Trampoline Donated by Trampolines Ireland

 A huge thank Gary in Trampolines Ireland and Sean in the Irish Society for Autism for their tremendous show of support for St Paul’s. On Thursday 16th September 2021 Gary and Sean delivered a 14 foot Trampoline to St Paul’s Special School.


Trampolining has some extra benefits to children and adults who have to deal with sensory imbalances. This is particularly important in the case of autism. People with autism will often seek relief from these imbalances. They do so through repetitive movements such as rocking, swinging, and fidgeting. The act of bouncing on a trampoline is an excellent way to stimulate these soothing movements in a safe way. 


10 reasons to incorporate bouncing on a Trampoline into the day…


1. Bouncing supports self-regulation…it can be calming or alerting, depending on the needs of the nervous system at any given moment
2. It provides proprioceptive input to the spine and lower body joints, which is also calming, organizing, and regulating
3. Improves body awareness and body in space
4. Helps the lymphatic system with circulation and drainage
5. Improves core strength
6. Movement helps the auditory system process
7. Improves lower body proximal stability and weight shifting
8. Supports attention to task and cognition
9. Supports visual processing and visual motor development
10. It is meaningful, purposeful, and fun!

Thanks again Gary and Sean, the children will have years of fun ahead!!!!

Trampolines Ireland can be contacted on 01 960 1641 (ROI) or 02837568930 (NI)

Christmas 2020

Christmas Art 2020

First Holy Communion – Postponed

Message to parents and guardians of the boys and girls in St. Paul’s Special School who are enrolled for First Holy Communion:


Dear parents and guardians,



Greetings and Happy Easter from the parish and St. Paul’s!



There is still much uncertainty as to when the restrictions placed on us for our safety will be lifted.  With both Masses and school suspended, we are living through a challenging period of our history.  We are especially conscious of the boys and girls who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion. It is almost certain now that the ceremonies planned for the 28th of May will have to be postponed and possibly for some months. We await updated public health advice on when it will be possible to hold large gatherings of people.  In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to pray with your children. Mass is broadcast from the parish every day at 10am, including Sundays, through Facebook Live ( and through the telephone (018477740, option 6).



We look forward to the day when we can gather again for Sunday Mass and when the children can receive Holy Communion. We remember the children, their teachers and their families in the Mass regularly. Please ask the children to continue to pray too for all those whose lives are affected by the crisis and for those who are working so hard to keep our society safe and nourished.


God bless you all!



Adrian (Principal) and Fr. Robert.

Age Action and Irish Cross Covid 19 Hardship Fund – Closing Fri 24th April

Age Action and Irish red Cross launched a Covid 19 Hardship Fund to respond to the immediate needs of older people in vulnerable situations across Ireland experiencing additional hardship as a result of Covid 19.


If you know someone who might benefit from this Fund, please share this link!!!



Ideas for home

Please see below for some more ideas / suggestions that may provide activities for your children:



Donna Dunne Fitness

OT Therapy ABC

Lamh Youtube

The Montessori Notebook











Please see Covid 19 Links for other ideas. These will be updated regularly.

2019 Panto Trip

On 6th December students from St Paul’s attended the Helix to watch the 2019 Panto – The Three Musketeers.


There was lots of singing and dancing, and everyone had a great day!


Jerry Nolan Coaches were tremendously supportive as ever, ensuring everyone traveled safely to and from the Helix.

Christmas Raffle

Thank you to all who purchased tickets for St Paul’s Christmas Raffle. You helped to raise €1,460 for school resources.

Ciara and Aisling deserve a huge thank you as Raffle Co-ordinators, as do the many very generous Prize Sponsors.

These are just a small sample of the many prizes for the lucky winners!!!

Winter Art Displays










Parent Teacher Meetings

Parent Teacher Meetings will take place on Wednesday 27th November.

Christmas Mass

Christmas Mass will be held in the School Hall on Monday 16th December @ 11:30 am.


Looking forward to seeing you there.