Thursday, November 19, 2015

School note November 19th 2015

Dear parents,

                     I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                      The school was visited by two inspectors from the DES this week to carry out a Whole School Evaluation of Management, Leadership and Learning. The process began at 9 a.m. on Monday and finished at 5.30 p.m. yesterday. The inspectors visited all classrooms and Special Education settings and studied documents relating to curricular and organisational policies and long and short-term planning. They also inspected data relating to Standardised tests, Literacy and Numeracy, School Self Evaluation and School Improvement plans. The inspectors met with the Chairman of the Board of Management on Monday and officers of the Parents Association on Tuesday. They met with the Special Education team on Tuesday and the In-school Management team on Wednesday. They met with the Principal from 3.30 to 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday. They were very positive in all their comments. They will return to the school for a post-Evaluation meeting in December.

               Board of Management: A meeting took place on Tuesday night to elect parent nominees to the Board of Management. John Collins and Catherine Smith were elected to serve on the new Board which takes up duties on December 1st for a four-year term.

             Parent- teacher meetings take place on Wednesday and Thursday 25th. and 26th.  of November from 3.15 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.    All families have received appointments in the post. If you wish to meet a Special Needs teacher, please do so before or after meeting your child's class teacher.                               

                National Parents Council Primary and Post Primary have developed an Anti Bullying Programme for parents of both primary and post primary children. The aim of this course is to enable you to support your child regarding issues of bullying and will also inform you of new procedures for both Primary and Post Primary schools. Each session runs for two and half hours and is provided free of charge. For anyone interested in attending please use the following link


Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons



Ballybrown Camogie Club holds its AGM on Sunday November 22nd at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse.

Parents, coaches, players over 16... please come along and get involved!


WE'D LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE : FAMILY FUN QUIZ TOMORROW (Friday 20th) in Ballybrown/Clarina Community Resource Centre at 7.30pm.  €20 per table (max. 5 people) Complimentary refreshments and great fun for all the family guaranteed ! Tickets are limited to 20 tables and are on sale at the Resource Centre and School Office. Thank you for your continuing support of the Community Centre.