As part of our Be Active Programme, we will begin gymnastics for 1st and 2nd class pupils after school on Wednesdays for the next six weeks. We are very grateful to Miss Sarah Whelan and Mr. Paul Brennan who will conduct these lessons.
However, because of the numbers and to ensure individual attention to pupils, we will need to split the sessions and each class will get three weeks of lessons as follows:
First Class Only – Wednesday 18th January, 25th January and 1st February;
Second Class Only – Wednesday 8th February, 15th February and 22nd February.
Lessons will be held in the Community Hall from 3.10pm to 4.10pm. Children must be collected from the hall at 4.10pm. Pupils will go directly from the school to the hall at 3.00pm under the supervision of Miss Whelan and Mr. Brennan.
We have been lucky to have been part of the artist in residence scheme. A very big thank you to Magueritte Kent who has been fantastic and spent many long hours sharing her skills and techniques with the children. The past few months there has been trojan work in every room to produce a tapestry and posters which will be displayed in the County Museum in Clonmel.
Go check it out!!!
The children’s work has been themed on the wildlife and seasons on the River Suir.
Once again, the national drive for Christmas Shoe Box Appeal is in full flow. Here in the school we have been collecting Shoe boxes from all the generous donors. We reached a total of 68 boxes.
A big thank you to all those who donated all those boxes of pure joy for someone this Christmas. Also thanks very much to Phelans Shoes who very generously supplied the shoeboxes.
In the pictures below, we have the children helping Gerry Dargan try to fit all those boxes in his car.
Some of our pupils were very lucky to be escorted to school by the Beat Fleet last Monday morning. We were delighted to be entertained by the crew and the children got lovely gifts also.. Thanks so much to Michaela for entering the Cool to School competition, it was a lovely treat for everyone returning after the midterm. #beatbreakfast #cool2school
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We had a very busy day here in Ballyneale NS with our Cake Sale, which once again has proved to be a wonderful success.
Moneys raised this year is for Neuroblastoma Research and will greatly help their cause. We were delighted to have Annette, Kate and Anna Comerford here today, who are advocates for the said charity. Annette is taking part in the Marathon in Dublin this Monday fundraising for Neuroblastoma Research under the slogan “Running for a Cure”. Fair play and we wish her well!
We were delighted to help out in any way we can. A special word of thanks must go to Megan O’Meara who put the idea of Neuroblastoma Research forward as the charity of choice for our annual Cake Sale.
Have a look at the eventful day we had…
Finally, The winners of “Guess the weight of the Pumpkin”.
As a school we are taking part in the national drive for Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. Shoeboxes have been sent home with the children this week, inside which is a note explaining how it works. If you choose to take part, the Shoeboxes need to be back before or on Wednesday, November 9th.
Thanks very much to Phelans Shoes who very generously supplied the shoeboxes.
The Waterford drama group “Little Red Kettle” will be visiting the school on November 14th, from 12 – 1 p.m.