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This year as part of our Discover Science and Maths Award programme Ms McKiernan organised that the pupils would take part in a STEM project. STEM stands for science, engineering,maths and technology. Groups worked together and their projects were fabulous. They ranged from making the perfect Koala Bear house to making the best ramp for marble racing. There were boats that sailed, a fuzz ball table, volcanoes, pupils were dropping eggs from a height without breaking them, spinners to show colours when spun turn white, there were delicious cookies and banana bread, the ideas were flowing ! Infants explored chemical reactions , birds' nest were made, catapaults were designed by 6th class , materials and structures were explored to create the strongest structure to hold lollipop sticks, it was a great learning experience.
Congratulations to everyone.
The student council/ yellow flag committee organised a show racism the red card day. All pupils learned about racism, what it means and how it can hurt someone.
Slogans were invented and posters designed. To show everyone in Balrothery Village that we show racsim the red card we dressed in red and ran around the village. Mr Callaghan and Ms Kiernan led the way with this day.
Mrs Kennedy's class is taking part in the BlueStar Programme, a programme that teaches the pupils about the EU and politics. They invited Mairéad McGuinness to visit and we were so excited whe she agreed. She spoke to the pupils answering all their questions. She explained Brexit and Climate Change Action at government level to the pupils. They in turn showed her their landmarks and their EU projects. Thank you to Mairéad for taking time of her hectic schedule to come and speak with us.
Many thanks to the Parents' Committee for arranging a visit by the ice-cream van. What a treat! This wouldn't be possible without the generous support of all parents at all...
Well done to the boys and girls soccer teams all winners of the Balbriggan Soccer Blitz, what an achievement! A great end to a fantastic year of GAA and soccer...
Mrs kennedy's class visited the Dáil. Alan Farrell TD was present to welcome the class and take them on a tour of the building. The pupils spent time listening to...
We had a great sports day, the empahsis as usual is on participation.The rain didn't dampen the enthusiasm. This year we had a great relay race with the teachers' team...
A great day for Balrothery NS. Congratulations to our boys' GAA team who won the Fingal GAA League. Well done to everyone. Thank you to Mrs Kennedy and Ms O...
The pupils are learning about local history, where better to start than with the school. The school started in a chapel, built in 1722. The original school was located in...
Pupils and parents walked around the village wearing green to highlight our concern over climate change. We turned off all lights and interactive boards for the afternoon. The Green Schools...
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School Calendar 2019/2020
School re- opens on Thursday 29th August 2019
Mid Term Break..... Monday 28th October 2019 to Friday 1st November 2019 inclusive.
Christmas Holidays..... School will close on Friday 20th December and re-open Monday 6th January 2020.
Mid Term Break..... Monday 17th to Friday 21st February inclusive.
Vacation Day..... Monday 16th March
St. Patrick’s Day..... Tuesday 17th March.
Easter Holidays..... Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April inclusive.
May Bank Holiday..... Monday 4th May.
Vacation Day..... Friday 29th May
Bank Holiday..... Monday 1st June
Vacation Day..... Tuesday 2nd June.
School will close on Tuesday 30th June for Summer Holidays.
Note: All schools will close on Friday 3rd April 2020, which will be the final day of the school term, unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 8th April 2020.