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 !

Dance Class

The children take part in Dance Class with Múinteoir Teresa on Thursday afternoons 12:30 – 1:30pm. The dance is based on keeping fit and healthy, and focuses on movement to music. The children explore different styles of dance with Múinteoir Teresa. It is lots of fun !


We , in the Junior Class, actively engage in Aistear. We use ‘junk art’ during our Aistear time. To facilitate this we need your help! Could you please collect and send in old cardboard and plastic packaging that you don’t need. In the past we have made robots, sleighs, kites, hairdryers and many more things using bits and bobs that were collected. Some examples: *

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Christmas Service Leatbeg Church

We had a lovely Christmas Service at Leagbeg Church for the whole school community on 22nd Dec. Thank you so much to Rev David Griscome and the Church of Ireland community for creating the lovely service. Well done to all of the children for reading and singing thourghout the service. Thank you to all who helped with providing refreshments afterwards. Thanks also to Fr

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