Thursday, June 12, 2014

School note June 12th 2014


Dear parents,

                     I am pleased to inform you that the school will introduce a Book Rental scheme in the next school year. This should result in considerable savings for parents. As most of the books in the junior classes are workbooks, the Book Rental scheme will initially operate from 3rd. to 6th classes. Workbooks and stationery are not included in the Book Rental scheme. Starting in the new school year, children will be able to rent 4 books for a total of €15 approx. It is hoped to increase the number of books available in future years. Book lists will be available next week. Please check the book list to see which books are available under Book Rental before you purchase.

The school calendar for 2014-2015 is on the other side of this note and has been posted on the school website. Please keep in a safe place.

             End of year School Reports will issue to all families next week along with an explanatory note re interpreting your child's standardised tests and a note regarding class arrangements for next year.  Please supply the school with a stamped addressed envelope, minimum DL size (22cm x 11 cm). Separate envelopes required for each pupil.

         The boys and girls in Sixth Class are working on the 2014 school magazine. If you wish to purchase an advertisement in this publication for a bargain price of €25, please contact the school office.

              Congratulations to the school's Under 13 hurling team who won the Limerick Leader Cup in the Gaelic Grounds today. It has been a memorable season on the sporting front with the school winning the Limerick City Cumann na mBunscol titles in Under 13 hurling and football and today's result means that Ballybrown NS are now county champions in hurling after a 13 year gap. Special thanks due to Mr Hodnett and Mr Lordan whose work bore fruit today.

             The school sports Fun Day will take place on Thursday June 19th., weather permitting.

Ballybrown GAA: Ballybrown Juvenile Club Annual Duck Race will be held on Sunday 22ndJune at O'Dea's (De Bucket) from 2pm

BBQ, Music, Novelty Boat Races, Duck Race, Bouncy Castles, Bingo, Special Guests for the Kiddies.Fun for all the family – ALL WELCOME.

Ballybrown Camogie will be having its annual fundraiser to collect your unwanted clothing, books and mobile phones. If you want to have a clean out of these items, the Camogie Club will be glad to take them off your hands. We will be having a collection point on Sunday the 22nd of June between 5:30pm and 6:30pm in Ballybrown GAA club. For further details or to arrange collection, please make contact with Ger Curtin on 087 9370972.


Gach dea ghuí,



J. Lyons