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

             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

                  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,  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 if interested or if you know of anyone that is interested. 

Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons