New Junior Infants
We would like to welcome our new Junior Infants Abigail, Amelia, Caoimhe, Aidan, James, Jonathan and Mikey to 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.
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.
Leighton Morrison from Morrison School of Dance