Category Archives: Our School Today

Cross Country Athletics

Children from Ballyheerin NS travelled to Milford AC to take part in the Inter-schools Cross Country Athletics competition. Five children from our senior class and three children from our Junior class took part. All of the children did fantastic in their individual races. We were proud of them all. We were really delighted when Shane finished in a medal position in the U11 –

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Dental Health Talk

Ann, our Dental Health nurse visited the school in September to talk to all of the children about dental health. She explained the different types of teeth we have and discussed what we use them for, with lots of questions from the children! Ann, then showed us how to brush our teeth properly…beginning at the side of our lower back teeth and moving right

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Activities in Ballyheerin NS

Dance Class:  We have fun dance class with Teresa on Mondays 11:30 – 12:30pm, in Nov and Dec Music Class: We have Piano, Fiddle, Tin Whistle & Singing class, from Halloween onwards. Swimming: We will go swimming in Meevagh Dive Centre on Friday afternoons in May and June. Computer Classes: We have Computer Classes in the second term. Bible Stories: We will have Bible

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Working It Out

The Senior Classes attended the “Working It Out” event at Rosnakill Resource Centre on 23rd May. The event was organised by Patricia from Junior Achievement Ireland. Junior Achievement work with local companies in an aim of giving back to the local community. In this case, they have teamed up with Marine Harvest Ireland. Volunteers from Marine Harvest Ireland are trained to work with children

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Donegal Donkey Sanctuary

Our children, along with the children from Drumfad NS, visited the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary in Raphoe on Monday 22nd May. We had a tour around the Donkey Sanctuary and saw the donkeys in the fields and more of them in the stables. We were so excited to see the new foal Hope ! We were also delighted to see Timmy the Donkey, as Drumfad

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The Ingenious Ulster Science Show

The Senior classes from our school were invited by Drumfad NS to join them on a trip to the Raphoe Royal and Prior Secondary school to attend “The Ingenious Ulster Science Show”. The show was based on inventors from Ulster from 1660 to the present day. Some of the inventors included Hans Sloane, Joesph Black & Harry Ferguson. It may have ignited an interest

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First Holy Communion

The First Holy Communion took place this year in Fanavolty Chapel on Saturday 13th May at 12pm. 16 children from all of the local schools in Fanad made their First Holy Communion on the day. Congratulations to Aoibhinn who made her First Holy Communion and also who read the Prayer before Communion so well on the day. Mass was celebrated by Fr Pat McGarvey

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Swimming Lessons

All of the children started their Swimming lessons in Carrigart on Friday April 28th. The swimming lessons last for one hour with a qualified Swim Instructor. The children will attend for 8 lessons. Lessons and bus are heavily subsidised by the school, therefore children must only pay €5 per lesson. Swimming tests take place on Friday 9th June. Certificates will be given out on

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Ballyheerin NS Exhibition at the Fanad Lighthouse

Ballyheerin school is delighted to be hosting our own Exhibition at the Fanad Lighthouse on Tuesday 7th March 11am – 12:30pm. The whole community of “In between the waters” are invited along, as well as parents, families and neighbours. Firstly, we will have a grounds tour of the Lighthouse, leaving the ticket office at 11am approx. Then, some of the children will present their

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Fashion Design

The children are so excited to have the Fashion Designer Rebecca Marsden coming to work with them in the school. Rebecca will create some artwork with the children based on our locality. The designs will be exhibited in the Regional Cultural Centre on 9th Dec 1-2pm. All will be welcome to attend the Exhibition, where a child from our school will present our design.