September was a super busy month in the infant room [hence the very late post!] as the new Junior Infants settled into the routine of “big school”. The Senior Infants have been very helpful in helping their new classmates settle – well done to all! We would like to share some of our learning from the month of September!
Throughout the month of September, the themes covered in Aistear were All About Me and School. Aistear is a methodolgy used to consolidate learning through play. To find out more information about Aistear please click on the following link: http://www.ncca.biz/Aistear/pdfs/Guidelines_ENG/Play_ENG.pdf
Here are some pictures of the children during Aistear:
We have updated our email address. Going forward, all emails should be sent to the following address: email@example.com
A final reminder that our cake sale will be held tomorrow, 25th October at 10:30am. All donations of sweets and treats would be greatly appreciated.
A raffle will be held for a Halloween cake, kindly made and donated by Collette Gleeson and a Halloween Skull [see pictures below]. Raffle tickets are 50c per strip with all proceeds going to Meals and Wheels and the Carrick-on-Suir Daycare Centre.
Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin
Entries cost 10c and there will be a prize for the closest guess. Come on and give it a try!
The Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal is taking place again this year. All shoeboxes must be returned before Friday 8th November. Further information is available at the following link; https://www.teamhope.ie/christmas-shoebox-appeal/
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:
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.
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 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.
The FAI Futsal Competition will be held in Cahir Park AFC on 6th November (3rd & 4th Class).
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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!