Thursday, June 15, 2017

School Note June 15th


Dear parents,

                        All classes go on School Tour next Thursday June 22nd. Please ensure your child is at school in time. Please see the note on school tours at the bottom of this page

Junior and Senior Infants: Leaving at 9:20 a.m, back at 1:30 pm.

1st and 2nd classes: Leaving at 8:30 am, back at 3:30 pm.

3rd and 4th classes: Leaving at 8:00 am, back at 4:30 pm.

5th and 6th classes: Leaving at 8:00 am, back at 5:00 pm.

Tour details are on

                       Yesterday, the boys Under 13 hurling team played in the Limerick Leader Cup in Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale. Despite our best efforts, we lost to Doon CBS who went on to win the title for the third year in a row. However, Ballybrown never stopped trying and battled to the end. Today, Ms O Shaughnessy and Mr Keoghan bring two teams to  Manor Fields in Adare to play in a Girls Football Blitz.

                   Active Week: We are delighted to announce that Ballybrown NS will celebrate Active Week from June 19th-23rd . Details on the back of this page.

                Book Rental: Tomorrow is the last day for payment if you wish to avail of the Book Rental scheme for next school year.

              Credit Union:  Tomorrow is the last day of Credit Union for this school year. Thanks to MPCC for providing this valuable service.

             The boys and girls in Sixth Class are working on the 2017 school magazine. If you wish to purchase an advertisement in this publication for a bargain price of €25, please contact the school office.

               End of year School Reports will issue to all families.  Please supply the school with a stamped addressed envelope, minimum DL size (22cm x 11 cm) as soon as possible. Separate envelopes required for each pupil.

             Graduation: The parents association are looking for a few volunteers to help out with the graduation teas/coffees on Tuesday 27th at 1.30pm for approx one hour. Please contact Susan MacNamara on 087-2257625.

               Do This in Memory (2nd Class) - The final Do This in Memory Mass for 2nd class takes place this coming Sunday morning at 10am.

Homework Club: There will no Homework Club for the remainder of term.

           The Thursday Club are hosting a Cake Sale in the Community Resource Centre on Sunday June 18 at 10.45am. All support welcome and greatly appreciated. 


Gach dea-ghuí,


J. Lyons









Active Week


Children will participate in a variety of activities throughout the week including orienteering, obstacle courses, rounders and tennis.

On Wednesday 21st, all students from Junior Infants to sixth class will partake in a walk from the school to the surrounding locality. We would appreciate any parent volunteers to help on this date to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable trip. We hope to leave the school at approximately 11.20 am. If you are available at this time please let Rosemarie know as soon as possible. Children will need high visibility jackets for the walk. If you have these jackets at home please bring them to school as we only have a limited supply. Also, don't forget your raincoats!

 Each night children will receive Active Homework which they can complete at home on their own or with family and friends. Please encourage as much physical activity as possible during this week.

 Remember to wear school tracksuit / shorts and comfy shoes for the week and prepare to be very active! We also recommend bringing some extra drinking water to school for the week. Thank you for your support in advance. 



School Tours


All classes go on School Tour  next Thursday June 22nd. Please ensure your child is at school in time. Tour details are on All children are asked to stay in the schoolyard as on a normal school morning until their teacher brings them to the bus. No spending money needed. Sunhats, sunblock and plenty of water strongly recommended.  No mobile phones, cameras, or any IT devices allowed. This decision was agreed at Board of Management level.  Every year, valuable items are lost or left behind on buses, in dressing rooms or other areas. The school is also acutely conscious of the issue of Cyberbullying. No exceptions will be made in this regard.  If there is any delay on the return journey, the school will text parents. I am sure everybody will have a great day.  The children from this school can always be relied upon to represent the school impeccably, no matter the occasion.