Star Wars – May the 4th be with you

May the 4th be with you! The students thoroughly enjoyed getting into character, dressed up for Star Wars Day, for “May the 4th be with you” festival.  Our classrooms and playground were filled with Princess Leias, Luke Skywalkers, Darth Vadars and Stormtroopers today. The benefits of roleplaying should not be under estimated and it forms […]

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School Garden Award

Tidy Towns School Garden Award 2021 We were delighted to be nominated for and to win a 2021 Tidy Town School Garden Award.  Wicklow County Council presented us with a certificate and €400 in prize money which we will invest into our beautiful garden. We are blessed with a stunning natural environment and school grounds […]

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National Tree Week 21st March 2021

Coillte is partnering with Tree Council of Ireland for National Tree Week which runs from 21st to 29th March.  Ballycoog National School is delighted to receive a selection of sapling trees from Wicklow County Council to plant in our beautiful school gardens during National Tree Week.  We are proud of the rich natural environment and […]

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September 2020

Fáilte ar ais! Welcome back! The children have settled back to school very well.  We were delighted to welcome 14 new children and their families to the school this year.  Our total enrollment for the 2020/2021 school year is 30 which represents the highest enrollment since 1996.  Our students benefit, perhaps this year more than […]

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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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