Carol Service ⛪

The school community of Ballyheerin enjoyed a beautiful carol service today in Leatbeg church. All the children sang carols and the senior class accompanied the singing with an array of instruments such as tin-whistles, piano, fiddle, piano accordion and Bodhráns. Thank you to Reverend David and the church members who provided refreshments afterwards. It was the perfect way for the children end our first

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Alice in Wonderland 🎄

The children of Ballyheerin NS brought the story of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to the stage today. Every child gave an excellent performance and their teachers and families are so proud! Múinteoir Gráinne created the perfect backdrop for the occasion which the children helped her to paint. Everybody sang Christmas carols after the performance. Kerri, Aaron, Róisín and Abby played piano, piano accordion, fiddle and

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Christmas Pantomime

Both the junior and senior class travelled to the Millennium Forum in Derry to see the Pantomime ‘Snow White and the seven dwarves’. According to our veteran sixth class, ‘it was the best one yet’. It was a fantastic day out for all and we have high expectations for next year!


Ballyheerin Bodhrán players!

The senior class have been learning the Bodhrán in recent weeks. We were recently thrilled to welcome the renowned musician, Jim Woods to our school. Jim did an amazing bodhrán workshop to both the junior and senior class. The children how to play some the Bodhrán for traditional jigs and polkas as well as how to play the Bodhrán for modern songs such as

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Feliz Navidad!

Our pupils from 2nd to 6th class have embarked on a penpal program with Chester College International School, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. We have been busy learning about the lives of our new pen-pals as well as the language culture and history of Spain. There was great excitement in our school last week when we received letters in the post from Spain! We quickly

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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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No Winter Blues here!

The senior class went for a lovely nature walk today where we compared how our local flora had changed or stayed the same since our nature walk in Autumn. You may see one of the posters which the senior class made to advertise our coffee morning which will next place in the school next Friday between 1pm-3pm in aid of Niamh Toland. We are

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Halloween is here!

Ballyheerin NS got super spooky today for our annual Halloween show. Instead of the usual  pupils arriving this morning, we had a knight, a scary granny, a mermaid, a vending machine and a piñata to name but a few! v   Both the junior and senior class prepared poems and songs relating to the themes of Autumn, Harvest and of course, Halloween. Both classes

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Wainfest- Museum on the Move

The senior class enjoyed front row seats at an exhibition of Ice age mammals recently which included the Irish elk, Irish wolf and even a mammoth! The lifesize re-enactments of the animals were fantastic and we able to answer all the questions we were asked! We even got to hold a real mammoth tooth!


Trip to Dunlewey

We all travelled to the adventure centre at Dunlewey for our school tour. We went on a really cool boat trip around the lake, even spotting a haunted house, and the Poisoned Glen church ruins of course. The children loved going up onto the top deck. We also had a fantastic tour guide who brought us on a visit to an old cottage. He

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