End of Year School Newsletter 2022
It is hard to believe we are almost at the end of another school year which thankfully has seen us remain open throughout. Although many pupils and teachers were affected by Covid it has been great to see a sense of normality return to school during the latter part of the year. We hope and pray that we can put Covid behind us and while it hasn’t gone away perhaps it is not as scary as it was initially.
Goodbye and Welcome
As the year draws to a close we want to wish our current 6th class pupils every blessing as they begin the next stage of their education in various local secondary schools. We say au revoir to Samuel, Tessa, David, Monika, Alex, Josef, Daniel and Ethan.
When one class leaves a new class starts and so we are looking forward to welcoming Grace, Eliana, Jamilie, Shiloh, Blake, Joshua, Mark and John in Junior Infants in September.
Trips and Tours
Everybody enjoyed their Get Out & Be Active trips recently. Junior Infants – 3rd class had great fun in Erica’s Fairy forest while 4th-6th class all made it to the top of the Cuilcagh mountain. As a treat the school provided ice cream (many thanks to the Sodabarrel) for everyone last week and also spent an afternoon in our local park and playground.
The middle and senior classrooms spent an enjoyable (if not wet and mucky) day at Navan Adventure Centre last Friday for their school tour and the junior room are looking forward to their tour this Friday to Air-tastic and Tanaghmore Gardens. Many thanks once again to the Parents’ Association for subsidising the school tours for all children.
The Parents’ Association are busy organising the first fun evening for 3 years. This will take place on Wednesday 15th June 7.00-9.00 in the school grounds. All parents will be asked to contribute to the food - you will receive a note from the Parents’ Association this week. Due to insurance there will be no bouncy castles at this event. However there will be plenty to keep the children entertained – Colin Walker (magician), face painting, Euan Treanor (FAI football coach), outdoor games and much more.
We plan on holding our annual sports day on Thursday 16th June. All children (including Junior and Senior Infants) stay until 3.00 that day. Please make sure children bring plenty of drinks to school and sun hats/sun cream if the weather is very warm and sunny.
Thursday 9th June will be the last night of homework for this year. Wednesday 15th June is the last day pupils have to wear their uniform. Pupils should wear tracksuits, runners etc. on 16th, 17th and 20th June as they will be taking part in outdoor games, sports etc.
The classes for next year are as follows:
Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st Class, ½ of 2nd Class *–
Ms. McCarney/Mrs. Boyle & Pam Mullan (SNA)
½ of 2nd Class *, 3rd Class, 4th Class –
[* 2nd Class will be split, parents will be informed which room their child is in]
5th and 6th Class –
SET – to be filled
Admin Day Teacher – to be filled
We are delighted to hear of the safe arrival of Mrs. Patton’s baby boy. Mrs. Patton commenced her maternity leave a little earlier than planned but we give thanks that little Tobias arrived safely and is now adjusting to life in the Patton household.
School Reports and Books
School reports will be sent home with children on Thursday 16th June. All copy books, workbooks, folders, art work etc. will be sent home on Tuesday 21st June. Please make sure library books, novels, and readers are returned to school by Friday 17th June.
SCHOOL CLOSES ON TUESDAY 21ST JUNE AT 12.00 FOR SUMMER
Ballybay Central National School
School Calendar 2022-2023
|School Re-opens||Monday 29th August|
|Mid-Term Break||Monday 31st October
– Friday 4th November inclusive
|Christmas Closing||Wednesday 21st December (last day of school)|
|Re-opening||Thursday 5th January 2023|
|St Brigid’s Day||Monday 6th February|
|Mid-Term Break||Thursday 16th February & Friday 17th February|
|St. Patrick’s Day Closing||Friday 17th March|
|Easter Closing||Friday 31st March (last day of school)|
|Re-opening||Monday 17th April|
|Bank Holiday||Monday 1st May|
|Bank Holiday||Monday 5th June|
|Summer Holidays Closing||Wednesday 21st June|
Parents will be informed as soon as possible if there are any additional closures or changes to this calendar.