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6th Class Graduation 2020

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who graduated from our school today. It is only goodbye for now as I am sure you will all come back to visit when things are back to normal! Enjoy your day and well done guys!!

Active Week

At this time of the year we would usually be having Active Week so we have decided to run an Active at Home Week!!




Signs of Summer School Project

Signs of Summer

The summer holidays are getting close and for that reason we have decided to run a whole school photography project.

We want you to take photographs of any signs of summer or summer activities you have been doing!


Art Competition Winners!!!

After much deliberation we have finally chosen our winners for the Art Competition. It was extremely difficult to choose a winner and there are a lot of other entries that did not make the top 3 that will also be receiving prizes in the post!

So without any further delay…….


  • In 3rd place we have…….

Molly in 4th Class with “The Happiness Jar”

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Molly said this about her work:

A happy thoughts box from a Cadbury’s hot chocolate tin, you write down all your happy thoughts and things you like about yourself and put them in the box and if you feel  you are having a bad day you open the box and read the happy thoughts to cheer yourself up.
Molly has said the most imputing through the corona virus is to make sure you’re happy and when you feel like lockdown is getting to you open your happy thoughts box

  • In 2nd place we have………

Spruha from 1st Class with her Activities Clock

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Spruha has made a clock that shows what activities she does each day and also what the weather is.

  • And in 1st Place………..

Aimee (3rd Class), Abbie (Junior Infants) and their little sister Aoife


They have used their home recycling to create a play house for them to play in while they stay at home and stay safe.

A huge well done to the 3 winners. All the teachers were extremely impressed with everyone who entered.

For those who did not come in the top 3 don’t worry we are sending other prizes out in the post as a huge well done for taking part!!

Well done everyone!!


Back to School Email Header

As everyone is trying to stay busy at home we have decided to run an Art Competition. Entries can be done on paper, on a computer, using items from your recycling, anything at all! So get creative!

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As we all know things have been very different since the school has closed and lots of us are having to change how we do things so….

The theme for the art competition is:

Staying Strong While Staying Apart

Some ideas for inspiration….

  • Show us how you have been spending time at home and keeping busy
  • How you have been helping others
  • How you have been showing kindness
  • Any new activities or hobbies you have started
  • A celebration of the many heroes we have helping us

We have lots of prizes to give out so we are very excited to see what you will come up with!

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The closing date for the competition is Friday the 15th of May at 2.30pm.

Send a photo of your entry to ciaran.hscl@gmail.com. Please be sure to put your name and class on your entry!

Good luck!!


10 things to do at home

The following links are ideas to do at home while we are stuck indoors!




Hello from the staff of Saint James’s Primary School

A little video from the staff to say hello to all the boys and girls in St. James’s Primary School.

Hello from all the staff at St. James’s Primary School

Just a little video from all the staff to say that we are thinking of you during these uncertain times.

Thanks to Ms Breen and Ms Waters for their creative talents making this video!

October Newsletter 2017

Our school newsletter was sent home this week. For anyone who missed it take a look here:

Halloween Newsletter

Halloween 2017

Today we had our Halloween dress up day and disco and everywhere you looked there was witches, skeletons, zombies and ghouls!

We hope you all have a lovely week off and that everyone comes back in safe and sound after the break. 

Here’s a few photos of our pupils dressed up today!

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