Monthly Archives: June 2015
Ballycullane N.S. has been become a School of Digital Distinction!
More details to follow in September
This years book lists are now uploaded. They can be found by clicking ‘Parents’ – ‘Booklists’ – then click the class you need.
It was with heavy hearts we all said goodbye to 6th Class on Thursday morning. They will be missed greatly. Best of luck in secondary school!
In March 2015, Ballycullane N.S. underwent a W.S.E. (Whole School Evaluation). Our inspector was Noreen Bambury.
The inspector spent 3 days in the school. She spent time in all teachers’ classrooms over the course of her visit, during that time the school continued as it normally would. She observed the teaching of Gaeilge, English, Maths and Drama in each classroom
Classes 2nd -6th filled out pupil questionnaires for the inspector. Parents also filled out questionnaires and that information was correlated at the Department. Representatives of the Parents Association met with the inspector. The Board of Management also had a meeting. The Management team had an interview and question and answer session with the inspector as did Mrs Furlong.
The inspector was there with us for those days absorbing the atmosphere and relationships within the school and our ways of interacting and operating.
Ms. Bambury was very professional and a pleasure to have with us, lovely with the children, astute in her observations and supportive with her suggestions.
In her feedback meeting Ms. Bambury was highly complementary of Ballycullane N.S. , the staff and the pupils. Please click the link below to view the report
Sports Day was held in the field on Monday 22nd of June. We went swimming first and some people did their deep end test. Many congratulations to those who passed! We had playtime and lots of goes on the big slide at the Apex.
After we returned to school, we were straight out to sports day. Some past pupils came back to see us and helped set up the activities. It was lovely to see them again!
By the end of the day we were all exhausted but happy. Take a look at the photos of what we got up to!
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Today was a very interesting and exciting day here at Ballycullane N.S. In the morning Eoghan Furlong came to see us and show us some Science experiments. Eoghan is a scientist himself and he gave us a glimpse into the world of Palaeontology, Geology, Plant Biology and Physics.
Then in the afternoon, we raised our 3rd Green Flag. The Green Schools committee made a speech to the assembled audience, informing them of how we got our flag and passed along other nuggets of information they had learned in the process. Tadgh Furlong called to help us raise our flag. Afterwards everyone chatted in the sunshine and enjoyed ice lollies and yummy buns. It was a super day!