Category Archives: Chaplaincy

Catholic Schools Week

Students visited the local church and lit candles as part of this year’s Catholic Schools Week theme ‘walk together in faith and love’. They also created appreciation cards for their grandparents. Thanks to the RE Department for organising the activities.

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.

Stand Up Week 2022

Thank you to all who made our Stand-Up Awareness Week a successful, inclusive week! All year groups had an SPHE class on terminology and the key message was about kindness and using words that heal not hurt. Everyone wore colourful outfits today for Rainbow Day and congratulations to Aisling O Brien, Sophie Allen, Evan Molyneux and Mrs Parke for the most colourful outfits. Thank you to Ms Simpson and her student helpers for co-ordinating the week’s events.

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-
🎃1st yrs- Stephen Kellett, Jack Guckian and David Zaleb
🎃2nd yrs Keely Maguire, Layah Nolan and Caoimhe Lee
🎃TY 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 😉 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 🎃👻🧙‍♀️🍂🍂

Bishop Hayes Visits Ballinamore CS

We were delighted to welcome Bishop Martin Hayes and Diocesan Advisor Patricia Sheradon to Ballinamore Community School this week where they chatted to students, staff and various groups (Student Council, Social Justice/Global Citizenship & Green Schools) to find out about the work they are all participating in.
Following a prayer service Bishop Martin Hayes also presented the TY students who had recently completed Eucharistic Minister Training with their Certificates. He also planted some bulbs in our school garden. Thank you to our school Chaplian Mr Kane for organising the visit.

New Student Council Elected

Congratulations to the newly lected members of the student council for 2022/2023. Wishing them all the best in what promises to be an eventful year in Ballinamore CS

Student Council 2022/2023

Ross Donohoe

Eva McKenna

Liam Meehan,

Brian Halstead

Eadaoin McTague

Romy McAllister

Zead Mahomed

Riain McManus

Dearbhla O’Connell

Oisin Quinn

Blessed Ncube

Darren wrynne

Colman Mkindi


Ballinamore CS Darkness into Light – Official Lauch

Ballinamore CS is delighted to announce its participation again in the Darkness into Light event 2022. The event was launched by Ms Convey after our Flag Raising ceremony and it will take place on the morning of May 7th.
As a school community we are looking forward to hosting the event. In the darkest of times, we can struggle to find the brightness. But during Darkness into Light, every one of us has the power to be a light in the dark. Every sign up raises vital funds for Pieta’s life-saving work.
To register for the event click on the following link –