Ballinacarriga NS want to wish the Cork Ladies Football team the very best of luck on Sunday 7th of October in the All-Ireland football final. Everyone had something red on in school today, Fri 5th October, to show our support.
We did a lot of talking about slopes. When we thought about slopes we thought about the following words: steep, mountain, stairs, ‘slanty’, up and down.
We thought slopes were useful for wheelchair ramps, slides, skiing and rolling down!
We thought they could be dangerous if you go down them too quickly or if they were slippy.
We made our own slopes using empty kitchen rolls cut in half, blocks and blutack. We rolled marbles down them. We changed the height of the slope and the surface the marble rolled on to.
We discovered that the higher the slope the further the marble went BUT if we made the slope too high the marble just crashed!
We also discovered that the marble travelled faster and further on smooth surfaces and bumpy surfaces only slowed them down or stopped them.
Congratulations to the boys indoor hurling team who took part in the Sciath na Scol competition in Ballinacarriga Hall on Tuesday 7th February. After a fantastic victory the boys will now be taking part in the next round of the competition in Na Piarsaigh on Wednesday 14th March. Best of luck to all involved!
Well done to the Ballinacarriga girls who took part in an indoor hurling blitz on Tuesday 7th of Febuary. They came second overall in the blitz after winning two matches, drawing two matches and losing only one. Well done girls!
Thanks to one of the Junior Infants Miss Kelly’s class have been carefully watching tadpoles hatch from frog-spawn. Some of them are swimming around very quickly now and we are really enjoying obseving them develop.
Our new school building was officially opened by Junior Minister Seán Sherlock on Monday 28th November. The day was a great success thanks to the whole school community working together. Parents joined teachers in cleaning and setting up the school to accomodate the guests. Children prepared perfomances (and pre-recorded some) to entertain us on the day. Visitors admired our new building and enjoyed both the entertainment and the refreshments provided.