Thursday, October 17, 2013

School note October 17th 2013


Dear parents,

                   I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                   Confirmation of pupils in 5th.and 6th classes will take place in Ballybrown Church on Thursday April 3rd 2014. at 1 p.m.

The Minister for Education has decided not to increase the pupil teacher ratio. This is good news for schools like Ballybrown NS where classes are already large. I would like to express my gratitude to all parents who made representations to local T.D's., either by letter, email or attending clinics. There are already over 50 children on the list of applicants for a place in the Junior Infants class in 2014.

                 On Monday and Tuesday, we had a visit from Exploration Dome Planetarium. All classes enjoyed the experience as Martin Conroy and his staff put on different shows to cater for all age groups. The reaction from all classes, pupils and teachers, was overwhelmingly positive. Martin made a point of remarking how interested the children were in the planetarium and praising all classes for their excellent behaviour. Such feedback is always welcome.

                 This is Maths Week and classes are involved in a range of activities, including Manga High, Maths games, Numero, Problem of the Day etc. The Problem of the Day is on the website

              Congratulations to our under 13 boys football team who have reached the City final. Today, the Under 13 girls team play in their semi- final v Milford NS. All finals are scheduled for Wednesday 23rd October in the Gaelic Grounds.

                On Friday, October 25th., the Parents Association has organised a Recycling Day. Bring unwanted clothes, sheets, towels, handbags etc. No phones or duvets, please. Please leave bags by the main gate on Friday morning.  All items will be collected by 10 a.m.

        Please see overleaf for some Community announcements.


Gach dea-ghuí



J. Lyons













The National Parents Council has organised an anti- Bullying programme for parents of primary and post-primary children.. The Limerick session takes place in the South Court Hotel, Raheen next Monday October 7.30 p.m. and lasts for two hours. Booking online at


Community Games: Our annual Halloween Party will take place on Thurs Oct 31st at Ballybrown GAA clubhouse from 7-9.30 pm for all Primary School and preschool children . Tickets on sale in school on Fri @ 5 euro. Ghoulish fun for all with games and prizes and a chance to dress up in Halloween costumes. All welcome.

Ballybrown GAA Juvenile & Camogie Clubs Fundraiser :  Social Night organised for Friday 1st November in the GAA Clubhouse, 8:30pm 'til late. Bring your own Food & Drink & we'll provide the entertainment – Tables of 8 = €100.  Music by Night Owls

For tickets & further information please contact :

Dave Dooley 087-6391983 / Denis Healy 085-1029936 / Majella Byrnes 087 6789433 / Evelyn Adams 087 2211804