Wednesday, May 23, 2012

School Note May 23rd 2012

23-5-2012.

Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

Last Saturday, the boys and girls of Second Class made their First Holy Communion. The day was a great success. All the hard work by Mrs Dillon and the children was in evidence. The Art Display put together by Anna Henn was much admired. Thanks also to Monsignor Lane who filled in for Fr. O Connor, to Mrs Mulroe who assisted on the day and to all involved in the local community who helped out. Thanks also to the ladies of the Parents Association who provided tea and coffee for families afterwards.

All classes go on School Tour tomorrow. Please ensure your child is at school in time. Tour details are on www.ballybrownns.ie

 All children are asked to stay in the schoolyard as on a normal school morning until their teacher brings them to the bus. No spending money needed. No mobile phones allowed. If there is any delay on the return journey, the school will text parents. I am sure everybody will have a great day. All teachers will be accompanying classes so school will not be open to receive pupils.

Well done to all the children who represented the school at the Limerick City Sports in UL yesterday. As usual, their behaviour was impeccable. The performances on the track were excellent. The school won Best Boys School in our category and achieved Third Place in the Girls School Category. Congratulations all round. Thanks also to Mr Lordan and Mr Hennessy, team managers and to the parents who turned up to support.

Congratulations to Orla Curtin, Rang A Sé, who has been chosen to play for Limerick in the Primary Game camogie v Tipperary in Semple Stadium on Sunday. This is a great honour for the school Best wishes to our Under 13 hurling and camogie teams who will play in the City Cumann na mBunscol semi-finals on Friday in St. Patrick’s GAA field.

The school will be in use as a Polling Station for the referendum on Thursday May 31st. No school for pupils on that day. The school sports Fun Day will be held on the following day Friday June 1st.,weather permitting. School will end for all pupils at 2 p.m. on that day.

Gach dea-ghui

 

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J. Lyons

Principal

 

 

 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Camogie & Hurling news

Hurling

 

 

Training: Monday at 3 p.m. at the old field in Clarina

 

Semi-Final: V Gael Scoil

 

Date:               Friday 25th  May

 

Time:               2 p.m.

 

Venue:             St. Patrick’s GAA Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camogie

 

 

Training:  Wednesday at 3 p.m. at school field

 

Semi-Final V Patrickswell NS

 

Date:               Friday 25th May

 

Time:               12 noon

 

Venue:             St Patrick’s GAA Club

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Letter May 17th

 

 

 

17-5-2012.

Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

First Holy Communion will take place in St Joseph’s Church next Saturday May 19th. at 11 a.m. Final preparations are under way. It is important that all choir members attend.  School will end for Second class pupils at 12.30 p.m. tomorrow. We wish Fr O Connor a speedy recovery from his recent illness.

Tomorrow, Friday, is Jersey Day. To mark the beginning of the Munster Senior Championships this weekend, we ask all pupils to wear a jersey to school, (Preferably GAA or  a green garment). There is no money involved! Details on http://munster.gaa.ie/2012/05/16/munster-gaa-jersey-day-may-18th/

All classes will go on School Tour next Thursday May 24th. Details overleaf.  All monies to be paid to your child’s teacher by tomorrow morning, please.

On Tuesday June 12th, the school’s Parents Association has organised a speaker, Ms Ann O Sullivan, to speak to parents on Transition from Primary to Secondary School. This will be of special interest to parents of pupils in 5th. and 6th. classes.

Topics will include choosing a post primary school, what to expect in post primary etc. This seems like a very relevant topic and I commend the Parents Association for this initiative. Further details nearer the event.

Best wishes go to our Under 13 hurling & camogie teams who have reached the semi-finals of the Cumann na mBunscol competitions which will be played next Monday and Friday respectively. I wish Mairead Hannon a speedy recovery from her injury.

Please remember that normal school activity will go on right up to end of term on June 29th. Any easing- off in Homework, Healthy Eating, correct uniform and neat appearance will be dealt with promptly.

Gach  dea-ghuí

 

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J. Lyons

Principal