Tuesday, September 19, 2017

21 day Community Walking Challenge


In conjunction with Get Ireland Walking and the European Week of Sport, Ballybrown Community Council  are very excited to host our own 21 Day Walking Challenge.  Walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. The aim of the challenge is to go for a walk every day for 21 consecutive days and develop a walking habit. You can walk with us or on your own. We will provide you with a special record card to keep track of your walks and help you set up and maintain a regular walking schedule.


There will be organised walks from the Community Resource Centre at 9.15am and 7.00pm Monday to Friday


To join one of these group walks meet us at the Resource Centre. Wear comfortable walking shoes and a Hi Vis top. (We will also have some Hi Vis tops available). The route for the first week will be a 4km loop from the Community Centre to Clarina Village, Bricklodge and back by Kilkeedy. There will also be a shorter option. Walkers should find a pace and distance that suits them. All are welcome.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Cumann na mBunscol fixtures

Ballybrown NS Under 13 boys football  team play Kildimo  NS  at Kildimo GAA club  at  1.15 p.m. on Tuesday September 19th. Cost €3 per child to help cover cost of bus.

Ballybrown NS under 13 girls football team  play St Paul's  NS in Mary I pitch on Wednesday September 20th at 1 p.m. €3 per child to help towards coat of bus.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

School note September 14th


Dear parents,

                     Our school football teams have had a busy week. On Thursday, the Under 13 boys drew 3-6 apiece with Monaleen NS in the City Cumann na mBunscol league. Yesterday, the girls under 13 team defeated neighbours Patrickswell NS while our boys under 11 squad play Milford NS today. Thanks to all the teachers for giving of their time and expertise.

                   Fifth class were due to begin Cycling Safety lessons yesterday but the lessons were postponed due to weather. We hope for better conditions next week.

                   Each  Sixth Class  pupil today received all details relating to transfer to secondary school. Closing date for applications is January 15th. 2018. A list of Open Nights is also on display in the school foyer.

                    Fifth and Sixth class pupils will once again take part in Whizzkids, an  IT skills programme for Fifth and Sixth Class children. The programme will commence on Friday September 29th. and will run for ten weeks.  Children in those classes will receive details tomorrow.

                   Active School: Thanks to the wonders of technology, 5th class took part in a live workout with the body coach (Joe Wicks ) on Monday, without leaving their classroom!

                      Junior Infants are now well settled in school. From Monday September 18th, the school day for all Infant classes will end at 2 p.m.

                    Allianz Pupil Personal Insurance:  There are two types: school day cover (€6) or all-year-round (€9).  This is entirely voluntary but has proven very popular with parents in the past.  Should you decide to avail of this insurance, please hand monies to the School Office by Friday September 22nd.

                        Thanks to all the families for their Art & Craft/Photocopying contributions.  If you have not yet paid this money, you can give it to  Rosemarie in the school office any day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. €35 per child or €60 family.


Le dea-ghuĂ­,


J. Lyons.




Parents Association News: There is a Recycling day planned for Friday October 6th.  Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc in bags at the school by 9.15am that morning. All families will receive bags in the next week or two.


Resource Centre News: IT kids code class commencing on Wednesday  20th Sept 3.10 to 4.10 pm cost is €70 for 12 weeks.

Dance Masters school of dance is doing a hip hop class starting this Sat 16th Sept at €6.00 a class