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February Newsletter 2022

February Newsletter 2022


We wish to extend a warm welcome to Ahmed Ali and his family who have moved to Ballybay recently.  Ahmed is in Junior Infants.

School Bus Transport

Applications for school transport for the 2022/23 school year are now being taken by Bus Eireann.  The closing date is Friday 29th April.  Any parent seeking primary or post-primary school transport for the first time should apply on Bus Eireann website (School Transport).  If your child is transferring to secondary school and they need a bus ticket you must apply before the closing date in order to secure a seat on a bus.

World Book Day

World Book Day is on Thursday 3rd March.  There will be lots of fun activities in school that day to celebrate and promote books and reading.  Pupils and staff should come to school dressed up as a fictional book character from one of their favourite books.  There will be a prize in each classroom for the most creative and imaginative costume.

Parents’ Association

The Parents’ Association are presently collecting family contributions in lieu of fund raising.  Envelopes may be sent to school and will be passed on to the Treasurer of the Parents’ Association.  The school greatly appreciates the support of the Parents’ association.  At Christmas they covered the costs of a breakfast for everyone following our walk to school. 

As we look forward to the summer term we are planning tours, swimming lessons and fun events.  Funding for the Parents’ Association helps to keep the costs of extra activities down for all pupils.  Please support the Parents’ Association by returning your envelope before Wednesday 23rd February.

St. Patrick’s Weekend

When planning for this school year we had included Friday 18th March as a holiday.  Following the recent Government announcement that 18th March is now a Bank Holiday it has been decided to take Monday 21st March as a holiday in lieu of 18th.  A text was sent to all families informing them of this.

Applications for 2022-2023

Applications are now being received for those who wish to attend Ballybay Central School in September 2022.  The closing date for applications is Friday 18th February 2022.

Dates for your diary:

 School will be closed on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th February for mid-term.

School will also be closed on Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Monday 21st March for the St. Patrick’s Weekend.

School will be closed from Friday 8th April at 3.00pm til Monday 25th April for the Easter Holidays.