November 2023 Newsletter For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Credit Union Poster Competition Congratulations to Charlotte McAdam (1st Class), ...continue reading "December Newsletter 2023"
November 2023 Newsletter Welcome back to school for what will be a busy few weeks in the lead up to Christmas. We hope everyone had an enjoyable midterm break and got a chance to rest and recharge the batteries. Parents’ Association The following parents have been elected to the Parents’ Association committee for 2023-2024. ...continue reading "November Newsletter 2023"
October Newsletter 2023 Photographer The School Photographer was in school yesterday and took photos of the children. Junior Infants and 6th Class groups as well as a school photo were also taken. You will receive proofs of the photographs with details of how to order and pay next week. There is no compulsion on anyone ...continue reading "October Newsletter 2023"
September Newsletter 2023 Welcome Welcome back to a new school year at Ballybay Central and we extend a very warm welcome to Moriah, Lauren, Sam, Harper, Chloe, Mark, Daniel, Louise, Katie and Bethany who have joined our school this September. We hope you will be very happy with us. We also welcome Niamh Donaghy ...continue reading "September Newsletter 2023"
May Newsletter 2023 Swimming Lessons Swimming lessons for all pupils continue this month. The last swimming date is Thursday 25th May. If a parent is at the pool to dry and dress a younger pupil, siblings may also go home from the pool. Please ensure you let your child’s class teacher know if they are ...continue reading "May Newsletter 2023"
April Newsletter 2023 Welcome back to the last term of this academic year – it’s hard to believe there are less than 10 weeks left and we hope those weeks will be filled with plenty of fun, sun and happy days at school. As we move into the 3rd term we are conscious that ...continue reading "April Newsletter 2023"
World Book Day World Book Day is being celebrated on Thursday 2nd March. We are looking forward to a great day at school which will begin with a Fashion Show! Pupils (and staff) are encouraged to come to school dressed as a character from a book. Pupils should wear their outfits to school on Thursday ...continue reading "March Newsletter"
Open Afternoon An Open Afternoon takes place on Wednesday next 15th February. Parents and children are welcome to visit the school between 1.30 and 3.00pm. Application forms and Parents’ Booklets will be available on the afternoon for those wishing to enrol for September 2023. The closing date for receipt of application is Tuesday 21st February. ...continue reading "February Newsletter"
January 2023 Newsletter Happy New Year to everyone. We hope you had a great Christmas and enjoyed some ‘down time’ – a break from school routine and a chance to recharge the batteries. This term at school continues until Friday 31st March and includes the following closures: Monday 6th February (Bank Holiday) Thursday ...continue reading "January Newsletter 2023"
December Newsletter 2022 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Thanks Many thanks to all who donated clothes to the recent Cash for Clobber ...continue reading "December Newsletter 2022"
November Newsletter 2022 We hope everyone had an enjoyable midterm break. Although there are just over 6 weeks in this half term there is a lot to fit in between now and Christmas! We wish to extend a very warm welcome to Maksym (Junior Infants), Stefan and Dzamil (1st class), Ivan (2nd class) and Suleiman ...continue reading "November Newsletter 2022"
October Newsletter 2022 New Heating System The work on our new heating and plumbing systems is hopefully nearing an end. We should be able to turn on the heat this week. As the weather turns cooler and wetter children should bring coats to school as they will need them when outdoors at break and lunch-time. ...continue reading "October Newsletter 2022"
September Newsletter 2022 Welcome to the first newsletter of this academic year, and the warmest of welcome to our new Junior Infants – Blake, Eliana, Grace, Immanuel, Jamilia, John, Joshua and Shiloh. We also extend a warm welcome to Amy, Grace, Holly, Isaac and Isabella and who have joined various classes throughout the school. It ...continue reading "September 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 ...continue reading "June Newsletter 2022"
May Newsletter 2022 Swimming Lessons/Soccer All children have started their 5 week block of lessons at Monaghan Leisure Centre. All outstanding money must be paid by Friday 20th May. Brian Parker will continue with soccer on the next 2 Tuesdays so all pupils are to wear runners with their uniforms on those Tuesdays. Get Out ...continue reading "May Newsletter 2022"
April Newsletter 2022 Parents’ Association Many thanks to those who contributed to the Parents’ Association recent collection in lieu of a fund raising event. As a result of your donations the Parents’ Association will be in a position to contribute to the cost of buses for this year’s swimming lessons and school tours. There ...continue reading "April Newsletter 2022"
March Newsletter 2022 World Book Day Thursday 3rd March is World Book Day and we are looking forward to a day filled with book activities which include dressing up as book characters, quizzes, reading, arts & crafts and much more. There will be a prize for the most creative costume in each classroom ...continue reading "March Newsletter 2022"
February Newsletter 2022 Welcome 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 ...continue reading "February Newsletter 2022"
January 2022 Newsletter Happy New Year to all and welcome back to a new school term. I trust you had a lovely Christmas. The re-opening of school this term doesn’t come without concerns surrounding the very high number of Covid cases presently reported. Many symptoms of the Omicron strain of Covid are very similar ...continue reading "January Newslwtter 2022"