We Sing A Song To Brigid

Senior Infants are singing a song to St Brigid!

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Important People in our community- Michael McAssey visits Mrs. Nolan’s 5th class

On Tuesday 23rd January 2018 Michael McAssey came into Mrs. Nolan’s fifth class to answer questions that we made up because we were learning about people in our community.  Michel is a butcher, he has a shop in Ballon.  He is a kind, generous and jolly man.  He works very hard.

Michael started working at the age of 16 with a farmer.  He then got a job in a butchers in Tullow. He opened his own butcher shop in Ballon in 1985.  20 years after that he bought Buggy’s shop next door.  Michael’s shop sells meat, groceries and vegetables.  My favourite thing to buy in Michaels is chicken Kiev.  Michael gets his meat from local suppliers like Ballon meats and Carlow foods.

Michael McAssey employs Tony, Breda, Sarah, Emma and Audrey.  Breda has been working the longest in the shop.  Tony has been working for about 11 years in the butchers.  Audrey also works in the butchers.  Sarah and Emma work in the shop part time.

Michael is a very generous person in the community.  He donates fresh burgers for the school fete and ice cream for Ice-cream day.  His meat is always reasonably priced and great value.

Michael works very hard in his shop.  On a weekday he opens his shop at 8.30am in the morning but on a Saturday he opens up at 7.15am.  On Tuesdays he will wake up at 4am for his meat deliveries.  He wakes up and opens and sometimes he even works until 1am.  He says “There is always something to be done”.  He is hoping to make his shop bigger next year.

Michael is also really friendly to people and knows most people by name.  When I go into the shop Michael says “Hello, how are you” and chats about the weather and school. Michael wears a white coat at work and a big smile on his face!  He is positive no matter what!  Michael makes me smile all the time.

We really enjoyed finding out about Michaels’s business.  I found the talk interesting and informative.   Michael was very kind and generous as he gave us a treat each.  To show our gratitude to Michael we are going to get a picture taken of the whole class with him and frame it for him.  The two very important things we learned from Michael were the importance of working hard and being positive.

Julia, Dylan. Aisling, Ellen. Leah
Mrs. Nolan’s fifth class.

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Ms Murphy’s 4th/5th class PE lesson

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Miss Murphy’s 4th/5th class learning about balance and body tension in a gymnastics PE lesson.  It was lots of fun and took lots of concentrating!

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Quiz teams

We thought you might like to see our other quiz teams who performed so well at the Credit Union Quiz on Friday night.

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Postcard from Ayrton

2nd class received a postcard from Ayrton Power last week! He is living in Barcelona this year. He told us to look up the Palau Nacional because he lives near there. It is a beautiful palace in the centre of Barcelona. We love hearing from Ayrton and we wish him a ‘Happy New Year’ for 2018!

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Quiz winners.

Well done to all our quiz teams on Friday night in Tullow and congratulations to our winning under 11 team pictured above L to R Ódhran Maxwell,Keelan Reynolds, Sophia O Byrne and Aaron Dowling

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Senior Infants

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Senior Infants have been busy learning about 2 D shapes.  Look at our 2D shape monsters!  We used squares, circles, rectangles and triangles!

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Scratch projects


Scratch is a free  coding programme for primary school children.Basically, you tell the computer to do something in blocks of instructions called code and it does it. With Scratch, children, and adults, can create their own interactive stories, then share and discuss their creations with one another.We have been using scratch to draw shapes.This is one project designed by Adam Kelly in fifth class.Well done Adam.Just copy the link above into your address bar and away you go.

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Chess against Bunclody

Matches in progress.

We played a friendly chess match this morning in Bunclody against Our Lady of Lourdes N.S.The matches were very even and Mr. Roberts, well remembered here in Ballon, supplied the fizzy drinks and snacks. This was great preparation for our league matches and Bunclody will come up to us next week.Looking forward to it already!

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Improved WI-Fi

We have upgraded our Wi-fi so our i pads are even better.Here`s Mrs. Keoghs class working on Matific today

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