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!!

Open Day/Sale of Work - Sat 06th April (A Great Success)


We had our annual Open Day and a new fundraiser, a Sale of Work, on Sat 06th April. The community of Redcross did not disappoint, and lots of visitors and school families came on the day.

We had items of every description donated by community members and school parents, from clothing, lamps, toys, buggies, bedding, books, handbags etc and lots of bargains were to be got on the day! We also had some gorgeous cakes and treats, baked and donated, to enjoy with coffee or tea or to buy and take home.

We also had a raffle on the day. First prize was a monster Easter hamper and two fabulous tarts (donated from Brittas Bay Cafe) was our 2nd and 3rd prizes.

The winners on the day were as follows:

  • 1st Prize (Easter Hamper) - Suzie Griffin

  • 2nd Prize (Blueberry Tart) - Archie via Aisling Tiernan

  • 3rd prize (Pear Tart) - Sean O Neill.

Overall the day was a huge success, new prospective parents/pupils were able to view the school facilities and meet the staff on the day and we also got to combine a fundraiser and raise money towards a laptop trolley for the school.

A huge thank you to our parent reps (Cleo Griffin, Cathy Nolan, Michelle Redmond, Laura Jones, Lorika Hoogers and Jill Power) who worked tirelessly to organise prior to the day and who also ran and helped out on the day. Thanks to Karen Tiernan and other parents who helped out on the day or donated to the Sale of Work/Cake Sale

A total of €1146.94 was raised on the day and will go into our fundraising account for the school.

Again thank you to everyone for making the day so successful.

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Aldi Play Rugby Poster - 2nd Filled!!

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We have completed and filled our 2nd Aldi Rugby Poster and will be submitting today. A very big thank you to everyone for bringing in their stickers each week and for helping us to fill the posters.

The promotion ended 07th April, therefore we are asking any parents if you have any further stickers to bring them into school by 08th April as we will be donating them to Ballycoog NS to try to help them fill their poster.

Again thank you and fingers crossed now that we win some prizes!!

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Friendship Week (08-12th April 2019)


Friendship week is this week 08-12th April at Scoil San Eoin. All over the world schools are taking part to try to raise funds for Amnesty International. For the week, the school will be selling Friendship bracelets for €2 each which can be purchased from the class teachers or school office.

All proceeds go to Amnesty International.

This year’s theme for Friendship Week is Welcoming Communities which is a core part of Amnesty International’s I Welcome campaign. It is about encouraging people to unite in welcoming refugees into their communities. Check out their website for further information.

Bracelets will be on sale until Friday 12th April.

Thank You


Aldi Play Rugby Competition - Nearly there!!!

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We are on our way to completing and filling a 2nd poster to submit to Aldi for their competition.

Promotion finishes on Sunday 07th April. Please encourage your family and friends to help us to finish and submit a 2nd poster to be in with a chance to win some of the prizes listed below.

·        a chance to win €50,000 to develop a school’s playing facility

·         €2,500 voucher for sports and training equipment to a school in each province

·         A training session with Paul O’ Connell in our school, plus a set of new jerseys and an Aldi Play Rughy Kit

·         Every school that enters with a fully completed poster will get an Aldi Play Rugby kit bag, 4 rugby balls and a set of Aldi Play Rugby water bottles sent to the school.

Thank You!!!

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Anyone 4 Science - After School Club

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Please see below information from Anyone for Science on the possibility of setting up an after school club for next year. We have queried the price and will revert back but if any parents are interested please email your class teacher or contact Mary in the school office.


Would you like to provide an After School Science Club in your school for the next school year?

After school science clubs are provided by the staff at Anyone 4 Science. Anyone 4 Science is an educational organisation providing fun hands-on science and engineering activities for primary school children.

A science club is a great offering to kids who may not be as interested in sports or arts and want to explore the world of science and to encourage all kids' inquiring minds.  

We currently run clubs in 13 primary schools in Wicklow (eg. St Patrick's NS Greystones, Wicklow Educate Together and St Francis NS Newcastle) and would love to offer this service to your school as well.

We would propose to run one class for junior/senior infants lasting 50 minutes, followed by a class for 1st to 6th class lasting an hour. Classes are normally run within an available classroom. We usually take up to 12 infants in a class and up to 16 older children. If more children sign up we can provide additional teachers.

Please contact the school office if you have any interest in the above

Well done to Suzy and Emma Griffin!

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2 of our pupils took part in District Competitions for the Girl Brigade in Wicklow last weekend on Sunday 24th March and came home with 3 medals.

Emma and Suzy Griffin both took part - Taking home 2 X Gold medals for 1st places each in Modern Dance & Emma also received a medal for 4th place in solo skipping .

They competed against teams from Greystones, Dundrum, Dun Laoghaire, Tallaght and Bray.

Well done to both girls on a fantastic achievement from everyone at Scoil San Eoin!


Newsflash!! School write up in the Wicklow People Newspaper dated 20th March

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The school received a lovely write up in the Wicklow People Newspaper dated 20th March in relation to the members and officials of the Arklow Municipal Council who held their monthly meeting at Scoil San Eoin on 13th March.

The article detailed the history of the school and mentioned our 2 new extensions which was a really positive aspect for future families coming to the school.

Please click on the following link to read the full article.

Cumann na m Bunscoil Skills Competition


Cumann na mBunscol held their annual skills competition in Annacurra on Friday 22nd March. Scoil San Eoin were given the opportunity to put 2 students forward for Hurling/GAA & Comagie.

Pupils were given skills sheets which they had to practice in the run up to the event and then on the day they were asked to preform these skills.

Well done to Jack Nolan (4th class) Daniel Jones (4th class) and Ronan Wynne (2nd class) who all represented the school in hurling and GAA.

Each of the boys done brilliantly during their skills test. Unfortunately on the day they didn’t make the final as numbers were very high but we are all very proud of you at Scoil San Eoin.

Well Done!