Thursday, October 23, 2014

School note October 23rd 2014

23-10-2014.

 

Dear Parents,

                     Well done to all involved with our boys' and girls' football teams who played in the City Cumann na mBunscol finals at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday.

The girls' team under the guidance of Mrs Mulroe, Ms O Connor and Mrs Hanly  won the school's first ever title in ladies' football in a dramatic finish. The boys were defeated by St Paul's but played their hearts outs. Thanks to Mr Lordan and Mr Hodnett for all their work during the season.

                Parent teacher meetings will take place on Wednesday and Thursday November 26th and 27th between 3.15 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. The school will contact you closer to the date to confirm appointments.

          School closes tomorrow for mid term and reopens on Monday November 3rd.

The school's Halloween fancy dress party will go ahead tomorrow October 24th. Sixth Class decorated the Halla today.  As a Green School, home-made costumes made from Recycled Material are recommended.

                         Swimming classes for Fourth Class in Askeaton Leisure Centre will start on Wednesday November 12th for a six-week block.       

Ballybrown Juvenile GAA club: Halloween Disco and Fancy Dress Friday October 31st. Children up to Second class 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Under 14's 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

€5 per child

Community Council:November Fair on Sunday 2nd November starting at 10.45am in Community Resource Centre.Cake Sale, Mini Farmer's Market, Bric a Brac, Children's Books and Toys, Face Painting, Raffle, Complimentary Refreshments, Halloween Mask Competition Prize Giving.

Wanted​ in aid of Resource Centre: Almost new or unused Bric a brac, Children's Books ​and Toy. Please drop to the Resource Centre from Tues. 28th to Fri. 31st Oct. between 9.00am and 12.30pm​

 

Gach dea ghuí,

 

______________

 

Joe Lyons

Principal

Friday, October 17, 2014

Problem of the Day Friday October 16th

Problem of the Day

Friday October 17th. 2014

 

Rang a haon agus a dó:

 

Name 2 shapes that cannot roll.

 

A farmer had 24 cows in his herd on Monday. He bought 12 more at the mart on Tuesday, sold 10 on Wednesday and bought 5 more on Thursday. When he came home from the mart on Friday, he had 40 cows. How many did he buy on Friday?

 

 

Rang a trí agus a ceathar

 

Peter had €40. He spent a quarter of his money on toys and €12 on DVD's. How much money had he left?

 

The score in the 1971 Munster Final was:

Limerick 4-16: Tipperary 3-18.

 

Which team won? By how many points?

How many goals and points were scored in total?

How many years ago was 1971? If John was 9 years old in 1971, what age is he now?

 

 

Rang a cúig agus a sé

 

Mark has 6 coins. One third of his coins are 10c coins. The value of the 10c coins is equal to 1/8 of the total value of all the coins. What coins has he? How much money has he in total?

 

An orange and 2 apples cost €1. An apple and 2 oranges cost 80c. How much does an apple cost? How much does an orange cost?

 

 

 

A football team won two games more than it lost. If it won 3/5 of all its games, how many games did it play?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Correction to Problem of the Day

Problem Number 1 for Rang a Trí agus a Ceathar should read:


How would you put 30 apples in 4 boxes so that each box contains an odd number of apples?

School note October 16th 2014

16-10-2014

Dear parents,

                   This week is Maths Week. A wide range of activities is going on in the school. Please check the website for the Problem of the Day.

                    The school's Under 13 football teams have reached the semi final of the City Cumann na mBunscol leagues. The boys play Kildimo NS today while the girls under 13 team play St Paul's tomorrow. Both matches in UL.

                   Both 2nd class and 5th class will be holding a cake sale on Thursday 23rd.  October to raise funds for  Oranjekloof Primary School in Hout Bay, South Africa. All proceeds will go directly to the school. All donations of cakes and buns welcome. There will also be a stationery drop off point in the Halla on the day to deposit any kind of school- related stationery, e.g copies, pencils. Please support us.

                 The Halloween Fancy Dress and Disco will take place in school on Friday 24th. Home-made, original costumes please.

               All families received Code of Conduct notes recently. Please read these with your children and sign the last page before returning the signed page to the school.

               Fr. Cussen has reminded me that the Do This in Memory Mass for children in Second Class will be celebrated on Sunday October 19th at 10.00am.  First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday May 16th at 11 a.m.              

                 Parents Association: There is a Recycling day planned for tomorrow Friday 17th.  October 2014.  Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc in bags at the school by 9.15am that morning.  No phones or duvets, please. Please leave bags by the main gate on Friday morning.  All items will be collected by 9.15 a.m. The Parents Association would really appreciate some volunteers to help with the bags from 8.45 a.m. Please contact Breda Mc Carthy on 087 7988475 if you can spare thirty minutes in a very worthwhile cause. Many thanks in advance for your help.

Ballybrown/Clarina Community Games have started back at DRAUGHTS every Wednesday evening starting at 7pm in the Resource Centre, there is a small charge of €1 per child. It is open to all boys and girls and we hope to have teams in U10's, U12's & U14's. Training will be provided. The kids love it so bring them along.

              Ballybrown GAA: The Parish League takes place on Saturday October 18th. starting with the O Grady Cup (Under 12) at 1 p.m. Under 6 match at 2 p.m. At 2.45 p.m. Under 8 and Under 10 matches.

Gach dea-ghuí,

____________

J. Lyons

Principal

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Problem of the Day Wednesday

 

 

 

Problem of the Day

 

Wednesday October 15th.

 

Rang a haon & a dó

 

What is the only month with three letters in its name?

 

October is the 10th month. What is the 9th. month?  Name the 3rd month of the year.

What month has the least number of days?

How many months have 31 days?

 

 

Rang a trí agus a ceathar

 

Name 4 places that are between 1 km. and 10 km. from this school.

 

How long would it take you to travel from Clarina to Dublin by car? (Estimate only)

 

Estimate how many books are in the Library in your classroom.

 

 

Rang a cúig & a sé

 

1.   ¾ of Mary's money is €24. How much money has Mary?

 

2.   Mary spent ¾ of her money. She has €24 left. How much money had she in the beginning?

 

3.  James has €96.

 

What is 75% of  his money?

 

What is 37.5 % of his money?  What is 0.625% of his money?

 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Problem of the Day Tuesday October 14th.

 

 

 

 

 

Problem of the Day Tuesday October 14th.

 

 

 

 

Rang a hAon agus a Dó

 

Fill in the missing numbers: 12, 16, 20, -, -,

 

40, 37, 34, 31, -, -,

 

 

Rang a Trí agus Rang a Ceathar

 

Today is Tuesday October 14th.

What date was last Tuesday?

What date is next Tuesday?

 

How many Tuesdays in October 2014?

What date was last Friday?

How many Fridays in October 2014?

How many Thursdays in October 2014?

 

On what day of the week will November 1st.2014 fall?

 

Rang a Cúig agus Rang a Sé

 

If €1 is worth £ 0.60 UK

 

How many Euro would you need to buy £30 UK?

 

 

A snail is at the bottom of a 12 metre well. Each hour he climbs three metres and slips back 2 metres. How long does it take for the snail to reach the top of the well?

 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Problem of the Day Monday October 13th 2014

Rang a haon agus a dó

 

There are 14 boys and 15 girls in a class. How many children are in the class? If 2 of the boys and 3 of the girls were absent, how many children would be at school?

 

Third and Fourth Classes

 

One tenth of a number is 5. What is half the number?

Today is October 13th. 2014. John was twelve years old on last Friday. What is his date of birth?

 

Rang a cúig agus a sé

 

4/7 of the children in a school are boys. If there are 140 boys, how many girls are there? How many pupils in the school?

 

 

Find out what number each letter (0 to 9) represents

                                                          AAA

                                                        +BBA

                                                        10 0 0

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

School note October 9th.2014

9-10-2014

Dear parents,

                                      Next week is Maths Week and classes are involved in a range of activities, including Maths trails, Maths Art, Target Boards, Numero, Problem of the Day etc. The Problem of the Day will appear on the website www.ballybrownns.ie

 

Last Saturday, a team from this school took part in the Ard Scoil Ris hurling Blitz. It was a long day but an enjoyable and successful one. Ballybrown NS won the Shield, defeating Clonlara NS in the final. Thanks to Mr. Lordan and all the parents who gave of their time.

Both 2nd class and 5th class will be holding a cake sale on Thursday 23rd.  October to raise funds for  Oranjekloof Primary School in Hout Bay, South Africa. All proceeds will go directly to the school. All donations of cakes and buns welcome. There will also be a stationery drop off point in the Halla on the day to deposit any kind of school- related stationery, e.g copies, pencils. Please support us.

 

All families received Code of Conduct notes yesterday. Please read these with your children and sign the last page before returning the signed page to the school. Our motto in regard to good behaviour is summed up in four words: Be Nice To Everyone.

 

Parents Association: There is a Recycling day planned for Friday 17th.  October 2014.  Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc in bags at the school by 9.15am that morning.  No phones or duvets, please. Please leave bags by the main gate on Friday morning.  All items will be collected by 9.15 a.m. The Parents Association would really appreciate some volunteers to help with the bags from 8.45 a.m. Please contact Breda Mc Carthy on 087 7988475 if you can spare thirty minutes in a very worthwhile cause. Many thanks in advance for your help.

 

A fundraising event in aid of Little Steps Montessori will take place in De Bucket on Saturday October 11th at 8.30 p.m. Monies raised will go towards the purchase of an outdoor climbing frame.

 

Gach dea-ghuí,

 

_____________

 

J.Lyons

Principal

 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Additional item for school note

Comhaltas

Comhaltas classes have now returned to the Community centre, on Tuesdays from 3.15, there are a number of places remaining in the Concertina and Irish Dancing classes.  Due to demand we have also scheduled an additional beginners guitar class for 4.45 on Tuesdays, this is a group class with a maximum of 8 students per class and there are a small number of places remaining.  For more information please contact Liam on 086 3152729 or email Castletroy@comhaltas.net.

 

 

School note October 3rd.

Dear parents,

                    As the Indian Summer recedes, parking has become more of an issue once again. Few schools in Limerick have as much parking available as we have. However, we have had a number of dangerous incidents lately. Parents must abide by the parking regulations, even on wet days. Please bring these to the attention of grandparents, minders and anybody who drops off or collects children.

                      Every week, the school is involved in Cumann na mBunscol GAA activities on at least four evenings a week. The school is also playing in the Ard Scoil Rís hurling tournament tomorrow Saturday. I would like to thank all the teachers involved for their interest and commitment and also the parents who provide transport each week.

        Please remember that an absence note is required every time your child is absent. These are kept on file until the end of the school year. The school has to make returns to the National Education Welfare Board in respect of every child who misses 20 days or more in a school year.

             Ballybrown Bord na nÓg: City final of Scór na nÓg 2014 will take place on Friday 14th November.  If you are interested in taking part in Rince Foirne / Rince Seit / Instrumental Music / Recitation or Storytelling /Ballad Group / Solo Singing or Table Quiz, please contact Evelyn Adams on 087-2211804.

All participants must be under 17 years.  Further details on Ballybrown GAA & Camogie websites.

Parents Association: There is a Recycling day planned for Friday 17th  October 2014.  Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc in bags at the school by 9.15am that morning.  Many thanks in advance for your help.

A fundraising event in aid of Little Steps Montessori will take place in De Bucket on Saturday October 11th at 8.30 p.m. Monies raised will go towards the purchase of an outdoor climbing frame.

 

Gach dea-ghuí,

 

_____________

 

J.Lyons

Principal