Category Archives: Our School Today

Class Dojo

We are delighted to be using the class dojo platform to communicate with parents and to acknowledge the great work that our pupils and teachers are doing in our school. One of the highlights so far this year was recording the poems and songs which we learned for Oíche Shamhna. The Senior Class even made a spooky halloween movie and learnt a spooky dance!

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Christmas has come early!

We are delighted with our new shelter which was assembled last week. The children have enjoyed playing under it and staying dry during the wet November days! We have also enjoyed seeing the most beautiful rainbows this week!


Class Dojo

We are delighted to be using the class dojo platform to communicate with parents and to acknowledge the great work that our pupils and teachers are doing in our school. All of our families are now connected with us via Class Dojo and each child has their very own e-portfolio which documents their learning. Class dojo offers a two way street in regards to

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A New Look

Our beautiful senior class room was painted over the summer by our caretaker. We are delighted with the results! Go raibh maith agat, Damian!


Book Fair and Afternoon Tea!

Ballyheerin National school’s annual book fair is well and truly underway 🙂 The children are enjoying book shopping and browsing through the lovely books we have on display! We would like to thank everyone who joined us or give a donation towards our coffee morning. A very special thanks to all the parents and children who helped out on the day and to all

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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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