Birthday Celebrations in School

We have seen a wonderful idea from another school and we think it is something really special that we would like to introduce here in Ballindaggin NS.

As a result of the current Covid restrictions, many children have and are missing out on celebrating their birthday with family and friends in the usual way, with parties or gatherings that are currently not allowed during this time. Our children have had so many changes and had to adapt to new rules and regulations at home and in school, and their emotional wellbeing is something that is very important to us.

Therefore, we would like to give them the opportunity to celebrate their birthdays in school with their class friends! We have decided we will hold a birthday party within each classroom on the last Friday of each month, this will be to celebrate all children that have had a birthday that month. We will begin this coming Friday and celebrate all the birthdays from September to November in each class.

The last Friday of each month the school will provide fun and games in each class as well as a small cake for each of the children celebrating their birthday. There will be an inter classroom Zoom session where the Principal will call out the name of each child that is celebrating their birthday.

We look forward to beginning this on Friday, giving every child the opportunity to celebrate with their friends. Stay tuned to Twitter for pictures on the day.

Yours sincerely,

Conor Mc Donald

Green Flag

Pupils from Ms. Brooks’ class and Ms. Bridges’ class proudly displaying our new Green Flag that was recently awarded to our school community in recognition of all the hard work that was carried out to improve the biodiversity of our school grounds over the past two years.

Well done to all involved.



Admission Policy

Please click here  to view our schools New Admissions Policy which complies with the Education (Admissions to Schools) Act 2018

Reopening Our School

All the staff of Ballindaggin NS are looking forward to welcoming you back over the coming days.

School will be bit different this year, especially at the beginning as we get used to new routines, new signs and new classroom layouts. 
Please read the information below carefully.

Ballindaggin NS Covid-19 Risk Assesment

Covid 19 Policy Statement

Ballindaggin NS Cleaning Schedule

Further note on cleaning and waste management

Dealing with a suspected case of Covid-19 in school

Ballindaggin NS Covid19 yard supervision procedures and protocols

Reopening Our School Ballindaggin NS

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First Holy communion Worksheets

First Holy Communion will take place on August 8th. Please find below some worksheets from Ms. Brooks and Ms. Nimmo that might help you in your preparation.

2020 Communion, Confession and Mass Prayers

Memories From My First Communion Write-Up Activity Sheet

My Communion is Important Chalice Writing Frames

Prayer After Communion Fill in the Blanks

Prayer Before Communion Fill in the Blanks Activity Sheet

Preparation for First Holy Communion – most imp prayers

Receiving Communion Colouring Picture

Stained Glass Cross Colouring Page

The Lost Sheep Art n Craft

Communion Mindfulness Colouring Pages

The Story of my First Holy Communion Activity Sheet


Meet the First Communicants Worksheet Activity Sheet

Do this is Memory of Me activity

Mass Responses Fill in the Blanks

Recommended Learning Activities Week 10 Covid – 19 Closure

Good morning all,

Following the huge success of last weeks ‘Bake Off’ please see below some suggested activities for this week as well as the ‘Notice Nature/ Cruinniú na nÓg activities as mentioned via Aladdin.

Please continue to send in your pictures and post them to our school Twitter page.

Have a good week everyone.

Mr. Mc donald

Notice Nature Week

Mrs. Meagher Week 10

Ms. Brooks Week 10

Ms. Nimo Week 10

Ms. Swaine Week 10

Ms. Bridges week 10

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