Category Archives: Transition Year

Christmas Prayer service and Charity Fundraising

Today we had our Christmas prayer service led by Fr. Sean with lovely carol singing by the 1st year students organised by Mr Kane & Mr Duignan. Thank you also to all the students who participated in the service.
TY students Riain & Roise presented Linda Halstead and Walter Sharpley (representing SVP) with the food hampers that were kindly donated by students and staff for the Food Appeal. Well done also to our TY class and Ms Maxwell who organised a bake sale with proceeds going to SVP – Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland They raised a total of €233.50.
TYs held a fundraiser earlier in the year for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and today we were delighted to welcome our past student Helena Mollaghan and her guide dog Alfie in for the presentation of that fundraising event.
Congratulations to the winners of the Christmas Jumpers – 1st yr Sean McGovern, 2nd yr Saoirse Brady and 3rd yr Finn McKernan. Thanks to Mr Kane for co-ordinating todays event.

School Variety Concert

Our School Variety Concert made a welcome return again this Christmas, on December 15th and 16th in the fabulously refurbished Island theatre. It’s been 5 years since our last concert, and the students and staff made a massive effort to make this year’s shows a reality.

We had almost 700 audience members watch three different shows with over 200 performers. A great success.

Massive thanks to all the staff and students who took part in any way; to the Island Theatre for hosting the shows, and to all our wonderful local sponsors who sponsored so many very generous spot prizes for the raffles.

Christmas Veriety Concert – Tickets on Sale Now

Back by popular demand, the Ballinamore Community School Christmas Variety Concert makes its return this December for two nights only, after a 5 year absence. Join the students and staff of Ballinamore CS as they showcase their talent and creativity in a fun-packed evening of entertainment. With over 20 acts and 200 students taking to the stage, this year’s show promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Visit www.islandtheatre.ie to book tickets

School Enrolment and Open Day

We were delighted to welcome all the 6th class students from the various local primary schools to Ballinamore Community School. The students got to sample some of the subjects on offer, got a tour of the school and learn more about the extra-curricular activities happening here in BCS.
Special thanks to Mr Mullen for planning and co-ordinating the event, to all the staff and subject departments for their displays and a big thank you to the 5th year prefects and all the students who helped out. They showed great student leadership skills and were great ambassadors for the school. We are so lucky to have a mighty group of students here in Ballinamore CS. 😊

TY Concern debates Competition

Well done to our TY Debate Team who took part today in Round 1 of the Concern Debates Competition. πŸ‘
Niamh Christy, Kealan Gannon, Dearbhla Gunn, Riain McManus, Lucy Murphy and Mark Ahern argued their points well as opposition to the motion – GMOs are necessary in the fight against world hunger.
A huge thank you to opposition St Aidan’s Comprehensive School in Cavan. It was a great experience for our students to develop their analytical and public speaking skills. Well done to the students and their mentor Mr Keaney. Best of luck in Round 2! 🀞

Halloween Antics

Lots of fun and creativity in the run up to midterm…thanks to Ms Colum for organising the annual pumpkin carving activity with various year groups throughout the week.
Well done to the winners-
πŸŽƒ1st yrs- Stephen Kellett, Jack Guckian and David Zaleb
πŸŽƒ2nd yrs Keely Maguire, Layah Nolan and Caoimhe Lee
πŸŽƒTY winners Roan McCarthy, Roise Redican and James Mahon
Thanks to Student Council and Mr Kane for organising a fun dress up day today. Lots of colourful characters around the school today πŸ˜‰ Thanks to everyone who dressed up and for all the donations for our fundraiser with proceeds going to Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
Happy Halloween to students and staff. Enjoy your break πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸ‚