Working It Out

The Senior Classes attended the “Working It Out” event at Rosnakill Resource Centre on 23rd May. The event was organised by Patricia from Junior Achievement Ireland. Junior Achievement work with local companies in an aim of giving back to the local community. In this case, they have teamed up with Marine Harvest Ireland. Volunteers from Marine Harvest Ireland are trained to work with children

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Donegal Donkey Sanctuary

Our children, along with the children from Drumfad NS, visited the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary in Raphoe on Monday 22nd May. We had a tour around the Donkey Sanctuary and saw the donkeys in the fields and more of them in the stables. We were so excited to see the new foal Hope ! We were also delighted to see Timmy the Donkey, as Drumfad

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The Ingenious Ulster Science Show

The Senior classes from our school were invited by Drumfad NS to join them on a trip to the Raphoe Royal and Prior Secondary school to attend “The Ingenious Ulster Science Show”. The show was based on inventors from Ulster from 1660 to the present day. Some of the inventors included Hans Sloane, Joesph Black & Harry Ferguson. It may have ignited an interest

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First Holy Communion

The First Holy Communion took place this year in Fanavolty Chapel on Saturday 13th May at 12pm. 16 children from all of the local schools in Fanad made their First Holy Communion on the day. Congratulations to Aoibhinn who made her First Holy Communion and also who read the Prayer before Communion so well on the day. Mass was celebrated by Fr Pat McGarvey

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Swimming Lessons

All of the children started their Swimming lessons in Carrigart on Friday April 28th. The swimming lessons last for one hour with a qualified Swim Instructor. The children will attend for 8 lessons. Lessons and bus are heavily subsidised by the school, therefore children must only pay €5 per lesson. Swimming tests take place on Friday 9th June. Certificates will be given out on

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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!