Over the past few weeks the children from Junior Infants to 6th Class have been learning all about the life and works of the American artist Jackson Pollock.
He experimented with line, scale, and paint and in doing so, created a new way of painting. Pollock broke with the conventions of painting by taking the canvas from its traditional easel and placing it on the floor. He then worked around the canvas, dripping, splashing, flinging, and smearing paint. He put holes in the bottom of paint cans, squeezed paint from a tube, and even used a turkey baster or stiff brush. His process caused the paint to build up, layer upon layer.
The children have considered the choices Pollock made with regard to painting. They focused on line, material, scale, and the artistic process while also learning how to discuss, compare, and think critically about nonrepresentational, or abstract, paintings.
Here is some of the fantastic pieces they have created…
Our annual Fr. O’Shea Appeal for Zimbabwe cake sale and monster raffle will be held this Wednesday, 19th February. We are calling on all the bakers and bun makers in Ballylinan to bake for us! These goodies and treats are always in great demand. As some pupils in the school have nut allergies, please make sure that your delicious baking is nut free. We know that we can depend on your support and that our cake stall will be very well stocked! Please ensure that your containers and lids are labelled with child’s name and room number. Please also give your child a bag or container to bring home their purchases. The money raised will be donated to the Franciscan Missionary Union and will be used to help the children of Zimbabwe. Thank you for your support.
Please visit www.ballylinannationalschool.com and scroll until you see ‘Categories’. Click Gaeilge, you can hear some of our pupils reading some short poems and conversing in Irish. Is féidir libh éisteacht lenár ndaltaí ag caint as Gaeilge. Bainigí triail as!
Over the past few weeks the children from Junior Infants to 6th Class have been learning all about the life and works of the American artist Jackson Pollock. Take a look at our website for some examples of creations inspired by his work!
A big thanks to all who supported our 2020 calendar by placing an advertisement for their business.
Tin whistle for both groups tomorrow (Tuesday) this week.
Enrolments are now completed. If you know of anyone who may have neglected to enrol their child, please ask them to contact the school immediately. Thank you.
Zim Day on Wednesday, 19th February. School will be closed on Thursday and Friday this week (20th & 21st) for the mid term break. Normal closing times (2 pm and 3 pm) on Wednesday 19th.
Zim Day will be on Wednesday week, 19th February. For the first time ever it will be held on a Wednesday. The 20thand 21st are our mid-term break. Like other years it will consist of a monster cake sale and raffle. Tickets for the raffle will go on sale next Wednesday 12th February priced at 50c each. There will be at least one or two winners in each class.
We are calling on all bakers to provide us with delicious cakes, buns and treats for our cake sale. We know we can depend on your support!
The Bishop of Harare said lately that things were not right in Zimbabwe, so all money raised will go to help the children.
Green School News
We will be having a visit from an An Taisce representative to see the work we are doing towards gaining our Biodiversity flag. The pupils of the Green School Committee have been busy for months feeding the birds, keeping an eye on our wildflower bed, bug hotels and wild meadow. Earlier in the year they also planted butterfly bushes and a tree to attract more wildlife.
Triple P Junior & Teen Groups/ Fear- Less Seminars
Midlands Area Parenting Partnership are delivering programs for parents of primary school children over the coming months. Visit www.askaboutparenting.ie .
If you visit www.ballylinannationalschool.com and scroll until you see ‘Categories’ and click Gaeilge, you can hear some of our pupils reading some short poems and conversing in Irish. Is féidir libh éisteacht lenár ndaltaí ag caint as Gaeilge. Bainigí triail as!
Ballylinan GAA registration day for club membership will be held on Sunday 16th February from 12pm to 2pm. Refreshments will be served on the day. New members welcome.
If you want one, they’ll only be available this week! A big thanks to all who supported our calendar by placing an advertisement for their business. Available from the office.
If you know of anyone else considering enrolment for next year, please ask them to contact the school immediately. Thank you.
Zim Day on Wednesday, 19th February. School will be closed on Thursday and Friday (20th & 21st) for the mid term break. Normal closing times (2 pm and 3 pm) on Wednesday 19th.