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Our classrooms and corridors came alive again this September.
On Wednesday, 24th June we were so proud to be congratulating our first graduating class of Ballinteer Educate Together. The students of Orlaith’s Sixth Class, along with their families and teachers, celebrated a virtual graduation filled with memories. Many of these students have been with us since the school’s opening in 2012 and so it was an emotional night for everyone. We will miss them all but know that they are more than ready to meet the challenges ahead in secondary school. We know that there are great things ahead of this history-making class!
10 familiar songs from our whole school singing assemblies are waiting. We would love to see your videos of you and your family joining in with some of our school songs. If you have a favourite Ballinteer Educate Together song that you would like to hear, please send us your requests : )
6th Class have created some fabulous pieces of art this term. Have a look at some examples of our talent below!
As part of our local history and geography study this term, 6th Class decided to take a trip to Airfield Estate. We were very lucky with the weather and walked there and back. Along the way, we noted landmarks present in our local environment, with a view to sketching these landmarks on to a map of the area later on. When we reached Airfield, we had the chance to see the farm animals and to learn about the history of Airfield Estate itself. Any trip to Airfield would not be complete without a visit to the playground and so before we headed back to school, we enjoyed a game of ‘Build Up’ in the playground, which was lots of fun! We are so lucky to have this fantastic educational resource in our locality!
4th, 5th and 6th Classes have created their own books, as part of the Write-A-Book Project, organised by Blackrock Education Centre. This annual event celebrates the talented writers in our school and gives the children the opportunity to experience the writing of children in other primary schools in Dublin. It is a fantastically inspiring event and all children have thoroughly enjoyed the process and have learned a great deal along the way!
Orlaith’s 6th Class and Katy’s 2nd Class have been sharing their love of books and reading by coming together regularly to do buddy reading. This has been a fantastic opportunity for both classes to develop literacy, social and leadership skills and the children have greatly enjoyed the experience. It is anticipated that these sessions will progress further and lead on to some collaborative creative writing experiences before the end of the school year!
We have been learning all about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and also about the UN Charter of Children’s Rights. We decided to create our own Human Rights quilt to represent them. Doesn’t it look great?
Sixth Class have been embracing the cold winter days and have been using their creativity and imaginations in many different areas of school life. In P.E., they tried a Human Winter Tree relay race. The object of the race was to decorate their team’s winter tree with as much P.E. equipment as possible, in the fastest time. There were also points awarded for creativity and collaboration! It was good fun and helped to keep us warm!