Category: Classroom News

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!



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


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!






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


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

img_2159 img_2160 img_2161 img_2168 img_2169 img_2170 img_2172 img_2173 img_2174 img_2175img_2177 img_2178 img_2179 img_2180 img_2181 img_2182 img_2183 img_2184 img_2186 img_2187img_2188 img_2189 img_2190Thursday 2nd March was World Book Day. The staff & students dressed up as characters from their favourite book! The children told us about their character & their favourite bits of the book.

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!


  • 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
  • Call us on 023-8845944
  • Email us on

*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

Valentine’s Day

Love was in the air for Valentine’s Day as we made fantastic colourful cards for moms and dads!

The gang worked very hard and the results are plain to see!! Super job guys!!! 20170214_121956

Physical Activity: Hurling & Camogie

Congrats to the 3rd & 4th class boys & girls who have reached the finals in hurling and camogie in Cork. Dates to be finalised.20170215_120604 20170215_120851

Debating team

img_1935 img_1937 img_1938 img_1940Commiserations to the 6th class debating team who took park in the West Cork education centre debate against Knockskeagh. We were proposing the motion “We should only eat food produced in Ireland”. Sadly, they did not progress to the next round. Congratulations to everyone involved! You did the school proud!!

Physical Activity: Hurling blitz

img_1934Congratulations to the 2nd, 3rd & 4th class boys who won their hurling blitz today in Ballinacarriga. They beat 4 other schools to progress to the county finals to be held in march in cork. Well done!

Indoor camphor blitz

img_1918Congratulations to the 3rd & 4th class girls who won a recent camp for blitz in Ballinacarriga hall. They are now through to the county finals.

Junior Entrepreneur programme

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Christmas art

1st, 2nd & 3rd class made lovely Christmas trees on Tuesday. Many different patterns & designs! They were lovely!! img_1434

Christmas Concert 2016

What a fabulous night we had on Thursday 15th December 2016 in Ballinacarriga Hall. The Junior & Senior Infants recreated the Nativity for us to start the night and after that all the children from Ballinacarriga NS took part in the Musical Aladdin! There were smiles all round and a good time was had by all! The night was finished off with some festive tunes! Thanks to all the children who played their tin whistles, guitars & accordions! dscf2448 img_7087 img_7113 img_7116 img_7121 img_7138 img_7155 img_7188 img_7218 img-20161215-wa0001

Horse Riding

Well done to Heather Cooley in fifth class who recently won these lovely rosettes for her horse riding !