We celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge from 1st – 15th March. During this time, we organised many events to promote the Irish language and culture. Various events included a ciorcal cainte and scannán at lunch time, a tráth na gceist, biongó, ceilí dancing and learning songs in gaeilge.
We held a school ceolchoirm which invited the children to perform their talents in front of the school. It is evident that Ballinacarriga N.S. has many upcoming stars! Congratulations to all who performed on the day. Following the talent show, each class performed a song in gaeilge. To finish off the show, each class danced a ceilí dance in which they had been learning over the previous two weeks. Everyone had a great time while keeping the Irish language and culture alive.
Tír gan teanga tír gan anam – A country without a language is a country without a soul
Former pupils Margaret Collins & Farrah Healy won a competition to have their art pieces displayed on the side of the brand new West Cork Library Bus!! They entered this competition last May when in 6th class.
Farrah wrote a positive reading adage of her own making – “If you read cover to cover, you speak head to head.”
Margaret drew a picture of with an inspirational Irish sentence she made up herself – “Tá an bus leabharlainne ag dul ó cheann go ceann.”
Well done to both girls!
The 10 girls & boys provided some lovely entertainment- poems, songs & memories!
A fabulous cake was provided by the Parents Association with all the children’s names on it.
Our theme for this year’s parade was Saint Brigid. The infants did a great job as Brigid’s followers.
We got active with World Book Day activities:
In groups of 5/6, the children raced to pass books from one side of the room to the other- it ended in a draw between 2 teams- very exciting stuff!! 😬
Commiserations to the 6th class debating team who took park in the West Cork education centre debate against Knockskeagh. We were proposing the motion “We should only eat food produced in Ireland”. Sadly, they did not progress to the next round. Congratulations to everyone involved! You did the school proud!!
We would like to congratulate the winning team, “Teacher’s Pets” who won the first Parent’s Association table quiz in Tots on Saturday 26th Nov. Well done to David Hicks, Patsy Dineen, Triona McCarthy and Cillian McCarthy.
We would also like to thank the Parents Association who put a lot a time and effort into the organisation of this event. The Parents Association is made up of Ann O Mahony, Irene O Donovan, Sharon O Donovan, Mairéad O Driscoll, Mairéad Walsh and Anna O Neill.