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 Newsletter 2023
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
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
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
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
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"
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 ...continue reading "June Newsletter 2022"
May 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
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
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
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 Newslwtter 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"
December Newsletter 2021
December Newsletter 2021 Covid-19 Update All parents have been sent the most recent updated information from the Department of Education in relation to Antigen testing of asymptomatic children in Primary Schools where a confirmed case of Covid-19 is identified. If your child has a positive Covid-19 PCR test result you should inform the Principal ...continue reading "December Newsletter 2021"
November Newsletter 2021
November 2021 Newsletter We hope everyone had a great midterm break and children enjoyed their week off school. Please be mindful of Covid symptoms over the coming days especially if your children have been mixing with other children during the break. If your child is displaying any Covid symptoms including cough, runny noses etc., please ...continue reading "November Newsletter 2021"
September 2021 Newsletter
September Newsletter 2021 Welcome back to school for another academic year and a special warm welcome goes to Katie, Ivy, Kevin, Charlotte, Theodore and Tongai who are starting school for the very first time. It is great to see pupils returning to their classrooms and while there are many Covid restrictions still in place ...continue reading "September 2021 Newsletter"
Summer Term Newsletter 2021
Summer Term Newsletter 2021 Litter Picking with Ballybay Tidy Towns Congratulations and a huge well done to the boys and girls in Ms. Brown’s room who spent a morning litter picking recently. Olivia Duffy from Ballybay Tidy Towns Committee was delighted to meet with the children and provided high vis ...continue reading "Summer Term Newsletter 2021"
Spring Newsletter 2021
Spring Newsletter 2021 “She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head And whispered to her neighbour Winter is dead.” (From Daffodowndilly by A. A. Milne) Spring has suddenly crept up on us and it is hard to believe we are at the end of the second term in school already. We feel ...continue reading "Spring Newsletter 2021"
December Newsletter 2020
December Newsletter 2020 Cash for Clobber Many thanks to all who contributed to the Cash for Clobber clothes collection. Over a tonne of clothes were received which results in approximately €400 for the school. It was great to see past parents and people from the local community contributing also. School Photographs You should receive your ...continue reading "December Newsletter 2020"
November 2020 Newsletter
November 2020 Newsletter Welcome back to school after your mid-term break and we are pleased to be reopening once more. With level 5 restrictions in place until December 1st, please remind your children of the importance of hand washing and social distancing – children will continue to practise both in school while remaining in ...continue reading "November 2020 Newsletter"