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: christine@anyone4science.com 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) - https://anyone4science.com/parents-page/

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 www.takethefirststep.ie.

NALA also has a website www.helpmykidlearn.ie 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.


Active Schools Week 06-10th May

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Our students took part in Active Schools Week last week from 06-10th May.

Our aims for the week was to encourage the children to get more active, more often.

On Thursday we had dance classes with Laura Gannon from Lauras Health & Fitness - The children thoroughly enjoyed these classes and it was the definite highlight for the week.

On Friday we had GAA with Alison Shanley - Alison took the children in small groups throughout the whole day and ran through exercises, skills etc for GAA. The children also really enjoyed this and a huge thank you to Alison for taking the time out of her day to come to Scoil San Eoin to take part in Active Schools Week with the children.Overall the week was a great success, the children got lots of exercise and fresh air and learnt some new skills along the way.

Well done to everyone


Anyone4Science Workshops

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

 See below information sent in relation to the possibility of running an after school science club at Scoil San Eoin.

 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.

 We run clubs in lots of schools in the area including almost all the schools in Wicklow Town, Nuns Cross, Roundwood, Newtown Mount Kennedy, Greystones and a number of Bray schools.

We would propose to start a Junior club (2.00pm - 2.50pm) and a Senior club (3.00pm-4.00pm) at Scoil San Eoin, Redcross.

 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.

 We would aim to have 20 kids signed either in 2 clubs (juniors and senior club) or in 1 club (senior club).

We could run 4 weeks of taster classes before the end of the school term either on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. The cost for 4 classes would be €34.

 If you would be interested in trying the taster classes for your child/children, please contact the school office or complete forms sent home with children.

Thank You


Active Schools Week (08th-10th May)

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Next week is Active Schools Week from 08-10th May. Our aim is for Scoil San Eoin to receive our Active School Flag early next year. The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.

Our aims for the week and afterwards is to encourage the children to get more active, more often.

As part of this we have arranged lots of activities for the children to take part in.

  • Weds 08th May - Clara Jenkinson will be here to do tug of war and boxercise.

  • Thurs 09th May - The children will be doing dance classes with Laura Gannon where they will be listening to music, dancing and the older pupils will be learning a dance routine.

  • Friday 10th - The children will have their gymnastic classes but we will also have Alison Shanley in to do some GAA with the children.

In preparation for Active Schools week, can all parents please ensure that the children:

  • are wearing comfortable clothing & footwear (If weather is good, children are allowed to wear PLAIN navy shorts (no football shorts or other shorts).

  • Have extra drinks with lunches

  • are wearing sunscreen if weather is warm

Thank You

Happy Easter & Our Egg Hunt!


The children got to have a fun Easter egg hunt around the school grounds before finishing up for the school holidays on Friday. Our 6th class pupils hid the eggs around the school for the Junior Pupils. There were 4 teams 8 pupils each. The children had great fun and everyone had a lovely choclate egg to enjoy at the end of it.

Have an egg..cellent & safe Easter break and we will see everyone when we return on the 29th!

Happy Easter!!