Ballinlough National School Blog

SCIENCE BLAST RDS

On Wednesday March 6th, 5th & 6th classes represented our school at the ESB Science Blast in the RDS.

Our project called ' The Ballinlough Motor Works' was an electric car which could sense both obstacles & paths. This machine was created using a Rasberry Pi, and was put together in our classroom by the children with the help of Peter and Marcia Hand.

The base of the car was kindly made on a 3D printer by Aaron and Eoin Rothwells uncle and Gerry McDonnell computers helped us out by providing a screen to display the computer code.

The judges gave us a very high recommendation for this very well thought out project and we all learned a great deal from the whole process.

Well done and thanks to all involved.

Click here and scroll down to 5th @ 6th for a selection of pictures from the day.

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Posted in Category(ies):  Mrs Reillys Room  |  Posted on Thursday, 7 March 2019  |  By Tanya Farrelly

CREDIT UNION FINALS

The regional Credit Union Finals will be held this Saturday 9th March at Johnstown House Enfield @ 11am sharp.

Our school team, who have done magnificantly to reach the final would appreciate any support on the day and all are welcome.

Good luck to the Ballinlough Team...

Click here and scroll to various events to see team.

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Thursday, 7 March 2019  |  By Tanya Farrelly

HEALTHY SCHOOLS FLAG

The raising of the Health Promotion School's flag took place this week. The hard working committee Trease, Rory, Ellen, Philip, Ella, Kate & Zywia were joined by INTO President (and brother of Mrs Reilly) Joe Killeen to raise this much sought after flag. Special thanks go to our wonderful parents council for providing & errecting a plaque in our tennis court and for this occasion  the beautiful fruite pots provided for each child.

A special word of thanks go to all the children of our school who bring healthy lunches daily, excercise for 60 minutes a day and who are currently working hard on our schools new Buddy Bench.

This flag will now join the many other flags awarded to our school. These include 5 Green flags, Junior Entreprenuer, Digital schools, Gaelbhratach, Science, Maths plaque, Irish Aid and Pride of Place levels 1 to 4.

The childen and staff of Ballinlough School are very proud of all theses achievments and have learned so much from taking part in these incentives and working on the various committees.

A very well done to all....

Please click here and scroll down to HSF to view some pictures from this event.

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Saturday, 16 February 2019  |  By Tanya Farrelly

CHALK ART

In Infant class recently we used chalk to draw as part of our art lesson. It was great fun and our pictures are displayed in the classroom.

Click here and go to Infants to see a selection of our chalk drawings

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Posted in Category(ies):  Mrs Bernadette Sherwin  |  Posted on Monday, 15 October 2018  |  By Tanya Farrelly

Our class by Zywia

In Ballinlough N.S we had a great start to our year. We had a Funky shoe day today and some people wore slippers, wellies, odd shoes and many others. In my classroom, 3rd & 4th we made farming projects with typing, handwriting and other stuff. We also learned about Andy Warhol and made pop art with normal things, I did Addidas shoes. We made recounts last month and have hurling for P.E and have music lessons with tin whistles.

This school is really  good, I really like it!

                           By Zywia

Click here and scroll to 3rd & 4th class to see our projects

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Posted in Category(ies):  Ms Aoife Cawley  |  Posted on Tuesday, 9 October 2018  |  By Tanya Farrelly

My time in 4th class by Cian B

We came back to school in September. The first day was the best day, we got to play outside for a little longer than normal. We made animals out of clay with Betty, it was fun.

Our school is a fun place to make friends and have education. We have a fair class and we have class rules. Our rules are Respect Education and saftey. I can't wait for the rest of the year.

         By Cian B 4th class

CLICK HERE AND SCROLL TO 3RD & 4TH TO SEE OUR ART WORK

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Posted in Category(ies):  Ms Aoife Cawley  |  Posted on Tuesday, 9 October 2018  |  By Tanya Farrelly

Our Term so far

What a start to the new school year we have had in 3rd & 4th class. We have been modelling clay with a famous sculptor, researching farming long ago and now, publishing our very own recounts, painting, playing hurling...the list goes on.

Everyone has settled into our new class really well and are looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings.

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Posted in Category(ies):  Ms Aoife Cawley  |  Posted on Tuesday, 9 October 2018  |  By Tanya Farrelly

Our Term so far

Here in 5th and 6th we have had a busy start to the first term. Our motto is " Count on me " and we have even learned the song to go with it! We have welcomed three new students and they have already made great friends.

Our Rugbt Blitz was a huge success and great fun all round. Our boys and girls football games are most enjoyable with special thanks to Treasa and Pauric for all their help. We are really busy with our history project work and enjoyed Malachy's informative visit to our classroom. We have created a beautiful Mindfull board for our classroom and relax with our Mindfulness Matters music regularily.

Bíonn an-sport againn ag an gaeilge agus taímid tareís cluiché nua a cleachtadh ! --An gaeilge abu.

 

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Posted in Category(ies):  Mrs Reillys Room  |  Posted on Tuesday, 9 October 2018  |  By Tanya Farrelly

Funky shoe day

Dear parents,

Over the past few weeks we have come together and made a pupils council.We plan to make the school a more child friendly place.We had the idea that we should hold a funky shoe day for mental health and self awarrness week !!!We hope to do more activities like this in the future.We meet once a month and discuss things that we could improve around the school for instance to get new basket balls or to get new books in the library. We hope that by the end of the school year every child in the school will have come up with one idea to help them enjoy school more.Thank you for taking the time to read this.

From Rachel,Ella,Kate,Darren,Rory and Philip.

Click here to view some pictures of our funky shoe day. Scroll to varios events

 

 

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Tuesday, 9 October 2018  |  By Tanya Farrelly

Cumann na mBunscoil Final

Today 26th May is the day we see our girls play in the Schools Cumann na mBunscoil Final. Team captain Katie will lead the team to the pitch at Pairc Tailtean at 3:30 to play Drumbaragh NS. We are all so proud of the girls and their mentors Pauric, Treasa, Shane and Carmel and whatever the result today they are winners already. So come along and support these fantastic girls to victory. Dont forget to wear your red and white colours. #COM'ON THE LOUGH

Click here and go to GAA to see the school dorned in red and white.

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Saturday, 26 May 2018  |  By Tanya Farrelly

Important Announcements

                                                                                     

1ST HOLY COMMUNION
SUNDAY 12TH MAY 2019

WHOLE SCHOOL EVALUATION REPORT
click here to read

SCHOOL CLOSED FOR EASTER BREAK
MONDAY 15TH- FRIDAY 26TH APRIL

GARDA VETTING INVITATION
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO OPEN

 CALENDAR YEAR 2018/2019
now added to events

 

ACTIVE SCHOOL FLAG
CLICK ON ACTIVITIES TO VIEW
OR CTRL F5 TO RESTART SLIDESHOW

 

  

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