Holy Family JNS

River Valley Swords

River Valley, Swords, Co. Dublin, Charity Number 20119300
Ms. Mary McNally, Principal

+353 1 840 4394admin@holyfamilyjns.ie

Principal Message

I wish the children, parents/guardians and staff a happy and safe summer holiday. I look forward to seeing you all back on Wednesday 28th August. Mary Mc Nally 

Friday June 28th - School Closes for Summer Holidays

Wednesday August 28th - School Reopens for New School Year

Recent News

  • Newsletter June 2024

    Newsletter June 2024

    Welcome to our Term 3 Newsletter! We have had an eventful and busy third term. The Second classes celebrated the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. All year groups went on School Tour and participated in Active Week, Sports Day and the Sponsored Jog. We were successful in securing our 5th Green Flag for Biodiversity, well done to all involved. Our incoming Junior Infants visited the school to see their classrooms and meet their teachers. We wish all the Second Class children best wishes as they leave us to go to Holy Family Senior School. They marked the end of their journey with us at their Graduation mass which was celebrated by Fr. Des and Fr. Sanjeev. We wish Fr. Des all the best as he leaves St. Finian's to pastures new after 11 years. A special thank you to the Parents Association for their hard work, commitment and dedication to the school.

  • Active Week 2024

    Active Week 2024

    Active Week took place in HFJNS from the 27th to the 31st of May 2024. Click here for videos.

    During this week, the children took part in a range of activities from dancing in the hall, a sport themed ‘Scavenger Hunt’ around the school grounds, Sport’s Days, 2k a day walks around River Valley and even got Active for their homework!

    We had a ‘Drop Everything and Dance’ time every day where music was played over the intercom for the children to have a movement break and dance!  

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  • Jersey Day 2024

    Jersey Day 2024

    As part of our Active Week the children wore their jerseys in on Thursday 30th May.

    What a treat it was when all of the classes gathered in the yard for an ice-pop delivered by Ms Mc Nally!

    A great day was had by all!

    Click the link to see a video of the action.

  • Six Bricks for Infants Project

    Six Bricks for Infants Project

    Holy Family JNS were delighted to be successful in our application for the STEM Grant for Schools run by the Department of Education.

    The grant money allowed us to move forward with our project 'Six Bricks for Infants' by providing the funding necessary to purchase the required materials. 

    Each infant classroom now has a class set of Six Bricks and related teaching materials, we have a set of iPads for Six Bricks use and staff engaged in training in the use of Six Bricks in the Infant Classroom to support their use.

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  • Voluntary Smart Phone Opt-In

    Voluntary Smart Phone Opt-In

    On April 10th schools working together to promote a "Voluntary No Smartphone While in Primary School" was launched. 20 schools in Swords and the wider area are working together on an agreed initiative  and to give each other strength and encouragement to start this change in culture. We strongly encourage parents to consider delaying the purchase of smartphones for their children until they complete primary school.
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  • Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024

    Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024

    Here in Holy Family JNS the children had a lovely time celebrating Seachtain/Coicís na Gaeilge in the lead up to St Patrick's Day!
    As part of the celebrations they attended a dual language drama, a concert with traditional Irish music and songs, a céilí in the hall and they took part in a parade around the school and local community.
    There has been an increased emphasis on using Irish throughout the celebrations le na páistí ag baint úsáid as bhur gcuid gaeilge chomh minic agus is féidir. 
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  • Spring Day Update

    Spring Day Update

    A fantastic amount of €12,570 was raised at Friday's Cake Sale and Monster raffle. 

    Huge thanks to members of the Parents Association for their tireless work, to the volunteers on the day, the sponsors and to all parents and children who made this such a successful fundraiser. Check out the video to see some of the Spring Day fun!

    A full list of raffle prize winners is available here.

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  • Fire Fighters in Training!

    Fire Fighters in Training!

    Junior Infants received their basic training in Fire Safety last week! 

    One of our parents who is a fireman and paramedic, talked us through some important rules and tips when dealing with fire.
    The children fired the water hose, tried on helmets, fire jackets and even practised their Stop, Drop and Roll! 
    Well done to all the children in Room 3 who successfully received their certificate and joined Team Safety. 
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Holy Family JNS

River Valley, Swords, Co. Dublin, Charity Number 20119300

  • +353 1 840 4394