Wall of flags!

We want to celebrate the different nationalities that we have in the school. Every day this week a new flag has been added. Moving forward each week a new flag will be added to the wall. Keep an eye out for yours !! 🇨🇮🌍🌎🌏

Nailed It – Virtual Baking Classes bring out the Youngest Chefs

This week has been all about bringing in our inner Donal Skehan with students at John Scottus National School indulging in a bit of home baking.


Our little chefs have been very hard at work in the kitchen – to the delight of all moms and dads! Bonne appetit!

Have a Go – Sports Week at JSNS

Every year, JSNS has an annual sports day around this time of the year. This year, due to the unique nature of events we will have a Sports Week starting next week.

Our indefatigable PE teacher, Mr. Gibney has tasked us with a brand spanking new bevvy of health challenges to choose from.

Check out our new Virtual Sports Day 2020 challenge have a go at exercises such as football bowling, hurdle jumps and even the time-honoured classic of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Fun for the whole family, each activity is about a minute long. You’ve no excuse so get up and #haveago

4C Yellow Students tap into Inner Lens

Fourth Class Yellow students are capturing the charm of Mother Nature during the lockdown. Each student has found their inner lens and focussed on some of the more positive aspects of learning from home.

Check it out here

Back to School with this Week’s Daily Exercise Challenge

We’re back to school this week! Well, not literally but join us in the yard on school grounds for this week’s round of daily exercise challenge with Mr. Gibney! Enjoy that sun!

6C Student Cultures the Latest Buzz

Congratulations to Colette Jondeau from Sixth Class for winning the Glenisk art-pack logo competition on Facebook.

We are all bee-lighted with your amazing new work!

Coronavirus Handbook for Kids


Keeping your family safe during the pandemic is an important challenge, especially if you have young children at home.

Happily, Gill Books has come up with a solution:

Coronavirus: A Book For Children

This guide will go a long way to explain in the simplest terms why maintaining safe social distancing measures is important to your youngest.

Download and print and stay safe, everyone.


Squat Hold

Third Time’s the Charm with Mr. Gibney’s Daily Challenge

If you’ve been missing out on keeping fit these past few weeks, then it’s never too late to join in on the fun, courtesy of our fitness expert and PE teacher, Mr. Gibney.

This week’s Daily Challenge brings a bevvy of new exercises to keep fit at home.

Start your week right with today’s challenge: the Squat Hold.

Mr. Gibney Daily Challenge

Mr. Gibney’s Daily Challenge Returns

Keep moving with Round Two of Mr. Gibney’s Daily Challenge.

Every day this week, you can start your day right with fun for the whole family as our PE teacher, Mr. Gibney gives you the workout you need to keep fit and healthy at home. Check it out now!

As always, we ask that you please be mindful during these difficult times, respect social distancing measures and please respect the 2km rule if you choose to go outside for these fitness challenges.


Darth Clancy

May the Force be with You

Darth Clancy

Darth Clancy

Welcome back! Scottus National School pushes on with our daily rites in living and learning.

In addition to daily instruction, we also endeavour to include weekly PE and Sanskrit lectures.

Even our morning general assemblies, delivered by our very own Principal Clancy, have been tailored to be aired live to each class, eight times a week.

This week’s theme is to take care of everyone. Have a look at our own “master” ensuring each student delight in the present. Have a good week and stay safe, everyone.