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Scoil Bhionnáin Naofa, Baile Scadán

St Benignus NS, Balscadden

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6th Class enjoy Baby Seán's May visit as part of the Roots of Empathy programme.

Some pupils from 4th class during their visit to the Norman Castle in Trim, Co. Meath.

Our Biodiversity Action Day took place on 20th March. Well done to all our pupils for producing such wonderful 'wildlife'. Thanks to all the parents who volunteered their help!

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015, Lá sa Halla. Bhí na Naíonáin Shóisearacha agus na ranganna eile ar fheabhas!

Skip Hop end of day demonstration!

World Book Day was celebrated in 5th class by dressing up as their favourite book characters.

4th class build friendship chains during Friendship Week

Friendship Week Breakfast in 4th class

Dublin Boyband Taken visit the school and put on a show for classes 3rd-6th!

Junior and Senior Infants are doing Music Makers workshops each Tuesday for 4 weeks with Maria Sheil (started 13th January)

Well done to 5th class on their successful science project entered in the Science Fair in the RDS. Their project aimed to find ways to prevent people from crying while cutting onions!

Teddy Sleepover in Junior and Senior Infants

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.


Scoil Bhionnáin Naofa, Baile Scadán cares for the environment!

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Latest news...

  • Arts Event in all classes on 7th and 8th May with the theme "Space and "The Future".

  • Choir Trip to Calamity Jane on Thursday, 21st May.

  • First Holy Communion on Saturday, 23rd May 2015 in Balscadden Church at 12.30pm.PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME.

  • Balscadden Tractor Run 2015 on Sunday, 24th May.

  • Santry Athletics will take place on Wednesday, 27th May.

  • Standardised Testing will take place from 25th May - 5th June in classes 1st-6th in Reading, Maths and Spelling.

  • Junior Infant 2015 Induction meeting for parents will take place on Wednesday 3rd June at 8pm followed by a class visit by the new pupils on 4th June 2.00-2.30. A detailed letter will be sent to new parents.

  • Active Week will take place on the week of 8th June.

  • Sports Day will take place on Tuesday, 9th June, weather permitting. All parents welcome. This is a big school occasion Bring a picnic!

  • AGM for the Parents' Association will take place on Thursday 11th June at 8pm.

  • End of Year Ceremony and prize giving for 6th class will take place on Friday, 26th June at 8pm. Disco afterwards in the Community Hall.

  • Skip Hop in Balscadden on Monday, 9th March. All classes enjoyed a skipping workshop. This event was made possible through the Voluntary Contributions of our parents.

  • Seachtain na Gaeilge ran from 9th-13th March, 2015. Lá sa Halla was on Thursday 12th March where each class performed in the school hall.

  • Friendship Week 2015: As part of our anti-bullying policy we are celebrated Friendship Week in the school from 9th-13th February. This is part our anti-bullying strategy.

  • World Book Day 2015 took place on 5th March.

  • A Tile for Molly can be purchased by clicking on the following link:


  • 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 €390 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

  • 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!

  • 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

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  • 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)