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Christmas 2017

We celebrated Christmas at Balrothery NS. Thank you to the Balrothery Community Council for the lovely Christmas Tree. There was great excitement when Santa arrived at school and visited each class. Every child received a bar of chocolate. Santa drew the winning tickets to the Christmas raffle organised by the Parents' Commitee. There were great prizes for each class.Thank you to everyone for their generous support with this.

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Christmas is a time for giving and this year we collected backpacks and items for the homeless. The Parents' Committee had a food collection for SVP. Well done everyone.

The Christmas Carol Service was a lovely festive night. The 6th class performed the Christmas story. The choir were brilliant under the direction of Mrs Callaghan and with musical accompaniment by Ms Maher, Mr Hall and Ms Dyas. The school band played their festive melodies, thank you to Ms Byrne for teaching the children. 

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Food Dudes

Ms O Mahony is co-ordinating Food Dudes along with Joyce Denver. Between them each day fruit and vegetables are distributed to each class. The junior end of the school will taste/eat different fruit and vegetables for 16 days while the senior end of the school will taste/eat for 8 days. This is a Department of Education initiative promoting healthy eating. The school are delighted to take part in it . The children are earning stickers and rewards as they go along.

Thank you to everyone for supporting this throughout the school.food dudes 2017

Thank you to Ms O Mahony and Joyce Denver.

Science Week 2017

The students of Balrothery NS had a great Science Week. Each class carried out an experiment , then shared their learning experience with other classes. Sarah Callaghan kelly came and gave a workshop to 3rd and 4th class who now are watching  bacteria grow in their petri dishes.

The infants went on a trip to Imaginosity where they took part in a science workshop learning all about how their bodies work.

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The senior end of the school designed rockets and launched them at school. The design and engineering of rockets was amazing. The junior end of the school designed and made aeroplanes. They likewise showed great imagination and scientific knowledge. Thank you to the parents for your help here. Hope you enjoyed it as well.

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On the yard there were some experiments with light, testing ramps and toy cars, magnetism and hunting for mini-beasts. Great fun!

minibeast huntingMany thanks to Ms McKiernan for co-ordinating this week.

 

 

Halloween Fun 2017

The children in Balrothery NS are gifted when it comes to dressing up. They always make a super effort to dress up and some of the costumes were outstanding.The children collected €368 for 'Remember Us' in Balbriggan. Thank you everyone for your generosity.

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Halloween Cross Country Run. Congratulations to all the children who took part. They are getting fitter and fitter. Thank you to Mr Callaghan for organising this.

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Halloween Games, the old ones are the best !

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Maths Week 2017

Maths week has taken place this week at school. Hurricane Ophelia shortened it but more activities are planned for next week.

The students enjoyed their maths trails. Some classes combined to do these. Students used the outside space to discover shape, area, perimeter and number work.

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ms kiernanChildren in Ms Farrell's made up ten problems from al the maths strands and worked with their partner on a mats trail.

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Others were learning about number.

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Some learned about symmetry.

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There are many different ways to measure. Some are exact and others are an estimation. Students in senior infants used socks to measure their heights.

mrs kennedy 2Mr Caffrey's and Mrs kenndey's classes working collaboratively on their maths trails.mr caffrey mrs kennedyMr Hall's enjoying maths.mr hall 2

A great week well done everyone! Thank you to Mrs Callaghan for co-ordinating the week.

Class Blog

Check out what Ms. Andrews' class are up to by following their class blog:

https://msandrewsclassbalrothery.blogspot.ie/