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Principal’s Update – Friday, 29th September 2023

Good afternoon to all members of the Ballinteer ETNS community! I hope that all of our pupils have had an enjoyable, engaging first month in school. The corridors and classrooms are so full of colour and life as the children’s art and project work has 

Pop Art in 4th Class

Fourth Class were inspired by the art of Keith Haring.  

Infant Singing

Every Wednesday Junior and Senior Infants come together in the hall for Infant Singing. Some of our favourite songs include Icky Sticky Bubblegum, Boa Constrictor and the Horrible House!

3rd Class artwork in Lisa’s room

Lisa’s class experimented making name spirals and abstract shape art!

Principal’s Update – Friday, 22nd September 2023

Good evening to all members of our school community! The month of September is flying by at Ballinteer ETNS and it is wonderful to see our new pupils settling in. It is hard to believe we are now over three weeks into the first term 

Crazy hair in Second Class

    We are learning to write as Gaeilge i Rang a Dó and exploring the theme ‘Mé Féin’ (Myself). Féach ar ár gcuid gruaige álainn!

Senior Infants September

Senior Infants have been making new friends in September and talking about what family means in their classroom.   Look at the wonderful reflections in our spéaclaí! Senior Infants also designed their own glasses just like Benjamin in Benjamin and the Super Spectacles!

Third Class Art September 2023

Third Class have returned to the new school year with beautiful art to liven our corridors.

Spring has Sprung!

We have had a wonderful March in Senior Infants. Our theme for the month was ‘The Garden’ and we have been learning about spring, different kinds of plants, the parts of plants, what plants need and also, mini-beasts. In Ciara’s class were so lucky to 

An Amazing April

In Senior Infants, we managed to fit a lot of fun activities into our two weeks in school. We had a visit from SEAI who told us all about energy and how we can conserve it. We also had a visit from Woolly Pet Farm. 

Active Week

From the 13th to the 17th of June we held our Active Week in school. This included activities like; Zumba, scavenger hunts, sports day stations, discos, yoga, basketball, picnics, an astro dance party and of course, ice-cream. We all had a blast!

The 1916 Rising with 6th Class

Muireann’s Sixth Class have been learning all about the 1916 Rising this month. We researched projects and presented them to the class for our homework. We have been reading the Gerard Whelan novel “The Guns of Easter” which is a historical fiction novel set in 

Athletics – Cumann na mBunscol Áth Cliath – UCD

Congratulations to all of the athletes that represented us so well at the Cumann na mBunscol Áth Cliath athletics competition today at UCD. This is the yearly event that usually happens in Santry but it was moved this year because of upgrade works. We were 

Fáilte go dtí Meán Fómhair: A Flying Start to Fourth!

It is only the end of our first month and we have already been up to so much! Not only have we all become great friends (me included!!) but we have been catching up on all of the fun things we got up to over 

Non-stop Learning in First Class

Way back in November we were treated to a Zoom call with author and illustrator Alan Nolan. We had so much fun, Alan was so funny and he had us rolling about with laughter! He also taught us how to draw and answered all our 

Five Senses Fun in First Class!

First Class have had a great start to the new school year! We have settled in really well and are enjoying lots of learning and fun activities. We have been learning “All About Me” across a few curricular areas. In History we were discussing our 

Autism Posts

We will be adding news for our pupils in our autism class too

Junior Infants Update

The children are really enjoying the theme of “Home” for Aistear the last couple of weeks. They particularly love the Home Corner, with the kitchen, dining and living room. They have taken on the roles of parents and children, chefs and baby sitters. They have 

Ready Set Go Maths! Sorting

Junior Infants have been busy sorting ! We can now sort objects into sets according to their colour, size and shape. We even sorted objects into living and non living sets. We can sort into tubs , using Venn diagrams, Carroll diagrams and sorting trays. 

At the Doctor’s Surgery

Junior Infants have been really enjoying their first Aistear theme of “The Doctor’s Surgery”. They particularly love the Role Play area. The receptionists are extremely busy at their desks taking calls, making appointments and greeting patients as they arrive. The doctors and nurses have been 

Junior Infants – Off to a great start!

Junior Infants have settled in really well to the routines and daily life of school. They have been busy learning about rhyme and syllables in English, learning about 2-D shapes and also about sorting items by various properties (size, shape, colour etc.) in Maths, and 

Different Families, Same Love

3rd Class have been learning about how families can be different but all share the same love. We learnt about the LGBTQIA+ Community, identified our special words called pronouns and we had so much fun writing, performing in and creating this video. Please watch and 

Food Glorious Food!

In January, Senior Infants enjoyed lots of activities around the theme of ‘food’. We discussed the different kinds of foods, our likes and dislikes and how food is important for giving us energy and keeping us healthy. Our Aistear role-play area was a Café/Restaurant. The 

Tangrams to Celebrate Lunar New Year

A Tangram is an Ancient Chinese puzzle made up of specific shapes that when put together correctly can make a square. You can also use the shapes to make many different patterns such as animals or people. In Second Class we used them to solve 

Exploring The Arctic in Senior Infants!

Our Aistear theme in Senior Infants for December was The Arctic. The children really enjoyed learning all about the Arctic Circle, it’s animals and the people who live there. Our Aistear stations were; role-play, construction, junk art, sensory play, playdough and art.   In the 

Fáilte go dtí Meán Fómhair: A Flying Start to Fourth!

t is only the end of our first month and we have already been up to so much! Not only have we all become great friends (me included!!) but we have been catching up on all of the fun things we got up to over 

Back to School!

Our classrooms and corridors came alive again this September. 6th Class were learning about the Feast of Mabon during this time of the Autumn Equinox. That lead us on to explore the pagan ‘Wheel of the Year’ and all the festivals associated with it. It happens 

100th Day of School Celebration – 6th February

On the 6th February the children will come to school for the 100th day of the school year since we started back on 29th August. There will be lots of fun, number-related activities taking place throughout the day to mark the occasion: 100th Day activity