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Cycling Lessons

The last cycling and road safety lesson took place this week with Donal of Greenway Waterford Bike Hire for 3rd to 6th class.  Infants also got a chance to use balance bikes to start them off on developing their balance and cycling skills.  Thanks to Donal for the excellent lessons.


Slievenamon Walk

As a final farewell trip for 6th class who depart us this year, the 5th and 6th class students along with Ms. Whelan and parents climbed to the summit of Slievenamon on Monday.

Best of luck to 6th class students Sarah, Mia, Maeve, Abby, Seán, Lughaidh, Eric and Oisín in their new schools.

Slievenamon Walk


Ms. Whelan’s after schools knitting class made these cockatoos for International Knitting Day taking place on Saturday the 18th June.  They will be displayed in Dungarvan Library on that day.

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Third and Fourth Class recently got to the semi-finals of their soccer competition. Thank you to Ian for his training with the team.


Football Blitz

The girls team recently won their Football Blitz in Moyle Rovers. Thank you to Ciaran for all his training with the team.

Football Blitz awards

Active Schools Week

It was Active Schools Week here in Ballyneale NS this week.  All pupils took part in a variety of activities to improve their mental and physical health.

Busy Breaks were taught by the senior classes to the younger classes, relaxation and mindfulness took place throughout the class day, a soccer league was held at lunch time and the younger classes learned some new playground games.  Secondary students are also completing a Sports Profile for all pupils in the school which includes details of their best long jump, standing long jump, ball throw, sprint, speed bounce and skipping.

Homework this week also included different physical activities to complete at home.

On Tuesday 3rd to 6th went on a hike through the woods near Kilcash Castle while on Wednesday pupils from 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th went to Templeorum for a looped walk through native woodland on a local trailhead.  A very big thank you again to parents who provided transport and helped out on these walks.

Thursday saw the whole school take part in our annual sports day.  In the morning teams rotated to station games and in the afternoon we had the traditional races including the ever popular egg and spoon and sack races.  Thank you to the Parents Association for providing healthy fruit and juices during the sports day and parents Nicola and Helen for helping out.  Also thank you to past pupils and secondary students Hazel, Siobhán, Cillian Crowley, Jodie, Rachel and Cillian for setting up, running stations and tidying up at the end of the day.

Its been a busy week here at the school but one that every pupil enjoyed.

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Farm Safety

This week the pupils had a very important and interesting talk about farm safety. Thank you to the IFA and FBD and parent Mrs. Keating for facilitating the talk.

Farm Safety