5th class have been learning about the vikings. Everyone has been doing their own projects on paper or presented on a USB. We’ve learned lots about their customs, how they ate and their language. The class worked together to make a Viking shields and a giant viking longship collage in our art. By Kaiyah

Congratulations to our Boys Rackard League Football panel on winning the Gorey District this year. It has been eight years since Ballygarrett/Riverchapel last captured the trophy. Our panel of 32 players have trained very hard and applied themselves excellently to training, games and competitions from the beginning. In ahighly entertaining final, we defeated Kilrush on a scoreline of 3-6 to 2-4  on October 17th in Naomh Éanna.  A repeat of last years’… Read More

It’s that spooky time of the year again. Well done to all our teachers and pupils who made a huge effort in dressing up for Halloween. The school was a very scary place this morning. Wishing all our families a Happy Halloween. Click on the slideshow for some more scary scenes.

We held our annual Sports Day on Wednesday, June 13th this year. Thankfully, the weather remained dry and we were able to have a fun filled day full of activity and smiles. Thank you to all our staff for facilitating the different events throughout the day. The arrival of Mr Mac (the ice cream man) was cheered by the pupils and thank you to the Parents’ Association for organising this treat for… Read More

Grandparents’ Day took place this year on May 4th. We love to celebrate this special day here in the school with all those grandparents who can attend from near and far. Thankfully, the weather was fine and all our guests could sample the daily life of our school. Our school was a hive of activity during the morning and all our pupils were delighted to display their work and talents. Grandparents’ visited… Read More

On Friday 4th May there were great celebrations when our school invited family, friends and guests to join us in raising the Active School Flag. On the day we showcased one of our ‘Fit for 5’ routines, with all students and staff getting involved. Next, the Active School Committee and Ms. Murphy spoke about the process from beginning the programme to receiving our flag. We then asked our invited guests Jimmy Crowe… Read More

On Friday, April 20th fifth and sixth class visited Wexford County Council and Wexford Arts Centre as part of ‘The Living Arts Project’ with John Busher. The classes had worked with John over the course of the year and the pieces that were made are currently displayed in the Arts Centre along with other schools’ projects from around the county. The day began in Wexford County Council where there is an art… Read More

2nd class have been busy constructing houses and homes from recyclable materials in Art over the last few weeks. We began this project to tie into our oral language theme. First, we had to draw up plans for our houses. Next, we gathered materials and began the first process of sticking these materials together and covering with masking tape. After that, we painted the houses before finally, adding the finishing touches to… Read More

A big thank you to the members of the Active School Committee for creating Active Advent calendars for our classes to use during December. Each day a window on the calendar will be opened to reveal an exercise or activity to get the class moving! It’s a fun, easy way to keep us fit and healthy during this festive season. Well done to all classes on the recent ‘Run Around Europe’ challenge… Read More

It’s that time of year again. Our pupils have been busily preparing, wrapping and organising items for their shoebox donation to Team Hope. This initiative brings great joy and happiness to our school community as we give those who have little, something special for Christmas. Thank you to our Parents Association who have facilitated this charitable drive within our school, it would not happen without their volunteerism and efforts. Last year, we… Read More