Wednesday, June 21, 2017

School note June 21st


Dear parents,

                     We are approaching the end of a busy year in Ballybrown NS. This week is Active Week and there are activities every day. This involves a huge amount of organisation and I appreciate the effort that all the teachers make to ensure the day is enjoyable for all.  Special thanks to Ms Gibbons, Active Week coordinator. On Friday, we will have the School Fun Sports Day.                                                                  Today, all children take part in 'Walk on Wednesday'. Infant classes walked to Breska Rovers pitch. First and Second classes walked to Kilkeedy Cemetery, Third and Fourth walked to Carrig Castle while Fifth and Sixth classes walked to The Sailor's Haggard. We were fortunate that many parents joined the walk to ensure the safety of all concerned. In the afternoon, there is a hurling/camogie match involving the boys and girls of Sixth class.

                       On Friday, our Under 13 hurling team play a Limerick City combination in the 2017 Mayor's Cup Final in the Gaelic Grounds. Throw-in 1 p.m.

                          All classes from First to Sixth go on School Tour tomorrow. Please ensure your child is at school in time. Tour details 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 and plenty of water strongly recommended.  No mobile phones, cameras, or any IT devices allowed. This decision was agreed at Board of Management level. If any bus is delayed, the school will send a text to parents.


                      On Tuesday next, June 27th., the Sixth Class Graduation will take place. Fr Cussen will say a special Mass at 1.30 p.m. which will be followed by the Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the end of primary education for these boys and girls.

                      Report Cards: If you have not submitted your envelopes yet, please ensure that each envelope has a €1 stamp. Many envelopes have a  72 cent stamp which is no longer sufficient.   

                     Parents Association: The Parents Association will hold a meeting at 8 p.m. in the school tomorrow Thursday June 22nd. All welcome.                  

                     Please note that school will close for the summer holidays on Friday June 30th. at 12.30 p.m. It would be appreciated if all children were collected promptly. In order to alleviate traffic problems, children in Infant classes may be collected at 12.10 p.m.


Gach dea-ghuí, 

J. Lyons