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.
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.
Well done to Heather Cooley in fifth class who recently won these lovely rosettes for her horse riding !
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.
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.
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
Green School Co-ordinator Catherine Russell called to the school to introduce the Travel theme which we will be undertaking over the next two years. 4th class are our Green School Team that will try to reduce the amount of travel to and from school.