Thursday, May 25, 2017

School note May 25th

25-5-2017.

Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                         Ballybrown NS  under 13 camogie team will attempt to retain the Limerick City Cumann na mBunscol title in the Gaelic Grounds at 10.45 a.m. next Monday v  Milford NS.  The boys Under 13 hurling team will attempt to win the Olo Cup for the first time since 2014 when they meet Kildimo NS at 12.20 p.m. on the same day.  Thanks to all the team trainers who put so much time and effort into coaching our school teams.

                All classes will be on school tour on Thursday June 22nd.  All teachers will be on tour that day also so the school will be closed.  If possible, all tour monies should be in by Wednesday May 31st as the school has to confirm numbers with bus companies and the various venues that classes will visit.

               School Sports Day is the following day Friday June 23rd, weather permitting.

               On Monday last, we were fortunate that three musicians visited the school to perform traditional music for all classes during the course of the day.  Many children involved with the local Comhaltas group joined Cian, Dale and Aisling in providing wonderful entertainment.  Thanks to Cora Harty for arranging this visit.

                 As we approach the end of another school year, please ensure that you inform the school of the reason for any absences.  Notes were provided for this purpose at the beginning of the school year.  The school has a statutory obligation to make a report to Túsla in the case of every child who is absent for twenty days or more in any school year.  It is vital that you furnish the school with a reason for any absences.             

           Parents Association News:

            Colours Day (Purple) - This was a huge success with €600.80 collected on the day. Thank you to all who wore purple on the day in memory of our dear friend and fellow parent Margaret. We appreciate all your support for such a worthy cause - €300 will be donated to Milford with the balance for the Parents Association fund supporting school items.

            First Communion: Just to say a word of thanks to the 1st class parents who volunteered for the teas/coffees in the community centre after the Communion Mass.


    Gach dea-ghuí,

 

J. Lyons

Principal            

             

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

School note May 18th

Dear parents,

                      Last Saturday, 40 children from Ballybrown NS received their First Holy Communion. It was a beautiful day, a wonderful occasion and a credit to everybody involved. Thanks to all teachers, school staff and parents   who contributed to a wonderful occasion. Over 100 boys and girls gave up their Saturday morning to sing in the choir. Thanks also to Fr Cussen and his team in St Joseph's Church for their unfailing courtesy. 

    Science: Ms Gibbons received news today that Ballybrown NS has achieved    a Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Award.  This was based on evidence presented on Science activities going on in all classes throughout the school over the past year. Special thanks to Ms Gibbons for coordinating the work and compiling the submission.

              Well done to all the children, 50 in all, who took part in the Limerick City Sports at UL yesterday.  Thanks to Mr Sheehy, Mr Keoghan and Mary Conway who looked after the team and to all the children. As usual, their behaviour was excellent. It was great that so many parents attended to support the team.

              Best wishes to our under 13 camogie team who are in the City Cumann na mBunscol semi final tomorrow. Throw in 12 noon. The boys played holders Milford NS today in the Olo Cup semi final and won by 2-5 to 1-1.  Our opponents in the final are Kildimo NS.  

 Hurling coaching with Killian Gavin and Peter Nash resumes tomorrow Friday for boys and girls in Mr Sheehy's class.

                      All classes will be on school tour on Thursday June 22nd. All details are on the school website www.ballybrownns.ie.  It would be appreciated if tour monies could be submitted by Wednesday May 31st. Each pupil pays tour money to his/her own class teacher..        

                                       We have recently enjoyed a spell of very fine weather.  Pupils may wear plain navy shorts to school if they wish. No denim, stripes or logos. PLEASE write your child's name on all fleeces, polo shirts etc!!!

 

Gach dea-ghuí,

 

J. Lyons

Principal.

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Parents Association: Colours Day with a difference

To honour the memory of our friend and fellow parent, Margaret Fitzgerald, RIP, and in support of the wonderful work done by Milford Hospice, the Parents Association would like all pupils (& staff) to wear something purple, ie socks, a hair clip, T  shirt etc tomorrow Friday, May 19th for Colours Day. A suggested donation of €2 would be most welcome. All monies raised will be divided equally between the Parents Association and Milford Hospice

 

BALLYBROWN/CLARINA COMMUNITY GAMES: Sports Evening

The Ballybrown/Clarina sports evening will take place in the Community Field this Friday 19th May at 6.30 pm.There will be events for all on the night. The cost is €3.00 per child. This is always a great evening so we would like to see as many of you as possible come along and take part.

Please check out our Facebook page for further details.

https://www.facebook.com/ballybrownclarinacommunitygames/

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

School Note May 11th

Dear parents, 

                 It has been another busy week here in Ballybrown NS. Preparations are almost complete for First Holy Communion which takes place on Saturday in Ballybrown Church at 11 a.m..  The Art work on display is a credit to all the boys and girls who have worked so hard for this special day. Thanks to all teachers and staff for their efforts and to Fr Cussen who takes a great interest in the school.

            On Wednesday, May 17th, 50 children from Ballybrown NS will take part in Limerick City Sports in UL.

            The school's Under 13 hurling and camogie teams have qualified for the semi finals of the Limerick City Cumann na mBunscol leagues.  The hurling semi final is fixed for Thursday at 10:00 am.  The camogie semi final will take place on Friday 19th at 12 noon. Both games in Monaleen GAA club.  Yesterday, the school was victorious in the Hurling blitz run by Salesian Secondary School in Pallaskenry, defeating Shauntrade NS in the final. Today, a team consisting of Barry Adams, Diarmuid Collins and Michael Gavin won the City Hurling Skills Competition held in Mungret GAA club.

            All classes will be on school tour on Thursday June 22nd. All details are on the school website www.ballybrownns.ie.  It would be appreciated if tour monies could be submitted by Wednesday May 31st. Each pupil pays tour money to his/her own class teacher.

                  Please check the school website www.ballybrownns.ie or follow us on Twitter @BallybrownNS to keep yourself informed on school news.        

Gach dea-ghuí,

 

J. Lyons

Principal

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Colours Day with a difference

To honour the memory of our friend and fellow parent, Margaret Fitzgerald, RIP, and in support of the wonderful work done by Milford Hospice, the Parents Association would like all pupils (& staff) to wear something purple, ie socks, a hair clip, T  shirt etc on Friday, May 19th for Colours Day. A suggested donation of €2 would be most welcome. All monies raised will be divided equally between the Parents Association and Milford Hospice. 

BALLYBROWN/CLARINA COMMUNITY GAMES

Community Games All Irelands

Well done to all 16 children that travelled to represent Limerick in the All Irelands in Dublin last weekend. They all had a fabulous time and the experience will live in their minds forever. Thanks for all the support they got from the community.

 

Sports Evening

The Ballybrown/Clarina sports evening will take place in the Community Field on Friday 19th May at 6.30 pm.

There will be events for all on the night. The cost is €3.00 per child. This is always a great evening so we would like to see as many of you as possible come along and take part.

Please check out our Facebook page for further details.

https://www.facebook.com/ballybrownclarinacommunitygames/