Well done everyone for the great pyjama turn out for a very worthy cause chosen by our Student Council -Children’s Cancer Care Unit Mercy Hospital Cork,
Click here for video from the day.
6th Enjoying Pyjama Day.
5th Class Enjoying Pyjama Day.
4th on Pyjama Day
3rd on Pyjama Day.
2nd on Pyjama Day
1st on Pyjama Day
Senior Infants on Pyjama Day
Our Juniors on Pyjama Day.
Members of our Student Council distributed posters with information on how to save energy in our school! Each class in Ballinspittle National School have Energy Monitors who are responsible for ensuring we save as much energy as possible to lower our emissions and help to save our planet!
A big huge congratulations to our very own aspiring author Aoife Walsh from 5th class who has been chosen as one of the winners from all over West Cork with her story 'Santa Claus is coming to West Cork'.
Aoife's delightful story is now published in this weeks edition of the Southern Star so make sure you get a copy before they will all be sold out as there will obviously be huge demand,
Maith thú Aoife,
As part of Sustainable Development, there are a number of fantastic initiatives going on in the school at the moment - school garden, global goals, junior entrepreneur programme etc.
To add to this, we are going to introduce a few new simple ideas, with a focus on sustainable energy and increasing children's learning and awareness of caring for the environment, global citizenship and global issues such as climate change.
Each class has assigned two 'Energy Monitors' who are responsible for turning off lights switches when the room is empty, switching off sockets at the wall when not in use, turning off the IWB, making sure taps are turned off etc.
Members of the Student Council from 5th Class will come around on Thursday to each class to explain what an Energy Monitor is and to give out a poster with ways of saving energy!
'5 Minutes of Sustainability'. videos are released once a month. Each video outlines one action we can take, an explanation of why we would take the action, and the impact. The video for November is based on Energy and can be found at this link: https://www.issn.ie/5-minutes-of-sustainability
We are in the process of organising workshops for children on sustainable energy.
Active School Flag is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland. The Active School Flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.
We are very excited to be starting our Active School Flag process this year in Ballinspittle NS.
To get us started, before the Halloween midterm, we participated in 'Drop Everything and Dance' .
Here are some videos of classes in action:-
Senior Infants Active Dancing
1st Active Dancing for Halloween
Here are some videos from this years Halloween Parade.
We are now accepting enrolments for 2023. Please contact Deborah in the school office at the number above to request a 2023 Enrolment Form. Forms can be sent to you by post or via email.