Thursday, June 28, 2018

School note June 28th


Dear parents,

                    We have reached the end of another school year. Yesterday, 28 Sixth class pupils graduated. Thanks to Mr Barry, Ms Day and all staff who assisted with the Graduation Ceremony.   Special thanks to Fr Mike for his help once again.

                All pupils have received  end of year reports and book lists. Classes for next school year have been allocated. No child will be in a class of more than 30 pupils.  The   calendar for school year 2018-2019 is posted on the website today.

                  I am delighted to announce that Mr Keoghan and Ms Neville will be with us again next year. Ms Day and Ms Joyce will be on maternity leave from September  and will be replaced by Mr John Tuohy and Ms Mairead Wallace, respectively.

                Active Week culminated in a Rounders game between Sixth Class and the Teachers. Teachers won, thus ensuring Mr Lordan bowed out on a winning note.

                     On Monday, we presented medals to our under 13 hurling players who won the Olo Cup and our successful camogie team. Ballybrown GAA club made a presentation to Mr Lordan to mark his contribution to Gaelic Games in the school over many years.

                         On Tuesday, we held a special assembly in honour of Mr Lordan. All classes performed. Infant classes performed a Haka Gaelach while Sixth class recited 'Scaffolding' a poem by Seamus Heaney, a favourite poet of Mr Lordan.

                       Tomorrow, all pupils will attend Mass in Ballybrown Church to celebrate Mr Lordan's immense contribution to the school over almost four decades. Parents, former pupils and the wider community are welcome to attend as we say goodbye to a devoted colleague and friend.

            The Book Rental Scheme offered by the school has met with a good response. A huge amount of work goes into collecting books returned at the end of June, re-covering and labelling them for use the following year. I am grateful to Mrs Millar for taking on the task of coordinating the Book Rental Scheme.  

           The 2018 school magazine is now available. With 68 pages in full colour it is great value at  €4 per copy or three copies for €10.

             Today, the school is reverberating to the sounds of Kids Disco. Thanks to the school's Parents' Association for organising this most enjoyable event.

         School will close tomorrow Friday at 12.30 p.m. sharp and re-open Thursday August 30th . Junior and Senior Infant classes will be collected at 12.10 p.m.  tomorrow to alleviate the traffic situation. On behalf of the staff and Board of Management of the school,  I hope you all enjoy the summer break and I look forward to seeing you  in the new school year.

Gach dea -ghuí,


J. Lyons



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Many Thanks Breska Rovers.

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