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Our locally made crib on display again this year, handcrafted stable and hand knitted figures. Thanks to Anthony Cluskey, Dolores Byrne, Marion Cannon, Junie Casey, Janella Clarke, Betty Flynn, Teresa Guildea, Vanessa Harold, Eileen Mooney and Teresa Moore. What a treasure it is to have it in the school.

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Welcome back to School 2020!


Thanks to VPM Contracts Ltd who installed our new A-Rated windows in the 6 original classrooms over the mid-term break. We hope to make savings to our energy bills over the next few years!

Our 6th class pupils after they completed the end of the Marathon Relay 2019! We had a fun and energetic day with many laughs and smiles. Sponsorship cards need to be returned after the mid-term break. Thanks to everyone especially the 1st Class parents for all their help on the day.

Our Marathon Relay took place on 23rd October, 2019. All proceeds to Balscadden NS Power Hour, First Light and CMRF Crumlin Children's Hospital.

Some of the pupils and parents working together during Maths Week 2019 with IZAK 9 blocks. Thanks to all the teachers for their innovative ideas for Maths Week. Thanks to all the parents who came in to help out.

A collage to commemorate the visit of the Coastguard to the school which will be displayed in the school. Thanks to Mike for all his work.

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.

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


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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Latest news...

  • School Closure: The school will now re-open at the later date of Monday, 1st February, 2021. Google Classroom will resume for all classes on Monday, 11th January, 2021 at 9am. If you need help logging on email from Monday onwards.

  • COVID-19/Coronavirus: The school will give regular updates via Google Classroom, Textaparent, Facebook and here on our website on matters relating to COVID-19.

  • Christmas Class Videos 2020:  The class Christmas videos were uploaded to Google Classroom on Thursday, 17th December, 2020. These videos are not for sharing on social media.

  • Christmas Santa Visit 2020: Santa Claus visited the school on Monday, 21st December.

  • Book Fair 2020: Thanks to all the parents who supported our online Book Fair. There was over €600 worth of books sold.

  • Parent Teacher Meetings 2020: Our annual Parent Teacher Meetings took place over two weeks this year (16th-27th November).

  • Christmas Quiz 2020: Our annual Christmas Family Quiz took place on Friday, 27th November via Zoom and Kahoot!. Congratulations to all the prize winners.

  • Admissions to Junior Infants 2021/22. The closing date for Admissions to Junior Infants 2021/22 was Monday, 23rd November, 2020. Letter inviting applications //Application Form for Junior Infants 2021/2022

  • St Benignus Day 2020: We celebrated St Benignus Day with renowned storyteller Niall de Burca on 4th November. We all had a fun day despite having to work around the restrictions.

  • GOAL Jersey Day 2020: Thanks to everyone who supported our GOAL Jersey Day on Friday, 9th October, 2020. We raised €612! Thank you all!

  • Admissions Policy Review 2020: Our newly updated Admissions Policy has been published on our Policy page. The new policy was ratified by the Board of Management on 5th October 2020.

  • Click HERE to view a letter from the Board of Management that outlines what approach the school will take in the event of there being a positive case of Covid-19 in our school community.

  • For Health Advice for parents about whether to send their child to school or not if they are feeling sick. Click HERE.

  • Click HERE for an Advice Sheet for Parents with a child who needed to be sent home under Covid-19 guidelines or who is awaiting a test/test results.

  • COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Primary Schools (Dept of Education).

  • The school's bespoke Covid-19 Response Plan has been posted to your child's Google Classroom.

  • Click here to view the school's COVID-19 Policy Statement.

  • Our annual Meet and Greet for parents took place via Google Meet this year. They all took place on the week of 28th September, 2020.For all your school uniform and PE tracksuit needs for the 2020/2021 School Year, contact Noel Heeney in McFaddens on 01-8412478.

  • Book Lists for the 2020-2021 school year are available by clicking HERE.

  • School Buses: The Country Bus and the Town Bus will run as normal from 1st September, 2020. Country Bus enquiries to John on 086-1944777. Town Bus enquiries to Damien on 087-6878546.

  • The First Holy Communion ceremony took place on Saturday, 11th July at 11.30am in Ss Peter and Paul's Church, Balbriggan. Further information has been sent to 2nd class pupils on Google Classroom.

  • The End of Year Ceremony took place on Friday, 19th June via Google Meet. Congratulations to all the boys and girls in 6th class.

  • Our Junior Infant 2020 Induction Meeting took place via Google Meet on Wednesday, 10th June, 2020. We look forward to welcoming all our new pupils in September.

  • Draft Admissions Policy: Click HERE to view the draft Admissions Policy that will be reviewed by the Board of Management. This new policy reflects recent legislation passed by the Government. We welcome your input and feedback. All submissions must be emailed to before 11.00am on Wednesday, 29th April, 2020.

  • Google Classroom: Lessons will continue to be uploaded by all class teachers onto Google Classroom at 9am each school day during this closure. If you need any assistance with Google Classroom please email us on and we will do what we can to help.

  • Confirmation 2020: The Confirmation ceremony took place on 5th March in Balscadden Church. Thanks to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for a lovely ceremony.

  • Denim Day for Dementia: We hosted a Denim Day for Dementia on 6th March in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. We raised €444!

  • Friendship Week 2020: Friendship Week took place in the school on the week of 10th February.

  • Swimming for 3rd Class 2020: 3rd class had their swimming classes in Term 2.

  • Little Music Makers 2020: Little Music Makers with Maria Sheil was enjoyed by the Junior Classes (Junior Infants-2nd Class) in Term 2.

  • Christmas Choir Nights 2019: Our Christmas Choir Nights took on Wednesday, 11th December and Thursday, 12th December. Thanks to Ms McGonigle and all the choir for two great performances.

  • Christmas Quiz 2019: The family Christmas Quiz took place on Friday, 29th November. Thanks to the Parents' Association for organising. Congratulations to the quiz and raffle winners.

  • Book Fair 2019: The annual Book Fair took place on Wednesday, 27th and Thursday, 28th November. Thanks to all the parents who volunteered. If you have ordered a We are Writers book it will sent home as soon as it arrives.Sacraments 2020:  The Confirmation will take place on Thursday, 5th March, 2020 at 11.30am in Balscadden Church. The First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday, 25th April at 10am in Balscadden Church.

  • Maths Week 2019: Maths Week took place on the week of 14th October.

  • Parent-Teacher Meetings 2019: Our Parent-Teacher meetings took place on Wednesday, 13th November and Thursday, 14th November.

  • Irish Dancing for all classes junior infants to 6th on Tuesdays with Sinéad Lightley during their PE slot.

  • Orienteering for 5th and 6th classes is ongoing at the moment thanks to coach Eileen Young in partnership with Fingal County Council.

  • GAA coaching is ongoing for classes junior infants to 2nd class with O'Dwyer's coach Anthony Holly during their PE slot on Wednesdays. Senior classes will have their turn later in the year.

  • IZAK 9 Maths: Senior class teachers are using a new innovative maths resource called IZAK 9 at the moment. It is a hands on collaborative approach to maths teaching.

  • Anti-Bullying Week 2019: Anti-Bullying Week took place on the week of 23rd September where we emphasise positive friendships and being a good friend.

  • Meet and Greet 2019:Thanks to all the parents who joined us during our Meet and Greet on Monday, 16th September.

  • Schedule of Yearly Events: Click HERE to view our Schedule of Yearly Events.

  • Junior Infants 2019: Induction Meeting for the parents of our Junior Infants 2019 class took place on Wednesday, 5th June at 8pm in the school hall.

  • Sports Day 2019: Our annual Sports Day took place on Tuesday, 11th June, 2019.

  • Balscadden Tractor Run took place on Sunday, 26th May. Thanks to the parents of senior infants, 2nd class and 4th class for all their work on the cake stall and the children's village. It was a great day and was enjoyed by all.

  • Standardised Testing Week: Pupils in classes 1st-6th had their standardised tests in reading, maths and spelling on 28th, 29th and 30th May.

  • Facebook Page: We have launched a school Facebook page. Log in to Facebook, search for "Balscadden NS" and 'like' our page to follow school events, or simply click here:

  • JEP Initiative: The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) is in full flight at present in 6th class. The 'Dragon's Den' style presentations took place on Thursday, 14th March to choose the project that goes forward. JEP Showcase took place on Wednesday, 10th April.

  • Active School Flag Celebration: We celebrated our second Active School Flag on Friday, 5th April, 2019. Check out for more information.

  • the Christmas Letter 2018 with the full schedule of Christmas events.

  • School Garden: Congrats to all the pupils and teachers involved with the school garden which won the Incredible Edibles Garden of the Week Award.

  • End of Year Ceremony: The End of Year Ceremony for 6th class pupils took place on Friday, 22nd June in the school hall, followed by a disco in the Community Hall. Thanks to the Parents' Association for all their help.

  • Report Cards: Report Cards were posted on 20th June. Please send in a Stamped Addressed Envelope if you have not already.

  • Active Week 2018 took place on the week of 11th June, 2018.

  • Parents' Association AGM took place on Thursday, 14th June.

  • Sports Day 2018: Sports Day took place on Tuesday, 12th June, 2018. We hope you all enjoyed a great day!

  • Junior Infants 2018: Induction evening for the parents of Junior Infants 2018 took place on Wednesday, 6th June at 8pm. There was a class visit for the pupils on Thursday, 7th June.

  • Balscadden Tractor Run 2018 took place on Sunday, 27th May, 2018. Thanks to all  the parents who volunteered on the day and also helped out with baking and organising the Junior Tractor Run. Thanks to Art Office for sponsoring all the prizes for the colouring competition and the Junior Tractor Run.

  • Art Event 2018: Every class has done artwork inspired by the work of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. The artwork is on display in the porch, corridor and the hall. Feel free to drop in and have a look!

  • St Patrick's Day Walk to School: Walk to school and Car free day in Balscadden took place on Friday, 16th March.

  • Cyber-Bullying and Internet Safety: Thanks to Pat McKenna from for his work with 5th and 6th class and their parents on 21st March.

  • First Confessions took place on Tuesday, 13th March, 2018 at 11.30am.

  • Photography Day took place on Tuesday, 27th February, 2018. We hold a photography day every two years. Family photographs taken in all classes. No individual photographs in JI (already taken in September), 2nd (Communion) or 6th (Confirmation). Individual photos in SI, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th. Proofs will be sent home to choose from. No obligation to purchase.

  • Friendship Week takes place 19th-23rd February.

  • Let's stop cyber-bullying: A letter was sent home with all senior class pupils (3rd-6th) regarding our approach to cyber-bullying and internet safety. We will be inviting in a specialist speaker on internet safety on Wednesday, 21st March. Please note change of date!

  • 10@10 took place on Friday, 9th February, 2018 as part of Operation Transformation and the renewal of our Active Flag.

  • Little Music Makers is up and running on Mondays for Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st class and 2nd Class with Maria Sheil for 4 weeks in the second term.

  • Flu Season: In order to prevent the spread of flu we are asking pupils to bring in a face cloth as a towel to dry their hands in a zip lock or toiletry bag. The bag can also include a small hand sanitiser and a small soap if desired.

  • Swimming Lessons are taking place during the second term for 3rd class. The lessons began on Tuesday, 9th January and will continue on Tuesdays for 6 weeks in Aura, Drogheda. A bus will be provided for transport. Fee is €40 per pupil. The cost is subsidised by the school. Payment can be sent to the class teacher.

  • School Photography Day takes place every two years. This year it takes place on Tuesday, 27th February, 2018.

  • Our Christmas Choir nights 2017 took place on Tuesday, 12th December and Wednesday, 13th December.

  • The Parents' Association hosted the annual Family Christmas Quiz on Friday, 1st December. Thanks to all the parents who helped out on the night.

  • The Book Fair sold €1753, which earns €1051 worth of books for the class libraries! Thanks to everyone who volunteered over the two days and to all who supported the Book Fair.

  • Our annual Book Fair took place on Wednesday, 29th November and Thursday, 30th November. Thanks to parents who volunteered on the two days.

  • Congratulations to the our pupils Finnan, Dylan and Max Wherity on their great achievements in the Mini Moto competitions. Best of luck in your last race of the Winter Championship!

  • Parent-Teacher Meetings 2017 took place on Wednesday, 15th November and Thursday, 16th November.

  • Science Week 2017 took place from 13th-17th November.

  • St Benignus Day 2017 was celebrated on Friday, 17th November. We had Lee from Skip Hop for the day thanks to the voluntary contributions of parents.

  • Traffic Consultation: The Board of Management are looking into ways of improving the traffic and parking situation at the school. Submissions were accepted from local residents and parents in writing. Thank you to all those who took the time to submit their proposals.

  • Jersey Day 2017 took place on Friday, 13th October. We raised raised €417. Proceeds go towards the Join Our Boys, Duchenne Research Foundation.

  • Tree Day 2017 was celebrated in the school on Thursday, 5th October. First Class visited Ardgillan Park for a tree walk.

  • Our annual Meet and Greet 2017 for parents took place on Monday, 18th September 2.40-3.40.

  • Anti-Bullying Week 2017 took place 25th-29th September.

  • Maths Week 2017 took place from 16th-20th October. Thanks to all the parent voliunteers.

  • Book Lists 2017/18: Click here to download a copy of your child's booklist. Please scroll down the document to find your required Book List.

  • Tractor Run 2017: The annual Balscadden Tractor Run took place on Sunday, 28th May, 2017. Thanks to everyone who helped out, baked, or volunteered in any way. Thanks also to all the children who took part in the Junior Tractor and Trike Run.

  • Seachtain na Gaeilge: Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl i mBaile Scadán ó 13-17 Márta 2017.

  • Click on this link to view the first class blog 1st Class Blog

  • Irish Dancing takes place for all classes during the school day every Tuesday during September, October and November.

  • GAA coaching takes place with Larissa from O'Dwyer's on Wednesdays.

  • 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)