Wednesday, January 23, 2013

School note January 24th. 2013


Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                    Almost 50 children from this school will take part in Peace Proms, a cross-border choral initiative, in the University of Limerick on Sunday next. They have been practising since September. I am grateful to Mrs Dillon for taking on this project.

                Next week is Catholic Schools Week and the school will mark this in a variety of ways. Fr O Connor will conduct a prayer service on Monday in the school.

                Parents are reminded that tomorrow Friday January 25th. is the closing date for applications to be enrolled in Junior Infants in 2013-2014

             The Department of Lifelong Learning & Outreach at University of Limerick is hosting a talk on Internet Safety on  Saturday, 9th February, from 10am to 12 noon. Fee: €10. Venue: University of Limerick. Tel: 061 202530 / 202047. E-mail: . Please book in advance. Topics covered include issues such as social networking, searching online, online gaming, YouTube, cyber-bullying and mobile phone safety.                      

                  Ballybrown Camogie Registration night: Fri 8th February 8pm-9.30pm. €20 per child, max €30 per underage family. New players welcome-  bring a copy of birth cert. Any queries please contact Club Secretary Sarah Byrnes 086-0336590.


           Finally, I urge parents to speak to your children about safety in the vicinity of the school. 260 children enter and exit the school in a short space of time every day. Children should never be allowed to walk through the staff parking area, especially when visibility is poor at this time of year. All parents should use the Community car park or the Church car park. It would be appreciated if the yellow box in front of the school could be kept clear as well as the disabled parking areas and bus spaces. Safety of pupils is our priority at all times.

Gach dea-ghui,



J. Lyons