Ballinlough National School Blog

SCIENCE WEEK

It was a busy day in 5th & 6th class as the pupils showcased their science experiments to mark the end of Science Week. Pupils demonstrated a variety of experiments ranging from elephants toothpaste to lava lmps, observing bacteria under the microscope and testing out the density of objects. it was a messy buisness but lots of fun.

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Tuesday, 17 November 2020  |  By Tanya Farrelly

FAMOUS PAINTINGS RECREATED BY 5TH & 6TH CLASS

WOW, WOW & WOW ! Amazing work from our extreemly talented 5th & 6th class pupils. They were tasked with researching famous paintings, then had to recreate or take insperation from their choice of artists and to produce their own version. The results were truly amazing. Pupils voiced what a fun and educational project it was, they then very much enjoyed showing their work to the class and cant wait for Novembers project challenge. Bring it on !!

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Thursday, 22 October 2020  |  By Tanya Farrelly

5TH & 6TH CLASS PROJECT INVENTORS

During the month of September 5th & 6th class were tasked with choosing an Inventor and then to produce a project that they would then pressent to the class. The end results were fantastic, with all pupils presenting their work either by Power Point, Hard Visual Copy and some very impressive models of some Inventions. Some of the Inventors covered were : Zhany Heng, Elon Musk, John Logie Baird, Archimedes, Thomas Edison, William Higinbotham plus many many more. A huge well done to the pupils for the great efforts they went to. Excellent work achieved.

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Thursday, 15 October 2020  |  By Tanya Farrelly

ROCK PAINTING

This week 5th & 6th class literally rocked their Art. Each student found a rock, then in their copies created a design. They then went outside and painted their design onto the rocks. Finished products included houses, flowers, smiley faces and fruit. All agreed it was great fun to do and great to be outside.

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Wednesday, 23 September 2020  |  By Tanya Farrelly

STEM BINS

Today 5th & 6th class were intoduced to 'Stem Bins' Stem stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. They each were given a stem bin which contain a variety of items. They then selected a challenge card which instructed them to build / create a certain structure. Great fun was had achieving their individual  challenges. This took creative thinking, problem solving, product design and finally displaying their finished piece. It was a great lesson and students look forward to doing more challenges soon.

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Thursday, 17 September 2020  |  By Tanya Farrelly

IMPRESSIVE INFANTS

Our new Infants enjoyed their Maths on Tuesday. They impressed their teacher by working hard sorting, creating patterns and by showing off great counting skills. Well done to our lovely newbies.

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Posted in Category(ies):  Mrs Bernadette Sherwin  |  Posted on Thursday, 17 September 2020  |  By Tanya Farrelly

LATEST GARDEN NEWS

Students in 5th & 6th took advantage of the fantastic weather earlier this week. They were busy in the garden planting Tulip and Daffodil bulbs. Great work was achieved and everyone enjoyed being outside. Also a new pathway was created, giving access to our isolation room. Muscle was needed for this so the two Cian's were enlisted for the job. Mr Finnegan took on the role of foreman !

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Thursday, 17 September 2020  |  By Tanya Farrelly

Autumn Art

This week while the sun shone 5th& 6th class went outside to demonstrate how to successfully achieve an art lesson while maintaining social distancing. They were tasked with collecting nature's own materials and create lovely artisan artwork. It was great to use cushions to sit in our newly painted outside classroom too.

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Sunday, 6 September 2020  |  By Tanya Farrelly

Welcome Back

A very warm welcome back to staff and pupils of Ballinlough School. Lots of work has been achieved to get our school ready for reopening.

Thank you to our BOM members and parents for all their hard work preparing our school grounds. We have lots of fresh colours around, the garden/ planting beds are ready to use. The new plants at the entrance to the front yard give a lovely splash of colour too.

Our fantastic New Infants have settled in well and its lovely to see their smiling faces every morning. To our existing pupils we thank you for adhering to the new safety measures in place that keep us all safe. Finally to our parents for the support to their children and the school in these more challenging times.

We strive to maintain a happy, safe environment for everyone and look forward to a productive school year ahead.

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Sunday, 6 September 2020  |  By Tanya Farrelly

Confirmation 2020

What a great honor it was to host Confirmation in Ballinlough Church this year. We welcomed children from Carnaross, Kilskyre and of course Ballinlough N.S. It's hard to know where to start thanking everyone involved with their help.

So firstly I'll begin with the children of Ballinlough who all sang their hearts out providing a choir to enhance the ceremony. Along with the choir, we thank our music teacher Harry and of course Breege and Valerie for playing music on the day.  Also thanks to Mrs Reilly for preparing the choir and all the work assisting the children in preparation for their special day.  

Secondly to our Parents Association and helpers who put on an amazing selection of cakes, goodies, refreshments for our guests to enjoy in the hall.  A special thanks to Susan McCabe Briody who made the beautiful cupcakes that were displayed in the hall.  Almost too good to eat but hey they were delicious.

Thirdly to Evelyn Farrelly, a creative genius who provided an amazing display for the hall and all the decorations in the church. They were much appreciated by everyone and the school appreciates your time and commitment. 

Finally, we hope that all the 6th class children who received their confirmation this year had a wonderful day.

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Wednesday, 4 March 2020  |  By Tanya Farrelly

Important Announcements.

ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE

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COVID RESPONSE PLAN

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UPDATE FOR PARENTS ON SCHOOL RE-OPENING
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Ballinlough NS Educational Resources
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WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
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