Archive March 2019

World Down Syndome Day Celebrations

WOW!

As March 21st is World Down Syndome Day our whole school came together to produce a video celebrating this event. All children learned to sign to the song "This is me" They chose this song as it represented strengh, individuality, confidence and how we can all succeed together. It was great fun to learn and children really took it to their hearts and practised not only at school but perfected the routine at home too. We as staff are immensely proud of our students for achieving this and they deserve all the praise and amazing feedback they are recieving.

This video can be seen on You Tube either by selecting Ballinlough ns or Down Syndrome Ireland. It can also be viewed via our Parents Ass, FB page. The Meath Chronicle also showed the video. We are currently heading to 3.5k views. well done to all involved.

Also as part of the celebrations the children donated 2euro each and 'rocked their socks to school' Plus we held a crossbar challenge, well done to those who succeded in hitting the crossbar !!

All in all it was a fantastic day and we raised 200euro which is being sent to Down Syndrome Ireland.

Please check out the video on You Tube as its well worth the view..

Congratulations everyone #veryproudtobeatballinloughns.

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Posted in Category(ies):  News whole school  |  Posted on Tuesday, 26 March 2019  |  By Tanya Farrelly

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

Important Announcements

                                                                                     

1ST HOLY COMMUNION
SUNDAY 12TH MAY 2019

OPEN NIGHT IN BALLINLOUGH SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY 2019
7.00-8.00PM ALL WELCOME

WHOLE SCHOOL EVALUATION REPORT
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SCHOOL CLOSED FOR EUROPEAN & LOCAL ELECTIONS
FRIDAY 24TH MAY 2019

GARDA VETTING INVITATION
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 CALENDAR YEAR 2018/2019
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