Yesterday, 52 boys and girls received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Brendan Leahy in St. Joseph's Church here in Ballybrown. Events such as Confirmation are a team effort and I am extremely grateful to all involved, especially the class teachers, Mr. Barry and Ms Gibbons, and all teachers and staff who have been helpful in every way. Ms. Day has done superb work with the Choir. Thanks to Fr Cussen and all involved with our local parish who are so cooperative. I am grateful once again to the school's Parents Association who provided refreshments. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir.
Fintan O'Sullivan has been in touch to express his appreciation to the school for allowing him to use a school Colours Day for fundraising for his India Immersion Project. The total amount collected was €608.22 euro. The funds go directly to the children and various projects in India that he will be visiting. Fintan visited all classes in the school and spoke to them about the purpose of his visit.
Spelling Bee: Congratulations to Seánna O Connor Kelly who is our school Spelling Bee Champion for 2018. Seánna will represent the school in the county final after Easter. Go néirí leat, Seánna.
Our sympathies to Deputy Principal Ms Hayes on the death of her mother. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.
Mrs Hanly returns to school on April 9th after maternity leave. Mr Donagh McCarthy has been with us since last September. He leaves the school tomorrow. We are very sorry to see him go. He has been a great asset to the school.
Easter Holidays: School will close at 12.30 p.m. tomorrow for Easter and will reopen on Monday April 9th.
Tomorrow Friday March 23rd is Daffodil Day. Daffodils will be on sale in Hayes Shop in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Fresh daffodils may be left at the school before 9.15 a.m. on that day.
Ballybrown/Clarina Community Resource Centre are holding their Spring Fair and Cake Sale on Sunday 25th March. Children's Spring Art Competition prizes will be awarded. Doors open at 10.45a.m. Your support would be appreciated.
Ballybrown GAA: . Our U6s will start back hurling training on the pitch in BALLYBROWN on FRIDAY30th March @5.45pm. All players MUST be registered before playing and we can accept annual registrations on the night. Please remember to bring hurley/helmet/shinguards. All new players welcome.
We will also be holding an Easter Hurling camp for 3 days, 4th/5th & 6th April in Ballybrown 10.30am to 1.30pm, cost €30 for first child, €20 for second and €10 per child thereafter. Registration at 10am on the 4th April. ALL players must be registered before playing.