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3D Creations

5th and 6th Class were trying out the new Giant Polydron set. They had great fun working in pairs and groups on some very imaginative creations and making 3D shapes they’ve been studying in Maths.

Christmas Art in 3rd and 4th Class

Girls and boys busy doing Christmas art in Mr. McHale’s 3rd and 4th Class.

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Happy Christmas to All

Wishing everyone a Happy and Holy Christmas and Peace and Health in the New Year.

From all the pupils and staff of Ballyneale N.S.

Christmas Art

5th and 6th Class made a stained glass candle holder as part of their Christmas art. Thank you to Paddy Boyle who came in to do the art project with class teacher Ms. Whelan.

Stained glass candle holders

Santa Walk-Health Promoting Schools

As part of our involvement in the Health Promoting Schools we had a fun Santa walk this week. Santa led all the pupils, parents, staff and members of the community off on our walking loop around the beautiful countryside of Ballyneale.  Afterwards we had a giant cool down with a mystery elf! Then we had some lovely hot chocolate provided by the Health Promotion Team of Nicole Phelan and Helen Boxwell.  Thank you to all the stewards and all the parents who helped out on the day.  It really got us all in the Christmas spirit!

Fr Gear and start of walk

Health Promoting School

Having fun Helping eachother On the walk Santa walk

Hot Chocolate Santa walk cool down

Health Promoting School – Healthy Eating Policy

In conjunction with our Santa walk tomorrow, the Health Promoting School’s team will be sending out this week our updated Healthy Eating Policy with a leaflet on recommended healthy lunch boxes from Safe Food. We hope to implement this policy after Christmas.



Swimming starts after Christmas on Wednesday the 14th of January for 6 weeks in Clonmel pool. Pupils from 3rd to 6th Class participate in swimming lessons. More details to follow after Christmas.