Thursday, September 13, 2018

School note Thursday September 13th


Dear Parents

                    Today, we hosted a visit of the Liam McCarthy Cup, back on Shannonside after a 45 year absence. It is almost a month since the All-Ireland final but the joy remains unabated. Seán Finn also attended as did members of Ballybrown GAA Club.

                   On Tuesday, members of the Hedge School Committee visited the school to speak to Fifth and Sixth Classes about the Hedge School in Newtown. Such a project brings history to life for all of us. A cameraman was in attendance and we look forward to seeing the completed programme on Nationwide in October. Special thanks to Jim O Farrell who liases with the school on a regular basis.

                 All families today received forms for Allianz Pupil Personal Insurance.  There are two types: school day cover (€6) or all-year-round (€9).  This is entirely voluntary but has proven very popular with parents in the past.  Should you decide to avail of this insurance, please hand monies to the School Office by Friday September 28th.


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

Communication:  Check your child's homework journal for notes from the class teacher.  Please check the school website or follow us on Twitter @Ballybrown NS to keep yourself informed on school news.


School teams: The Cumann na mBunscol season starts this week.  Ballybrown NS will field boys and girls teams in the Limerick City Gaelic Football leagues.  We are fortunate to have such generous teachers who give of their time so freely.

Parents Association:  A clothes Recycling Day will take place on Friday October 5th. All families will receives bags in the coming weeks. Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc at the school by 9.15 a.m.  on that morning. Thank you for continued support for this worthwhile fundraising event.

Children's Mindfulness: classes for ages 5 to 12 years will be restarting the last week in September; Information night for parents / guardians on the 17th of Sept @ 7p.m. in 11 Thomas St. All welcome.  text Therese 0877531979 to confirm your attendance.

Enrolments for Creative Drama classes will take place in the Community Centre on this coming Friday September 14th at 3.p.m.

Further information from  Carol on 0878171814

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons