We would like to thank all the children, parents and teachers who supported our fundraising for Hospice today either by baking, bringing in cakes or giving money . There was an array of home baking on offer. Some parents called in for a cuppa. Each class in turn came in to sample the goodies. Here are a few pictures. Once again THANK YOU all.
The 6th Class Photostory 2017 is password protected. Contact the school Secretary Mrs Campbell for the password on (096) 22084.
Well done everyone who took part in Sports Day this year.
Thank you Mrs. Melvin for organising the big day.
The Juniors and Senior headed off Fairy hunting last week. Belleek is such a beautiful spot, no wonder so many fairies have decided to make it their home.
We rounded off our tour with a trip to the ABC park for a run around and a picnic.
A super day!
(Big thanks to Denise for decking out the teachers in the appropriate costumes! :-))
Some pictures of the 5th and 6th class on tour to the Natural History Museum in Dublin. We also managed to squeeze in a tour of Croke Park and went swimming in the National Aquatic Centre. We had a great day, a lovely bunch to take away!
The TES have released the Top 100 books that children should read before they leave Primary School. Perhaps you have already read some at school or home or perhaps you listened to your teacher reading some of them aloud. Why not try reading some of them over the summer as part of the Summer Stars Reading Programme from the library?
Here are the titles:
Top 100 Books (PDF)
Did you know it is free for everyone to join the library? You can borrow up to 12 items for 3 weeks. There are some wonderful children’s books in the library. Storytelling sessions are every Thursday at 4pm.
All 1st and 2nd Class children after their tour got an application form to become members.
Over the summer you can get involved in Summer Stars which is an exciting reading programme available free of charge for children all across the country. Children are invited to register and enjoy reading many books. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress. There will be rewards and incentives along the way and a grand finale event for the participants.
Check out the website – www.summerstars.ie which has lots of online games and activities as well as a range of animated ebooks – http://www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars/talking-ebooks/
You will find a children’s book discussion board and interview with well-know people about their favourite books. There are also helpful tips for reading and recommend titles by age group for children to read. The books can be borrowed from your local library service. And it’s all free!
Our local library is on Pearse Street in Ballina – http://www.mayolibrary.ie/en/FindABranch/Ballina/ and offers lots of services including a storytime for children every Thursday at 4pm.
2nd Class also went on their local tour today. We went to the library and the Garda Station. We had a great afternoon.