Thursday, November 13, 2014

School note November 13th

Dear parents,

                     I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                     On Monday last, Mairead Kelly, Health Promotion officer with the HSE, met with all staff and made a presentation. Ballybrown NS is going to become a Health Promoting School. The main area of activity we will tackle is exercise and promoting an active lifestyle. After Christmas,  a committee will be formed and we will be looking for parents to become involved. The school already has a very successful Healthy Eating policy and will continue to promote healthy eating.

                On the theme of exercise: Fourth Class began swimming lessons in Askeaton Leisure Centre yesterday.

                Third Class and Sixth class have enjoyed PE classes with Third year students from Mary Immaculate College who are pursuing PE as a specialised area of interest. Thanks to Richard Bowles of the PE Department for giving us  this opportunity.

               Best wishes to Aoife O Connor, Keith Punch and Eoghan Kelly who represent Limerick City in the Interdivisional Gaelic Football Cumann na mBunscol competitions in UL today.         


                Preparations for the Hallelujah Chorus in Citywest, Dublin on December 4th. are in full swing. Approximately 135 children from this school will take part.

                Parent teacher meetings take place on Wednesday and Thursday November 26th and 27th. from 3.15 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. All parents will receive notification of their appointments in the post on Monday.

                 Do we have your up-to-date contact details? If you change residence or your mobile phone number, please inform the school as soon as possible.

              The Book Fair is up and running. Thanks to Claire Shields for co ordinating the rota of parents. Books may be purchased today from 2-4 p.m. and tonight from  7.30pm to 9.30pm, or tomorrow Friday 14th between 9am-10am  or  from 2pm to 3.30pm.

            Ballybrown Community Council: 2015 calendars are on sale in the school Office. €5 each.

Gach dea-ghuí,



J. Lyons