2013

Christmas Play Timetable

The school will be buzzing with excitement next week as our Christmas play season kicks off. Have a look at the times below to see when you're child will be performing. Please make sure you arrive on time and please do not bring any buggies/prams into the hall as space is limited.


Christmas Play Timetable

Date
Teacher
Time
Tuesday 10th
Mrs M Cummins
11am



Wednesday 11th
Mr Donovan
9.45am

Ms Quinn
11am

Ms Hickey
1pm



Thursday 12th
Ms O Hora
9.30am

Ms Meehan
11am

Mrs Adderley
1pm

Ms Keane
1.50pm



Friday 13th
Mrs L Cummins
10am

Mrs Heffernan
11am

Ms O Brien
11am (In Classroom)

Ms Fagan
1pm

Mr Forristal
1.50pm (In Classroom)

Ms Ni Mhaonaigh
2pm

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Hall displays

Hall Noticeboards
Every few months, the hall notice boards get a makeover where a class from each level displays their magnificent art skills. This term, Ms Meehan's junior infants, Mrs Heffernan's senior infants, Ms O Hora's 1st class and Ms Ni Mhanaoigh's 2nd class made fantastic displays. Take a look at them below and make sure to pop over to the hall to see them. 

Ms Meehan's Junior Infants "Winter" Display

Mrs Heffernan's "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" display

Ms o Hora's "Shapes" Display

Ms Ni Mhanaoigh's "Snow Globes" Display




Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Sam Maguire Visit

This Thursday, 21st November, the school will get a special visit from some of the members of the Dublin Senior GAA football champions. They will be bringing with them the famous Sam Maguire Cup! To celebrate Dublin's All-Ireland victory, the boys and girls can dress in blue this Thursday!! 



Monday, 18 November 2013

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Team Hope would like to express their sincere gratitude to all the families who brought in a Christmas shoebox. These boxes will bring a smile to children in need.



Science Week

Science week began early in St Peter & Pauls. On Thursday & Friday, 7th & 8th Nov, the PE hall was busy with 1st and 2nd class pupils working with skeletons, teeth, finger prints, exotic fruits & magnets. Later in the classroom, 2nd class worked on experiments making chemical lava lamps and a gas to blow up a balloon using vinegar and sodium bicarbonate. There were many science competitions during the week, "Guess the pumpkin weight", "identifying seeds", the answers were full to the brim.
The paper aeroplane flying competition was a great success. Each 1st and 2nd class held its own competition and five finalists from each class came to the PE hall for the school finale. Congratulations to Calum O Neill and Dara Fitzpatrick, their winning flights were more than 10 meters long! The boys graciously explained how they made their aeroplanes.
The junior classes were up to their elbows in water testing their theories on floating and sinking.the magnets never worked so hard picking up paper clips and pins. The classes also studied capillary action using celery sticks, food computing and water. Mrs Bouzzah had great help from her science assistants in 2nd class. They spent their time explaining the exhibits in the hall and measuring the distances the paper aeroplanes flew.
It was a very busy and enjoyable week and we hope the pupils come to appreciate that science is a very exciting subject.

Mrs Bouzzah explains capillary action to the class
Mrs Adderley's class experiment with floating & sinking.
Science fun in the hall with Ms Keanes class







Thursday, 14 November 2013

14th November 2013

The board of management would like to reassure you all that pupils are not at risk and normal, happy daily routines are unaffected. 
While the sensational coverage in the media this morning was unfortunate, we reiterate that the welfare of our pupils is and always will be of paramount concern to the Board of Mamagemenf and staff.
The Gardai are aware of matters which have caused concern and are monitoring events. The Board is acutely aware if the anxiety that this has generated and assures you it will continue to look after the interests and welfare of your children. 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Christmas Shoebox Appeal
Please could you bring your shoeboxes in by this Friday, 15th November at the latest.
Visit www.teamhope.ie for more information

Your gift will help bring a little hope, a lot of laughter and a smile to a child who has very little.

Book Fair

The annual school book fair will take place from Tuesday 12th til Friday 15th November.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The building starts!

We are delighted that the first stage of our new building has started. On Tuesday 5th November the diggers rolled in to dig up our yard. 
 

Monday, 4 November 2013

Welcome Mr Foristal

All the staff would like to welcome our new 1st class teacher, Mr Foristal to the school. We hope he will enjoy working at Ss Peter and Paul's and getting to know all our wonderful children.
To see all the great work he's been doing so far in Room 8, click on the link, http://mrforristalsfirstclass.blogspot.ie

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations to Ms Harrington on the arrival of her baby girl, Saoirse. We wish her a restful and relaxing maternity leave and look forward to welcoming her back on the staff soon! 

Registration

REGISTRATION
Registration for children starting in S.S Peter & Paul J.N.S. in September 2014 will take place from Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November 2013,
each morning from 9.30am - 11.30am ONLY.
 
Documents Needed:
  1. Birth Certificate (Original)
  2. Original Baptismal Certificate (If your child is Catholic)
  3.  Proof of Address
Registration must be completed by Parent/Guardian ONLY

Friday, 25 October 2013

Halloween Fancy Dress Walk


Halloween Dress Up


Our Halloween Dress up day 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.  All monies raised will go towards our new building work.Thanks again for all your support. Check out some of our spooktacular costumes below.

Mrs Heffernan's class 
Mrs Adderley's class
Mr Donovan's class
Ms Ni Mhaonaigh's class




Monday, 7 October 2013

Fire Safety Week

Fire Safety Week
Fire Safety Week ran from the 7th-11th November. All classes took part in a Fire Safety Poster Competition, where the winning entries were displayed in the school hall. 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!!

By Aaron McComish

Road Safety

Road Safety Week
Road Safety Week ran from the 7th to the 11th October. The Safe Cross Code was taught in all the classes and our new lollipop lady, Liz visited some of the classes to talk about crossing the road safely outside school. Mrs Heffernan ran a Road Safety Competition 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

By Cian Quinlan