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Scoil Bhionnáin Naofa, Baile Scadán
St Benignus NS, Balscadden
Thanks to the Philip O'Neill and the Irish Coastguard for visiting the school on 27th May. 2019! Amazing experience for the school and the pupils. Thanks to Richard Cannon for allowing us to use his field adjacent to the school for the landing of the helicopter.
The children learned so much about the work of the Coastguard during their visit. Apart from the helicopter the children also learned about their other vehicles and equipment.
Congratulations to all the prize winners at the Balscadden Junior Tractor Run 2019! Fantastic job of decorating your go karts and tractors. Thanks also to all the volunteer parents from Senior Infants, 2nd Class and 4th Class for all their hard work.
Balscadden FC are aiming to build a great sports facility in Balscadden Village. This would be of great benefit to our local community and also our school and pupils. Help support a great local cause by clicking on the link below:
Congratulations to all the athletes who ran in Morton Stadium, Santry 2019. Thank you for all your hard work and training. Thanks also to all the teachers who volunteered their time to prepare the teams.
Some of the Active School Flag committee at our recent ASF celebration day in the school. Thanks to our visitors from Secret Life of Ireland's Bees and AgriKids for making the day so enjoyable.
Our Senior Girls' Gaelic football team who lined out recently in the Fingal Schools League 2019 in their new jerseys!
We celebrated World Down Syndrome Day in the school on 21st March, 2019. Rock Your Socks!
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019 was greatly enjoyed by Rang 3 with a performance of Báidín Fheilimí and Mise agus Leipreachán Bob and culminating with great performances from all the classes during Lá sa Halla.
6th class demonstrating some of their skills in Gymnastics. Gymnastics and Aquatics are our PE priorities in Term 2.
3rd Class celebrating World Book Day 2019.
Well done to the pupils and teachers in 5th class for their entry in Science Blast 2019 in the RDS, Dublin. The project they did on water ph was described by the judges as 'very impressive'. They won a lovely trophy.
Our 5th Class pupils showing some of our Senior Infants how to make a St Brigid's cross. 6th class worked with our 1st Class pupils. It was a great opportunity for some peer to peer learning.
One of the St Brigid's crosses made by our 6th class pupils. They had great fun showing the junior classes how they are made.
Mr Z/Scott Ziglinski visited the school on 1st February, 2019 to work on some science experiments with the senior classes 3rd-6th. They learned a lot about friction and gravity.
Thanks to Sinéad Nolan from CMRF Crumlin who called out to the school on 1st February, 2019 to speak to the children about how the €4416 will be spent in the hospital.
Congratulations to all our pupils, teachers and parents who helped earn our second Active School Flag. Special thanks to the pupils on our Active School Committee who put in such alot of work.
Thanks to Jim Walsh, local historian, who visited the school in December. He worked with 4th class on the local history of Balscadden and with 5th and 6th classes on the history of Balbriggan.
Emily Whelan, past pupil and International soccer player with Ireland visited the school. Thanks for all your patience answering all the children's questions and for being such an inspiring role model for our pupils. Thanks to the 6th class pupils who presented Emily with her photograph.
Carla Rowe, past pupil and All-Ireland winning Dublin footballer presents the new set of jerseys to the girls' gaelic football team in the school. Thanks for visiting Carla and answering all the questions from our children. You are a great role model to them all!
Carla Rowe with the girls' gaelic football panel and the All-Ireland winning Brendan Martin Cup
Some pupils from second class getting ready to play with the Lolo Jump Balls on the playground at break time. This new equipment is part of our Active School Flag Initiative.
3rd Class pupils enjoying some hula hoop fun at lunchtime on the playground as part of our Active School Flag Initiative to make our playground more active.
Congratulations to 6th Class on their completion of the Marathon Kids Challenge in Morton Stadium, Santry. They have been building up their kilometres over the past number of weeks. They have now completed the challenge and they received their medals and t-shirts!
Our Run Around Europe Challenge is going very well! Our Active School Committee members have been using their Kilometre Counters to clock up the Kilometres. So far we have reached London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris, Cohenhagen, Berlin, Andorra, Prague, Vienna, Ljubljana, and now we are at Bratislava. Our Active School Walkway has been turned into an Active Runway!
Thanks to 6th Class who hosted a Science Expo in the school hall to kick off Science Week 2018. All the classes visited the expo to learn about science and see actual experiments being carried out.
Best wishes to Noeleen Halligan on her retirement as SNA in the school from pupils, staff, Parents' Association and Board of Management. Tulip the goat even made an appearance on her last day!
6th class invited our junior infants to their classroom to play Halloween games. Our 5th class also invited senior infants to their classroom for some Halloween fun!
Fitter Younger organised our Marathon Relay on Monday, 22nd October! Thanks to everyone who took part, including pupils, parents and staff! All funds will go towards St John's Ward, Crumlin Children's Hospital. Sponsorship cards should be returned as soon as possible.
Our Marathon Relay time pictured here with the eldest and youngest pupils in our school who ran the last lap together. World Record look out!
Congratulations to Emily Whelan, past pupil of our school, who made her Senior International Football debut with Ireland against Poland on 9th October, 2018. We are very proud of Emily. She was also the youngest member of the squad!
First Class went on a Tree Walk to Ardgillan Park on 3rd October to celebrate Tree Day 2018. It was a very active trip where they observed the different tree and leaf types as well as engaging in some land art.
Congratulations to Carla Rowe and the Dublin Ladies Football team on winning a second All-Ireland title in a row. We are very proud of Carla, who is a past pupil of our school! Carla also won the Player of the Match award for the final where she scored both of Dublin's two goals.
This is our Active School Flag (ASF) Committee. They act as playground leaders in the school. They will be counting the kilometres of how far we are walking and running on the Active School Walkway. They will also be distributing and collecting playground equipment on the playgrounds at break times. They will also be looking after the music zone on the playground which is an area of the playground for dancing.
Work has commenced on our Active School Walkway. This is Christy, our caretaker working with the 6th class Active School Flag (ASF) Committee members to set up the walkway around the school.
This is our newly elected Student Council. They are preparing for the year ahead. The Student Council chose the design of our new Homework Journal 2018/19. They made a great choice.
Some of our 6th Class pupils are working as Playground Buddies to our new Junior Infants to help them to settle into life on the school playground.
Well done to 2nd Class on a wonderful performance of Billy the Bus! It was 20 years since it was performed when Ms Kinane was a pupil in the class and Ms Donnelly was the teacher. Lovely to come full circle! The children's sign language throughout the play was inspiring!
4th Class pupils during their trip to Trim Castle, Co. Meath which is part of their studies on the Normans.
Some of our pupils visiting Trim Castle as part of their study of the Normans.
Thanks to one of our parents Philip for arranging a visit from the Skerries Coastguard. All the classes heard a very informative presentation. They also participated in stretcher carrying and got to see the jeeps and equipment the Coastguard use!
Some pupils from 1st Class enjoying Mexican Day!
Congratulations to our victorious rugby team who won the Pat Browne Cup in Balbriggan RFC.
Our athletics teams during the parade at the opening of Cumann na mBunscol Athletics finals in Morton Stadium, Santry. Congratulations to all our participants!
Thanks to Cecelia and Eva from Bricks 4 Kidz for delivering an excellent workshop to our 3rd Class. They constructed LEGO creations with working motors!
6th Class having some outside classroom time with their class novel.
A selection of the Mondrian artwork created by our pupils.
6th class pupils enjoying one of their workshops with the Irish Centre For Cycling.
Some of our gardeners were busy planting strawberries!
Our Senior Infants during a GAA coaching session with Larissa Muldoon.
Well done to 6th class on their Junior Entrepreneur Programme Showcase. It was an excellent presentation! The St Bearnignus bear and storybook are now on sale until stocks last!
Our school Garden is growing well. Thanks to 5th class for all their hard work!
Some of our pupils on the St Patrick's Walk to School 2018.
Botley, the coding robot in action in Senior Infants.
GAA coaching with Larissa from O'Dwyer's is in full swing in the senior classes and we finally have the weather to match!
The winning 6th class Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) team who successfully pitched their idea of a St Bearnignus teddy bear to the 'Dragons'. The bears will be for sale in the near future!
2nd Class celebrate World Book Day 2018
Book Day 2018 being celebrated in 4th Class. Nicky Maxwell (Dark Diaries), George (George's Marvellous Medicine), Little Bear (Goldilocks), Penny (Girl Online), Fern (Charlotte's Web), Frank (Heroes of Olympus), Matilda, Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Harry Potter and Hermione Granger).
Some pupils from 5th class demonstrate the gymnastic skills they have been learning this term.
Some of our pupils taking part in the 10@10 as part of Operation Transformation and our work on the Active Flag.
Some of our pupils show off one our our two new state of the art Activ Panels from Promethean! It replaces the old fashioned Interactive Whiteboards with Smart TV Android touch screen technology.
Thanks to Maria Sheil for her Little Music Makers workshops with the Junior Classes!
Bubble fun during the Little Music Makers workshops with Maria Sheil!
Some of the science team in 5th class who visited the Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS.
Thanks to Emer Ní Eafa for bringing in the Brendan Martin Cup on behalf of the victorious Dublin Ladies All-Ireland winning team 2017!
Thanks to Evan Comerford for bringing in the Sam Maguire on behalf of the victorious Dublin Men's All-Ireland winning team 2017!
Thanks to Scott Ziglinski AKA Mr Z for delivering some fantastic science workshops to round off Science Week for 3rd-6th classes. This was made possible through the Voluntary Contributions.
Thanks to Lee from Skip Hop for a fantastic day on St Benignus Day 2017.
Some of our 4th class pupils enjoying the skipping day!
Parents and pupils working together at an Ipad station in 2nd class during Maths Week 2017.
Thanks to Monica and Dessie from the local Order of Malta for all their work with 4th and 6th classes as part of the Adam's Gift programme. It was very informative for all the children who took part.
Thank you to everyone who wore their favourite jersey or top today in aid of the joinourboys.org
1st class on their tree walk to Ardgillan Park for National Tree Day 2017. This trip was made possible thanks to the Voluntary Contributions of parents.
Some of our pupils standing in front of the new fence installed around the perimeter of the school over the Summer. Thanks to the Balscadden Fundraising Group for their contribution towards the cost of the new fence, which was raised from the Tractor Run 2017.
New Flooring was installed in the wet areas of six classrooms over the Summer thanks to fundraising from our Christmas Fairs.
Congratulations to all the 6th class pupils who celebrated their End of Year ceremony and Prize giving on Friday, 23rd June.
4th Class made their annual trip to Trim Castle as part of their study of the Normans in History.
A nest of young birds have taken up residence in the school notice board.
Our School Garden is looking very well! Thanks to Ms Gaughan and all the pupils in 5th class for all their weeding, watering and hard work!
Congratulations to second class on their big day. They all had their photograph taken together.
Congratulations to 5th class who have now completed the Friends for Life programme. They concluded the programme with an ice-cream party! Thanks to Ms Falvey and Ms Meehan for all their work.
Thanks to Balbriggan Community College for inviting 5th class to their STEAM day. It was a very enjoyable and informative visit.
Congratulations to the Senior Boys Gaelic Football team who reached the final of the Fingal Schools League 2017. Well done lads, you did the school proud! Baile Scadán abú!
We had a visit from Skippy John from Skipping 4 Life on 25th April. It was a fun day made possible by the voluntary contributions of our parents.
4th Class took part in a Balbriggan RFC rugby blitz on 30th March 2017.
Seachtain na Gaeilge, Lá sa Halla le Rang a hAon! Bhí gach rang sa halla inniu ag canadh agus ag spraoi as Gaeilge. All the classes came to the hall for Irish Week to sing songs, act out dramas and have fun in irish!
Seachtain na Gaeilge, Lá sa Halla leis na Naíonáin Shinsearacha!
Seachtain na Gaeilge, Lá sa Halla le Rang a Cúig!
4th Class Book Reviews for World Book Day 2017
Second class celebrate World Book Day 2017
Thanks to Ms Maeve Kavanagh for the lovely work on the Kindness Tree for Anti-bullying/Friendship Week! Thanks also to all the children who have added their own leaves during the week.
Operation Transformation 10@10 as the whole school get active!
Junior Infants enjoying one of the Aistear stations with our new equipment.
Some of our junior infants have fun in the igloo!
The Sam Maguire cup visited the school with Dublin All-Ireland and All-Star footballer Ciarán Kilkenny.
BT Young Scientist 2017. Some of our 5th class pupils who presented their Science project at the Primary Science Fair in the RDS 2017.
Calendar 2017 being shot by school photographer Hugh Lynch. In the picture is the month of December photograph!
Some of our pupils after enjoying their visit inside the planetarium!
Big Bear Planetariums visit today 18/11/16. This visit was made possible by the Voluntary Contributions of our parents.
Halloween Fun on Dress Up for Dyslexia Day 2016!
Sister Phyllis and her able assistant monk on our Dress Up for Dyslexia Day 2016. Thanks for the generous donations which will go to the local Dyslexia workshop.
Thanks to all the parent volunteers who came in to help out with Maths Week!
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Our Junior Infants were busy making Rice Krispie buns with Ms McLoughlin and Ms Sheridan.
Some of our 6th class pupils displaying the ships they built as part of their study of the Great Famine.
Autumn Art from our pupils in 3rd Class.
Our infants enjoying their school tour to Ardgillan.
Our infants enjoying some ice-cream back at the school after their school tour to Ardgillan.
4th Class visited Trim Castle as part of their history project on the Normans.
Our Santry Athletics team during the parade before the finals in Morton Stadium.
Our knitting club are hard at work preparing the school colours for Parnell Park Football Finals 2016!
Junior and Senior Infants are doing Music Makers workshops each Tuesday for 4 weeks with Maria Sheil (started 13th January)
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.
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