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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!! 😬
Great Gear Bags!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*Closing date for orders is Friday March 3rd
Well done to Heather Cooley in fifth class who recently won these lovely rosettes for her horse riding !
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.
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.