Monday, July 15, 2019

Teacher appointments

Following interviews for the vacant teaching positions, the Board of Management is pleased to announce that Mrs Sinéad Barry and Mr John Tuohy have been appointed to the staff for the new school year. Mrs Barry has been appointed to teach 5th & 6th classes. Mrs Barry taught in Ballybrown NS in 2016-2017. Mr John Tuohy has been appointed to teach First and Second Classes. Mr Tuohy taught Second class from August 208 to May 24th 2019.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

School note June 27th

27-6-2019

Dear parents,

                    We have reached the end of another school year. Yesterday, 23 Sixth class pupils graduated. Thanks to Mr Barry, Ms Gibbons, Ms Day and all staff who assisted with the Graduation Ceremony.   Special thanks to Fr Mike for his help. Thanks also to the members of the Parents Association who provided refreshments for all the guests.

                All pupils have received  end of year reports and book lists. Classes for next school year have been allocated. Please turn overleaf for calendar for school year 2019-2020.

                  Active Week which ran all through last week was organised by Ms Gibbons and was a huge success once again.

                     Mr Barry's class left the school at 7.30 a.m. this morning to visit Croke Park at the invitation of GAA President John Horan.

          Bus Transport: Bus Éireann have asked me to remind parents of children availing of Bus Transport that payment for next school year is due by July 26th.               

                         On Tuesday, we held a special assembly in honour of Mrs Hodgins. All classes performed. Tomorrow, Mrs Hodgins will  leave the school, having taught generations of Ballybrown families. We will all miss her.

                   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 2019 school magazine is now available. With 72 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. A lovely way to end the year and enjoyed thoroughly by all the children.

            Best wishes to Ms Quane and Ms Gibbons who are both getting married in the weeks ahead.

         School will close tomorrow Friday at 12.30 p.m. sharp and re-open Wednesday August 28th. 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

Principal

 

Friday, June 21, 2019

School note June 21st

21-6-2019

Dear parents,

                    When we return to school after the summer, a familiar face will be absent. Mrs Hodgins has decided to retire at the end of this school year. Margaret has seen many changes in the school over the past 38 years. Everybody in the school wishes her health and happiness in the next phase of her life.

                   Today is Sports Day. There is a wide range of sporting pursuits, culminating in a  widely- anticipated Rounders game between Staff and Sixth Class.   This week is Active Week and there are activities every day.  This involves a huge amount of organisation and I appreciate the effort that all the teachers make to ensure the day is enjoyable for all.  Special thanks to Ms Gibbons, Active Week coordinator.   

                     On Wednesday, we held our annual Fundraising Run which helps to meet the cost of providing buses during the school year to sporting events and other occasions. Special thanks to Niamh O Brien who arranges sponsorship cards etc. Niamh and Freddie did trojan work  looking after runners and  providing drinks.

                     On  Wednesday next, June 26th., the Sixth Class Graduation will take place. Fr Cussen will say a special Mass at 1.30 p.m. which will be followed by the Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the end of primary education for these pupils.

                        Ballybrown NS yearbook: The 2019 yearbook is currently on sale. With 72 full-colour pages, it is an ideal souvenir of a busy year. €4 per copy or 3 for €10

                      Report Cards: If you have not submitted your envelopes yet, please ensure that each envelope has a €1 stamp. Separate envelopes for each child.

                     Lost Property: Our Lost Property bin is overflowing with jackets, hats etc. Parents are welcome to check for missing items.

                     Please note that school will close for the summer holidays on Friday June 28th. at 12.30 p.m. It would be appreciated if all children were collected promptly. In order to alleviate traffic problems, children in Infant classes may be collected at 12.10 p.m.                   

                   "Do This in Memory 2018 - 2019 programme": Mass 8 - Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 10a.m. Children are asked to be in the church 10 minutes before Mass. Please bring your candle.

                  Parents Association News: Graduation ceremony is taking place on the 26th June at 1.30 p.m. in the school hall, would any parents from 5th class be available to help with serving of Teas/Coffee. Please email  creena@seakel.ie or phone/SMS 0872961007 if available.

             An end of year kids disco will take place in the school on the 27th June for children from Juniors to 5th class with some 6th class students helping on the day. Always proves to be a fun morning of music and dance. €2 contribution required on the day.

          The Parents Association are looking for volunteers for academic year 2019/2020 for all three roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Each role is for a 12 month period. Please email creena@seakel.ie or phone 087 2961007 if interested.

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons

Principal

 

 

 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Active Week 2019

Dear Parents,

                       Ballybrown NS will celebrate Active Week from June 17th-21st 2019. Children will participate in a variety of activities throughout the week including golf, martial arts, circuits and lots more!

 

On Monday 17th June,  Our new Active Schools Walkway will be launched in the school field. Children from 2nd to 4th class will have an opportunity to take part in a golfing session in the afternoon and the younger classes will partake in some fun and exciting relay races.

 

On Tuesday 18th June, all students from Junior Infants to sixth class will take part 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 9.30, 1st/2nd will leave at 9.45, 3rd-6th leave at 10.00.  If you are available at this time to walk with your child's class please let Rosemarie know as soon as possible. Children will need high visibility jackets for the walk.

 

On Tuesday afternoon the children in 5th and 6th class will be putting their Martial Arts skills to the test with a taster session led by Pat Forde.

 

On Wednesday 19th,  we will have our 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!

 

Niamh O Brien has very generously organised a sponsored 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 we will have a 'Sports Star' fancy dress. Children can dress up as their favourite sports people. 
Also on Wednesday, 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 €2  per child. Please pay this directly to the class teacher as soon as possible.

 

On Thursday 20th all classes will be on school tour.

 

On Friday 21st, the school will hold its Annual Sport's Day. In the afternoon children from 6th class will take on the staff in a rounders match!

 

Each night children will receive Active Homework which they can complete at home on their own or with family and friends. 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.

 

 

 

School note Thursday June 13th

13-6-2019.

Dear parents,

                      End of year School Reports will issue to all families before the end of term.  Please supply the school with a stamped addressed envelope, minimum DL size (22cm x 11 cm) as soon as possible. Separate envelopes required for each pupil.

                    Yesterday saw the culmination of a year's work, and enjoyment, as the 60 children in Fifth and Sixth classes took part in the Music Generation Summit in Thomond Park. Patrick was an excellent tutor and his visits every Monday sparked great interest in music in so many children.

                     Today, Mr Barry's class enjoyed a guided tour of Adare Manor followed by some delicious refreshments. We are very grateful to  Deirdre Shanahan and the Management  of Adare Manor for this wonderful opportunity. We enjoyed a tour of the grounds and visited the cinema, Tack Room, and Ballroom. In the afternoon, the class continued with a visit to the Ballygowan plant in Newcastle West.

               Active Week: Next week is Active Week. All details on the school website.

               School tours: Details of all school tours are on the website.

                    The 2019 school magazine is almost ready to go to print. If you wish to purchase an advertisement in this publication for a bargain price of €25, please contact the school office as soon as possible.

                  Community Games News: Training will take place in the school field on Tuesday & Thursday next week from 3-4pm. for all those who qualified for the Limerick county finals in Mungret on Saturday and Sunday 22nd & 23rd of June.

                   

            Parents Association News:  The next Parents Association meeting will be held tonight Thursday 13th June at 7.30 p.m. in the school hall.  All are welcome to attend.  

Volunteers required to help with Active Week which begins on the 17th of June, parents are needed as stewards for school walk(s), probably on Tuesday 18th (To be confirmed). Please email creena@seakel.ie or phone/SMS 087 2961007 if available. 

Graduation ceremony is taking place on the 26th June at 1.30 p.m. in the school hall, Would any parents from 5th class be available to help with serving of teas/Coffee? Please email  creena@seakel.ie or phone/SMS 087 2961007 if available. 

An end of year kids disco will take place in the school on Thursday 27th June for children from Juniors to 5th class with some 6thclass students helping on the day. Always proves to be a fun morning of music and dance. €2 contribution required on the day. 

The Parents Association are looking for volunteers for academic year 2019/2020 for all three roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Each role is for a 12 month period. Please email creena@seakel.ie or phone 087 2961007 if interested.

           Please check the school website www.ballybrownns.ie or follow us on Twitter @BallybrownNS to keep yourself informed on school news.        

Gach dea-ghuí, 

J. Lyons

Principal

 

 

 

School Tours June 20th

Tours

Thursday 20th June, 2019.

 

Junior and Senior Infants

Stonehall Farm

Leaving school at 9:15 a.m.

Back at the school at 1:30 p.m.

 

1st  Class

Adventure World, UL

Leaving school at 9:10 a.m

Back at the school at 4:15  p.m.

 

2nd Class

Killarney National Park

Leaving school at 8:20 a.m.

Back at the school at 4:30 p.m.

 

3rd Class and 4th Class

Tralee Bay Wetlands

Leaving school at 8:20 a.m.

Back at the school at 4:15 p.m.

 

5th Class and 6th Class

Nevsail Watersports, Kilkee

Leaving school at 8:05 a.m.

Back at the school at 4:45  p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, May 30, 2019

School newsletter May 30th

Dear parents, 

                   Reminder:  School will be  closed from Tuesday June 4th to Friday June 7th and will reopen on Monday June 10th.  

                                 The boys and girls in Sixth Class are working on the 2019 school magazine. If you wish to purchase an advertisement in this publication for a bargain price of €25, please contact the school office.

                  Sarah O Sullivan and Robert Kearney, both Sixth Class pupils in this school, travel to Páirc Ui Rinn on Saturday night to line out in Limerick colours in the Munster GAA  Primary Game football competition. Well done to both on their selection.       Robert Kearney, Tommy Lynch, Mark Doolan and James Smith were members of the Limerick City hurling selection that defeated Olo Cup winners Milford NS in the final of the Mayor's Cup today. Congratulations to all four.

                Today, Ms Áine O Riordan left the school after a lengthy spell teaching First Class. We will miss her cheerful demeanour and her commitment to the children in her care. We are delighted that Mrs Hodgins will return to school tomorrow.

Parents Association News:  A special thanks to all parents who helped with the 1st Holy Communion Day celebrations. Your help was very welcome and appreciated. 

The next Parents Association meeting will be held on Thursday 13th June at 7.30pm in the school hall.  All are welcome to attend. 

Volunteers required to help with Active week which begins on the 17th of June, parents are needed as stewards for school walk(s), probably on Tuesday 18th (To be confirmed). Please email creena@seakel.ie or phone/SMS 087 2961007 if available. 

Graduation ceremony is taking place on the 26th June at 1.30 p.m. in the school hall, would any parents from 5th class be available to help with serving of teas/Coffee. Please email  creena@seakel.ie or phone/SMS 087 2961007 if available.

                    An end of year kids disco will take place in the school on the 27th June for children from Juniors to 5th class with some 6thclass students helping on the day. Always proves to be a fun morning of music and dance. €2 contribution required on the day.

The Parents Association are looking for volunteers for academic year 2019/2020 for all three roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Each role is for a 12 month period. Please email creena@seakel.ie or phone 087 2961007 if interested.

Ballybrown/Clarina Community Games: Our annual sports evening is on Wednesday 12th June in Ballybrown Community Field. Registration is from 6 p.m. with events starting at 6.30 pm sharp.

 

  Gach dea-ghuí,

 

 

J. Lyons

Principal

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

School note May 22nd

22-5-2019

Dear parents,

                     The sun shone brightly and everybody had a lovely day at First Holy Communion last Saturday in Ballybrown Church.   Thanks to all teachers and staff for their efforts in preparing the children and for providing such delightful music and artwork. Thanks also to Fr. Cussen, Fr Fitzgibbon and Fr Leo. Over 90 children gave up their Saturday morning to sing in the Choir. Thanks to each and every one of them.

We are also grateful to the Parents Association and to the parents of children in First Class who provided refreshments in the Resource Centre after the ceremony.

                       Mr Tuohy says 'Slán' to Second Class today after a very enjoyable spell as their teacher. We hope to see him again. Ms Day  returns from maternity leave on Monday.

                   Reminder: School will be closed tomorrow Thursday May 23rd as all teachers will attend Inservice on the Primary Language Curriculum on that day.  The school will be in use as a polling station for European and local elections on Friday May 24th.               

                        Denise Smith from Food Dudes   visited school today to present a certificate to Mr Sheehy  and to discuss plans for the continuation of the programme into the next academic year. Mr Sheehy once again coordinated the distribution of food to various classes.

                School Tours: I once again request that all monies be paid by Thursday May 30th. as the school needs to confirm numbers with the various venues

              Rachel Reidy has been in contact to say that the Colours Day last Friday raised €375 towards her trip to Uganda.

               We have recently enjoyed a spell of very fine weather.  Pupils may wear plain navy shorts to school if they wish. No denim, stripes or logos. PLEASE write your child's name on all fleeces, polo shirts etc!!!  I strongly advise parents to ensure your child has adequate protection from the sun at this time of year. 

              The Parents Association are looking for volunteers for academic year 2019/2020 for all three roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Each role is for a 12 month period. Please email creena@seakel.ie or phone 087 2961007 if interested or if you know of anyone that is interested. 

          Please check the school website www.ballybrownns.ie or follow us on Twitter @BallybrownNS to keep yourself informed on school news.

                  Homework Club will finish next Thursday May 30th for this school year.

Gach dea-ghuí,

 

 

J. Lyons

Principal.

  

Thursday, May 16, 2019

School note May 16th

 

16-5-2019

Dear parents,

                      City Sports. Best wishes to all the children, 50 in all, who took part in the Limerick City Sports at UL today.  The boys team won the Best School in our category.  Thanks to Ms Gibbons and Ms Wallace for looking after the team, to Gillian Cuneen who acted as a steward and to all the parents who attended to lend support. As ever, the children did us,and you, proud.

                     Our Under 13 camogie team finished the season on Tuesday when they lost to Patrickswell NS in the City semi-final. Beidh lá eile againn. Thanks to Ms Hayes and Ms Keyes for coaching the team again this season.

                         Former pupil Rachel Reidy visited the school last Friday and spoke to children in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes. Rachel is travelling to Uganda to work with Nurture Africa. This is an  Irish-founded, non-profit organisation. The charity provides support to the community in relation to education, healthcare and child protection. They provide the opportunity for children to reach their full potential so they can work towards building a brighter future for themselves. The school will hold a Colours Day tomorrow Friday 17th to help Rachel on her way. Green would be an ideal colour as Limerick begin their Championship hurling campaign this weekend.

                  Pokemon cards:  Pokemon cards are very popular but they have proved to be the cause of arguments and misunderstandings. Please do not allow your child to bring Pokemon cards to school. Cards will be confiscated and returned at the end of term.        

                  School will be closed on Thursday May 23rd as all teachers will attend Inservice on the Primary Language Curriculum on that day.  The school will be in use as a polling station for European and local elections on Friday May 24th.

                   School tours take place on Thursday June 20th. Many parents have chosen to use the e payment option. All monies to be paid by the end of May as the school needs to confirm numbers with the various venues.

                    First Holy Communion is on Saturday May 18th at 11 a.m. All members of the Choir are requested to be in the Church by 10.45 a.m. If any member of the choir cannot attend on the day, please inform Mr Tuohy, Mr Sheehy or myself tomorrow.

                     The Parents Association are looking for volunteers for academic year 2019/2020 for all three roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Each role is for a 12 month period. Please email creena@seakel.ie or phone 087 2961007 if interested or if you know of anyone that is interested. 

 

We have recently enjoyed a spell of very fine weather.  Pupils may wear plain navy shorts to school if they wish. No denim, stripes or logos. PLEASE write your child's name on all fleeces, polo shirts etc!!!

 

Gach dea-ghuí,

 

J. Lyons

Principal.

 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

School note May 9th.

9-5-2019

Dear  parents,

                      I wish to remind you that  children are supervised from 9 a.m. each morning.  The school cannot be responsible for pupils arriving at school before 9 a.m.

                  School will be closed on Thursday May 23rd as all teachers will attend Inservice on the Primary Language Curriculum on that day.  The school will be in use as a polling station for European and local elections on Friday May 24th.

                  Standardised tests: All children from First to Sixth classes sat the revised Drumcondra English test yesterday. Children who were absent will be accommodated at the earliest possible opportunity.

                 School tours take place on Thursday June 20th. Many parents have chosen to use the e payment option. All monies to be paid by the end of May as the school needs to confirm numbers with the various venues.

                    First Holy Communion is on Saturday May 18th at 11 a.m. Preparations are at an advanced stage for this special day in the lives of the children.

                  Ms Quane and three children from her class will travel to the Helix in Dublin next Wednesday May 15th to take part in the National Final of the  Trócaire Game Changers competition. This is a great honour and a wonderful achievement for the entire class.

                  Best wishes to Eva Toomey and Caoimhe Hennessy who are members of the Limerick City camogie panel for the Neville Cup today.  

                      MPCC Credit Union will visit the school tomorrow.

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

 

Parents Association News:

  • "Supporting Parents to support their children's mental health and wellbeing" will be held on the 9th May at 7.30 p.m.  in the school.
  • 1st Holy Communion – 18th May – Volunteers required from 1st class parents to help on the morning of the Communion with serving teas/coffees in the Resource centre. If interested in helping please email Simon,mrsimongoble@icloud.com  or phone 089 6154788
  • The Parents Association are looking for volunteers for academic year 2019/2020 for all three roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Each role is for a 12 month period. Please email creena@seakel.ie if interested or if you know of anyone that is interested. 

Gach dea-ghuí,

 J. Lyons

Principal

 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

School Note May 2nd.

Dear parents,

                       Excitement is at fever pitch in Ms Quane's room following the news that a game created by the children as part of Trócaire Game Changers competition is one of ten games shortlisted in the primary category.   Judging took place over the Easter holidays, by a panel of gaming and development education experts. They assessed each game under the criteria: understanding, empathy, innovation and effort. The Ballybrown NS entry 'One World' scored 29/30. Ms Quane has been invited to showcase the game at the competition final in The Helix in DCU.

                  Standardised tests: Parents of children from First to Sixth classes received an information note today about the revised Drumcondra English test. Please check your child's bag.

                     School tours take place on Thursday June 20th. Many parents have chosen to use the e payment option. All monies by the end of May, please.

                    Head Lice: Anyone can get head lice but it is particularly easy for young people to catch them as they spread by direct head -to -head contact.       On a practical note, children with long hair should keep their hair in plaits or tied up rather than hanging loosely. For information on dealing with this problem, see

http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/flu/A-Z/H/Head-lice/Treating-head-lice.html

             Ballybrown NS Under 13 hurling team bowed out of this year's Olo Cup following our game with An Mhodh Scoil on Tuesday. Thanks to Mr Barry and Mr Tuohy for all their work.

                  Today is Poetry Day. Further details available on www.poetryireland.ie.

                  DO THIS IN MEMORY 2018-2019 PROGRAMME. Mass Seven - Sunday 5th May, 2019.  Children are asked be in the church 10 minutes before Mass. Please bring your candle.               

Parents Association News:

  • The school bag packing day which took place last Saturday 27th April was a massive success raising over €1000 euros. A special thanks to Caroline Sheehan for all the work she put into organising the event and also the parents that helped on the day. 
  • "Supporting Parents to support their children's mental health and wellbeing" will be held on the 9th May at 7.30 p.m.  in the school.
  • 1st Holy Communion – 18th May – Volunteers required from 1st class parents to help on the morning of the Communion with serving teas/coffees in the Resource centre. If interested in helping please email Simon,mrsimongoble@icloud.com  or phone 089 6154788
  • The Parents Association are looking for volunteers for academic year 2019/2020 for all three roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Each role is for a 12 month period. Please email creena@seakel.ie if interested or if you know of anyone that is interested. 

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons

Principal

 

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

School note April 11th

11-4-2019

Dear parents,

                      The school's Under 13 camogie team played Monaleen NS yesterday. They put up a great display but lost narrowly. Beidh lá eile againn!

                     Table Toppers: The stage is set for the 2019 Grand Final of Table Toppers which takes place in school today. 

                    School Tours: All classes will go on school tour on Thursday June 20th. All teachers will be on tour that day. In order to give parents time to plan ahead, it is school policy to give parents as much advance notice as possible. Monies needed by May 30th as tour venues need to finalise numbers etc. Parents may pay by e payments after the Easter break should they choose this method. Otherwise, put the money in an envelope with your child's name on it and give to the class teacher.

 Yesterday, the Parents Association presented a cheque for €275 to Brian O Callaghan of Special Olympics Ireland.

                       Easter Holidays: School will close at 12.30 p.m. tomorrow for Easter and will reopen on Monday April 29th. Children in Junior and Senior Infant classes may be collected at 12.10 p.m. on that day to ease traffic congestion.                               

                    ''DO THIS IN MEMORY 2018 - 2019 PROGRAMME": Mass 6 is on Holy Thursday night at 8 p.m.  Children are asked to be in the church 10 minutes before Mass. Please bring your candle.

                    Parents Association News:To date we are short on volunteers to hold the school bag packing day that is organised for the 27thApril 2019 in Dunnes in the Jetland Shopping Centre please let Caroline Sheehan know on 0879276776 if you are available to help on the day.   Time slots are 10 -12pm/12-2pm/2-4pm. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

                        The National Parents Council are holding a talk on  "Supporting parents to support their children's mental health and wellbeing" in the school on 9th May at 19.30. All are welcome to attend.

                       Mindfulness, Self-awareness classes to help and support children 5 - 12 years, who may be feeling anxious, lacking in self- confidence, self-esteem. Teaching them tools and techniques that they can use daily to build resilience and confidence. Classes starting end of April in 11, Thomas St. For more information contact Therese 087 7531979. 

                     Limerick Sports Partnership has organised an Eggs-Ercise Easter camp for children from April 16th to 18th. in the Factory, Southside Youth Space, Galvone Road, Limerick.  Register online at www.limericksports.ie or call Rachel, Laura or Dyon on (061) 333600.

                        Ballybrown GAA: Ballybrown Juvenile Club will run an Easter Camp again this year at our clubhouse pitch. Camp will run from WednesdayApril 24th to Friday April 26th, 9.30 to 1.00 each day. The cost is €30 for the first child and €20 for second, boys and girls from u6 to u13 are welcome.

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons

Principal

Tours

Thursday 20th June, 2019.

 

Junior and Senior Infants

Stonehall Farm

Price €18.00

 

1st  Class

Adventure World, UL

Price €35.00

 

2nd Class

Killarney National Park

Price €30.00

 

3rd Class and 4th Class

Tralee Bay Wetlands

Price €30.00

 

5th Class and 6th Class

Nevsail Watersports, Kilkee

Price €55.00

 

 

You can pay by ePayment or

give monies to your class teacher

Monies to be paid on or before Thursday 30th May

 



Thursday, April 4, 2019

School note April 4th

Dear parents,

                     We have reached the penultimate week of this school term. School will close for Easter on Friday April 12th at 12.30 p.m. Children in Junior and Senior Infant classes may be collected at 12.10 p.m. on that day to ease traffic congestion. School will reopen on Monday April 29th at 9.15 a.m.

                     Reminder: Children are supervised from 9 a.m. to 9.15 a.m. each morning. Parents are requested not to bring children to school prior to 9 a.m. as the school will not be responsible for them. As all children assemble in the same yard, children line up in readiness for school. This is not playtime.

                 MPCC Credit Union: Credit Union will visit school tomorrow morning Friday April 5th.

                 School teams: Ballybrown NS under 13 hurling team lost to Patrickswell NS in the Olo Cup on Tuesday. Our under 13 camogie team defeated An Mhodh Scoil yesterday. Well done to both teams and their coaches. Under 13 hurling training today straight after school.

              Spelling Bee: Neal Buckley represented Ballybrown NS in the Limerick final of the Eason's Spelling Bee competition. Neal did us proud as he finished in third place.

              Parents Association News: Thanks to all parents who contributed to the recent clothing recycling day, which raised over €1000.  The Parents Association have donated €300 to St Gabriel's Respite Centre which is located in Mungret. There is a shortfall to open the centre.  https://www.stgabriels.ie/respite_house/ All remaining funds will go to a range of learning activities in St Josephs NS. 

The recent Colours Day in association with the Special Olympics raised €550. The Parents Association have decided to offer the Special Olympics 50% of monies raised. Again thanks to all families that contributed on the day. 

To date we are short on volunteers to hold the school bag packing day that is organised for the 27thApril 2019 in Dunnes in the Jetland Shopping Centre. Please let Caroline Sheehan know on 0879276776 if you are available to help on the day.   Time slots are 10 -12pm/12-2pm/2-4pm. Your help would be greatly appreciated. 

The National Parents Council are holding a talk on  "Supporting parents to support their children's mental health and wellbeing" in the school on 9th May at 19.30. All are welcome to attend.

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons

Principal