ST. PATRICK'S NATIONAL SCHOOL - BALLYROEBUCK

Bunclody, Co. Wexford.

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St. Patrick's National School - Ballyroebuck is a vibrant primary eduaction school with a long history of strong educational ethics and a proud sporting influence. It is part of the Kilrush Parish, located in the picturesque north County Wexford region.

Wexford Hurling 365
Green Schools
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SCHOOL PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME NOTE

welcome message

Dear Visitor,

Firstly, I would like to welcome you to the St. Patrick's National School - Ballyroebuck website.

St. Patrick's National School is a co-educational primary school based in Ballyroebuck, which is in the parish of Kilrush situated in the north of County Wexford. While our name is officially St. Patrick's we are commonly referred to as Ballyroebuck National School. We are a co-educational primary school catering for pupils from 4 to 13 years of age. We are a 6 teacher school, comprising 4 classroom teachers (including a teaching principal) and 2 special educational needs (SEN) teachers.

We are a rural school firmly based in our community. Parents and the wider community are involved in many school activities: coaching hurling, reading volunteers, knitting & sewing volunteers, green flag & active flag committees etc.
Ballyroebuck National School is very much at the heart of the parish life.

Our mission is to allow each child to maximise his or her potential academically, emotionally and socially. It is our hope that each pupil will become a full, active, honest and caring member of the school community and of society as a whole. We are a Catholic School and we aim to promote the full and harmonious development of the pupil - intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual including a relationship with God and with others.

Our school participates in a wide variety of sporting activities: Rackard League hurling and football competitions (boys & girls), Rounders county league, FAI 5-a-side soccer tournament etc. Furthermore we have an after school chess club. We have a specialist music teacher visiting the school weekly. We have active committees for Green Flag and Active Flag, both of which have been awarded to the school in recent years. Active hour and hurling 365 are after school activities available to the pupils at different times during the year.

In accordance with the Children First - National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2011 act, the school's Board Of Management has ratified Mr. John Roban (School Principal) as the Designated Liaison Person (DLP) and Ms. Cathy Tighe Acting Deputy Principal as the Deputy Designated Liaison Person (DDLP).

principal

Thank you for taking the time to visit our little corner of the World Wide Web. I hope you find our website informative and beneficial.

Many thanks,
Mr. John Roban
St. Patrick's N.S. Principal

 

SCHOOL LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

location

St. Patrick's National School - Ballyroebuck is located in the parish of Kilrush set in the beautiful rural countryside of north Co. Wexford. It is approximately 8 kilometers from the town of Bunclody travelling on route R746 and approximately 10 kilometers from the village of Ferns travelling on route R745.


The GPS coordinates for our school are as follows...

  • Latitude: 52.6508735
  • Longitude: -6.551417099999981
  • Sea Level: +72 meters.

With the aid of Google Maps technology, a visual representation of the school and surrounding areas can be viewed below.

The map is fully interactive facilitating zoom-in, zoom-out, road-map view, satelite-view etc. Directions to Ballyroebuck National School and information on local communities & facilities can be easily obtained from this map display.

ACTIVE SCHOOL FLAG

location

We received our first Active flag in 2015/2016 and we are currently in the process of renewing this application to retain our Active Flag.

Our Slogan: GET IN THE GROOVE AND KEEP ON THE MOVE

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Ballyroebuck N.S. is committed to providing high-quality Physical Education to all pupils. All classes receive 60 minutes of formal PE lessons each week. All classes are taught the strands of Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games and Outdoor & Adventure each year. Pupils from 1st-6th class also take part in Aquatics, having swimming lessons each year in the Waterfront swimming pool in Enniscorthy.

Teachers use a variety of resources to guide them in delivering quality PE lessons. PSSI Lesson Plans are widely used throughout the school and we have focussed on the Gymnastics strand for the school year 2018/2019. We have introduced the Move Well, Move Often programme to teach the Fundamental Movement Skills to all pupils.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

  • Teachers vs Students – Throughout the year we have various competitions where each class takes on their teacher in various challenges. Penalty shoot outs, basketball shooting, races and the obstacle course challenge which is always a big hit.
  • "Do your Talking as You’re Walking" – We have introduced this into our playground to encourage pupils who, even if they just want to chat, they can do so while walking to make sure they are keeping active.
  • Playground Leaders – Pupils from 5th-6th class can sign up to become a Playground Leader. They give up one lunch break per week to play games with the Junior Classes, ensuring they are active and happy throughout break time.
  • Active School Walkway – We have a designated walkway around the school. One lap of the school is 200m, meaning that for every 5 laps you do, you have completed a kilometre.
  • Active Breaks – All classes take part in active breaks throughout the school day. This includes Go-Noodle and a variety of classroom movement ideas. On a wet day, if pupils cannot go outside at break time, extra time will be given to movement breaks in the classroom.

PARTNERSHIPS

  • Kilrush GAA – We have a very strong school-club link with our local GAA club. We are very lucky to have access to the local GAA field and we use this for matches and sports day activities.
  • Hurling 365 - Hurling 365 runs in the school, teaching skills to the pupils before and after school. Parents are heavily involved in this initiative and it has proved very successful. The junior classes have coaching before school one day a week and the senior classes have coaching after school one day per week.
  • Enniscorthy Rugby Club – Coaches from Enniscorthy RFC visit the school for a block of time each year to teach rugby skills to our senior classes.
  • GAA 5-Star – We are partnered with the GAA to become a GAA 5-Star Centre. The GAA 5 Star initiative aims to support and recognise Primary Schools that provide pupils with 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous Gaelic Games activity per week in a manner that ensures the children will experience fun, friendship, fairness and ultimately improve their fitness.
  • Super Troopers – All our pupils receive a Super Troopers journal which gives them Active homework each night. Pupils are encouraged to do the activity each night as part of their homework.
  • Active Flag Committee – Our Active Flag Committee meets regularly to plan activities throughout the year. Pupils are given various roles and tasks to carry out throughout the school year such as making announcements to classes, giving messages to the classrooms on various initiatives, designing posters for the school and carrying out surveys. Our pupils play a very important role in organising and delivering our Active Flag initiatives.
  • Food Dudes programme – We have completed the Food Dudes programme on a number of occasions. Most recently we completed this programme in 2018/2019 in conjunction with our ASF renewal application. Nutrition is a huge part of a healthy and balanced approach to health and well being. This programme promotes fruit and veg in a fun way and encourages the children to taste things for the first time.
  • Sports Active Wexford – We work with Sports Active Wexford to deliver programmes to our pupils to enhance their physical development and to upskill staff on various strategies to improve the delivery of PE in our school.


Ballyroebuck
Active Schools Week 2019

MONDAY
10@10
Go noodle in the afternoon
Circuits – Skipping, Starjumps, Step ups, Squats etc. (30mins)
Complete at some stage during the day.

TUESDAY
10@10
Go noodle in the afternoon
GAA Coaching
Penalty Shoot Out VS Class Teacher.

WEDNESDAY
SPORTS DAY.

THURSDAY
10@10
Hurling365 Blitz VS Ballyellis
Badminton with Ms. Dunne (3rd – 6th Class)
Maths Relay Races.

FRIDAY
10@10
School Walk
Badminton - MS. Dunne (3rd – 6th Class)
Parachute Games (Juniors – 2nd Class).



SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

mission statement

We endeavour to treat all children equally and to provide the environment to help them to learn and develop. Our mission is to allow each child to maximise his or her potential academically, socially and emotionally.

We endeavour to impart Christian values and teachings as part of the Catholic ethos we promote. However children of other faiths are also welcome and accommodated for at our school.

It is our hope that each pupil will become a full, active, honest and caring member of the school community and of society as a whole.


CLASS INFORMATION BOOKLETS

These documents aims to provide as much information as possible to parents about the structure of each class and the methods used to teach that class.

SCHOOL POLICIES

policies

The school continues to be involved in policy formation and professional development. A full range of formal written school policies is available to parents on request from the school.

We are committed to the process of School Development Planning (S.D.P), enacted in the Education Act 1998.

Some examples of school policy documentation are listed below. Just click on the policy of choice to view the corresponding documentation in PDF format.

Note: Installation & enabling of the Adobe Acrobat Reader browser plugin is required to view the PDF versions of our policies. Alternatively you can right-mouse click on the policy link and save the PDF to your local machine and use your default PDF viewer.

          

SCHOOL CALENDAR YEAR & TIMETABLE

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SCHOOL CALENDAR

Please find the Ballyroebuck National School calendar below. The calendar contains all the opening and closing dates for the current school year as well as yearly school events such as Holy Communion, Confirmation, etc.

If you have any further queries about the school calender or any upcoming school events, please give us a call (053 93 77410) or visit our contact us page and send a mail message.

The school calendar uses Google Calendar technology. It is quite simple to use, just use the arrow buttons to navigate through the previous and upcoming months where all school holidays, public holidays & school events will be posted.

The calendar contents can also be copied to your personal calendar by clicking on an event and select the "copy to my calendar" option.
Note: Google account is required for copying of calendar events.


SCHOOL TIMETABLE

Our daily school timetable is typically as follows:

Opening Time: 9:10am - formal supervision of pupils begins
School Begins: 9:20am
Break-Time: 11:00am - 11:10am
Lunch: 12:30pm - 1:00pm
School Finishes (Junior & Senior Infants): 2:00pm
Bus Departs: 2:55pm
School Finishes (1st - 6th Class): 3:00pm
Supervision Ends: 3:10pm

ST. PATRICK'S SCHOOL STAFF

staff

We are very proud of the fact that we have a fully qualified and experienced staff. Our teachers are extremely professional, competent and hard-working, yet caring and approachable at the same time.

The following are our teaching and ancillary staff:

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Mr. John Roban (B.Ed)
john.roban@nullballyroebucknsnull.com

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

Ms. Mairéad Byrne (B.Ed)
mairead.byrne@nullballyroebucknsnull.com

JUNIOR & SENIOR INFANTS

Ms. Mairéad Byrne (B.Ed)
mairead.byrne@nullballyroebucknsnull.com

1ST & 2ND CLASSES

Mr. Eoin Quigley (B.A. H.Dip. Ed.)
eoin.quigley@nullballyroebucknsnull.com

3RD & 4TH CLASSES

Ms. Cathy Tighe (B.A. H.Dip. Ed.)
cathy.tighe@nullballyroebucknsnull.com

5TH & 6TH CLASSES

Mr. John Roban (B.Ed)
john.roban@nullballyroebucknsnull.com

SEN

Mrs. Lucy Gahan (B.Ed)
lucy.gahan@nullballyroebucknsnull.com

SEN

Ms. Louise Cowman
louise.cowman@nullballyroebucknsnull.com

SEN

Mrs. Carmel McCabe
carmel.mccabe@nullballyroebucknsnull.com

MUSIC TEACHER

Mrs. Lorna Maher (B.Mus)

SCHOOL SECRETARY

Mrs. Mary Tomkins
secretary@nullballyroebucknsnull.com

SCHOOL CLEANER

Mrs. Margaret Power

SCHOOL CARETAKER

Mr. John Grennan

PART-TIME SNA

Mrs. Martina Whelan

SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

Fr. Joseph Power P.P.


CONSULTATION WITH TEACHERS

Parent-teacher meetings are organised annually, giving parents an opportunity to formally meet with teachers to discuss their child's progress. However teachers are available to meet parents at any time during the year by prior arrangement.

We would ask parents to bear in mind that all appointments be made before or after school to minimize disruptions to the classes during the day. Our principal is also a full-time teacher so the same guidelines apply.

EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE POLICY

Each member of our teaching staff has a unique email address only accessible to that individual. This is to ensure the utmost privacy for any correspondence to a member of our teaching staff.

SCHOOL BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

board of managment

Our school is governed by a board of management under the auspices of the Catholic Primary Managers Association (CPSMA). The patron of the school is the Catholic Bishop of the diocese of Ferns. The board has a 4-year term and is comprised of church and parish representatives, teachers, parents and members of the wider community.

The current board is comprised of the following members:

CHAIRPERSON

Fr. Joseph Power P.P.

SECRETARY

Mr. John Roban

TREASURER

Mrs. Brigid Clauson

BOARD MEMBER

Ms. Mairead Byrne

BOARD MEMBER

Mr. Noel Mac Sweeney

BOARD MEMBER

Mrs. Sarah O' Rourke

BOARD MEMBER

Mrs. Helen Dillon

BOARD MEMBER

Ms. Simone O' Neill

PARENTS COUNCIL

parents council

We are blessed to have very concerned and diligent parents at our school. There is a very active Parent's Council which is affiliated to the National Parent's Council who support the school in many ways such as managing the school book rental scheme, organising school fundraising events, organising extra-curricular activities for the pupils and much more.

The committee of the Ballyroebuck Parents Council consists of nine members in total. The committee role breakdown includes a chairperson, a secretary, a treasurer and six committee members.

The current committee members are as follows:

CHAIRPERSON

John Byrne

SECRETARY

Suniva Scully

TREASURER

Mary O'Neill

COMM. MEMBER

Marie Kirwan

COMM. MEMBER

Martin Kenny

COMM. MEMBER

Celina Murphy

COMM. MEMBER

Michelle Byrne

COMM. MEMBER

Mick Mahon

COMM. MEMBER

Eddie Byrne

The committee are always keen for new members to join.

SCHOOL HISTORY & TIMELINE

history

IT ALL BEGAN...

There has been a school in Ballyroebuck since 1825 with school records dating back to 1874. The first historical mention of a school is documented in The Commissioners of Irish Inquirys second report in 1826. Ninety pupils attended the school at that time (89 Catholic and 1 Protestant). The School Master was Mr. Patrick Mitchell and his income was £14.5s.6d. This school is marked on the Ordinance Survey Map of 1825.

In 1835, there where 120 pupils on the attendance books. The school curriculum consisted of reading, writing, arithmetic, book-keeping, grammar and mensurration.

A newer school was built in 1885, and was opened the following year. A this stage the school was registered with the Board of Education. Under National School rules the school was open to all denominations. The school cost a total of £382.18s.4d to build. It was paid for by a grant from the Board of Education amounting to £254.12s.3d and the balance was paid from the legacy of Mr. M.F. Whealan of Graiguemore. This school officially opened on the 21st of June 1886. Its new roll number was 12841 which is the official roll number in Ballyroebuck to this day. This school was a big improvement on the old school. Two teachers taught all the pupils in the single room structure. The furniture included five desks, 12 foot long with forms attached. A fixed form ran along the back wall and across one end of the room, giving a total length of 56 feet. This school is now the parish hall and is situated to the rear of the current school building.

The current school was opened in 1969 when it became a three teacher school for the first time. At that time Mr. P.J. Arthur from Ennis in Co. Clare was the principal teacher, a post which he held for 42 years until his retirement recently in 2006. The post has been occupied since by the current principal, Mr. John Roban. In 2009 the school became a four teacher school for the first time in its history.

RECENT GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

The school has undergone alot of development projects in recent years. In 2007 we had the opening of our new car park facility.

Due to increased enrolments our school became a four teacher school in 2009. A large extension was added in that year to accommodate the increased number of pupils.

This means that all pupils are now taught in classrooms with only two streams (i.e. Junior Infants & Senior Infants, 1st & 2nd Class, 3rd & 4th Class, 5th & 6th Class). New learning support and resource rooms have also been added.

We look forward to the future and the challenges that lie ahead with vigour and excitement. We feel that we have the infra-structure to cater for these demands.

Click here to view a gallery slideshow of our school as it is today.

Adapted from research documentation by Rose Arthur, Elizabeth Doran (nee Kinsella). Original research thesis by Sarah Kavanagh (O'Rourke).

SCHOOL UNIFORM

jumper

Under school rules the children are required to wear a school uniform as follows:

  1. - Maroon jumper (no crest)
  2. - White shirt
  3. - Grey trousers or skirt

Alternatively we have a PE uniform in the same colour, with a white polo shirt, which is available for purchase from Moorehead's Childrens Clothing, Irish Street, Bunclody
(Tel: +353 53 93 77287).

school uniform school uniform

Children have the option to wear either the regular or PE uniforms to school daily.

ABOUT US

about us

Our school is a rural based school in the north of County Wexford. We are situated in the picturesque parish of Kilrush, close to Bunclody and Ferns in County Wexford. The school is situated in an area with predominantly agricultural land. It is a school of Catholic denomination with the parish church situated about 3 miles away in Kilrush.

We currently have 90 pupils approximately. We have completed two major expansions in recent years. Firstly a large car park was developed in the summer of 2007. Also a large school extension was added to the building in 2009 to accommodate the increasing numbers enrolling in our school.

We offer children the chance to mature and experience childhood in an intimate and caring environment. Our children are a great resource and we have a very caring and friendly atmosphere throughout the school.


PUPIL ENROLMENT

An enrolment meeting is organised annually (usually in early May) to discuss enrolments for the year ahead. The enrolment procedures are outlined at this meeting and enrolment forms distributed.

The enrolment form can be downloaded here or is also available by contacting the school. Our school secretary is available to take calls between 1pm and 3pm daily


SCHOOL CURRICULUM

The school implements all subjects of the Revised Curriculum

The school has engaged in extensive planning in all curricular areas and also in management topics in recent years. This process is ongoing and continues to develop.

The complete school curriculum is as follows:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Irish
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Religion
  • SPHE
  • Physical Education
  • Information Technology

*SESE : Science, History, Geography
*SPHE : Social, Personal and Health Education


WHOLE SCHOOL EVALUATION

Our school underwent a whole School Evaluation (WSE) in 2008. This was an extremely thorough report carried out by a schools inspector from the Department Of Education and Science. Every aspect of work carried out by the school and school-life in general was evaluated in minute detail.

The school received a very positive report, to the delight of the teachers, board of management, parents and pupils alike. The full report can be accessed at the department's website - www.education.ie

SCHOOL BOOK LISTS

book list

Please find a complete list of class books and materials required for the current school year at St. Patrick's National School - Ballyroebuck.

All classes are listed below. Just click on a class to expand and view the list of books and materials required for that class. Click the class again to collapse and hide the list.

  1. JUNIOR INFANTS

    • ENGLISH: JUST PHONICS (42 Sounds) - (educate.ie)
    • ENGLISH: ALL WRITE NOW - Junior Infants (Pre-Cursive) (Folens)
    • ENGLISH: WONDERLAND INTRODUCTORY SKILLS BOOK (CJ Fallon)
    • IRISH: ABAIR LIOM A - Naíonáin Shóisearacha (Folens) (blue book)
    • MATHS: BUSY AT MATHS - Junior Infants (CJ Fallon)
    • RELIGION: GROW IN LOVE - Senior Infants - Primary 2(Veritas) Please note: This is a Senior Infant Book but both Junior and Senior Infants are doing this book this year.
    • 1 X BLANK COPY (NO. 15 40 PG)
    • 2 WRITING COPIES (NO. 15A 40 PG - BLANK ON TOP WITH LINES ON BOTTOM)
    • 1 X B2 40PG ORMOND
    • 1 X A4 DOCUMENT WALLET (DOESN'T CLIP FASTEN, USUALLY MADE OF CARD)
    • 1 X A4 PLASTIC FOLDER (THAT ZIPS OR FASTENS CLOSED)
    • 1 X A4 DISPLAY BOOK - 20 PGS/POCKETS. AN A4 RING BINDER WITH PLASTIC POCKETS WILL DO EITHER
    • 1 X TIN WHISTLE - KEY OF D (Please stick your child's name on it)
    • 2 X TRIANGULAR PENCILS (BLUE GROOVE 'LYRA')
    • 1 X GOOD QUALITY RUBBER
    • 1 X PENCIL PARER
    • 1 X PACK OF GOOD QUALITY CRAYONS. NO COLOURING PENCILS, PENS OR MARKERS
    • 1 PAIR OF SLIPPERS FOR INDOORS
      * Please DO NOT COVER books in case they need to go back to the shop. You can write your child's name in pencil on the inside cover of the book. Please LABEL jumpers, PE tracksuit tops, coats and slippers. Make sure that schoolbags are a practical size.
  2. SENIOR INFANTS

    • ENGLISH: JUST PHONICS - Senior Infants (CJ Fallon)
    • ENGLISH: ALL WRITE NOW - Senior Infants (Pre-Cursive)
    • ENGLISH: WONDERLAND SKILLS BOOK C (CJ Fallon)
    • IRISH: ABAIR LIOM A - Naíonáin Shóisearacha (Folens) (blue book, Please Note this is a Junior Infants book but both Junior and Senior Infants are doing this book)
    • MATHS: BUSY AT MATHS - Senior Infants (C.J. Fallon)
    • RELIGION: GROW IN LOVE - Senior Infants - Primary 2 (Veritas)
    • 1 X BLANK COPY BOOK (NO.15 40 PGS) no lines
    • 2 X WRITING COPIES (NO. 15A 40PG - BLANK ON TOP, LINES ON BOTTOM)
    • 1 X A4 ART FOLDER (YOU CAN EMPTY LAST YEARS AND RE-USE IT)
    • 1 X A4 PLASTIC FOLDER (THAT ZIPS OR FASTENS CLOSED)
    • 1 X 48PG SPELLING NOTEBOOK
    • 2 X TRIANGULAR PENCILS (BLUE - GROOVE 'LYRA')
    • 2 X GOOD QUALITY RUBBER
    • 1 X PENCIL PARER
    • 1 X PACK OF GOOD QUALITY CRAYONS (NO COLOURING PENCILS, PENS OR MARKERS)
    • 1 X JUNIOR SUM COPY 40PGS 10mm squares
    • MUSIC FOLDER AND TIN WHISTLE FROM LAST YEAR
    • 1 PAIR OF SLIPPERS
      * Please DO NOT COVER books in case they need to go back to the shop. You can write your child's name in pencil on the inside cover of the book. Please LABEL jumpers, PE tracksuit tops, coats and slippers. Make sure that schoolbags are a practical size.
  3. FIRST CLASS

    • IRISH: Abair Liom C (Folens)
    • MATHS: Maths Assessment 1 - (C J Fallon)
    • MATHS: Busy at Maths 1 (CJ Fallon)
    • MATHS: Busy at Maths Shadow Book 1 (CJ Fallon)
    • ENGLISH: Better English Literacy Skills 2nd Class Activity Book (educate.ie)
    • ENGLISH: Skills Book E Wonderland - red (CJ Fallon)
    • ENGLISH: Spellbound Book A (Folens)
    • ENGLISH: Handwriting Made Easy Print Style Book 2 - green (CJ Fallon)
    • S.E.S.E.: Small World Second Class History, Geography, Science (CJ Fallon)
      This book list should be handed into the bookshop early in the summer. Make sure you get the exact books on the list – particularly with reference to numbers or letters on books – only get the ones listed above, do not accept similar books with different numbers or letters. Even though this is the 1st class book list two of the books are 2nd class books. Please get these. Pupils should have all their books on their first day back at school. If you are not certain you have the correct books check with me before writing on them or covering them so they can be exchanged if necessary.
    • 1 x 30cm ruler
    • 20 x Faber Castell pencils
    • 1 x Colouring pencils set
    • 1 x Parer
    • 2 x 88 page copies with a margin
    • 1 x small notebook (spelling tests)
    • 2 x A4 plastic document wallets (zip top) for carrying reader/spelling book home in school bag
    • 1 x A3 size art folder if don't already have one in the school
    • Homework journal to be purchased from the school in September for €2
      * Pupils can re-use document wallets etc from previous years
      * Art folders can be emptied and re-used
      * Please try to get ordinary rubbers/parers etc. Fancy ones are lovely but not nearly as good as ordinary ones are
  4. SECOND CLASS

    • IRISH: Abair Liom C (Folens)
    • MATHS: Maths Assessment 2 (C J Fallon)
    • MATHS: Busy at Maths 2 (CJ Fallon)
    • MATHS: Busy at Maths Shadow Book 2 (CJ Fallon)
    • ENGLISH: Skills Book G Wonderland (CJ Fallon)
    • ENGLISH: Spellbound Book B (Folens)
    • ENGLISH: Better English Literacy Skills 2nd Class Activity Book (educate.ie)
    • ENGLISH: Handwriting Made Easy Print Style 2 - Green (CJ Fallon)
    • S.E.S.E.: Small World Second Class History, Geography, Science (CJ Fallon)
      This book list should be handed into the bookshop early in the summer. Make sure you get the exact books on the list – particularly with reference to numbers or letters on books – only get the ones listed above, do not accept similar books with different numbers or letters. Even though this is the 1st class book list two of the books are 2nd class books. Please get these. Pupils should have all their books on their first day back at school. If you are not certain you have the correct books check with me before writing on them or covering them so they can be exchanged if necessary.
    • 1 x 30cm ruler
    • 20 x Faber Castell pencils
    • 1 x Colouring pencils set
    • 1 x Parer
    • 2 x 88 page copies with a margin
    • 1 x small notebook (spelling tests)
    • 2 x A4 plastic document wallets (zip top) for carrying reader/spelling book home in school bag
    • 1 x A3 size art folder if don't already have one in the school
    • Homework journal to be purchased from the school in September for €2
      * Pupils can re-use document wallets etc from previous years
      * Art folders can be emptied and re-used
      * Please try to get ordinary rubbers/parers etc. Fancy ones are lovely but not nearly as good as ordinary ones are
  5. THIRD CLASS

    • Not Available at this time, please contact school.
  6. FOURTH CLASS

    • Not Available at this time, please contact school.
  7. FIFTH CLASS

    • ENGLISH: SPELLCHECK 5TH CLASS (Workbook by Edco)
    • ENGLISH: MY ENGLISH PORTFOLIO 5TH CLASS (Educate.ie) * This workbook will be ordered by the school and can be purchased in September (price €2.00 approx).
    • ENGLISH: WRITE HERE, BOOK H, 4TH CLASS (Cursive Style) (Folens)
    • MATHS: NEW WAVE MENTAL MATHS 5TH CLASS (Workbook by Prim Ed) * This workbook will be ordered by the school and can be purchased in September (price €5.00 approx).
    • MATHS: TABLES BOOK if you already have a tables book that will be fine, if you have to purchase one I recommend FALLONS TABLE BOOK by C.J. Fallon
    • HOMEWORK JOURNAL: Homework Journal can be purchased from the school at a price of €2.00.
    • 6 x 88 page writing copies (please buy 'Aisling' copies, best quality for writing with ink pen).
    • 2 x 88 page or 120 page Sums copies. It is advisable to buy 2 or 3 extra also as they will be used during the year.
    • 2 notebooks of good durable quality.
    • 1 Large Manuscript copy (A4 sized) for writing stories.
    • 2 Folders (ring binder, or plastic, clip style) one for music, one for other books
    • All pupils attending Learning Support should have a separate folder for their books, loose pages etc.
    • All copies to be covered, please.
    • All pupils should have a pencil, blue or black writing pen (felt-tip, ink based pens please), red pen, ruler, pencil sharpener, eraser, set of colours (pencils, or crayons, not markers).
    • 5th and 6th class pupils will use a compass and a protractor during the year, so a geometric maths set is advisable.
    • Please mark all items clearly with pupil's name.
    • A reminder that Tipp-Ex fluids are not allowed.
    • Simple calculator is required for Maths (scientific calculators not necessary).
    • English Dictionary.
    • Irish/English Dictionary.
  8. SIXTH CLASS

    • ENGLISH: SPELLCHECK 5TH CLASS (Workbook by Edco)
    • ENGLISH: MY ENGLISH PORTFOLIO 5TH CLASS (Educate.ie) * This workbook will be ordered by the school and can be purchased in September (price €2.00 approx).
    • MATHS: NEW WAVE MENTAL MATHS 5TH CLASS (Workbook by Prim Ed) * This workbook will be ordered by the school and can be purchased in September (price €5.00 approx).
    • MATHS: TABLES BOOK if you already have a tables book that will be fine, if you have to purchase one I recommend FALLONS TABLE BOOK by C.J. Fallon
    • HOMEWORK JOURNAL: Homework Journal can be purchased from the school at a price of €2.00.
    • 6 x 88 page writing copies (please buy 'Aisling' copies, best quality for writing with ink pen).
    • 2 x 88 page or 120 page Sums copies. It is advisable to buy 2 or 3 extra also as they will be used during the year.
    • 2 notebooks of good durable quality.
    • 1 Large Manuscript copy (A4 sized) for writing stories.
    • 2 Folders (ring binder, or plastic, clip style) one for music, one for other books
    • All pupils attending Learning Support should have a separate folder for their books, loose pages etc.
    • All copies to be covered, please.
    • All pupils should have a pencil, blue or black writing pen (felt-tip, ink based pens please), red pen, ruler, pencil sharpener, eraser, set of colours (pencils, or crayons, not markers).
    • 5th and 6th class pupils will use a compass and a protractor during the year, so a geometric maths set is advisable.
    • Please mark all items clearly with pupil's name.
    • A reminder that Tipp-Ex fluids are not allowed.
    • Simple calculator is required for Maths (scientific calculators not necessary).
    • English Dictionary.
    • Irish/English Dictionary.

 


SCHOOL BOOK RENTAL SCHEME

book rental

The Parent's Association run a very successful Book Rental Scheme. All the main subjects are covered with the exception of some workbooks which the children have to purchase. The scheme is open to all pupils, subject to rental agreement being signed. We find that this initiative helps to ease the financial burden of returning to school in September.

Please contact us with any further questions or queries of this scheme.

 

SCHOOL TRANSPORT

school transport

A school bus service is available for St. Patrick's National School - Ballyroebuck. It is part of the "Primary School Transport Scheme" run in conjunction with the Department of Education & Skills and Bus Éireann.

For more information on this scheme, please visit Bus Éireann's Primary School Transport Scheme webpage.

bus eireann school scheme

Further documentation and information on this scheme is also available at the Department of Education & Skills website.

SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY POLICY

technology policy

Ballyroebuck National School understands the importance of technology in today's society and believes an introduction to the world of technology at primary level will be very beneficial to a pupil's success in the future years.

Various technological resources such as broadband, interactive whiteboards, personal computers, laptops and tablet devices are integrated into Ballyroebuck National School's curriculum and both staff & pupils have access to these technologies on a regular basis during school hours. There is a strong emphasis on how to use these devices safely & securely.

Ballyroebuck National School also promotes the practice of introducing children to technology in the homeplace and can offer advice on how to safely do so.

The following guides are provided by the Irish Office for Internet Safety. They are guides for parents & children on how to use the internet effectively and safely.

 

It is highly recommended to take a moment to read these at your convenience.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

frequently asked questions

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St. Patrick's National School

St. Patrick's National School - Ballyroebuck is a vibrant primary eduaction school with a long history of strong educational ethics and a proud sporting influence. It is part of the Kilrush Parish, located in the picturesque north County Wexford region.

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