Thursday, August 31, 2017

School Note August 31st 2017

31-8-2017.


Dear parents,

                   Another school year is underway.

                   Today, 33 children enjoyed their first day at school. I look forward to getting to know them all over the coming weeks. I would also like to welcome new faces to the staff of the  school. Mr Seamus Barry is teaching 6th class. Ms Kim Burke and Ms Phoebe Neville are  teaching Infant classes. Mr Fergal Keoghan has been in the school previously and is teaching 3rd & 4th class. Ms Ciara Griffin is teaching Second Class. Mr Donagh McCarthy has joined the  Special Education team.

Please note the following.

              Children are supervised from 9 a.m. each morning. The school cannot be responsible for pupils arriving at school before 9 a.m.

                Sign -in and out: Child Protection is always a priority. Any adult taking a child out of school or bring a child back to school during the school day must sign the book at Reception.

              Parking: I would appreciate if parents used the Resource Centre and Church grounds car parks. Children should not walk through the staff car park. They should enter via the gate nearest to the Resource Centre. Safety of children is paramount.  Please do not park in Staff parking areas or in Bus berths.

           All children will attend Mass for the start of the new school year on Monday September 4th. at 10 a.m.  in Ballybrown Church.

          I would like to express my gratitude to all the families who have already paid Art & Craft/Photocopying contributions. Please hand in monies to Rosemarie in the school office any day between 9a.m. and 2p.m. €35 per child or €60 per family.

                        Please ensure that the school has up to date contact details for phone, Text a Parent and e mail.

                      If your child is absent, please fill in an Absence note to be given to the class teacher on your child's return to school.

                                   Homework Club will commence on Monday September 4th for children from 3rd to 6th class. Homework club will run from 3pm to 4.10pm. If you have any queries please email bbhomeworkclub@gmail.com  

 

              Website: All information relating to the school, school calendar, booklists, etc  is on the website www.ballybrownns.ie . Check in on  Twitter @BallybrownNS to keep yourself informed on school news.        

 

 Gach dea-ghuí,

  

J. Lyons

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Class arrangements School year 2017-2018

School reopens for pupils on Thursday August 31st. at 9.15 a.m.

Class Arrangements 2017-2018

 

 

 Junior  & Senior Infants:

 

Class A: Ms Keyes                                                                      

Class B:  Mrs Fitzgerald 

Class C:  Ms Phoebe Neville

 

Mrs Fitzgerald is on Maternity Leave until January. The teacher in the interim will be Ms Kim Burke.                                                          

          

 

                                             

First Class: Mrs Hodgins                                                                                                  

Second Class: Ms Day

 

Ms Day is on Maternity Leave until December. The teacher in the interim will be Ms Ciara Griffin.                                                                

          

 

First & Second (combined): Mr Sheehy                                                     

 

 

Third Class: Mr Lordan                                                                

 

Fourth Class:  Mrs Ivess                                               

 

Third & Fourth (combined): Mr Fergal Keoghan

 

Fifth Class:   Ms Gibbons                                                          

 

Sixth Class:   Mr Séamus Barry                                                             

 

 

 

Special Education Needs: Ms Sheila Hayes, Mrs Bríd Millar, Ms Gormlaith Joyce, Mrs Maeve Hanly.