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Bird Projects

With the dawn chorus starting up as we head into spring time, the senior classes have been working on projects on different birds.

Here is a selection of their finished projects so far.

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Bug Hotel

We will be making a bug hotel for all our creepy crawlies in the school grounds in the coming months.  The Health Promoting Team are looking for people to bring in any unwanted and spare natural materials to use for the bug hotel.

Examples:

  • Pine cones
  • bamboo canes
  • fallen bark
  • sticks
  • straw
  • moss
  • broken terracotta pots

Thank you

School of Excellence Project

This year the school has been participating in the School of Excellence Awards based around the School Garden.  Yesterday Ballyneale NS presented their project based on this theme in the Waterford Teachers’ Centre, afterwards the school received their School of Excellence Certificate.  Thank you to all parents and pupils who attended the event.

Gardening Guest

Fr. Jimmy came to the school last week to sow onion sets, potatoes and herbs with the pupils of 3rd and 4th class.  He told the pupils how to plant and sow and showed them the amazing root systems in the potted herbs.  The pupils especially loved the beautiful smells of all the different herbs now in the school garden.

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School of Excellence

This year the school has been participating in the School of Excellence Awards based around the School Garden.  Ballyneale NS will present their project based on this theme on Thursday the 4th May at 6pm in the Waterford Teachers’ Centre on Newtown Road, Waterford City.  Afterwards Ballyneale NS will receive their School of Excellence Certificate.  All parents and pupils are invited to attend if in the vicinity.

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School Garden

Spring has definitely sprung! Mr. McHale’s class went out to look after the school garden this week before the Easter break.

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School Garden

Second Class pupils busy weeding and harvesting the produce pupils have grown throughout the year.  A vegetable box was left at the school gate for pupils and parents to sample our onions, garlic, sage, lemon balm and rhubarb.

Harvesting