News from Ballyhass N.S.

June is always a busy month in school. We really enjoed our sport's day and school tours. Click the photo above to see a slideshow.

 

What an exciting time we have has this month. We attended blitzes, a swimming gala and had great fun at the May Fayre. Click the photo above to see some pictures.

We have had lots going on in Ballyhass NS over the last two months. Click on the photo above to see some pictures and don't forget to have a look at all of our news from the classrooms.

The children from 1st to 6th class had a wonderful time at Cinderella in the Edel Quinn Hall. We would like to thank the staff and students of Coláiste Treasa for inviting us to the show. Click on the photo above to see some pictures.

 

February has been so busy in Ballyhass NS. We really enjoyed making smoothies and pancakes! We also had a visit from the author of Benjy and the Dragon. Click on the photo above to see some pictures.

Although it was great to have a break at Christmas we are all delighted to be back in school this January. Click on the photo above to see some pictures.

December was an exciting month in Ballyhass National School. We had a wonderful Christmas concert Straw and Order. Click on the photo above to see some pictures.

We have had a very busy year working towards our green flag. Click the photo above for more information.

November has been a great month in Ballyhass NS. Click on the photo above to see some pictures.

We have had a very busy October. Click the photo above to see some pictures.

 

We are delighted that our new classroom is ready. Our senior infants are really enjoying having such a wonderful room. Click here to see some photos from September.

 

We had a fantastic trad session with Liam O' Connor and Jackie. It was an honour to play with them. Click the photo for some pics. Click here to see some videos from the day

Our sports for all day was a great success. Click the photo to see a slideshow.

 

We have had a very busy few months. Click the photo to see a slideshow of what we have been up to.

Ballyhass NS Proclamation Day Ballyhass National School celebrated proclamation day on Tuesday 15th March. It was a momentous occasion for all children and adults present. The proceedings began at 11 o’ clock. The celebration involved singing, dancing, drama, art and poetry. The infant classes made Irish flags to wave for the raising of the tricolour. First and second class created a 3-D display titled ‘Dublin in the Rare Old Times’. Second and third class played an instrumental ‘The Foggy Dew’ and created portraits of the 7 signatories of the proclamation while 9 children presented an account as the signatories, Grace Gifford and Countess Markievicz. Fourth and fifth class brought to life ‘The Wayfarer’ poem by Pádraig Pearse through the medium of art and played the instrumental piece ‘Ceol Mícheala’ along with their counterparts in fifth and sixth class. Fifth and sixth class composed new proclamations for 2016. These were combined to create a new proclamation for the school with the help of the staff. Some of the children from the senior classes were involved in dancing ‘The Siege of Ennis’, a reel, solo singing, readings, recitation of ‘Mother’ by Pádraig Pearse and reading the new proclamation. Geoffrey O’ Donoghue and Donal O’ Sullivan read a poem by past pupil Colm O‘ Brien titled ‘Hibernia’. At 12 o’ clock Fr. Dorgan raised the tricolour to the beautiful singing of Amhrán na bhFiann. All of the music was kindly accompanied by Eoin O’ Sullivan on guitar. Everybody enjoyed refreshments and beautiful baking supplied by the parents after the celebration. Thanks to Janusz Trzesicki Photography for supplying many of the photographs in the slideshow. Click the photograph above to see the slideshow.

February has been such a busy month in Ballyhass NS. Click the photo to see a slideshow.

As you can see from our News From the Classroom January has been such an exciting month in Ballyhass NS. Click the photo to see a slideshow.

We had a very busy December in Ballyhass NS. Click the photo to see a slideshow of some of these activities.

A great night was had by all of the community on the 20th of November to celebrate the retirement of Mrs O' Connor as principal of our school. Mrs O' Conor worked in the school for 40 years and was principal for the last 18 years. Many thanks to all who particpated on the night and to those who provided wonderful baking. Cogratulations to Mrs O' Connor. We hope you have a long and happy retirement. Click on the photo above to view more photographs

Second and third had great fun this month. Click on the photo above to view more photographs.

Seniors Infants enjoying art. Click on the photo above to view more photographs.

Junior Infants enjoying science week. Click on the photo above to view more photographs.

First and second class enjoyed making rainbows. Click on the photo above to view more photographs.

It was a great honour to have two members of the defense forces, Sergeant Denis McGarry and Gunner Paul Moynihan visiting us and presenting our youngest and oldest pupil with an Irish flag to celebrate the 1916 centenary. Click on the photo above to view more photographs.

The children of 6th class had the great thrill of participating in the TG4 programme Cula 4 which was filmed at Ballyhass Lakes on a glorious Autumn day.

The scary Senior infants! Click on the photo above to view more photographs.

Some Photographs of the Junior infants at Halloween. Click on the photo above to view more photographs.

Some Photographs of 1st and 2nd class enjoying Halloween. Click on the photo above to view more photographs.

1st and 2nd Class have worked hard on making food pyramids. Click on the photo above to view more photographs.

Welcome to our new Junior Infants. Click HERE or on the photo above to view more photographs.

The children had great fun planting in our raised beds this week. We are looking forward to seeing a wonderful splash of colour around the school. Click HERE or on the photo above to view more photographs.

More honours for Castlemagner. Congratulations to the girls on winning the county final. Click HERE or on the photo above to view more photographs of the day.

 

 

We had a visit from the Duhallow Champions on Monday 14th of September. Great excitement all round. Click HERE or on the photo above to view more photographs of the day.

Congratulations to the children who had best attendance last year.

Ballyhass National School retirement

Congratulations to Mrs O’ Connor. Wishing her a long, happy retirement. The whole school had a wonderful celebration and Mrs O’ Connor was presented with lovely gifts and personal poems from the children. The school went from strength to strength under her care. She will be greatly missed and we hope to have more celebrations with her in the community shortly. Click HERE or on the photo above to view more photographs of the day.

 

Golf Ballyhass
Peter O’ Keeffe will be visiting the school doing golf skills with all of the children for the next six weeks. Click here to see more photos!

Ballyhass National School Football
Children from Juniors to second class being trained in the skills of football and hurling by the local GAA. Click here to see more photos!

Communion Class Ballyhass National School
The First Holy Communion took place on Saturday 25th April. Twenty three Children received the Sacrament and a wonderful day was had by all. A big thank you to all the parents who helped out and to the children from 3rd to 6th who did a great job as the choir. Click here for a larger version of the photo above.

Music
The children from 1st to 6th class play a range of instruments, many of which can be rented from the school.

Pyjama Day
Pyjamas Day in aid of Autism Awareness

 

 

news from the classrooms

  • Junior Infants
  • We had a new teacher for the first two weeks, Miss O Connor was her name. We learnt lots of new things from her. She did The Restaurant in Aistear with us. We made menus, dressed up as cooks and chefs, made márla food and played some shopping games. Miss O Connor was very kind. We printed tigers with paint using our hands. It was messy but it was great fun. We also made an ice-cream cone. We decorated our altar for May. We put flowers on the altar and coloured pictures of “Mary”. We drew pictures of “the future” for the May Fayre art competition. The May Fayre was a brilliant day and we met all of our friends.
  • Senior Infants
  • We have had a busy and fun filled month in Senior Infants. We went on our school tour to the Glen, which was a lot of fun! We also had our Sports Day, the sun shone all day. We enjoyed the potato and spoon race, throw the wellie, obstacle course and the three -legged race. We all got an ice cream after as a treat. In Aistear, we were learning all about the Beach/Holidays. We travelled to different parts of the world in role play and enjoyed building sand castles at the beach (sand area). We have worked very hard this year in Senior Infants and are looking forward to the summer holidays. Have a great summer everybody!
  • 1st Class June has been a very busy month. We finished our end of year tests. We are now coming very near our end of year in First class. We are eating loads of fresh fruit and vegetables from our friends at the Food Dudes, this is so important to keep us healthy and strong and up to full energy in all our work in school. We celebrated our end of year mass and we thank Fr. Dorgan! We will harvest our vegetables very soon that we planted and we cared for these by watering every week. We cannot wait to taste! At the start of the month we went to the Glen Resource Centre for our school tour, it was a fantastic day and we want to thank all the staff! Mr. O’ Sullivan taught us some Irish dancing – the steps were great fun! Our Sports Day was super HOT – we had egg and spoon races and this year we also participated in a Tug of War. Well done to everyone who went to Cork City Sports, thanks to Mrs. Quinn for organising the day! Have a brilliant Summer everyone! Slán libh !!!!
  • 2nd Class
  • We have come to the end of our school year. We are now looking forward to our summer holidays and lots of fun. On the 1st of June Mrs. Quinn and Mrs O’ Sullivan went to Cork City Sports with the children representing Ballyhass N.S. They all had a good day and it was a lovely experience for all of them. Ava, Saoirse and Olaf from 2nd class ran very well. The next day we all went on our school tour to The Glen Resource Centre in Cork. The sun shone and we had great fun and variety there. It was a busy time in school with testing and report cards. It is nice to get a good report home especially when we have worked hard in school. We had our last mass for the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme .We hope to attend mass as often as we can. We did nice art in class and made bowls from clay. We learned about The Solar System in Science .We looked at Niall Armstrong landing on the moon. Sports Day was good fun .The ice-cream was a nice treat in the heat. We are all looking forward to moving class next year. Roll on 2017-18! Enjoy the summer everyone and keep safe. Remember the Safe Cross Code and be safe near water!!!!
  • 3rd Class Hello everyone, we can’t believe that the Summer holidays are here. We’re really looking forward to them but sad to be saying “ Goodbye “ to some friends. We had great fun doing a Mini-beast hunt around the school grounds. We had all our equipment and we looked like real scientists. We found worms, slugs, earwigs, woodlouse, damsel bugs, centipedes to mention but a few!! We have our garden sorted for the Summer, so hopefully it won’t too bad when we see it again in September. We did lots of outdoor activities because the weather was glorious. We went to Ballyhass Lakes for Our School Tour. Some of us were anxious about a few activities. Our Friends First Programme helped as we prepared for them. We really enjoyed the zip wire and Mrs Twomey even did it too!! The new Aqua park was amazing!! It was hard to believe we were only over the road. So it’s time to “Slán anois”
  • 4th/5th Class June has been a very busy month in our classroom. We went to Cork City Sports where we performed very well in not very nice conditions. The rain pelted down all day long. There was a huge crowd in CIT and we really enjoyed our day. We also went on our school tour to Ballyhass lakes. It was a beautiful day and we tried out many different activities. Our favourite was the new aqua park. It was such fun!!! We also had our end of year tests so we had lots of revision to do. We worked very hard and are pleased with how we did. Last week, we held our annual sports day. It was great fun. We had a tug-of-war with all the senior classes. We also had our usual potato and spoon race, three- legged race, sack races etc. We each received an ice-cream at the end of the day. It was so refreshing especially as the day was so warm. Overall, we have had a very busy and enjoyable year. We hope everybody enjoys their summer break and hope to see you all in September.
  • 5th/6th Class

    The month of June started in an exciting way for the senior class. We had Cork City Sports in CIT on June 1st. The weather was terrible but we had a great day. The over 11 girls relay team brought back lovely trophies for getting placed in the relay race. The following day we had our school tour to Ballyhass Lakes. We had a wonderful day. The highlight was the Aqua Park. We worked on our class novel during the month-Holes. We really enjoyed reading about the misadventures of Stanley Yelnats and misfortune he encountered at Camp Green Lake. We also did our end of year tests and were delighted to see the back of them. The 6th class had their RSE chat with Ber Browne, district nurse, during the month. In history we worked on World War 2 and focussed on Hitler. We watched a DVD about the many assassination attempts on his life. As the year comes to an end we are a little sad to say goodbye to our good friends in 6th class. They will be missed. They have left big shoes to fill but we will do our best to fill them next year when we are in 6th class. Talk to you again in September.

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