Ballyneale National School



Santa Walk-22nd December

The annual Santa walk around the block near the school will take place on Friday the 22nd of December.  All parents, extended family members are invited to walk with the pupils on the day.


Cross Country Thurles

Congratulations to all those who ran in the Cross Country Championships last week in Thurles.



Isobel O’Hora 1st place.

Callum McFadden 2nd place.

Annie O’Keeffe 3rd place.


Under 11 Girls [3rd and 4th class] –  2nd place for their team of Isobel, Jessica Hanrahan, Jessica Phelan and Beth Kinsella.

Under 13 Boys [5th and 6th class] – 1st for their team – Callum, Jack, Thomas, Kyle

Under 13 Girls [5th and 6th class] – 2nd for their team – Annie, Ava, Kate, Genevieve.

Active Schools Week

Active Schools Week has been a busy week in the school.

During the week infants to second class took part in an educational trail around the school grounds.

A soccer league took place at lunch times and the final will be held next week.

Relaxation activities were enjoyed by the pupils.

Infants and first and second went on a Teddy Bear’s Picnic – thank you to Helen and Nicola for helping with this.  Infants had some shared reading time with the senior classes and built some creative constructions.

Pottery teacher Finn gave a very interesting and exciting lesson to the third to sixth classes.

We now look forward to the Sports Day on Monday!

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Slievenamon Walk

On a beautiful summer’s day, 5th and 6th class pupils hiked up Slievenamon yesterday as part of Active Schools Week.  It was a tough climb in the warm weather so they were glad to reach the top!

Slievenamon Walk

Active Schools Week Update

Active Schools Week is underway in the school at the moment.

Yesterday pupils from infants went on a trail around the school answering questions with the help of 5th and 6th class pupils.  They found out who has the longest car in the car park [Jane] and discovered some minibeasts under stones.

First and Second Class had their first relaxation time of the week and imagined themselves on lovely beaches or in paddling pools after school.  No sad or bad thoughts allowed.

Today 5th and 6th are hiking up Slievenamon.  Tomorrow pupils from 3rd to 6th are doing pottery.

The Soccer League will kick off at lunch times and all pupils will do Bizzy Breaks, a Sports Profile and Relaxation across the week.


Cup Final Victory

Congratulations to the Under 11’s who won the Cup Final on Monday in soccer.

Ballyneale played Thomastown NS in the final.  Thank you to Ian and Sandra for training the pupils.  Well done to all!

Soccer Cup Final

Easter Walk

Today the pupils took part in a looped walk around the country roads of Ballyneale.  This was an event to launch the walk to school programme on Fridays as part of the Green Schools Initative.  A big thank you to Hans Van De VenGreen, Schools Travel Officer with the Green Schools who joined us on the walk and spoke to the students.

Afterwards the pupils were treated to an Egg hunt and the Easter Raffle was held.  Thank you to the Parents Association and parents for organising these events.