Fáilte Romhaibh go dtí Scoil Eoin Naofa, Ballyclough

Ballyclough National School is a mixed Primary School located in Ballyclough, Mallow, Co. Cork

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Advent

The season of Advent began on Sunday, November 27th this year.

Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and our lives for the birth of Christ.

Advent comes from the Latin word adventure which means "arrival". It is a time to prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus Christs' birthday.

During Advent, we light one candle each of the four Sundays.

The advent wreath is made in a circle representing God's unending Love and consists of 4 candles, 3 purple (representing the coming of our King), and 1 pink candle, (the joy candle).

On Christmas day a white candle in the center of the wreath can be lit to represent the birth of Jesus Christ.



Anti-Bullying Week in Ballyclough 2022

We remember our ethos here in Scoil Eoin Naofa, Ballyclough and use it to remind ourselves to be kind and think of others.

Our Christian ethos permeates the school day through our actions, attitudes and practices, in prayer, by celebrating the sacraments and whole school attendance of Mass on the First Friday of each month.

Official Opening of our New Classrooms

The Sunflower Room and The Daffodil Room

26/10/22

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Lidl Colouring Competition

Well done to the boys and girls who won the Lidl colouring competition. We had a fantastic time visiting the new store and want to thank Lidl very much for the great tour.





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5th Class have been very busy helping "launch" a school science competition for the Munster Science Fair 2022.

National Walk to School Week

Our staff and students were out in force this morning walking to school!

Riley the dog joined us too, I wonder can we count him?

Welcome Back to all the children in Ballyclough national school.

We are delighted to see all our new Junior Infants settling in so well.

Go n-éirí le gach duine go léir agus le Cúnamh Dé, beidh bliain slán, slántiúil amach romhainn i mBaile na gCloch

Congratulations on your retirement Mrs O' Callaghan

Thank you for everything you did!

We wish you a life full of happiness.

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This week we said farewell to our wonderful 6th Class!

We celebrated their time in our school with a mass and waved them off under a guard of honour.

We wish you the best of luck on your next adventure in secondary school

“You’re off to great places. Today is your day! Your adventure is waiting, so get on your way”

Sixth Class went to Dublin. We took the train and the luas to get around. We had a guided tour of The Dáil, we visited the Book of Kells and library and shopped on Grafton Street. We had the best time.


Fáilte and Welcome to our Incoming Junior Infants

We were delighted to see so many of our Junior Infants visiting us this morning here in Ballyclough.


We are really looking forward to seeing you all on August 30th!

Bain taitneamh as an Samhradh!

A fantastic day out in Killaloe with 5th and 6th Classes!

We had a ball!

Scoil Eoin Naofa supported the Linda Glassett Brosnan Memorial Event in conjunction with Cork's 96FM by holding a Jersey Day on Thursday, 19th of May. In honouring Linda's memory, the fundraiser was organised by her family to raise funds for CUH, Marymount and Breakthrough Cancer. €495 was raised and this will go towards the Giving for Living Radiothon Appeal in aid of cancer services.

In Scoil Eoin Naofa, on the same day, we raised the Green Flag for the seventh time. On this occasion, the Green Flag was for Global Citizenship, Litter & Waste. The pupils focused on global waste over the two year programme and the steps that we need to take to manage and reduce our carbon footprint.

The Green School Committee members Eimear Kelleher, Emma O'Connell, Hugh Tyrrell and Laura Kelly worked extremely hard with pupils in their classes completing excellent projects with direction from Green School's Coordinator Mrs. O'Callaghan to achieve this flag.

To conclude our very special day, third class and the Green School Committee members also planted some wildflower seeds in the garden in celebration of World Bee Day.

We have been collecting 'Save the Bees' cards in school! It didn't take us long to fill the chart!

Thank you to everyone who helped!

The boys and girls in fifth and sixth class went to Buttevent to a soccer blitz. The girls won the final and the boys came runner up.

Our 5th and 6th Class Girls had a brilliant day in Glantane at a football and a hurling blitz.

Our 5th and 6th class boys enjoyed playing a hurling and football blitz in Glantane!

They played brilliantly!