Thursday, May 19, 2016

School note May 19th


Dear parents,

                      Last Saturday, 36 children from Ballybrown NS received their First Holy Communion. It was a beautiful day, a wonderful occasion and a credit to everybody involved. Thanks especially to Mrs Mulroe and Mrs O Connor, class teachers, and to Mrs Millar who looked after the musical side of things.

                    Well done to all the children, 50 in all, who took part in the Limerick City Sports at UL yesterday.  Thanks to Mrs Hanly and Ms O Shaughnessy who looked after the team and to all the children. As usual, their behaviour was excellent.

                     Best wishes to our under 13 camogie team who are in the City Cumann na mBunscol final on Friday in the Gaelic Grounds. Throw in 10.50 a.m.

                      The school is experiencing unprecedented demand for places. A day rarely passes without an enquiry from parents wishing to enrol children in the school. The Board of Management has submitted an application for Additional School Accommodation to the Department of Education and Skills. If any parents wish to contact public representatives to strengthen our case, it would be appreciated.

                      The Parents Association would like to express a huge thank you to all that baked and supported the Cake Sale and Raffle on Sunday morning. It was a resounding success with some fantastic entries from the 3rd to 6th class pupils for the  inaugural Ballybrown Bake Off competition. We raised approx. €1,100 which will go directly towards the "Literacy Lift Off" program in Ballybrown School. We are very grateful to all the local businesses/parents who very kindly supported us and to Mr. Lyons and all the staff who helped us promote this event.              

                 We have recently enjoyed a spell of very fine weather.  Pupils may wear plain navy shorts to school if they wish. No denim, stripes or logos.

It is with great sadness that we learned yesterday of the death of Margaret Hagan. Sincere condolences from the entire school community to her husband Barry and daughter Clodagh. Our thoughts are with them at this sad time.

                    We also learned at the weekend of the death of Mrs Nancy Shanahan who was a teacher in this school for many years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

                      Reminder: School will be closed for pupils on Thursday next May 26th as the teachers are attending Inservice on the new Primary Language Curriculum.


Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons