Thursday, September 5, 2019

School note September 5th






  Dear parents,                 

                       Mr Barry's class are collecting Aldi Rugby tokens again this year. Please hand in tokens to the School Office if you have any.

             The Cumann na mBunscol Gaelic Football season will start shortly. All children, boys and girls, are required to wear a mouthguard /gumshield when playing Gaelic Football. This applies to all training sessions also. Children without a mouthguard will not be allowed to play or train. This is a legal requirement and Allianz, the school insurers have stated that the wearing of gumshields is compulsory.

All boys and girls playing in these competitions received Code of Conduct forms. Please sign and return to the team coach. We are fortunate to have so many teachers willing to give of their time after school.  

           Music Generation will visit the school every Wednesday morning to work with children in 5th & 6th classes. John Clancy  will return to the school for Cycling Safety lessons with 5th class next week.

          Mindfulness Classes for children will be starting in Ballybrown Resource Centre on Saturday 21st September. For more information contact Therese on 0877531979.

          The Parents Association will hold a meeting on Tuesday 10th September at 7.30 p.m. in the School Hall. We hope you can attend and would welcome new members. We hope that you will agree that the Parents' Association is an active positive force in Ballybrown National School.  We would like all parents to contribute their views, their experiences and their talents to making the school years of our sons and daughters the happiest and most fruitful they can be. Perhaps you will identify some ways in which you can get active! We would ask every parent to be involved. There may be one or two events per year that you could help out with. If you have a skill or talent and a little time to spare, please let the committee know. We constantly seek new activities to enhance school life. We send notes home with children with information on upcoming events. Please keep an eye out for these and volunteer to help out with activities. To contact please email

          Rugby returns to Copsewood Gaels RFC Sunday the 8th of September at 10:00. Boys and Girls from 5 to 12 years are welcome. New members are also welcome to come and give it try it for a few weeks. Copsewood are based in Salesian Secondary School Pallaskenry. See Facebook for further details.

            Carol Phelan runs after school Creative Drama classes in the Resource Centre for pupils of this school. Registration in the Resource Centre between 7.30 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight. Contact Carol on 087 8171814.


Gach dea-ghuí,  

J. Lyons