Category: Classroom News
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!!
Mrs. Hurley’s class have been learning about the latest changes to the food pyramid on how we should be eating more fruit & veg.
The 3rd class all brought in vegetables & we made some yummy healthy autumn soup!!
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!
Congratulations to Maeve O Neill who will represent her county in football on July 2nd in Killarney during the Cork v Kerry Munster football final!!
Well done Maeve!!
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.
The children in Miss Kelly’s room had great fun learning different types of dance.
The children in Ms. Kelly’s classroom have begun their folk dancing.
Folk dances are dances that are developed by people that reflect the life of the people of a certain country or region.
We look forward to seeing the children’s different dances they learn.
Watch this space for a video to follow.
The boys and girls were delighted to take home their baby carrots, runner beans and cress- they will continue to water and look after them at home!
The finals were played in Na Piarsaigh’s GAA grounds on Thursday 16th March.
The 3rd & 4th girls beat Vicarstown in the semifinal (6-2)
They met Shandrum in the final and it was a close battle in the first half. Ballinacarriga pulled together & went ahead in the 2nd half. It ended 5-2 with Ballinacarriga on top. Congratulations to all the girls in 3rd & 4th class!!
The 2nd-4th class boys met Burnfort in the semifinal & were very unlucky to lose 3-2. It was a close encounter with Ballinacarriga leading for most of the game but Burnfort went ahead just before the final whistle. They played Tirealton in the runners up final & won that match 5-2. They played really well & received medals for 3rd place.
Well done to all the boys!!
It was an amazing opportunity for all involved & a great day out!
Here are a few phrases to help you encourage Irish at home
Bain triail as! = Try it/Give it a go
Cad is ainm duit? … is ainm dom. = What’s your name? … is my name.
Cá bhfuil…? = Where is…?
Níl a fhios agam. = I don’t know.
N’fheadar! = I don’t know!
Codladh sámh! = Sleep well.
Oíche mhaith! = Good night
Seán bocht! / Niamh bocht! = Poor Seán!/Poor Niamh!
Stop den phleidhcíocht! = Stop messing.
Ceart go leor! = Ok!
An bhfuil tú ceart go leor? = Are you ok?
Tá brón orm! = I’m sorry
Is breá liom… = I love…
Go bhfóire Dia orainn! = God help us!
Am lóin atá ann. = It’s lunchtime.
Cuir slacht ar an seomra. = Tidy the room!
Déan deifir! = Hurry up!
Brostaigh! = Hurry up!
Bunoscionn. = Upside down.
Táim trína chéile. = I’m addled!
Idir eatarthu = In between.
Cén t-am é? = What time is it?
An bhfuil cead agam dul… = May I go…
Mo thrua thú! = Poor you!
Isteach leat! = In you go!
Amach leat! = Out you go!
Go raibh maith agat. = Thanks.
Go raibh míle maith agat. = Thanks very much.
Fáilte romhat. = You’re welcome.
Gabh mo leithscéal. = Excuse me!
Slán! = Goodbye!
Slán go fóill. = Goodbye for now!
Is maith liom… = I like…
Is breá liom… = I love…
Ní maith liom… = I don’t like…
Is fuath liom… = I hate…
Cad atá ar an teilifís? = What’s on television?
Cad atá á dhéanamh agat? = What are you doing?
Maith thú! = Well done!/Good for you!
Ar aghaidh leat! = Off you go!
An bhfuil scáth fearthainne agat? = Do you have your umbrella?
An bhfuil do mhála scoile agat? = Do you have your school bag?
An bhfuil do mhála spóirt agat? = Do you have your sports bag?
An bhfuil do bhróga peile agat? = Do you have your football boots?
An bhfuil do chulaith shnámha agat? = Do you have your swimsuit?
An bhfuil aon obair bhaile agat? = Have you any homework?
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
In the senior room we have been busy sowing and growing tasty vegetables. The initiative involves the children growing and caring for cress seeds, runner beans and baby carrots!! We will be monitoring our little garden carefully- watch this space!