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Snow Day in St James’s PS

Due to severe weather conditions and following government advice St James’s PS is closed until Monday, 5th March…a peaceful sight in the school yard this morning. Stay warm and safe!Jamebo 2Jamebo 3Jamebo 1

Pupils win CBS Scholarships

Congratulations to five of our pupils on the honour of winning scholarships to James St CBS – Janice Comerford, Shauna O’Neill, Josh Kenny, Emma Durojaiye and Zoe McGougan. They had the pleasure of meeting RTE presenter Miriam O’Callaghan at the award ceremony held in the CBS.

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Funday Friday in St James’s Primary School

Our pupils had a lovely treat today with the arrival of an ice cream van to the school. Every pupil was treated to a ’99’ ice cream cone to enjoy in the fabulous sunshine…even the teachers got to indulge.

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The sound of the van’s jingle even made some of the boys and girls dance as they waited!!

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Last Friday, the school and Early Focus project were delighted to accept the Mission Possible: School Achievement first place award for the promotion and support of positive mental health. Ms Flynn, Ms Hogan and Ms Curran, along with someĀ of our pupilsĀ had the pleasure of accepting the award at a ceremony in St Patrick’s Hospital.

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Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging continues to be a big success in the Haven with a number of parents taking part. The last session for this term takes place next Friday, 7th April at 9.15 and all are welcome.

Thank you Paul for this beautiful arrangement for our school’s front desk.

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Children’s Laureate launches DEAR in James St CBS

Some of our 5th class pupils were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Initiative in the CBS Library. We met PJ Lynch, author and illustrator of The Boy Who Fell Off The Mayflower and he also illustrated Ryan Tubridy’s book, Patrick and the President. He spoke to us about the stories and illustrations in his books and told how he used his daughter as a model in his books. PJ used charcoal to complete some drawings of our pupils, which we will display in the school. Many thanks to the CBS and Siobhan, the librarian, for the invitation.


First Communion in St James’s Primary School

We are all very proud of our 2nd Class pupils who made their First Communion today. They all looked fantastic and the ceremony was beautiful. Many thanks to all the parents for their support. We have to say a special thank you to Ms O’Neill, Ms Berkery and Chrissie for all their hard work in preparing their classes for the sacrament, and also HUGE THANKS to Helen for her superb art work in the Church. Our choir preformed brilliantly, thanks to Mr Cronin and Ms Dodrill. Thank you also to Fr John and the parish team.1490973955031 (1)


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Last Friday the whole school took part in Operation Transformation’s 10@10. We had great fun taking part in a short Zumba session in the yard.


In the run up to Christmas, we were joined once again by Maria, a very talented lady, for some flower arranging classes. The classes proved to be very popular and we have some very talented parents in our school. Well done to all the parents who attended the classes and showed such great talent. If you are interested in attending a flower arranging class, contact Yvonne in the school or Sr Rita in the Haven.

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Christmas Cake Making

At the beginning of December, our parents got very creative and joined our Christmas baking class. We baked the cakes on week one and iced them the following week. We had great fun and made some fantastic cakes.

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