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Questionnaire – Celebrating 150 year

Questionnaire for 150 years

Rugby Blitz

Thanks to Dunmanway Rugby club and Games Development Officer, Damien for organising a local blitz on Monday.
It was a well run, fun morning out for 5th and 6th class.

A visit from Engineer Paul

Comhghgairdeas to 3rd and 4th class for presenting their engineering projects to engineer Paul! They did the school proud and we are looking forward to submitting our projects for the STEPS young engineering award.

New Sensory Equipment

Our new sensory equipment is proving to be a big hit with the infants!!

STEPS Young Engineer Awards

The third/fourth class submission for the STEPS Young Engineeer Awards.
The task was to find an engineering solution to a problem in the local community.
They will be presenting their work to a visiting engineer.
We are hugely proud of the effort from the children and also Ms. Murray!!
Well done to all involved!
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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from all of us at Ballinacarriga national school!! Have a safe midterm!!



Welcome to Ballinacarriga NS

Lockdown Art

Lockdown art from 3rd and 4th class.  The children were to create a self-portrait using only household items!

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Ger having a sessiún with the school  in preparation for seachtain na gaeilge.

Turning on of the Christmas lights in the Cork County Hall

County Mayor Declan Hurley  invited our whole school to attend the turning on of the Christmas lights in the Cork County Hall on Wednesday 6th December.  We had the opportunity to sing Christmas carols on this special day.  Thank you to Declan for this honour as a day of enjoyment was had by all. 

Thank You

A big thank you from the Active Schools committee for your kind donations for the Santa Dash. We raised over €150 for P.E. equipment/workshops.  We look forward to getting more active this term.  Thanks again for your support, The Active Schools committee.

Horse Riding

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


Table Quiz

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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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Back Boundary Wall

The back boundary was completed over the summer holidays.DSCF2312

Junior Infants at work

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Maternity Leave

Miss Nagle going on Maternity Leave.  Good Luck ! DSCF2323 DSCF2322

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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