Yesterday was Grandparents' Day. The teachers of the Infant classes organised a ceremony to celebrate this event as part of Catholic Schools Week. Over 60 grandparents (and great-grandparents!) attended and were very proud as the children sang, read and recited Prayers of the Faithful. The children had coloured pictures of their grandparents and these were on display on the wall for all to admire. There were refreshments afterwards. It was a lovely occasion for the school community. Thanks to Fr Cussen, Rosemarie and all the teachers involved.
Next Tuesday, February 9th. , is Safer Internet Day. The dangers presented by social media are known to us all. Check out www.saferinternetday.ie
Well done to all our quiz teams who took part in the MPCC Credit Union Quiz last Friday night. In the under 11 section, the team consisting of Harry Noone, Grace Noone, Emer Conroy and Hazel Walsh was placed third.
Please note that school will be closed for midterm on Thursday and Friday February 18th and 19th. The school is required as a polling station on the day of the General Election. Friday February 26th and will be closed for classes.
The school is currently experiencing difficulties with our broadband service. Some parents say they have not received the Thursday note on occasion. This bulletin is posted on the website www.ballybrownns.ie every week.
Ballybrown GAA Juvenile Club: Registration on Friday February 19th from 7.30 to 9 p.m. Adult membership: €50. Family of four (2 adults & 2 children €60). €5 per child thereafter First child €20. Second child €10.
Ballybrown Camogie Registration Night is also on Friday 19th of February @ 7.30-9 pm in the Clubhouse. €30 for one child U18, €50 for two U18, €60 for three or more U18 (from same family). €50 for adult players (over 18).€5 Non Playing Social Member. You must be a member to vote in AGM. All new U18 players must bring copy of their birth certificate. New members welcome. Any queries contact Pauline 087-7758603.
Ballybrown/Clarina Community Games:
Art Competition – the Limerick County Art Competition will be held in Mungret GAA hall next Sunday 7th February from 10-1pm. The Children going onto represent Ballybrown all received a note earlier in the week.
Handwriting Competition – This was held in the school during the week. Thanks to all that took part, the handwriting standard in Ballybrown is very high. The winners of this competition will receive a note on Friday, the County Finals for Handwriting will also be held in Mungret GAA hall next Sunday 7th February from 10-11am.
Talent Competition – This year due to time constraints we are unable to hold the local Talent competition, we will however try to enter as many children as possible that would like to enter this competition. Please contact Pauline Lowe on 0878365545. Full list of events are on the Ballybrown Facebook page.