Welcome to our school website. We're a Catholic co-educational school located in scenic Ballyadams, Co. Laois. We are very much rooted in the community and we're grateful to the support we receive from the parish community as a whole. We're a busy school and we take great pride in all the curricular and extra-curricular activities we provide to the pupils in Ballyadams. Please take your time to browse through our website and we very much welcome ideas and suggestions as to how we can improve it.
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Our Green Schools motto is 'Show your worth, be good to the earth'.
Our School Motto
Ní neart go cur le chéile
We are stronger together
Christmas Shows 2019
We are delighted to present our Christmas Shows. Eddie the Penguin will be performed by our Infant - 2nd Classes and Sherlock and Cinders will be performed by the children from 3rd - 6th Class.
The shows take place in Ballylinan Hall Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th of December with a start time of 7pm.
Please contact Pam in the office to reserve tickets for what promises to be a special night in our school calendar.
There will be complementary spot prizes for all ticket holders on both evenings of the shows. Children partaking in the Junior Show may be either collected directly after their show or will be allocated a complementary seat with their families to watch the senior show provided the seat is requested in advance.
Thanks to all for supporting our Christmas Shows.
School Closure Thursday 5th December 2019
Please note the school will be closed Thursday 5th December. This is due to the E.S.B carrying out network upgrades. There will be no electricity and heat in the school Thursday as a result. School will re - open Friday 6th. Apologies for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.
Science Week 2019
The children in 3rd and 4th Class are pictured below constructing and testing their home grown parachutes. Excellent teamwork, creativity and learning.
Halloween Parade October 25th 2019
Please see our Photo Gallery section of the website in the top search bar for incredible pictures of our memorable Halloween Parade.
Our 2019/20 Green Schools Committee were busy bees planting a swathe of daffodil bulbs.
Laois Primary Debating Championships October 2019 6th Class Ballyadams. vs Shanahoe.
Our 6th claimed honors in the opening round of the Laois Regional Debating Championships Wednesday 9th October. Team Captain Timmy Byrne and speakers Abby O'Brien & Anna Delahunt successfully opposed the motion 'Homework is a waste of time' versus Shanahoe N.S. It was a delight to welcome Principal Richie Connor and his 5th & 6th Class to Ballyadams. Both teams showed tremendous preparadness and organisation and Head Judge Padraig Ashe complemented both schools for the quality of their debating skills. In Ballyadams fashion we welcomed our guests and celebrated with a healthy mix of melon, water melon and pineapple chunks. Thanks to Ms Holden for preparing the class for the debate and we are eagerly looking forward to the next round.
Understanding Self Harm Parent Seminar