Thursday, January 16, 2014

School note January 16th 2014


Dear parents,

                     I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                      The children from First to Fourth classes visited University Concert Hall this week for a performance of 'Music in the Classroom' last Tuesday. It was enjoyed by all.

                      As we start another year, may I take the opportunity to remind drivers of the need for caution and vigilance in the area near the school. A number of near-accidents have occurred in the short time since we returned to school. Stopping a car in a line of traffic and allowing children to run unsupervised across a busy car park can only end in tragedy. At this time of year, visibility is always an issue. Parking is not allowed in the yellow box directly in front of the main gate. Please keep bus parking areas free.

                    Attendance: In the event of any pupil reaching a total of twenty days absence from school in a school year, I am required by law to make a report to the National Education Welfare Board. Parents are advised to be aware of this and to be mindful of their child's attendance record.

                   Congratulations to Robert Corby, a Junior Cert student in Salesian College, Pallaskenry who took part in the BT Young Scientist last week. Out of 2,000 entries, 550 were chosen to go forward for the exhibition this year. Both Robert & his class mate Adrian (Kildimo) did a project on a Pulse Oximeter. They won 1st prize in the Intermediate category in the Technology section. This was the 1st time that the Salesian Secondary College entered so they were delighted. Well done to all concerned.

Community Games: The annual talent competition will take place at the end of January - date and time to be confirmed.

Draughts has commenced again this year in the Resource Centre on Thursday nights from 7-8pm. We are hoping to pick the teams tonight to represent Ballybrown/Clarina in U10, U12 &U14's. We would like if all children that have being attending would come along tonight Thursday January 16th.


Gach dea ghuí,





J. Lyons