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Scoil Bhionnáin Naofa, Baile Scadán

St Benignus NS, Balscadden

Go n-eirí linn!

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.

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.

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...

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

  • World Book Day 2015 will take place on 5th March.

  • Seachtain na Gaeilge will run from 9th-13th March, 2015.

  • Enrolment Policy: Our Enrolment Policy was revised at our November 2014 Board of Management meeting and comes into immediate effect. Please review changes by clicking here or by viewing our revised policy on the Policy page.

  • 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!

  • Confirmation Reconciliation Ceremony on Tuesday, 3rd March at 7.30pm in Balbriggan Church.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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