Our girls football team player their first football game today v Tullow Girls. The girls played some great football and got some great scores. All the girls got to play. After a hard fought game Ballon were the winners. Well done to Tullow.
As you may know ,our focus for School Self Evaluation for this year is P.E. The surveys that we carried out last term have been very useful in that regard.Broadly speaking the message from our parents is that P.E. is an important subject in the school and should be promoted in so far as is possible.To help with this the school uses a yearly time table for P.E. which you can see below
Whole School P.E Timetable
|Outdoor Adventure activities|
|February/March||April /May||May/ June|
|Dance||Athletics||Outdoor adventure activities|
We are committed to promoting as wide a variety of sports as possible. The annual Primary School Athletics competition is coming up and the school will sent a large team of runners. Football competitions begin this week and the school will have both boys and girls teams.Swimming began on Monday last and will continue for 10 weeks.Later in the year we will feature badminton ,yoga, hurling, chess,soccer, and during Active Schools Week we will get to try many other different sports and games.
It was wonderful to see so many children who took part in the Summer Stars Reading Adventure which took place recently in Bunclody Library-pictured above .To achieve a cert the children read books during the summer and were rewarded with pencils,bookmarks etc.Other children took part in Tullow and more in Carlow-these will receive their certs soon.
Welcome to our 31 new Junior Infants. They have settled in very well. We have 13 girls and 18 boys. Their teachers are Mrs. Mullins and Mrs. Dowd.
Our new classroom should be finished by the end of September. Mrs. Keogh`s Second class will move into the new room then and we will have a room which will be used for learning support and other projects which was badly needed. Work on the school grounds is underway. Last winter in particular was very wet and the condition of parts of the school field needed attention. This involved creating a new tarmac`area and a soft play area. These projects are funded by the Parents`Association from funds raised by the “Who wants to be a Millionaire” night. This work should be finished by the end of the month. Many thanks to all who helped in any way.
Swimming begins on Monday next ,September 10th, for second, third ,fourth and fifth classes.Classes are for 10 weeks .The bus leaves the school at 2.20 p.m. and returns at 4.30 p.m.Parents are asked to consider supervising one session ,that is to travel on the bus with the children and supervise on the bus and before and after the children swim.Please contact Nuala at the school if you can help.
School opens on Thursday next for all classes at 9.20
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On behalf of all the staff in Ballon National School, we would like to wish 6th class the best of luck starting secondary school. We have seen each pupil flourish and grow into strong mature children during the years spent … Continue reading
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On Thursday 28th of June, we had an assembly in our school hall. The assembly was about recognizing the pupils’ achievements.
Mrs. Mullins’ announced the winners’ of the ECO fest. Everyone clapped and cheered for the winners.
Other competition winners were, rounders’, … Continue reading
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Sr. Mumbi visited the school Friday 22nd of June. She is from Muluto, Kenya. This is the area that the school has supported since 2003, sending over €60,000. She told the children that the money has done a lot of … Continue reading