April 22

👐🏼🌱🍀🍃🌍🌘World Earth Day 22nd April 2021🌗🌒🌏🌞🌛🌙✨🌴☘

We had great fun in the Middle Room discussing all the things we can do to help our earth We even got lyrics of a song made to really emphasis the important part we all play to have a happy earth.

Take a look at the poster competition we had. The competition was tough as they were all super but there could only be one winner. So well done Darragh! What a talented group of artists we have in our school.

We also went to the shore to check out what lives on the shore white investigating what shells are there and what they live on.

While we were on our way to the shore we did a litter collection so show his much we care about our planet Earth.

We also sowed some seeds to help with the habitats of other species for World Earth day. Look at all the talented gardeners in our classroom, Now all we need is lots of heat and sunshine.

We created butterflies using different things we find in our environment such as flowers, grass and branches. Have a look at them below.

Always remembering “Clean and green is the perfect dream” #worldearthday2021


April 16

💥💥Junior Room 💥💥 April 12 -16th

A very busy first week back after the break. We are learning to add using our coins and look forward to more money activities next week. In English our focus is procedural (step by step) writing and this will continue for the next few weeks. (class sample below) We enjoyed learning  the names of and examining  some beautiful shells from the seashore. We had limpets, whelks, oysters, periwinkles, cockles and by far the most popular the Tower shell, with it’s beautiful spiral shape. The children enjoyed comparing the patterns and the textures. Thank you Saraid for sharing your shells with the class. In Gaeilge we are currently working on the theme of An Teilifís and we had circle time to revise our feelings and things we enjoy in SPHE. We will commence the first Stay safe lesson next week. With the beautiful weather we had special library time outside as well as our gymnastics lesson in PE. We focused on balance poses, pathways and the pencil roll this week, some of which were quite challenging but fun. For Art, children painted and decorated a rock which will be used for our little Gáirdín patch. Next week we will visit the shore to gather another for decoration. We will also plant lettuce and spring onion and observe the growth. The boys and girls worked really hard learning their spellings during the week. Keep up the wonderful effort at home and in school. D. Tyrrell





April 5

Admission Notice

 Inver N.S. 


in respect of admissions to the 2021/2022 school year


Admission Policy and Application Form

A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for 2021/2022 school year is available  to view  and download here;

Admission Form 2021



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 2021/2022 school year


Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2021/2022 school year 

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


The school will commence accepting applications for admission on  


12th 2021

The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on  May 

4th  2021

The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is  May

14th 2021

The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is May

24th 2021


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:             8


March 26

💥💥Junior Room 💥💥March 22nd -26th🐣


A very happy Easter 🐣to everyone. Here is a little snapshot of the week. We had our special awards ceremony today and our class were very excited to get the Tidiest Classroom award for this month. Well done to all the boys and girls for working so hard over the past 4 weeks in school. We look forward to coming back on April 12th. We plan to plant some seeds in the mini ‘gáirdín’ upon our return. Our Active flag arrived yesterday so we will also have a celebratory day in April. In the meantime keep up the reading at home, have lots of playtime and eat lots of treats at Easter! D. Tyrrell

March 12

💥💥Junior Room💥💥 March 8th -12th

How fast the week goes by! We learned and wrote about St. Patrick and we were predicting and measuring in Maths using our balances . We had fun making our special clay hearts for the moms and we continue to work on our mom questionnaire which was very amusing. Let’s just say some of the mom’s are a lot older than they say according to the boys and girls and their talents are cooking, washing dishes and giving hugs!! When asked when mom was most beautiful the general consensus was ‘All the time!’ as well as when she smiles and when she is going to a wedding! How cute! We starting practising ‘shoe the donkey’ for PE and we can continue to practise this at home too. We had plenty of reading in groups, wholeclass and individually. Keep up the reading every night and revision of tricky words/phonics sounds as I can see the benefit in class . Well done everyone! D. Tyrrell

March 5

March 1st – 5th 💥💥Junior Room💥💥

A wonderful first week back together! This week we focused on our topic of Spring. The children wrote about Spring and we were all so proud of our wonderful writing! We also had fun doing our Spring paintings which are so unique just like every one of the boys and girls.  We enjoyed Buddy reading each day  and  on Thursday we enjoyed some library time and completed a book scavenger hunt to celebrate World Book day.  We focused on Addition in Maths and Friendship in SPHE. We celebrated being back together today with a DISCO (some impressive moves!!) and a little building challenge with raisins and toothpicks. Some very obvious engineers in class! Well done everyone on the wonderful effort and for bringing a smile each morning! D. Tyrrell

February 25

22nd-26th February 2021

The boys and girls in the Middle Room had another brilliant and final week of their distance learning. There were two birthdays celebrated this week Rhían was 9 and Chris was 8. A BIG Happy Birthday boys!!

The children got to make their name from their favourite things for our STEM project making sure it was the same length as themselves. They had lots of stories telling why and how they used what they did to make their name.

Some children decorated potatoes for creative art. Have a look at the creations below. On mindful Monday the children drew circles and thought of the different ways that circles show around us. Have a look what some of the boys and girls thought of.

There was lots of sight seeing and nature walks around the local beaches, trails and forests during the week with lots of signs of spring around including the longer evenings and the daffodils growing.

Everyone had a brilliant time on the MFitness whole school Zoom workout this afternoon. Well done to all.

We are all really excited about going back to school on Monday to see friends and learn from the classroom again.

See you all on Monday.

February 17

15th-17th February 2021

The boys and girls in the Middle Room had another busy week on at home between Seesaw, Zoom, Pancake Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, a ‘crazy hat’ party, electricity going and getting their MIDTERM holidays.

The electricity going out on Valentine’s Day morning was the major feature in our classroom’s news this weekend but thankfully they had lots of board games and cards to keep you entertained. Have a look at some of the games that were played. Look at some roses and cards that were delivered to some of the students in our classroom too. It was a busy week with farming this week the baby lambs are being born at the minute as it is now spring time.

Have a look at some of the smiley pancakes which were made in the classroom for Pancake Tuesday with excellent pancake making, flipping, tossing and decorating skills. Some of the students made acrostic poems with the word PANCAKE while others made pancake topping recipes, wrote a poem inside a pancake template, designed a pancake for their classmates, parents and grandparents while others made pancake menus and write down the steps to make a pancake!!

Our class did some readings about Ash Wednesday and had a think about what their Lenten promise will be some boys and girls are giving up some things and some boys and girls are taking up some things.

These students deserve a brilliant, fun filled and exciting MIDTERM for working so so so hard over the past 5 and a half weeks online making history being taught from home. Have a sneak peak at some of the artistic creations for the crazy hat party. I am so proud of you all.

Well done and have a brilliant break you all deserve it so much. 😊


February 11

8th-12th February 2021

Another busy week amongst the wonderful boys and girls in the Middle Room. They had super fun preparing for Valentine’s Day and learning about the traditions all over the world and it was Ruby and Rocha’s birthday.

Some children designed Valentine’s cards and art from paint, buttons, tinfoil, pipe cleaners, beads , markers and pieces of cards. On family made flower arrangements for Valentine’s Day too.

Other children had great fun on their go-karts making a cool fort, feeding the donkeys, finding their sweeping brush stuck in an “ice berg” while others were making images from beading and out walking on the beaches. It is a busy season for calving a lambing so all our farmers in the room were busy checking on all the newborns. Now we know for sure that spring has sprung!!

For Mindful Monday they created Calm Jar from water, glue, pompoms, glitter, grass and colourful tape while reusing glass jars from their home. Mia and Emma starred on the Nuacht on TG4 in support of Chantelle Padden who is on The Voice UK singing competition. We wish her well in the competition and I know from the news that the class wrote on Monday morning that we were all watching her on TV last weekend.

Have a look at some beautiful free hand art that was done by students in our classroom. The detail is just super.

Then on Thursday evening the SNEACHTA appeared. Have a look at the fun they had in the snow between making snow angels, snowmen and snow volcanoes!!




February 5

1st – 5th of February 2021

The girls and boys in Múinteoir Aoife’s Room have been out and about in the first week of spring in between their Zoom Classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Have a look at what some of them have been up to.

The weather did not stop alot of the boys are girls carry out their spring nature walk where they say lot of new growth including buds and flowers on tulips, trees, shrubs and daffodils. Some children listed to the baby birds sing while others enjoyed the longer days which meant more time to have fun outdoors around the house and at the beaches.

Some children made brownies, pancakes, yummy hot chocolate, a kitkat house and a lava lamp while others were having great fun doing their HITT lessons from the letters of their names and on their tractor. Other children painted stones and were checking on their chickens all week making sure they were fed and watered regularly.

Enjoy the photos. 🙂