Welcome Pack for new students and their parents

Welcome to Ballycoog National School! We have created a short video (link below) to welcome new students and to provide parents with practical information about school life at Ballycoog NS.  We hope you find it helpful.  The video outlines details of our school day, uniform, book rental scheme, staff, educational programmes and lots more.  It […]

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Draft Admissions Policy

  The Minister for Education and Skills has commenced a number of sections of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 which requires mandatory changes to a school’s admission policy and procedures. The new arrangements will apply to school admissions for the 2021/22 school year and subsequent school years. Please find below Ballycoog National School’s Draft Admissions […]

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The senior class are Junior Entrepreneurs

Mr. Byrne registered his class with the Junior Entrepreneur Programme for the first time this year.  The programme is designed to teach children about entrepreneurship and how a business works. Following some lessons and a brainstorming session, the senior class founded their business “Coogie Crafts”, which produces custom wooden signs.  The students produced a prototype […]

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Grandparents’ Day 2020

We hosted our annual Grandparents’ Day on Friday, 31st January.  The event aims to recognise the special relationship that children have with their grandparents and the important role that grandparents play in their lives.  Children treated their grandparents to wonderful musical and poetry performances followed by a walk around the school’s new walking track, which […]

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Official opening of running track

We were delighted to welcome special guests Minister Simon Harris, Irish rugby player, Michelle Claffey, Arklow running legend, Mary Hickey, local Councillors, representatives from ESB and members of the wider school community for the official opening of our new running track on Friday, 6th December.  Minister Simon Harris addressed the assembled crowd on the important […]

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Children from Ms. Ryan’s 1st and 2nd classes made their First Holy Communion on the 5th May in Ballycoog Church.  Fr. Byrne celebrated Mass and music was provided by the school choir and our Music Generation tutor, Karen Johnston.  It was a lovely occasion with families enjoying refreshments in Ballycoog Community Hall after the ceremony, […]

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Easter Family Fun and Open Day (April 2019)

We will host an Easter Family Fun and Open Day on Saturday 6th April 2019. All welcome. There will be a bouncy obstacle course, Easter Egg Hunt and lots more to entertain children for all ages. Families can enjoy our beautiful school grounds including fully equipped playground, open green space and sports equipment. Staff of […]

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Digital Strategy for Schools – ICT Grant (April 2019)

We are delighted to receive an ICT grant of just under €3,000 this month from the Department of Education and Skills. The school will invest this money in replacing some older laptops and by purchasing additional laptops for our students. Our goal is for every student to have access to a laptop to enhance their […]

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Wicklow Hurlers Visit Ballycoog NS

There was great excitement when Wicklow Hurling Champions, Warren Kavanagh and Martin O’Brien, arrived at the school with the Division 2B Cup on 26th March 2019. The players answered some very interesting questions from the students. Best question came from 1st class pupil, Kitty, who asked; “Can you drink out of the cup?” 🏆 Everyone […]

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An Taisce Spring Clean

We had a very productive Spring Clean together with parents and members of the community on 21st March. We collected bags and bags of rubbish to keep our Pure Mile spotless 🚮 Afterwards the children and volunteers enjoyed some well-earned sustenance of sausage rolls and scones ☕

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