Thursday, March 10, 2016

Parents Association News

Parents Association Update 10 March 2016

 

Internet Safety Training

 

Training takes place on Monday March 14th at 7pm. The overall objective of the session is to provide parents with enough information and skills so that they will be able to engage in their child's online life. This programme looks at how children use the internet and will give a practical demonstration of the technologies and the websites young people are using. Parents will be introduced to strategies to help their children be responsible, effective and safer Internet users. This session also looks at cyber bullying.  All welcome.

Recycling Day

 

There is a Recycling day planned for Friday April 8th.  Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc in bags at the school by 9.15am that morning.  No phones or duvets, please. Please leave bags by the main gate on that morning. 

 

Confirmation

Confirmation takes place in Ballybrown School on Tuesday April 12th – we are looking for volunteers to help out serving teas/coffees after the confirmation in the Community Resource Centre – your help greatly appreciated. Please contact Susan MacNamara on 087-2257625 if available.

 

Great Limerick Run

Just letting people know that the UL Sport Children's Run for Fun at the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run 2016 will take place on Saturday the 30th of April. This year four waves will take place at the University of Limerick,

 

3:00pm – Junior & Senior Infants – 1KM route

3:45pm – First & Second Class – 1.5 KM route

4:30pm – Third & Fourth Class – 2 km route

5:00pm – Fifth & Sixth Class – 2.5 km route

 

Mums/dads/minders are welcome to join their children for the first two runs. The cost of entry is €15 per child. €5 of each entry fee will be donated to the participant's primary school. It is important that during registration the child's primary school name is entered into the registration form, in order for the primary school to receive their donation. Each child receives a T-shirt and medal.

This is a great day out. If you are interested in attending (not compulsory) register online here:

http://www.greatlimerickrun.com/limerick-kids-run/

School Note March 10th

 

 

10-3-2016

Dear parents,

                    I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                    Today, as part of our commitment to STEM subjects, all children from Junior Infants to Second class took part in Lego workshops. Principles Covered include: Measuring, Problem Solving,  Prediction & Observation,  Early Science & Technology, Problem Solving, Communication. For children in First and Second classes,  children are introduced to Robotics. This workshop provides activities that explore and investigate simple machines, programming,  designing, creating a working model, mathematics,  language, literacy and problem solving design briefs. I am grateful to the Parents Association  who have subsidised the cost of recent events in school. Please see the reverse side of this note for Parents Association news or check the school website www.ballybrownns.ie

                 On Tuesday, Callback Theatre Company put on a puppet Show on the theme of Healthy Eating for Junior and Senior Infants and First class.

                  Yesterday, Garda Niamh Briggs and Garda Daryl Tubridy spoke to Fifth and Sixth classes on Good Internet Practice and Cyberbullying. As Ireland Ladies Rugby captain, Niamh also spoke on the importance of Healthy Lifestyle.

               The Parents Association has arranged Internet Safety Training for parents. It will take place in the school  on Monday March 14th  at 7 p.m.

                 Limerick hurler Barry O Connell brought the Munster and  All-Ireland Under 21 trophies to the school yesterday. Thanks to Danny O Sullivan for arranging this.    Congratulations to the school camogie team, winners of the Limerick City INTO Mini Sevens. The county finals will take place on April 27th.       

                 Tuesday March 15th is Proclamation Day. The tricolour will be raised at 12 noon. All classes will take part in the day's events.

                Active School Week 2016 will take place in June. Mr Hodnett has set up an e mail account if parents have suggestions for activities. ballybrownasc@outlook.com              

                 Community Council: Pupils from every class in the school have entered the "Design an Easter Egg" Art Competition. Winners announced at the Easter Fair on Sunday 13th March in the Resource Centre. The fair starts at 10.45 a.m. There will be a Cake Sale, Raffle, Flower Arrangements, Vegetable and Plant Stalls, Easter Bonnet Parade, Face Painting and lots more.  

                   Ballybrown  GAA Club:  Easter Hurling Camp takes place from Wednesday 30th March to Friday April 1st inclusive. 10.30a.m.  – 1.30p.m. Children up to 13 years of age. There will be a separate camp in the New Field for 14 to 16 year olds. €30 For  1 Child, €50 for 2 children. €10 per child thereafter.

              Daffodil Day is tomorrow  Friday March 11th. Daffodils will be on sale in Hayes Shop in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Fresh daffodils may be left at school before 9.15 a.m.

 

J. Lyons

Principal

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Internet Safety Training

Internet Safety Training: Due to unforeseen circumstances we have to reschedule the Internet Safety Training scheduled for tonight  to a new date of Monday March 14th at 7pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused - all welcome on the 14th.


Parents Association 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Change of venue for camogie

Under 13 camogie match v Crecora NS tomorrow Friday will be played in pitch at back of Ballybrown NS and not in Crecora. Throw in 1.30 p.m.

School note March 3rd

Dear parents,

               Maths Works: Today, children from Third to Sixth classes were due to take part in  workshop run by Lifetime Lab, a venture based in Cork. However, the workshop has been postponed as road conditions in Cork made travel impossible.

              Book Week activities. This is Book Week and today is World Book Day. The Junior Infants and Second class children visited O Mahony's Bookshop this week for a session of storytelling, facepainting etc. All classes were involved in writing 'Our School Story'. Ask your child about it and the objects that each teacher provided. There are many other activities going on throughout the school.

           Debating: Ms Gibbons has organised a school debating team. Tomorrow, Lisvernane NS travel from the Glen of Aherlow to debate with Ballybrown NS. This is a great opportunity for children to acquire another skill. Thanks to Ms Gibbons for her work.

                  As part of the school's commitment to Literacy, we will be introducing Literacy Lift Off  after Easter, initially in Infant classes. This is a very successful project and several of the teachers are undertaking training in their own time to ensure the best outcomes. As it involves purchasing large quantities of books, it is an expensive process. If you know of any company/business in the area that would like to sponsor such a worthwhile initiative, please contact the school.

               School GAA: A list of fixtures may be found on the website. Click on the Sports tab. This week, Ballybrown NS played Lisnagry NS in an under 13 hurling challenge. Tomorrow, the school's under 13 camogie team play Crecora NS. On Tuesday next March 8th, Ballybrown NS take part in the Limerick City blitz in hurling and camogie as part of the INTO Mini Sevens at the North Campus in UL.

           Parents Association: A meeting of the Parents' Association will take place in the school tonight Thursday March 3rd at 8p.m. All welcome. 

           Internet Safety Training: Due to unforeseen circumstances we have to reschedule the Internet Safety Training from Tuesday March 8th to a new date of Monday March 14th at 7pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused - all welcome.

Community Games Easter Camp: The Lisa Orsi Easter Camp goes ahead in Crescent College Comprehensive on March 30th and 31st. Application forms available from this school or local Community Games personnel.

THE ANNUAL EASTER FAIR will take place in the Resource Centre on Sunday March 13 from 10.45am. Winners of the "Design an Easter Egg" Art Competition will be announced. Join us for complimentary refreshments, Cake Sale, Raffle, Flower Arrangements, Vegetable and Plant Stalls, Easter Bonnet Parade, Face Painting etc..

Daffodil Day is Friday March 11th. Daffodils will be on sale in Hayes Shop in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Fresh daffodils may be left at school before 9.15 a.m. on that day.

 

Gach dea-ghuĂ­, 


J. Lyons

Principal