Holy Family JNS

River Valley Swords

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

+353 1 840 4394admin@holyfamilyjns.ie

Important Dates!

Important Dates to Note:

Friday May 3rd - School Open

Friday June 28th - School Closes for Summer Holidays

Wednesday August 28th - School Reopens for New School Year

Upcoming Events

  • 28-06-2024School ClosedSchool Closes at 12 for summer holidays

Recent News

  • 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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  • Author Visit

    Author Visit

    The children in Senior Infants were very lucky to have the author, Áine Murray join them for a reading of her book, A Pain in my Chest. This was to coincide with Children's Mental Health week, which we celebrated in early February. 
    A Pain in my Chest is a beautiful picture book, which explores the world of anxiety from the perspective of a child, taking readers on a journey towards healing, friendship and self-acceptance. 
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  • Tesco Community Fund

    Tesco Community Fund

    We were delighted to be chosen by the Tesco Community Fund team to be included in their blue token boxes in both Tesco Holywell and Tesco Express Ridgewood last term. We recently got a visit from their team to present us with the money that was raised, an amazing €1,187! Thank you to all of the parents and community members who chose to support us when they were doing their Tesco shopping.

  • Spring Flowers in Bloom!

    Spring Flowers in Bloom!

    We are so lucky here in Holy Family JNS to have beautiful trees and flowers on our school campus which help support biodiversity and are lovely to look at!

    One of our teachers and her student created a time lapse video of some daffodils from shoots to blooms.

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  • Spring Day 2024

    Spring Day 2024

    Thankfully the weather did not ruin our Spring Day Fundraiser/Cake Sale/Monster Raffle. The children and staff really enjoyed the fantastic selection of cakes/cookies/treats/gifts to choose from. They were all smiling from ear to ear with their little bags of treats as they left the hall. All children received a separate chocolate treat from the Parents' Association.

    Congratulations to Ms Darby’s class, Room 8A who bought the most raffle tickets and all went home with an Easter Egg.

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Holy Family JNS

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

  • +353 1 840 4394