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Dáil Visit

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 a debate , followed by a tour of the building. This is part of the work that Mrs kennedy's class have undertaken as part of the Blue Star Programme.dail visit

Sports Day Cake Sale 2019

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 coming in third!

The Parents' Committee worked tirelessly with the cake sale. A big thank you to them and to the Man O War GAA for their support. €1400 raised was raised.

We had winners of the cake competition who showed their creativity and imagination in creating the following two cakes. Wow!

Thank you to all the teachers and parents for a great day.cake sale 2019

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winner cake

Champions of the Fingal GAA League

Boys GAA final

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 Mahony for their hard work and dedication. A great day for the whole school.

 

History of Balrothery NS

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 this chapel which is now in ruins located to the rear of the existing school. The chapel was hidden away for good reason. In the penal times catholics were not permitted to practice their religion and children were not allowed to be educated, hence the chapel was hidden up the back lane. The school opened in the chapel in 1838. The existing school opened in 1949 with an extension added in the late eighties.

Below is a photo of our pupils outside the original chapel.

old school history

Green Walk against Climate Change

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 Committee under the guidance of Ms Markham and Ms Gleeson showed the pupils how to save to energy. €179 was donated to Barnados.

green day 2019 walk for climate change

Class Blog

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

https://msandrewsclassbalrothery.blogspot.ie/