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. 🙂


February 2

Annual Admissions 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 2021/22 school year is available as to view  and download here;

Admission Form 2021


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


PART 1 – Admissions to Inver N.S 2021/22 school year


Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2021/21school 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
February 2

St. Brigid’s Day 2021

The boys and girls in the Middle Room were very busy making St. Brigid’s Day crosses, her cloak patterns and drawing images of the King and making his sword and shield. They listened to the story of St. Brigid and about her cloak.

People believed St Brigid crossed through the land on the eve of her feast day and gave blessings and protection to homes and farms where crosses were hung in her honour.

Families would recite prayers, bless the rushes or straw with holy water and then each make the crosses. They would hang them over the door and around the home to welcome St Brigid. Many households kept the cross each year in the under-thatch of the house and you could tell how old a house was or how long the family had lived there by the number of crosses in the roof!

Nowadays some of these traditions still live on.

Well done boys and girls on fantastic work.

January 29

25th-29th January 2021

Here are the boys and girls from Rang a haon, Rang a Dó agus Rang a Trí who had another fun filled week of Distance Learning.

On Monday the children did some optional Mindful Monday work where they used markers and kitchen paper to make designs while playing some mindful music in the background. Look at these fantastic creations.  Who knew kitchen paper had more uses than one!

The boys and girls in Second Class created some drawings with shadow work using various dinosaurs and toys around their house to link in with their English story Dinosaur Dash. Look below to check out some amazing  talent.

The boys and girls in Third Class created a rainbow fish drawing linking in with their English Story about The Rainbow Fish. Look at the brilliant creations below. Those colourful scales are beautiful.

Some of the boys are girls went for walks on the beach, found some sea rods and seaweed, made their names in the sand and splashed in the water. Others drove on their go-kart, helped blow up the balloons and do decorations for their brother’s birthdays and cycled around.

There were lots of boys and girls super busy farming and building helping out around the house. Brilliant helpers. Other children made a science experiment, did lots of PE aswell as playing with cool aqua beads and find mini ‘ice bergs’!!

Such a fun week and these are only some of the fun things happening at home.

Another wonderful week. Well done everybody. 🙂


January 22

18th-22nd January 2021

Here are some photos from some of the children in First, Second and Third Classes from during their week.

You will see some of the hand creations from what makes you happy for the ‘Mindful Monday’ activity.

There are some photos of walks at the beaches, out farming , on the go-kart and planting daffodils for Wellness Wednesday.

You will also see some of the exploring that some of the boys and girls did around their home including floating and sinking with lego, making dams at beaches and taking a look at nearby attractions.

Lot of baking happened during the week too, some children made a yummy apple tart, chocolate chip muffins, banana muffins and making chocolate.

The Laundry Run Fun attracted a lot of fun in houses this morning creating characters like Bart Simpson, Mary Poppins, a leprechaun, Mayo footballer Ryan O’Donoghue, Rapunzel and of course themselves. I hope you cleaned up that laundry basket after you!! 🙂

Take a look and see if you can see what your friend was up to while remote learning this week. 🙂                                                       


January 15

11th-15th January 2021

Here are some photos of some of the boys and girls in the Middle Room from the past week. 🙂

Some of the children were walking, cycling, baking pancakes, doing housework, playing lego, go-karting, playing football and even doing the plank!

Others carried out a soil investigation and made an ice bauble from leaves and twigs in their garden.

Well done on a super fun week of activities boys and girls.


December 17

Middle Room Christmas Creations ☃🎁

There was great excitement making Gingerbread Houses. We had the BEST FUN making these. We used icing sugar mix, biscuits and jellies to make them. They looked so good we had to have a biscuit when they were made! Some amazing creations were made. What wonderful creators in our classroom some children even added a biscuit chimney and a chocolate door. YUMMM!😋

We made some winter displays with houses as we are learning about houses and homes in Geography. We created some penguins waddling into winter art and what wonderful penguins they are. There was lots of fun had.

December 12

Junior Room Dec. 7th – 11th🎁🎄

Well done to all the boys and girls who were working hard again this week. In Maths we were focusing this week on number stories, number sentences and  shape and pattern revision. We also had another special message from Santa who is really impressed with the children!! Golden time and popcorn and yummy chocolate coins! In Sphe we are focusing on Friendship and how to be a good friend . We are all so lucky to have wonderful friends in school.

Nearly in single digits …AAAAAAHHHH🤗  D.Tyrrell