Thursday, March 19, 2015

School note March 19th


Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                    I am delighted to inform you that Ballybrown National School has achieved First place in Munster and Third place in all of Ireland in the Khan Academy/Mathletes online Maths challenge, with a final score of 8,515 points for February. Congratulations to all the classes who took part.

                  Staying on the Maths theme, the final of 'Table Toppers', the tables challenge, will go ahead next Wednesday March 25th in the Halla.  Last year, the standard of answering, under pressure, was excellent. I have no doubt it will be surpassed this year.

                 Best wishes to Ciarán Egan from Fifth class who has  fought off  stiff competition to represent the school in the Eason Spelling Bee in St Paul's NS in Dooradoyle next Thursday.

                   Second and Third classes will stage the play 'The Chair' on Thursday March 26th.

                   Tomorrow Friday March 20th, Fifth class launch their range of  personalised wristbands as part of the  Junior Entrepreneur programme. €2 each.

                Once again,  I appeal to parents to be vigilant dropping children off at school. Please use the carparks. Children should not walk through the Bus Parking area or the Staff carpark.

          Please note that school will close at 12.30 p.m. on Friday March 27th. for Easter and will reopen on Monday April 13th.


Gach dea ghuí,




J. Lyons




National Cancer Society Daffodil Day 27th  March 2015:The organisers would really appreciate if you could donate daffodils for this worthy cause.Flowers will be collected on the morning of the 27th from Ballybrown School.

Thank you all in advance.


Ballybrown GAA: Under 6, Under 8 Under 10 training resumes tomorrow Friday March 20th from 5.45 p.m. to 6.45.New members welcome. Contact Mark 087 9733258