Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Holy Communion Photographs

Holy Communion Photographs

The school photographer will be in school next Monday, the 21st of May (For Rooms 2 & 6) & Tuesday the 22nd of May (For Rooms 3 & 4) to take the 2nd Class Holy Communion photos. Any 2nd class parent wishing to have their child's photo taken should return the permission slip along with the relevant fee to the class teacher. If you are not completely satisfied with the photograph you will be fully reimbursed.
A class photo may also be purchased from the class teacher. This may be viewed and ordered after Monday.

Junior Infant Open Day

Junior Infant Induction Meeting

The Induction Meeting for the parents of children due to start Junior Infants this September 2018 will be held on Thursday, the 24th May.  There will be two meet & great sessions. The first will be held at 9.30am and the 2nd session will begin at 10am. Parents will be informed by text regarding their child's session.  Please arrive on time to get your child settled into their new classroom and meet their class teacher before the meeting commences.

The school day will start at 11am for the current Junior Infant classes, please do not send your child in until this time

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion
We would like to wish our four 2nd classes a wonderful day of celebration this Saturday, 19th May, as the pupils receive their First Holy Communion. We hope they enjoy the morning and their special day with their family and friends. Saturday will be the culmination of months of preparation by pupils, teachers and their parents. A huge amount of effort goes into the two Communion masses. Special thanks in advance go to the four class teachers- Mr Goldrick, Mr Donovan, Mr Breen and Mrs. Cummins for all their hard work with their classes.
10am mass- Mr Donovan and Mr Breen

12pm mass- Mr Goldrick & Mrs Cummins

Thanks also go to Ms. O’Brien, Mr. Gallagher and the school choir for all their efforts and practice so far this year. Our choir and music from Mr Gallagher & Ms Donnelly add so much to the masses on the day and make them even more special.



Friday, 27 April 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.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Chess

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

Friday, 16 March 2018

Lá Glas

Chaith na bpáistí go léir éadaí glasa ar scoil le haghaidh Seachtaine na Gaeilge. Bhreath siad ar fad iontach ina n-glas, bán agus oráiste. Bhí ceolchoirm ceoil traidisiúnta Gaeilge againn sa halla. Tháinig beirt mban isteach agus d'imir siad amhráin álainn Éireannacha ar a n-ionstraimí. Bhí se spraoi iontach agud bhíomar go léir ag bualadh bos and ag canadh chomh maith.


Ceoltóirí sa halla

 Ms O Regan's Class

Ms Feeney's Class

Mrs Cummins' Class


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Comórtas Seanfhocail

Bhí  comórtas ealaín na seanfhocail againn le haghaidh Seachtaine na Gaeilge. Bhí ar na bpáistí pictúir a chruthú faoi Seanfhocail Gaeilge. Seo iad na buaiteoirí..

Junior Infant 
Mrs Adderley: Ellie Marrey
Mr Gallagher: Aleksandra Szalaka
Ms Harrington: Katie Murray
Ms Feeney: Caleb Jiang

Senior Infant 
Ms O Regan: Emily Hughes
Ms Donnelly: Dara O'Reilly
Ms Hickey: Emma Robinson
Ms O Brien: Emily Coll

1st Class 
Mrs O Connor: Dylan O'Reilly
Mr Delaney: Sé Williams
Ms Meehan: Nathan Lynch
Ms Mannion: Rachel Kelly

2nd Class 
Mr Goldrick: Rida Ebrahim
Mr Donovan: Caoimhe Bisset
Mr Breen: Kiera Lynch
Mrs Cummins: Emilija Rabizaite

Tá na pictúirí suas ar an gclár fógra san halla. Nach bhfuil siad go hiontach!
Comhghairdeas le gach duine.


Junior Infants

Senior Infants

First Class
Second Class


Monday, 12 March 2018

World Book Day Character Dress-Up Winners

We celebrated World Book Day on Friday, March 9th. All pupils were invited to dress up as their favourite book character. The standard was fantastic and great effort went into all the outfits. They showed great imagination and reflected our fantastic love of books in SS Peter & Paul. A winning costume was chosen from each class & then an overall school winner was chosen by Mrs Frayne. 


The overall school winner was Hazel Mulvaney who dressed up as Gangsta Granny from the David Walliams books. 


Well done to all the winners. The school enjoyed ten minutes of reading for enjoyment at 11am and took part in various book related activities throughout the day. It was certainly a day to remember!


2nd Class Winners
Mrs Cummins - Hazel Mulvaney
Mr Donovan - Daisy Casey
Mr Goldrick - Conor Watts
Mr Breen - Erin Brown



1st Class Winners
Mrs O Connor -  Piotar Wasiak
Ms Meehan - Ben Garvin
Ms Mannion - Abbie Donnelly
Mr Delaney- Daniella Karpova



Senior Infant Winners
Ms Hickey - Joseph Murphy
Ms O Brien - Patryk Ryba
Ms Donnelly - Taylor Bissett
Ms O Regan - Conor Kelly



Junior Infant Winners
Mrs Adderley - Alan Fudali
Ms Harrington -  Laura Reilly
Ms Feeney - Thomas Ennis
Mr Gallagher - Ella O' Reilly




Here are some photos of the some of the classes enjoying World Book Day in school

Ms Meehans Class

Mrs Cummins Class

Ms Hickey's Class enjoying D.E.A.R time

Ms O Regan's Class

Ms Feeney's Class


Friday, 9 March 2018

First Confession

Well done to all the second classes who made their First Confessions this week and a special thank you to all the 2nd class teachers-Mrs Cummins, Mr Donovan, Mr Goldrick & Mr Breen, for all the preparation work. The children are all now looking forward to making their First Holy Communion in May.



Seachtain na Gaeilge

Seachtain na Gaeilge 1ú- 17ú Marta


Bainimid an-taitneamh as Seachtain na Gaeilge i mbliana!
We are celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge this week and promoting our national language with a Seanfhocail art competition, tráth na gceist, amhráin and dánta. Each day two pupils from different classes will deliver a daily ‘Aimsir’ report as Gaeilge on the intercom for the whole school. Our celebrations will finish on Thursday 15th with our Lá Glas (green day). All pupils are encouraged to wear green, white and orange and will enjoy a class concert in the hall. We would encourage parents and children to try and use a little Gaeilge at home as much as possible.
Go raibh maith agaibh.

To find out more information on events happening around the country for Seachtain na Gaeilge visit


Thursday, 8 March 2018

Reminder-School Closure

School will close early tomorrow, Friday the 9th of March at 12.00 noon, for an in-service staff training day. Please be on time to collect your child. Thank you.




World Book Day 2018

The whole school will celebrate World Book Day on Friday 9th of March. It is always an exciting day with all pupils invited to dress up as their favourite BOOK character (please do ensure it is a character from a book). There will be prizes for each class character winner and overall school 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. Children are asked to bring in their favourite book for Drop Everything And Read time at 11am. The 1st and 2nd classes will take part in the annual story writing competition. All class will enjoy a range of different activities to mark World Book Day-quizzes, projects, designing bookmarks and drawing their favourite book characters. Looking forward to a great day!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Recreate

We have been very lucky to welcome Fiona from Recreate to come into our school for art sessions with the 2nd class children. 
Recreate is a social enterprise making art materials and educational supplies accessible and affordable to the community for all kinds of creative purposes. 
The first task was to build the tallest free standing tower using the resources in the Recreate tool box. Next the children could make whatever they liked with the materials, using tape, glue and scissors. The children also made mosaics and fun felt pizzas. 
Everyone was so creative- there were pencil holders, robots, castles, football pitches and lots more. It was so much fun! 







Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Knitting

Ms Moore has started knitting classes with all the 2nd classes. The aim is for each child to knit a square which will then be sown together to make a blanket. Although knitting can be difficult to grasp straight away, most of the children (and teachers) are finding it very relaxing!


Monday, 12 February 2018

Cake Sale

Our annual cake sale took place in the school on Friday 9th of February. It is always a great event in the school calendar and certainly didn't disappoint this year. All donations of buns, cakes, slices and treats were greatly received by our fantastic Parents' Association and helpers on the day. Every class had a chance to come to the hall and pick their goodies. Many thanks to the very generous €2 donations from the children. The grand total of €1125 was raised.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

St Brigid's Day

The 1st of February not only marks the first day of Spring but also it is when we celebrate St Brigid's Day. In school some of the classes made St Brigid's crosses while others coloured in beautiful pictures of her cloak.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Ceili Dancing Show

The second class and senior infant children have been participating in Ceili dancing classes since September. This month they got to perform their dancing skills in front of their parents at a special Ceili dancing show. They were all fantastic and so were those parents that got involved at the end of the show. Well done everyone.





The junior infants and first classes have now started their Ceili dancing classes. Here's Mrs Adderley's junior infants having their very first lesson.


Monday, 1 January 2018

10 @ 10

It's a new year and that means new resolutions. This year each class is going to try and do an extra bit of exercise each day to keep us fit and healthy. Therefore we have started doing the 10@10 in association with RTE's Operation Transformation. Each morning we watch it on the board and follow along with the exercises. You can do it too at home...it only takes 10 minutes.

Mrs Cummins' Class

Ms Hickey's Class

Ms O Regan's Class