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June Newsletter 2022


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.

Fun Evening

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.

Sports Day

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 Room

Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st Class, ½ of 2nd Class *–

Ms. McCarney/Mrs. Boyle & Pam Mullan (SNA)

Middle Room

½ of 2nd Class *, 3rd Class, 4th Class –

Ms. Brown

[* 2nd Class will be split, parents will be informed which room their child is in]

Senior Room

5th and 6th Class –

Mrs. Pepper

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.





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.