Healthy Living Week 2018

Check out our slideshow of our annual Healthy Living Week event for 2018. Home Economics and Physical Education are key subjects that expose and educate students directly on the area of health promotion through their syllabi.  A variety of health related activities and topics took place within these classes as well as some extra curricular events throughout the week. Healthy snacks were provided free of charge during break times. Teachers also engaged in a staff wellbeing event around the use of essential oils. Thanks to Glenisk who kindly sponsored yogurts for the calcium promotion. The weeks activities concluded with a health quiz for first years.

Healthy Living Week 2018 from Ballinamore Community School on Vimeo.


CPR 4 Schools

Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any age. Every minute counts when someone has a cardiac arrest. Four of our teachers on staff (Ms Cooney, Mr Mullen, Mr Nolan and Ms Stenson) completed CPR training organised by the Irish Heart Foundation.

The course equipped the teachers with the skills to deliver CPR training to students in our school. Each year group subsequently received CPR and AED training facilitated by the teachers. This was to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the event of having to administer CPR.

Whole School CPR Training from Ballinamore Community School on Vimeo.

Farmers Market Trip

As part of their study on food sustainability, local producers and the Irish Food Industry the 5th year Home Economics class visited Carrick on Shannon Farmers Market to learn more about the produce available locally. They chatted to the various stall holders to find out more  about their products and sampling what was on offer. They learned about the importance of supporting local producers which helps the local economy and reduces food air miles (carbon footprint).

Well done TJ

Congratulations to first year student TJ Quinn who won the Foroige baking competition held in Carrick on Shannon recently. TJ’s Lemon Drizzle Cake entry went down a treat with the judges. His home economics class mates and teachers on staff got to taste the delicious cake and all agreed it was a well deserved win.

First Ballinamore CS Darkness into Light a great success

We had such a truly memorable beginning for Darkness into Light Ballinamore. The community came together in their hundreds to walk, everyone walking for many different reasons. The wonderful sea of yellow leaving the school grounds, each carry a Candle of Hope, was incredible and emotional.
Thank you for supporting Pieta House.
Thank you for remembering: There is Light in Darkness and Hope in Despair.
Thank you to our incredible committee, without whom the idea wouldn’t have come to fruition.
Thank you our sponsors.
Thank you to An Garda Siochana.
Thank you to the Civil Defence.
Thank you to Michael O’Dell.
Thank you to our Stewards & Volunteers.
But most importantly Thank YOU for waking up and joining the movement of “Darkness Into Light”.
Together We Can Make A Difference

Interior Design Projects 2018

Every year 2nd yr Home Economics students complete an Interior Design Project which is part of their overall Summer Assessment. Here are this years projects.  As always for the cross curricular element, Mr. Nolan (DCG teacher) then chose the winning designs from each class. Winners will be announced on Students Achievement Day in May. Well done to everyone on the time and effort you put into the design and construction of projects.


When the girls are away, the boys will play…….

On the 18th April while the first years girls were away at Girls Active in Drumshanbo, the first year boys participated in a ping pong tournament. Well done to everyone who participated and made the event such a success.  Congratulations to our champion Eoin Connaughton and also to Gerald Clyne who was runner up. A huge thank you goes to Francis McGovern, Laoise Moran King and James Creamer for all their help on the day.