Thursday, March 14, 2013

School Note March 14th 2013


Dear Parents,

                      Last week was Book Week. A range of activities took place throughout the school. Next week is Seachtain na Gaeilge. To launch the week, a group of traditional musicians will visit the school tomorrow afternoon.

            Well done to Eoin Corby, Fifth Class, who represented Ballybrown National School in swimming, qualifying in First place at Munster Championships. Eoin then went forward to the Irish Schools Championships in Galway last weekend, taking part in two events, 50m freestyle and 100m Individual Medley. Competing against top swimmers from all four provinces, Eoin finished in First place, winning  gold in both. A wonderful achievement.

         Tomorrow, Ms Gibbons bids us farewell, having joined the staff in January 2012. She has been an excellent teacher in both Fifth and Fourth classes and a valued member of staff. We are all very sorry to see her go, none more so than the children in her care. Mrs Mulroe will return to school on Tuesday next and we are looking forward to welcoming her back.

        I would like to thank the Parents Association who recently presented the school with a cheque for €400 to buy Science equipment for the senior classes.

         This year Limerick plays host to Féile na nGael, the annual festival of hurling. Ballybrown GAA club will be very busy with Féile. Tomorrow, Friday March 15th., is Jersey Day. Children are free to wear a GAA jersey to school. €1 per child is suggested. All money goes to Ballybrown Juvenile Club.

    On Tuesday, the school took part in the INTO /Mini Sevens hurling blitz in the all-weather pitch in UL. Tomorrow, it is the turn of the girls who play in the camogie blitz.

            Please note that school closes for Easter on Friday March 22nd. at 12.30 p.m.

Gach dea-ghuí,



J. Lyons