Friday, 17 September 2021

 New Junior Infants

We would like to welcome our new Junior Infants Abigail, Amelia, Caoimhe, Aidan, James, Jonathan and Mikey to Ballyglass NS.  



Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Gardening Time

 5th and 6th Class Pupils have been working hard digging the school vegetable garden and planting flowers in our window boxes!





Monday, 13 September 2021

First Holy Communion

 Congratulations to the boys and girls from Ballyglass National School who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday the 11th of September in St Teresa's Church Labane.



5th and 6th Class History Cycle

 On Tuesday the 7th September the 5th and 6th Class pupils along with Mrs Kelleher and Sinead Fordham visited historical sites in the Ardrahan parish.  See the 5th and 6th class News page for a full account.




Saturday, 7 August 2021

Confiramtion Day

 Congratualtions to the pupils of Ballyglass NS who made their Confirmation on Saturday the 7th August 2021 in St Teresa's Church, Labane.  The ceremony was celebrated by Fr Joe Roche and attended by parents, sponsors and teachers.



Thursday, 24 June 2021

Best wishes to our 6th Class Students as they step into a new chapter on their education journey.


 We hope they enjoyed their graduation day! 🎓

Friday, 28 May 2021

Stay Safe and RSE Programmes in Ballyglass NS

Ballyglass NS teaches the Stay Safe Programme, a teaching package designed for use in Irish primary schools, on an annual basis. The principal aim of the programme is to prevent both physical and sexual abuse of children.

Under Child Protection Guidelines all schools are obliged to teach the Stay Safe programme. The Stay Safe Programme was updated in recent years and the new programme was introduced during the 2017/2018 academic year.

Stay Safe is taught as part of the SPHE (Social Personal and Health Education) curriculum and is taught during Term 1/2. The RSE (Relationships and Sexuality Education) programme is taught during Term 3.

Children from Junior infants to sixth class participate in formal lessons on the Stay Safe Programme.

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to become involved by discussing each lesson with their child and helping their child to complete each worksheet in their SPHE Booklets based on the lessons in the programme. 

Each year the school informs parents in advance of commencement of both the Stay Safe Programme and the RSE Programme (www.pdst.ie/staysafe for any further information) by letter via their Aladdin Connect App.





Active Schools Week Awards





























 

Creative Schools Week

Creative Schools Week is a celebration of creativity in schools which includes both In-School Celebrations and Online Celebrations. 

From the 12th – 14th May, the pupils in Ballyglass NS had the opportunity to participate in a wide selection of activities:


1st to 2nd Classes had a question and answer session via Zoom with photographer Malcolm Mc Gettigan where he gave all the pupils an insight on what it takes to be a professional photographer.


















All classes got to enjoy some Zumba dancing with the amazing and energetic 

Leighton Morrison from Morrison School of Dance













The fantastic Dessie from Drumadore Drumming School 
got all the classes into some rocking rhythm sessions