Thursday, April 12, 2018

School note April 12th 2018


Dear parents,

                   The final term of the school year is upon us. It has been very busy since we returned to school.

                    Yesterday, Mrs Ivess and Ms Gibbons accompanied a team of girls to play in a Gaelic Football Blitz in Mary I where they were coached by PE students. It was a most enjoyable day.

                  Our under 13 camogie team played St Nessan's in the first game of the Cumann na mBunscol leagues. On Tuesday, our Under 13 boys team travelled to St Nessan's NS. Unfortunately, both games ended in defeat  ach beidh lá eile againn.

                  The school's Under 13 soccer team has qualified for the county final stage of the Spar/FAI Soccer tournament. Thanks especially to Kevin Conway and Mr Keoghan for looking after the team.

                    Yesterday, Stephen, an Athletics coach with Limerick Sports Partnership, visited the school to provide running classes for First and Second classes. Ballybrown NS places a great emphasis in encouraging children to try as many sports as possible and to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

                      Tomorrow, engineer Scott Zieglinski presents a STEM  workshop for all children in classes from First to Sixth.

                    Best wishes to Seánna O Connor Kelly who represents the school in the county final stage of the Eason's Spelling Bee today.

                    Congratulations to Gerry Moroney who was crowned Table Topper champion for 2018 on the day we closed for Easter holidays.

                     I have noticed a certain laxity in school uniforms since we returned to school. Navy track bottoms are recommended. No stripes or logos, please.

                 The Parents Association have organised a guest speaker to attend the school. This will take place on Monday 23rd April. Our guest speaker Ger Brick will be delivering a 90 minute Anti-Cyberbullying/Internet Safety Workshop to pupils of 4th class to 6th class during school hours. A letter of parental consent will be sent home with the pupils early next week.

He will also provide a Parent Information Evening at 7.00pm that evening in the School Halla. Parents of ALL  pupils in the school are invited to attend. The talk incorporates video, guidelines, practical demonstrations and discussion, providing parents with practical non-technical information and guidance for keeping their children and families safe online. Light refreshments will be served also.

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons