Ballina Rugby club visit .

Past pupils Calum Quinn and Fergal Tully ( captain and vice captain of the Ballina rugby team ) came to visit . They talked about their love of sports in general and the great success the local rugby club had this year . Here are some photos.

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Literacy Lift Off

Literacy Lift Off is going well in Mrs McHale’s first class and Ms Fox’s 1st and 2nd Class. Here is one group from 2nd class doing a follow-up art activity based on the book “Outdoor Art Activities“. They used white crayon to draw a picture. Then the children swapped their drawings with each other and revealed the hidden picture using watery blue paint. 

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Bóthar Day

It was like Moore street in Culleens last Friday when the sixth class held the annual Bóthar day sale . There were cakes ,buns,smoothies,ice- cream,sweets,popcorn,books,toys,teddies for sale. There was great excitement and a wonderful buzz about the place. And many toys went to good homes again. They raised  over €1,000 which they will give to charities of their choice . We would like to thank them and all the teachers for all their hard work. And a special thanks to all parents who baked or contributed in any way . And of course all the pupils who bought all the merchandise. Here are some photos.

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Pancake Tuesday

There was a lovely waft of pancakes in our school today . Mrs. Cooke , Ms. Melvin and Ms. Cooke aided by our master chefs cooked pancakes for all the children in the school . 

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Sponsor a book or two please!

We are always trying new ways  to encourage a love of reading in the school e.g. Shared Reading,Peer Reading,Guided Reading and we are about to introduce another initiative Literacy Lift Off. Of course we need lots and lots of books to implement these. We recently spent €4,000 on books  and Mr. duffys class kindly helped us kick off our “sponsor a book”campaign. We would like to thank sincerely all the pupils,parents,grandparents and past pupils who sponsored a book . We raised nearly €1500 so far and we have kept a log of all those who contributed. These books will be read and enjoyed by lots of children for years to come. 

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Saint Brigids day.

Once again we marked our patron saints day by making crosses with  all the children in the school . Some of the 5 th and 6th class pupils helped to pass on this great school tradition with the help of Mrs. Cooke and some of the teachers.  We would like to thank all pupils and parents who braved the elements yesterday evening to get rushes for us. 

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Credit union quiz.

Our junior and senior quiz teams did us proud last Friday in the credit union quiz .   We would like to thank them ,their parents and teachers for all their hard  work .

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Science Assembly

A big thanks to all the teachers and young scientists who made our science week such a success. We finished the week off on a great note with a science assembly in the hall where  all the classes from infants to sixth presented their science projects to the school . Here are some photos .

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Science week.

Science week got off to a good start with our fifth class scientists sharing their knowledge with Ms. Fox s class. There were lots of optical illusions floating about too. Watch this space for more .

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Halloween Assembly

Lots of strange pupils turned up at school today. There were skeletons, mad scientists, super heroes , goblins, Wizards ,zombies, princesses , bridezilla s and witches to name a few. They all performed for us in the hall later. Here are a few photos . You might see someone you know in them . Have a great Halloween . ????

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