We were super lucky to enjoy a visit from Colin from Flew to You today.
Colin and his owls and hawk visited all our classroom and taught us all about birds of prey and how to look out for our native barn owl.
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Wednesday March 16th will see the return of our annual sponsored walk/St. Patrick’s Parade.
We have not held this since 2019 due to the events of the past two years so all the staff and children are really looking forward to it.
Our sponsored walk will take its usual route through and around the village and all members of the community are welcome to come out and watch as we pass by.
Afterwards, all children in the school will participate in a Céilí Beag ar an cuairt. All classes have been busy learning the words and actions to the Hócaí, Pócaí, An Haka Gaelach agus The Rattlin’ Bog. We can’t wait to see how they look and sound performed by all 140 pupils dressed in green. Fingers crossed the weather plays its part!
The day will culminate with a visit from the ice-cream man and all children are looking forward to their uachatar reoite glas.
All of the classes have been busy during Seacthain na Gaeilge learning their Frásaí na Seachtaine and they cannot wait to use their favourite one ‘Ba mhaith liom uachtar reoite glas le do thoil.’
School will close on Wednesday March 16th at 2.40pm and will reopen again on Monday March 21st as normal.
Wishing you all an enjoyable long weekend.
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At this time of year we usually organise school photos to be taken of our pupils. These generally prove popular with the new Junior Infant pupils and the 6th Class pupils.
There is no obligation to purchase any of the photos.
For the past number of years we have engaged the services of County Photos as they offer a very professional service.
Prior to Christmas the Parents Council asked if we could source an alternative photographer as an option to compare prices.
The school has used the services of Brendan Cullen for Communion and Confirmation photos prior to Covid-19 as he also provides a very professional service. We asked Brendan to send us out his package options for school photos.
The package options for both providers are shown below. Please take the time to look at the package options and then choose the option that best suits you on our poll available on your Aladdin Connect App.
I have added the option of ‘No Photos’ too. If you feel that it is not necessary for the school to organise any school photos please feel free to choose this option.
The poll will close this Friday January 28th at 2:40pm.
The school will then organise school photos based on the most popular choice.
Thank you for taking the time to help us make the correct choice,
Conor Mc Donald
ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE
in respect of admissions to the 2022/2023 school year
Admission Policy and Application Form
A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2022/2023 is available as follows: www.ballindagginns.ie
Please complete the Application Form for Admission online by following the link which will be live on from Monday February 7th.
You may also request an application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to : school office, Ballindaggin NS, Ballindaggin, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
By writing to: Ballindaggin NS, BAllindaggin, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford y21A371
PART 1 – Admissions to the 2021/2022 school year
Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2022/2023
The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants/First Year (delete as appropriate)
|The school will commence accepting applications for admission on||Feb 7th|
|The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on||March 7th|
|The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is||March 21st|
|The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is||April 8th (2 weeks)|
Note: the school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy.
*Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn
Number of places being made available in 2022/2023
|The number of places being made available in junior infants||25|
|The number of residential places is (boarding schools only)||N/A|
|The number of non-residential places is (boarding schools only)||N/A|
|The number of places being made available in the special class catering for children with [insert category or categories of SEN catered for in the special class] is||N/A|