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Incredible Years Parent Course

January 13, 2021

Please see the following information about upcoming Incredible Year Parent Course.

These courses have been extremely popular with our parents and families over the years and come highly recommended.

The poster and leaflet below provide more information.

If you need any further information, please contact Karen (HSCL) on 087 7921493

School Closure

January 10, 2021

The Government has announced that all schools will remain closed until the 31st of January due to the Covid-19 situation, all schools will move to online teaching and learning.

We will be providing updates for parents/guardians via text message and our website will be updated regularly.

We will continue to use Seesaw as our online platform for continued teaching and learning. All pupils have their login details for using Seesaw, if you have any difficulties, please contact your child’s teacher.

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Your child’s teacher and SEN teacher (if applicable) are available, during school hours, via email to help with any queries you may have regarding your child’s learning and the work they are doing during this school closure.

If you have an general school queries, please contact the office via email, scoileoinbaiste@gmail.com

Please check back here for further updates and we will be providing useful websites and resources for your child while schools are closed.

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We will also be uploading examples of the children’s work. We can’t wait to see that fantastic work they produce!

These are difficult times for everyone and as always, the staff of Scoil Eoin Baiste appreciate the support and cooperation of all our pupils and their families. We will work together to ensure our pupils are well supported and that their learning continues during this time.

Showing kindness at Christmas

December 21, 2020

This year, the pupils, staff and families of Scoil Eoin Baiste chose to organise a food collection for the local charity “Save the Homeless Dundalk”. Ms. Dillon did a fantastic job of organising the collection.

This charity does fantastic work in helping local people and families in need and work tirelessly all year round.

Have a look at our photos of our donations,

As always, our school community were incredibly generous and we had a fantastic response to the collection.

Thank you to everyone who donated, you have made a huge difference to local people in need.

Christmas Visit to Dealgan House

December 18, 2020

The pupils and teachers in Scoil Eoin Baiste wanted to give back to the community after what has been a difficult year for everyone.

We decided to visit Dealgan House Nursing Home where we put on an outdoor performance of Christmas songs for the residents.

Have a look at some of the photos from our visit,

Each of our pupils in 4th, 5th and 6th class received the name of a resident living in the home and made a special Christmas card for them.

Mrs. Hamill made an envelope to hold all the cards and Eimear in 6th class drew a fantastic picture of our school crest.

The cards were presented by Ms. Hughes and Ms. Dillon.

Adult Learning Course

November 17, 2020

Admissions to Scoil Eoin Baiste

October 8, 2020

Applications are now open for places in Junior Infants for September 2021.

Please return you completed “Application for Admission Form” for Junior Infants 2021 to admissions@scoileoinbaiste.com or alternatively, to the school office by the 20th November 2020.

Our Admissions Policy, Annual Admissions Notice and Application for Admission Form can be downloaded below.

Parent Update

September 22, 2020

Please read this important update for all parents, it will give guidance on what to do if your child is unwell or is sent home from school unwell. This update was also sent to all parents via text message today.

As always, the guidance and advice from the Department of Education and the HSE is subject to change as more information comes to light.


Many thanks for your continued patience and cooperation in helping us curb the spread of the virus in our community and ensuring our school is safe for our staff and pupils.

Covid-19 Advice for Parents

September 7, 2020


New Beginnings at School

August 26, 2020

We look forward to welcoming back our pupils, old and new, this week.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We look forward to welcoming all our pupils, parents and staff to school this week and a special welcome to our new Junior Infant pupils.  The past few months have been challenging and difficult for us all, but we are so proud of how our pupils, families and staff dealt with and rose to the challenge.

School will look slightly different when our children return but all these measures are in line with HSE and Department of Education advice and are in place to keep our school as safe as possible for our pupils and staff.  It is so important for all of us that we adhere to these measures so our children and staff can work and learn in a safe environment.

Your patience is requested in these difficult times.  As you are aware, guidance is ever changing so please be prepared for this.  Updates will be provided to families via our school website, text message and email so please ensure the office has correct contact details for you.

In these times, parents/guardians are not permitted on school grounds so if you wish to speak to a staff member regarding any matter, please make an appointment by emailing the office at, scoileoinbaiste@gmail.com or by phoning the office on 042 9331575.

If you do attend a physical meeting in school, you must adhere to strict social distancing guidance, coughing and sneezing etiquette, wear a face covering throughout the time you are in the school and sanitise upon entering and exiting the school.  Contact details will be logged at the reception for all visitors to the school.

Please be fully aware of the symptoms of Covid-19 and do not come to the school if you, or anyone in your house, has been tested for Covid-19 or is displaying symptoms.

Your continued support during these times is greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks,

Roisin Hughes & Staff

Reopening Guidelines for Parents

August 25, 2020

Please read through our reopening procedures carefully. Advice from the HSE and the Department of Education is ever changing so please be prepared that our procedures may need to change over time.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office (042 9331575 or scoileoinbaiste@gmail.com) or our HSCL, Karen (sebhscl@gmail.com or 087 7921493)

Please see the information below which may be of interest to some of our parents as you prepare for children to return to school:

The Genesis Programme are hosting an online workshop with Dr Malie Coyne; Clinical Psychologist and Psychology Lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway, for parents to support their children going back to school.

The workshop takes place on Thursday 27th August 2020. Booking is essential, priority will be given to parents with children attending Primary Schools in Co. Louth as there are limited places available.

Register by sending a private message to the Genesis Programme Facebook page with your name and address of your child’s school or email the details to hugh.doogan@cllp.ie

The Genesis Programme have also developed a Tip Sheet called ‘Parents, Let’s Get Ready for Your Child Starting School’. You can download it at: https://flyingstart.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/starting-school-flyer-.pdf     

Re-opening of Scoil Eoin Baiste

August 20, 2020

We look forward to welcoming all our pupils back to school next week.

We have been working hard behind the scenes creating a plan to make our school as safe as possible for our staff and pupils.

Please see the letter attached below from the Minister of Education, Norma Foley to parents.

Our website will have regular updates about our re-opening plans.

Resources and Activities

May 6, 2020

Please check out our new section on our website which contains lots of online resources and activities that we hope will help families during this difficult time.

You will find this page by going to the “Parents in SEB” section and then the “School Closure and Covid-19” section. 

Not only have we included resources to help pupils continue their learning, we have also included resources to perhaps help answer any questions your child might have about the coronavirus, to help anyone who might be feeling worried or scared at this time and to hopefully keep us all feeling positive!

This area will be updated regularly with more and more resources as we receive them, we hope they are of help to our pupils and their families.


Colouring Fun

April 27, 2020

Here is a fun colouring book that can be printed off for you to enjoy!

It has lots of fun facts and characters based on Co. Louth, follow the link below,

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Maybe if you learn something new or interesting about our county, you can tell your teacher about it on Seesaw.

Our work on Seesaw

April 27, 2020

Our pupils have been doing fantastic work on Seesaw with their teachers.


Check out our photos section and class blogs to see some of the amazing work our teachers have been receiving!

Cooking & Baking at Home!

April 23, 2020

Cooking and baking can be a fun learning activity to do at home with the whole family.

Here are some simple, easy to follow recipes you could try out at home, keep checking back and we will add to the recipe ideas!

If you try out some of the recipes, why not take a picture of the end product and share with your teacher on Seesaw!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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April 16, 2020

Many parents will have now received a text and email providing them with their child’s login details for Seesaw.

Seesaw is a website that we will be using to provide our pupils with school work and to interact with families during school closures.

The codes teachers’ have sent you are very important – they are like a password so keep them very safe and don’t share with anyone else!

Your child’s teacher will also have given you their school email address so you can contact them if you have any questions about the school work that has been set by them.

Here are the instructions for setting up Seesaw:

Please sign in with your Home Learning code following the steps below:
1. Go to https://web.seesaw.me on a computer or install the Seesaw Class iOS or Android app.
2. Tap “I’m a Student”.
3. Scan or type in your Home Learning code.
4. Post to your journal, respond to activities, and view class announcements.
5. Remember, this code is like a password. Keep it safe!


April 14, 2020


Scoil Eoin Baiste Preschool Update

Please see link below to a letter from our principal updating parents about our preschool service for September 2020.  Please pass the message on to other parents who also may have children enrolled in the preschool.

Our school office is currently closed due to COVID-19 however we can be contacted on scoileoinbaiste@gmail.com 

Preschool letter

Tips & Tricks for Home Learning

April 7, 2020

“Every day is a school day”

When we think about learning, we often think about our school books and writing in our copies.

But we now have the chance to get back to basics and there are endless opportunities for learning in the home, for example,

  • reading/storytelling
  • writing letters, lists and notes
  • cooking
  • setting the table for dinner
  • gardening

Here is a link to lots and lots of different ideas for learning at home – Never underestimate the life skills children can learn from you!

Tips and Tricks – Home Learning

Reading – Big Cats

April 7, 2020

Exciting News…Collins have made their Big Cats eBooks and worksheets free for parents to use during school closures!

The Big Cats programme is our daily reading programme for our pupils and you may see that your child’s teacher has included it in the work they send out to you.

If you follow the link below it will lead you to the website, 


Here you will see instructions and login details.

Happy Reading!

Easter Activities

April 3, 2020

Here are some fun, simple Easter activities that our pupils will enjoy!

Normally our teachers would get to do some of these with their classes in the lead up to the Easter holidays, but maybe this year you can try them out at home with your family!

  1. Make Easter cards and send them to family or friends you can’t visit right now.
  2. Design your own Easter Egg
  3. Bake Easter cookies or Easter chocolate nests (I have added a lovely recipe below!)
  4. Learn about the Easter story – I have added a link below.
  5. Find some Easter stories and books online and read with your family – Audible have free audiobooks for everyone at the minute.
  6. Go on a scavenger hunt in your house or garden.
  7. Make fingerprint bunnies using paint and colours.
  8. Have a teddy bear’s picnic in your garden.
  9. Make an Easter Newsletter to tell family and friends all your news.
  10. Write an Easter Acrostic poem.

Follow the links:

  1. .Chocolate Easter Nests
  2. eastereggs
  3. How to Make a Bouncy Egg
  4. Scavenger Hunt
  5. Acrostic Poem
  6. easter story

Keeping Active & Being Creative!

April 2, 2020

Keeping children active and allowing them to be creative is just as important as other subjects.

Here are some links to websites that I am sure our pupils will get great fun and enjoyment from,









Search PE with Joe Wicks on Youtube for fun workout videos


How can I help my child with Maths?

April 2, 2020

Here are some useful websites for Maths activities, Educational Numbers Kids Poster Free Stock Photo - Public Domain ...



https://global.cbeebies.com/ – Numberblocks

www.cjfallon.ie – allowing free access for pupils and parents, this is where you will find our Maths books.




http://www.haveyougotmathseyes.com/ – Fun, real life Maths activities.




Remember how useful everyday tasks can be in helping children with their Maths, telling the time, counting money when planning shopping, weighing food for cooking and baking, etc.

There are lots of opportunities to practice Maths in everyday tasks around the home!

How can I help my child at home with English?

April 2, 2020

We understand this is a difficult time for families and it can be tricky to keep children busy and occupied all day!

We are aware that parents want their children to continue learning in some way so we have put together a list of websites that you may find useful to help your child with reading, phonics, writing and oral language.


Normally a fee paying website but sign up has been made free for parents during school closures due to COVID-19.  It has endless worksheets, games, activities, art ideas, etc. that cover ALL subjects.


https://www.seussville.com/  – games and stories by Dr. Seuss – a favourite with children!

https://www.folensonline.ie/  – parents can now sign up for free, a lot of our books we use in school are on this website.

https://www.funbrain.com/ – Maths and reading skills



www.storylineonline.net – this website is huge hit with our pupils in school, they love listening to the stories on it.





https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html – lots of fun activities for kids.

www.worldofdavidwalliams.com – David Walliams is very popular with our pupils, check out his website, he is releasing an audio story every day for 30 days!


Most of the Jolly Phonics songs can be found online and on Youtube – another great way to practice phonics with your child. 

Always remember the value of just reading a story with your child and take the time to ask him/her questions about the story, discuss the characters, where the story took place, etc.

We hope we will get to see you all very soon! 

Keep checking back here for new activities and websites to help your learning!


April 2, 2020

We hope all our pupils and their families are keeping well during this difficult time.

Follow the links below to find some stories and posters to help answer childrens’ questions about the virus.

We hope this information will help our pupils and families!

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Hello I am a virus

Supporting Parents and Families through the Days and Weeks Ahead – FINAL… (2)

Talking to Children and Young People about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Advice for Parents and Schools

Words and pictures for older children

Words and pictures for younger children

Stay Safe!

Attendance Awards Prize-giving

October 23, 2018

On Thursday, 18th October 2018, we held our annual Attendance Awards Prize-giving  in our school hall.  Parents and friends were invited to see some of our pupils receive certificates and trophies for excellent attendance in school last year.


We are very proud of all the pupils who received certificates.