Parents Reps

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A huge thank you to those who put themselves forward for the position of Parents Rep for a class grouping. This will be a great means of communication between school and home. See list below. A meeting will be held after the Halloween break to discuss how best to move forward with the new format. 

  • Junior and Senior Infants - Laura Jones
  • First and Second Class - Helen Browne and Cleo Griffin
  • Third and Fourth Class - Jill Power and Cathy Nolan
  • Fifth and Sixth Class - Lorraine Shanley

A huge thank you also to the other parents who put their names forward to volunteer throughout the year for various activities. We thank you for giving up your time and look forward to having you work with us in the school. 

BBKR Information

The future of BBKR community games.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In this week’s edition of the Wicklow people there was a great write up on the medals night presentation that is held annually to celebrate the community games achievements in our area. This is a night that many children look forward to and is a fun way of rounding up the games.

We hold our AGM after this night to help start the planning for the year ahead. An important role in this is that of Area secretary. This role involves liaising between the local committee and the county committee. It means attending a monthly meeting and being able to keep in contact with activity leaders and admin duties.  We are very lucky that we live in an area that has community games already established and activity leaders assigned to organise events for our children.

Currently we have no secretary and an area that has no secretary is not able to participate in community games. Unless we have someone who can take this on we will not be running the BBKR games for 2018. If you live in the Barndarrig, Kilbride, Brittas Bay, RedCross area and you feel that you would like to help out in this role we would like to hear from you. There will be people to help you in the role and support you throughout the year.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this as we appreciate that there are so many demands on people’s lives. Please have a think about it and if you would welcome the opportunity to find out more about community games this is the role for you. Contact Fiona on 087-24092321 for any information by Thursday the 19th of October.


Parents of Junior and Senior Infants

Thursday will be a very exciting and big day for our new Junior Infants.  Parents/guardians of Junior and Senior Infants may escort their child into the classroom on Thursday, if they wish, to settle them in and meet their new teacher. However, we ask that from Friday on that they walk their child to the line or let them walk in from the gate and do not enter the classroom. This will ensure that all pupils settle into the routine quickly and will alleviate any disruptions or upset to the pupils.  We thank you for your cooperation. 

New school year!


As the summer holidays draw to a close, I would like to wish all our past pupils the best in starting in their new schools. Our 6th class pupils are starting on the next stage of their educational journey and I'm sure they are very excited!! 

Scoil San Eoin opens back up on Thursday 31st August at 9.20.

We have two new teachers on staff this year. Ms Brennan who will be taking Junior and Senior Infants and Ms Fitzgerald who will be our Special Education Support teacher. We welcome them both to the school. 

We ask that all parents/guardians drop their children off at the gate or walk them to the line as usual. We ask parents/guardians not to enter the classroom in the morning as this is disruptive to both pupils and teachers and can make the transition back to school more difficult. If a parent/guardian wishes to speak to a teacher, we ask that they make an appointment through Mary in the office. 


Looking forward to seeing all the pupils on Thursday morning!!

First Class

Please ignore the second page of the book list for first class outlining copies and focus on the following:



·       8 x 88 pages writing copies (Size A12)

·       1 x 80 page sum copy (Size 7mm squares)

·       1 x A4 Hard back writing pad for tests


Each Child must have:

·       A set of colours (Twistable/Colouring Pencils) not markers

·       6 x Pencils

·       2 x Erasers

·       2 x Sharpeners

·       1 x Foot long ruler

·       1 x Pencil Case

·       2 x Pritt Sticks

·       1 x set of Coloured White board markers

Ø  All extra pens/pencils etc. should be put into an extra pencil case/zip lock bag, clearly marked with the pupils name and will be kept in the classroom until such time as they need them.


·       An A4 Level arch ring binder and set of 10 Subject Dividers (cardboard not plastic) Polythene pockets are optional

·       2 x A4 size plastic envelope folder



****** Please ensure that your child’s name is clearly scribed on the FRONT of all books, copies and on bags, coats, pencils cases, lunch boxes, school jumpers etc. ******

Great News!! SSE gets bigger and better!!

The BOM have just received confirmation that our application for an extension to the building consisting of an 80sqm classroom has been granted by the DES. This is fantastic news for SSE and will make school life for both pupils and staff much more comfortable and enjoyable. Construction work will not begin for some time until all of the usual paperwork has been completed and as you would expect there will be some disruption to school life during this time. However, some short term disruption will end in a very exciting and important new addition to the school. 

Farewell Friends! Happy Holidays to all!


The end of the year has come, and it is time to say farewell to some of our SSE classmates. Ciara Smyth-Noonan and Megan Smyth-Noonan, Noah Porter, Kyle O' Halloran, Summer O' Halloran and Brandon Byrne, are all leaving to go to pastures new. We wish them all the best in their new schools and hope that they will come back and let us know what they are up to. 

An emotional 6th class left through the gates for the final time today. We are all very proud of what they have achieved in their time in SSE and how much they have grown and blossomed. We know that they are all ready for their new adventures and will thoroughly enjoy their new schools. Thanks for the memories guys and girls!!

I would like to wish all the pupils and their families a happy and safe summer. Thank you to all who have given their time to support and assist the staff throughout the year. Every bit of help and support, no matter how big or small, means a lot and is invaluable. We will see you all back for a new year in September! 

Soccer Superstars!!!

Huge congratulations from all at SSE to Harry Tobin-Kelly (5th) who was the driving force behind Wicklow Rovers winning the Cup and the League in their division. Harry is a talented soccer player and has a bright future ahead of him as a superstar!! Wicklow Rovers were faced with tough competition along the way from St Pats Avoca, and their own superstars, Ruairi Jenkinson (6th)and Eoin Cleary (5th). A healthy rivalry is sure to continue among these SSE classmates in the future. Watch this space!!

Junior Room School Tour

This year the Junior Room went to Rancho Reilly for their school tour in County Carlow. When we first arrived, we had a small snack and drink. Following this we went to our first two stations and they were the Pony Rides and Donkey Rides. The next station was the Barrel Train Ride, where we all enjoyed the bumpy ride across the paddocks. Our last station was the Petting Sheds. The children and adults got to learn about and pet the rabbits, snakes, bearded dragons etc! The children then enjoyed playing in the sandpits and sunken trampolines.

The children enjoyed their chicken nuggets, sausages and chips with a drink. Afterwards they all got an ice-cream. After Lunch, the children got to have free play and got to say "Hi" to their reindeer, Hens, Roosters, Turkeys, Geese, Ducks, Goats, sheep and lambs. The swings, slides, obstacle course, ride on track, tyre swings, boat, basketball, football and much more was enjoyed by all the children during their Free Play Time. 

A big thanks to Mandie and Helen for assisting us on our most enjoyable  school tour day. 

JEP Stall at Sports Day

The final produce from the Junior Entrepreneur team will be on sale at the Sports Day. We encourage all parents attending to support the pupils and the school by purchasing a can/postcard etc as a present or momento. Also, dont forget the PA will be holding a raffle on the day for a lovely weekend get away. 

Annual Sports Day

The Annual Scoil San Eoin Sports Day will take place on Monday 26th June. The Parents Association will be organising the usual fun and festivities on the day, but as always will need as many parent volunteers as possible to man stations, serve teas/coffees and a host of other jobs . Anyone who is available on the day please contact a member of the PA or the school office. It is a great way to end the year and a way for parents/guardians to get involved with their child and the other pupils in a fun environment. 

Some practicalities for the day:

  • Please ensure your child has sun screen, hat etc if the sun is shining.
  • Please ensure your child has extra drinks and lunch  as they will be more active.
  • All pupils must wear their uniform on the day - navy tracksuit/shorts - and comfortable shoes
  • Pupils may be finishing early depending on how the day runs but teachers will be here until 3pm as per usual for those that need to stay on. 
  • If the weather turns, the sports day may be changed to Tuesday. Parents/Guardians will be notified asap.
  • The list of teams and what colour top your child must wear coming in on the day will be posted here asap and the pupils will be notified by their class teacher. 


Nut Free Zone in the Junior Room

Dear Junior Room Parents/Guardians

It has come to our attention that a new junior infant has a severe allergic reaction to peanuts/nuts. This allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) can occur through ingestion of peanut/nut products, cross contamination and breathing peanuts in the air.

Since this condition can be life threatening, we are asking for your help in minimising the risk to this child by:

a)    Avoiding giving children peanuts in school lunches

b)   Avoiding giving peanut butter sandwiches, other spreads containing nuts such as Nutella and snacks/bars containing nuts or labelled “may contain nut traces” in school lunches

c)    Asking children not to share their lunches.

d)   If your child has eaten peanuts/nuts before coming to school, please be sure your child’s hands and face have been thoroughly washed before entering the school.

Due to the severity of the problem, it is important that all parents carry out the suggested measures and reduce the risk of allergic reaction to this child, starting June 1st 2017. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

We thank you for your co-operation.

Ms. Nuzum

Disturbances during school hours

We would like to ask all parents/guardians to have consideration for pupils and teachers and  please do not allow younger children/siblings to run around the school grounds playing. before and after the 2pm and 3pm pick up, but to remain outside the school gate. This has become increasingly obvious during the last few weeks of good weather as the class windows have been open and/or classes are taking place outside. Both pupils and teachers have become distracted by the noise and movement, and find it difficult to concentrate. We would like to remind parents that younger siblings are not covered by insurance while  playing on school property and ask for your cooperation in this matter. 

Junior Room School Tour Details

The Junior Room are very lucky to be going on their School Tour to Rancho Reilly's in Co. Carlow. The children will get an opportunity to pet the animals, go on a pony ride, train ride & barrel rides. After Lunch the children are permitted to have free play where they can have a go on the Go carts, Swings, trampoline and use the wonderful facilities in the playground.  

Please note the following:

Date:  Friday 23rd of June, 2017

Arrive to school: 8.45 am Sharp 

Bus Departs:9 am Sharp

Bus Returns to School: @ 3.30 pm pending on traffic

Total Cost:   €25 (Includes Bus Journey, Entrance Fee and  Food)  parents/guardians can pay directly or authorise to take the money from the school bank by filling out and returning the slip that will be sent home. Please have this money/slips in to your class teacher or secretary by Monday the 19th of June.

Supervision: There will be 1 Class Teacher and Two parents, this is sufficient for adult to pupil ratio. 

Pack: The children can bring some sweets (Rubbish!!) & non fizzy drinks. Some pocket money (No greater than €10) is permitted to spend in the shop there. 

Gentle reminder: Ensure your child is adequately dressed for outdoor activities and it's imperative that sun cream is applied in the morning of the tour. Children are not permitted to bring umbrella's but are permitted to bring rain coats, sun hats and sun glasses on the day.  A small toy/playing cards/small book is permitted but please use your own discretion as to what best suits your child travelling on a bus.