GAA classes recommencing Weds 25th Sept


GAA will be recommencing with Darren Hayden on Weds 25th Sept. These classes are for 6 weeks and will take place every Weds. They are available to all pupils from Junior to Senior Room. Pupils will be doing lots of skills with GAA & hurling mixed in. If football boots & gum shields are available please wear them each week, if not there is no need to purchase any.

Please also bring an extra drink and a coat.

Thank You

Aldi Play Rugby Competition Promotion is Back!


The Aldi Play Rugby promotion is back!

Aldi are giving primary schools yet another chance to win with an overall prize fund of €200,000 to develop their playing facilities. They are giving primary schools a chance to win €50,000 to develop a school’s playing facility to encourage children to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

We have received a large poster to hang in the school which needs to be filled with 300 stickers. For every €30 spent in-store at your local you will receive Aldi Play Rugby Stickers. We are encouraging all pupils, families and friends to collect the stickers and bring them into school to stick on our poster.

Once the poster is filled we need to answer the question at the bottom and return to Aldi to be entered in the competition.

Prizes include...

  • Two primary schools will win €50,000 each to develop their playing facilities.

  • Ten primary schools will win €10,000 each to develop their playing facilities.

  • One school will win a training session with Paul O’Connell, plus a new set of jerseys.

  • Every completed entry receives an Aldi Play Rugby kit.

Please help support us at Scoil San Eoin and gather as many stickers as you can!

The last date that Aldi Play Rugby stickers can be obtained in stores in the Republic of Ireland is the 8th November 2019.

The closing date for primary schools submitting an entry is 15th November 2019.

Thank you to everyone who helped fill our 2 posters last year, we received 2 Aldi Play rugby kits which will be a great asset to our rugby blitzs with Barney.

Cycleright - Cycling Programme for Senior Room (Commencing today 02.09.2019)


Our pupils from the senior room will today be commencing a Cycle Right programme provided by certified instructors. The programme is being provided by a different course provider than last year but the purpose is for the pupils to build on and revise previous knowledge.Tutors do provide a small amount of bikes but encourage students to bring their own bikes/helmets for the duration of the course to ensure that they are familiar and comfortable with using their own bike on the road. All bikes can be stored in our school shelter for the course period from Monday 09th Sept. The programme will run for approx 8 weeks. The course cost will be 20.00 per pupil, 10.00 per pupil will be subsidized by the school using fundraising money, leaving the cost of 10.00 per pupil payable to the school office by Weds 25th Sep. See below further information on the course and the benefits etc.

What is Cycle Right?

CYCLE RIGHT is the National Standard for Cycle Training and provides practical cycle safety and skills training to promote competent and confident cyclists.

What are the Goals of Cycle Right?

  • To ensure best-practice cycle training is delivered across Ireland.

  • To provide participants with the skills needed to move as cyclists in complex, changing, road environments.

  • To train participants to apply dynamic thinking, assessing conditions and the environment on the road as they go through their journey.

    What are the Benefits?

  • CYCLE RIGHT will offer those taking part the skills to cycle confidently on the road network, from novice to competent cyclists.

  • CYCLE RIGHT is delivered over three stages with participants gaining skills and knowledge on a phased basis, preparing them to cycle in increasingly complex road scenarios.

  • All CYCLE RIGHT training is delivered by registered trainers.

  • Training will be delivered to the CYCLE RIGHT programme with defined outcomes and according to trainee/trainer ratios which facilitate the learning process.

  • Ongoing quality assurance and annual trainer registration will be part of the CYCLE RIGHT process to ensure consistent quality in programme delivery.

  • CYCLE RIGHT offers a programme uniquely suited to the Irish environment, taking account of rural, suburban and urban conditions that are regularly encountered in close proximity.

Welcome Back - New Term Reminders for 2019/2020

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A very big welcome back to all our pupils and parents especially to our new Junior Infants and their parents.

As a new term is upon us, these are general reminder points to note for the year ahead:

Please note: - From Monday 02nd Sept, parents should remain outside the school gates and allow pupils to bring their own bag to the line. 

·         Pupils will exit & enter through the back door only

·         All visitors/parents requesting entry to the school must use the intercom based at the front door and the school and contact the office or appropriate room.

·        Reminder that the Junior Room is a nut/marshmallow free zone - Please ensure all lunches/snacks are free from these foods.

·         Information: To ensure we have all important information up to date for all pupils - Please inform the office immediately if there have been any changes to parent/emergency contact phone numbers, pupil addresses, emails, or if authorized personnel to collect child/children has been changed.

·         Late Arrival – All pupils arriving to school late must be accompanied into school by a parent/guardian through the front door and the late book must be completed.

·         Appointment – Should a parent wish to contact a teacher please make an appointment through the school office on 0404-41727 or

·         Hair – For the health and safety of children during class lessons and PE we are requesting that all parents ensure that their child/ren have their hair tied up at all times. This is a measure put in place to also prevent the spread of head lice in the school

·         Parking – Reminder to parents to use the rest of the area as a Drop Zone only and to ensure all pupils use footpaths when getting out of cars.

  • Labelling - Please ensure that all your child's belongings are labelled.

  • Appropriate clothing - Due to the weather changing, all pupils should bring a light raincoat to school or as per weather conditions

  • Books and stationary - Please ensure that you child has all the necessary books and stationery as per the book lists sent in June.

  • Lunches - As per our healthy eating policy listed on the school website - Please ensure all lunches for children are healthy and that they have a small treat on Friday only. Please ensure all children have adequate drinks per day.

  • Homework - Please ensure that your child is into a good routine from the beginning for completing homework, they will need to have a suitable place to do their homework and that in all classes that homework is checked and signed each night.

  • Twitter – We have set up a twitter account to enable parents to access quick updates to keep up to date with events and activities in the school. Please follow us for all updates (@saneoin)

  • Our website is also used for updates and information – Please check this regularly.

  • Monies - The following is a list of due dates for school fees. They are 2 options for payment - payment through Mary in the office or online through our E-payment system.

  1. Book Rental Fees - All book rental fees from 1st class to 6th are due Friday 30th August.

  2. Homework Journal fees - Due Monday Sept 02nd (These are required at start of term for pupils to note daily homework)

  3. Pupil Insurance (€6.50) Due Friday Sept 06th

  4. School annual requisite fee - Due Friday Sept 06th (This can be paid in 2 installments if this option is preferable - 1st installment of 40e is due Sept 06th 2019 and 2nd installment of 40e is due Jan 10th 2020.

 We are all looking forward to a great year ahead!

Thank You,

Linda Greene

Anyone4Science after school club - Recommencing Thurs Sept 12th

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

Anyone 4 Science after school science club will be recommencing their classes on Thursday the 12th Sept. Classes will run for a total of 13 weeks

Dates for term are as follows:

Sep 12, 29, 26,
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24,
Nov 7, 14, 21, 28,
Dec 5, 12.

All previous pupils enrolled in last terms classes will be contacted directly by anyone 4 science and should send all queries to Anyone4Science in relation to classes etc.


For new pupils & anyone interested in signing up to classes this term, the following is a breakdown of info on classes.

 Anyone 4 Science is an educational organisation providing fun hands-on science and engineering activities for primary school children. We visit schools for demonstration lectures and hands-on workshops, run camps and workshops during the school holidays, entertain children at birthday parties and run after school clubs.

For the content we take subjects traditionally studied at third level and design age appropriate hands-on experiments around these topics. The children all do a hands-on activity each week.

Should you wish to sign up or need any further information, please contact Anyone4Science on  0404-40563 or

Thank You

Sprocket Rocket - Final Day/Certification

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The children completed their final day on their cycling course with Hugh from Sprocket Rocket on Thurs 20th June. Everyone who participated received a cert of achievement. The course was thoroughly enjoyed by all of the children. Thank you to Hugh Arthur for all of his instruction and guidance over the past few weeks. The children will now be more aware of safety when using the road while on a bike!

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Aldi Play Rugby Kit Received

Great News! We received our 2 Aldi Play Rugby Kits for our entry posters submitted a few weeks ago.

Kits contained:1 Rugby Bag, 6 water bottles, 4 signed balls by Paul O Connell and holder (We received 2 lots of these as we submitted 2 posters)

These will be a great addition for our pupils when taking part in a Rugby Blitz.

Thanks again to everyone for collecting the stickers.

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Anyone for Science - Upcoming Science Club commencing 06th Of June

Hello Parents and Scientists,

Welcome to all our new scientists, we are very excited to starting a science club in Scoil San Eoin Redcross. The new term of Science Club will be starting on Thursday the 6th of June. This email contains some important information about Science Club this term, (Class Times, Science Club Collection/Meet Up, Science Teachers and Contact Info, Club Dates and other important information.)

Class Times:
Junior - Senior Infants: 14.00 -14.50

1st - 6th Class: 15.00 -16.00

The Science Teachers:
The science teacher will be Christine Campbell. Should you wish to contact her at any stage you can email: or you can phone us at the office on 040440563.

Science Club Dates:

Science club this term is 3 weeks long and the dates are as follows:

June 6th, 13th, 20th  

Science Snacks:

We have found that in all our afterschool clubs the children are often hungry after school and find it hard to concentrate. We recommend that everyone brings a science snack to eat at the beginning of science club while the teacher is introducing the science experiment.

Science Coats and Safety Glasses:

Sometimes our experiments can be a little bit messy in Science Club. To protect everyone's clothes and school uniforms we recommend that every scientist brings in an old large t-shirt that they can pull on over the clothes that they are wearing. Alternatively, if you wish, you can buy a children size science lab coat from us for a cost of €20. Similarly we recommend that safety glasses are worn while carrying out the experiments. If you have safety glasses at home, please bring them along, alternatively you can purchase safety glasses from us for €5. Please contact us if you would like to place an order for either a lab coat or safety glasses. If you have already placed an order it will be handed out on the first day of Science Club.

Parents Page:

We are delighted to announce that we have a "Parents Page" on our website. On here you will find a short blog about each experiment explaining what the class got up to in science club, what they learnt, discovered and even a few photos and videos of their experiments! There are some experiment procedures so that you can try out the experiments together at home! The page is password protected and the code to log in is "Autumn18" (the "A" is uppercase) -

We are all looking forward to an exciting term of science!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, we would be delighted to help. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 6th. 

All the best, 
Niamh Kelly Senior Science Outreach Executive0404-40563

Support for Parents

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The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) offers help and advice for parents who have difficulty reading, writing spelling or doing maths. They have a freephone number (1800 20 20 65) to contact or a website

NALA also has a website that provides some suggestions for activities that parents can do with their children to develop their literacy and numeracy. It includes general information, fun activities and useful tips that can be integrated into any part of their day.

3rd - 6th Rugby Blitz - Arklow Rugby Club


Pupils from 3rd - 6th took part in a Tag Rugby Blitz at Arklow Rugby Club with Barney on Thursday 30th May . They played against Aughrim NS, Carysfort NS. and Templerainey NS.

Our team demonstrated great skill and teamwork and played great. The weather was lovely and overall it was a great morning.

Transportation to the Blitz was provided by Ms. Greene and the parent reps. Thank you to all the parent reps who helped on on the day and drove the players to the Blitz. It is greatly appreciated.

Well done to all the pupils from 3-6th and thank you to Barney for organizing.

Sprocket Rocket Cycling Programme - (1st - 6th Class)

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The children will be beginning a Sprocket Rocket Cycling programme from approx Thurs 30th May (Instructor is to advise and we will advise all parents as soon as we receive notification) The programme is aimed at 7 to 11 year olds, therefore all pupils from 1st - 6th Class will be participating. Duration of course will be 4 weeks. This programme will be free of charge to pupils participating.

The Sprocket Rocket Programme presents young riders with the opportunity to learn fundamental cycling skills that cater for their size, physical development and interest.

The programme is aimed at:

  • Teaching children the four FUNdamental cycling skills of Balance, Pedalling, Braking and Cornering

  • Providing a strong cycling skill foundation for young riders.

  • Skill development, including general cycling skills which will lay the foundation for more advanced learning of specific cycling skills in the future.

  • Fostering enjoyment and “want” of participation

  • Teaching rider’s fair-play and rules at their level, rather than promoting a win at all cost attitude

All courses are delivered by Cycling Ireland certified and Garda Vetted instructors.

At the end of the course, each trainee will receive a certificate of completion.


If your child owns their own bike and helmet, they have the option of bringing them to school for the duration of the course. All bikes will be stored in shelter which will be secure or pupils can bring bikes home after each course. This is at the discretion of parent/guardians.

If a child brings their own bike, they will be taught how to care and maintain it.

Thank You



The pupils of 5th and 6th class made their Confirmation in Avoca on Friday 17th. The Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrated the Mass. A wonderful day was had and the pupils have done their school and families proud, not only on the day, but throughout all the preparation during the year. Well done all!!

Pictured with their certificates are - Cuan Beirne, Jade Kenny, Darren Lee, Abigail Byrne, Hannah Finnigan, Ella Brennan and Rachel Redmond. Stephen Tobin-Kelly (Absent)

The 5/6th Class pupils and their parents presented Ms Greene with a beautiful bouquet of flowers as a thank you gift on Monday. Thank you to all the children and their parents for their thoughtfulness, it was very much appreciated.


Aldi Play Rugby Comp - Results

Results for Aldi Play Rugby Competition are in, unfortunately we didn’t win but we still do receive the Aldi Rugby kit bag, 4 rugby balls and a set of Aldi Play Rugby water bottles . Thank you to everyone who collected and brought in the stickers.

Winners of competition were as follows:

  • €50,000 Winning Schools

    Scoil Naomh Maodhóg, Ferns, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

    Scoil Naomh Treasa, Tiernasligo, Clonmany, Lifford, Co. Donegal

    Train with Paul Winning School

    An Croí Ro Naofa National School, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow

    Provincial Winning Schools


    Aghards National School, Scoil Mochua, Aghards Rd, Celbridge, Co. Kildare


    Scoil Chlíodhna Community National School, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork


    Scoil Baile An Caislean, St Johnston, Lifford, Co. Donegal


    St Ita’s National School, Loughrea, Co. Galway

First Holy Communion @ Scoil San Eoin

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Congratulations to the children in 1st & 2nd Class (Cian Maher, Brian Jones, Aiden Kelly, Emma Kiernan, Alex Lee Garvey, Chleo Quinn, Finn Keogh, Cian Jones, Ronan Wynne, Ewan Murphy, Alex Lee, Niamh Nolan, Patrick Brennan, Ava Kenny and Keeley o Toole Breen) who celebrated their First Holy Communion @ Barnisky Church on Sat 11th May.

Refreshments were organised at the school afterwards for the pupils and their families by the parents and everyone enjoyed the morning. Thank you to all the parents who helped decorate the room for the children & who donated baked goods for the day.