Thursday, March 16, 2017

School Note March 16th


Dear parents,

                   Seachtain na Gaeilge: This is Seachtain na  Gaeilge. There are many activities taking place in the school. Parents can do your bit by  introducing simple phrases like 'Go raibh maith agat', 'Dia Dhuit' 'Slán abhaile'  and 'Fáilte romhat' to everyday speech. Tá 'Lá Glas' ar siúl sa scoil inniu.

                    On Tuesday next March 21st, the school will be a hive of activity as we will host Lego workshops for children in Junior and Senior Infant classes as well as workshops in Robotics for children in First and Second classes.  Cost €2 per child. Thanks to the Parents Association for subsidising these very worthwhile events.

                    Last Friday, the children in Junior and Senior infants enjoyed a live performance by Corvenio's Circus. It was a great experience for them all.

                  Last Friday night, Ballybrown NS was  runner -up in the Best Large School category at the Cornmarket Cumann na mBunscol Awards in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. The winners were Drimnagh Castle CBS from Dublin. This nationwide award recognises schools for their promotion of Gaelic Games for boys and girls. It was a great achievement to be shortlisted for the award and recognises the commitment of the teachers who give so generously of their time.

                  Hurling helmets, in green and white with Ballybrown NS Crest, may be ordered from the school. Price is a very competitive €50 each. Please pay money to school Office. Closing date has been extended to next Monday March 20th.

              Parents Association: The next meeting of the Parents Association is on Wednesday March 29th at 8 p.m.

              Recycling Day - The next Recycling day organised by the Parents Association  is  Friday March 24th.  Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc. in bags at the school by 9.15am that morning.  All families have received bags. Thank you for your continued support for this worthwhile fundraising event.


 Gach dea- ghuí,

J. Lyons




                   Ballybrown Choir has started practising for St Patrick's Day and Easter.
New members would be very, very welcome. Anyone who loves to sing is invited to join the church choir. We practise every 
Tuesday at 8pm in the church. Come along and give it a try !

Community Games Cross Country event scheduled for Thursday March 23rd in Rathkeale has been re-scheduled to April 8th at 2 p.m. at same venue , Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale.