Ballyneale National School


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Bon Voyage Michael the Busdriver

Bon voyage and best of luck to Michael Murphy who has been the school busdriver for 25 years and is now retiring.  He came in to the school today by invitation from Principal Michael McHale who thanked him for all his years of service.  Michael was also thanked by the pupils who he drives to and from school every day.  There were lots of tears.  He will be greatly missed.  Thank you Michael and enjoy your retirement and special birthday tomorrow 🙂

Design your own Helmet

5th and 6th classes are taking  part in a Design your own Helmet competition.  The best entry could win €250 voucher for Halfords. Best of luck!


This year’s Christmas Pageant takes place on Thursday the 14th December at 6.30pm.


GAA Quiz

The county final of the GAA quiz takes place this Sunday at 6pm in Thurles Sarsfields.  Best of luck to the team of Callum, Jack Bourke, Jack Kinsella and James.


The school has entered the Concern Primary Schools Debating Competition for 5th and 6th classes.

Our first debate was against Ursuline Convent Primary School in Waterford.  On the team that day was Annie, Kate and Thomas.  Ballyneale opposed the motion that ‘People should be fined for not recycling’.  Unfortunately Ballyneale did not win but we hope for success in our next debate where we will be proposing the motion that ‘The Goal to end world hunger will be achieved by 2030’.

This will be against Mount Sion on Tuesday the 5th December in Ballyneale.


Health Promoting Schools

The newly appointed Health Promoting Schools committee.

HPS committee 2017

Bizzy Breaks

Bizzy Breaks are underway in the school at the moment.  Pupils from the senior classes are teaching the younger classes some exercises.