Thursday, October 26, 2017

School note Thursday 26th October

Dear parents,

                      I wish to bring the following to your attention.

            Mr Lordan's brother, Conor, died in a workplace accident on Sunday last while helping to repair a roof which was damaged in the storm. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, children and family. Today's Parent-Teacher meetings have been postponed until Wednesday November 8th.  to allow teachers travel to West Cork for the removal.

            Yesterday, 75 children from this school took part in the Limerick Primary School Cross Country Championships in Limerick Racecourse.  Well done to all who took part. There were excellent performances from so many children. Special thanks to Mr Sheehy, Mr McCarthy and all the parents who assisted.

            Congratulations to Mr Barry  and his wife Sinéad (who taught in Ballybrown NS last school year) on the birth of their first child, a boy.

            Fifth Class children have completed a six-week programme with Cycling Safety School. It was very worthwhile.

            Fourth class begin a six-week swimming module on Wednesday November 8th in Askeaton Leisure Centre. Third Class will have swimming lessons after Christmas.

           Music: All children from 3rd to 6th classes will attend Cork Pops in UL Concert Hall on Friday November 10th. Tickets cost €10 each. The Parents Association are paying for the buses on the day. This is a very generous gesture.

            Colours DayThere will be a Colours Day in the school  tomorrowFriday October 27th, to coincide with the children getting dressed up for Halloween and the start of mid-term break. Suggested donation of €2 per child. All proceeds to the Parents Association. Home-made costumes are ideal. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Book Fair - The Book Fair will take place on Thursday November 16th and Friday November 17th this year. Books will be available for viewing by all classes on Thursday November 16th. The Parents Association are looking for volunteers with the Book Fair. If your are available to assist on Thursday Nov 16th between 2-4pm or between 7.30-9pm or on Friday November 17th between 9am-10am or from 2pm to 3.30pm, please text Susan MacNamara on 087-2257625.

Ballybrown/Clarina Community Games:Draughts have started back in the Resource Centre on Wednesday evenings from 6.45 to 7.45. All are welcome and training will be provided. The cost is €2.00 per person.

School will close tomorrow Friday at 3 p.m. for mid-term and reopen on Monday November 6th.

 Ballybrown Parish Choir: We would love to hear from new members,  if you are someone who enjoys singing then why not sing in our choir?     Rehearsals for Christmas now ongoing Tuesday nights 8 p.m. in the church – so it's a good time to join.  For further information please contact the Parish Office 061 353454


Gach dea-ghuí,


 

J. Lyons

Principal

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Parent teacher meetings

Parent-teacher meetings scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday October 26th, have been postponed. They will be held after midterm break. Date will be confirmed tomorrow

Friday, October 20, 2017

Problem of the Day Friday

Problem of the Day

Friday October 20th.

 

Rang a haon agus a dó:

 

Name 2 shapes that cannot roll.

 

A farmer had 24 cows in his herd on Monday. He bought 12 more at the mart on Tuesday, sold 10 on Wednesday and bought 5 more on Thursday. When he came home from the mart on Friday, he had 40 cows. How many did he buy on Friday?

 

 

Rang a trí agus a ceathar

 

Peter had €40. He spent a quarter of his money on toys and €12 on DVD's. How much money had he left?

 

The score in the 1971 Munster Final was:

Limerick 4-16: Tipperary 3-18.

 

Which team won? By how many points?

How many goals and points were scored in total?

How many years ago was 1971? If John was 9 years old in 1971, what age is he now?

 

 

Rang a cúig agus a sé

 

Mark has 6 coins. One third of his coins are 10c coins. The value of the 10c coins is equal to 1/8 of the total value of all the coins. What coins has he? How much money has he in total?

 

An orange and 2 apples cost €1. An apple and 2 oranges cost 80c. How much does an apple cost? How much does an orange cost?

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

School note October 19th


Dear parents,

                    The school was fortunate to escape without any major problems in the aftermath of Hurricane Ophelia. Now, we brace ourselves for Storm Brian!

                   This is Maths Week. There is a range of activities going on at all class levels, including Maths trails, Maths Art, Target Boards, Numero, Problem of the Day etc. There are some excellent maths displays on the walls of the corridors. The Problem of the Day appears on the website www.ballybrownns.ie. All classes from First to Sixth are now registered with mangahigh.com. Children can take part online from home.

                       Cumann na mBunscol news: The Under 13 girls football team play Milford NS tomorrow Friday 20th in Rathbane at 1.20 p.m. in the semi final  of the City A competition.

                       Limerick Cross Country Championships take place in  the Racecourse in Patrickswell on Wednesday October 25th. Almost 80 boys and girls from the school will take part. All competitors have received a note today with details.

 

         Communion Committee – Please note for parents of children in Second Class  that the first Do This in Memory Mass will be held on Sunday October 22nd. Further details/pack will be distributed to the children early next week with all the relevant information.

                  Parent teacher meetings take place  on Wednesday and Thursday October 25th and 26th. There will not be any Homework Club on those days.

 

               The Parents Association AGM took place last night in the school. I would like to thank the Parents Association for all their work during the past school year. They have supported many activities such as Literacy Lift Off, Maths Workshops, Christmas quizzes etc.

 

            Parents are reminded that school will close for midterm on Friday October 27th at 3 p.m. and reopen on Monday November 6th.

Please remember to check the school website www.ballybrownns.ie or follow us on Twitter @BallybrownNS

 

Gach dea- ghuí,


J. Lyons

Principal

 

 

Problem of the Day Thursday

Problem of the Day

 

                                                  Thursday October 19th. 2017.

 

Rang a haon agus a dó

 

Write the following as numerals

 

Nine hundred and nine

 

Seven hundred and seventy

 

Seven hundred and seven

 

Three hundred and thirteen

 

 

 

Third and Fourth Classes

There are 31 days in October 2017. Today is Thursday October 19th.

How many Thursdays are there in this month?

How many Mondays are there in October 2017?

Which days of the week occur five times in October 2017?

 

 

 

Rang a cúig agus a sé

 

Dylan saved €40. His friend Alan has saved 70% of this amount. Their friend John saved 75% as much as Alan.

How much money has John saved?

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Problem of the Day Wednesday October 18th

Problem of the Day

Wednesday

 

Rang a haon agus a dó:

 

(A)  Today's date is October 18th. John's birthday is next Wednesday. What date is his birthday?

 

      (B) Write five hundred and five as a numeral

 

 

Rang a trí agus a ceathar

 

(A)  The oldest printed book in China was made in 868 AD. How many years ago was that?

(B)     Ann started reading at 3.50. p.m. and stopped reading at 4.25 p.m. How long did she spend reading?

 

Rang a cúig agus a sé

 

(A)  What are the next two numbers in this sequence?

 

              7,5,9,4,11,3,….

 

(B)   Each letter stands for a number. Find the value of each letter.

(to help you, here's a clue: E=5, D=7 and R=8)

 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

School open tomorrow

Ballybrown NS  will reopen tomorrow Wednesday October 18th.

 Please note Ladies Football semi final scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed.

Problem of the Day Tuesday

Problem of the Day

Tuesday October 17th.

Rang a haon & a dó

If today is Tuesday October 17th. , what day of the week will October 20th. be?

What date will next Tuesday be?
What date was last Tuesday?


Rang a trí agus a ceathar

Name 4 places that are between 1 km. and 10 km. from this school.



Rang a cúig & a sé

¾ of Mary's money is €24. How much money has Mary?

Monday, October 16, 2017

School closure

The Minister for Education Richard Bruton has announced that all schools will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday October 17th.
School will reopen on Wednesday October 18th

Problem of the Day Monday October 16th

First & Second Class

John eats grapes for Fruit Break every school day. Last week, he  ate 3 grapes on Monday, 5 on Tuesday, 4 on Wednesday, 3 on Thursday. If he ate 20 in total last week, how many did he eat on Friday?

Third and Fourth Class

John eats grapes for Fruit Break every school day. Last week, he ate 24 grapes in total.  He  ate 3 grapes on Monday, 5 on Tuesday and  4 on Wednesday. If he ate the same number of grapes on Thursday and Friday,  how many did he eat on each of those days?

Fifth and Sixth Class:
Mary brought grapes and strawberries for fruit break last week. She ate 3 times as many grapes as strawberries. She ate 36 pieces of fruit in total. How many grapes did she eat? How many strawberries?


Sunday, October 15, 2017

School closure

Ballybrown NS will remain closed tomorrow October 16th on DES advice due to red storm alert. Open Tuesday 17th.   

Friday, October 13, 2017

Under 13 Girls Football

City A Girls Football Competition

Ballybrown NS V Milford NS in Old Christians GAA club on Wednesday  October 18th at 2.50 p.m. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

School Note October 12th



12-10-2017

Dear parents,

                                  Maths Week is from October 16th to 22nd. There will be a range of activities going on at all class levels, including Maths trails, Maths Art, Target Boards, Numero, Problem of the Day etc. There are some excellent maths displays on the walls of the corridors. The Problem of the Day appears on the website www.ballybrownns.ie. All classes from First to Sixth are now registered with mangahigh.com. Children can take part online from home.

                       Cumann na mBunscol news:       The boys under football 13 team lost narrowly to Milford NS in Clarina on Tuesday. We await the result of the Milford v Monaleen NS game played today.  Our Under 11 boys travel to  play Monaleen NS today. The Under 13 girls have a free week.

 

            Communion Committee – Please note for Second Class Parents that the first Do This in Memory Mass will be held on Sunday October 22nd. Further details/pack will be distributed to the children early next week with all the relevant information.

           Tomorrow Friday,  October 13th, is the National Day of Prayer for Children. 

                Please telephone the school if you wish to make an appointment to meet a teacher. Teachers cannot leave their class to meet parents who do not have an appointment.

                  Parent teacher meetings are on Wednesday and Thursday October 25th and 26th. Parents will receive details of appointments this week.

 

            Parents are reminded that school will close for midterm on Friday October 27th at 3 p.m. and reopen on Monday November 6th.

Please remember to check the school website www.ballybrownns.ie or follow us on Twitter @BallybrownNS

 

 Parents Association –

AGM -  The AGM of the Parents Association will be held on Wednesday October 18th at 8 p.m. in the school. I look forward to attending and addressing the meeting. All welcome. The Parents Association do wonderful work throughout the year. 

 

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons

Principal

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

School note October 5th.

5-10-2017

Dear parents,

                     I wish to bring the following to your attention.                   

                        Swimming lessons for children in Fourth Class begin after the midterm break with the first lesson on Wednesday November 8th. All the children in Fourth class received details  this week.  Lessons for pupils in Third class take place after Christmas.

                        Cumann na mBunscol: Well done to our girls' football team who lost narrowly to St Nessan's NS in Mungret yesterday. The team has improved with every game. The Under 11 boys entertain St Nessan's today. The Under 13 boys have a rest week with no fixtures.

                                           This week, representatives of three post primary schools have visited Ballybrown NS. All children have already  received a list of Open Nights as well as application forms. Closing date is Monday January 15th 2018.                                                  

                        Please remember that an absence note is required every time your child is absent. These are kept on file until the end of the school year. The school is obliged to make returns to Tusla  in respect of every child who misses 20 days or more in a school year.  A number of children are frequently late for school. Please try to ensure this does not happen.

                      City of Limerick Pipe Band visited the school today and performed for children in Fifth and Sixth classes. Several former pupils are now members of this band. If your child is interested in joining, registration goes ahead in Garryowen Rugby Club on Saturday October 7th at 11 a.m.

                     MPCC Credit Union will be in school tomorrow  October 6th as usual.

                    Thanks to all the families for their Art & Craft/Photocopying contributions.  If you have not yet paid this money, you can give it to  Rosemarie in the school office any day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.. €35 per child or €60 family.    

                   Parents Association: There is a Recycling Day tomorrow Friday October 6th. All families received bags this week. Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc in bags at the school by 9.15a.m. that morning.

The AGM of the Parents Association will be held on Wednesday October 18th at 8 p.m. in the school. All welcome. The Parents Association do wonderful work throughout the year.  

Gach dea-ghuí,


J. Lyons

Principal

 

Limerick Mental Health Week begins tomorrow Friday October 6th.  There will be a Family Fun Day on Saturday October 7th in Bedford Row from 12 noon to 4.30 p.m. Further information on  www.limerickmentalhealth.ie