Discover Primary Science and Maths Award 2017
Well done to all pupils on being awarded the DPSM plaque of Science and Maths excellence for the fourth year running.
Blue Flag for European Studies 2016/2017
The school was achieved the Blue Flag for European Studies in the 2016/2017 school year
Active School Flag
It has been a busy year with Active school activities. We have had a dedicated
and hardworking Active School Flag committee this year. This committee was
made up of pupils from the Senior room. One of their many duties included
designing a daily ‘Wake up and shake up’ programme. This programme
involved the pupils completing a variety of exercises to help get them
energised and ready for the busy day ahead.
They have also put a number of initiatives in place to promote physical activity
throughout the school day. Some of these activities included the completion of
a daily dance at the end of each school day, Football Free Fridays and Game of
Throughout this school year, we have engaged in a number of activities to
further develop and extend our skills in all areas of the physical education
curriculum. The students have enjoyed completing a block of gymnastics
lessons, athletics lessons and swimming lessons throughout the course of this
The students and staff of St Pauls N.S enjoyed a very active and fun filled week
from the 23rd to the 27th of April as we held our first Active school week.
The pupils participated in a variety of activities during this week. These
activities included Zumba dancing, Yoga, Activity circuits, Basketball, Soccer,
gymnastics, rounders and Irish dancing.
Further information about the Active School Flag can be found on the website
Primary School Debating Competition
Pupils participated in the Inter-Schools Debating Competition organised by Laois Education Centre again this year. St Paul’s were the overall winners for two years in a row (2015 and 2016).
Art Awards 2016-2017
In the 2016/2017 school year pupils achieved awards in the Mountmellick Credit Union Art Competition, Mountmellick Drama Art Competition and the Junior Painter of the Year Competition.
National Dairy Council ‘Moocrew’ Art Competition 2015
Artwork submitted by first and second class pupils resulted in them winning an overall prize in the National Dairy Council Art Competition. The school was awarded with a free trip to Causey Farm in Navan, €1,000 worth of sport’s equipment and a coaching session with Derval O’Rourke, the Olympian athlete. Everyone had a fantastic and memorable time at Causey Farm. Well done to the competition winners!
Write a Book Competition
Well done to all the pupils who wrote books in the Write a Book Competition. It is a great achievement to be an author. Pupils collected their awards at the Awards Ceremony in the Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise on Thursday 15th June. Well done one and all.
Scríobh Leabhair Competition
Well done to all the pupils who wrote such wonderful Irish books. An awards evening was enjoyed in the Heritage Hotel in March.
Postal Bible School Prize-giving
The school was delighted to welcome Noel and Liz McMeekin as well as parents and friends for the Postal Bible School Prize-giving on 5th April.
Schools Admission Bill
The school made a submission regarding the School Admission Bill to the Minister for Education and was represented at a meeting held in Croke Park on Monday 29th May.