Thursday, June 14, 2018

Active Week 2018

Dear Parents, 

We are delighted to announce that Ballybrown NS will celebrate Active Week from June 18th-22nd. Children will participate in a variety of activities throughout the week including tennis, obstacle courses, circuits and lots more!


On Monday 18th June, Martin Sheehan from School Fitness Ireland will visit each class in the school for a 30 minute fitness session. This comes at a cost of 1 euro per child, please pay this directly to the class teacher as soon as possible.


On Tuesday 19th June, we will have our first ever walking school bus. This will commence from the community GAA field at 9am. We would request that the parents of the children in the infant classes be accompanied by an adult. All welcome, and remember your high visibility jackets!If you have these jackets at home please bring them to school as we only have a limited supply.


Tuesday will also be "Sports Star Day", children can choose to dress as their favourite sports star for the day in school.


Niamh O Brien has very generously organised a sposonred run to raise funds for the school. This will also take place on Tuesday. Any sponsorship cards should be returned to school as soon as possible.


On Wednesday 17th, all students from Junior Infants to sixth class will partake in a walk from the school to the surrounding locality. We would appreciate any parent volunteers to help on this date to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable trip. Juniors and seniors will leave the school at 9.45, 1st/2nd will leave at 9.30, 3rd/4th leave at 10.00 and 5th/6th leave at 10.15.  If you are available at this time please let Rosemarie know as soon as possible. Children will need high visibility jackets for the walk.


On Wednesday afternoon Bryan Stewart will visit the children from 1st-6th class to teach them some skills in tennis.


On Thursday 21st all classes will be on school tour.


On Friday 22nd, the school will hold its Non-Competitive Sport's Day. In the afternoon children will partake in a Zumba class.


Each night children will receive Active Homework which they can complete at home on their own or with family and friends. Don't worry if the weather is bad, the children can get active by hoovering, sweeping or doing other household chores! Please encourage as much physical activity as possible during this week.


It is essential to wear school tracksuit / shorts and runners for the week. Bring a raincoat and suncream each day, prepare for all eventualities! 

Thank you in advance for your support.


 Katie Gibbons

Active Week Coordinator