New School Year

posted Sep 1, 2021, 4:25 AM by Lorraine McGovern

A big welcome back to everyone and a special warm welcome to our new pupils.  We look forward to a busy year ahead.

Travelling Book Fair

posted May 13, 2021, 1:26 AM by Lorraine McGovern

A big thank you to everyone who supported our Book Fair.  There were so many great titles to choose from for all ages.  A percentage of sales goes towards books for each class library. Thank you again.

Brave New Future - Creative Schools Week 10–14 May, 2021

posted May 7, 2021, 6:02 AM by Lorraine McGovern

Creative Schools Week is a celebration of creativity in schools which includes both In-School Celebrations and Online Celebrations. The week is an opportunity to share, showcase, and connect all the exciting creative work that is being undertaken across schools.  Our school will be celebrating  next week and we will keep you updated through Aladdin and our private group twitter account @BallyshannonNS.  

Cross & Passion College Tree Photo Competition

posted Apr 14, 2021, 4:32 AM by Lorraine McGovern

Congratulations to Mary (SNA) who won the 'Parents/Guardian's/Staff section of Cross & Passion photo competition for National Tree Week 2021

Lá Glas

posted Mar 22, 2021, 3:18 AM by Lorraine McGovern

Although we could not attend St Patrick's Day parades this year we celebrated Lá glas with everyone wearing green.  3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes showed us the fantastic floats they made at home, it's obvious they put a lot of work into them.

St Patrick's Day Hunt

posted Mar 9, 2021, 2:46 AM by Lorraine McGovern

As there will be no St Patrick’s Day Parades this year due to Covid 19, Kildare Communities 4 Climate Action (KC4CA) have come up with a great activity for families in the county. They are having a poster hunt. In the bigger towns the posters will be displayed inside shop or business windows. In some of the smaller villages they will be in house windows. The posters will mainly be in the houses in Calverstown as we are a small village
There are 12 posters in total for you to find. They have been designed by Kildare 4 Communities 4 Climate Action group themselves and have a nature, biodiversity or action-oriented theme.
The hunt includes a challenge; on each poster there is a picture of a native Irish bird, plant or animal. You will have to identify the bird/plant/animal in the picture (hints are provided for the more difficult ones). You then put the first letters of all the pictures together in poster number order to make a word.  Send your entries (one per family) in to to be in for a chance of a prize.
The posters will be up on St Patricks day and for a few days after, all entries must be in by Monday 22nd March and winners will be announced by the following weekend.
The posters will be up from the 17-21st March in various estates around the village


posted Dec 21, 2020, 4:35 AM by Lorraine McGovern

The school will commence accepting applications for admission on 

14th January 2021

Credit Union Winners!

posted Nov 26, 2020, 1:52 AM by Lorraine McGovern

Congratulations to Rory, Megan and Oonagh who took part in the Credit Union Art Competition

Narraghmore Credit Union Art Competition Winners

posted Nov 10, 2020, 2:31 AM by Lorraine McGovern

It's the time of year again when we take part in the Narraghmore Credit Union Art Competition.  The competition is open to all schools in the local area and we are delighted to say we have great artists in our midst.  Congratulations to Rory, Megan and Oonagh who won prizes.

Spooky Walk

posted Oct 20, 2020, 2:11 AM by Lorraine McGovern   [ updated Nov 10, 2020, 2:37 AM ]

We thoroughly enjoyed our annual Spooky Walk.  Everyone dressed up and luckily the weather was perfect.
Thank you to our escorts and to everyone who supported us.

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