Junior Infants in the Secret Garden

Junior Infants had a fabulous first trip to the Secret Garden last week!

The class collected conkers and autumn leaves for their nature table in the classroom.

World Teacher’s Day!

A big thank you to all our wonderful teachers and team at John Scottus National School!
Happy World Teachers Day 2021!

Annual School Picnic!

Last Friday we celebrated the school’s birthday with a wonderful picnic!
All the classes enjoyed their lunch al fresco and junior infants even invited some fuzzy friends to their picnic!
There were lots of activities and running around.
Thank you to Mr. Gibney and particularly the wonderful 6th class for running the show all day.

4th class pastel drawings!

4th Class used the outdoors to inspire their wonderful pastel drawings last week.
They searched around the school grounds to find a flower that inspired them by its colour, texture and shape.
They took a snapshot on an iPad and in class, used pastels to draw the flower focusing on the colour to create depth to their picture. Lovely work 4th class!

35 years old today!

Can you believe that our lovely school was born thirty five years ago today?! Read on for some JSNS trivia!

John Scottus was established by a number of parents who were inspired by eastern and western philosophy. They saw spirituality as the true essence of every human being and the school welcomes those of all faiths and those of none.

Our school is named after John Scottus Eriugena, the Platonist philosopher, theologian and poet of Ireland’s Golden Age.

Since the doors opened there has been a strong emphasis placed on the regular practice of meditation and mindfulness which strengthens focus, enhances awareness and connects the student to a sense of quiet presence whether in stillness or in activity.

Our motto, Laetus Impraesens,’Delight in the Present’, expresses the importance we attribute to being fully present and connected in every moment. We practice this daily through pausing and mindfulness.

Autumn leaves

1st Class did some marvellous Autumnal chalk pastel leaves inspired by their daily walks. Lovely work 1st class!

Junior Infants Maths

Junior Infants were busy last week with their sorting and matching maths exercise. Sorting and grouping activities are a great way for children to unwind and help them to develop important teamwork skills, such as working together and listening to one another.

The beds are ready for planting!

The beds in the school garden have had little love and attention over the summer and are ready for planting! Stay tuned to see what the children will be growing this year!

Welcome to our newest members!

We’d like to give a big shout out to our newest members of John Scottus! Welcome Junior Infants!

Junior Infants visit Airfield Farm!

Junior Infants had a super time on their school trip to Airfield Farm last week. They saw sheep, hens, pigs, cows and their resident fostered donkeys, Conal and Carroll! They also saw all the wonderful plants growing in the organic food garden. They have lots of ideas to bring back to our Secret Garden!