I wish to bring the following to your attention.
Last Saturday, the boys and girls of Second Class made their First Holy Communion. The day was a great success. All the hard work by Miss Curtin and the children was in evidence. The Art Display was much admired. Thanks also to Fr. Cussen and Monsignor Lane, to all the teachers and staff who assisted on the day and to all involved in the local community who helped out. A special word of thanks to the children in the Choir who gave up their Saturday morning to make the Communion a special occasion. All the hours of practice under the direction of Ms. Day really paid off. Thanks also to the members of the Parents Association who provided tea and coffee for families afterwards.
Literacy and Numeracy: Literacy surveys have been e mailed to the parents who agreed to take part. Thanks to all who are taking part. The partnership between school and parents is vital. The Numeracy survey last year revealed that parents would like information on websites that would be useful to help their children. Ms Hayes has compiled a list of these. They will be posted on the school website www.ballybrownns.ie,
Today, Junior and Senior Infant pupils went on school tour to Stonehall Farm. All classes from First to Sixth go on School Tour tomorrow. Please ensure your child is at school in time. All children are asked to stay in the schoolyard as on a normal school morning until their teacher brings them to the bus. If the weather is sunny, sunblock is advised. For Child Protection reasons, No mobile phones or cameras allowed. If there is any delay on the return journey, the school will text parents. I am sure everybody will have a great day.
Yesterday, Ballybrown NS won the Olo Cup hurling competition for the first time since 2001, defeating Milford NS in a thrilling game at the Gaelic Grounds. It was a memorable occasion and the school enjoyed great support. All the children who attended behaved impeccably and it was a day that will be remembered for years. Thanks to Tom and Evelyn O Brien and to Colm Hayes from Hayes Shop who provided much appreciated refreshments for the players. The victory was just reward for all the hard work and dedication of the entire panel of players and their trainers Mr Lordan and Mr Hodnett.
Best wishes to Barry O Connor and Jade Gillane who will play for Limerick in Semple Stadium in the Primary Game on Sunday.
School will be closed all of next week.
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