St Colman's NS

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Summer Holidays

On behalf of all the staff in Ballindaggin NS I would like to thank all parents, pupils and members of the wider school community for their kind words of thanks over the last few days in the run up to the end of the school year.

It has been another wonderful year in the school with lots of awards won, county finals reached and most importantly new things learned in every classroom.

Over the summer, maintenance works will be ongoing inside the school building to further enhance our school.

We hope that everyone of our pupils has a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you all on August 30th.


Conor Mc Donald



As you know our three Eco Unesco groups have got through to the national finals. The People’s choice Award for the Young Environmentalist Awards is now open. Please vote by following this link  Follow the  link through to vote for the projects. You can vote everyday. The groups with most votes will win this award. You will need the groups project numbers to vote.

Scroll down the page of projects. The project are listed numerical . Scroll down till you reach Save a bit Start to Switch, Cup Alert, or Wildflower Girls. Click through and type in their project number to vote.

To vote Save A Bit Start to Switch vote 2019 160

To vote Cup Alert  vote 2019 162

To vote Wildflower Girls vote 2019  163.

You can also vote by visiting their blogs and following the instructions on their blogs.

5k Fundraiser

Our annual 5k Fundraiser is on Sunday May 19th

Registration from 12:00pm

Prizes galore!

Click on the image above or the link below for more info.

Please spread the word.

All money raised will go towards the refurbishment of our classrooms.


Race Flier Doc


Click on the image to learn more about the Young Environmentalist Awards

On Tuesday April 2nd Ms. Whitty and Mr. Mc Donald traveled to Europe House in Dublin with 15 pupils from 5th/6th Class to participate in the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Semi-Finals, also known as the ‘ecodens.’

The 15 pupils were divided between three projects;

  1. Cup Alert – this group of four girls had raised awareness around the issue of single use coffee cups and the negative effect they were having on the environment. They encouraged as many people as they could to start using their own reusable cup.
  2. Save a Bit Start to Switch – a group comprised of six fifth class boys. They concentrated on raising awareness around the negative impact of fossil fuels, particularly petrol and diesel. They encouraged people to buy electric cars.
  3. The Wildflower Girls – this group of five fifth class girls took an interest in biodiversity. They were raising awareness about habitat destruction and encouraged people to sow wildflowers in their gardens to help out pollinators. 

You can learn more about the different projects by visiting the groups blogs:

Enrolment for September 2019

To all parents wishing to enrol a child for September 2019 we are now accepting completed enrolment forms.

Enrolment forms can be collected from the school office or downloaded from our website.

Click on the link below to download an enrolment form.



Privacy Notice to students and their parents/guardians.

  1. Who we are:

We are St. Colman’s NS

Our address and contact details are:        Ballindaggin, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford



We provide primary education

Further information of our Data Protection Policy is available at

Our Data Protection Officer is Mr. Conor Mc Donald


  1.   The information we collect about you

When you are a student with St. Colman’s NS, we collect and use your personal data.

The personal data we collect can include information about your identity and contact details; images/photos; family details; admission/enrolment details; previous schools; academic progress; PPS number; special educational needs; nationality; language; religion; medical data; information about behaviour and attendance; information about health, safety and welfare; financial information (re fees, grants, scholarships etc); and other personal data.

Further details of the data we collect about you can be found in our Data Protection Policy available on

If you are under 18 years when you enrol, we collect the name, address, contact details and other information about your parents/guardians. If you are under 18 years, your parent/guardian is consulted and asked to give consent for certain things like taking your photograph, going on school trips etc.

  1. How we use your information and the legal basis

We use your personal data for purposes including:

your application for enrolment;

to provide you with appropriate education and support;

to monitor your academic progress;

to care for your health and well-being;

to care for our staff and students;

to process grant applications, fees and scholarships;

to coordinate, evaluate, fund and organise educational programmes;

to comply with our legal obligations as an education body;

to comply with our monitoring and reporting obligations to Government bodies,

to process appeals, resolve disputes, and defend litigation etc.

For further information on what data we collect, why we collect it, how we use it, and the legal basis for same, please go to our Data Protection Policy available at

  1. Who we share your information with

We share your personal data with third parties, including other Government bodies.

This includes the Department of Education and Skills, NCSE, TUSLA, An Garda Síochána, HSE, the Department of Social Protection, the Revenue Commissioners etc.

The level of sharing and the nature of what is shared depend on various factors. The Government bodies to which we transfer your personal data will use your personal data for their own purposes (including: to verify other information they already hold about you, etc) and they may aggregate it with other information they already hold about you and your family. We also share your personal data with other third parties including our insurance company and other service providers (including IT providers, security providers, legal advisors etc), We are legally required to provide certain records relating to the progress of a student (under 18 years) in his/her education to the student’s parents/guardians, including results of examinations/standardised tests. For further information on who we share your data with, when and in what circumstances, and why, please see section our Data Protection Policy available on or contact the school office.


  1. We do not transfer your personal data to a third country or international organisation.


  1. We do not engage in automated decision making/profiling.


  1. How long we hold your data

Some personal data is only kept for a short period (e.g. We will destroy at the end of an academic year because it is no longer needed). Some data we retain for a longer period (e.g. retained after you leave or otherwise finish your education in St. Colman’s NS. For further information on the retention periods please contact the school office.


  1. You have the following statutory rights that can be exercised at any time:
  • Right to complain to supervisory authority.
  • Right of access.
  • Right to rectification.
  • Right to be forgotten.
  • Right to restrict processing.
  • Right to data portability.
  • Right to object and automated decision making/profiling.
  1. Contact

 If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact Mr. Conor Mc Donald at email:  or on 053-9388728


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