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Halloween Fun

Just a reminder that the cake sale will be held next Friday, 25th October at 10:30am. It would be greatly appreciated if sweets and cakes could be made and brought to school on the morning of the cake sale. Contributions of any plastic/paper plates, bowls and napkins would be greatly appreciated. We will be supporting Meals on Wheels and the Day Care Centre in Carrick-on-Suir.

Please see below for other fun activities happening in school this week:

October Update

Cake Sale:

The annual cake sale organised by the Student Council will be held on Friday 25th October at 10:30am. It would be greatly appreciated if sweets and cakes could be made and brought to school on the morning of the cake sale. Contributions of any plastic/paper plates, bowls and napkins would be greatly appreciated. We will be supporting Meals on Wheels and the Day Care Centre in Carrick-on-Suir.

Cross Country:

The Tipperary Primary Schools Cross Country Championships will take place on Wednesday 23rd October in Marlfield, Clonmel. This competition is open to all children from 3rd to 6th class.

Pupils in 3rd and 4th class will take part in the 800m race while, pupils in 5th and 6th class, will take part in the 1000m race.  It is scheduled to begin at 10:30am.

Training on Tuesdays after school. Best of luck to all involved!

Football Training:

Football training will be held on Wednesdays after school.

A big well done to the U11 Boys Gaelic Football who played in Dundrum on Monday 14th October.

Futsal:

The FAI Futsal Competition will be held in Cahir Park AFC on 6th November (3rd & 4th Class).

Debating: 

The first round will be held on Tuesday 5th November against Rathgormach NS. The team is as follows: Raymond Walsh, Hassan Abbas Khan, Zach O’Keeffe, Alvin Zheng, Hugo MacMurphy, Finn O’Loughlin and Sam O’Keeffe.  The motion for Round 1 is: Primary school students should be banned from using a mobile phone. Best of luck to all involved.

National Dairy Council School Milk Scheme:

The school has signed up to the above scheme and this should be in place in the near future.  Pupils who have signed up for scheme will get a carton of milk daily (5 days a week).  The cost is 1 euro per week per pupil. 

Chess: 

Vanessa Hahessy has kindly offered to give chess lessons to pupils in 3rd to 6th class.  Lessons will commence Friday morning 8th November and continue every Friday for 6 weeks (3 weeks per classroom).  Many thanks to Vanessa for giving of her time to the pupils.  

Food Dudes:

The school will be participating in the Food Dudes Programme.  All classes will begin the programme on 18th November. This programme will run for 16 days for Junior/Senior Infants and First Class and 8 days for 2nd to 6th Class. Further information will be provided closer to the time.

Other:

  • A big well done to all who participated in the Munster Schools swimming competition over the weekend.
  • The Red Kettle Theatre Company will visit the school on Tuesday 12th November.
  • On 13th and 14th November, the HSE Hearing and Vision Screening for Junior Infants and school selectives will be carried out. Forms to be completed by parents will be sent home closer to the time.
  • Pupils from 3rd to 6th will attend the pantomime Aladdin on 18th December in UL, Limerick.

A Visit from Angela McGuigan, All-Ireland Champion

There was great excitement at Ballyneale NS on Wednesday 9th October, as our past pupil and All-Ireland winner Angela McGuigan paid a visit to our school with the All-Ireland cup.

Angela played on the Intermediate Tipperary football team in Croke Park on Sunday 15th September.

Angela spoke to the children about her time in school and in particular, her interest and determination to football throughout her time at Ballyneale NS and thereafter. Angela was happy to answer all the children’s questions, have some photos taken and sign autographs.

GAA is a huge part of our school life and the children were delighted with the experience.

Huge congratulations to Angela and the Tipperary team on their great success this year!

A Big Welcome to all our new Junior Infants

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our new Junior Infants and their parents.

Starting “big school” is a very important milestone. We at Ballyneale NS hope to make this experience as enjoyable and memorable as possible. The children have settled into school life so well and we are very proud of them.

We are super busy in the infant room and are looking forward to sharing our learning journey with you throughout the school year. So, keep an eye on our website for all updates on the wonderful work we will be doing.

Have a very happy and fun first year in primary school! 😊

 

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Back to School News September 2019

County Cross Country Competition

The Tipperary Primary Schools Cross Country Championships will take place on Thursday 26th September in Croke’s Athletic Club, Thurles. This competition is open to all children from 3rd to 6th class.

Pupils in 3rd and 4th class will take part in the 800m race while, pupils in 5th and 6th class, will take part in the 1000m race.  The competition is scheduled to begin at 10:30am.

Training for the Cross Country championships will be held on Tuesdays from 3pm – 4pm.

Best of luck to all involved!

 

Student Council 2019 Elections

Elections were held to appoint the Student Council for the 2019/2020 school year.

Our 2019/2020 Student Council is comprised of seven boys and girls from fifth and sixth class. Please see below the nominated students:

  • Raymond Walsh
  • Tegan Dalton
  • Maisie Power
  • Jessica Phelan
  • Zach O’Keeffe
  • Alvin Zheng
  • Beth Kinsella

Student Council

The student council aim to achieve the following objectives throughout the new school year:

  1. To create a link between students and teachers
  2. To inform the teachers if there are problems between pupils on the school yard
  3. To engage in activities that will benefit the school and its pupils – fundraising, competitions, collecting tokens, organising activities etc.
  4. To promote the school by word of mouth and by our actions
  5. To help out in the school
  6. By being positive and promoting a positive learning environment for all members of the school community.

Drama

Welcome back to our drama teacher Amy who will be with us on Fridays for the next few weeks.

GAA

Football coaching for children in 3rd to 6th class has commenced with John Brunnock.

There will be both a boys and girls team in the U11 and U13 age categories.

We will keep all children and parents updated about upcoming games.

Greenway Cycle

Thank you to Ms Whelan for oragnising a trip to the Waterford Greenway  for the 5th and 6th class. A great day was had by all!!greenway

Junior Achievement

Bríd Flynn, volunteer from Merck Sharpe and Dohme is currently facilitating Junior Achievement lessons with the third and fourth class.