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Scoil Bhionnáin Naofa, Baile Scadán

St Benignus NS, Balscadden

Go n-eirí linn!

Thanks to everyone who supported the Christmas Fair 2014. We raised €4142. Well done to our Parents' Association who organised and ran the Fair this year. Pictured are Susan Mullen, Fiona Walsh-Larkin and Siobhan Hearne of the Parents' Association handing over the cheque.

Fourth Class have fun during Science Week with their Coke and Mentos experiment!

Niall de Búrca, storyteller visits for St Benignus Day (7th November)

Thanks to all the parents who helped out with Maths Week!

Our Junior Infants go blackberry picking. They then made jam from the blackberries and their own brown bread.

We received our Digital School of Distinction award.

Our Green School committee are working on their Biodiversity Flag by planting a butterfly garden.

National Tree Day 9th October, 2014

5th class wrote poems as part of Anti-Bullying Week 2014

Some of our new Junior Infants working on their activities.

6th class Student Council members wearing their Anti-Bullying shield badges.

Thank you to all who supported our fundraiser for Molly.

Our final total was €20,375 for the Molly McNally Miracle Trust!

Some of our victorious athletes at Morton Stadium in Santry 2014!

Our visit from the Down to Earth theatre company with their Turn the Tide show in May for 2nd, 3rd and 4th class.

Our Active School Committee are working hard as we aim to gain the Active School Flag!

Some new PE equipment arrives just in time for the third term!

Thanks to all the parents who contributed to the Clothes Recycling.

Our Senior Boys and girls have reached the knock out stages of the Fingal League.

St Patrick's Walk to School Car Free Day

The victorious 4th class Futsal team!

Alan Kenny (artist) demonstrates his skills in 1st and 5th classes as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and our annual high profile arts event.

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014 i mBaile Scadán!

World Book Day in 1st class!

World Book Day 2014. Our pupils dress up as their favourite book character!

Fantastic handwriting! Our latest additions to the school handwriting Board of Honour.


Some pupils from 1st class try out our new Climbing Wall in the school hall.

Thanks to Balbriggan Credit Union who hosted the recent school quiz. Our pupils enjoyed the event.

Fifth class displayed their project at the RDS Primary Science Fair 2014. Congratulations to the pupils and teachers involved on their award. Thanks also to all the parents who volunteered to help out on the project and on the day itself.

A Winter penguin display by the pupils in 1st class.

Santa Claus visited our school on one of his last stop offs before we returns to the North Pole.

Christmas rehearsals in full flow at the school.

Third class have been busy designing and making in science. Your work looks fantastic folks!

The Sam Maguire visits our school! Check out the class pages for photographs of all the other classes.


Some of our pupils experiment with self-designed rockets in co-operative groups during Science Week 2013.

Some of our Junior Infants work with the Jaggo Hollow Blocks, purchased from the proceeds of the last Clothes Recycling Week. Bags of clothes, shoes and bed clothes can be dropped into the school all this week. Collection on Friday (15th Nov). Extra bags available from the office if required. The proceeds from this collection go towards new goalposts for the junior classes.

Fred Corvenieo, the 'Party Professor' performs his show!

An amazing trick from the Party Professor!

Well done to Caitlin on her beautiful picture!

Sixth class perform their 'Thriller' dance.


First and second class show off their Halloween costumes.


Thanks to Grace Davitt and her rugby hero colleagues who visited our school with the Five Nations Ladies Rugby trophy!

Thanks to all those who helped out on Maths Week!


Dougie and some helpers plant an apple tree (Cox's Orange Pippin) for Tree Day 2013.


A selection of the bridges designed and constructed by collaborative groups in 5th class.


Some of our 6th class pupils with Ms McGonigle at David McCune's recording studio recording "Christmas Wishes" with Larissa Tormey for the Share a Dream Foundation.


All the classes began their Irish Dancing classes today (Tue 24th Sept).

The Student Council handing out the fruit bowls. Thanks to the Parents' Association.


Members of Student Council trying out the newly installed Bicycle Rack thanks to their suggestion and also courtesy of Richie's Bicycle Store, Swords.


Some 6th class pupils have been taking part in a 'buddy system' for our new Junior Infants when they go out on the playground.

Our choir trip to the Lion King show.

Well done to all our athletes who ran in Santry.

Congratulations to our winners of the recent community based fundraiser for the Irish Kidney Association organised by the Moore family.

Our victorious captains!

Maith sibh!


Go n-eirí leis na peileadóirí i bPáirc Parnell.

Well done to Dougie who has our flower beds looking well!

Third class have been busy designing and making. Well done to Mark for making this robot!

Parents and pupils work together with Ipads during Maths Week.

Maths activities during Maths Week.

Some of our Junior Infants working on threading beads.

End of term fun in 4th class!

RTE personality Darragh McCullough feeds a calf during our Mobile Farm visit.

Our pupils enjoying their fruit boxes!

Our St Patrick's Car Free Day.

Healthy Eating fruit prepared by the Parents' Association and distributed by our Student Council on Car Free Day.


Rang 2 le drámaíocht i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge

The victorious 4th class girls' futsal team


Our 4th class futsal team.


Congratulations to our 6th class quiz team who have been declared winners of last Saturday's Balbriggan Credit Union quiz. They will now go on to represent Balbriggan in the regional competition.

Our pupils enjoy the snow!

Some of our 3rd class pupils making St Brigid's crosses. Thanks to Ms Donnelly for all her help!

Scoil Bhionnáin Naofa, Baile Scadán cares for the environment!

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Our annual book fair

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Green School


Active School Flag

Latest news...

  • Christmas Fair: We raised €4142.53. Thanks to the Parents' Association who organised and ran the Fair this year. Well done, what a great success!

  • Clothes Collection: Thanks to everyone who supported, we raised €520 for PE equipment for the pupils!

  • Mother and Baby visits: 6th class are involved in a programme called Roots of Empathy. A mother and baby visit the class once a month. More information on

  • SACRAMENTS: Confirmation on Wednesday, 29th April 2015 in Ss Peter and Pauls Church, Balbriggan at 11.30am.

  • First Holy Communion on Saturday, 23rd May 2015 in Balscadden Church at 12.00pm.

  • DTIM masses for Communion class on 14th December, 25th January and 1st March at 9am in Balscadden Church.

  • Irish Dancing takes place every Tuesday for all classes Junior Infants to 6th class for the first term.

  • Book Fair 2014 on 27th and 28th November.

  • Christmas class performances 2014 (Junior Classes): Friday, 12th December: Junior Infants (9.30am), Senior Infants (11.15am), 1st class (1.00pm) and 2nd class (1.45pm).

  • Christmas Class performances 2014 (Senior Classes). Tuesday, 16th December: 3rd Class (9.30am), 4th class (11.15am), 5th class (1.00pm) and 6th class (1.45pm).

  • School Choir Christmas Performances 2014 on 9th and 10th December at 8pm.

  • Click here for our Booklists 2014-15.

  • Visit our Policy page to view updated school policies including: Anti-Bullying Policy/Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)/Code of Good Behaviour/Mobile Phone Policy/Healthy Eating policy.

  • Click here for some Irish phrases you could use at home!

  • Stay Safe Programme: Our anti-bullying and child abuse prevention programme will be taught during the second term.

  • Eureka Maths makes maths fun! CLICK HERE for some maths activities you can do at home.

  • Check out our Policy Page for updates on all our school policies.

  • See below for our latest list of recommended apps!

  • Our School Improvement Plan Summary has been added to our policy page.

  • School Improvement Plan: Find out what new initiative we are working on this year.

Top IPad Apps in St Benignus

  • NEW:Dexteria (Fine Motor Skills): All ages

  • NEW:Build a Word (Literacy): 1st-6th

  • NEW:K-12 Timed Reading (Literacy): SI-4th

  • Babóg Baby (Gaeilge)

  • ABC Lite (Phonics)

  • Cúla Caint (Gaeilge)

  • Digital Abacus (Numeracy)

  • DK The Human Body (SPHE)

  • Eye Paint Animals (Visual Art)

  • Fry Words (Phonics)

  • National Geographic: Wild Animals (SESE)

  • History Maps (SESE)

  • How To Make Origami (Visual Art)

  • Junior Astronaut (SESE)

  • Kids' Own App (Literacy)

  • King of Math (Maths)

  • Math Magic (Maths)

  • Phonic Genius (Phonics)

  • Piano Dust Buster (Music)

  • Pop Math Maths (Maths)

  • Utalk Irish (Gaeilge)

  • GarageBand (Music)

  • Rory's Story Cubes (Literacy)

  • Chicktionary (Literacy)

  • Brainpop (Literacy)

  • Math Bingo (Numeracy)

  • AL Abacus (Learning Support)

  • Word Bingo (Learning Support)





St Benignus NS, Balscadden, Ring Commons, Balbriggan, Co Dublin.

Scoil Bhionnáin Naofa, Baile Scadán, Rinn an Phortaigh, Baile Brigín, Co Bhaile Átha Cliath.