Timpeall na hEorpa

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Mrs Townsend’s third class did a report about one country each in Europe in Irish.  We went up and presented them in front of the class.  We used these verbs:
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Mrs Dowds Junior Infants making Valentine Cards

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Mrs Dowds Junior Infants were busy on Wednesday morning making lovely Valentine cards.  It was great fun!

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Fifth class made ‘Parachutes’

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Last week Mrs. Nolan’s fifth class made parachutes for homework.  Most children brought their`s in on Thursday.  There were lots of different types of parachutes.  Some were made from j-clothes, some were plastic, and others used bags, string, pipe … Continue reading

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Mrs Nolan’s Fifth class Gymnastics

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For the past few weeks Mrs. Nolan’s fifth class have been doing gymnastics in P.E.
We have been doing all sorts of moves like, cartwheels, hand stands and tumbles.  We also created routines on benches and mats.  These routings … Continue reading

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Leabhair beaga.

Scríobhamar leabhair beag faoi éadaí.Chuamar go dtí rang a ceathar agus rang a cúig.Léamhamar an leabhar beag do páistí eile.Tarraingíomar pictúir freisin.Seo iad  cuid de na pictúirí thíos.Bhí sé an -pleisiúrtha.

Le Martín agus Dara

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FUNDRAISING BY OUR KHA COMMITTEE IN BALLON  NATIONAL SCHOOL CHRISTMAS 2017

Our school based fundraising committee (KHA) were busy before Christmas fundraising for three charities:  St. Vincent de Paul, Carlow Hospitality Food Kitchen and our school charity KHA which help poor people in Kenya.

On 1st December we held a Christmas Fair in the school hall.  We sold Christmas logs, handmade bracelets, jewellery, cakes, buns, brick a brac and we had a bottle stall.  It was a great day and the KHA choir sang.  Parents enjoyed coming in and had a cup of tea.
The KHA choir had being practicing for weeks before Christmas and they sang in The Arboretum, in Carlow Shopping centre and before Christmas Eve mass in Ballon.
We raised the following:  Singing in the Arboretum – €358.00, Carlow Shopping Centre – €320.00, Christmas eve mass – €439.00, Christmas Fair – €1,563.00 and donations €415.00.  Total raised was €3,095.00.

Last Friday 2nd February we made a presentation of a cheque to St. Vincent de Paul, our local Tullow branch.  Trish O’Byrne president of the branch came to the school and we presented her with a cheque for €1,100.00.  Trish told the children how the money will be used and thanked everybody for their hard work raising so much money.

Also on Friday Fr. John Dunphy came to our school and we presented Fr. Dunphy with a cheque for €700.00 for Carlow Hospitality Food Kitchen in Carlow.  He thanked all the children for their work and everybody who supported the different events over Christmas.

A cheque for €1.295.00 is being sent to the mission in Kenya where it will be used to support the poor.

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Pat Lalor & Bessie Corrigan visit 1st class

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Today Tuesday 6th February, two very special visitors came to our class.  Pat Lalor & Bessie Corrigan came and showed us … Continue reading

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Junior Entrepreneur Programme

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Ms Murphy’s 4th & 5th class are participating in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme.  The class were divided up into groups and they came up with … Continue reading

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Fourth class made St. Bridgets crosses

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On Thursday 1st February (St. Bridgets Day) Ms Doyle’s fourth class enjoyed making St. Bridgets crosses.  Mrs Kildea showed the children how to make the crosses passing on a lovely tradition.  We would like to thank Abaigeal Howard and Eva … Continue reading

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Transition Year Mini Companies

Holly Ward and Ava Clarke came to visit us, with their teacher Brian Larkin, to promote their mini company for transition year “Rapid Clothing” which produces sport tops in the school colours.We wish them the best of luck with their project.

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