Thursday, January 19, 2017

School Note January 19th 2017

Dear parents,

                     I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                    MPCC Credit Union return to school tomorrow Friday January 20th.                

                    On Monday, John Clancy  presented Cycling Safety certificates and high visibility jackets to all Third Class pupils. Third class are also enjoying swimming lessons every Wednesday in Askeaton Leisure Centre.

              Enrolment: The school is now accepting enrolment applications for school year 2017-2018. Closing date is  3 p.m. tomorrow Friday January 20th. Please contact the school if you have not already done so.

                Meetings with teachers: Parents are reminded that you must contact the school to make an appointment if you wish to meet your child's teacher. Teachers will not meet parents without an appointment.

             Transport to school matches: Under Child Protection guidelines, parents who are willing to provide transport to school matches must be Garda Vetted and provide the school with a copy of their insurance documents. If there are any parents who are willing and available, please contact the school immediately. Otherwise, we will have to hire buses for all sporting events which is expensive or we may have to curtail our involvement in sport which would be regrettable.

                Attendance: In the event of any pupil reaching a total of twenty days absence from school in a school year, the school is  required by law to make a report to Túsla, the Child and Family Agency. Parents are advised to be aware of this and to be mindful of their child's attendance record. Please contact the school if your child is absent. A note in the Homework Journal will suffice.

 Please check the school website or follow us on Twitter @BallybrownNS to keep yourself informed on school news.  


Gach dea ghuí,

J. Lyons