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The children in the Junior & Middle room enjoying their Easter Egg Hunt

Congratulations to Ballinrobe Community School on their win in Croke Park on Saturday 1st April where they were the winning team of the Paddy Drummond All Ireland Final.  Many thanks to William Culkeen for bringing some of the players and the three cups, Connaught Senior League, Championship and All Ireland trophy, out to our school on Wednesday.  There was great excitement.  

Congratulations and well done to Ciara Lydon of 5th class who took part in the Mayo County Eason Spelling Bee on Wednesday 5th April '17 in Scoil Naomh Aingeal, Castlebar.  We are all very proud of Ciara.

The children enjoyed taking part in "Odd Sock Day" again this year in a fundraiser for Down Syndrome Ireland. Cloonliffen National school was one of the first schools to support the campaign last year. It was a great success and we were extremely happy to raise awareness of the great work done by the Association.

The middle room have been learning all about New Zealand and the customs and traditions of their native people, The Maori .
The children took their inspiration for this artwork from Raewyn Harris, a New Zealand artist who uses the Koru plant in many of her paintings . The Koru plant is a symbol of new life , strength and peace for the Maori people.

Congratulations to Fionn Sheridan and Katie Fraser on winning
medals in this years Connaught indoor athletics championships. Katie came
3rd in the 1km walk and Fionn came 1st in the shot putt.
David Cameron also put in fantastic performances to finish 4th in the 60m
hurdles and sprint . Well done to all who participated!

On Thursday 2nd of March 2nd, 3rd & 4th classes went on a very enjoyable trip to Ballinrobe library. We met with local historian Averil Staunton, who guided us through the history of the building from it's original function as a church of Ireland church in the 1700's to its present function, serving the locality as a library. The children were fascinated with all of Averil's facts and stories and we are extremely grateful to her for taking the time to speak so informatively and patiently to the children . Thanks also to librarian Mary Farragher for allowing us to visit on a busy World Book Day !

As part of our activities to celebrate World Book Day, children from the junior room enjoyed listening to lots of stories read by children from 2nd-4th classes. Children from the middle room also got to sit back and relax while children from 5th & 6th read them a selection of their favorite books in the afternoon. Well done to all  

Valentine's Day cookie making
by the Senior Room


Thanks to Adrian Hession for visiting the school with the
Nicky Rackard Cup'.
The children were delighted to get the opportunity to raise the cup and engage in a questions and answers session with Adrian about Mayo hurling.

Congratulations to our amazing pupils for their performance in our whole school musical"Super Star", which took place in Ballinrobe Community School on Sunday 11th Dec 2016.  It was a fantastic show and we are so proud of all our pupils.  We would like to extend a big thank you to the staff & the Parents Committee who worked so hard over the last few weeks.  We would also like to sincerely thank all the parents for donating so many wonderful spot prizes.  

The children from Junior Infants - 4th class have started learning Gymnastics in school.  They are thoroughly enjoying this new experience.

A Scientist from Anyone 4 Science came to the school for the day. Every child got to participate in some hands-on science & the children had such great fun learning.

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