NEWSLETTER 14/03/16

1916 – 2016:
Schools all over Ireland will hold flag raising ceremonies tomorrow (Tuesday).  We will hold our ceremony at 12 noon and the wider school community is invited to attend.

1st PENANCE:
Congratulations to the children from 2nd class who received their first penance last Tuesday night.  We were very proud of them and thanks to Ms. Farrell and Mrs. Hurley for all their work in preparing the children for the sacrament.  Thanks also to Mrs. Browne, Margaret Brennan and the children from the choir who turned out in great numbers to support 2nd Class.

Refreshments were provided after the ceremony by our Parents Association and we are very grateful to the people who gave their time to make the occasion special for the children and their families.

SKIPPING:
The workshop held on Thursday was a great success.  It is wonderful  to see so many children skipping at play time.

St. ABBAN’S QUIZ:
Great news!  The team of Lorcan Page (6th), Conor Loughman (6th),Jesse McEvoy (5th) and Cian Dunne (5th) won the Fr. Kennedy Cup at the final held in Killeen last Thursday night.  The winning score of 68 out of 70 questions was the highest team score in a final since the competition began in 1971.  Well done lads!

Photographs of the various activities are on our website www.ballylinannationalschool.com

EASTER HOLIDAYS:
The school will close on Wednesday 16th at 12.30 (infants from 12.20) and will re-open on Monday April 4th at 9.15am.

 

FAI Schools Soccer Competition 2016

Well done  to the girls from 5th & 6th class who reached the finals of the FAI Schools Soccer Competition.

Girls Soccer Team 2016

Jessica Dalton, Emma Hickey, Alison Walsh, Abbie Keatley Kindregan, Jane Bride, Julia Kwiatkowska and Lauren Amond.