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Irish Pony Society

Heather Cooley in 6th class was weighed down with prizes after attending the Irish Pony Society Cork area and national awards recently. We are very proud of her achievements and wish her all the best in the future!! 

Farrah & Margaret Win Library Bus Competition!

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.”

The new bus was launched at an event in the Parkway Hotel on Friday 1st September, hosted by Declan Hurley, Mayor of County Cork.

Well done to both girls!

Cork v Kerry Munster football final

Congratulations to Maeve O Neill who will represent her county in football on July 2nd in Killarney during the Cork v Kerry Munster football final!!

Well done Maeve!!

 

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6th class Graduation

Congratulations to the 6th class who had their graduation 👨‍🎓 on Thursday 22nd June.

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.

 

 

Tag rugby

The 4th-6th class played tag rugby in Dunmanway rugby pitch. Thanks to Dunmanway rugby club for hosting the fabulous event! Great fun had by all!!

School tour

  1. The Glen Resource Centre was a fantastic location for our school tour!! The children were kept busy all day with zip wiring, bungee jumping, zorbing, etc!! Perfect weather conditions too!!

Gaeilge do Thuismitheoirí

Here are a few phrases to help you encourage Irish at home
Bain triail as! = Try it/Give it a go
Cad is ainm duit? … is ainm dom. = What’s your name? … is my name.
Cá bhfuil…? = Where is…?
Níl a fhios agam. = I don’t know.
N’fheadar! = I don’t know!
Codladh sámh! = Sleep well.
Oíche mhaith! = Good night
Seán bocht! / Niamh bocht! = Poor Seán!/Poor Niamh!
Stop den phleidhcíocht! = Stop messing.
Ceart go leor! = Ok!
An bhfuil tú ceart go leor? = Are you ok?
Tá brón orm! = I’m sorry
Is breá liom… = I love…
Go bhfóire Dia orainn! = God help us!
Am lóin atá ann. = It’s lunchtime.
Cuir slacht ar an seomra. = Tidy the room!
Déan deifir! = Hurry up!
Brostaigh! = Hurry up!
Bunoscionn. = Upside down.
Táim trína chéile. = I’m addled!
Idir eatarthu = In between.
Cén t-am é? = What time is it?
An bhfuil cead agam dul… = May I go…
Mo thrua thú! = Poor you!
Isteach leat! = In you go!
Amach leat! = Out you go!
Go raibh maith agat. = Thanks.
Go raibh míle maith agat. = Thanks very much.
Fáilte romhat. = You’re welcome.
Gabh mo leithscéal. = Excuse me!
Slán! = Goodbye!
Slán go fóill. = Goodbye for now!
Is maith liom… = I like…
Is breá liom… = I love…
Ní maith liom… = I don’t like…
Is fuath liom… = I hate…
Cad atá ar an teilifís? = What’s on television?
Cad atá á dhéanamh agat? = What are you doing?
Maith thú! = Well done!/Good for you!
Ar aghaidh leat! = Off you go!
An bhfuil scáth fearthainne agat? = Do you have your umbrella?
An bhfuil do mhála scoile agat? = Do you have your school bag?
An bhfuil do mhála spóirt agat? = Do you have your sports bag?
An bhfuil do bhróga peile agat? = Do you have your football boots?
An bhfuil do chulaith shnámha agat? = Do you have your swimsuit?
An bhfuil aon obair bhaile agat? = Have you any homework?

Trip to Kilmichael Ambush site

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The 3rd to 6th class went to the ambush site in Kilmichael on Monday 6th March with Charles Mccarthy & Conor O Driscoll. They visited the monument and the house where the boys went after the ambush. They saw the bog where 3 of the boys of Kilmichael were temporarily buried- today there is a cross standing in the bog.

A big thank you to Charles, Conor and Claire O Brien for bringing the children & for their wealth of knowledge!!

Great Gear Bags

Great Gear Bags!

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  • The 4th, 5th and 6th class Junior Entrepreneur students in Ballinacarriga N.S. are proud to present Great Gear Bags!
  • These gear bags are fantastic as you can get them personalised with your initials and the school name.
  • Costing just €30 and available in a variety of colours (red, green or blue) this gear bag is sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Contact us any morning in the senior classroom to order your bag today!
  • For more information see our school website www.ballinacarriga-ns.ie
  • Call us on 023-8845944
  • Email us on greatgearbags@gmail.com

*Closing date for orders is Friday March 3rd  

Sowing & Growing Vegetables

In the senior room we have been busy sowing and growing tasty vegetables. The initiative involves the children  growing and caring for cress seeds, runner beans and baby carrots!! We will be monitoring our little garden carefully- watch this space!20170215_11172320170215_11223520170215_11225320170215_11273620170215_113126 20170215_112235

Valentine’s Day

Love was in the air for Valentine’s Day as we made fantastic colourful cards for moms and dads!

The gang worked very hard and the results are plain to see!! Super job guys!!! 20170214_121956

Physical Activity: Hurling & Camogie

Congrats to the 3rd & 4th class boys & girls who have reached the finals in hurling and camogie in Cork. Dates to be finalised.20170215_120604 20170215_120851

Physical Activity: Hurling blitz


img_1934Congratulations to the 2nd, 3rd & 4th class boys who won their hurling blitz today in Ballinacarriga. They beat 4 other schools to progress to the county finals to be held in march in cork. Well done!

Indoor camphor blitz

img_1918Congratulations to the 3rd & 4th class girls who won a recent camp for blitz in Ballinacarriga hall. They are now through to the county finals.

Junior Entrepreneur programme

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Horse Riding

Well done to Heather Cooley in fifth class who recently won these lovely rosettes for her horse riding !

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U14 Cork Camogie Team

Past pupils Mairéad Crowley and Dáire O’Brien called to the school to show us the many plaques and medals they have won while playing with the U14 Cork Camogie Team.  We are proud that they attended Ballinacarriga N.S. and we wish them all the best in the future.DSCF2354 DSCF2351 DSCF2350

County Library Table Quiz

Well done to the 6th Class Quiz team on coming 2nd in the County Library table quiz that was held in Dunmanway on Wednesday 26th October.DSCF2347 DSCF2348 DSCF2349

Library Visit

5th class attended a library visit in Dunmanway from author Marita Conlon McKenna who wrote “Under the Hawthorn Tree” among others.  The girls really enjoyed the experience and found it very interesting.

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Something Fishy in Ballinacarriga

Something Fishy in Ballinacarriga!

Ballinacarriga National School was delighted to welcome Michael McPartland (Inland Fisheries Ireland) Mary O’ Donovan and Chrissie O’ Mahony (West Cork Education Centre) to present the Fifth Class with the ‘Something Fishy’ West Cork regional prize.

The Fifth class girls had been very busy taking part in the Something Fishy Project last year with Ms. Kelly. This project explores different aspects of fish life- water, fish, the life cycle of salmon, fish stocks, angling, conservation of our rivers and lakes and fish as part of the food chain.

To enter the children had to produce a class project on any aspect of the Something Fishy Programme. The Fifth class, with Ms. Kelly’s help, created a video on the life cycle of the fish. All the projects are marked initially on a regional basis and we here in Ballinacarriga were delighted to hear the girls had won the West Cork round of the competition. Mary O’ Donovan said the standard this year was very high and the girls had used a combination of music, drama and animation very effectively in their entry. Ms. Glavin (Principal) said she was very proud of the girls and how they demonstrated their understanding of the fish life cycle.

The winning projects will now be put forward to the national competition so we wish the girls the best of luck in the next round. Maith sibh Cailíní

 

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