Thursday, December 13, 2018

School note December 13th

 


13-12-2018

Dear parents,

                    Fifth and Sixth classes completed a ten week programme of IT classes with Whizzkids last Friday. As ever, it was very worthwhile.

                  The children in Fourth class completed their swimming lessons in Coral Leisure Centre yesterday. Third class will start lessons on Wednesday January 9th 2019. These will take place on six consecutive Wednesdays.

                 All children in Junior and Senior Infants are eagerly looking forward to their visit to the Millennium Theatre in LIT tomorrow to attend a performance of 'Elfie Saves Christmas.'

                Two former pupils of Ballybrown NS made headlines at the weekend when Eoin Corby of National Centre Limerick set a new junior record in the men's 200m. breaststroke at the Irish Short Course Swimming Championships. On Saturday, Eoin's older brother Alan, set a new senior standard in the 100m. individual medley. Well done to both lads.

                   El Gleeson from the Redemptorist Food Appeal will visit school this afternoon  to collect food handed in by children to help the needy at Christmas. There has been a great response to her request for non- perishable items. To mark the end of our 'Tour of Europe' we will have a Festive Run today. €1 per child if possible. All funds to Redemptorist Food Appeal.

                The  school Christmas Carol Service takes place in Ballybrown Church on Thursday 20th December at 10 a.m. for parents of children from Junior infants to Second Class  and 11.15 a.m. for parents of children from Third to Sixth classes.

               School will close for Christmas holidays on Friday December 21st at 12.30 p.m. Parents of children in Junior and Senior Infants are asked to collect children at 12.10 p.m. to reduce traffic congestion.                

            'Do This in Memory' Mass takes place this Sunday December 16th at 10 a.m.

                A Christmas Eve Family Mass will be held on Christmas EveMonday 24th December at 5p.m. in Ballybrown Church. There will be a practice for this Mass for those who wish to participate in the church on Monday 17th December from 6.30-7.45pm. All children are welcome to the practice or just come on Christmas Eve.        

The Community Centre Christmas Fair takes place on Sunday 16th at 10.45a.m.

         Santa will arrive at Ballybrown GAA Clubhouse on Sunday 16th at 2.30 p.m.          

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

School note December 6th

6-12-2018

Dear parents,

                     The countdown to Christmas has begun.

                 This week, El Gleeson from the Redemptorist Christmas Hamper Appeal visited the school and spoke to the children in Fifth and Sixth classes. There is a box in the foyer if you wish to donate non-perishable food. It will be collected on Thursday December 13th.

Congratulations to Clara Neary, Junior Infants, who won a prize in an art competition run by the Children's Grief Centre. Well done, Clara.

                    Fourth class have one swimming lesson remaining of a six week module. Third class will begin lessons on Wednesday January 9th.

Today, West Midlands Theatre from Wolverhampton visited the school to stage a performance of 'Old King Cole' for children from First to 4th classes.

Pupils in Fifth and Sixth classes visited the Lime Tree Theatre today to attend a performance by the pupils of Copsewood College, Pallaskenry.

MPCC Credit Union will  be in school tomorrow Friday December 6th.

                    The Public Health team will visit the school on Monday next December 10th and Tuesday 11th to carry out vaccinations for MMR in the Junior Infant classes.

                   The  school Christmas Carol Service takes place in Ballybrown Church on Thursday 20th December at 10 a.m. for parents of children from Junior infants to Second Class  and 11.15 a.m. for parents of children from Third to Sixth classes.                  

                     Ballybrown GAA: On Sunday 16th December Santa will arrive at Ballybrown GAA Clubhouse at 2.30 p.m.

                    Website: All information relating to the school, school calendar, booklists, etc  is on the website www.ballybrownns.ie . Check in on  Twitter @BallybrownNS to keep yourself informed on school news.

 

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons

Principal

 

 

 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

School Note November 29th

29-11-2018

Dear parents,

                     Rory Collins Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)  visited the school on Monday. He met with all class teachers and conducted workshops throughout the day with teachers from different class levels. Rory met the entire staff after school to discuss progress in the Primary Language Curriculum.

                    Next Thursday, December 6th, West Midlands Theatre Company from Wolverhampton pay their annual visit to the school to stage a performance of Old King Cole for children from First to Fourth classes. 

                   MPCC Credit Union will be back in school on Friday December 7th.

                   Tenders are currently being sought for our school extension. Work on the project will start early in the New Year.

                   The  school Christmas Carol Service takes place in Ballybrown Church on Thursday 20th December at 10 a.m. for parents of children from Junior infants to Second Class  and 11.15 a.m. for parents of children from Third to Sixth classes.                  

                     Ballybrown GAA: On Sunday 16th December Santa will arrive at Ballybrown GAA Clubhouse at 2.30. There will be a DJ in the hall, entertainments for the children, Christmas Raffle and of course we get to meet Santa.

                   Parents Association  News: We are going to have a green themed Colours Day tomorrow Friday 30thNovember. Each child to contribute €2 please.                      

                    Website: All information relating to the school, school calendar, booklists, etc  is on the website www.ballybrownns.ie . Check in on  Twitter @BallybrownNS to keep yourself informed on school news.

Gach dea-ghuí,

 

J. Lyons

Principal