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Our Visit to Teach Mící Ban 🏡

Our school had a wonderful visit to Teach Mící Ban today. We are so grateful to Hugo and Margaret who showed how people lived, how they worked and what they used in years gone by. Things have definitely changed alot. We particularly loved having our lunch beside a lovely turf fire!


Lessons in Deutsch

Children from 2nd to 6th class have been learning German this term. This module of work perfectly complements the aims and objectives of the National Language Curriculum. The children have are having alot of fun with the new language. They have learnt many new words and phrases and have enjoyed playing lots of language games. Their teacher Marie is originally from Germany and so

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Gairdín na Scoile

Both the junior and the senior class have been very busy helping Múinteoir Roisín to create a school garden in our front yard! The children set potatoes with Múinteoir Róisín which have grown so much already. The senior class also did a fantastic job of painting the raised beds. Last week, the children helped Múinteoir Roisín to plant a variety of herbs and vegetables.

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Lá Glas

Rinne na páistí céiliuradh mór fá choinne lá le Pádraig i mbliana. Rinne na páistí ealaín galánta- hátaí agus seamróga don ócáid speisialta. D’fhoghlaim na páistí na h-amhráin nua ‘Teir Abhaile ‘Riú’ agus ‘Beidh Aonach Amárach’ le Múinteoir Gráinne. Sheinn na páistí san Ard-Rang an bodhrán leis an ceol. Bhí sé thar barr! Ghléas na páistí suas in éadaí glasa ar an 16ú de

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Tagann Naomh Bríd leis an t-Earrach!

According to our Christian/ Celtic calendar, St. Brigid brought the season of Spring last week (it doesn’t feel like it though). Múinteoir Gráinne organised a wonderful cross making session for all our pupils. The senior class have explored the art of collage making for the past few weeks. The senior class skillfully worked with the junior class to re-create St. Brigid’s famous cloak. Every

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Ealaín Aláinn agus scéalta Nollag.

Farming is our biggest interest in the senior class. Recently, the senior class completed an SESE. project on cows from around the world which lead to the exploration of the cattle of India, Switzerland, Scotland, France and the Netherlands. The highland cow really captured the attention of the whole class. ‘Imagine decorating their horns for Christmas’ was a throw away comment from one child

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❄️Winter Olympics❄️

Whenever we get a mild or sunny day in Ballyheerin, we like to get outside! Both the junior and senior class have focused on the strand of athletics throughout November and December. We have been walking, jogging, skipping, hopping, throwing and racing our way through the winter months! The senior class have also acted as coaches for the junior class, showing them how to

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Reading Buddy Programme

Children from junior infants to 1st have been enjoying a reading buddy programme with children from 2nd- Sixth Class. They read lots and lots of books over the six week period!


🎄 The Little Drummer Boy 🎄

The children of Ballyheerin NS have astounded us with a dramatic take on the classic Christmas tale ‘The Little Drummer Boy’. Not only did we have one little drummer boy, we had four ( John, Adam, Ryan and Kyle)! We also had a family (Aaron, Jack, Kaitlyn, Chloe and Ceala), 3 shepherds ( Kelsey, Sarah and Marah), 4 angels ( Sophie, Maggie, Natasha and

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St. Colmcille Project

Comhghairdeas ó chroí to the senior class who were awarded a prize for their St. Colmcille project. We are delighted that the children’s creativity and unique energy stood out among hundreds of entries. There was alot of work involved with the project but the 5 children in the senior class are multi-talented!