Thursday, August 30, 2018

School note Thursday August 30th


Dear parents,

                   I would like to extend best wishes to you all for the coming school year.

                   Today, 31 children enjoyed their first day at school. I look forward to getting to know them all over the coming weeks. I would also like to welcome new faces to the staff of the  school. Ms Ciara Quane replaces Mr Lordan who has retired. Ms Quane is teaching Third Class. Mr John Tuohy is teaching 2nd class. Ms Day is on Maternity Leave. Ms Mairead Wallace has joined the  Special Education team. Ms Joyce is on Maternity Leave. Ms Amey Davis will teach here three mornings per week and is shared with Athlacca NS. Mrs Mulroe returns to the school and is jobsharing with Mrs Hanly.

Please note the following:

              Children are supervised from 9 a.m. each morning. The school cannot be responsible for pupils arriving at school before 9 a.m.

                Sign -in and out: Child Protection is always a priority. Any adult taking a child out of school or bring a child back to school during the school day must sign the book at Reception.

              Parking: I would appreciate if parents used the Resource Centre and Church grounds car parks. Children should not walk through the staff car park. They should enter via the gate nearest to the Resource Centre. Safety of children is paramount.  Please do not park in Staff parking areas or in Bus berths.

          I would like to express my gratitude to all the families who have already paid Art & Craft/Photocopying contributions. Please hand in monies to Rosemarie in the school office any day between 9a.m. and 2p.m. €35 per child or €60 per family.

                      If your child is absent, please fill in an Absence note to be given to the class teacher on your child's return to school.

                  Homework Club will commence on Monday September 3rd for children from 3rd to 6th class. Homework club will run from 3pm to 4.10pm. If you have any queries please email

                Website: All information relating to the school, school calendar, booklists, etc  is on the website . Check in on  Twitter @BallybrownNS to keep yourself informed on school news

                Literacy & Numeracy:   Each family  in the school from Senior Infants up has received a note today giving information about additional supports in Literacy and Numeracy. Please check your child's schoolbag.                  


 Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons