Thursday, December 20, 2012

School Note December 20th 2012

Dear parents,    
                     Mr. Curtin's Sixth Class organised the Christmas Fun Day on Tuesday and raised  €1100 (approx) which will go to three deserving causes selected by the children-one local, one national and one international.  Face painting, Lucky Dip, Santa, not to mention the thousands of home baked cakes and buns all added to the enjoyment of a memorable day. Thanks to all the boys and girls, Mr. Curtin, Mary Conway and everybody involved for their efforts.
The Christmas show 'Santa Goes to Ballytown' featuring children from First to Sixth took place in Ballybrown Church on Monday night. Great credit is due to Mrs Dillon and all the cast who have been rehearsing for this production. Many thanks to all who helped with costumes, transport, even sleigh construction!
A Table Quiz for pupils in 4th , 5th, and Sixth classes took place yesterday and was greatly enjoyed by all involved.. Over 100 children  took part. Thank you to the Parents Association for providing prizes.
Many parents are taking part in bagpacking in Tesco in Dooradoyle on Saturday .The Parents Association still need volunteers for bagpacking  duties between 12 noon and 2 p.m.. This is a great opportunity to make some money for school funds. Maybe there are some teenage past pupils who would help out. Please contact the school or any member of the Parents Committee.
School will close for all pupils tomorrow Friday at 12.30 p.m. and reopen on Monday January 7th., 2013.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very peaceful Christmas.
Gach dea-ghuí,


J. Lyons

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Winners in Art Competition

Ballybrown GAA & Camogie Club Art Competition


In conjunction with A Night at the Dogs


Congratulations to the following prizewinners:


Sixth Class: Alanna McGregor


Fifth Class: Oran Curran


Fourth Class: Róisín Musgrave


Third Class: Ella Shanahan



Many thanks to Jim O Farrell, adjudicator


Fun Day 18th December 2012

Sixth Class Fun Day

6th class are organising a Charity Fun Day on Tuesday 18th Dec.
After much discussion they have decided to divide the money between a local charity and a Developing World charity. Each 6th class pupil has been asked to nominate the charities of their choice and votes will then be counted to select the beneficiaries.

There will be lots of fun games and competitions, a café and a nail and face painting salon. Donations of buns and cakes would be appreciated and can be dropped in on Tuesday morning.
Raffle tickets are now on sale @ 20c each. Prizes for the raffle also needed and can be dropped in at any time.
Thank you from 6th class

School note December 13th 2012


Dear parents,

                    The Christmas Show ‘Santa Goes to Ballytoy’  will take place in St Joseph’s Church, Ballybrown on Monday next December 17th. at 7 p.m.

The members of the Peace Proms Choir will travel to the University of Limerick tomorrow for a rehearsal with renowned conductor Gearóid Grant.

The pupils in Sixth class are organising the Christmas Fun Day which will take place on Tuesday next December 18th. All details are on the website

         There will be a Table Quiz for all pupils in 4th , 5th, and Sixth classes next Wednesday afternoon. Thank you to the Parents Association for providing prizes.

         Today, members of Ballybrown GAA club presented prizes to prizewinners in the  Art competition run in conjunction with the Dog Night in Limerick Greyhound Track.

         Anybody who visited the school in the past week will have seen the wonderful entries on display from all classes as part of a competition to make Christmas decorations from recycled materials. Thanks to O Sullivan’s Centra in Clarina who provided prizes. Details of all prizewinners are on the school website.

Please note that school will end for all pupils on Friday next December 21st .at 12.30 p.m. Prompt collection of children on that day would be greatly appreciated.

The Parents Association would like to thank everyone who has volunteered for the Bag Pack. All volunteers should have received a text informing you of your allocated slot. If you haven’t received a text, please contact any member of the Committee. Volunteers are still needed for the slot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are free for even an hour at that time on Saturday December 22nd., your help would be really appreciated.

Gach dea-ghuí,


J. Lyons