💥💥February – Middle Room💥💥

Here is a little snap shot of events in the middle room throughout February.

The children enjoyed sampling their food dudes fruit and vegetables and getting to know the Food Dudes characters while learning all about the importance of Fruit and Vegetables in our diet daily.

We are continuing our Tin whistle with Angela on Fridays and enjoy practising it every morning. Huge improvements all round. As Gaeilge bhíomar ag foghlaim focail agus frásai nua bunaithe ar an topaic Éadaí. Ghlac na páistí phairt i cluichí idirghníomhach agus cluiche mbeirteanna sa rang. In Maths the children have been learning about time and fractions as well as number topics Addition, Subtraction (2nd) and Multiplication and Division problems in 3rd. For English our Procedural writing continued and we also put one into practice by  following the children’s procedure for making smoothies. Lots of fun!  The children also learned about the elements of Limericks in poetry and then composed their own Limericks in pairs and then individually. They had the opportunity to recite their Limerick using the microphone in class. They were very funny. For comprehension we were focusing on Inferring meaning and will continue this next month also, as well as Determining Importance. It is so important for children to not just read each day but to discuss their understanding of the text . The children are excellent at reciting their weekly poems. The children had fun taking part in Drama lessons which included miming, freeze framing and learning a little bit about Brendan Gleeson also. We are learning our new dance The Dreoilin in preparation for Seactain na Gaeilge as well as Amhráin na bhFiann. We look forward to celebrating Seachtain ne Gaeilge and also joining up with the other classes to show off our dánta, amhráin agus damhsaí. Stay Safe is continuing in all classes right up to Easter. It is so important to discuss worksheets sent home.  The children took part in the little Heroes First Aid training and were so happy with the visit from Seán Fahy, our local star!


Wellbeing Morning Feb’23

We had a lovely morning playing various games with each other this morning. It was a really nice opportunity for children from the 3 classrooms to get together.  The wholeschool also came together to sing our Wellbeing song ‘Believe’. We also had a little chat about gratitude and it was wonderful to hear some of the children share what they are grateful for, their family and friends being a very popular answer!

Glór Tíre Superstar -Seán Fahy

We were so thrilled to have our past pupil and now Glór Tíre superstar Seán Fahy visit us today. The children were very excited! They got to ask Seán some interesting questions and they joined in a little song with Seán. Seán is a great inspiration to us all, following his dreams and doing what he loves!!

Go raibh míle maith agat as teacht ar ais chun cuairt a thabhairt orainn Sean. Táimid an-bhródúil asat!


click below for a clip of the song singing








 Inver N.S. 


in respect of admissions to the 2023/2024 school year


Admission Policy and Application Form

A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for 2023/24 school year is available as to view  and download here;




or on  request: By emailing inverns@outlook.ie or writing to : The Principal, Inver N.S., Barnatra , Ballina, Co Mayo.


PART 1 – Admissions to Inver N.S 2023/24 school year


Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2023/24 school year 

The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants.


The school will commence accepting applications for admission on  

March 1st 2023

The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on  March 22nd  2023
The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is  April 3rd 2023
The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is  April 13th 2023


Note: the school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy.


The number of places being made available in junior infants is:             17

🌟💥January in the Middle Room🌟💥

Where have the weeks gone? We have had a busy month and the children have settled back into the swing of things so well.

This month our theme in Gaeilge  was Caitheamh Aimsire and children were learning to express their hobby preference and question partners about their hobbies through card games, interactive activities and comhrá i mbeirteanna. We were also learning a little bit about changing verbs to the future tense and identifying what ending each verb gets. We will continue this work next month also. Lá gaelach continues once a month where children  come together to sing amhráin, show off what they have been learning in class as Gaeilge and also enjoy cluichí simplí with children from other classes.

In English, besides our usual reading and comprehensions, we were focusing on Author’s Intent and Determining Importance as a comprehension strategy. Grammar included plurals, synonyms and antonyms amongst others informally. We will continue to work on Procedural writing for the next month also. The children are excellent reciting their poetry, adding lots of expression and all the time building confidence. We have finished our novel The witches and will start another in a few weeks.

Catholic school’s week offered us all some time to reflect on ourselves and all that we are grateful for in life. Children really enjoyed sharing stories about things they love to do with their grandparents and a special candle was lit for all Grandparents with us and those in heaven.

Maths has been lots of fun with fraction pizza tasks, money tasks, mental maths challenges and a brief introduction to Time which will continue in February. Children need continuous practise with their tables at home. In Geography we had fun designing Map keys and personal maps. Children also learned about seasonal foods in Science and we look forward very much to continuing our Food Dudes initiative. In History we learned about St Brigid,  discussed food long ago and now and we all enjoyed making and sampling our own ‘schoolmade’ butter. Yum!

In PE we had  some super dancers for Tar Chugam and Cur brog ar an Asal. We will get to show off our wonderful skills during Seachtain na Gaeilge in March. Children also took part in a circuits workout and plenty Drama which was lots of fun! We continue our Stay Safe programme right up to Easter so please engage in the homework discussions with your child to find out what they have learned and also share your invaluable advice too.😊 For our Art lessons we did scratch art with a theme of fireworks and Dot Art. We had so much fun showing off some of our favourite toys also. Keep up the great support at home and enjoy the Bank holiday,

D. Tyrrell




Admissions Policy Amendment 2022

We have amended our Admissions Policy in line with the EPSEN Act 2022.
This allows the Minister for Education to direct a school to make certain provisions for pupils with special educational needs. We have now added this change to our policy and added the following statement:
“Inver N.S. will cooperate with the NCSE in the performance by the Council of its functions under the EPSEN Act 2004 including in particular by the provision and operation of a special class or classes when requested to do so.
Inver NS will comply with any direction served on the BOM or patron as the case may be under section 37A and any direction served on the BOM under section 67(4B) of the Education Act.”
This amendment has been completed and should you have any questions or comments please discuss with us.

💥💥Middle Room – November 22💥💥

The excitement is building for Christmas for sure and word on the street is the elves are slowly making their way to certain homes 🧐We have tried to keep the focus despite the excitement that the Toy show brought. It really is  a special time of year.😊 The children have been busy learning about Africa in History and Geography. It was really interesting to compare our lives to the lives of the Masai Tribe and the children enjoyed making their African Necklaces. (pictures to follow) We all loved learning about Nelson Mandela and the difference he has made to the lives of black people in History and this present day. The boys and girls also did a little research on their World Cup country just for fun which resulted in múinteoir and children alike learning a little something about 21 countries. For science week the children explored their reaction times and they also participated in a number of SPHE lessons for anti bullying week. We really enjoyed ODD sock day which reminds us that we are all different but we are all equal. We welcomed our little mascot Mick to our circle times.

In PE our focus has been athletics, although at times hampered by the weather.

It was lovely to explore the Bookfair while present in the hall and we are continuing our class Novel The Witches. Children enjoy Predicting, Making Connections and Questioning during novel time and regularly ask for more!!!.  We even had some children quite suspicious of staff members possibly presenting themselves as perfectly normal ladies all the while being nasty, ghastly witches underneath. Watch out for those pointy shoes, gloves and blue tinged teeth!!!

In Maths Rang a dó are working on regrouping and mental maths while Rang  a3 continue to work on multiplication and division.  As gaeilge, bhí an spórt againn ag staidear an téama Bia. Bhíomar ag cleachtadh conas ceisteanna a chur bunaithe ar an topaic agus bhí go leor cluichí againn. Bhí seans ag na pháistí a bhiachlár féin a scríobh freisin.

We continue to learn our poems each week which we regularly revise in class also. Drama has been lots of fun as were our Music lessons. The children created a storm using their body percussion which was hugely effective. We also discussed pitch and tempo. Tin whistle lessons continue and we look forward to performing with the whole school at the school concert on the 20th December.


Well done to the boys and girls who received special awards from the Kilcommon GAA Club. We are very proud of you all and indeed all the boys and girls in the school!

D. Tyrrell


⭐⭐October in the Junior Room⭐⭐

The boys and girls were very busy again this month.  They completed the theme of ‘An Scoil’ agus ‘Oíche Shamhna’ as Gaeilge.  They had great fun playing Bingo and we had a few groups that managed to get ‘a full house!’

In English, we studied three fabulous stories- ‘The Gruffalo,’ ‘The Little Red Hen’ and ‘Room on the Broom.’  The children also continued to work on their Phonological Awareness skills and handwriting skills.

In Maths, the children worked on 2D shapes.  For Maths week, the boys and girls in the Senior Room, so kindly offered to help the children in the Junior Room with our Maths Trail.  Great fun was had!

Fabulous pieces of Art were created from clay based on Halloween and the children brought  them home to show their families.  Also, we decorated the school windows in the Cill Chomáin colours to support our local team.

For P.E, the children continued to worked on Athletics.  The boys and girls are doing really well learning ‘Hot Cross Buns’ and Mary had a Little Lamb’ on  the tin whistle.

We had a lovely day on Friday before getting our holidays for a week.  All the costumes were amazing, well done to everyone!