Category: Classroom News

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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!! 

Making soup

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!!

They all got to enjoy the spoils after!! 

Autumn art

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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!

Cork v Kerry Munster football final

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!!

 

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6th class Graduation

Congratulations to the 6th class who had their graduation 👨‍🎓 on Thursday 22nd June.

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.

 

 

Tag rugby

The 4th-6th class played tag rugby in Dunmanway rugby pitch. Thanks to Dunmanway rugby club for hosting the fabulous event! Great fun had by all!!

School tour

  1. The Glen Resource Centre was a fantastic location for our school tour!! The children were kept busy all day with zip wiring, bungee jumping, zorbing, etc!! Perfect weather conditions too!!

P.E. Folk Dancing Video

The children in Miss Kelly’s room had great fun learning different types of dance.

P.E.: Folk Dancing

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.

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Sow & Grow Update

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!

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Partnerships: 10 @ 10

Junior & Senior Infants had a fantastic time taking part in 10 @ 10 to promote physical activity in the schoolimag0089-1 imag0090 imag0091 imag0094 imag0095 imag0097

Planting Seeds

Junior & Senior Infants have been busy planting seeds for carrots & runner beans.imag0108

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Physical Activity: Indoor hurling finals

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!
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Gaeilge do Thuismitheoirí

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?

Trip to Kilmichael Ambush site

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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!!

World Book Day

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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

Great Gear Bags!

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  • 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 greatgearbags@gmail.com

*Closing date for orders is Friday March 3rd  

Sowing & Growing Vegetables

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!20170215_11172320170215_11223520170215_11225320170215_11273620170215_113126 20170215_112235