Dear Parents and Guardians,

Some good news as we approach the weekend. For photos of many of the events below, check out our school website:   or  Twitter account @SAttracta

Cross Country Wins

Congratulations to our school’s Cross Country teams who did us all proud at the East Mayo schools’ competition in Swinford yesterday. The Boys’s Team (3rd & 4th classes) won gold and the Girls’ Team (5th & 6th classes) won bronze. We also had some great individual prize winners including a first place position in the 3rd and 4th class boys’ race.  The teams and individual winners now go through to the County Finals in Ballina next month. Thank you to the team coaches, Ms. McCann & Ms Coyle.

Primary School Science Award Win

The school received the news this morning that we won the Primary Science Award. This award is given by the Science Foundation Ireland to schools judged to have demonstrated a high level of engagement and success with science teaching and learning during the children’s class work throughout last year. A special thanks to Ms. Hennigan, Mr. Connolly and, two former teachers, Ms. Henry and Mr. Hughes for entering their classes for the award.

Connaught Title Win for the Community Games U12 Ballagahderreen Girls’ Team

Congratulations to the girls from our school who were members of the team that won the Connaught title in the Community Games final last weekend – Abbie, Aoibhinn, Aicha, Aine, Caoimhe, Ceola, Jennifer Kaylan and Zoe.  What an achievement for the girls and their team mates and trainers! We wish the team all the best in the next round.

County Title Win for the Kilmovee GAA Girls’ U14 Team

Congratulations also to Aoibhinn Conway in 6th class along with some of our recent past pupils who play with Kilmovee on winning the U14 Girls Division 1 County Title last weekend. The girls came up against a very strong Westport team in the final but won out in the end by a point scored by Aoibhinn.

First Communion

We were delighted to finally celebrate the sacrament of First Communion with pupils from 3rd class last Saturday. It was a long wait for the special day to arrive because of the Covid-19 restrictions. Thank you to the children and their families for the lovely day. A special word of thanks to Fr. Paul, Ms. Groarke, Ms. Toman and Ms. Coyle for the First Confession and First Communion preparations.

New Class Teacher for next September

The Department of Education recently informed the school that we will have another new class teacher appointed to our staff from September 2022. This follows an increase in our enrolment numbers.

New school building

The architectural Design Team for the new school buildings will present a number of design options to the Board of Management shortly. A large new car park for parents and staff will be included in the design. We hope to start building the new school buildings during the next school year.

Ballaghderreen Playschool

We’re delighted that the playschool will reopen shortly in the town. Enrolments are being taken. Phone 086 0235915.