Thursday, February 2, 2017

School note February 2nd

Dear parents,

                    It has been a busy week in school.

                    On Tuesday, Clan Cluana Theatre Company staged a performance of 'The Story of Diarmuid and Gráinne' for children from Third to Sixth classes.

                       On Wednesday, the children from Junior Infants to Second class enjoyed an African Drumming Workshop with Niall Delahan of Wassa Wassa. This was a great experience and thoroughly enjoyed by all the children.

                   This week is Catholic Schools Week.  On Monday, Fr Cussen conducted a Prayer Service to commence the week. Today, the senior half of the school went to Mass in Ballybrown Church. Several classes have made St Bridget's Crosses and learned the story of St Bridget's Cloak. To round off the week, Fifth and Sixth Classes will host a Grandparents' Day tomorrow. The children in those classes have invited their grandparents to visit the school  and view some projects they have completed.

               On the sporting front, Ballybrown NS has been shortlisted in the Best School category for the Cornmarket Cumann na mBunscol Awards. This is an award to recognise excellence in the promotion of Gaelic Games and culture with an emphasis on participation. Schools from the 32 counties are eligible to enter. The other shortlisted schools are Drimnagh Castle CBS, Walkinstown, Dublin and Kilcoole NS, Co Wicklow, the 2016 winners.   We are fortunate to have so many teachers who give their time to promoting sport. The Awards will be presented in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh on March 10th.

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


                  Finally, I urge parents to ensure that your child's name is on all books, coats, fleeces etc.


Gach dea- ghuí,


J. Lyons