Friday Awards May 1st

Congrats tot he following Friday Award Winners:

Senior Assembly: Neda, Aiman, Kuba, Isaac, Wonderful, PaulaJ, Milly, MichaelA, PaulaP,  Molly, Hugh, Brandon, Rebecca, Kasper

Middle Assembly: Anziate, Alma, Ciara, Katie, Dario, Hawal, James, Aoibh, Andy, Ellen, Rosanna, Sofia, Jenna

Junior Assembly: Ciara, Isabella, Anita, Sara, Eamonn, Maja, Jaro, Emma, Keeran, Sami. Jessica, Josip, Keeva


Handwriting Awards 2015


Handwriting awards 2015

We had some amazing samples of handwriting this year. They were all of an excellent standard and very difficult to choose from among them.   There were 2 categories: Best Handwriting and Most Improved Handwriting. All the winning examples may be seen at the school on the upstairs notice board.

Congratulations to all our handwriting award winners this year!


Junior Infants
Kerry’s class:Wictor


Brónagh’s class:Dylan


Senior Infants
Niamh’s class:Mujtaba


Dan’s class:Nicole


Clare’s class:Tamara


First class
Aideen’s class:Oisín


Sara’s class:Rhea


Second class:
Jenny’s class:Insia


Derval’s class:Menaal

Jesse L

Third class
Leon’s class:Eliza


Josh’s class:Danny


Fourth class
Sheila’s class:



Mary’s class:



Fifth class
John’s class:Divine


Donal’s class:Timi


Sixth class
Orlagh’s class:Holly


Micheál’s class:Iris



A Celebration Day of Teaching and Learning

A Celebration of Teaching and Learning

In Balbriggan Educate Together NS

Friday May 1st 9.00am to 11.30 am

A morning for Parents to ‘walkabout’ through all the exhibitions, to take the opportunity to attend a Friday Assembly, to pop into a classroom in full-flow, to hear a song from our choirs and enjoy some light refreshments and have a chat with other parents as we celebrate ten years of teaching and learning in our school. Parents should plan for approximately a one-hour visit, but it can be shorter or longer if that suits you………

Downstairs: What’s to See?

( Ensure to quiz the children about their exhibits! )

Geography: Exloring Nigeria Science: Acids and Bases Literature: World Book Day
Art: Shadow Portraits Science: All About Electricity History: Irish Legends
Geography: Homes in Balbriggan and Abroad Literature: The House that grew! SPHE: The make-up of a House
Science: How does your garden grow? Art: Our Artists Science: Investiagting… the hedgerow
Art and Literature: Movies we’ve made! Maths:   Maths magic Maths: Mad for maths
Aistear: The Importance of Play Junior Infants display mini-corridor Geography: Inquiry : What is a house?
School Chess Team School Cricket Team School GAA Teams
Board of   Management Table Parent Association Table Student Council Table



Please turnover for What’s to see Upstairs.. and for some timetabled events.

Upstairs: What’s to see?

( Ensure to quiz the children about their exhibits! )

Literacy:   Reading Recovery Maths: The 100th Day SPHE: Roots of Empathy
Art: We loom to weave! Science: Lifecycle of a butterfly Art: The Art of Mainie Jellett
Literature: Literature Circle Logbooks Music: Beginners Recorder Literature: The One Book Project
Art/SPHE: Who am I? SPHE/Literacy: Gratitude Art: Repeat Printing
Literacy: We made a Library Art: Welcome to Clayville Literacy: Thinking Time
Science: Hedgerow Habitat Maths/SPHE: Business Enterprise Gaeilge: Drochlá Gruaige
SPHE Happy Days @ BETNS Geography/Ethics: Our Cambodia Partnership Literacy: Philosophy for Children
Art: Grafitti Art SPHE/Ethics: Different Families Same Love Art: Identity Art

Irish Aid Awards

Gaeilge: Anamúlachta Music: Choir Table  


Timetabled Events:

( optional, simply make your way to the right place at the right time, if you wish)

Ongoing Tea/Coffe/Biscuits in Staffroom ( upstairs)

Two songs from Junior Choir in Foyer 9.15am

Friday Assembly for 4th/5th/6th in the Arts Hall 9.00am to 9.30am

Friday Assembly for 1st/2nd/3rd in the Arts Hall 9.30am to 10.00am

Friday Assembly for Junior and Senior Infants in Arts Hall 10.00am to 10.30am

Two Songs from Middle Choir in Foyer 10.15am

10th Anniversary of the school getting approval in Foyer with the invited guests from the school’s Founding Committee in the Foyer at 11.00am

Two songs from the Senior Choir in Foyer at 11.00am

Yoga for Parents

Cathal's Phone 2 101


Since October our Yoga classes run by Sreevidhya have been very popular. Sreevidhya, a daily practitioner of Yoga and Meditation, has been running two classes a week in our school. Yoga and meditation are excellent ways to improve your physical health but also your mental health and well being. The group is also a great way to meet parents and offers a nice social outlet.

There are some places left in both her classes and she is always delighted to see new faces joining the group.

What: Yoga and Meditation

Where: Balbriggan Educate Together NS (Arts Hall)

When: Wednesday  and Thursday from 9.30 – 10.30am

Cost: €3 per session (€1 is donated to the Parent’s Association)

How to join: Please talk to Cathal in school or contact him on 086 168 8890