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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Science Week

Science Week ran from 12th to 19th November 2017. There was a special focus on Science in the classroom this week. The children completed an experiment about the effects of toothpaste on fresh flowers and they each recorded their findings in a report. Our Experiments A sample Experiment Report

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Grandparents’ Day 2017

Grandparent’s Day 6th October 2017 We had a most enjoyable Grandparents’ Day during National Positive Ageing Week. We were delighted to host such a large number of older relatives and friends as guests of the school for this occasion. The children and Grandparents participated in a range of inter-generational activities including art, crafts, music, woodwork, […]

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