Thursday, January 31, 2019

School note January 31st


Dear parents,

                         Today has been another busy day in the life of the school. The children in Fifth and Sixth classes invited their grandparents to visit as part of Catholic Schools Week. Mr Barry and Ms Gibbons have been busy ensuring a real Ballybrown welcome for these important guests. Great credit is due to the boys and girls who worked so hard to ensure everything went without a hitch on Grandparents Day.

                        Communication: I am a firm believer in the importance of good communication. Parents are reminded that the class teacher is the first person you contact if you have concerns about your child. Rosemarie will make an appointment for you to meet the teacher. Teachers will do everything to put your mind at ease. Parent and teacher working together for the benefit of the pupils is the ideal situation.               

                        Parking:  At the end of the school day, children exit by the gate nearest the Resource Centre. I appeal to parents not to ask their children to walk through the Staff Car Park.   In bad weather, small children running through the car park is very dangerous. There is plenty of parking space in the Resource Centre and at the Church. If you park between the school and Hayes's shop, please collect your child at the main gate in front of Reception. Grandparents who collect children need to be aware of this.

                             Mr Keoghan's class hosted the January Assembly today. They sang, recited poetry in both English and as Gaeilge  and told us all about Italy. The hard work and practice paid off and they did themselves proud.

                         Quiz: Seven quiz teams from Ballybrown NS will represent the school in the MPCC Table Quiz in Mungret GAA club tomorrow night. They have been preparing diligently. Last week, one of our teams finished in fourth place in the county final of the Community Games Quiz.

                   Ballybrown GAA club: u 8s,10s and 12s will return to training on Friday February 8th in UL. We will train in the new McGuire pitches and ball walls, the cost per child is fifteen euro for six weeks. There will be more details from the management teams soon.

Thanks to everyone who attended  our registration night last Friday , the second and last juvenile registration night will take place next Monday 8 to 9 in the clubhouse.

Gach dea- ghuí,


J. Lyons