Ballyheerin Spring Clean-Up

We had our annual Ballyheerin Spring Clean up on Wednesday 26th April. All of the children and adults wore high-vis jackets and garden gloves. We headed off in a few separate groups around the roads of Ballyheerin and filled over 12 bags of rubbish. We found that the roads were much cleaner than other years. We hope next year to move our clean-up to

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017

D’éagraigh Gaeltacht Bheo Fhánada Seachtain na Gaeilge álainn eile i mbliana. Ghlac na páistí uilig páirt i gcomórtas Éalaíne le téama “Tá Gaeltacht Fhánada Beo “. Fuair Aoibhinn duais sa chomórtas. Ghlac páistí Rang 3 – 6 páirt i dTráth na gCeist leis na scoileanna uilig sa cheantar i Scoil Mhuire Caiseal. Bhí am ar dóigh acu. D’imir na bunranganna le páistí óga Scoil

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The children have been so lucky to have had some gymnastic lessons with Teresa. They have been learning about the: Forward Roll-Over = Stretch, Squat, Smack, Tuck, Lift & Roll. Backwards Roll-Over = Lay Down, Tuck hands under ears, Lift your legs over your head, Roll over to Stand up. Hand-Stand = Stretch, T- position ( two arms outstretched & one leg off the floor

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Junior Achievement Science

The Senior classes were very lucky to have some Volunteers from the Marine Harvest working with them on Science topics over the past few weeks based on Our Universe. They covered the following topics – Bones & Skeleton, Paper Chromatography & Forensic Science, Fuel & Energy Audit, The Heart & Circulation, Light, Laser & Reflection as well as building a Periscope. Thank you so

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FAI Primary 5-a-side Soccer Competition

Ballyheerin school are delighted to be taking part for the first time in the FAI Primary 5 a-side soccer Small Schools soccer competition. The Senior class will all travel to Ballyare for the 5-a-side blitz leaving the school at 9:30am on 14th March. Good luck to all of Team Ballyheerin!


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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Pancake Tuesday

Thank you to Fidelma who made her yummy pancakes for all of the children and staff ! We  had sugar, lemon, butter, syrup and spreadable chocolate ! It was delicious ! Thank you also to Edel for loaning us her electric hob – we really appreciate it !


We were delighted to have Caroline from the Donegal County Museum in the school. She brought with her a large Archaeology box. It was filled with old artefacts dating back to the Stone Age. All artefacts were found in Donegal and are housed in the Donegal County Museum. Caroline gave the children a brief history of Donegal using all of the old Artefacts. It

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Friendship Day

We had a lovely time in Ballyheerin school on Friendship day. All of the children worked together to create beautiful Friendship cards for family members and for each other. We try every day to be better friends , to ourselves and to those around us. #Cairde


The Famine

We had great fun re-enacting the Famine drama with Patsy Kavanagh . The children learned so much about what it was like to live during the time of the Famine in Ireland in the 1840s. Thanks to Patsy for the lovely ballad singing as well !