Thursday, February 7, 2019

School news February 7th 2019







Dear parents,

                     Yesterday, the children in Junior & Senior Infants enjoyed a trip to the Ballybrown NS Restaurant as part of Aistear. The Halla was transformed into a dining room with flowers on each table. Children studied the menu before making their choices and ordering from the waiting staff, Ms Keyes, Ms Fitzgerald, Mary and Ceara. Chef Ms Neville ensured all diners were catered for while Mr Costelloe on saxophone  provided the mood music.

                    Indoor hurling takes place in Old Christians on Tuesday Feb 12th while Indoor camogie  is in the same venue on Thursday 14th.                

                    Over 80 grandparents enjoyed Grandparents' Day in school last Thursday. Many travelled long distances to attend. Special thanks to Ms Gibbons and Mr Barry for planning a lovely event that spanned the generations.

Community Fundraiser: Tiny Sebastian and her family who moved to the Parish from India 7 years ago died unexpectedly  last month.  Tiny was a nurse, wife to Cyril and mother to Riyana aged 8 and Riyon aged 4. A fundraiser is being held by the community of Patrickswell/Ballybrown to help the family with funeral costs of repatriating the body back to India and to express our support to them at this traumatic time.  As part of the ongoing Community Fundraiser envelopes are now available through out the parish for donations and can be returned to any of the boxes at the back of the Churches, Parish Office, Resource Centres and School Office. A coffee morning will also take place after the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday next 10th February.

Ballybrown Church Choir:   Rehearsals for Saint Patrick's Day/Easter beginning next Tuesday 12th February  at 8 pm in the church.  We welcome new singers at any time.  If you enjoy singing, why not sing with us?  For further information please contact Rosaleen Donovan 061 353600 / 087 2267647.

Children's Grief Centre are hosting a conference: 'Children and Loss' on Friday 14th June, 2019 in The Millennium Theatre, Limerick Institute of Technology.  The Children's Grief Centre is a support service for school-aged children and young people affected by loss through death, separation and divorce. 'We would be delighted if you could join us on the day and in doing so help us to spread the message about our important work.'  The conference fee is €50 per attendee, which includes refreshments and a light lunch. Registration for the conference and workshops is through


Parents Association News: Dear Parents, As part of the school extension there is a new play area being built but unfortunately there is a shortfall of €23K to make it a soft surface play area which helps prevent accidents and protects against injuries. We are holding a meeting at 7.30 p.m. in the school hall on Wednesday 13th February 2019.  Your attendance would be greatly appreciated and your input would be very welcome.


Ballybrown Camogie Club: registration for u 8s, 10s, 12s & 13s tomorrow Friday Feb 8th from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in Ballybrown GAA Clubhouse.

Credit Union returns to school tomorrow Friday February 8th.


Gach dea-ghuí, 

J. Lyons