Enrolment 2017

Enrolment Evening Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 from 6 – 7pm

If you are considering enrolling your child in Ballagh National School for September 2017 or 2018,

we invite you to come along with your child, to view the school and meet the teachers.

We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 from 6 – 7pm

If you have any queries please feel free to call Ms. Audrey Nolan on (090) 662 5884

Email: ballaghns1.ias@eircom.net Website: www.ballaghns.ie

Ballagh’s Young Scientists

In Ballagh School, we pride ourselves on our interest in the STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

This term our school will be collaborating with the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS)  and National University of Ireland Galway in a Science programme in which they will be providing us with microscope activity kits. Our school children will benefit from this fun and engaging programme and will get to experience working in our own school laboratory, enabling all children from 4-12 of all ability levels the chance to do some experiments like ‘real life’ scientists.   Keep checking this website as pictures of our young Scientists will be appearing in the coming weeks.


Operation Transformation in Ballagh NS

Operation Transformation has devised Health and Fitness plans for Primary schools with the idea being to incorporate extra physical activity into the school day.  Once again, in Ballagh NS, we have decided to take on the Operation Transformation challenge.  During the week we will take part in a keep fit routine.  We are also going to implement Operation Healthy Lunchbox in Ballagh NS.  We are currently carrying out Phase 2 of Food Dudes and we would encourage every child to use the food dudes lunch box to bring their own fruit and vegetables to school on a regular basis.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons for all classes will commence on Monday, 27th February at 10am and will run for seven weeks.  Children will be placed in a class relevant to their ability and they will be tested at the end of the session and awarded a certificate.  It is a great chance for the children to learn valuable life-skills and to develop other social skills and practice self-responsibility.

Cash for Clobber Clothing Collection

A massive thank you to everybody who donated clothes to our recent Cash for Clobber Clothing Collection.  It was a fantastic success and it raised €390 for the school.  With this donation, we are now very hopeful that we will soon be able to purchase goalposts for our new astro turf pitch.