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Scoil Bhionnáin Naofa, Baile Scadán

St Benignus NS, Balscadden

Go n-eirí linn!

Thank you to all who supported our fundraiser for Molly.

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

Ms McGonigle and Mr White along with some parents from Junior Infants are shaving their heads on Sports Day, 10th June at 2pm in aid of one of our junior infant pupils, Molly McNally. Molly is a beautiful 5 year old girl who started with us in Junior Infants last September. Sadly though, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops in the nervous system. It has spread to Molly’s bones, bone marrow and the lymph nodes in her stomach. Our aim is to help the Molly McNally Miracle Trust raise sufficient funds to ensure that whatever world class treatment she will require in the future will be immediately available to her. If you would like to donate please use this link

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

Click here to learn more about our Green School activities.

Green School


Active School Flag

Latest news...

  • We re-open for the 2014-2015 school year on Monday, 1st September.

  • 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.

  • Click here to learn how we combined Seachtain na Gaeilge with our annual high profile arts event.

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

  • Thanks to the parents who worked on the Digital School of Distinction sub committee.

  • Gaelic Football Training: Senior Girls on Tuesdays 2.45-3.45. Senior and Junior Boys on Wednesdays 2.45-3.45.

  • Anti-Bullying Campaign. Please click here to learn more.

  • Barry is doing GAA coaching with 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class every Wednesday this term.

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

  • SACRAMENTS 2014: First Holy Communion 2014 will take place on Saturday, 10th May at 11.30am in Balscadden Church.

  • Confirmation 2014 will take place on Wednesday, 14th May at 11.30am in Balbriggan Church.

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

  • Thanks to Lisa McEvoy and all the St Mary's Youth Club members for all their work in running this year's Halloween Fair. The funds will benefit our pupils directly.

  • For information on our 2013/14 after school classes please click here.

  • 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

  • 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.