Reading Buddy Programme

Children from junior infants to 1st have been enjoying a reading buddy programme with children from 2nd- Sixth Class. They read lots and lots of books over the six week period!


🎄 The Little Drummer Boy 🎄

The children of Ballyheerin NS have astounded us with a dramatic take on the classic Christmas tale ‘The Little Drummer Boy’. Not only did we have one little drummer boy, we had four ( John, Adam, Ryan and Kyle)! We also had a family (Aaron, Jack, Kaitlyn, Chloe and Ceala), 3 shepherds ( Kelsey, Sarah and Marah), 4 angels ( Sophie, Maggie, Natasha and

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St. Colmcille Project

Comhghairdeas ó chroí to the senior class who were awarded a prize for their St. Colmcille project. We are delighted that the children’s creativity and unique energy stood out among hundreds of entries. There was alot of work involved with the project but the 5 children in the senior class are multi-talented!


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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