Great swimmers!

These are the swimmers from the school who took part in the Schools Swimming Gala last weekend in Kilkenny,left to right Óisín Ward,Emily Kennedy,Aoife Nash,Shauna Kearney,Aoife McFarland-winner of a gold medal -and Aoife Kennedy.Well done all!

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Gardening Club

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The Gardening Club is Rachel, Eimear, Emer, Sarah, Orlaith, Isabella, Ruth ,Ava, Monika, Eabha, Lauren, Patrycia and Evan are who help out after school for Miss Mullins and Maire George. We stay till 4pm gardening and taking care … Continue reading

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Summer Féte – Friday 15th June 2018

It’s that time of the year again, Ballon National School Parents Association are holding this year’s annual school fete on Friday 15th June, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Our Summer Fete is full of fun for pupils and their families with games and prizes galore.  Some of which include; bouncy castles, lucky dip, water duck races, bottle stall, basketball, bingo, bric-a-brac and bottle stalls.  Strawberries and ice cream, BBQ, tea and refreshments.

The generous donations from last year’s fete has helped fund the purchase of a further 10 iPad’s for students use and refurbishment of the basketball court which all pupils will benefit from.
We would appreciate any donations of toys, bric-a-brac and bottles for the bottle stall.
Any donations can be dropped into the school office by Friday 8th  June.
Thank you,

Ballon National School Parents Association

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Go Green Day    at Ballon School   11th May 2018

IN Ballon National the green school committee and Ballon Improvement Group held and  ‘Junk Kouture’ competition. The children made and dressed up in recycled items collected at home and either did a hat or a full outfit.  It was amazing to see the lovely outfits take to the catwalk.
As the day was wet only the younger classes got to do gardening outside.
During the day all classes went to do a drumming workshop with Tom Darcy.
Tom Malone from the local Fruit Farm told us how to use local fruit and vegetables and how to make chutney out of crooked vegetable and fruit.
We had a big indoor barbecue with sausages, ribs, salads. Delicious apple tart, jelly, ice cream and smoothies followed on.
A lady came to tell us what happens to the rubbish once you throw it away and what should go into the recycle bin and what should not go in.
At the end everyone got a magnet and leaflets with information about the recycling.
The teachers were presented with the Ballon Improvements reusable Ecoffee Mug.   The whole day was Eco inspired.

Ella Dowling 4th Class.

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Bird watching committee

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At break time girls from sixth class – Emer, Ruth, Sarah, Isabella, Eimear, Lauren, Orlaith, Rachel, Ava and Ella go out to sit on our new picnic bench.  There is a bird house on the wall close by.  … Continue reading

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Drumming workshop


As part of our Eco Day last Friday ,each class took part in a drumming workshop.Here you can see sixth class keeping the rhythm.

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Busy weekend

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On Sunday 13th May the county championships was on for athletics.  Clubs came from all over the  county to take part.  Ballon/Rathoe did very well from U7’s to U 15’s.  Children could take part in any track events.
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Eco Festival Day in Ballon NS

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What a day we had tody in school.Our Eco Festival was a great success and featured our first “Junk Kouture” fashion show.The costumes the children-and their parents-produced were simply amazing and the models were certaily top of the range.In addition … Continue reading

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Cumann na mBunscol Hurling

Well done to our teams in hurling and camogie recently.The boys had no luck in their competition  losing out in tight games that they could have won just as easily.Many fine hurlers played and with only two in sixth class the future looks bright.Evan Corr, Jimmy Carroll,Robbie Maher and Martin Carroll deserve special mention for their great effort and skill during the matches.The girls won their last match against the Gaeilscoil and hope to contest the final shortly.Well done to all!

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Mrs Nolan’s fifth class visit Ducketts Grove for orienteering

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On the 3rd of April, Mrs. Nolan’s 5th class went to  Ducketts Grove and to the Dolmen. We went orienteering first and then to the Dolmen.
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