Current Activities

GREEN FLAG
We are currently working on our 4th green flag: 

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Activities

There are various activities taking place in Ballinlough National School.  All children are encouraged to participate.

SPORT
Children receive a six week tennis course on our brand new tennis/basketball court. The school also has a new astro turf facility. This all- weather pitch is a fantastic asset to the school. Older children participate in Cumann Na mBunscoil football competitions and training is ongoing.  All children participate in a seven week swimming course in Kells swimming pool. A Soccer Blitz is also held in association with FAI. Hurling Coaching in conjunction with Meath GAA is also provided.  Bright playground markings have added a new dimension to games in our school yard.

COOKERY
Local Chef Pauric White regularly provides cooking demonstrations, taste testing BBQ’s and fun cookery sessions for our school.  We have featured in Pauric’s column in the Meath Chronicle.

GARDENING
We are very lucky to have beautiful grounds and space in Ballinlough National School.  We have added an Outdoor Classroom, an infant play area, raised beds, and a brand new Polytunnel to grow our own produce.  We have won many awards with the Pride of Place Initiative.

GREEN SCHOOLS
Children are encouraged to join the Green Schools committee to promote environmental awareness.  We currently have three green flags and are working on our fourth flag

MUSIC
Tutor Harry Long visits our school every Thursday to provide tuition in a variety of instruments such as tin whiste, bodhrán, keyboard and guitars. Children show off their talents at our Carol Service at Christmas and our end of year school concert.

COMPUTERS
We have recently purchased 15 laptops for our school.  All classes are timetabled for use of these computers.  They are a welcome acquisition to our school and children undertake projects in this area.

SCIENCE
The School regularly participates in the Discover Primary Science Awards.  The school holds a science day every year where the children showcase their own experiments.  A very enjoyable day is had by all and we have received many rewards.

TRIPS/EXCURSIONS
Sponsored walk: This is an annual event which combines local history, physical activity, parental involvement and a fun day for all.

CREDIT UNION
Children are encouraged to save regularly.  The school is affiliated to St. Scire’s Credit Union.

HOMEWORK CLUB
A homework club is run Monday – Thursday in the school, fully supervised.  Children and parents are very happy with it.

LITERACY
Every year a renowned author visits our school to provide writing & poetry workshops for the pupils.  In the past  Marita Conlon McKenna, John Quinn, Oisin McGann, and  Liz Weir have visited us.  An annual book fair provides great interest and excitement.

VISITORS
We regularly welcome guest speakers and visitors to our school.  To date; Paddy Madden renowned environmentalist, Kevin Sheridan – Cheesemonger, also Lion na Bearna√≠ (Grand National Winner) and the Heinekin Cup have made an appearance.
 

Important Announcements

 

SCHOOL CLOSED FOR ELECTIONS
FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2018

 

GARDA VETTING INVITATION
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CALENDAR YEAR 2018/2019
now added to events

 

ACTIVE SCHOOL FLAG
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