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Lockdown Art

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

The Children of Lir

1st & 2nd class have been reading the story ‘The children of Lir’. We have read, acted out and even wrote the story in our own words.


1st & 2nd class focused on the theme of dance in PE and learned lots of new moves.

We even performed uptown funk as part of our Christmas show.

Different types of houses

1st & 2nd class  have been learning about the different types of houses and homes such as detached, apartment, bungalow and semi-detached. We drew pictures of our homes, wrote about our homes and even built a place we would like to live in.



School Planter

We have been busy planting new flowers and even some daffodils in our garden.

Music with Ger Wolfe

This year 1st & 2nd class have been learning how to play chords and simple songs on the ukulele with Ger Wolfe our music teacher.

Fish Tank

Some of the boys in 1st & 2nd class were very excited to see the new arrival of our fish tank, new fish and the very important Ninja the school turtle.

Christmas fun in Mrs. Mc Sweeney’s room

The oldest and youngest in our room putting the star up on the tree and our holiday treat where we had hot chocolate with cream, marshmallows and kinder Bueno toppings. Yum!


School planter

The children were very busy gardening in the school planter.


3rd & 4th class made parachutes with Ms Crowley during her time in the school

Halloween fun in Mrs. Mc Sweeney’s room

3rd & 4th had a Halloween class party, in our pods of course! We had treats and art on Ms Crowley’s last day with us.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in Ballinacarriga church on Saturday 19th September.

1st Holy Communion

Congratulations to the boys and girls in 2nd class who received their 1st Holy Communion in Ballinacarriga Church on Saturday 19th May. 

‘Wellbeing Wednesday’

As part of the Amber Flag initiative, the heallth promoting schools team hosted a ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ event.  There was a great turnout and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The theme for this year’s parade was ‘Sam Maguire’.  

Darrara Agricultural College

The whole school visited Darrara Agricultural College to see what life on the farm is like during springtime.  Everyone had an enjoyable day.  Thanks so much to Karen Lehane for organising the trip. e

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. 

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!! 


We are very happy to welcome Niamh Whelton, our new Special Needs Assistant to Ballinacarriga NS. Niamh has part time hours in the school so will usually in here in the mornings.

Stella and Niamh will make a fantastic new Special Needs team.

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!