Sallins National School Girls’ Team: Croke Park! Here We Come! Sunday 16th July 2017.



As we all know..

All roads lead to Croke Park next Sunday, 16th July 2017.

Kildare are taking on the Mighty Dubs!

On this momentous day … SALLINS will be represented on the THE PITCH!

The Girls Football Team from Sallins National School have been asked to play at HALFTIME!

The TEAM are delighted to be taking up the challenge. Unfortunately only 10 of our wonderful team players can take to the pitch and the rest of this superb team will be supporting them from the stand.

So … for all of you heading to the match next Sunday… Please support our Girls with massive cheers as they walk onto the pitch and represent girls’ football, their school and community of Sallins. It is a great honour for the team  


We have given our school website a facelift!

We want it to be more instantly recognisable as Sallins N.S.

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Junior Infants: Rooms: 1,2 & 3: Tour: Stonebrook Farm

The three Junior Infants Clases went on tour together to the farm!

We had a wonderful day at STONEBROOK FARM!

"Stonebrook Pet Farm in Kildare" Click on the link below to visit the Stonebook Farm Website and learn more about the farm.

ALSO! Look at our gallery below

Look at us!

We are having fun on the farm!






Lego is a great way to follow picture instructions!

The LEGO City directions booklet is a great way to follow instructions step by step. It helps us to organise our work and complete a task in a set time!

POSTED by JACK Room 28

63rd Texaco Children’s Art Competition Winners Announced ​


Both girls are in Senior Infants, Sallins National School and they entered the 63rd TEXACO Children’s Art Competition along with lots of the pupils in the school.

Aoife and Emily both won Special Merit Awards in Category F – 6 Years and Under.

We are very proud of you, Emily and Aoife! Congratulations from EVERYONE here in Sallins National School.

To view the winning pictures on the TEXACO ART COMPETITION WEBSITE CLICK:

Texaco Childrens Art

Aoife and Emily have shared some lovely photographs of the Awards Ceremony. Ryan Tubridy presented them with their certificates and prizes, on May 25th, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Well Done Girls


Many of us will remember that Alicja, who is now in Senior Infants too, won a special merit award this time last year in the 62nd TEXACO Children’s Art Competition.

To look back at Alicja’s Winning Picture and Celebrations Click on the link below


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Jack and Conor: 3rd Class, Room 27 working with Aoife and Emily: Senior Infants, Room 5

Thursday Computer Club!


Over the past few weeks the After School Computer Club members have been designing and programming virtual fidget spinners using SCRATCH! Here is one design that has been uploaded to the SCRATCH website.

If you CLICK on the Fidget Spinner below you will link to view one of our team’s Virtual Fidget Spinners in action:

Watch the Sallins School Blog for more SCRATCH projects!

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A Trip to the School Garden!

We were at the school garden today and took some pictures of plants and flowers. Look at the variety  of beautiful colours!

by Sophie and Eiryn



Advice form the Garden Club 17th May!

“Be Like a Sunflower! Grow like a Pumpkin!”

Today in the Garden Club everyone planted a sunflower seed!










Also! We planted pumpkin seeds!












It didn’t rain, So we were able to do our planting out doors. We put our seeds in the poly-tunnel and our potatoes are growing big outdoors in the bins! We planted out our beetroot seedlings in the new raised beds. We checked our tepee-peas!  All well! See you next time!

The Gardeners!

Summer Comes Indoors to Sallins 3rd Class Corridor!



On the 10th of February the debating team (Orla, Sophie, Gillian, Conor, Ailbhe and Bernard) went to Maynooth University to watch the debating final. When we first arrived the hall was not available so we got a tour of the university first. After about half an hour we went to the Aula Maxima where the debating would commence.

The first debate was the plate final. The topic was ‘Should child labour be a necessity in developing countries’. The opposing team won this debate. The second debate was the cup final also on this topic. The proposing team won this debate. It was a very tight debate and both the teams had brilliant points. After the debate we were presented a certificate for our school and individually.

It was a great day and a good learning experience for the whole team!

– By Orla ,Gillian and Sophie. Rang a 6.

What’s Happening At Garden Club? 10th May 2017. Take a Look!



Hello again!

Today we planted peas in ‘Half Pipe Flower Beds’!


We collected summer garden colour swatches!


We went walking in our school garden and looked at all the planting and growing! We checked how our potatoes, tepee-peas and mangetout are doing. We saw that lots more planting is going on at school every day…… strawberries and sunflowers!

We checked out the poly-tunnel and can see that the plants are growing so quickly in the heat! 


May Day! Garden Club Summer Swatches!


On Wednesday 3rd May The Garden Club went walking in the beautiful School Garden. Look at the colour swatches we collected! Summer has arrived in Sallins!




To promote awareness and support of our campaign for an All Weather pitch at our school, we are having a poster competition.

The competition is open to all pupils in the school.

Be sure to include our Field Campaign slogan;

‘Soccer, Gaelic, rugby and all the rest, an All Weather pitch would be the best!’

Entries will be collected by committee members next Monday, 8th May. Posters can be A4 or A3 size (preferrably A3).

Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat!

P.S. Don’t forget to ask your friends and family to support our online petition.


The Field Committee.

Cross Country – History in the Making!

Our cross country teams made school history at the County Kildare Cross Country Championship on 6th April when they took home their first ever team medals at this event.


The boys race was first and two teams represented the school against over 150 boys from across the county. They all ran a fantastic race. The boys ‘A’ team came first overall and got our first ever cup in this event.

The girls race was up next and they ran against over 150 girls in a very competitive race. They did great as well with the girls ‘A’ team coming in second place overall. 3 of our girls even came in the top ten!

Well done to all of the boys and girls who took part, as well as those who were injured and who trained for the event but weren’t there on the day. St. Laurence’s Abú!

100 Year old Apple Tree! and A Trip Down Memory Lane!

Today, in Room 18, we visited the ‘Cookery Archive’ on our school website! cookery-archive.html HERE you can see how our school friends, before us, cooked and baked many tasty recipes. Now, we learn from their work and ‘HOW TO…! photos. Also! Click on:  to take a trip down memory lane! You can follow all the different tabs  on the HOME PAGE Continue reading →

This gallery contains 18 photos.

Lego workshop

On Wednesday Ms. Cully’s class went to a Lego workshop in the P.E. hall with Rob and Niamh from Learnit. We talked about the different types of engineers. We learned that engineers design, build and test.

First we got into pairs. We had a box with all the different parts of Lego that we needed to make a catapult. We worked together and followed the instructions carefully. The main parts of the catapult were the pivot point, the load and the effort.

How far the load went depended on where the pivot point was placed. The further away the pivot point was placed from the load, the further the load went. We used rubber rings as our load.

We had so much fun learning about how to build with Lego. It was great working as a team and that made the experience even better. We would love to go to a Learnit summer camp!

Mother’s Day Ombré Cakes


We started with 4 cakes of different colours.


Using a scone cutter, we cut out lots of sponge circles of the different colours.

We put the icing on to each sponge and stack them up.



We decorated the top of each cake with icing, little flowers and stars. They looked lovely!


We put them into small boxes with “Happy Mother’s Day”


They looked delicious!