Shoebox Appeal

What a way to kick start the Christmas spirit in our school! Thank you to all the families for the amazing effort. We will be receiving an update on where our boxes go from Patricia McKemey, who collected our boxes this evening!


🍊 Still Life 🍎

The senior class have been working hard at drawing what they see in front of them, to shade the darkness and to show light. We have been setting up a still lifes in the centre. Our class have enjoyed drawing our still life from different perspectives! The senior class have also been experimenting with oil pastels and how to blend colours!


Oíche Shamhna 🦇

Unfortunately, we were unable to invite parents into our school for our annual Halloween show. However, the virtual show which the junior and senior class presented was absolutely fantastic. The junior class recited lots of halloween poems and halloween songs. The senior class dressed up as the Addams family and performed the Addams family song and dance! D’fhoghlaim siad an t-amhrán ‘faoi sholas an

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St. Colmcille Project

We are very proud of our senior class. The pupils have collaborated in order to enter a competition to celebrate the life and legacy of St. Colmcille. We first began learning about St. Colmcille last year when we took part in a virtual workshop with a heritage expert. We learned about the life of St. Colmcille and the symbols we associate with him. There

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🍁Autumn Learning 🍁

The senior class have been learning about the local, natural fauna of our local environment. We have learned to identify and name various trees and bushes that are growing near our school by examining the shapes and colours of berries, flowers and leaves. We also took part in the annual clean up, organised by the Fanad Coastal group. The senior class walked along the

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We’re back!

Excitement was in the air this morning when we welcomed our junior class back to school and we look forward to having our senior class back again really soon!


STEAM Week in Ballyheerin!

The junior and senior class celebrated STEAM Week remotely this year! Múinteoir Róisín put a really fun timetable of activities together. We made some really cool constructions like boats and houses that were built to last. Others things were constructed, then eaten like our delicious pancakes! We carried out lots of experiments and the senior class even had the opportunity to interview an architect

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New Year, new learning for us all!

Happy New Year to everyone, especially to our pupils and parents who are teaching and learning from home. It is very different for us all but we are so grateful that we had a very fruitful, busy term one in both the senior and junior class. When we had confirmation that our school would remain closed for the month of January, we sprang into

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National Christmas Jumper Day 🎄

On Friday the 11th of December, the staff and pupils of Ballyheerin National school wore their Christmas jumpers. We are proud to gave all donations collected to the children’s hospital in Crumlin. We are thinking of all the children in hospital and their families at this very special time of year.


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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