Monday, April 30, 2012

School note April 26th


Dear Parents,

                   I wish to bring the following to your attention.

Tomorrow, the children in Fifth and Sixth Classes will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Joseph's Church, Ballybrown at 12 noon. Fr. Crawford will perform the ceremony. I would like to thank the teachers involved for all the work that has gone into preparations for the day.  Mrs. Mulroe, Mr. Lordan  and Mrs Dillon have worked extremely hard to ensure that every detail has been covered as has Rosemarie who was involved in compiling the booklet. Thanks also to Fr. O Connor and Pat Gallagher for their co-operation at all times.

Willie Ryan and Pat Gallagher from the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association have also visited the school to link up with the Confirmation classes andI thank them for their interest. The Parents Association will be providing light refreshments in the school directly after the Confirmation ceremony and, as ever, their efforts are appreciated. Finally, great credit is due to the children themselves who have put their hearts and souls into every aspect of the Confirmation experience including Art, Music and the many other elements involved. I am sure they will have a memorable day.

MPCC Credit Union will not be in the school tomorrow but will return the following week.

On the sports fields, Ballybrown NS enjoyed victories in hurling and camogie v Scoil Ide and Gaelscoil Chaladh an Treoighe. Lisnagry N.S., trained by Tipperary hurler Shane Mc Grath, visited us yesterday for a mini blitz for Second and Third classes.

Wassa Wassa African Drumming workshop will visit the school again next Tuesday May 1st. This has proved to be a great success in the past. $2 per child please.


Gach dea-ghuí,




J. Lyons




Thursday, April 19, 2012

School note April 19th.2012


Dear parents,

                    I would like to welcome all parents and pupils back to school for this, the last term of the school year. Already, thoughts are turning to next school year. Shaw's of the Crescent Shopping Centre are stockists of the school uniform. Each family has received today a letter from Shaw's regarding options to help you budget for uniforms for next year. Please note: Plain Navy tracksuit bottoms please- no logos or stripes.

                     All classes will go on school tour on Thursday May 24th. –five weeks from today. Details of all tours are on the back of this note. Please give the money for each tour to your child's class teacher.

                    The school will be closed on Thursday May 31st. due to the upcoming Referendum. The Annual School Sports will take place the following day Friday June 1st.

                   Next Wednesday, the Green School Committee will organise the annual Spring Clean Day. We are extremely fortunate to work in such a beautiful unspoilt environment and everybody in the school community has a part to play in keeping the school so clean. Visitors to the school frequently remark on our idyllic location.

                   The next meeting of the school's Parents' Association will take place on Monday April 23rd. at 8.30 p.m.

                     Don't forget that all information on upcoming events, school calendar etc may be viewed on

Gach dea-ghuí,



Joe Lyons