Category: Classroom News

Lá Fhéile Bríde

The children were busy making their St. Bridget’s Day crosses.
A lovely tradition to celebrate an important saint who represents healthcare, agriculture and poetry.

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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Maths Week

The children took part in Maths Week 2022. They did maths games, iPad games, maths trails, maths eyes, interactive webinars and daily challenges. It was a huge success. Thanks to all the pupils and staff for their hard work!

Happy Halloween

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



Pumpkin Walk

Junior and senior infants going on a pumpkin walk today! Huge thanks to Seán Crowley for kindly giving us the pumpkins that he grew himself! We came back with 6 perfect pumpkins


Commiserations to our debate team who narrowly lost out to Scoil Eltin, Kinsale. We are extremely proud of you and all the effort your put in!! They are a great bunch!!

Debate Preparations

Preparations are under way for the first round of debating next week for 6th class.
Tea and iPads are essentials!
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Congratulations to the 6th class girls who won the Camogie Carbery under 13 B championship. They are a great talent and will go far!
Also huge congratulations to Amy for winning the Munster Rugby under 14 championship! An amazing achievement!

Wall Painting

There’s a lot of creativity in the air today!! We’re re-painting a part of our wall at the back of the school so that our current pupils can put their stamp on the place!! Thanks to Ms. Jennings for her artistic vision!!

WellFest Ballinacarriga 2022

What a day we had….
Disco with Trish Dullea & Ms. Kelly, yoga with Cathy and Catherine, smoothies & flapjacks with Mrs. Hurley & Ms. Whooley, Nature Art with Ms. Jennings, drama with Liz, Fairground games with Mr. O’Driscoll & Mr. Murray, face painting with Ms. Murray, ice-creams with Stella & Jessica, Zumba with Lena, Storytelling with Liz & meditation with Mrs Hurley….it was busy!!
Thanks so much to all the staff & helpers today who went above and beyond to make the day a roaring success!!
The 6th class were fantastic helpers all day and great sports to help out however they could!!
Special Thanks to Ms. Nagle, who cooked up the idea and coordinated the whole thing!!
Go raibh míle maith agaibh to all the children and parents who put in so much effort!! Thanks for the support as always!!

Getting ready for WellFest 2022!

Get your festival gear ready for the 23rd of September with a DJ, yoga, healthy eating, Zumba, meditation, ice-cream, story telling, fun, games and more!! 🍦 🧘‍♀️🎯
It will be a day to remember for the children of Ballinacarriga!!

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Junior and Senior Infants enjoying the sunshine this morning. Duck Duck Goose was a real hit!

New Junior Infants 2022/23

A warm welcome to our new Junior Infants!! They had a great first day and we look forward to many more!!

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.