Thursday, June 29, 2017

School note June 29th

Dear parents,
                    We have reached the end of another school year. On Monday, 38 Sixth class pupils graduated after eight years in the school. Thanks to Ms Gibbons, Mrs Barry and Ms Mulcahy for the work they put into the Graduation Ceremony.                                            
                            All pupils have received their end of year reports and book lists. Classes for next school year have been allocated  using age and gender balance as the criteria. No child will be in a class of more than 30 pupils while most classes have 24-26 children.
Two year-long temporary posts will be filled in July and details of the new appointments will be posted on the school website as soon as the interview process is complete.
               The school's  endeavours in the area of Science were rewarded when the school received the Science Foundation Ireland Award. This was the culmination of a year's of work at all class levels.  
             Yesterday, we held our  Fun Sports Day. It was originally scheduled for last week but weather put paid to those plans.
                The Great Ballybrown Run to help defray costs of buses to matches etc raised €3,092.40. Thanks to Niamh O Brien, Evelyn Adams, Marian McGregor and everybody who helped on the day. Your generosity is appreciated.
               On Monday, Liam Lenihan, Leas Cathaoirleach of Comhairle na Mumhan, visited the school to present medals to our under 13 hurling players who won the Olo Cup and the Mayor's Cup. It was a very pleasant end to a memorable year.
            The Book Rental Scheme offered by the school has met with a good response. A huge amount of work goes into collecting books returned at the end of June, re-covering and labelling them for use the following year. I am grateful to Mrs Millar for taking on the task of coordinating the Book Rental Scheme.  
           The 2017 school magazine is now available. With 72 pages in full colour it is great value at  €3 per copy or two copies for €5.
             Today, the school is reverberating to the sounds of Kids Disco. Thanks to the school's Parents' Association for organising this most enjoyable event.
         School will close tomorrow Friday at 12.30 p.m. sharp and re-open on Thursday August 31st. Junior and Senior Infant classes will be collected at 12.10 p.m.  tomorrow to alleviate the traffic situation. On behalf of the staff and Board of Management of the school,  I hope you all enjoy the summer break and I look forward to seeing you  in the new school year.
Gach dea -ghuí,

J. Lyons

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