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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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We celebrated World Book Day at school by holding our annual Scholastic Book Fair and a day of book-ish fun, organised by Ms. Whelan. The children dressed up as their favourite book character and they enjoyed a book quiz and a Bear Hunt in the school gardens. The children spent their World Book Day vouchers at the Book Fair and we are grateful to all those who supported our Book Fair by purchasing books. We are delighted to have €136 in credit to spend on books for class libraries. We also added a selection of audiobooks to our school library this month.

World Book Day and Book Fair (March 2019)

We celebrated World Book Day at school by holding our annual Scholastic Book Fair and a day of book-ish fun, organised by Ms. Whelan.  The children dressed up as their favourite book character and they enjoyed a book quiz and a Bear Hunt in the school gardens. The children spent their World Book Day vouchers […]

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Wicklow Athletics Schools Invitational

Once again this year, some of our running club members took part in the Wicklow Athletics Trail Run in Avondale House, Rathdrum.  We are very proud of their hard work and determination. The children and Ms. Ryan had a very enjoyable morning of running.

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Cow Art Competition

The children were given a photograph of a Ballycoog cow, taken by the Pure Mile Project and invited to draw/paint/sketch their own artistic impression of the cow. Local artist, Eoin O’Connor, kindly agreed to judge the competition.  Congratulations to our worthy winners.

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Spanish Lessons at Ballycoog NS

The Board of Management is delighted to fund a term of Spanish lessons for all students of the school.  Native speaker, Blanca, came once a week for 5 weeks to do a 30 minute lesson with each of the classes. The children learned lots of Spanish through song and dance.  All agreed that it was […]

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Christmas Concert

The students will perform a Christmas Concert in Ballycoog Community Hall on Friday 22nd December. Parents and members of the community are invited to attend and enjoy this festive occasion. The students will also visit two local nursing homes to perform their Nativity play and to sing Christmas carols for the residents on Monday 18th […]

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Visit to Dáil Éireann

We were delighted to accept an invitation issued to our senior students by Andrew Doyle T.D. to visit Dáil Éireann.  Mr. Byrne took the opportunity to teach the children about the Irish political system using the excellent resources available on the Oireachtas website. https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/visit-and-learn/teachers-and-students/ On arrival at the Dáil and having gone through security, we […]

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Internet Safety Workshops

Ger Brick of iNet Safety will deliver internet safety workshops for children and parents on Monday 14th May 2018. The topic of internet safety has been widespread in the media recently and it is something that we as a school take very seriously. The workshops will facilitate hands-on workshops with the children during the day […]

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Active Schools Week 23rd – 27th April 2018

Our students have been busy being even more active than  usual for Active Schools Week.  In addition to our daily lunchtime Running Club, G.A.A training and P.E., we are doing 10@10 exercises and Go Noodle. Keeping active in the future: Our lunchtime running club will continue We play outside at lunchtime in all kinds of […]

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