September 2016 Newsletter

Scoil Choluim Ballyheerin NS

School Newsletter 

September 2016

Welcome back !

As we begin our new school year we’d like to welcome all of the children, teachers and staff back to school. We would especially like to welcome our new Junior Infants! We hope you all had a fantastic Summer holiday and we look forward to a great year ahead!

Ballyheerin NS is still open for Enrolment throughout the school year. We would be delighted to welcome any new children aged 4- 12 to our school. Call 074 91 59526.

Class Teachers:

Junior Class: Múinteoir Gráinne Corry

Senior Class: Múinteoir Aoife McElwaine

Learning Support: Múinteoir Máire McClafferty

School Books: The school has purchased all of your child’s school books, including copybooks. Cost per child: Junior €50 Senior €55. Due before the end of September.

School Holidays:

Term 1:  Halloween 28th Oct-7th Nov ; Christmas 22rd Dec – 9th Jan

Term 2: Midterm 23rd & 24th Feb ; Easter 7th – 24th April

Term 3: Bank Holidays 1st May & 5th June ; Summer Closing 27th June

School Times:

School begins each morning at 9:20am. Doors will be locked at 9:30am.

School finishes for Infants at 2pm and for all other children at 3pm.

Children should be collected from the side gate at the Church carpark.

Junior Infants will finish at 12pm each day from 1st Sept – 9th Sept.

Healthy lunch:

We have a healthy food policy in Ballyheerin NS. Children who eat well have a much more productive and happy day in school. A copy of our food policy is available in the office.

Uniform: We have a Uniform Box in the office where you can leave/take second-hand uniforms at any time.

Thank you:A special thanks to Damien O’Doherty , our caretaker, who looked after the school during the Summer and who has it looking so tidy, clean and fresh, both outside and inside! We really appreciate it Damien! Go raibh maith agat!

We look forward to a great year ahead!

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Aoife McElwaine, Principal Ballyheerin