Wednesday, September 14, 2016

School note September 15th

Dear parents,

                     I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                     Yesterday, the boys and girls in Third class began Cycling Lessons under the expert guidance of John Clancy.

                      Tomorrow, the children in 5th and 6th classes begin a 10 week course in IT with Whizzkids. The classes are based on the NCCA objectives for ICT and are provided by qualified teachers.

                    Parents Association: There is a Recycling day planned for Friday October 14th.  Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc in bags at the school by 9.15am that morning.  Many Thanks in advance for your help.

                       The Parents Association AGM will  be held on Wednesday 12th October at 8pm. All parents welcome. 

                   Safety: It is important to collect children promptly at end of school day. Children not collected must wait inside the school grounds until they are collected. 

Please ensure the school has up to date contact details in the event of an emergency.

               Closing date for Allianz Pupil Personal Insurance is  Friday Sept. 23rd. 

               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.

               Open Nights for post- primary schools will go ahead during the months of September and October. If your child is in Sixth Class this year, it is important to attend these occasions before you make your choice of secondary school. Each child in Sixth class has received a Common Application Form and Information Sheet. The closing date for application is Monday January 16th. 2017.

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons



 River Maigue Rowing Club: this is our 2nd year in existence.  We are holding our annual Regatta on Sunday 25th September at De Bucket Bar & Restaurant from 1pm.  

There will be lots of Gandelow races, from the professionals to the amateurs, tug of war (by boat!), BBQ, Music by Double Trouble, lots of prizes and much more on the day. It promises to be a great fun day for all. Any support would be much appreciated.


Ballybrown/Clarina Community Games:Following on from the great year we had with our boys & girls Rounders team, we plan on having a rounders celebration day this Saturday 17th September at the pitch in Ballybrown 4pm. All invited.  Please spread the word. A barbeque will be in operation throughout.  Anyone who wants to bring salads or desserts they will be gratefully accepted !  Moms and Dads please bring your runners too! High heels not permitted as an excuse not to play!!!