Thursday, September 3, 2015

School Note September 3rd.



Dear parents,

                   The new school year is in full swing. Please note the following.

                                       Children are supervised from 9 a.m. each morning. The school cannot be responsible for pupils arriving at school before 9 a.m.

                Homework: Start as you mean to continue. Check your child's homework diary every night. Only sign off on homework if you are happy it has been completed satisfactorily.

               Healthy Eating: The merits of a Healthy eating policy are self- evident. Fruit, sandwich and water or milk are all a child needs. No fizzy drinks, 'health bars,'  chocolate  or sweets.

                      Parking: I would appreciate if parents used the Resource Centre and Church grounds car parks. Children should not walk through the staff car park. They should enter via the gate nearest to the Resource Centre. Safety of children is paramount.  Please do not park in Staff parking areas or in Bus berths.

                                                  All families today received forms for Allianz Pupil Personal Insurance. There are two types: school day cover (€6) or all-year-round (€9). This is entirely voluntary but has proven very popular with parents in the past. Should you decide to avail of this insurance, please hand monies to the School Office by Friday September 25th.

                I would like to express my gratitude to all the families for their Art & Craft/Photocopying contributions. If you have not yet paid this money, you can give it to Rosemarie in the school office any day between 9a.m. and 2p.m. €35 per child or €60 per family.

                                  All children will attend Mass for the start of the new school year on Monday September 7th.,  in Ballybrown Church at 11.30 a.m.


                   Website: All information relating to the school, school calendar, booklists, etc  is on the website      


 Gach dea-ghuí,


J. Lyons




OPEN NIGHT in the Community Resource Centre this evening Thursday 3rd September from 7.30pm - 9.00pm. Call in to get information and sign up for some of the classes and courses on offer this Autumn. There's something to suit everyone. The kettle will be on!

CREATIVE DRAMA CLASSES will begin in the Resource Centre on Friday 11th September from 3.00- 4.00pm under the guidance of Carol Phelan (ALCM)

Drop in to the Open Night to sign up.